The Harlin Museum would like to announce the thirteen winners of their 2022 Fiber & Textile Arts Competition Show, which will be on display in the museum’s Hathcock Gallery through Sunday, February 20th.
The winner of the award for Best of Show goes to the entry titled Stack & Whack, a vibrant quilt of the pattern by the same name in various shades of blues and greens by May Schmitt of West Plains, MO.
In the Textile Arts category, which includes quilts, quilt collage, applique, etc. entries, 1st place has been awarded to Alma Pruett of Cabool, MO for her brightly-colored quilt featuring fabric hexagons in contrasting reds & blacks, titled Hexagon Stack & Whack. The 2nd place award goes to the Art Deco-inspired quilt that features central panels of the Parisian cabaret, Moulin Rouge, on the front and a back pieced with a fabric line commemorating the 1964 movie, “An American In Paris”, titled Ooo la la/Deco Days In Paris, entered by JoAnn Hereford of Ava, MO. This quilt will be raffled off in October 2022 to benefit the Ava Art Guild—raffle tickets are available at the Ava Art Gallery in Douglas County, MO.
And the 3rd place award in the Textile Arts category goes to Library Raffle Quilt, a handsome quilt with 25 central squares filled with different geometric shapes in shades of red, white, grey, & black created by Calico Cabin Quilt Sewciety of West Plains, MO. This category also incudes two Honorable Mention awards for Stained Glass, a quilt in rich purple, pink, blue, and green hues, and Red, White, & Black Hunter Star, a quilt in the pattern of the same name featuring eight-pointed stars in a black & white polka-dot fabric, both by Alma Pruett of Cabool, MO.
The Fiber Arts category this year includes entries of knitting, crochet, embroidery, wool felting, and macramé. The awards for 1st and 2nd places go to the crocheted afghans, The Greatest of These, and Richards War Room, both examples of mosaic crochet created by Michelle Kennedy of West Plains, MO. The 3rd place award goes to Macramé Bracelet entry by Cherry Taber of West Plains, MO, a lovely piece with rich browns and beige & rust-colored stones. The Fiber Arts category also includes one Honorable Mention award, which also goes to Cherry Taber of West Plains, MO for her playful knitted character doll holding her very own fuzzy friend, titled Miss Poppet & Her Teddy Bear.
And, in the final category, Mixed Media, which is comprised of entries that feature multiple forms of textile/fiber artistry, 1st place has been awarded to Elizabeth Rodriguez of West Plains, MO for her entry, Attitude, a framed quilted and appliqued piece featuring a vibrant fabric rooster. Bonnie Bainbridge of West Plains, MO took 2nd place for her quilted, appliqued, and embroidered winter wall hanging titled, Merry Merry Snowmen. The 3rd place Mixed Media award goes to May Schmitt of West Plains, MO for her entry, Sewing Tote Bag, a lovely yellow fabric tote bag created by the artist and embellished with appliques and embroidery in a sewing motif.
The winner of the final award of the show, the People’s Choice Award, will be decided when voting ends at 2 pm on Sunday, May 20th. Votes for this award can be cast by visiting the museum in person or checking out the Harlin Museum’s Facebook page (just look for our 2022 Fiber & Textile Arts Show photo album on our page and click “Like” on your favorite to vote).