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About the Prize Awards

Ribbons are awarded based on a standard of excellence. Each year, these special prizes are awarded:

Judges' Choice
This is awarded by our judge to her favorite entry.

Guild Choice
This award is voted by our Guild Members.

Popular Choice
This award is voted by the public who visited the show.

Legacy Award
This is awarded by our judge to an original design or adaptation that shows exceptional creativity. The award is given in memory of many of our former members who are no longer with us. This was first awarded in 2004 as the Joyce Merrill Award.

First Timer Award
This is awarded by our judge to the best piece submitted by a first time entrant to our show. This was first awarded in 2013 to encourage new stitchers to enter.

Best in Show
This is awarded by our judge to the piece which shows the best workmanship.

Triathlon Award
Stitchers who enter at least three of our categories are eligible for The Triathlon Award. The best score in each category is used, and the best three of these are averaged to determine the highest score. The stitcher with the highest average score receives this award. This was first awarded in 2003. In 2002, we had a Pentathlon Award based on entries in five categories.

41st Annual Show Winners - September 23-24, 2016

We had a total of 32 stitchers enter 128 pieces in 2016. Caren Scarbrough was our show chairman, and Jane Farber was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 21 First Place (5 Special First Place for Exceptional Work)
  • 30 Second Place
  • 22 Third Place
  • 13 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - The Owl and The Pussycat (Mixed Technique) stitched by Carol Meadows
  • Guild Choice - Floral Tile (Silk and Metal) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Popular Choice - "To Protect and To Serve" (Counted Cross Stitch) stitched by Gail E. Weller
  • Legacy Award - Small Sewing Casket (Mixed Technique) stitched by Beth Thompson
  • First Timer Award - The Owl and The Pussycat (Mixed Technique) stitched by Carol Meadows
  • Best in Show - Floral Tile (Silk and Metal) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Triathlon Winner - Susan Pellitieri

40th Annual Show Winners - September 18-19, 2015

We had a total of 30 stitchers enter 124 pieces in 2015. Caren Scarbrough was our show chairman, and Donna Halpin was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 26 First Place (4 Special First Place for Exceptional Work)
  • 40 Second Place
  • 16 Third Place
  • 13 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Pulled Thread Ornament (Open Work) stitched by Diane Myers
  • Guild Choice - Fractal #219 (Counted Cross Stitch) stitched by Kathy Falgout
  • Popular Choice - Fractal #219 (Counted Cross Stitch) stitched by Kathy Falgout
  • Joyce Merrill Award - George Washington (Counted Thread) stitched by Anita Quire
  • First Timer Award - Grandpa's House (Counted Cross Stitch) stitched by Rayanne Lesinski; Heart & Diamonds (Counted Thread) stitched by Deb Olinger
  • Best in Show - George Washington (Counted Thread) stitched by Anita Quire
  • Triathlon Winner - Diane Myers

39th Annual Show Winners - September 19-20, 2014

We had a total of 29 stitchers enter 104 pieces in 2014. Irene Leonard was our show chairman, and Ann Strite-Kurz was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 26 First Place (1 Special First Place for Exceptional Work)
  • 18 Second Place
  • 19 Third Place
  • 13 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Sophie's Choice (Beading) stitched by Susan Pellitieri
  • Guild Choice - Elizabeth I - A Portrait (Canvas) stitched by Wendy K. Moore
  • Popular Choice - Holly (Counted Cross Stitch) stitched by Gail E. Weller
  • Joyce Merrill Award - Flowers in the Ditch (Quilting/Smocking) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • First Timer Award - Elizabeth I - A Portrait (Canvas) stitched by Wendy K. Moore
  • Best in Show - My Garden (Quilting/Smocking) stitched by Beth Thompson
  • Triathlon Winner - Susan Pellitieri and Beth Thompson (tie)

38th Annual Show Winners - September 20-21, 2013

We had a total of 27 stitchers enter 94 pieces in 2013. Diane Myers was our show chairman, and Carol Lynn Stratton was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 16 First Place (3 Special First Place for Exceptional Work)
  • 15 Second Place
  • 16 Third Place
  • 13 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Golden Ginko Kimono (Counted Thread) stitched by Ann Toth
  • Guild Choice - Gracie (Counted Cross Stitch) stitched by Gail E. Weller
  • Popular Choice - Gracie (Counted Cross Stitch) stitched by Gail E. Weller
  • Joyce Merrill Award - October Snow (Embroidery) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • First Timer Award - English Garden Sampler (Counted Thread) stitched by Susan Schooner
  • Best in Show - Winter White Santa (Counted Cross Stitch) stitched by Susan Pellitieri
  • Triathlon Winner - Holly Hays Jones

37th Annual Show Winners - September 21-22, 2012

We had a total of 30 stitchers enter 111 pieces in 2012. Marianne Mussett was our show chairman, and Donna Halpin was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 12 First Place (1 Special First Place for Exceptional Work)
  • 15 Second Place
  • 17 Third Place
  • 19 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Dresdan Garden (Open Work) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Guild Choice - Oh My Stars (Canvas Work) stitched by Irene Leonard
  • Popular Choice - Noelle (Counted Cross Stitch) stitched by Pamela Lungulow
  • Joyce Merrill Award - Little Red Dress (Miscellaneous) stitched by Denise Waterfield
  • Best in Show - About a Tree (Open Work) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Triathlon Winner - Caren Scarbrough

36th Annual Show Winners - September 23-24, 2011

We had a total of 29 stitchers enter 124 pieces in 2011. Nancy Wright was our show chairman, and Pat Donaldson was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 19 First Place
  • 13 Second Place
  • 15 Third Place
  • 11 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Contemporary Forest (Embroidery) stitched by Diane Myers
  • Guild Choice - Contemporary Forest (Embroidery) stitched by Diane Myers
  • Popular Choice - Almost Spring (Multimedia) stitched by Peverley Hormann
  • Joyce Merrill Award - Butterfly Roads (Embroidery) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Best in Show - Almost Spring (Multimedia) stitched by Peverley Hormann
  • Triathlon Winner - Diane Myers

35th Annual Show Winners - September 17-18, 2010

We had a total of 34 stitchers enter 99 pieces in 2010. Nancy Wright was our show chairman, and Karen Wojahn was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 17 First Place
  • 18 Second Place
  • 9 Third Place
  • 13 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Japanese Flower Balls (Silk and/or Metal) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Guild Choice - Japanese Flower Balls (Silk and/or Metal) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Popular Choice - Japanese Flower Balls (Silk and/or Metal) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Joyce Merrill Award - Two Sided Landscape Picture (Embroidery) stitched by Kay Griffith
  • Best in Show - Dark Waters (Counted Cross Stitch) stitched by Julia Stange
  • Triathlon Winner - Caren Scarbrough

34th Annual Show Winners - September 23-24, 2009

We had a total of 45 stitchers enter 145 pieces in 2009. Sue Wiemer was our show chairman, and Sandy Rodgers was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 14 First Place (3 Special First Place for Exceptional Work)
  • 12 Second Place
  • 13 Third Place
  • 9 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Bird in Flight (Silk and/or Metal) stitched by Peverley Hormann
  • Guild Choice - The Four Seasons of Sewing Box (Embroidery) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Popular Choice - Wild Menagerie (Cross Stitch) stitched by Jeanette Todd
  • Joyce Merrill Award - Seasons I (Multimedia) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Best in Show - Bird in Flight (Silk and/or Metal) stitched by Peverley Hormann
  • Triathlon Winner - Caren Scarbrough

33rd Annual Show Winners - September 13-14, 2008

We had a total of 41 stitchers enter 120 pieces in 2008. Peverley Hormann was our show chairman, and Carol Lynn Stratton was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 28 First Place (3 Special First Place for Exceptional Work)
  • 18 Second Place
  • 19 Third Place
  • 7 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Two Days at Sleeping Bear Dunes 2 (Quilting/Smocking) stitched by Wendy Wilson
  • Guild Choice - Frederick the Fiddler (Multimedia) stitched by Kay Griffith
  • Popular Choice - Wild Menagerie (Cross Stitch) stitched by Elaine Laney
  • Joyce Merrill Award - Cancer Treatment What! (Multimedia) stitched by Bobbie Bettinger
  • Best in Show - Silver Pierrette (Cross Stitch) stitched by Pamela Lungulow
  • Triathlon Winner - A TIE! Caren Scarbrough & Beth Thompson

32nd Annual Show Winners - September 29-30, 2007

We had a total of 38 stitchers enter 114 pieces in 2007. Diane Myers was our show chairman, and Donna Halpin was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 22 First Place (5 Special First Place for Exceptional Work)
  • 20 Second Place
  • 11 Third Place
  • 12 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Field Mouse (Embroidery) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Guild Choice - Field Mouse (Embroidery) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Popular Choice - Eye of the Tiger (Cross Stitch) stitched by Elaine Laney
  • Joyce Merrill Award - Deerfield Sampler (Embroidery) stitched by Beth Thompson
  • Best in Show - Field Mouse (Embroidery) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Triathlon Winner - Caren Scarbrough

31st Annual Show Winners - September 23-24, 2006

We had a total of 39 stitchers enter 115 pieces in 2006. Annette Hill was our show chairman, and Gail Sirna was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 17 First Place (4 Special First Place for Exceptional Work)
  • 17 Second Place
  • 20 Third Place
  • 19 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Wild Woman Cuff (Beading) stitched by Janis Clark
  • Guild Choice - Butterfly with Ribands (Silk and/or Metal) stitched by Susan Pellitieri
  • Popular Choice - Desert Star (Canvas Work) stitched by Sue Hojnacki
  • Joyce Merrill Award - Mt. San Gorgonia (Beading) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Triathlon Winner - Beth Thompson

30th Annual Show Winners - September 24-25, 2005

We had a total of 45 stitchers enter 147 pieces in 2005. Barb Watson was our show chairman, and Carol Lynn Stratton was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 18 First Place
  • 20 Second Place
  • 12 Third Place
  • 12 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Patchwork Flowers (Canvas Work) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Guild Choice - Japanese Pansies (Silk and/or Metal) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Popular Choice - Japanese Pansies (Silk and/or Metal) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Joyce Merrill Award - Marriage - A Philosophy (Quilting/Smocking) stitched by Sharon Mareska
  • Triathlon Winner - Caren Scarbrough

29th Annual Show Winners - September 4-5, 2004

We had a total of 32 stitchers enter 112 pieces in 2004. Cathy Studer was our show chairman, and Sandy Rodgers was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 20 First Place
  • 12 Second Place
  • 8 Third Place
  • 12 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Golden Acorns (Canvas Work) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Guild Choice - Ohio September (Canvas Work) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Popular Choice - Mother and Child (Counted Cross Stitch) stitched by Thomas J. Burke
  • Joyce Merrill Award - Forest Floor (Multimedia) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Triathlon Winner - Caren Scarbrough

28th Annual Show Winners - July 19-20, 2003

We had a total of 23 stitchers enter 69 pieces in 2003. Caren Scarbrough was our show chairman, and Sandy Rodgers was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 14 First Place
  • 15 Second Place
  • 6 Third Place
  • 9 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Eastern Bluebird (Canvas Work) stitched by Jenny Bodensteiner
  • Judges' Choice - Buddy (Counted Cross Stitch) stitched by Lisa Zakolski
  • Guild Choice - The Garden (Open Work) stitched by Irene Leonard
  • Popular Choice - The Garden (Open Work) stitched by Irene Leonard
  • Triathlon Winner - Martha DeWald

27th Annual Show Winners - September 7-8, 2002

We had a total of 20 stitchers enter 85 pieces in 2002. Susan Pellitieri was our show chairman, and Sandy Rodgers was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 15 First Place
  • 15 Second Place
  • 9 Third Place
  • 6 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Success (Counted Thread) stitched by Anita Quire
  • Judges' Choice - Kimono (Silk and/or Metal) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Guild Choice - Kimono (Silk and/or Metal) stitched by Caren Scarbrough
  • Popular Choice - Success (Counted Thread) stitched by Anita Quire
  • Pentathlon Winner - Caren Scarbrough

26th Annual Show Summary - September 29-30, 2001

We did not have a judged show in 2001. Instead, we had an Exhibit. A total of 17 stitchers exhibited 89 pieces. Nancy Wright was our show chairman.

25th Annual Show Winners - September 23-24, 2000

We had a total of 38 stitchers enter 91 pieces in 2000. Kathy Huber was our show chairman, and Terry Brown was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 14 First Place
  • 13 Second Place
  • 9 Third Place
  • 5 Honorable Mention

24th Annual Show Winners - August 28-29, 1999

We had a total of 44 stitchers enter 110 pieces in 1999. Christine Hampshire was our show chairman, and Margaret Briscoe was our Judge. The following ribbons were awarded:

  • 22 First Place
  • 16 Second Place
  • 11 Third Place
  • 12 Honorable Mention
  • Judges' Choice - Crazy Quilts (Clothing/Embellishment) stitched by Virginia J. Papay

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