BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park has announced the winners of the 18th annual “A Stitch in Time” quilt show. The museum displayed over 150 quilts this year on three floors from April 1 to May 31, celebrating a longstanding tradition of artistic creation with a functional purpose in the mountains.
The winners, as selected by ballots submitted by park visitors, are: First place — Wanda Woodard, of Jonesville, Va., with Butterfly Cross Stitch; second place — Pat Sanders, of Coeburn, Va., with Handkerchief Butterfly (quilted by Pat Sanders and Emma Hawkins); third place — Nancy Porter-Wheeler, of North Chesterfield, Va., with Pink Dream (quilted by two unknown women from Kentucky); Honorable mentions — Alan Byrd, of Kingsport, Tenn., with Chicken Quilt (quilted by Marion Byrd) and Hannah Elizabeth Dalton, of Galax, Va., with String Block (quilted by Flo Galloway).
The staff of the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park appreciates everyone who submitted quilts for this year’s show. Without the participation from regional artisans, “A Stitch in Time” would not be possible.