Special to the Bulletin

The quilt entry “Rose Sampler” by Joy Early of Bangs was selected Best of Show at the third annual Heart of Texas Quilt Show held April 28-29 at the Brownwood Coliseum.

Early’s quilt was selected as the best quilt from 125 entries. It is hand appliqued and quilted by Joy and is a beautiful array of pink and red roses on a cream background.

Other category results are as follows:

Category 100 - Pieced/Machine Quilted - Angela McCorkle, Priddy

Category 200 - Pieced/Hand Quilted - Naomi Smith, Richland Springs

Category 300 - Applique/Machine Quilted - Jonna Burkes, Brownwood

Category 400 - Applique/Hand Quilted - Joy Early, Brownwood

Category 500 - Combination/Machine Quilted - Linda Lancaster, May

Category 600 - Combination/Hand Quilted - Varnelle McBeth, Clyde

Category 700 - Group Quilts - Donna Swanger, Brownwood

Category 800 - Holiday Quilts - Bobbie McCullough, Early

Category 900 - Small Quilts - Louise Bumgardner, Victoria,

Category 1000 - Antique - Jeanie Ortegon, Brownwood

Category 1100 -Youth quilts - Kayla LeMond, Waxahachie,

The quilt raffle was won by Teresa Hanson of Stephenville.

The Miniature Quilt Silent Auction had a total of 22 quilts for auction with the proceeds to be donated to the Relay for Life. This event raised a total of $422.50.

The guild also had a Charity Change Jar set up to collect money for the Toys for Kids Program in December, and $19.59 was collected.

The Brownwood Quilter’s Guild thanked the many volunteers of the guild — and members’ husbands — and businesses who helped make this event possible, specifically, Dr. Donald E. Locke from Waxahachie for providing the special exhibit, “The Supper Quilt;” the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce; the Early Chamber of Commerce; Mills County State Bank; Elliott Electric Supply; and the Brownwood Bulletin for coverage of our show.

The guild also thanked vendors at the show: Alton’s Sewing Center, Barb’s Quilt Nook, Bluebonnet Merchantile, Burns Scissor Sharpening, Kristin’s Quilting Treasures, Piece Keepers, Quilts with A Heart, Stitchin’ Collections, A Sewing Basket, Sunset Bluff Creations, and Zo-Ray Creations.

Approximately 650 attended the day-and-a-half event. Next year’s show will be held over the last weekend in April.