Linda Huff of Jefferson and the Greene County 4-H Foundation were winners when quilters and quilt lovers teamed up at the Greene County Fair.
Huff won the Christmas-themed quilt and a pair of throw pillowsÂ constructed of quilt blocks entered in the 2015 People’s Choice quilt block contest. Suzanne Sievers of the Stitch donated the material and labor to complete the quilt. Raffling it at the fair netted $465.
There were 28 quilt blocks in shades of blue and cream entered in the 2016 People’s Choice contest. Ten thousand votes were cast in the contest; at 1-cent a vote, the contest brought in $100.
Tori Riley of Jefferson won the contest with a miniature log cabin block that includes just a bit of Christmas. Riley cheerfully admits to “buying” the election and challenges quilters to “buy” next year’s People’s Choice contest.
Proceeds from the raffle and the People’s Choice contest were given to the Greene County 4-H Foundation to assist 4-H members in attending out-of-county 4-H events.
All the 4-H clubs in the county were invited to have a representative block in the contest. Hannah Curtis was the only 4-H member to enter a block on behalf of her club, the Hardin Happy Hustlers. A quilt Hannah entered as a 4-H project was selected for the Iowa State Fair.