TOP SEAMSTRESSES COMPETE IN STATE SEWING CONTEST
"MONTGOMERY, Ala." Some of the state's finest seamstresses were in Huntsville Aug. 2, competing in the Alabama Farmers Federation's Cotton Sewing Contest and Quilting Contest. The event was coordinated by the Federation's Women's Division and included contestants from throughout the state who previously won contests in their home county.
In the Heirloom Division, Betty Godsey of Winston County won first place and $150. Second place went to Pat Drake of St. Clair County who won $100, and third place went to Heidi Knapp of Escambia County who took home $75.
Joyce Josey of Talladega County won first place and $150 in the Children's Division, while Sandra Barber of St. Clair County won second place and $100. Joyce Martin of Winston County took third and $75.
Holly Gilbert of Limestone County won the Teen Division. She received $150 for first place. Danielle Peebles of Lauderdale County won second place and $100, while Kate Sansom of Houston County won third place and $75.
Maliea Box of St. Clair County won first place and $150 in the Adult Division. Martha Jordan of Monroe County won second place and $100, and Sissie Dougherty of Russell County took third and $75.
In the second annual Quilting Contest, Blanche Lee Mitchell of Blount County won first place and $150. Marilyn Lumsden of Cherokee County won second place and $150, while Louise Smalley of Marshall County won third place and $75. All quilts in the contest were required to be handmade and must have been completed within the past year.