Local quilter receives awards

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RANGELEY — Dan Perkins, co-owner of Threads Galore Quilt Shop & Quilt Inn Rangeley Retreat Center, recently won awards for quilts he exhibited at both the Vermont Quilt Festival at the Champlain Valley Expo and Maine Quilts 2014 at the Augusta Civic Center.

“Spotlight on the Stars,” an award winner at Maine Quilts 2013 and Machine Quilters Expo 2014, was presented with multiple awards in Vermont — a purple ribbon for Exceptional Merit, Best Machine Quilting and The Founder’s Award, a prestigious award presented by VQF founder Richard Cleveland. The 89-inch square quilt was designed and pieced by Perkins and free-hand machine quilted by his wife, Carol, co-owner of Threads Galore.

“Lotsa Lemoynes” made its show debut in Augusta and was awarded a first-place ribbon by the judging team. The 85-inch square quilt was also designed by Perkins and free-hand machine quilted by his wife. Judge’s comments included “warm grey background allows vibrant stars to sparkle throughout” and “quilting well executed.”

Both “Spotlight on the Stars” and “Lotsa Lemoynes” are now on display in the showroom at Threads Galore Quilt Shop.

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