Over 200 people visited the 40+ merchants who participated in the Quilt Show and Vendor Market on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Tess Hale and Okema Hale are shown with their paintings and crafts at the Quilt Show and Vendor Market.

The Rock Port Tourism Board  hosted the 4th Annual Quilt Show & Vendor Market on October 28. The event was held in the Rock Port High School south gymnasium.
Over 200 people attended the 1-day event. There were 43 vendor booths and 110 quilts on display. The public was encouraged to browse through all the beautiful quilts and then vote on them. Quilt appraiser Gloria Hall of  Palmyra, NE, was on hand at the event for those wishing to get quilt appraisals.  Guest speaker for this year was Pat Dunbar of Red Oak, IA.
The quilts entered in the contest were separated into  different categories: 100% Hand Made Quilt – Any size quilt that has been completely hand pieced and hand quilted by the same person;  100% Machine Made Quilt – Any size quilt that has been machine pieced and home machine or long arm quilted by the same person; Mix Quilt – Machine Pieced and Quilted  by different people;  Needle Work – Any size quilt that has hand work that includes but is not limited to – Embroidery, Tatting, Cross stitch and Applique;  Toppers and Runners – An entry that is smaller than a crib size that includes but is not limited to wall hanging, table runner, placemats and table toppers;  and Youth 17 and under – Any quilt related project entered by a youth.
The Quilt Show winners are as follows: 100% Hand Made Quilt: 1st  Irene Fisher – Auburn, NE, 2nd Ginny Vernon – Fairfax, MO, 3rd Paula Robbins – Brownville, NE; 100% Machine Made Quilt: 1st Bonnie Haith-Brock, NE, 2nd Bonnie Haith – Brock, NE, 3rd Karen Miller -Rock Port, MO; Mix Quilt – 1st Linda Hug – Auburn, NE, 2nd Linda Hug – Auburn, NE, 3rd Sandy Wilmes – Maryville, MO; Toppers & Runners – 1st Linda Hug – Auburn, NE, 2nd – Bonnie Haith – Brock, NE, 3rd Linda Hug – Auburn, NE; Needle Work – 1st Sharon Clark – Auburn, NE, 2nd Bonnie Haith – Brock,  NE, 3rd Kathy Ungles – Mound City, MO; Youth: 1st Ryanne Herron – Rock Port, MO, 2nd Brentyn Herron – Rock Port, MO, 3rd Cora Hirner –  Rock  Port, MO.  The Best of Show or Grand Prize winner was Irene Fisher, Auburn, NE.  The winner of the Viewers Choice or most votes was Susan Eddleman, Rock Port, MO.  The Enchilada Lady and Holy Smokes BBQ provided multiple food options. This was another successful event for the local area. We look forward to the annual event next year. Don’t forget to shop local and thank you for your support!