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Iron Quilter Competition

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Amy Reitzel, of Ottawa Lake, left, and Debbie Linenkugel , of Toledo, compete in the Iron Quilter competition. They are members of "Gathering of Quilters," one of the guilds which sponsors awards of the Kaleidoscope of Quilts XV Quilt Show

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Edie-Dyke-and-Cheryl-Darr

Edie Dyke, of Toledo, and her partner Cheryl Darr, of Fremont, compete in the Iron quilter. They are members of the Cellar Sewers.

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Debbie Linenkugel, left, and partner Amy Reitzel map out their quilt on the floor.

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From left, Candy Rudd, left, of Ottawa Lake, Mich.; Eleanor Grabarczyk, of Toledo; Joann Kajfasz, of Elmore; and Wanda Dyer, of Toledo, cheer on the quilters from their guild, the Gathering of Quilters.

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Cellar-Sewers-patriotic-quilt

Cellar Sewers quilters Cheryl Darr, left, and Edie Dyke, right, stitch together their patriotic-themed quilt.

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Darr-and-Dyke-binding-work

Cheryl Darr, left, supervises partner Edie Dyke as she works on the binding of their quilt.

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In the Iron Quilter competition, three teams of two quilters were given just 75 minutes to create a quilt after receiving 'a bag of mystery fabric.'

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Cindy-Huffman-and-Mary-Lee-Grabowski

Cindy Huffman, of Weston, left, and Mary Lee Grabowski, of Bowling Green, are the first team to complete their quilt within the time limit.

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Iron Quilter judges Wayne Wassum, of Sylvania, left, and Bob Burnett, of Sylvnia Township, view and critique each of the finished quilts.

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Judges Bob Burnett, left, and Wayne Wassum, confer after evaluating the quilts.

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Huffman-and-Grabowski-winners

Iron Quilter emcee Sheila Painter, of Sylvania, right announces Cindy Huffman, of Weston, holding the quilt at left, and her partner Mary Lee Grabowski, of Bowling Green as winners of the competition. Huffman and Grabowski are members of the Black Swamp Quilt Guild.

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Iron Quilter participants are, from left, Edie Dyke, of Toledo, and Cheryl Darr, of Fremont, members of the Cellar Sewers, who took third place; Cindy Huffman, of Weston, and Mary Lee Grabowski, of Bowling Green, members of Black Swamp Quilt Guild, who took first; and Amy Reitzel, of Ottawa Lake, Mich., and Debbie Linenkugel, of Toledo, members of a Gathering of Quilters, who took second.

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Christine-Gorden-and-Alona-Von-Gunten

Christine Gorden, of Livonia, Mich., left, and Alona Von Gunten, of Toledo, look at 'My Fractured Waterfall (AKA the Fish),' a quilt made by Kathryn Gostola, of Chardon, Ohio, and quilted by Eva Birch.

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Art-Quilts

'Art Quilts' hang on display at the Kaleidoscope of Quilts XV Quilt Show, presented by the Glass City Quilt Commission at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes College.

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More-art-quilts

More art quilts are displayed at the Kaleidoscope of Quilts show.

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Beth-s-Fantasy-by-Kathy-Hubert

Kathy Hubert, of Toledo, is the quilt maker, and Rhonda Kistneris the quilter, of 'Beth's Fantasy.' The quilt uses the '2, 2 Cute' pattern.

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Sharon-s-garden

Kathy Hubert and Rohnda Kistner use the '2, 2 Cute' pattern to create 'Sharon's Garden.'

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Feather-Fantasy

'Feather Fantasy' was made and sewn by Jean Overmeyer, of Perrysburg.

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Sara-s-Garden

'Sara's Garden,' by Maggie Yates, of Wauseon, will be donated to the therapy center in Wauseon.

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