The Annual Wings and Water Festival was held this weekend at various places around Seven Mile Island.   The St. Mary’s Quilt show had over 80 beautiful quilts entered for the Festival goers to view, enjoy, and vote on their favorites.    Ribbons were awarded to the most popular quilts in several categories.   These categories and winners are:

Quilter’s Choice Award is given to the Wetlands quilter chosen by the quilters themselves.

First Place:  Helen Acierno of Avalon for her Broken Star quilt.

Honorable Mention:  Maggie Crisman of Stone Harbor for her quilt  Key Deer For Ruth


Viewer’s Choice Award for a Large Quilt
First Place: Beth Hermans of Stone Harbor for her quilt Wildflowers.

Second Place: Helen Acierno of Avalon for her quilt Broken Star

Honorable Mention:  Helen Acierno of Avalon for her quilt Whig Rose

Viewer’s Choice Award for a Small Quilt  

First Place: Joyce Ewing of Cape May for her quilt Roscoe

Second Place: Colleen Fansler of Marmora for her quilt for Rabbits Prefer Chocolate

Honorable Mention:  Lois Jacobs of North Cape May for her quilt Sidelights

The Antique Quilt ribbon was awarded to Jean Ficca for the quilt she collected made in the pattern of Grandmother’s Flower Garden.   The pieces of this quilt were hexagons measuring about 1 and 1/4 inches.

The Wetland’s Quilters meet every Tuesday afternoon at the Wetlands Institute to make a quilt that is raffled in December at the Quilter’s Dinner.   In addition, the quilters create quilts that are auctioned off at the Wings ‘n Water Cocktail Party /Auction.  Proceeds go towards funding the year-round education programs offered by the Institute.   The quilters group was founded by Marion Glaspey over 20 years ago, and is presently led by Maggie Crisman.   This year’s quilt, “Wetland’s – Discovery and Inspirations” will mark the 30th quilt made for this purpose.