Janis Parker’s entry, pictured above, won first place in the Embellished Apron Category. Parker fashioned this apron herself. She is a cat lover and cut out cat patterns and applied them to her natural colored apron.
Sue Arnold received an honorable mention for her apron entry.
Laurie Woodward, of Willow House, donated the first-place prizes.
Patty McClain entered her grandmother’s apron, pictured above, and won first place in the Antique Apron Category. McClain’s grandmother, known as Ma Burns, made this apron from a feed sack. She was a self-taught seamstress who made McClain’s mother’s school clothes. Ma Burns felt she was not completely dressed without her apron.
Anna Baskett won first place in the Homemade Apron Category. This apron was made by her Aunt Bussie, Martha E. Mefford. The white apron was embroidered by hand and is edged with hand-tatted lace. Many hours of work went into the creation.