Local quilters take part in challenge

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Five Corners — Members of the nonprofit Clark County Quilters were put to the test when they competed in the Quilter’s Challenge at the club’s general meeting on Feb. 11. The challenge was to make a quilt 6 inches wide by 60 inches long. Other club members would then vote on their favorites. Sixty-eight quilts were submitted to the challenge. In the end, three quilters were awarded prizes for their creations. Janice Harding Harris won the first-place blue ribbon, along with a check for $60. Second place and $40 went to Helen Sherburne, and Nancy Tubbs earned a third-place finish and $20. Established in 1974 and with close to 500 members, Clark County Quilters is involved in piecing, quilting and binding quilts for charity. The group also has an outreach program that teaches underprivileged children to quilt. Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month September through June at the Vancouver Church of Christ. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Nonmembers are asked to pay $5 per meeting to help cover speaker fees.