Ada has been honored by the State of Utah as Folk Artist of the Year and is is skilled in the nearly every artistic medium, and is not afraid to try something new.
Even now, at age 84, she is still experimenting, recently having made her own sagebrush dye, to make a tie-dyed shirt.
She, and her good husband Truman, took large traveling exhibits of her work to many cultural events, including Festival of the American West and Utah Folk Festival.
Primarily recognized as a master paper cutter artist, she is also a proficient quilter, tatter, and painter. The Grayson Country Quilters presented her with a quilt they recently crafted, entitled Ada’s Flower Garden.
This year’s sampler quilt was won by Dick Guymon.
Dorinne Eberhard is the first place winner in the large quilt division for her Bird Mystery Quilt. Each block was of a different design and technique.
First place in small quilts is “Heart Song”, a Bargello table runner done in red, black and white, by Deb Bayles.
Connor Montella is first in the youth division for “Twister” done in bright colors set against a black background.
Other winners include Jeri Montella second place in Large Quilts, Deb Bayles, third place for her Stained Glass quilt.
Second place in small quilts is Grandma’s Party made by Jonnie Imel; while third place is Superhero by Morgan Glover.
Gift certificates were from Redds True Value.
One of the surprises of the quilt show was a quilt treasure hunt orchestrated by Jonnie Imel.
Imel made a beautiful twister quilt for newleyweds Suzi Bayles and Chad Nelson. They traversed most of the quilt show before they found it.