2016 DIY Blue Ribbon Winners

Despite the many changes the LA County Fair has seen over the years, some traditions remain tried and true, like our community domestic arts competitions.

Every year we receive hundreds of submissions in the categories of ceramics, interior design, quilting, embroidery, scrapbooking, embroidery, photography and a number of other skills.

All these wonderful entries are on display in our DIY Design Studio, underneath the Grandstand. Thank you to everyone who participated this year — this is truly a community effort and we enjoy seeing your entries every year.

A few of you have been asking to see the names of all the Blue Ribbon (1st Place) winners, and we thought, what better place to do this than on our Fair blog! So without further ado, your 2016 DIY Design Competition Winners:

Art

Ceramics
April Zermeno
Claudia Cook
Douglas de Wet
Dr. Robert Krause
Joan Simonelli
John Schuessler
Judith Gale
Louise Trevino
Lupe Lutz
Nadya Selix
Takuji Yamamoto

Decorative Painting
Anne Heyne (senior)
Ashley Hurst/Robb (novice)
Ashlee Wyatt
Carole Young (senior)
Debra Doyle (senior)
Donald Martin Jr. (novice)
Elizabeth Butterfield (novice)
Emma Green (senior)
Ginger Platt (novice)
John Kume (senior)
Marjorie Martinez (senior)
Marzetta Alexander (novice)
Ray Fry (senior)
Savannah Ramirez (senior)
Sharon Bray (senior)
Taylor Kowalczyk (novice/senior)
Terri Mullin (senior)
Tina Armijo (novice)
Tom Oliver (senior)

Dolls
Emily Do
Jacque Rabieaux

Hand Painted China
Donna Wigert
Ji Shim
Karen Taylor
Mary Wallace

Mosaics
Daniel Kelley
Ginger Platt
Jeanne Varney
Patricia Burns

Polymer Clay
Brittany Olivieri
Ginger Platt

Stained Glass
Mark Nelson
Patricia Burns
Peter Williams
Sandra Guizado
Sharon Grossman

Textiles
Joyce Robinson

Wood
Debbie Mead
Earl Scott
Francisco Rodriguez
Jim Umbarger

Crafts

Christmas Tree Decorating
Ashley Hurst/Robb
Marjorie Brown

Other Crafts
Alice Aguilar
Amber Espy
Ash Martin
Ashley Hurst/Robb
Christa Waydo
Debra Doyle
Diane Munsten
Donna Lee-Watson
Ginger Platt
Jerry Damon
Kathi Edstrom
Leona Axe
Leslie Olson
Lugene Haynes
Lynne Wolfson
Marjorie Martinez
Pranee Bettencourt
Richard Barrientos
Tracy Ramirez
Vern Clayton

Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Ashley Hurst/Robb
Ginger Platt

Rubber Stamping
Bronwyn Velazquez
Gayle Ness
Josie Garcia
Nikki Turnour
Suzanne Cook

Scrapbooking
Bronwyn Velazquez
Donna-Lee Watson
Kelene Nix
Lakesha Robinson
Linda Pulido
Suzanne Cook

Fashion

Clothing
Debra Barrell
Lori Oseguera
Rita Blue-Storck 

Costumer Guild West Authentic Costume
Darrell McIntyre
Lori Oseguera

Crocheted Clothing
Carole Hamburger
Cecilia Gomez
Colette Vahle
Esther Rodriguez
Jacque Rabideaux
Kathy Kloman
Margie Ramirez
Maria Luisa Romero
Mollie Avila
Natalie Welts
Patricia Staley
Tamara Dixon

Embellished Clothing & Accessories
Cyrene Massouris

Felting
Linda Firenze
Michele Ruley
Nan O’Donnell
Tawney Osejo

Hand Knitted Clothing
Debbie Mead
Ella Taylor
Ginny Mateen
Karen Frazer
Lori Wat
Madison St. John
Mary Beth Kelso
Nelda Ferrell
Susie Umbarger
Tamara Dixon
Vicki Miller
Virginia Van Osdel

Handmade Purses
Joyce Robinson
Kim Garlow

Pet Attire
Joanne Oliva

Wearable Art
Patty D’Amore

Wedding Attire and Accessories
Debra Barrell
Lori Oseguera

Jewelry

Beadwork
Diane Musten
Ginger Platt
Joyce Robinson
Linda Treadway-Dillmon
Maria Escobar
Nikki Mueller
Sharron Neyer

Gourd Art
Debra Doyle
Olive Moore

Jewelry (General)
John Kumpe
Joyce Robinson
Lynne Christianson
Vicky Jenkins

Photography

Photography
Alice Michele Dwinell
Ann Daush
Casandra Estrada
Frank D’Amore
Genessi Torres
Gilbert Piron
Isamura Cuellar
James Dyer
Janet Thomasser
Jillian Matzner
John Yeski
Jonathan Choi
Michelle McCartney
Paul Gutierrez
Ron Penrose
Savannah Ramirez
Shirley DeBraal
Shirley Goodwin
Stevie Stevonovich
Tammy Reynolds Wilson
Tracy Ramirez
Ty Foster
Virginia Violette
Welma Fu

Quilting 

Free Form Knitting or Crocheting
April Sweet
Carole Hamburger
Christine Gonzalez
Susie Umbarger

Free Motion Machine Embroidery
Judy Phillips
Virginia Rodriguez

Group Quilts
Carolyn Bradley
Joyce Robinson
Leslie Burghardt
Susan Buck 

Hand Quilting
Chika Yamamoto
Deborah Hamilton
Geraldine Mohr
Juanita Byerly
Sharon Jergens
Wendy Duncan

Long Arm Quilting
Gloria Flores
Janine Miller
Maria Rodriguez
Pat Johnson
Susan Vite
Wendy Costello

Machine Quilting
Barbara Hennessy
Barbara Wells-Roberts
Chika Yamamoto
Diane Wilkins
Dorene Wilkins
Jan Huber
Judy Phillips
Melinda Stenger
Melody Lutz
Patti McCormick
Victoria Peyton 

Quilted Articles
Adelina Portillo
Gigi Volkoff
Jackie Bauder
Melody Lutz
Susan Buck

Quilt Block Challenge
Donna Owens
Jackie Bauder
Michelle Case

Quilts & Quilted Items
Diane Nielson
Dorene Mittwer
Elizabeth Muir
Joyce Robinson
Juanita Byerly
Yolanda Barrozo

Sewing

Brazilian Embroidery
Beatrice Garcia
Dorothy Rucker

Crocheted Afghans and Articles
Catherine Anders
Cecelia Furukawa
Colette Vahle
Esther Rodriguez
Irene Clark
Kathy Kloman
Linda Treadway-Dillmon
Mary Gray
Patty Vredenburg
Pauline Martinez
Shirley Garcia
Sue Coggins
Susan Holdren
Tamara Dixon
Victoria Peyton

Counted Cross Stitch
Anne Vogel
James Birdwell
Jennifer Newkirk
Kandace Nunn
Katherine Braker
Marlane Kroner
Nancy Godfrey
Patrick Barnes
Pauline Yawitz
Teri Wilkinson
Tony Mendoza
Valerie Reece

Free Form Knitting or Crocheting
April Sweet
Carole Hamburger
Christine Gonzalez

Hand Embroidery
Audrey Morris
James Birdwell
Lillian Hu
Marlane Kromer
Mona Sumioka

Hand Knitted Afghans and Articles
Debbie Jensen
Esther Fairris
Ginny Mateen
Hatsumi Nomura
Pauline Yawitz
Susie Umbarger

Hand Spinning
Annie To
Debbie Mead
Nan O’Donnell

Hand Spun Finished Article
Ginny Mateen

Hooked
Darlene Kincaid
Doris Thompson
Sarah Maloof

Lace
Colette Vahle
Lilli Witczak
Mollie Avila
P. Melanie Vliet
Stephanie Kleinerman
Valerie Reece

Needlepoint & Petit Point
Betty Ortiz
Christina Kelleher
Dolores Osborne
Joyce Cohen
Kim Griffin
Margo Schenstrom
Marlane Kroner
Pauline Yawitz
Susan Fitzsimons
Terry Traver
Virginia Van Osdel

Toys

Toys
Brenda Hines
Caroline Gonzales
Katherine Dodd

Other

Help A Child Smile
Donnice Brown
Krystina Kyle

Punched
Jane Artinian

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