Warwick-area quilter named semifinalist in international competition

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:48

    Warwick-area quilter Louise LoPinto Hutchison has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2005 American Quilter's Society Quilt Show & Contest on April 20-23 in Paducah, Kentucky. She has been chosen to join 410 others in the annual competition, now in its 21st year. The quilt, "Applefest," measures 40 inches wide by 41 inches long, and represents hundreds of hours of quilting work. All semifinalist quilts will be displayed at the annual quilt exhibition, which brings more than 35,000 quilters, collectors, and vendors to Paducah each spring. One of the blocks in her "Applefest" quilt was used in the design for Warwick's Applefest in 2003. Hutchison lives in Warwick with her husband, Evan, and sons Ben, 16 and Will, 14, and is involved in many community activities. She is a member of the Warwick Valley Quilters' Guild, co-advisor of the Warwick High School crew team, a merit badge counselor for Boy Scout Troop 45, and former president of the Friends of the Library.