The Courthouse Steps Quilters 21st annual quilt show in Goldthwaite was a big success. Quilters from Hawley to Houston, Plainview to Plano, and from all areas in-between were in Goldthwaite this past Saturday for the quilt show.The show consisted of four categories: Antique, Theme, Contemporary and Wall Hanging. There were a total of 94 entries with Joy L. Smith of San Saba taking home honors in three categories. Joy’s entry, “Songbirds in my Garden” placed first in the Contemporary division. Also taking a first-place honor was her entry in the Wallhanging division, “Log Cabin Christmas Tree”. In the Theme category, Mozelle Boultinghouse of Cherokee took second place with her “Log Cabin Sampler”, while Joy placed third in this division with “The Twelve Months Sampler” entry. Joy also was the recipient of a door prize. Mozelle Boultinghouse of Cherokee was also the winner of a door prize from the vendor at the show: Serenity Quilts of Many Colors located in Brady. Their shop has been closed for several months while awaiting the completion of a new building located at 2018 South Bridge in Brady. Owner Joanne Heady stated the shop should be opening soon with open house scheduled for November 5th.We had several other San Saba entries, and while they did not place, their quilts were no less beautiful. We in the Courthouse Steps Quilters of Goldthwaite appreciate the entries from San Saba and hope to see more of their quilts in the future.The Courthouse Steps Quilters began quilting in 1992, and held their first show that same year in the courthouse. The show has grown over the years and the quilts just get better and better. Interest in quilting continues to grow while new products make the process easier for some, while others continue the age-old art of hand piecing and hand quilting. The Courthouse Steps Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Mills County Court House on the third floor where they continue the art of hand quilting. If you are interested in learning to make a quilt or learning to hand quilt, we will be happy to help you. To find out more about our quilt club or to see photos of winners from the show, visit our blog at: courthousestepsquilting.blogspot.com or call Kay Stewart at 325-372-4638.