Welsch of Winfield Wins Best of Show and Sweepstakes Honors

DES MOINES, IA (08/14/2019) (readMedia)-- Merry Welsch of Winfield won Best of Show and the Sweepstakes award in the Sewn and Other Items for the Home division of the Fabric and Threads contest that was judged prior to the start of the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Additional results below:



1) Merry Welsch, Winfield

2) Lea DeLong, Des Moines

3) Sandi Guely, Urbandale

4) Carol Cord Patrick, Ames

Honorable Mention) Linda Anderson, Urbandale


1) Doris Russell, Cedar Rapids

2) Laura Delong, Des Moines

3) Tamara Watts-McPhail, Ankeny

4) Diane Rauh, Des Moines


1) Diane Lehman, Badger

2) Marcia Trevillyan, West Des Moines

3) Micky Thynne, Davenport

4) Nancy DeLay, Indianola

Honorable Mention) Doris Russell, Cedar Rapids

Honorable Mention) Mary Dustin, Albia

Tote or Utility Bag

1) Merry Welsch, Winfield

2) Cheryl Ashwill, Des Moines

3) Karen Young, Bloomfield

4) Kathy Betterton, Indianola

Table Accessories

1) Marcia Wing, Runnells

3) Martha Henrichs, Des Moines

4) Tamara Watts-McPhail, Ankeny

Holiday Decoration / Christmas Stocking / Ornament

1) Marcia Wing, Runnells

2) Deb Berns, Cedar Rapids

3) Heather Boustead, Urbandale

4) Peggy Bruns, Nevada

Nursery Item

1) Aliona Yermalayeva, Bettendorf

2) Rita Riskedahl, Marshalltown

4) Doris Russell, Cedar Rapids

Toothbrush Rug

Honorable Mention) Kara Smith, West Des Moines

Home Accessory

1) Constance Toresdahl, Ames

2) Anna Zeller, Bode

3) Marylou Nelson, Ames


1) Micky Thynne, Davenport

2) Joan Kerns, Edgewood

3) Louise Whitlow, Johnston

4) Kathy Betterton, Indianola


1) Merry Welsch, Winfield

Best of Show

1) Merry Welsch, Winfield


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites: August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.