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The queen of quilts: Tiburon resident’s 11 ribbons among dozens won by locals at Marin County Fair

Longtime Tiburon resident Nancy Sumner is seen at home with a selection of her award-winning quilts. Sumner won six first-place ribbons at the Marin County Fair, with three of her works earning recognition from the Mount Tam Quilt Guild. (Elliot Karlan photo / For The Ark)

Tiburon resident Nancy Sumner took home 11 ribbons — including six first-place honors — for her quilts at this year’s Marin County Fair.

Each piece Sumner submitted earned recognition, as she also racked up three second-place ribbons and two third-place honors across three divisions: Tangle Art, Quilts and Art & Miniature Quilts. Three of her entries received recognition from the Mount Tam Quilt Guild, which promotes quilt-making in Marin County.

Sumner was one of about three-dozen locals who were awarded prizes in the competitive exhibits of the annual fair, held June 30-July 4 at the Marin fairgrounds in San Rafael.

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