Molly Hamilton-McNally, of Tehachapi, recently won a third place in the 2017 Quilt Expo in Madison, Wis., for her quilt "Reborn."

Courtesy of Amandalynn Jones

A quilt created by Molly Hamilton-McNally, of Tehachapi, won a top award in the quilt contest at the 2017 Quilt Expo in Madison, Wis.

Hamilton-McNally’s quilt, Reborn, won third place, with a prize of $200, in Category 7 (Wall Quilts, Machine Quilted - Appliquéd).

According to the news release, a record-breaking number of quilt lovers — nearly 21,000— attended the 13th annual Quilt Expo, which took place in September.

In addition to Best of Show, awards were given for first-, second- and third-place quilts in each category, as well as honorable mention. One quilt was also named Viewers’ Choice by attendees.