Bottles of Hope Winners

bottles-hope.gifWe received the following letter from AMACO announcing the 2007 Amaco Bottles of Hope Challenge winners. The NPCG congratulates all the winners and finalists. NPCG members are designated with a *.

"We our proud to announce the winners of the AMACO /Bottles of Hope/ Designers Challenge CHA-Summer 2007:
  • Best Use of FIMO Jane Linn
  • Best Mixed Media Karen Mitchell*
  • Best Expression of Hope Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg*
  • People's Choice Winner Dee Dye
  • Best Children's Theme Patricia Lynn Hillman
  • Best of Show Tommie Howell*

CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS, FINALISTS & PARTICIPANTS FOR A JOB WELL DONE. The bottles not in the Top 25 are presently on their way to Gilda's Club. Scott Mizevitz* will be giving a Bottles of Hope workshop there in early autumn. We would like to thank Scott for bringing such an innovative program to the attention of AMACO and all of us. Proceeds from the on-line auction of the Top 25 bottles benefit Gilda's Club Chicago as well.

Both Julie Stephani and Lisa Pavelka* headed up an emotional awards ceremony at CHA. Our special thanks go to out to each of these remarkable women for their leadership. Photos of the event will be posted on-line soon at To see the Top 25 and to bid on a bottle, please click here.Please pass on this link to help raise funds for Gilda's Club.

We thank all of you for your entries and your bids and your encouragement of us. We have received so many warm personal notes from designers.

Warmest personal regards,


Dawn Sandoe
Creative Director

Other designers in the top 25:

Darleen Bellan*, Jenny Cox, Kathy Davis*, Michael Devine*, Linda Douglas*, Tina Goodrich*, Melanie Holloway, Nina Owens*, Vicki Rhine*, Marie Segal, Ponsawan Sila, Sally Sotelo*, C A Therien*, Francisco Vallin, Kathy Wegner, and Michelle Zimmerman*