This has been a very busy time between volunteering for the Friends of the Library book sale and helping with setting up the quilt competition at the State Fair. The Fair opened on Friday and we were able to go that afternoon. It was a great time to go because the crowds were smaller and we could park pretty close. We enjoy the shows and the competitions.
I was excited to win a number of ribbons in a lot of competitions. First up, a third place in Throw Size Quilts for my Picnic Challenge quilt.
Second place went to Purple Summer Bliss in the bed quilts category.
I entered five craft categories and won a ribbon in all five. My Patriotic Table Runner won a first place.
The Sewing Kit was entered with its Portable Ironing Board and the Thread Catcher, Pincushion and Needle Book as a set. It won a first place ribbon. I wish it had been displayed open with all its little accessories showing because the real workmanship is on the inside, but, oh well.
Second place ribbons were won by my Spring Basket Wool Applique…
and this Toile Table Runner from the color study.
In the Christmas category, I made a larger Triangle candy dish using the same pattern as the thread catcher and won a second place ribbon.
Wow!! What fun is that!! Here are a couple more pics from the fair, first from the hill beside the livestock competition stables.
And this one was one side of the agriculture youth competition, with the quilts hanging from the ceiling. Look at the size of those pumpkins!
I entered three photographs into the Adult Photography competition, but they didn’t get any places. Looking at all the photographs it is hard to see how the judges could even make a decision! There are four of these racks full of photos.
If you haven’t entered a State Fair competition, I encourage you to look into it. It is so much fun to see your entries displayed for your friends and neighbors to view. Winning ribbons is fun too!