Turn-in day for entries into the Mountain Regional State Fair is Monday, and I am getting all my entries ready. I have decided to enter 14 crafting, quilting and photography competitions this year. This means getting hanging sleeves on the larger quilts, and labels on all the entries. Scrap Dance Two Step is finished up with a permanent sleeve, in black to coordinate with the backing.
Having this blog is really helpful to remember what I made in the time frame eligible for entry. I didn’t think I had that many quilts and wall hangings to enter, then I remembered Autumn Jubilee from last year! Here is the mini-quilt from that event.
I am working hard on the autumn inspired quilt along for this year, look for the fun to begin in October. There are already some fantastic prizes committed by some fabulous sponsors. Click on the Autumn Jubilee category on the sidebar to see all the fun from last year. (Smart phone users, the sidebar is at the bottom below the comments.) The table topper can go into the Table Linens category.
So I gave it a label. This is my handwork focus this weekend, labels and sleeves.
The ‘Be My Carolina Neighbor’ quilt will be entered too, in the Mixed Techniques Quilt category as it has both piecing and applique along with the button embellishments.
So, it gets a label and a temporary sleeve.
I have a tutorial on doing temporary sleeves HERE. I hand whip them on with a large stitch that is easy to take out, and arrange them so there are no raw edges of seams showing. Folding back the overage makes the sleeve useful for almost any size finished quilt.
More labels are sewn on for my Patriotic Scrap Dance Tango, (patriotic pattern is a free bonus with the Scrap Dance Tango pattern) and Scrap Dance Two Step.
I decided to show Magnolia Attic Windows too, so it also needed a temporary sleeve.
I’ll be entering five photography categories, plus Scrap Dance Waltz will be in the quilting competition. Find the pattern for Waltz in my Etsy store, link on the sidebar.
My wool penny rug from Autumn Jubilee 2016 will be entered into a needlework category. Yes, there will be another design for this year’s event.
Competition is fierce at this fair! I really enjoy seeing all the entries.
I have a fall wreath for that craft competition, and this year for the first time, I am entering two cooking contests. I have to make the recipe and deliver the food on the assigned days for evening judging. I’ll be there in the evening on Tuesday September 12 and Thursday September 14 with my efforts. I am entering the Egg contest and the Blueberry contest. Yes, I will share the results with you! This is going to be fun, and I cannot wait!
Do you enter competitions at your local or state fair?
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