Going back to the the Expo Building at the State Fair while the judges tasted the offerings in the cooking competition, I wanted to search out the two quilts I hadn’t found on my previous visit, and get some better pictures. Be My Carolina Neighbor was hanging with its second place ribbon.
The Scrap Dance Two Step in black was entered into the wall hanging category and won a third place.
I was really thrilled to find that the pumpkin and leaf quilted table topper from last year’s Autumn Jubilee won a first place as well as a Judge’s Choice ribbon in the crafts division table linens category!! In the interest of full disclosure, almost half of my entries did not win anything. Competition is pretty fierce, and that makes the ribbons won even more special.
I wanted to show you this extraordinary quilt. It won Best of Show, a gorgeous fan quilt pieced and hand quilted by Willoree Risley.
Here’s a close up of her outstanding work, ghosted fans that complete over four block in a Baptist Fan design with extra embellishment. This must have taken months to complete, something I just cannot do. Unbelievably intricate and outstanding work! Congratulations, Willoree, on a stunning quilt.
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In the photography category, one of my photos got a third place ribbon in the category of State Fair photos. Amazingly, this one was a last minute substitution for one I decided wasn’t that interesting. Good decision, wasn’t it!!
In the clothing category, my Jelly Roll Market Bag won a third place. This is a free pattern I did for Moda, and is available for download at the Bake Shop. Click on the sidebar link to get the pattern.
There were more things to see and do every time we went. A street entertainer was playing a one-man band, with an assistant pulling his speakers behind. The Chicken and Waffle vendor is right behind him, and yes I did have one the first trip to the fair.
The Davis building where the cooking competitions are held has all kinds of exhibits and vendors. The one on the dinosaurs was really impressive with animated figures.
One last ribbon, this Moda project pillow won a second place in the Holiday Decorations category. I’ll show you how I embellished last year’s project when it gets a bit closer to the holidays.
Next time I’ll show you the first cooking competition, and share the recipe. What are you working on now?