Iowa State Fair Quilt Winners

Last night was pre-view night at the Fabric and Threads department at our fair. If you submitted an entry you are welcome to come and view the quilts. I will go back and study them some more.

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A T-Shirt quilt made from past fair t-shirts earned a Blue Ribbon. The saying, “Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair” is so true. It was a great design.

Best of Show by Mary Shotwell

Best of Show by Mary Shotwell

Best of Show and purple ribbon goes to Mary Shotwell of Des Moines.

Lucy Boston pattern

Lucy Boston pattern

Someone had a Lucy Boston quilt finished! I am trying to decide if Carole Lingingston appliquéd the blocks down or if she paper pieced the border in place. Either way it is attractive and DONE!

Caole's LeMoyne Star quilt

Caole’s LeMoyne Star quilt

Carole has been busy as she also finished a LeMoyne Star quilt. When my small group met this week, we tried a technique that is currently floating around on the internet. I think we could make this block, but not as small as Carole’s. Hers were 4 or 5 inch blocks.

Best Wall Quilt

Best Wall Quilt

Another pattern that my ‘neck-of-the-woods’ has been fascinated with also appeared and won Best Wall Hanging. It was done by Betty Whitson.

My quilt top finished

My quilt top finished

Maybe next year this quilt will get entered at the fair. I did finish it with many frustrations and it has gone to the long arm gal.

May you enjoy going to some of the fairs and shows in your area.


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