Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nebraska State Fair 2009

Quilts, quilts and more quilts at the fair. There were 456 quilts entered this year at the Nebraska State Fair open class. There were probably at least 100 in the 4-H dept. and an around 18 in the best of County category.

My friends and I arrived bright and early last Wed. morning to white glove the open class quilts and had time to spare so we could look at the quilts a little while before the public arrived. Wow what a display!

The top quilt was made by Sandi McMillan. Sandi is known for her beautiful machine quilting and is a prolific quilter finishing and entering several winning quilts this year alone. She has deservedly won top quilt honors for several years with her wonderful quilts and this year is no exception.
The second place quilt was made by Sharon Armstrong and I believe it was in the professionally quilted category. It is a beautiful quilt.
The quilt below won the hand quilted category. It was made by Kim O'Grady. Her applique was beautiful and her stitches were so small.
This last photo is of my quilt at the state fair. It was in a glass fronted case so the photo is not very good. It won the special occasion quilt category. I was very pleased to win the first place award and it was fun to have a quilt at the last fair in Lincoln. I plan to enter quilts in Grand Island and hope the rest of the exhibitors will do the same.
The time went quickly while we white gloved as it is always fun to visit with people as they view the quilts. We are looking forward to doing the same thing next year in Grand Island.



The Rabbit Factory said...

All the quilts are so many talented quilters out there. Was especially nice to see one of the Rabbit Factory designs so beautifully appliqued and hand quilted!

Sharon Armstrong said...

Hi Lynn,
The quilt photos are great. I did not make it to the show to see the quilts hanging so it is fun to see photos. The 2nd place quilt was actually made by the Panhandle Quilt Guild, it is our guild's Serendipity (raffle) quilt for this year. The pattern is the Hawaiian Star by Judy Niemeyer and was machine quilted by our very own Judy Woodworth. We are delighted it did so well at the Fair.
I received my Quilters newsletter today and Sandy McMillin is featured in it. That was cool. She is very talented.

Betweens said...

awesome photos of gorgeous quilts. thank you so much to for posting for those that can't make it so far away!! congrats on your first prize it is justly deserved. isn't it great to volunteer at a quilt show you get to see the quilt as long as you want when there is no public.

Geta Grama said...

Congratulations for the ribbon !
All the quilts are gorgeous !

FLO_rancher said...

Very proud of the quilt the ladies made for ourPanhandle quilt guild to raffle. Deb}:o


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