I know it has been a while since the state fair but I just have not had time to sit down and write a blog post about it. I entered 4 small quilts and was very pleased to receive 4 ribbons. Please ignore the wind blown hair but John took these photos after a long hot windy day of visiting the fair. I really don’t like to see photos of myself as I see myself differently than the camera does! Oh well I am what I am.
here and here.This quilt got a second place ribbon in the group quilt category. This was a group quilt challenge pieced by 3 friends and me and quilted by me. It did look strange at the fair though as they hung it a quarter turn around, besides the fact that I had a sleeve at the top. You can read about making it here and here.This quilt received a 4th place ribbon at the state fair. This is the family tree quilt I made for my mother about her family. To read about the symbolism and the making of the quilt you can read about it here.This final quilt won a second place ribbon in the competition miniature class but the Nebraska state Fair also has special classes that any of the competition quilts can be entered. I was so very excited to win the best machine quilting award with a domestic machine. This was something I had been trying to win for many years so it really means a lot to me.
There were over 600 quilts entered this year at the Nebraska State Fair. That is a lot of time and talent from man,y many quilters. It was so much fun to walk the isles admiring all the different sizes, techniques, and colors of these pieces of art. Each year the quilters in the state step up and enter their precious quilts. I appreciate all the ribbons I got this year and in past years as I know every quilter entered their best and hoping to win a ribbon.