Local Fair Results

There has been a multitude of things going on the last couple weeks so I hope you don't mind the length of this post.  Right off I want to mention that Amy Ellis is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival this year!  The festival is a great way to find new bloggers and, of course, see some amazing quilts.


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I wasn't sure what two quilts I wanted to share for the festival but then I realized the start of the festival corresponded nicely with the Spokane Interstate Fair.  This year I entered two quilts, Scandinavian Pathway and Modern Stepping Stones Mini.  I'm happy to say both quilts got blue ribbons!!  Definitely better than last year but not as good as 2015.  

Modern Stepping Stones Mini

Scandinavian Pathway
Today I picked up my quilts and the judges notes.  I raced back to my car and greedily opened the papers up taking in each word.  Modern Stepping Stones Mini couldn't have done better but still did not receive a special award (the fair gives 5 special awards, Washington State Quilters award a 1st & 2nd place and Inland Northwest Machine Quilters also award a 1st and 2nd place).

Modern Stepping Stones Mini

Scandinavian Pathways was only marked down once and deservedly so.  The judge noted that not all the "squares" matched up.

Scandinavian Pathway
Non Matching Square

I wish there would have been more modern quilts entered but in the end there were only my two.  I hope to get more members of my guild to enter next year.  Yvonne Fuchs (Quilting Jetgirl) has two great post regarding her local fair entries here and here.  Overall I'm very, very pleased with how my quilts did at the fair this year.  Most importantly entering is fun and a great way to get feedback as a quilter.

I also had a quilt at Quilt Expo in Madison, WI!  I put out an S.O.S. on Instagram for pictures and Wendy (www.modernquiltingaffair.com) was kind enough to take a video and a send me several pictures.

All's Fair in Love and Board Games

This is definitely quilt show season.  I had four quilts at AQS Quilt Week in Paducah, KY this weekend also and the last weekend of September I'll have two Quilts in the Northwest Quilt Expo in Portland, OR.  So much going on but I'll save the rest for another post.







"All things were made through Him (Jesus), and without Him nothing was made that was 
made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it." John 1:3-4

Scandinavian Pathway

Modern Stepping Stones Mini