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County Fair

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The Cabell County Fair
has come and gone!
But the Ribbons they left behind
continue to brighten my day!

I hope others quilters participate
in their local fair!
It is the best place to learn about Judges.
Some are kind and very helpful.
Then others are rude and downright mean.

But in reality they have no control over
anything just a Ribbon and sometimes cash prizes.
Our fair cash prizes are $2 for first place and $1 for second.
I have no plans to let a Judge decide my fate in the quilt world.

I love these canvas fabrics I found in a box at a quilt shop. Very bright Pink, Orange, an a yellowish green, sounds like it might not go together but I think it sewed together beautifully!

I used two Aurifil 12 wt. threads
#2530
#2235
to add "In The Boon Docks"

Anna Marie Hornerribbon
5/8" Gold Arrow Feathers.

I love Aurifil threads and their company
so when someone ask me what Aurifil
is I tell them "The best thread you can use for quilting
or sewing with the most brilliant
colo…

The real reason to go to a county fair

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I have blogged a lot lately about the county fair and how to enter your quilts and jams to win ribbons and it is really fun for me. On Saturday it was our family's time to go to the fair! Lots of photos! My jar of "Pineapple Jam" sold for $15 at the auction to benefit the fair. My daughter Kristin came home to visit and go to the fair. She was really happy with the first place ribbon for "Sophie's Twister", since Sophie is her goddaughter. It really made me happy to have Kristin and David together for my first place ribbon on "Beauty & the Beast". This is my happy picture! The "Best of Show" ribbon went to my friend Mary Adkins she is a very talented quilter. She entered this stack and whack quilt, that is quite beautiful. I think I am going to take a class on how to make this style. I heard that they are easy to make. Next year I'll try again to beat her! What would the fair be without popcorn. Ed Adkins volunteers his ta…

Dots? Got Dots?

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I was over at Connie's Quilting by the River , I love her blog and she loves doing blog hops (she is very inspiring). I have decided to do another blog hop, this one is Dots on Dots, I love dots! Got my dots! Do you! Don't forget to join me in September! I will find something to giveaway! Hope you all are having a great weekend! I am off to the fair to eat some carnival food! Lisa

County Fair Results

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Well no "Best of Show" this year but I did get (3) "1st Place" Ribbons on these! So, here is: "Beauty and the Beast" Close up to show the nice straight lines! I ripped out the seams on three rows until I got it right! Quilted all up nice by my friend Irene Hensley. I used "Another Iota" by Robert Kaufman. It makes a great binding! "Sophie's Twister"Lastly, I submitted a jar of yummy "Pineapple Jam" that I forgot to take a picture of the night I dropped everything off. Thank you all for indulging me while I showed off.

I really encourage you to show your beautiful creations in your local fairs. It validates your work and makes you feel good inside. Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks" Lisa

Dilemma

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Do I save this for the county fair and mail it to the mother with a hopeful ribbon or mail it to the mother when I am done? I still need to put the aqua border on it. I might put a little white 1 1/2" border around the pink, then the aqua border? Got any advice? I am listening!

The fair is in July I think? Is that to long to wait?