Friday, October 27, 2023

Quilts at the Fair

One of the highlights from a recent trip to the NC State fair was the quilts! This is the quilt Refractions sewn by members of my guild Triangle MQG which hung in QuiltCon 2023 in Atlanta. I was one of three designers for the quilt (Robin, top row left, and Charles, top row right) were the other two. (I'm kneeling in the bottom row, 2nd from right.)

Our quilt won a 2nd place (red) ribbon at the fair in the group category. Based on how the quilts are displayed, it is impossible to view the quilts by category so I've no idea what the blue ribbon quilt looked like. Top prize money too - our 2nd place finish earned up about $10!

Since I chose to not enter any of my own quilts, I did take the opportunity to grab a selfie.

The rest of our time at the fair was spent sampling food - we tried a bit of everything. We didn't go on any of the rides but did enjoy watching them spin by.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Oh wow, that's a really difficult way to see the quilts that were entered. Congratulations to you and your guild on the 2nd place ribbon. :)

  2. I love that quilt! Since it was displayed, and won a ribbon, at the fair, does that mean your group is still showing it around before donating it? Where will the quilt go, eventually? I always loved our Iowa State Fair, which is in August. But an October fair? That's really different to me. Can't imagine that many kids and families attend since school is in session. Do you know how many visitors your fair gets? The Iowa State Fair always gets over 1M attendees. It's even listed in that book "100 Things To See/Do Before You Die."

  3. How fun to see you and your guild's quilt at the state fair, Patty! Beautiful!


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