Quilts in Fairs

An exciting experiment!

Since I’ve been finishing quilts (because there’s a difference in making quilt tops and actually finishing them, you know, haha) I’ve been toying with the idea of entering them in quilt shows. I’ve been to several now, and I figured what would it hurt? So I decided a few years ago to enter a quilt in a show that wasn’t judged, just a show.

This was my moda love fancy star quilt. It was so much fun to make, and it’s living it’s best quilty life in Florida now. I entered it into the Robertson County quilt show in 2016.

So now that just putting quilts in shows wasn’t scary, how about entering a quilt to be judged? Well it’s only taken me 3 years later, but I’ve finally entered a different quilt into the fair. Actually, two quilts, and two fairs.

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The first quilt is my Starburst quilt, named both for the pattern and for the candy because of the colors of the fabric. I loved that this quilt was finally finished, and everyone loves it so much so I decided to let it head to the county fair. Well wouldn’t you know, I was too sick to actually go to the fair, but when I went to pick it up, they let me know that I’d won first place in my division, as well as best in show!

The next quilt I entered I actually entered it before it was fully finished.

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This is my Bad Girl Quilt I wrote about earlier this year, and I’d finished the top up going along with the quilt along that was going on this spring! I quilted the Dickens out of this, and it was SO much fun! There are curls and swirls and all kinds of fun.

 

 

 

 

I won’t pick this up until the 16th, but I’m excited to see how it fairs with the other state fair quilts!

Have you ever entered a quilt in a show? If not, I think you should just do it! I dreamt I didn’t win anything and look how that turned out! Until next time, happy sewing!

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