It’s the time of year when the trees are beginning to show-off their Fall colours, Chrysanthemums (or ‘Mums’) are at every grocery store and nursery waiting to adorn front porches, and ‘Country Fair season’ is in full swing.
My husband and I took a trip to our local fair in Richmond this past weekend. Along with giant vegetables, animals and rides was a great quilt display. Local creativity was out in full force: hand stitching; machine stitching; computerised stitching; modern and traditional - all were represented and provided a great variety of art for the visitor to enjoy.
I loved seeing ribbons on customer quilts - congratulations to all winners and to everyone who entered. While it can feel like an effort to complete the entry paperwork and then drop off your quilt, the enjoyment one receives (and gives!) from seeing their own artwork on display makes the effort worthwhile. The submission deadline also acts as an incentive to get the project finished.
Some people think their quilt isn’t ‘good enough’ to put in a local fair - but I’m pretty sure that if you are happy to have it hanging in your home then other people are happy to view it. Maybe we all need to start planning for NEXT years fair season now!
Peggy’s 1st place