Ready to go!

Local Fair Quilt Dropoff

On Sunday afternoon, I carefully lint rolled Namibia Trees and the Shooting Star Mini Quilt, and I drove them down to the local fairgrounds to be entered into the fair.

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went to drop off the quilts. My husband has experience with the New Mexico State Fair, which is held in Albuquerque each September, and we were wondering if it would be hard to figure out where to go to drop off my quilts. The directions on the fair’s website when I submitted the quilts just told me to deliver the quilts, ready to hang, between 1pm and 7pm on August 3rd!

Antelope Valley Fairgrounds

Antelope Valley Fairgrounds

The Antelope Valley Fair is a smaller event than a state fair, though. The fairgrounds are nice and we have gone to several company holiday parties hosted in buildings on the site.

Van Dam Pavilion

Van Dam Pavilion

There were not many gates open, and upon arrival it was very obvious that we just needed to head to the Van Dam Pavilion to drop off the quilts. This is the building the quilts will be displayed in during the fair, too!

Claim Tickets

Claim Tickets

It took less than 5 minutes to get out of the car, walk in the pavilion, and turn over my quilts in exchange for the claim tickets I will use to get my quilts back on August 25th. I am really looking forward to seeing my quilts on display! The AV Fair runs from August 15th through the 24th.

And in other very exciting news, we got some rain today! You might be able to tell that the outdoor photos are all framed by lovely gray clouds. California is in a severe drought, and I was very excited by the nice slow drizzle we experienced in the area all day. It was also a bit of a welcome relief from the hot summer weather. All in all, a lovely day!

16 thoughts on “Local Fair Quilt Dropoff

  1. Renee says:

    Hurray! I’m looking forward to entering some quilts in the state fair. I’m entering two I gave a friend (I have them on loan from her for a couple of months)…and maybe a third. I need to find out if they have any rules against profanity. I can’t wait to hear how your quilts did at the fair!

    1. kittywilkin says:

      A quilt rule against profanity!?! Haha now I’m intrigued! I want to see your quilts!

  2. Audrey says:

    Yay! You entered them! This is really exciting! I missed our county fair’s entry date, but I did go and see the quilts in the show, which was exciting. And I adore the NM state fair! (Navajo tacos-YUM.) Will you get pictures of them on display?

  3. Congrats Yvonne! And glad you got some rain! We, in the perpetual rainy NW are happy to send it your way.

  4. Cheryl says:

    Very nice! I am glad you had some rain too.

  5. Shauna says:

    I think you picked two great ones to enter. I hope you bring home a blue ribbon or two. 🙂

  6. That’s awesome! I’m sure your stunning quilts will get lots of ooos and ahhs!

  7. Vera says:

    Oh fun. I hope you’ll be allowed to take pictures once the fair is open.

  8. Good luck!! I hope you win some ribbons!

  9. mlwilkie says:

    Congrats on taking the leap to enter quilts to a show. I am contemplating it this year too 🙂

  10. Beth S. says:

    So exciting! Your quilts are great and will look so good on display with all the others. Will you get to read the judges comments? I hope you get great feedback and win a ribbon or two!

  11. sally says:

    Exciting! Bet it seems much more real now. Enjoy the show and hope we’re going to get some photos of them on display too, and other quilts in the show.

  12. Jasmine says:

    I am so excited for you. I haven’t entered any of my quilts in a show since I was a teenager. The judges were very nice to those in the young quilter’s group.

  13. I haven’t entered a fair like this since I was 10. I should, I know. I wait eagerly to see how your lovely work is displayed.

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