I am a decidedly much more modern quilter than many quilters in my local area. That is *not* to say that there aren’t modern quilters around, but we are much fewer and further between. I have been entering my quilts into my local fair since 2014, and this year I decided I would enter as many quilts as I could (while following the submission guidelines) so that hopefully others will see a more modern aesthetic and submit their work in upcoming years. Or who knows, maybe seeing more modern quilts instead of the one or two that I entered previously, someone’s interest might be piqued! I entered 10 quilted items and yesterday I took 9 of them to be dropped off pretty much for the month of August (Oh Happy Day was shipped to Houston to be in the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at Quilt Festival instead).
I spent yesterday morning with some tape (to cover up my labels and identifying marks on the backs of my quilts) and a lint roller getting these 9 items ready to go. For the quilts that have a “top” and “bottom”, I also tried to place a piece of tape with a bold “TOP” written in black Sharpie so that they *might* be hung in the correct orientation. In years past I have seen quilts with hanging sleeves hanging upside down on display, so I figured I would do my best to label and it will be what it will be.
Of the 9 quilts / quilted items that are going to be on display, I have shared 7 of them with you on the blog so far. The quilts are listed below, starting at the bottom and working the way up the stack in the images:
- Digital Wave
- Spring Growth
- Rin Pillow (Green)
- Rin Pillow (Blue)
- Spiraling Petals
- Single Burst (mini quilt sample I made for my filming of Fresh Quilting)*
- Cross Check (mini quilt sample I made for my filming of Fresh Quilting)*
*I will share more details about Single Burst and Cross Check soon!
There is a reason my husband and I live in our small town. The high yesterday at home was in the mid-80s. When I dropped off the quilts for the fair (when the photo above was taken), it was over 100°F outside. The fairgrounds are about an hour drive from our town. I’ll definitely be planning on an evening visit to the fair to see the quilts on display, check out the cute baby animals, and enjoy a snowcone.
Did you enter quilts into a local fair this year?