Oct 29, 2015

Georgia National Fair

It's been over a month since I last blogged. I've been really busy and have gotten a little bit of quilting done too.

My husband Pete and I spent a sunny Fall day at the GA National Fair in Perry. I love to see all the animals and eat the "fair food". But my favorite activity is walking through the building where all of the exhibits are. There are woodcarvings, paintings, photography, 4H projects and pie entries, just to name a few. And there are quilts! Unlike at a quilt show, the quilts here are mixed in among other exhibits and some are even hung overhead. It's always fun to see what the quilters in GA have been working on.

This quilt will get you in the mood for Halloween. Don't you just love the applique bats in her border?

I really like the inner border on this one-it just makes all those baskets pop!

It's no secret that I like applique quilts and this one is just beautiful! 

My husband spotted this one from across the exhibit hall and was intrigued. I love the way her fabric choices gave this quilt its 3 dimensional effect.

The applique and the quilting were outstanding in this quilt. It's a well deserved blue ribbon.

Miniature quilts are always fun to look at and these were awesome!!

This quilt and the next one were both in the "art" category and not judged with quilts. Both were beautifully done. 

This quilt was my favorite, as well as the judges. It won the ribbon for best in show. It was named "Do These Stripes Make My Butt Look Big?" Don't you just love a quilter with a sense of humor?

Tomorrow I am going to be at my daughter's house to attend the preschool Halloween party with two of my grands. They are so excited to wear their costumes to school and "get candy"!!