Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tulare County Fair

Today was opening day of the County Fair. woo woo! It's always a highlight for quilters, with our work hung for all to see. In contrast to the quilt show, lots of folks who wouldn't go out of their way to see quilts come through the Home Arts Building.

The Fair folks always do a fantastic job of display. We can see all of the quilts, and they're hung high enough that no one can touch them. If you live nearby and have never been, it's high time you came to see. The Fair will be open through Sunday night.

Debbie Van Fossen once again won Best of Show, Amateur. Isn't her quilt lovely? It will also be at Pacific International, so if you can't make it to Tulare, perhaps Santa Clara is on your agenda?

Ann Hinman won Best of Show, Professional. Do you recognize this quilt? It was selected as Viewer's Choice at Best of the Valley, 2010.

I haven't seen this one before. It looks like someone took a class or purchased Jan Krentz's Diamond Quilts & Beyond book.

After taking a quick walk around the building, I sat down at the quilt in the frame for some handquilting. Every year the Valley Oak Quilt Guild demonstrates handquilting at the Fair. Our collection of handquilters seems to be dwindling. In past years we would have a dozen quilters, today there were four. For a while there were six, but the overlap wasn't for long.

That's what I've got for your viewing pleasure today. Stay tuned for some results from the Fine Arts/Photography building. I've got pictures!


Loris said...

Thank you for sharing your fair's quilt show. Awesome quilters in your neck of the woods..valley :-)
Loved them!

Barbara said...

Thanks for the fair highlights. I won't be able to get there this year. Congrats on all your ribbons.