Hanging the Quilts, 7-27-21

Many thanks go to the fair board members who hung the quilts today.

I tried to bring a wide variety of quilts – McKenna Ryan’s Back to the Farm hangs at the very front – I’ll just bet it will win the popularity contest – haha!

I’ll be going back tomorrow to listen to the Open Textile judging even though I didn’t enter anything. The gals in charge asked us to be the judges but I just could not wrap my head around it and declined.

15 thoughts on “Hanging the Quilts, 7-27-21

  1. Sherrill

    Ohh, they all look SO PRETTY! Glad someone else did the heavy lifting! HA I don’t think I could ever be a judge..tough job.

  2. Teresa

    They’re all beautiful, what a wonderful display for the fair goer’s too. Fair time has always been a very special event, I love it all! And I can’t wait to get to this years Iowa State Fair! I have to eat for two, last years cancelled fair and this years fair food! I missed paying homage to the Big Boar and the Butter Cow.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Teresa – I’m so hoping to get to the state fair, too! For the quilts and some great fair food!

  3. Rosie Westerhold

    WOW!! Glad someone else was on that forklift or whatever. Not a great fan of things that move like that. But the quilts look wonderful. Everyone should enjoy the display. I’ve seen judging at a national quilt show, and was a holder/folder for pictures at one. NO WAY could I judge all those quilts. And they were FAST!! They had eliminated most from that class in about 5-10 seconds (well, maybe a LITTLE bit longer than that, but not much) and honed in on the really, REALLY good ones in under a minute. I had entered 2 small quilts or a wall and a bed quilt, in 2 different national shows in the 90s. (I can’t remember exactly which ones I entered in which year.) The judges were honest, but tactful. They gave good constructive criticism in the short amount of time they viewed the quilt. Whenever I make a quilt, I KNOW where the “issues” are so it’s always interesting to see if the judges notice those “issues” when they judge, and how they will comment on those things. I always took the comments with a grain of salt, and negative comments never discouraged me when I entered a judged show. It helped me to see where I needed improvement.

    Absolutely LOVE the colors in Debbie’s DD quilt. Those are SOOO my colors!! Beautiful work, Debbie👍👍.

    1. Carla

      My first thought on Debbie’s quilt was also how beautiful those colors are. What an appealing quilt!

  4. Charlotte Shira

    Your quilts are beautiful. That’s awesome to see them hanging at the fair! I love Debbie’s quilt too….those are also my colors!

  5. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    What an amazing display! I would love to go see this; thanks for posting, Mary! 😍

  6. Kathy Hanson

    Seeing the quilts at the fair is always my favorite! The judging is always interesting. What a difficult job. I can see why you wouldn’t want to do it! It is going to be a hot week, of course, but we will go see our granddaughter show her alpaca but not do much else! Enjoy the fair!

  7. Launa

    Thanks for posting the hanging activity…beautiful groupings!

    We are still here this Wednesday morning. Am so thankful for prayers! Yesterday’s mail delivered Temecula Quilts Retro Reds from Sheryl Johnson which are a wonderful group.

  8. Jo in Wyoming

    Great way to hang.I recognize one from your pattern in the book, A Country’s Call.
    Deb, your dd is spectacular.
    Stay cool, everyone.

  9. NancyTD

    Great display at the fair. Thanks for sharing. Debbie’s quilt is beautiful. Just makes me feel cool and calm.
    Another HOT day here. Heat index could be 105. Good day to stay in and work on my DD.
    Stay cool everyone.

    1. Debbie

      Pattern is by Jo and Kelly Kramer. It was in the December 2020 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. I bought the kit from the magazine. It is Kaffe Fasset fabric. I added the black per my granddaughter’s request.

      1. Betty Klosterman

        Found the pattern and yours looks better than the model. The black and bright purples and blues are striking. Very nice. Betty

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