Monday, March 15, 2010

Quilting at the Central Florida Fair

At the risk of being considered "quaint", I enjoyed a day of quilting at the Central Florida Fair!
Yes, many county fairs are still held across the country, and there are still quilt competitions. But don't be expecting a calico extravaganza...I believe today even "Grandma"" has a rotary cutter and keeps up with the latest fabric trends!
Since this is a picture of a display, I have not recorded the makers names, etc. But I wish I had! Do you see the fabric Oprah?
There were many different quilts, as well as a group selling tickets on a quilt to raise money for a local food pantry.
From bed size to fabric postcards, every kind of quilt was represented.
Two intrepid quilters who shall remain nameless!
This was the reason for being at the Fair....the Sunshine State Quilters Association booth!
These happen to be two SSQA projects I designed. The quilt in the back was a Mystery Quilt for the Symposium "Chicks on the Beach". The folded quilt in the front is a wallhanging I taught at a meeting, "3-D Scrap Baskets".

I have been to many county fairs over the years. I am sure when I was younger they never had this sort of stand in the food area:
At least they weren't fried!
There was the usual assortment of foods-on-a-stick, including the newest one (to me) the Chocolate Covered Key Lime Pie On a Stick. And there were several wild animal shows, as well as an elephant ride! That was a fun surprise. I could not convince Mrs. Starbucks to go on the elephant ride, though.
She claims to have done that already at some time.
I am not going to argue with her.

March has been...and will continue to be....a very busy month.
Stay tuned for more adventures as I travel around the state!

1 comment:

Pat said...

Thank you for sharing all the wonderful photos from the Fair! I liked being able to click on the pics and see "up close". Did you try the Chocolate Covered Key Lime Pie On a Stick? That sounds like it would be good -- as long as it were served cold.