I entered two quilts in the Alaska State Fair this year. I knew I had won ribbons on both when a non-quilting neighbor saw them at the fair last weekend. She didn't remember what ribbons I had won...just that both quilts had a ribbon. I was so happy to see my favorite quilt won its division; Twin size, machine pieced and quilted, professional level.
My second quilt won second place for its category; Full/Queen, machine pieced and quilted, professional level. I would love to know how many quilts were in my division...there are so many divisions. There are lots of great quilters in Alaska so the displays are very nice. It's a sweet, little show.
Bonus...today pumpkin entries were weighed! In case you aren't familiar with our fair...Alaska farmers grow some astonishing vegetables. It's our extensive summer daylight hours that really boosts the growing process.
This was the winning pumpkin being weighed...any guesses? The one sitting right behind it in the picture above was almost 800 pounds.
This pumpkin weighed 1,469 pounds and broke a state fair record. The bottom of the pumpkin was brushed off and inspected before weighing.
I need to start thinking about next year's entries...