My Youngest boy isn't old enough to be in 4-H yet, so he made his quilt and entered into the open classes. He got first place in his age group, and second place in the first timers competition. He was VERY excited! He used Star Wars , Blue Flames and Blue fabrics.
Son number 2 entered his quilt thru 4-H and won first place in his age group, then Grand Champion overall. They selected his quilt to go down to the State Fair at the end of August. Of course, he really doesn't want it to, because he wants to use it RIGHT now!! His quilt was made out of Super Hero fabrics, and Red and Blue Flames.
Son number three also won his age group, and got Reserve Champion. He made his quilt of Camo fabrics, and then put Air Force fabric on the back. The judge thought that the backing didn't coordinate with the quilt front, until he explained why. That he helps make Quilts of Valor for soldiers, and that Air Force is his favorite college. I am not sure she completely agreed, but then I told him - we listen and take her comments to heart, and also realize that it is our quilt and this one was ultimately made for him. If he wants to make a true competition piece, he should pay very close attention to what she is saying. Made sense at the time ;-)
While we were there at the fair they had a lot of neat activities going on. One of them was a hot air balloon. We all got to take a little ride in it, and