Tuesday, August 04, 2009

County Fair Results

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
the last ride of the day happened to be when Wrangler Man , oldest son, and I were in the basket. So the Ballooneer let me help him take the balloon down. This picture is from me sitting in the basket as we are tipping it over to lay the balloon down. It was really cool!


Mary said...

Congratulations to all the boys!

LizA. said...

Way to go Guys! It's obvious they have some of your genes.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful job guys!!! Shari in AZ

Sheila said...

Fantastic job, guys!

Nancy said...


In reference to Son #3's quilt, I am glad that he explained his reasons for the fabric choice to the judge. Everyone says the Quilt Police do not exist, but sadly in competitions, they are too vocal. Too many judges do not understand that quilts are made to be used and enjoyed. I'm proud of him for making the quilt the way he wanted to make and to use.

SandyQuilts said...

WOW 3 winners from one family .... way to go boys. Although you don't know me or me you I'm Proud of You. Keep up the good work. You guys have a terrific mom.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Fantastic job guys! I can't wait to see what you do in the coming years.

Sharkeysday said...

How cute they are! :) And how proud you must be!
We need to get together again at some point! :)
Waving from Denver (grin!).
Oh, and I saw Jessica at a quilt opening this week - funny, hadn't run into her in years! :)

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I bet the nine patch is a good one for kids to start with!! Love that you rejuvinated this post to share with us at Tuesday Archives!! Bet you were amazed at how much your boys have grown since this 2009 post!!!