Iowa State Fair quilting contests to have sesquicentennial theme
Two quilting contests at the 2007 Iowa State Fair will commemorate Iowa State University's 150th birthday.
A special quilt category has been created to honor Iowa State's sesquicentennial, and the first prize award, fittingly, is $150. Entries can include any combination of quilting techniques and must be a minimum of 36 inches on each of the four sides.
Iowa residents and Iowa State alumni outside the state are eligible to enter the ISU sesquicentennial quilt block contest. Blocks will be used to construct the Iowa State University Sesquicentennial Quilt, which will be on display throughout the state fair and sold at a fair auction Aug. 18.
Contestants will receive a packet of materials in early summer. They should not use additional fabrics or quilt the blocks. Blocks will be 10 inches finished.
Both contests are part of the fabrics and threads division of state fair competition, and division superintendent Dorothy Faidley, Colfax, will supervise construction of the quilt in the block contest.
How to enter
Quilting - Division 61
Quilting --Division 61
Quilt blocks will be assembled and the quilt will be displayed at the Iowa State Fair. It will auctioned at the end of the fair, with proceeds to help pay for Iowa State Fair improvements.
Rules and deadlines are outlined in the State Fair's Premium Book under Iowa Family Living Entry Department, Fabrics and Threads. See State Fair Premium Book (PDF).
Quick lookTwo state fair quilting contests will have an Iowa State sesquicentennial theme. Contests can enter a whole quilt or compete in the quilt block contest.