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Enter your quilt work at the county fair

By Jeanie Lemmo
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Jeanie Lemmo Barbara Stringham, of the Pagosa Piecemakers Quilt Guild, with her grandmother’s beloved quilt. Barbara said she never got to actually meet her grandmother, Annie Rhymer Rouse, but feels close to her because of the quilt. She can look and feel the quilt and see her grandmother’s labor of love that was passed down for others to love. Barbara entered the fair contest last year, winning second place in the overall judging.

Photo courtesy Jeanie Lemmo
Barbara Stringham, of the Pagosa Piecemakers Quilt Guild, with her grandmother’s beloved quilt. Barbara said she never got to actually meet her grandmother, Annie Rhymer Rouse, but feels close to her because of the quilt. She can look and feel the quilt and see her grandmother’s labor of love that was passed down for others to love. Barbara entered the fair contest last year, winning second place in the overall judging.

Quilts, quilts, quilts.

Bring your quilts to the Archuleta County Fair.

The quilting display is one of the most anticipated displays each year at the Archuleta County Fair. The contest includes a judge from the Colorado Quilting Council.

Bring quilts to the Extension Building from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 27. Judging is at 1 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to watch the judging. Even if you don’t have a quilt in the judging, the education makes a visit worthwhile. Watching quilts being judged, can change your attitude when you construct your own quilts. Judging is anonymous as the names of the quilters are covered.

It takes an act of courage to bring that quilt down for judging, but you might have a first-prize winner.

All quilting work is accepted. There are so many categories that your work will fit into one of them. And, if you have several works of the same type, you can put them into different categories and enter them all.

Quilting work that has been completed within the last three years is eligible for entry.

Also, if you don’t want your work judged, you can put it into the fair for “Display Only.”

All quilts entered are handled with great care during the judging and hanging process. The Pagosa Piecemakers Quilt Guild has some of its members on site at all times, keeping an eye on everything.

Note: please make sure to remove any animal hair from your entries.

For more information, contact Jeanie Lemmo at 731-1590 or Wanita Martin at 731-1910.

This story was posted on July 25, 2013.