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By Jeanie Lemmo
Special to The PREVIEW
The Archuleta County Fair is coming soon; local quilters should plan to bring their work to the show for judging. W
There are many categories for quilts at the fair. Along with traditional bed-size quilts, we will have wall hangings, art quilts, table runners, recycled finds and Christmas quilts. Everyone is welcome to participate.
We have categories for a wide variety of quilts — traditional hand pieced quilts, machine pieced, hand quilted, machine quilted, professional quilted, and hand tied. Some of the quilts are constructed using no patterns at all … just sewing a strip here and there, adding a little border, etc. Some of the quilts are more intricate pattern piecing.
There is a “First Timer” category for those entering the contest for the first time. It offers a $25 prize. And everyone can look forward to the judging for Grand Champion, Grand Champion Reserve and Judge’s Choice, along with all the blue and red ribbons. We also have a category for young people just learning to sew.
The quilts should be brought to the Extension Building on U.S. 84 on July 27 between 8 a.m. and noon. Judging will be at 1 p.m. Anyone is welcome to watch the judging. It is a wonderful educational experience, and you get first look at the winners. Plan to participate.
For additional information, contact Jeanie Lemmo at 731-1590.