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Quilts needed for county fair

By Jeanie Lemmo
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Jeanie Lemmo Jeanie Lemmo is shown with some of her art quilt creations. Local quilters have dubbed these ”Jeanie Birds.”  Last year, one of her wall hangings won Grand Champion at the fair. Another of her wall hangings was selected for the American Quilter’s Society’s Lancaster, Pa., show in April of this year. All quilters are urged to enter the quilt competition at this year’s county fair.

Photo courtesy Jeanie Lemmo
Jeanie Lemmo is shown with some of her art quilt creations. Local quilters have dubbed these ”Jeanie Birds.”  Last year, one of her wall hangings won Grand Champion at the fair. Another of her wall hangings was selected for the American Quilter’s Society’s Lancaster, Pa., show in April of this year. All quilters are urged to enter the quilt competition at this year’s county fair.

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.

This story was posted on July 18, 2013.