|"Snowflake Medallion" designed by Emma Jansen, Ballarat Patchwork, Australia|
|hand appliqued, domestic machine quilted|
The quilt is labeled and tucked into a pillowcase until July 30, when I will deliver it (and two other quilts - "Life is a Celebration" and "Supernova") to the Iowa State Fair for judging. Entrants expect lots of competition in the "Fabric and Threads" department that not only includes quilts - several hundred of them - but knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, embroidery, counted cross-stitch, hardanger, needlepoint, bobbin lace making, garments and the like. For me the most fun of it all is free admission to "Preview Night" on Wednesday, August 10, the evening before the fair officially opens. That's when all the entries are displayed, with and without ribbons affixed. I'm trying to keep my expectations low.
In any case, I do like my snowflake... it doesn't melt. Linda