Monday, August 16, 2010

Fair is Where You Get Cotton Candy...

Happily, my mother taught me to sew when I was just a little girl through our local 4-H program.  We called our group the "Super Sonic Sewers."  I'm not sure why, quite honestly!  Every year we would enter our outfits in the county fair, always hoping for a blue ribbon...and fearing a red ribbon.  To some people, it didn't seem like the judges were very the fair.

For the past 15 years I have been sewing quilts.  I have never entered one of them in the fair.  I decided months ago that this was the year...I would make myself enter a quilt in the Cache County Fair.  As I entered the Home Arts building at the fair, suddenly those fears and inadequacies I had when I was a young girl came streaming back.  What if the judges hated it?  What if my quilt making skills were all wrong? What if I received a red ribbon?  This quilt is completely hand appliqued, took 3 years to make and I absolutely love it.  Would I still love it if it received a red ribbon?

Well...turns out the judges loved my quilt...they gave it a special recognition ribbon and considered it for the sweepstakes ribbon.  I was so pleased!  Sometimes you have to face up to your fears...look them straight in the eye...and stop worrying about that dreaded red ribbon.


  1. What a happy day! Such beautiful artisan work, Lisa. That quilt is very deserving of the blue.

    The CA Girl post was fantastic. Loved the centerpiece and all the great candid beautiful people shots.

    Glad you made it to and from the coast safely and much luck to the pretty Dione.

  2. Congrats!!! That quilt is amazing. So funny, I plan to blog about the fair also...from a slightly different standpoint.
    Great minds think alike!

  3. Congrats Lisa! That is a beautiful quilt, you do amazing work. Funny how we both had the same fears this year and so glad we got to see some blue!