Monday, September 14, 2009

Fair is over, memory lives on.................
As much as I like my bright quilts, this was one of my favorites at the fair. I wish I could have seen it opened up. I have always liked pieced quilts better than appliqued ones.
Here is the best over all table linen.
This is the building that houses all of the needlework and foods.

This water feature was in the booth of one of our popular area nurseries. I was surprised that people are still painting the saw blades.
This redwork was done by hand.
There were a couple wallhangings with a flag theme. You don't have to be afraid to use the restrooms at our fairgrounds. It has flush toilets with a crew in there cleaning the facility constantly. One last walk through the horticulture building. Gourds come in many sizes and shapes.
What says fall better than Indian corn?
I hope you have enjoyed the tour of the fair. If you ever get the chance you need to come to this one. It is always Wed. through Sun. following Labor Day and is the biggest and cleanest county fair in IL.
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Now to switch gears, my art quilters' group is coming today.

15 comments:

Karen said...

...thanks for all the pics...I really enjoyed 'revisiting' the fair!

Rebel said...

This fair looks soooo amazing! I like the flag quilts, especially the one with the diamondy shaped pieces.


why *do* people paint saw blades?

Beena said...

Thanks for more great fair pics! I love the flag quilts. have fun with your art quilters group today!

julieQ said...

What a happy post! I love my memories of out county fair, and also sharing yours. The first quilt is wonderful! Wish we could see it in all it's glory. We used to grown Indian corn, isn't it pretty?? I am so glad you had fun. I recently linked to your post from my blog...about your journal covers. Thank you for that inspiration.

Joyce said...

I enjoyed your country fair tour. Thanks.

Sequana said...

That first quilt uses the very colors of Indian Corn....it's a wonderful combination.

Those saw blades have been around for donkey's years....*S*....I had some from my dad's farm, but never got around to doing anything with them. I had a lot of old tools that I just let go finally, in some move or another.

Deborah said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of the fair. Speaking as someone from across the pond, I found them very interesting.

hetty said...

Thanks Wanda. I have enjoyed the trip to the fair.

Shasta said...

Thanks for taking us to the fair with you. It looks wonderful.

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Your photos remind me I need to get to the local farm stand and pick up some squash, gourds, Indian corn and slicing tomatoes.

As for that blade... I would be nervous hanging it anywhere, pretty or not. Yikes if it fell!
Vicky F

Catherine said...

The fair looks like it's amazing! Why do people paint those saw blades??

Wanda said...

thank YOU for taking us to the fair. I think I've been away from the states too long. I forgot all about indian corn! What a perfect example of a fair. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Sheila said...

I haven't been to a fair in years, so I really enjoyed your trip!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your days at the fair. The entries looked abundant and that makes touring through the buildings such a pleasure. As always your photo's are superior.

J~MT

SueR said...

I enjoyed the fair photos SO much, the food booths, the quilts, the knitting, all of it. We used to take the kids when they were little to the county fair every year and always had a blast. This one looked like a huge fair. I've been to a couple of the fairs here in Maine, somehow they're just not the same as down south.