The Christmas tree skirt received a 2nd place.
The Broken Dishes tablerunner also got a 2nd place, and next to it is the patriotic pinwheel mini (hung upside down!), which has an Honorable Mention. I loved the sailboat quilt up in the corner with rick rack as the waves, but didn't get a better photo of it.
All bigger quilts are hung high on the walls of the Home Arts building. In the past, two or three have been hung together on each rod, so entries are down, as the volunteer mentioned to me when I entered mine.
Awful photo of me, but my Rick Rack Road quilt also received an Honorable Mention.
Many other arts, crafts, and food entries are housed in this building. Look at the beautiful painting on this gourd. Love the bluejay with the berry in its beak.
Dynamic use of flying geese for this small ocean scene.
I'm always drawn to fall colors in quilts.
I took this photo for the unusual vessel in the middle, which was made from acacia, but also like the wooden travel cup in the upper right of the photo. Turned and carved wood pieces were in abundance.
Funny sentiment about dusting! I liked the distressed style frame too.
Gorgeous lupine in this pieced and appliqued quilt. It won a Special Award, but I don't know what that means quite. Usually all the top winners are in a separate display case but I didn't find that this year.
Another lady and I were discussing this lovely greenwork version of the Crabapple Hill pattern that is so popular these days. We both agreed it could have been displayed better but liked the unusual color. Marylou and I talked quilting for quite awhile and walked around while I showed her my entries. She said she had just taken a photo of my Broken Dishes tablerunner before we met--which pleased me.
Absolutely wonderful hooked wool rug.
Look at all the yummy fall colors and intricate fill.
This mosaic tile piece was so pretty, and quite large, probably more than two feet tall.
Grant and I ate all our fair favorites--fish tacos, corn dogs, Indian fry bread for me, and cinnamon roll for him. We spent some time hearing Pat Benatar in concert (free with admission) and enjoyed the people watching, ran into a few folks we knew (including our neighbors across the street), and watched a hypnotist make folks salsa dance. I will probably make a return trip to see exhibits I missed and spend more time in the Home Arts building looking at all the wonderful things people make!