It's time once again for the Cherokee County Fair's Family Crafts Quilt Box Contest. The contest and display blocks will be at the Family Craft Building at the fairgrounds.
Area quitters are invited to enter the Quilts Block Contest. Rules for the contest are as follows:
Each contestant receives a packet containing four fabrics. All four of these fabrics must be used. Add no other fabric or embellishments (example: buttons, ribbons, beads, etc.).
Each block must be 9 Ω " x 9 Ω " square. Blocks should not be set on point. Only use material supplied from the kits your block will not be judged if the size is incorrect.
Blocks may be pieced, appliquÈd. Paper pieced or any combination of above techniques.
Blocks will be judged on creativity, best use of fabrics provided and workmanship.
Blocks become the property of the Cherokee County Fair. Do not attach blocks to any backing.
After the blocks are made by contestants. The blocks will be on display for the duration of the fair.
After the fair, the blocks will be made into a quilt to be sold at next year's Cherokee County Fair. All profits will be used to improve the Cherokee County Fair.
Last year's quilt blocks were machined quilted by Sandy Stowater and Britta Stowater into 110" x 75" red, white and blue quilt. The 2008 Fair Quilt will be auctioned off at halftime during this year's demolition derby on July 11.
All blocks need to be entered at the Family Craft Building on July 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. or July 8 from 8 a.m. to noon. Packets for quilts blocks may be picked up at Quilt & Kaboodle Shop in Cherokee, or the Village Boutique in Aurelia. For more information on obtaining a Quilt Block kit call 225-3575.