Sunday, August 26, 2012

The 2012 Cobble Hill Fair..

Such a busy Saturday!!  Let’s start off with the Cobble Hill Fair…this event has been happening for over a hundred years and it hasn’t changed much!  For such a small, wee town it brings out families from far and wide!  I think it’s because it still has that small fair atmosphere that little kids like.  You know, rides that aren’t scary and clowns that look like Aunt Rosie…because… well…it is Aunt Rosie!

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This fair always reminds me of the movie, ‘PollyAnna’!  Do you remember that movie?  (It was my daughters’ ALL TIME favourite movie…I bet we watched it 100 times…) Lots of homemade cakes and music from the bandstand…well this fair is along those lines.  If you want a quaint, old fashion fair then this is the place for you!  And judging from the crowds, there were a lot of people who enjoyed it!

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And of course they always have a few quilts…GOT to talk about the quilts!!

Loved this quilt!  Isn’t it sweet and the workmanship was gorgeous… lovely hand quilting!  I wanted to get up close and personal with this one… but there was a man sitting at a table with a very hot soldering iron in his hand and he was sitting right in front of it…now I wonder what he was demoing!?  This quilt was a blue ribbon winner and also won Best in Show!!  It was by far my favourite quilt!!

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Next to the Autumn Quilt…of course!  :o)  She only got a red but that’s OK…I still love her!  Seriously… I LOVE this quilt…by far my favourite wool quilt EVER…even like her better than Settler’s Pride…well maybe not better but she’s right up there!  I think it’s the pumpkins…

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The theme at the CH Fair was John Deer Tractors…so there were lots of tractor quilts, vests and towels!  Wouldn’t a little boy love this quilt!

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More entries…

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Nothing like a Fall quilt in the Fall Fair!  Very nice!!

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So before I go…I need to show you this quilt…made by my sister Em!  At first I didn’t realize it was hers as they had her name down as Emily! I don’t know her as Emily…only Em…Love the wonky border and the optical illusions…!  I wish they had HUNG this one…so we could get the FULL effect!

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AND at pick up time I discovered that the winning quilt…was also HERS!!  So there you go!  (I wonder if she still has the pattern:o)? It is definitely a winner in my books…even before I found out Em quilted it!  Way to go, Sis!

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Quilting must be in our genes!  I know our Mom loved to quilt but I wonder about our grandmas…they MUST have been quilters!  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see the quilts that they made over a hundred years ago…I can only imagine!  I think that’s why I really love the old, scrappy, more traditional quilts!

Have a SUNNY Sunday and Happy Quilting!~P

21 comments:

sunny said...

That's a lot of eye candy! I really love that winning quilt, but they're all wonderful. I should be downstairs sewing instead of sitting at this computer.

Anonymous said...

Hi Paulette - it was great to meet you yesterday morning and have coffee after the garage sale. My friend and I was to THANK YOU BIG TIME for the tip about the second garage sale. We came out with some fabulous fabric finds! Looks like you had a great time at the fair. Hopefully we will see you again in October.
Sharon (in Victoria)

Darlene said...

Beautiful quilts. I didn't realize you had a talented quilting sister. :-)

Heartsdesire said...

Who knew you had a sister as talented as you? The quilts are beautiful and I love the blue-ribbon winner. But I really love the Autumn Quilt best. And I think you're right, it's definitely the pumpkins.

Russ Krecklow said...

Your quilt was wonderful, congratulations. Enjoyed seeing the others. You could get Rick interested in that John Deere quilt, maybe? (But, maybe only if he could get it to mow the yard.)

Shakerwood said...

Okay, let's assume your grandmothers did quilt....and we know your mom did ..... and you, of course ..... and your sister. I think it's time to emphasize the importance of family traditions to those girls of yours!

Congrats to Em! It must be a family thing!

Sheila said...

Thanks so much for all the wonderful quilts , such a lovely display and your sister Em's quilt is fantastic !

Glynis said...

The fair was great yesterday but the highlight for me was seeing yours and Em's quilts. You are both so talented, it must run in the family.

Bev said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I can't easily get around at places like the fair so it's great to see photos!

Thanks again!

Cheery wave from Bev

Sandi said...

Congratulations on your ribbon, your quilt is lovely.
Great pictures of the fair, sounds like it was fun.

WoolenSails said...

I love country fairs, we have one and that reminds me, did I miss it, better check, lol. Congratlulations on winning the wonderful fabric.

Debbie

Allie said...

I love fairs! We used to have the oldest state fair in the country, it was enormous but with a small-town feel. My mom worked in the craft building for years. Unfortunately, with the economy, it had to go. I LOVE your sister's quilts, and of course yours as well!!!!

Karen said...

Well there seems to be a very talented pool that runs thru your family. Great quilts from both you and your sister, great job. Of course I would love to know the name of the winning quilt. It's adorable and sweet. Thanks for the eye candy

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Thanks for the delightful show of quilts, congratations on your ribbon and your sister too!

:) Carolyn

Mary said...

Our Fair and Frontier days start this Wednesday. I put 4 quilts in this year and we will see what color ribbons they get. I hear they have a new Judge. Love Em's Quilt, how come you didn't know she was making it? Glad that Quilting runs in your family. My Grandma's Quilts are my favorite ones to sleep under.

GeeGee said...

Thanks for showing the lovely quilts and congratulations to you and your sister Em. I really loved her quilt and I too would love the pattern for that one. I hope you will be able to give us more info about it. Have a great week!

audrey said...

thanks for sharing! your sisters quilts are great--congrats to her!

QuiltSue said...

I love both of your sister's quilts, especially the B&W. It's interesting how different they are to your favourite style.

Julia said...

Congrats to Em...Looks like quilting runs in your family..

moosecraft said...

Great looking winner quilt! But the autumn quilt is still my favorite. I'm thinking that maybe the judges are used to traditional quilts and maybe they just did not know how to judge wool applique in with the rest of the quilts? A win is a win! Congrats to you! The fresh baked goods look so yummy!

Cindy said...

Beautiful quilts- thanks for sharing! Congrats to Em and what a pair of talented ladies- must run in the family!!!:)