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