Jul 022015

Check out the Challenges page or see below for details. Bring your work to the Show and Tell at our upcoming Members Meeting on July 13!

Challenge – It’s time for the Ventura County Fair!

Ventura County Fair

Bring to the July Members’ Meeting any or all three of the following:

1. A modern quilted piece that you plan to enter in the Ventura County Fair;

2. A quilt for the “Day at the Fair” Quilt Challenge. See all details on page 20 of the Home Arts Entry Form.

  • All quilts must be cloth, consisting of three layers (top, batting and backing) and must be hand and/or machine quilted. Only finished projects will be accepted.
  • The design of the quilt must be an original design. Quilts can be pieced, appliquéd or a combination of both and may be embellished.
  • Size must be at least 24” x 24” and no larger than 48” x 48” and may be any shape.
  • An identification label must be sewn to the bottom back corner of the quilt.
  • You may use any fabric(s) of your choice. The choices should reflect the theme – “A Day at the Fair”.

3. A quilt square with the theme “A Day at the Fair.” See all details on page 21 of the Home Arts Entry Form.

  1. The quilt block must measure 12 ½” x 12 ½” to be eligible for competition. Blocks that do not square up to 12 ½” will be disqualified.
  2. Blocks must be made from 100% cotton. Any technique or pattern may be used.
  3. Do not pre-quilt or back the block.
  4. Name and address must be attached to back of block.
  5. Quilt blocks will be on display during Fair.
  6. The entries will not be returned. A quilt consisting of these blocks will be displayed and auctioned at next year’s fair. Proceeds donated to the Ventura County Fair Foundation for fairground improvements.