Wednesday, August 7, 2019

County Fair and Anniversary Heart

We hadn't been to a county fair in years so when friends invited us to go with them last Friday evening, we couldn't resist! We hit lots of traffic en route due to the President's arrival at his NJ Golf Course but we made it--eventually!

All my husband was interested in were the balloons and food, lol!

Pretty wagon with its pink wheels and flowers :) 

And of course, you know what I was interested in--quilts! Evening Star Quilters had a lovely display. 

Beige and Pink
Marlene Marlowe

I Got the Blues
Solvai Sanchez

Link to Ohio
Made by the "Sewciopaths"--clever name!
Karen Anderson, Kathleen Scale, Theresa Schoonover, Cynthia Smith
Quilted by Karen Anderson of Bound by Stitches

Nesting Stars
Made by the same Sewciopath ladies.

Prized Pieces
Solvai Sanchez

This was a Moda Block of the Week called Moda Blockheads 2. There are 52 blocks by various designers and Solvai chose to make her quilt using all solid fabrics.

Stonehenge Celtic Dragon
Dawn Kaniper 

 A Barn Quilt :)

I made this heart for Rachel and her husband who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

I decorated a manila shipping tag with pretty paper and a 'quilt' stamp on one side . . . 

. . . and color-copied the fabric for the reverse side. Congratulations, R & T!


How cute are they??? 

Have a great week!

Copyright 2019, Barbara Schaffer 


  1. Fairs are so fun! I love the wagon photo and the quilts look really great. The food is one of my favorite things too. lol
    What a lovely gift for Rachel and Her Husband. 50 years~ wow
    The custom tag is special too.

  2. Thank you for sharing the quilt and the sweet heart. Which fair?

    1. You're welcome :) It was the Warren County Fair in Harmony Township, NJ.

  3. Oh what fun! Thanks for sharing the fabulous quilts with us! I didn't do the Moda Blockheads 2 as I didn't like many of the patterns. Solvai's version is sensational and has made me realize I need to be more tolerant and creative when it comes to sew-a-longs. What a sweet gift for your friends. We just celebrated our 42nd anniversary and my husband the clown said it really takes 50 years before you know if it is going to work out!

  4. Very nice venue for a county fair! Beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing. That little heart is such a sweet keepsake for your friends.

  5. Thank you for sharing the county fair quilt show. Lovely 50th anniversary gift.

  6. There's something wonderful about a county fair and the quilts that are included. They really are the roots of quiltmaking

  7. Wow, I found myself looking and looking at Solvai's quilt, the colors, just a great looking quilt! Cute 50th anniversary heart for your friend, a lovely gesture!