Saturday afternoon, after closing the shop for the day, Mark and I headed over to the Burlington County Farm Fair. The last time I experienced a fair like this was the summer Mark and I drove cross country. It turned out that his hometown of Olney was having their fair during our visit.
As it turns out, this farm fair was much larger in scope and brought back memories of attending the 4-H Fair when I was younger. My main interest in attending was to see how quilters used the specified fat quarter in their creations. That made our first stop the Home Arts tent.There were entries of jams, pickles and relishes as well as flower arrangements and vegetables. Entries spanned many needle arts crafts like weaving, crochet, knitting, sewing and quilting.Here are the Farm Fair fat quarters folded and ready to go before the shop even opened. I just love the fabric and I was so very impressed with the projects created for the contest.Photographing the entries was not easy because of the angle of the sun, but you can see the ruffled basket, the placemate with napkin pocket, as well as a few mini quilts.There were also a few clothing items and a couple of totes. I love that everyone was so creative! It was fun to see this contest through its fruition.While at the fair we consumed a respectable amount of fair food before calling it a night. I am thrilled that the rain experienced by so much of South Jersey on Saturday seemed to move well south of the fair. By the time we arrived, the air had cooled a bit and there was a soft wind blowing. Definitely a fun night which we will need to make a tradition. I am already thinking of fabrics to suggest for next year’s quilt challenge!