Submitted by Jackie Warren, co-superintendent for Open Class at the Bourbon County Fair which starts July 10.
There are several new categories this year in the open class quilting section.
Be sure and notice classes 26 through 30 in the Fair paper, open class quilting section.
Class 26 is “mug rug”. Mug rugs are a size halfway between a coaster and a placemat. A neat project to set your drink cup and a cookie.
Class 27 that has been added is “Hexagons (any size). Projects with “hexies” have become very popular so bring your “hexie” project.
Any quilted holiday item can be entered in Class 28.
Wool applique has also become very popular also and can be entered in Class 29.
Class 30 is a “Quilt on a Stick”. This will be a fun entry and was noted at the 2017 Kansas State Fair. Make a quilt block 8 x 8 (any pattern) finished, can be pieced or appliqued. The stick and “vase” will be provided for you.
This year the Table Runner Contest is a Polka Dotty Posies pattern that can be obtained from Jackie Warren, 224-8161. Use spring colors and polka dots. The first-place winner will receive $50.
Adults will be baking Easy Cinnamon Bread for the King Arthur Flour contest. 12 years old and younger will be baking Chewy Brownies.
Please contact Joyce Gobl (223-1964) for further information and instructions to obtain your recipes and King Arthur Flour. Prizes are donated by King Arthur Flour Company.
Anyone can enter the Hay Bale and/or the Traditional Scarecrow Contests.
This can be a fun project for groups, businesses, families or individuals. Great prizes for these categories. Contact Terri Williams (215-3202) for more information. Hay bales will be provided for you with registration.
Exhibits can be entered on Monday, July 16, 2 pm – 8 pm.
The judging is Tuesday morning, July 17.
On Wednesday, July 18, the Starlite FCE and Thursday Night Live FCE will each be presenting a special program.
2 pm will be “Show Me the Power of Healing Foods” and 3 pm will be “Kids in the Kitchen”.
The 2018 Bourbon County Fair – Open Class – is a fun and busy time for the volunteers who organize and keep the many exhibits displayed for your viewing. If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Warren (224-8161) or Terri Williams )215-3202). Come and enjoy the fair!