Quilt Day at fair to take inspiration from food

Have you ever thought about the connection between food and quilting? With new quilt trends comes the
opportunity to take shortcuts, just like one might attempt in the kitchen.
The 2009 quilt day at the Wood County Fair, slated for Aug. 6, is inspired by such things as jelly rolls,
honey buns, layer cakes, sweet rolls, and turnovers. Along with these items, add sandwiches and don’t
forget to finish up the leftovers. Has food inspired you to be creative with the shape of quilting
pieces or color combinations? Just like in the kitchen, quick tips such as precut coordinated fabrics to
save time and patterns that help in complimenting the colors, give every quilter a chance to be envied
by other quilters while saving time in the sewing room.
Quilts will be on display from 1 to 9 p.m. Participants can view quilters from quilt groups across the
county in action as they work on projects and present mini-demonstrations throughout the day.
Demonstrations for the day will feature the "Inspired by Food" theme.
¥ At 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Edith (Richmond) Dykes will share "Leftovers." If you have lots
of leftover blocks from previous projects, Edith will show you how to use those one-of-a-kind blocks to
make a delicious new tempting and charming quilt.
¥ At 2:30 p.m., Mary Lou Redick will offer "Sandwiching." How do you sandwich a quilt? What
goes in your sandwich? Mary Lou will talk about using your skills to pin, baste, quilt, and glue
whatever works for you to finish that quilted item.
¥ At 3:30 p.m., Cindy Reynolds, owner of A Little Touch of Heaven Quilt Shop will "Increase Your
Appetite for Quilting." Get more done using precut fabric. Delicious bundles including jelly rolls,
layer cake, honey buns, and turnovers will be featured during this demo.
¥ At 5 p.m., the last of the Wood County Fair quilts will be auctioned. This is the last chance to
purchase a Wood County Fair quilt and be one of the few who own one.
Don’t forget to enter a quilted item for the one day display. To enter quilts call the OSU Extension
office at 419-354-9050. Participants can also print the entry form on the OSU Extension Wood County
website (http://wood.osu.edu) and mail it to 639 S. Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 or fax it
to 419-352-7413.
Join us at the Annex Building for the show and demonstrations.