Washington County


I don’t know about other parts of our country, but here in upstate New York summer means county fairs.  Each week there is a new and exciting Fair.  The closest one to me is 10 minutes away.  It is the Washington County Fair.

People flock to it for amusement rides, competitions, and food. There are demolition derbys, musical shows, and tractor pulls.  Families spend time together.  They show their creative skills and their livestock.

Why do I write about this?  I think it is important for children and adults to share things they create.  Sewing, knitting, weaving, spinning, rug hooking shouldn’t be lost arts.   Put something that you have created in your local fair.  Whether you win a blue ribbon or not you are a winner.  You just may be the one who inspires another.

2015 Washington County Fair is August 24-30.

Entries must by done by July 24

For further info you can go to:   http://www.washingtoncountyfair.com

It is another Monday morning even  colder than the previous.  We are definitely on the road to Fall, but that is not all bad if you can get over the temperature.

For me, one great thing about Fall is that we have an apple orchard walking distance from here.  There is apple picking,  apple cider, and homemade cider donuts.  The aroma flow downhill inviting us to come and visit.  You need to be very strong to resist the temptation.  Those donuts are like potato chips.  You can’t eat just one.  www.Saratogaapple.com

Another great thing about Fall is that it is time for the 6th Annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival.   http://www.adkfiber.com   This event takes place on September 27th and 28th from 10am-5pm. Follow the link and get a coupon for $1.00 off your entrance fee.

I have a very full week ahead, so I must get to it.

 

 

Once again it’s time for the Washington County Fair.  This year it will take place from August 18 thru August 24.  For further information you can go to:

http://www.washingtoncountyfair.com.

Another quilting sleepover is being schedule for NEXT WEEK (Friday, Feb 6 – Saturday the 7th) at Christ the King Church in Greenwich, NY.

The quilts are again being made for charity. All levels of experience are welcome to participate in this highly successful event.

Look for mention of their group, the Kings Quilters, when you visit their website.

One of our students from the LIFTS program, Lexie, had entered her 2006 lap quilt project in the 2007 Washington County Fair. She received a number of honors for her work, including a blue ribbon from the fair, a green special award ribbin from the 4H program, and a monetary gift sponsored by a local business!

Lexie has been by recently to continue her work on her 2007 quilt which she plans to submit to the fair this year.

Congratulations & good luck to Lexie!

 

…is in the planning stages!

As with the other quilting sleepovers done at Christ the King Church in Greenwich, NY, the quilts are being made for charity..

Attendees will arrive on Friday and leave on Saturday afternoon.

We’ll be creating a “quilt as you go” quilt. We are looking to have approximately 26 people to create 26 individual quilts that can be completed before everyone leaves! The quilts from this session are to be donated to a children’s hospital.

If this is something that you would be interested in, please leave us a comment with your email or give us a call!

The LIFTS program is held each summer in August at the Greenwich High School. The program is offered for grammer school children in Washington County.

We have had the pleasure of providing sewing classes for LIFTS since 2003.

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