The 4-H animals hadn't arrived in Pleasanton yet but thankfully there was a little farm exhibit set up so I got my piggie experience after all! Here's one of the two moms with her 4-day-old piglets.and this little piggie decided he needed some "space" away from the crowd!
Here's the other litter... aren't these the cutest things? I really wish I could have picked one up to play with.
Okay, enough pigs -- I know you're here to see some quilts!
This is one of Libby's -- the stitching is beautiful up close! You'll notice that it has a "2nd place" sticker on the tag... the judges at this fair seem to be strongly biased towards traditional quilts with hand-quilting.
I'm a big fan of samplers and I thought this one was beautifully done -- it was made by a group at a local hospital. Someone did a lot of work to figure out how to make all these blocks fit together; the little filler blocks were a nice touch!
This quilt was made from 1,840 little tiny bow-tie blocks -- I think they were about 1.5" x 2.5" each.
There was a sunflower-themed display at the entrance to the fiber arts (and canned foods) hall -- this quilt is called "State Fair" and it's in "101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts" by Judy Hopkins and Nancy Martin -- a wonderful classic!
here's Kristi modeling proper roasted-corn-eating posture! I don't think she knew she was gonna get the 10 seconds of fame here on the blog when she posed for this.
and I leave you with this... it is a giant papier-mache jelly donut... just proving that you can find pretty much every possible type of arts & crafts at a county fair!