Friday, September 16, 2011

At the Fair

Welcome to the Kansas Troubles' edition of the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop! With the theme this year, I couldn't resist heading out to the Kansas State Fair that's going on this week in Hutchinson, KS to check out all our country folks have to offer. I wanted to see the quilts, the exhibits and have a funnel cake. Robert was planning a route to snack his way over to the livestock barns. We headed for the Poultry barn and found this....
Gobble, Gobble!
FYI: I'm married to the one on the right :).

Next on the list was the 4-H exhibits of canned goods, fresh vegetables and flowers with some pretty big purple ribbons and gourds...

                                                Yup, that's 366 pounds - on the right, that is.

High on my list was to see this year's butter sculpture - usually a cow or something related to the dairy industry. This year...


a monkey riding a sheep??? Seriously??? You mean the monkeys indiginous to the plains of Kansas???Oh yeah, they must be from Western Kansas cause we don't see that many of them in our backyard. (Good grief!)

A walk thru the Domestics building revealed many beautiful quilts - several nicely done in KT fabrics - all covered in thick plastic to keep butter-covered fingers away. Couldn't get any good pics of the quilts, but did find some interesting offerings in other catergories, like the Duct Tape Division...


best use of selvedges...

and a beautifully done Halloween crazy quilt with fabulous stitchery and a well-deserved Best of Show ribbon...


So many other good things to see at the fair, but I'll save those for another day. Moda has a few questions for each of us...

What's your favorite fair food?  I'm usually all over the funnel cakes, but there were so many other tempting treats this year, my favorite may have changed to fried, chocolate covered ________ (fill in the blank).
Here are a few other options - not that I tried them all or anything...

                                                            Deep fried cookie dough


What's your guilty pleasure? Dark Chocolate Snickers. Each month when I go to Walgreen's to pick up a few of our vitamins/herbs/supplements to keep us healthy, they have Dark Chocolate Snickers by the cash register 2 for $1.00.  Who can pass that up??

What's on your bucket list? Travel - to Alaska, St. Martin, Belize, Italy, France and New England.  I'll be checking Alaska off the list next year when I get to teach with my dear friend, Pam Buda, of Heartspun Quilts on a quilting cruise - too much fun!

What inspires your work? Nature, travel, my life. It's funny how you begin to see quilt blocks in tile floors in old churches in Italy or in a stained glass window in an antique shop or even in a beautiful landscape on an island with the deep blue of the ocean for a background. I keep telling Robert that our vacations are all about inspiration and design.

Who would play you in a made for tv Lifetime movie? I love Kathy Bates in virtually any role she's ever done - Fried Green Tomatoes, Misery and now on tv in Harry's Law. Now that's a woman who knows how to get things done her way!

Do you sing when no one is listening? What song or artist? One of my favorite songs (and my ringtone for Robert) is Smile by Uncle Kracker. I also enjoy just about anything by The Script and OneRepublic. Once I figured out how to do it, I get a kick out of assigning songs to each of my friends/family members for their ringtones. It often surprises and delights them when they hear it!

As you read this, I'll be in Dansville, New York at Material Rewards Quilt Shop hanging out with Marty, Teri and a lovely bunch of quilters for the weekend. More on that next week when I get home.

What would a fair and a blog hop be with out prizes??? Here are a few for your consideration. Just comment here before Oct. 2nd at 10pm. when the blog hop ends to be eligible for a Cattails and Clover Layer Cake, Jelly Roll or fat 1/16 bundle.


Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check in with Barb & Alma of Blackbird Designs for tomorrow's edition of the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop.
Lynne

894 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading your blog, looks like you enjoyed the fair, especially your DH, hope he was full afterwards ;-)

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  2. Oh, I do love Kansas Troubles fabric! BTW, DH graduated from Sterling College and we used to go into Hutchinson all the time! This was back in the dark ages, though. Hee Hee!

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  3. Thanks for the trip to the fair! I love that Halloween Crazy quilt and the deep fried cookie dough looks yummy!

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  4. It's been so much fun visiting all the different Fairs around the country. Thanks for participating in the Moda Blog Hop :-)

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  5. I love Cattails and Clover. Beautiful colors. Happy quilting and blog hopping.

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  6. Enjoyed your comments on the fair. Love your work and fabric!! Thanks.

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  7. I love your blog and the fabrics Cattails and Clover are beautiful and rich colours. Wonderful:)

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  8. The Halloween Crazy Quilt is gorgeous! Makes me want to create one of my own. Thanks for the give-away!

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  9. Great pictures - I've never seen a butter sculpture, don't really get the monkey though!!

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  10. Love, love, love your fabric! Thank-you for the opportunity to win some. Have fun in NY, wish I was going to be there.

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  11. I have to say that butter sculpture is a new one on me! I do like a country fair for the chance to indulge in something deep fried that I can't eat the rest of the year. Some of the things I've seen are quite creative. Thanks for sharing the beautiful Halloween crazy quilt. I'd love to add to my KT fabric collection. Thank you for offering it.

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  12. Cattails and Clover is such a sumptous line - as always. Your lines fit beautifully into my home.

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  13. From western Kansas and no; monkeys are not part of our livestock....thanks for the chance to win. Safe travels! janet

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  14. love your post!

    Logan

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  15. Great post! My trips (out in the Great Outdoors) inspire my work too.
    The butter sculpture is hilarious!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win the giveaway prizes.

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  16. Loved the Fair comments-especially the monkey on a sheep-huh! I also love the name of your new line, Cat tails and Clover, AND hope to win some! :-) Thank you for the chance.

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  17. Love your blog! And that butter sculpture was something else!! Thanks for the giveaway--I love your fabrics!
    Susan
    fourseasonsfarm at windstream dot net

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  18. Thanks for the chance to win. My sister will be in Danville for the workshop this weekend! I'm so jealous!!! Wish I lived closer. Enjoyed your pics of the fair too.

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  19. I am happy to have found your blog - I love vintage quilts. And yes, I have to agree with you about the monkey riding the sheep butter sculpture - someone have an imagination.

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  20. I love LOVE love your fabrics.. they are sooo RICH!

    Our town fair starts this week.. haven't seen a butter sculpture YET.. lol

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  21. Love Cattails and Clover! Some of my favorite quilts are made from your fabrics.

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  22. Lynne... thanks for the post from the fair -- I have a weak spot for crazy quilts and that Halloween quilt is simply beautiful. Keep up the good work on your fabric lines -- just love them. Enjoy your trip to upstate NY this weekend - we are not far from there but busy helping out with flood victims so I won't be able to make your classes. Take care. Karen

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  23. Teresa Ramirez-HigashiSeptember 16, 2011 at 6:56 AM

    I’m having the best time discovering all these wonderful sites…I’m new to quilting but not new to loving fabric. I’m happy to place your site in my “favorites”
    Have a safe trip to New York….thanks for the fun Moda Hop!

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  24. Love this line, thanks for the chance!

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  25. Great photos of the fair, we have The Ekka (short for Exhibition) here in Brisbane during August, no butter sculptures here though, but lots of agriculture, craft and FOOD too!

    Thanks, Tania

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  26. Hi!
    Thanks for the giveaway of your lovely fabrics!
    Just a question, is there a project like the other designers have posted?
    Take care, Leslie

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  27. Having issues posting. Must be the shameless begging I am doing to win your decadent fabric. Thank you or the chance and inspiration!

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  28. I am enjoying visiting all the different fabric designers from Moda and finding out about what foods everyone likes at the Fair, deep fried seems a favorite for many.

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  29. Cattails and Clover looks beautiful! I enjoyed your blog and the pictures of the fair! Monkey butter - how strange looking... Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful fabrics! Bonnie

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  30. I love the colors you use in your fabric lines. And I would LOVE to add one of the prizes to my stash. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

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  31. Love your fabric. I live in Manhattan! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. I love KS fabrics. Have made numerous quilts using your lines. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  33. Would love to win some fabric...it is a beautiful line! I always get the pineapple whip at the fair.

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  34. Great post and loved hearing and seeing your Country Fair story and pics. Have a super time in Danville this weekend. That fabric is lucious!!!

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  35. What a fun blog hop! Thank you. And some lovely fabric too.

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  36. I'm loving the fair, it's introducing me to new to me blogs and designers (not to mention the chance to win fabric). Maybe I'll give up quilting and start something new like butter sculpting or duct tape artistry?!

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  37. What a fun post! Thanks for sharing! Have a great time in New York! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  38. Thanks for the change to win. I enjoyed reading you blog.
    Shawn in Michigan

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  39. Thanks for sharing those pics - especially the crazy quilt - wow!

    Love your fabrics and patterns - thanks for the opportunity!

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  40. Laughing is good for the soul! Thanks for the fun post and great hop!!

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  41. Traveling to Alaska is on my bucket list too! I enjoyed reading this post. thanks!

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  42. Love your quilts and colors! Rich colors and rich life. Enjoyed your post! Safe and warm travels to NY.

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  43. I'm with you on Kathy Bates - love her work! And your musical selections surprised me, I don't know why :D Thanks for the opportunity to win fun stuff!

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  44. I LOVE the monkey on sheep made out of butter, what a hoot! I haven't been to a fair in so many years.......


    The fabric would make a beautiful rich quilt, hope I win! Thanks!

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  45. Funnel cakes and fabric, I can't think of two things I like better.

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  46. i LOVE the monkey on butter! I haven't been to a fair in years.....

    Your fabric would make such a warm, rich quilt, love it!

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  47. I'm glad you enjoyed your fair. I always enjoy our 'Great Allentown Fair'!! We don't seem to have the deep fried obsession other places in the country do. Thanks for the giveaway. Kathie L in allentown

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  48. I love your Country !!
    It's so much inetesting visiting all the different Fairs around the Usa Thanks for participating in the Moda Blog Hop
    regards form Italy

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  49. Love the pictures - especially the "turkeys"! We have an awesome state fair in Kentucky with lots of farm fresh produce, animals and quilts, quilts, quilts. Thanks for a fantastic giveaway! I LOVE Moda!

    Happy Stitching,
    Gale

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  50. I love the rich colors of your fabric. Thanks for the chance to win

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  51. Had to laugh at the 'Duct Tape Bikini'!!!! Now that's creativity. :-) Thanks for the great giveaway.
    Mary

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  52. Good grief! is right for that butter sculpture. In Illinois we still have the cow. Should I be prepared for a monkey next year?

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  53. Love your fabrics thanks for being part of the hop
    Dorothy in IL

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  54. Love State Fairs. Thanks for showing some pics from Kansas. And, thank you for a chance to win some of your great fabric.

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  55. All that fried on a stick food has made me very hungy! =) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. DEEP FRIED COOKIE DOUGH!!! Not sure if this sounds like the most awesome of donuts or the worst kind of snack ever.
    Love the butter sculptures though.

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  57. I always love reading your blog, but I esp. loved seeing these pictures. And the fabric give away: all I can say is: gorgeous. Thanks for a chance to win .

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  58. Dark chocolate Snickers? Haven't seen them yet, but now I have to find them!

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  59. love the photos of the selvedges and the halloween crazy quilt. What fun to win a prize!~!

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  60. Lovely fabrics. And it is so fun to read those fair posts. Great idea and thanks for sharing!

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  61. Your captions are hilarious! I love the colors in your new collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win them! Have a great time at your quilting getaway.

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  62. I am loving these designer profile blog posts and learning so much about names we have just heard of before. The Cattails and Clover Layer Cake is a wonderful giveaway and thank you so much for the opportunity. Judy C

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  63. All of the pictures are fabulous, but the one that brought a smile to my face... is the monkey's.

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  64. Your blog is always on my short list and so is your fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Mary

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  65. I like One Republic too! What a fun read - thanks!

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  66. Thanks for having a giveaway and a chance to win the gorgeous fabric!

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  67. Of all fabric lines out there, ANY Kansas Troubles line is always my favorite. Actually, I have a sickness. I own a fat quarter bundle of every line you have EVER made and they are always my first fabrics to go to. Keep up the excellent work!

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  68. My daughter and I sing "smile" - very badly - any time we hear it. Which makes us both smile!!!!!!

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  69. Your Fair post was the funniest so far. Made me laugh. Never heard of the butter sculptures before. Thanks for the chance

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  70. That butter carving is a hoot! There's no place like Kansas!

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  71. cute blog, cute fabric. thanks

    stacey
    stacey@staceysplace.com

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  72. I love it! Looks like a great time! Thank you

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  73. Butter sculpture??? That's a new one for me, but love state fair food......oh so many choices. Kansas Trouble is my favorite fabric. Again, soooo many choices! Keep being inspired!!

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  74. What a fun post! That butter sculptur is something else - I'm not sure what but definitely something else!
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway :)

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  75. I just LOVE reading your blog! Thank you!

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  76. this is my first exposure to your blog and ohhhhh how I love it and you! Your sense of humor is worth the visit. by the way, I love your fabric that you have pictured as your give away - may be my most favorite so far!

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  77. LOL - the monkey sculpture - crazy! And the exhibits behind plastic, too! That crazy quilt is lovely. Thanks for sharing your fair pix.

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  78. mmmmm....that deep fried cookie dough sounds kinda tasty!
    and the colors in your newest line just radiate fall - so gorgeous

    Abby

    abbybeth(@)hotmail(.)com

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  79. Love your deep, rich colors. Thanks for the opportunity to comment, and to win Cattails and Clover. I need that fabric!

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  80. Another great new line in "Cattails and Clover" and I can hardly wait to make something out of it!

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  81. Thanks for the chance to win some of your beautiful fabric! :0)

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  82. I just love the fabric, great colours! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  83. If those monkeys had wings, I would be saying, "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto." Here in MN, they sculpt the local royalty - Princess Kay of the Milky Way and her court. Nothing like a fair!

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  84. I enjoyed your post, and in fact, have enjoyed each designer in the Moda hop. I like that you count dark chocolate in with the other nutrients:) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  85. Love your humor and fairs are so much fun..Illinois has a great one too. I have always loved thimbleberries and used them in many of my quilts..
    Maggey

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  86. Sounds like you had fun at the fair! I love KT fabrics (and have a huge stash of them) and I'm looking forward to adding some Cattails and Clover. I just finished making the Country Garden quilt. The king-size quilt I made for our bed last year uses your Butterfly Garden fabric.

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  87. I like to make sampler quilts and your lines work so well. I really like the new line.

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  88. The monkey is just not right. Glad the quilts were protected from the butter. Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabric.

    I'm not really anonymous - but I'm having trouble signing in.

    Becky in VA

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  89. I love dark chocolate and see the richness of it in the colours of Cattails and Clover. They would look really good with our new sofa which is a milk chocolate colour.

    Gloria

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  90. Just finishing a twin size quilt for a very special new baby in KT fabrics. Mom picked out the fabric because it's "so classic and so cozy". I couldn't agree more!

    Simone

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  91. Would love to win the Cattails and Clover! Your colors are wonderful, and my daughter just make her first large (king) quilt from your Kansas Troubles...it is beautiful! Thanks, Dee

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  92. Love the Kansas Troubles fabrics. Would love to win more of them! Thanks for the opportunity to win...

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  93. Cattails and Clover colors are fabulous. Remind me of Fall here in Michigan. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  94. I'm so thankful that this blog hop has helped me discover so many great blogs -- I'll be back!

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  95. Love the pictures! It's great to see what's at other fairs.

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  96. Happy to join in on the fun at the fair.

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  97. What a wacky butter sculpture. I guess everything has it's place. Looking forward to the Georgia National Fair in Perry Ga next month. Thanks for the pics.

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  98. Deep fried cookie dough?!? I would definitely eat that! I missed our state fair this year so I'm living vicariously through these great blogs. Thanks for participating in the Moda Fair!

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  99. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

    Bev E

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  100. My first visit to your website -- I do own quite a bit of your fabric! I enjoyed reading your entry today. Thanks for the opportunity to win more fabric!

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  101. Deep fried Snickers and cotton candy for sure. Thanks for a great post and some great giveaway items too.

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  102. This blog hop has been so fun, I've been finding some great new blogs to follow! I loved learning a little about you, love your sense of humor!

    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway...

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  103. Funnel cakes win at the fair for me. The butter sculptures are so unusual. I've never seen that before.

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  104. Beautiful fabrics one of my favorite lines! Love the monkey butter sculpture!

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  105. I'm enjoying the blog hop! Thanks for your post! Would love to win the giveaway!

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  106. I think that attending every state's state fair will be on my bucket list....what fun and by the time I'm finished I'll be rolling from all that fair food. I would love to win some of your new Catails and Clover fabric.
    Ann Marie

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  107. I love Funnel cakes!! Those and the quilts are about the only things I really make it point to see/eat at the Fair!!
    Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!!
    I have to post as "Anonymous" as I don't have a "blogger account".
    Thank you
    Jean in Wisconsin

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  108. The Moda Country Fair blog is a great idea and fun to go on some websites I might not have gone on before. Love your patterns, ideas, etc!

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  109. I think I gained weight just reading about your Fall Fair - or is Fair food calorie free? Thanks for a chance.

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  110. Thanks for the trip to the fair. I really really love fair food. Great fabric, thanks!

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  111. I would love to win your fabric. It's great.

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  112. Love your Aunt Edna's Scrap quilt. I have made one similar. Thanks for having such a nice give away.

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  113. Love your fabrics. Like working with the colors. Thanks for a chance to win fabric.

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  114. Fun times at the Fair! I can't imagine eating some of those deep fried delights; they sure are popular. I love the Cattails and Clover line. Gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win some of it.

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  115. Love the Halloween Crazy piece. I used to love fried dough with sugar, simple but good. Love those fabrics, definitely a beautiful quilt in there.

    Debbie

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  116. Love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win! Maryjo

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  117. deep fried everything.....omgoodness!!
    .....I'd love to be able to but all I can think of is.....indigestion!!!! LOL seems fairs are pretty much the same world round!
    Love the fabric prizes....I have every body part that can be crossed, crossed for good luck!
    thanks so much
    :O) Wendyb

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  118. Love your quilt projects and fabric! Thanks for the opportunity to win! ---having trouble with account so I'm hoping this only posted once.

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  119. Oh, I have to say that if I have any weakness for any fabric line...it has to be your KANSAS TROUBLES fabrics! Love, love, love them!!! Have several quilts made with your fabrics, but have trouble giving those quilts away!!! Needless to say, I kept a few of them! :) Your Kansas state fair is so similar to our Iowa state fair...but we have NEVER had a butter sculpture of a monkey on a sheep!!! We did have an Elvis sculpture though! Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping I will be a lucky winner!

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  120. I have always loved, loved, loved your fabrics! Keep that inspiration going! Thank you so much!
    Carolyn H.

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  121. Great post, love this blog hop. Thanks for the chance.

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  122. I always wonder what they do what the butter sculpture after the fair is over?! Thanks for the chance to win some of your fabulous fabric!!!!

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  123. That butter sculpture gave me my chuckle for the day! That is toooo funny! I love the Cattails and Clover fabric line. Just beautiful!

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  124. I love all of your fabric lines and I love how any fabric from any line will work together. I have made many projects with your fabrics and have many left over pieces that I can make a scrap quilt someday. But I always have room for more. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  125. Love as always your fabric and the colors :) Agree the butter sculpture oh my.... in MN they usually do the princess head. Karin E :)

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  126. I really enjoyed that picture of the butter sculpture! Thanks for the chance.

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  127. When I go to the fair I always want to see the quilts, needlework, and the animals. Love the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  128. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, I love your fabrics!

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  129. Thanks for the chance to win some of your fabric...I've been a fan (collector) for years!

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  130. Loved your comments on the fair and the great pictures - particularly the butter sculpture. Also love your fabric and hope to win some of it. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  131. Don't you love the fair. That crazy quilt is awesome.

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  132. Your blog post really entertained me, especially the part about the butter sculpture with the monkey!

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  133. Thanks for participating in the blog hop! Great pictures of the fair. :-)

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  134. This is the first time visiting your blog and I'll be back real soon. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and offering such a wonderful giveaway.

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  135. Can't wait to add Cattails & Clover to my KT stash. Thanks for the offering!

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  136. Wow! Thanks for the chance at this great fabric. Hope I get lucky!

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  137. I love state fairs and haven't been to one since my kids were in 4-H. I can't imagine the work that goes into those butter sculptures. I'd rather put my creative efforts into a quilt. My guilty pleasure? Anything covered in chocolate!

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  138. Dark Chocolate snickers~Yummo!! Love your visit to the fair. I would love to give some of those yummy fabrics a home. Thanks for the chance.

    Becky

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  139. Oh how your post made me long for my home and a county fair.

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  140. Nice giveaway- thank you :)
    fuemmelerbk@gmail.com

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  141. I love your blog. I Hope you enjoy your Alaskan Cruise it's a beautiful State to visit.

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  142. I'm with you on the "monkey on sheep" butter sculpture....they must have been high when they did that. Crazy.

    Thx for the chance to win some beautiful fabrics.

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  143. Oh my... I really love your fabrics. I could see them with my fabric stash.

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  144. The stitching on the best of show 12 is wonderful, lovely embellishments also. It certainly deserved the blue ribbon. The butter sculpture is an absolute hoot. I would love to be having a funnel cake right now at the fair.

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  145. Have always loved your fabrics and would be so happy if I won something to add to my collection.

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  146. It is great to see every one at the fair. Love that halloween quilt.

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  147. Your fabric is GORGEOUS and it fits right into my decor, so your prize would feel right at home here with me.

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  148. I, too, love those dark chocolate Milky Way's and they are too hard to resist at the check out stands..you'd think the store put them there on purpose! I enjoyed hearing about your experience at the fair....the monkey's made me laugh. :)

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  149. Beautiful fabric. Thanks for the chance! (soniaquilts at gmail dot com)

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  150. It's getting cool here, so those warm colors look great! My fav fair food is mini donuts!

    Thanksl for the chance!

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  151. I wonder about the butter sculptor. Strange. The fabrics look so warm and inviting. Thanks a bunch!

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  152. Thanks so much for the chance to win some great KT fabrics. I just love those colors. Also, thanks for being a part of the the Fair - it's really enjoyable.

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  153. I would love to win your beautiful fabrics and I enjoyed visitng here today. Thanks for the visit to the fair.

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  154. I enjoyed your telling of your trip to the fair. and I just love how you have all your quilts displayed down the side of your blog - impressive! And thanks for the chance to win some great fabric.

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  155. Love KT fabrics, and would love the chance to add more to my collection! thanks!

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  156. Thanks for the chance to win, I love the butter sculpture! Hilarious.

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  157. I have used your fabrics for many of the quilts in our home. They are so easy to live with.

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  158. What a fun post! I'm sure you are right and it's western Kansas where the mokeys are. Kinda like nightcrawlers all over the place after a good rain, hard to miss them! Thanks for sharing and the wonderful fabric.

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  159. I love that Halloween quilt...what an interesting idea for a crazy quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great fabrics!!!

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  160. Yessssssss!! I love to go to the MN State Fair. The butter sculptures are always of the Princess Kay of the Milky Way for the year and her court.
    Yesssssssss!! I love prize drawings but honestly, there are already 145 entries and it is only 8:50 am CDT.

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  161. I am feeling rather hungry after reading about all the different foods in your post :-)
    Thanks for the chance to win, fingers crossed :-)

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  162. Love the Halloween crazy quilt!
    Thanks for a chance to win those gorgeous fabrics!
    ...Karen

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  163. I love your fabrics.

    I'm thinkin chocolate cover cheesecake sounds yummy!

    Thank you for the story!

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  164. Snickers are my weakness too! Thanks for the chance to win some lovely fabric!

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  165. I demonstrated quilting at our county fair on Wednesday with several other ladies from my guild. I love visiting the home arts building and seeing all the entries. I managed to avoid the fair food though.

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  166. I'm married to a turkey too :) The fair sounds right up my alley, enjoy them so much! Thanks for the opportunity to win those yummy fabrics, nothing like a freebie! Have a wonderful day!!

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  167. The picture of the four fishermen was my favorite.... along with a few others... What fun!! You are one talented gal and I so admire your creativity. Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us! Blessings, Debbie

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  168. I love going to the fair! All the animals and especially the food. That monkey riding a sheep is hilarious!

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  169. Sounds like you had a great time at the Fair. I'll be going to the state fair on Sunday and I'm looking forward to it. I've managed to not see some of those fried foods. I'll stick to our fair favorite--the scones with butter and raspberry jam.

    Thanks for my chance for the prize--that wonderful fat quarter bundle.

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  170. I'm so glad to have found your blog through the Moda Country Fair!
    Margaret
    mammich@comcast.net

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  171. Thanks for the chance to win. Sounds like your trip to NY will be fun.

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  172. Loved the pictures of the fair and your blog posting. Great fabric (of course, your fabric is always lovely). I appreciate the chance to win.

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  173. Fun photos.
    I would love to go to Alaska too.
    thanks for the great giveaway.

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  174. I'm from Kansas and I haven't made anything with the Kansas Troubles line! It is somewhat of a tragedy, so I hope I win!

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  175. You will love the Alaskan cruise. I have been on 2 and at each port have found a quilt store. Beautiful material and friendly staff. I would have everything shipped back to me...My mailman would just shake his head and strain his back carrying my totes of goodies to my home.

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  176. Loved the Halloween crazy quilt. Wish I had that much imagination. Your fabrics are just beautiful.

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  177. I love your blog, and the pictures of your turkey. regina c.

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  178. I love your fabric and patterns. Pat

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  179. What fun! Have a grand time this weekend. I completely agree with your comment on seeing quilts in floors, windows etc. St Marks in Venice had me itching for fabric and I have innumerable pictures of fences and railing from all over that may one day become quilts :)

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  180. Just got back from our 2nd trip to Alaska, and it's all I think about each and every day. What an amazing place! Visiting is a powerful experience; living there would be most amazing. Your newest line is beautiful and will no doubt grace my cutting table very soon. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  181. Thanks for sharing! I LOVE that Halloween crazy quilt, super cute!

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  182. It's great to read about your inspirations. I'm just a beginning quilter but this holiday I started seeing quilt patterns everywhere, too. And the funny thing is that for me it started with a stained glass window and the floor in a tiny castle.

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  183. I am happy to have found your blog - I love vintage quilts too. Actually, I have never been to Country Fair, so this is on my wish list for next year. Thanks for the giveaway -I love your fabrics!
    Cheers from Prague, Czech Republic

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  184. A frito-chili pie sounds wonderful on this chilly Friday morning! Love your fabric. Cheryl

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  185. I absolutely love your fabric lines. Always look forward to seeing what's new and can never wait to get them. I also like that all of your collections will work with the others! Great!

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  186. Love those fabrics! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  187. Your country fair looks like it would be a lot of fun and I can see how you could eat your way around the fair.

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  188. Oh, those colors of fabric in your give-away are my all-time favorite. And perfect for fall!

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  189. Thanks for participating in the Moda Fair. Ours is coming up and should be fun.

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  190. Thanks for offering your lovely fabrics as a prize. What a wonderful Halloween quilt, it makes me want to go a little crazy.

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  191. Deep fried cookie dough...I need to get to a fair! Feels like fall today and your fabrics would make the perfect quilt for this cooler weather!!!

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  192. Just love your blog - such a wonderful trip to the fair. The Cattails and Clover line is really a nice line to enjoy - especially now that the weather is changing. Would make a nice warm quilt to enjoy. Thanks for the chance to enter into a drawing.

    Sandi from Sonora, CA

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  193. I would LOVE to win some of your warm, yummy fabrics!!!
    KZK

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  194. That Halloween quilt is First Place in my book!! LOVE it! I'm finding myself loving Halloween projects more and more all the time! I always loved going to the fair when I was a kid! It was always an adventure to see all the displays!!

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  195. Deep fried cookie dough - now that sounds like something worth trying at the fair!

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  196. Love the Cattails & Clover fabric & can already thing of several projects to make with it. You need to come to Nebraska & try a fried peach on a stick at our fair.

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  197. I am really loving all of y'all's Country Fair posts! Uhm, butter sculpture....of a monkey riding a sheep? I have never seen a sculpture in butter...and definitely not of a monkey on a sheep! And a "Duct Tape Division"? I must be getting old! LOL!

    Thanks for the fun trip through your Kansas Country Fair, and the chance to win some of your wonderful Cattails and Clover fabric. I have a mini charm pack of it and just love it! Enjoy your weekend!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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