Iowa State Fair Sew-In Celebrates Seventh Anniversary
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Des Moines, IA
The Iowa State Fair invites Fairgoers to join the Fabric and Threads department for the seventh annual State Fair Sew-In.
The State Fair Sew-In offers Fairgoers a chance to try their hand at simple sewing and quilting while providing warm blankets to local children in need. Each day, the Sew-In will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Hallway of the Varied Industries Building. Every participant will receive a commemorative pin for donating their time. No experience or pre-registration necessary. Volunteer sewing assistants and on-site supervisors will be available to help.
To help make the Sew-In a success, you can also donate five-inch wide strips (cut with the fabric) and two-yard cuts of fabric in all-cotton, juvenile prints for quilt fronts and backings. To donate or volunteer, contact Dorothy Faidley by phone at 515/994-2039 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with the Sew-In, Fairgoers can also enjoy daily Make It and Take It classes as well as special programming from master quilter and Iowa native, Patrick Lose. Lose is back at the Iowa State Fair for a third year and will be joining the talented Make It and Take It session leaders to teach about popular quilting techniques. His classes will be held August 13-16, 18, and 20-22, and each class will last approximately two hours. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. All Patrick Lose classes require a $25 materials fee.
Several other Make It and Take It classes will be offered throughout the Fair including hand quilting, cupcake pincushions and beginning sewing. These classes will last one to two hours and require a $10 materials fee. Pre-registration is also recommended.
For a complete list of the Make It and Take It projects and times, view the daily program online at www.iowastatefair.org/daily-events/daily-schedule/. "Nothing Compares" to the 2015 Fair, set for August 13-23.
About Iowa State Fair
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.