Iowa State Fair Sew-In Celebrates Eighth Anniversary
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Des Moines, IA
The Iowa State Fair invites Fairgoers to join the Fabric and Threads department for the eighth 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.
The Sew-In is 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 email@example.com or Sharon Meisenheimer by phone at 515/986-1145 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 fourth year and will be joining the Make It and Take It session leaders to teach about popular quilting techniques. His classes will be held August 11-14, 16, and 18-20, 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 2 hour Tote Bag, Pillowcase in a Flash and Tool Time Demonstrations. These classes will last one to two hours and the cost of the class depends on materials and patterns needed. 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 http://www.iowastatefair.org/entertainment/fair-schedule/. "Nothing Compares" to the 2016 Fair, August 11-21.
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 Fair Favorites, August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.