Iowa State Fair Sew-In Celebrates Sixth Anniversary
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Des Moines, IA
The Iowa State Fair invites Fairgoers to join the Fabric and Threads department with the sixth annual State Fair Sew-In plus daily Make It and Take It classes and special programming from master quilter Patrick Lose. “Nothing Compares” to the 2014 Fair set August 7-17.
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 Noon to 5 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.
The Fair is also accepting donations of 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 Sharon Meisenheimer at 515/986-1145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, master quilter, and Iowa native, Patrick Lose is back at the Iowa State Fair for a second year. Lose will again be joining the talented Make It and Take It session leaders and teaching about his most popular quilting techniques. His classes will be held August 7-16 and 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/.
About the Iowa State Fair
“Nothing Compares” to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. Discounted gate admission tickets are on sale now through our convenient print at home ticket option at iowastatefair.org. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.