tamatoledonews.com - DES MOINES - The Iowa State Fair invites Fairgoers to get involved with the Fabric and Threads department. With a variety of crafts and sewing projects to participate in, Fairgoers are bound to find a hands-on activity they enjoy. "Nothing Compares" to the 2011 Iowa State Fair set August 11-21.
The State Fair Sew-In will be open each Fair day from noon until 5 p.m. in the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building. This Fair-long project offers Fairgoers a chance to try their hand at simple sewing and quilting while providing warm blankets to local children in need. Every participant will receive a commemorative pin for donating their time. No experience or pre-registration necessary. Volunteer sewing assistants and a site supervisor will be on-hand to supply materials and help with machines.
The Fabric and Threads department also holds a variety of Make It and Take It classes each Fair day. Fairgoers can choose from a variety of crafts offered such as tatting, hand appliqué and quilt block on-a-stick, to name a few. Make It and Take It sessions are held in the Varied Industries Building. Each session has a $10 materials fee and lasts approximately 1-2 hours.
For a complete list of the Make It and Take It projects and times, view the daily program online at iowastatefair.org/daily-events/daily-schedule/
"Nothing Compares" to the 2011 Iowa State Fair, celebrating 100 years of the Butter Cow August 11-21. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org <iowastatefair.org>