The Iowa State Fairis all about the food, right? Food we eat and enjoy and then regret when we remember the calories?
Well, the Fair offers huge banquets to enjoy that contain not one single calorie. One of those is on the second floor of the Varied Industries building.
That’s where Iowa quilters display the fruits of their labor over the past year. And it is one huge bounty. Even folded so that only a small portion of each quilt shows, the entries still extend from ceiling to floor, covering three walls of a large room.
Each quilt is a work of art. The colors, the patterns, the stitching all attest to the skill of so many dedicated quilters. Each quilt, individually, is phenomenal. Grouped together, they create a kaleidoscope of shapes and colors.
A few photographs provide a taste of the variety on the plates of Iowa quilters. Here’s a sample and you can enjoy them all with absolutely no calories!