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by Lesley Storts

»Ohio State Fair 2015«


The Ohio State Fair is running through the end of this week – August 9. I entered 3 quilts in the fair this year. I like entering quilt shows because it gives me a deadline to complete a quilt from beginning to end. It is also helpful to get feedback from the judge(s) on ways to improve my quilts.


I entered my Hexi, Any Direction, and Great Granny Squared quilts. Guidelines for this show state that the quilts cannot be more than 2 years old. Both the Great Granny Squared and Any Direction were made this year. The Hexi quilt was made and completed 1 year ago.

My Great Granny Squared won a Blue Ribbon in the Full Size Category!

My Hexi quilt won 2nd place the wall hanging category.

Bright Hexi's


My Any Direction quilt was also part of the wall hanging category.


There were so many beautiful handmade items entered and displayed by other artists at the fair this year.

best of show large quilt

Best of Show Full Size Quilt

crochet 1 winner

Best of Show and First Place Crochet

optical illusion quilt

A really cool optical illusion quilt.

rug hooking 2 peacock winner

Best of Show and First Place rug hooking.

small quilt winner

First Place Wall Hanging quilt.



If you are close to Columbus, OH and can make it to the fair, you will be in for a visual treat – and maybe a yummy treat like funnel cake 😋.

Follow me on Instagram @lesleystorts. Happy quilting and eating! ▶︎▶︎▶︎

Author: Lesley Storts

I’ve always been a doodler and loved art from an early age. I picked up my first fabric, a pink and white checked gingham, at 9 years old and cross-stitched my name. In 1996, my mom started quilting and her inspiration motivated me to make my first quilt in 1998. I found a pattern in a book from the library, changed the colors to make a Christmas quilt and pieced it together. I even quilted and bound it! I enjoy working with all kinds of fabric mediums and threads. I enjoy sewing with my machine and doing handwork. I get inspiration from my life including people, scenery, patterns and objects around me. Follow me here and on Instagram @lesleystorts.

2 thoughts on “»Ohio State Fair 2015«

  1. Congratulations! It is a real kick to win a ribbon, and I think more of a joy to see one’s quilts hanging in a show.


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