Sept. 5 deadline for quilt block contest
DONNELLSON — The deadline to submit a quilt block for the Donnellson Fall Festival is Sept. 5.
Anyone, regardless of age, can enter one or more 12.5-inch finished block. The contest is divided into different categories for different ages, and prize money and ribbons are awarded in each category.
The blocks become the property of the quilt committee and are made into a quilt that is given away during the following year’s Fall Festival.
The blocks from last year’s contest have been assembled and are on display in Donnellson’s Pilot Grove Savings Bank. During the festival, it will be displayed, along with this year’s quilt block entries, in the fire station.
Creators are asked to use any cotton or cotton-blend fabric with a fall theme or color scheme to create a quilt block. Do not glue or sew any extra notions, like buttons, beads or lose embroidery threads, on the block because it prevents the use of a quilting machine.
All blocks should have the creator’s initials in the lower right corner one inch from each side of the block. Initials can be embroidered or written with a permanent fabric marker.
Completed blocks, including a paper with the name of the block and the name, address and age of the creator, should be sent to Sharon Meierotto, 2348 242nd St., Donnellson 52625. The deadline is Sept. 5.
The quilt block contest has been a part of the fall festival for many years. It draws entries from out of state and from multi-generations of families.
Donnellson Fall Festival is set for Sept. 20 at Railroad Park on Main Street. The free family-oriented festival starts with a free a pancake breakfast. Activities include games, an apple-peeling contest, tours of the depot, a craft alley, water fight competition, basketball contest, car show, tractors, a citywide scarecrow contest, an apple exhibit from Apple Berry Orchards and more. Musical entertainment also is featured during the day and into the evening. For information, call 319-835-5131.