Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Pima County Fair

Tucson, Arizona

The fair had an incredible collection of entries in the arts Division. The image below is a quilt. They had paintings, photographs, table settings, science projects, model airplanes. The hall was so big that I only got to see one end. I presume the championship pies were somewhere down on the other end.


Here is an interesting comment on the quilt. I suspect it's from an old friend, Rachel?
 The beautiful quilt is called a Bargello quilt, the name taken from a zigzag embroidery stitch pattern suggestive of flames. The word Bargello allegedly originated in the early 20th century from a set of chairs embroidered with such a stitch in the Bargello Museum in Florence, Italy. Funny story: I was browsing in a quilt shop one day. Another customer walked in and very seriously stated to the owner, “I really want to learn how to make one of those bordello quilts.”Absolutely loved the portrait of you and Mrs. Phred! … “Tex”

Today we're loading up with water and hiking in a desert canyon riverbed. More about that later.



We arrived at the fair about 11AM but the rides didn't open until 3. It was senior day so we got in for $2 each instead of $8.


This was one of the paintings in the County fair competition.

The Freak Show.


I liked this table setting.

3 comments:

  1. you liked the setting that one first prize....hmmmmmmmmmmmmm....love the quilt...sil

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  2. The beautiful quilt is called a Bargello quilt, the name taken from a zigzag embroidery stitch pattern suggestive of flames. The word Bargello allegedly originated in the early 20th century from a set of chairs embroidered with such a stitch in the Bargello Museum in Florence, Italy. Funny story: I was browsing in a quilt shop one day. Another customer walked in and very seriously stated to the owner, “I really want to learn how to make one of those bordello quilts.”

    Absolutely loved the portrait of you and Mrs. Phred! … “Tex”

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  3. Yes, you guessed correctly. ... "Tex"

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