Joyce Ditto displays the quilt designed for this yearâ€™s fair at Big Spring Education Employees Federal Credit Union. The quilt will remain on display at the credit union until the week of the fair. (HERALD photo/Amanda Duforat)
Hearts and flowers is the theme behind the quilt designed for this year's Howard County Fair.
More than 35 women joined in the effort to construct the king size quilt, for the 10th year.
â€śThere are women who have been with this project since day one, but each year there are new members who join the cause,â€ť Geraldine Posey, quilt participant, said.
Mrs. Roy Simmons was the recipient of the very first quilt, which highlighted the 50 states of the union. Since then, quilts have focused on state birds, state flowers and magnolias. There have also been quilts honoring Texas wildlife, wildflowers, hummingbirds and magnolias. Cleon Jones was the recipient of the 2009 Humming Birds quilt.
This year, the fair will run through Sept. 27 through Sept. 29. The recipient of the quilt will be announced Sept. 29 at the end of the fair.
â€śAll the proceeds from the quilt will benefit the fair,â€ť Posey said.
For those wanting an opportunity to take the quilt home, tickets can be purchased for $1 or six for $5.
The fair will also include vendor booths, arts and crafts and local works submitted by area schools and local artists.
To find out more information about the quilt, apply for a vendor booth or to submit your work to the fair, visit www.howardcountyfairoftexas.com.