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through Sunday, May 31, 2020. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

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County Fair Contests




* Quilt Block Packets are available for $9.95 at Gee Gee’s Crafts and Fabrics located at 601 Yelm Ave W, Yelm, WA; phone: (360)458-5616. The packet will contain fabric you can use to make any block pattern, but you cannot add any other fabric from outside the packet. You are required to use a minimum of four fabrics in the packet for each block. Your block may be patchwork, foundation piecing, appliqué, etc. The work may be done by hand or machine. No embellishments or three-dimensional elements are allowed. The minimum entry is one block; packets may make more than one block. You may purchase as many packets as you like and enter as many times as you wish. Fabric in packets must be pre-washed.
Only blocks 12 1/2" square unfinished will be accepted for judging.

* Bring your (unquilted) square(s), along with the attached Fair entry cards, back to Gee Gee’s Crafts and Fabrics any time before July 18, or to Heritage Hall at the Thurston County Fairgrounds on Entry times: Sunday July 19, 1-5pm or Monday July 20, 12-7pm.

* Your quilt block will be judged on appearance, construction, and creativity in use of the challenge fabric and design. Blocks will be displayed in Heritage Hall during the Fair. Ribbons, judges’ comments and blocks for drawing winners will be available for Pick-up Monday August 3, 1-7pm.

* Prizes, Prizes, Prizes: Each participant who turns in a completed block will receive a coupon. At the fair, entries will be awarded Blue, Red and White ribbons, along with judge’s comments. In addition, with the exception of 12 blocks that will be kept by the Thurston County Fair to be used in a raffle quilt during the following year’s Fair, names from contest participants will be drawn for the remaining lots of 12 blocks. (Could be less than 12).

Contact: Superintendent - Barbara Ridgeway, email: or call 360-943-8399