UNION — The Exhibition Hall at Union Fair, set for July 7-14, is promoting the ninth annual quilt raffle themed around a summer in Maine.

2023 Union Fair Raffle Quilt Submitted photo

The hall is the home of the displays of art, photography, quilts, fancy work, flowers and vegetables. In addition, booths showcase local Granges, specific needlework, local historical societies and other local groups, according to a news release from Union Fair trustee Rick Butler.

Trustees also house the Ed Barrett collection of hand-made miniature farm and logging equipment.

The trustees are soliciting 12.5-inch squares from interested quilters to make up the raffle. The style of the square and the technique used is up to the quilter, keeping in mind the summer theme.

The quilter should also keep the design/pattern within the 12-inch square to allow for the quarter-inch seam allowance. Edges should not be hemmed, blocks will be incorporated into the quilt as space permits, there should be no embellishments such as pins or buttons, and quilters should not put their name on the front of the block.

Each square will be numbered as each are placed in the quilt and will be voted upon by visitors to the fair. The three squares with the most votes will receive a monetary prize and rosette.


The quilt itself will be on display at the Exhibition Hall during the fair and be awarded to the winning ticket holder at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14. Tickets cost $1 each or $5 for six.

All squares should be completed and sent/delivered to Linda Billings, superintendent of the Exhibition Hall, Union Fair, P.O. Box 992, Jefferson, ME 04348 by Friday, May 24.

For more information, contact Billings at 207-549-7207 or llbilli@aol.com.


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