IPM Quilt Block Challenge

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The International Plowing Match & Rural Expo, set to take place between September 20-24, recently held their annual IPM Quilt Block Challenge.

Congratulations the winners of the IPM 2022 Quilt Block Challenge:

1st Place: Janice Toonders, Williamsburg.

2nd Place: Kathy Colwell, Spencerville.

3rd Place: Ann Creasey, Kemptville.

During the challenge, quilters and sewers were encouraged to purchase a kit and assemble their own quilt block to enter into the competition using four preselected pieces of fabric, with the addition of one cotton fabric piece of their choosing. The theme for the block is ‘Home on the Farm: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’. The fabric from the Quilt Block Challenge was generously donated by Northcott Fabrics.  All finished blocks received will be made into two quilts. One will be presented to the Ontario Queen, who will be crowned during the event, and the second will be raffled off with the winning ballot to be drawn on the final day of the event.

The International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (IPM) is North America’s largest outdoor agricultural and rural expo. The event is expected to attract over 80,000 visitors over the five-day match. The large crowds will spur tourism and economic activity in the surrounding area during the event and for years to come. Further, profits generated during the event will be donated to groups and organizations in the host community.

The event will host a range of activities for people of all ages including plowing competitions, numerous opportunities to learn about agriculture, live entertainment, hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, a wide variety of food, and much more.

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