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Log Cabin Demonstrations

The Walworth County Association for Home & Community Education (HCE) will host the Walworth County Fair Log Cabin demonstrations. Daily demonstrations will take place at the Walworth County Log Cabin starting from NOON to 6:00PM on Wednesday, August 28th, 9:00AM to 6:00PM Thursday August 29th through Sunday September 1st and 9:00AM to 5:00PM on Monday September 2nd.

A project that began in 1979 continues today with the Wisconsin-Nicaragua S, Fair viewing Center Chica Nica Doll dress project. Women from the Learning/Sewing Center are sewing beautiful and intricate design dresses, designed to fit 18” dolls. Stop by the Log Cabin and check out these one of a kind Chica Nica Doll dresses.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28TH

Amanda Kostman, UW-Extension Human Development and Relationships Educator, will be in the Log Cabin to help families and individuals get started on a healthy financial path! We will have interactive opportunities for people of all ages to gaining knowledge, tools, and resources to gain financial freedom and build wealth!


THURSDAY, AUGUST 29th

Gerry Lesch, Clinton, Wis., Wood Carving, Fair visitors wishing to find out how birds, caricatures, spoons and other wood projects are made out of wood, should stop at the Wood Carving booth located in the Log Cabin building on Thursday, August 29th. Visitors will find a variety of wood carved projects on display and will have a chance to ask questions, watch (when appropriate) short demonstrations, and listen to what procedures and/or techniques the carver used to create those carvings. Information about wood carving Clubs and Shows will be available at the Log Cabin.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 30th

Stop and Smell the Roses, Doug Amon, Delavan, WI

Doug Amon has been nurturing his rose garden since he was 70 years old. Amon will be hosting at the cabin and will answer any questions visitors may have on the different varieties of roses and what grows at his home in Delavan WI. Amon, can typically be found outside his home, pruning, removing dead petals and nurturing the 425 + rose bushes that has drawn thousands of intrigued visitors to his home every year!

Take a stroll to the Log Cabin and witness the beautiful roses that all have a name.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 31st

Laura H H. Zaraza, an Independent Stampin’ Up® Demonstrator, will be demonstrating the Art of Rubber Stamping and Paper Crafting at the Log Cabin. Laura has been serving up stamping ideas, card making & scrapbooking classes, Women’s Groups, Home Show Parties and Kids B-day parties in the Walworth County area for over 22 years. Laura will be doing live demonstrations throughout the day as well as Make & Take projects. Some of ideas may include Notecards, Tags, bookmarks, etc. See her display boards which will inspire you. Visit her Creative blog at www.lauraZstamps.com for more ideas.

Stop in, because Creativity is Calling You.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST

Kari Newell, Kari’s Sew Unique, if you love to work with beautiful quilt fabrics, you probably have been enjoying making unique bags! Kari’s Sew Unique, of Whitewater not only offers a huge selection of great quilt fabrics but all the needed supplies for bag making. Kari’s stocks six colors of hardware in a variety of sizes as well as all the zippers and stabilizers needed for making bags. Kari’s has become the headquarters for bag making supplies and bag classes in southern Wisconsin!

Come to the Log Cabin Sunday, September 1, 2019 to learn and see demonstrated bag making hardware! Learn about sliders, swivels, closures, bag feet, and strap connectors. And, of course, zippers by the yard! Kari will have ongoing demos throughout the day. This is a great opportunity for bag makers to experience a variety of bag supplies! She’ll have some cork wallet kits for sale that include a magnetic closure, d ring, swivel hook and Free pattern guide.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2rd

Patty & Marra Andreas, ”Keeping Memories Alive”, Elkhorn. There are many ways to keep memories alive whether it’s for a special event like a graduation or wedding or after someone passes away. Photograph albums, scrapbooks, stories told to one another, creating DVD’s picture collages, quilts and pillows are just some of the ways to keep memories alive. When our neighbor of 38 years passed away, I wanted to help the family in some way. I asked for some of the clothes, once they had gone through things, so I could make a memory quilt. The family was very generous in their giving of clothes, material and sheets. Stop by the Log Cabin to hear the rest of the story and what I did with what I was given.

See you there Monday, September 2nd, 2019!


Walworth County HCE will display their “Stitches of Love” sewing projects. Pick up a raffle ticket for your choice of one of the following: Queen Size quilt “COUNTRY BLOSSOMS” , 100TH Season Team Autographed Green Bay Packers Football or 2 ft. x 2 ft. “Rays Of Grace” Barn Quilt.

See you at the 170th Walworth County Fair!


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