Beginning Sewers Compete in 2022 Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (08/16/2022) (readMedia)-- The Junior Division created a variety of pieces for the Fabric and Threads Competition judged before the start of the 2022 Iowa State Fair. Each piece is judged upon design, workmanship and finishing.

The Fabric and Threads exhibits are on display every day of the Fair from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building sponsored by Principal.


Embroidered Item (Age 10 & Under)

1) Jessie Hilmer, Des Moines

Pieced Item - Tied (Age 10 & Under)

1) Selah Roseheim, Madrid

Pieced Item - Quilted (Age 10 & Under)

1) Gideon Simpson, Norwalk

2) Alayah Simpson, Norwalk

3) Avery Dorn, Ames

Sewn Item (Age 10 & Under)

1) Colbie Moulton, Ankeny

Pillow (Age 10 & Under)

1) Quinn Moulton, Ankeny

2) Zoe Praska, West Des Moines

Crochet Item (Age 11-18)

1) Ava Vaughn, Ankeny

2) Abbi Teel, Ankeny

3) Lauren Koehler, Monticello

Pieced Quilt - Team (Age 11-18)

1) Nora Lowden, Winterset

2) Quentin Spain, Norwalk

3) Elly Holubar, Solon

Honorable Mention) Allie Schneider, Lacona

Pieced Quilt - Individual (Age 11-18)

1) Titus Rosheim, Madrid

2) Ava Kerns, Edgewood

3) Elly Holubar, Solon

Sewn Top / Shirt / Blouse (Age 11-18)

1) Ava Vaughn, Ankeny

2) Ava Kerns, Edgewood

Sewn Skirt / Pants (Age 11-18)

1) Ava Vaughn, Ankeny

2) Audrey Dix, Mount Vernon

Accessory (Age 11-18)

1) Ava Kerns, Edgewood

2) Allie Schneider, Lacona

3) Ava Vaughn, Ankeny

Honorable Mention) Josephine Mowrer, Madrid

Sewn Item for the Home (Age 11-18)

1) Ava Kerns, Edgewood

2) Nora Lowden, Winterset

3) Ava Praska, West Des Moines

Honorable Mention) Phoebe Brandt, Pleasant Hill


The Iowa State Fair is one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country and the single largest event in the state. The Fair began over 160 years ago and is now considered one of the best events in the nation, attracting more than one million Fairgoers every year from all over the world. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University, just off the interstate and minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Find Your Fun at the Iowa State Fair, August 11-21, 2022. For more information, visit