Discovering Home Arts at the Fair (Videos)

The Montgomery County Agriculture Fair has been the highlight for area residents for 69 years. It is the opportunity to celebrate the summer with festivities including seeing animals firsthand, riding various equipment, and watching super trucks and animals. However, did you know you can view the beautiful Home Arts exhibits by your neighbors and those of surrounding states in the large Home Arts Building?

Be sure to check out the website which is full of Fair information, AND includes the catalog information for the Home Arts Department and instructions for entering Home Arts. As you roam through those pages, consider entering your items and surprise yourself with the fun that you will have!

Montgomery County Fair Website

Montgomery County Fair Website

The Fair, located in Gaithersburg between Rte. 355 and I-270 is convenient; as you approach the area you will literally FEEL the excitement. Smiling faces on young and old appear as they approach the venue.

SAVE THE DATES: The fair dates this year are August 8th to August 16th. Home Arts entries are accepted August 7th and 8th, judged the 9th by qualified persons from surrounding counties, and displayed for the public on Sunday the 10th in time for the department to open to the public on Monday the 11th.

Among the demonstrations in Home Arts is Machine Embroidery by state-of-the-art machines. The motifs selected are used for a wide array of items from garments to B’day cards and home dec items. The motifs compatible with your particular machine are available at the sewing machine centers or online. The machines for the most part do ‘routine’ sewing, i.e., garment and home dec straight and zig zag stitches along with a vast library of built in stitches in the machine. The videos below show a simple motif of two kittens during the stitching of these darling animals.

There will be delightful garments in the Clothing department…These dresses for the twins and older sister worked very well until the group grew active.

Posing in their new dresses

Posing in their new dresses


Sometimes posing seems very long.

Sometimes posing seems very long.













Stay tuned for more details about the Home Arts at the Montgomery County Fair.

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Dorothy Martin

About Dorothy Martin

Dorothy Martin is a master seamstress who routinely shows her work at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Dorothy will guide you through the fun and inspiration in the Home Arts Division. Entries will delight your eye. Highlights include arts quilting and baking to knitting and sewing and lots more. Everyone leaves this building with a smile, a gleam in their eye, and the memory of a favorite entry.


6 Responses to “Discovering Home Arts at the Fair (Videos)”

  1. On June 23, 2014 at 11:06 am responded with... #

    Congrats Dorothy. Wonderful job as always.

  2. On June 23, 2014 at 10:43 pm responded with... #

    Excellent 😉

  3. On June 24, 2014 at 5:54 pm responded with... #

    I want those dresses for my daughters

  4. On June 24, 2014 at 10:19 pm responded with... #

    Great article to promote the Montgomery County Fair and the Home Arts Division! Thanks, Dorothy!

  5. On June 25, 2014 at 5:56 pm responded with... #

    Nice article, Dorothy!

  6. On June 27, 2014 at 4:58 pm responded with... #

    Hi Dorothy, you just made my favorite part of the Fair, even more enticing. I’m keeping August 10 open…

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