There’s no better place to appreciate the fabric of life than our Textiles department.

Three intriguing competition areas for people truly engaged by the world of fabric.
We find that the folks bring a distinct level of passion for their personal pursuits involving thread and yarn and the like. And that’s exactly why the 2017 Oregon State Fair has long been ground central for such talents. So no matter whether you’re a participant or a fan, you can count on a rich and positive experience.

Needlework & Clothing

We’re proud to offer 19 different divisions for Needlework & Clothing. And within those divisions you’ll find dozens and dozens of specific classes. First, second and third place ribbons will awarded per class, based on merit. One rosette ribbon will be awarded per division. And one rosette will be awarded for Best of Show. Handbook & 2017 Needlework & Clothing Results

People’s Choice Award: Needlework & Clothing

Megan Genthner Original Super Mario Bros. Screenshot


Show us someone who quilts, and we’ll show you a satisfied human being. That’s the not-so-secret truth about quilters. And the results of their impressive efforts grace the Oregon State Fair every year. We offer four divisions for participation, as well as forty classes. Entrants have the option of writing the brief story behind their quilt. (There’s always a story.) Handbook & 2017 Quilting Results

People’s Choice Award: Quilting

Carrie Perkins quilted using the embroidery module on a domestic machine
Large Quilts

Felting, Spinning & Weaving

A tip of the proverbial hat to those who practiced in the ways of felting, spinning and weaving. After all, these folks are as patient as they are talented. Perhaps that’s why so many awards are available in this class. Six in total. Details are in the downloadable handbook. Handbook & 2017 Felting, Spinning & Weaving Results

People’s Choice Award: Felting, Spinning & Weaving

Connie Williams Mauve boucle yarn
Handspun Yarns