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I too am a sucker for pretty ribbons. I'm in the process of having my horse show ribbons turned into a quilt (actually, 3 or 4 quilts). It is just so sad to hang them and watch them fade, or gather dust, and I want a way to cherish them forever.
It is great that the dates are on the backs of the dog show ribbons. I know the Hodges Badge Ribbons usually have a place to write it yourself, and with my horse show ribbons I always forgot.
When I was a little girl I hosted a small "fun dog show" in Vermont, and remember printing out all of the classes, the dates, etc and taping them to the backs of my ribbons. It was quite fun. I had all sorts of classes, from tricks to dog-owner look alike, and handed out the prizelist at the local general store. I happen to have the same last name as a former AKC Secretary, and a man saw my flyer and noticed my last name (it isn't a common name at all), and ended up bringing his Westminster champion. My drama coach was my judge, and in my "best-of-show" class asked the dogs questions. Example, "If your dog could talk, what would it say about you?" or "If your dog could talk, would it like its name?" and many others. The man's response, "Well, I've never been to a dog show where the judge asks questions, especially of the dog, but...[insert long show name and explanations of the various kennels]..." It was so much fun, and the older gentleman was absolutely tickled to win his box of dog bones. I'll have to upload the pictures if I can find them somewhere. His dog is stacked out beautifully, and he is in suit and tie smiling from ear-to-ear.