The official 2006 Minnesota State Fair poster is colorful, packed with farm animals and features a big quilt. Minnesota children's book author Nancy Carlson was asked to create the poster for the 2006 state fair.
You may recall last year's poster made a big splash. It was created by Mary GrandPre, the illustrator of the Harry Potter book covers in the United States. The proceeds from the sale of the posters support the Minnesota State Fair foundation and fund fair improvements.
Nancy Carlson is known for her colorfully illustrated books such as "I Like Me!" and "Loud Mouth George." She says it was natural to choose a quilt as the poster's centerpiece. Carlson spoke with MPR's Greta Cunningham.