Patricia Gilroy, of Story City, participated in the Crochet division of the Fabric and Threads contest at the 2017 Iowa State Fair, a contest that was judged prior to the start of the fair.

Gilroy received third place in Doily (less than 14 inches, colored thread), third place in Luncheon Cloth (30-54 inches in diameter), and fourth place in Baby Afghan.

In the Fabric and Threads Contest, Gilroy also earned recognition in the Ruth Van Den Baard Awards, which are given to exhibitors who are at least 80 years of age when the submitted item was completed.

In this division, Gilroy won first place for Crochet - Doily, second place for Crochet - Afghan, and second place for Crochet - Baby Afghan.