Jim Hay

“As You Sew”

Banana Boat Races 4200 detail
Banana Boat Races 4200 Detail
Michigan is a summer wonderland of water, cars and fun. Kids splash in backyard wading pools. Boys spray their girlfriends with garden hoses. Men cobble old car bodies onto the longest, sleekest fruit and then attach sails on top. They haul these homemade boats to the Detroit River. In 1954, it’s time. The World’s First FruitCar Banana Boat Races on Water!
Back shows famous early model
FruitCar boat “Ghost 42”


Jim Hay WINS a 2017 Original Category Cash Award at Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival Competition.
“World’s First FruitCar BANANA Boat Races on WATER”
Detroit River 1954
Awards Presentation Ceremony took place on the Dome Stage, Saturday, January 21 at 3:00 PM. Cheer!
The entire Tokyo Dome Baseball Stadium is filled each year. Show continues through January 25th, 9:30 -6pm. last day until 5:30
I can be serious or playful, thoughtful or lighthearted.
I seek truth or spin tales. I generate history, fantasy, even mystery.
All with cloth. That is amazing.
Snack and Beer JHAY 2016
Snack and a Beer

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Juried Artist’s Gallery
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