I've been entering items into the Dakota County Fair for three years now and this year I entered some of the items you chose. All of them won ribbons!
Here they are (plus one extra vintage pattern from the 50s that won a ribbon but wasn't on the blog).
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.