On Friday downtown Anchorage was preparing for the annual Anchorage Fur Rondy festival which includes the World Championship Dog Sled Races. I dropped off my entry at the Quilted Raven Quilt Challenge which is located near 4th & G street downtown. Luckily I found a parking meter and only had to walk a few blocks but it gave me a chance to watch the mushers set up for the Rondy races. I’ve included a picture of the "Mush-On" Art Quilts above that had been entered so far and a picture of my friend Ann’s entry at left, “Boning Up!” Isn’t it cute? It’s a dog checking the race route for the Iditarod dog sled mushers racing to Nome on March 5. Here are some pictures of the sprint racers and dog sled teams getting ready for the race through downtown Anchorage this weekend.