May 25 to 28, 2023
Year 174 Fair Theme: Through the Farm Gates

Needlework – Class 32

Needlework Class 32: Section 1 – 63

Chair:   Chris Somerville……………..905-939-7795

Co-chair:  Christine Munshaw,

Committee: Mary Tzarik, Kathy McDonald, Bev Donaldson

Competitors are encouraged to include the 2023 Schomberg Agricultural Fair theme “Through the Farm Gates” in their entries wherever possible. 

 

  • The general rules at the beginning of the Homecraft section apply to this class.
  • This section is open for non-professionals.
  • Exhibits must be no more than two years old and not previously shown at the Schomberg Fair.
  • Items to be clean and odour free. Any soiled entry may be disqualified.
  • Please ensure that all loose ends are finished and that there are no knots in knitted articles.
  • A copyright design cannot be displayed at a Fair without permission being granted from the owner of the copyright. When the owner of the copyright has granted permission, the exhibit will be displayed & labeled appropriately. Without this permission displayed, the item cannot be judged (OAAS)

 

Special Note:

Samples OF Yarn And / OR Material Used TO Make The Article Must BE Attached

TO All Items

 

Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies

Quilt Competitions

For a full list of O.A.A.S. Rules and Regulations

Please visit www.ontariofairs.ca

  • Each Local Fair is entitled to send only the Grand Champion Quilt, (judged Best of Show for both Sections) to the District Competition in October 2023 or if any entry wins Grand Champion or best of all classes at more than one Fair, the other Fairs at which this quilt was entered and won, should enter their Reserve Champion or Second Best of Show of all classes quilt in the District Competition.
  • Local Homecraft Divisions are requested to judge a Grand Champion or Best of Show of all classes as well as Reserve Grand Champion or Second Best of Show of all classes.
  • The Grand Champion and the Reserve Champion are judged from all first and Second prize quilts.
  • The Best of Show at the OAAS Convention in February 2023 wins a Grand Prize and the exhibitor retains ownership of the quilt.

Annual OAAS Championship

Hand Quilt Competition

OAAS General Conditions

Eligibility, Rules And Regulations

 

  • Entries must be solely made, and hand quilted by the exhibitor
  • and exhibited and judged at a local Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) Fair to be eligible for this competition.
  • Entry quilts must be a minimum of 324” measured on the perimeter (smaller quilts will not be eligible to proceed to the next level of competition)
  • Judging will occur at local fairs and district levels. A Provincial Grand Champion Quilt will be selected at the Annual OAAS Convention.
  • Upon making an entry into the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Quilt Competition, the Exhibitor agrees to participate in any promotional activities related to the competition.
  • The winning Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Champion Quilt will not be eligible to compete in any future District and/or Convention OAAS competition.
  • The winner’s name and pattern to be displayed at the Fair on sign provided by OAAS.

 

Annual OAAS Championship

Machine Quilt / Wall Hanging

Competition

 

OAAS

General Conditions

Eligibility, Rules And Regulations

  • Quilt/Wall Hanging must be solely made, and machine quilted by the exhibitor and exhibited and judged at a local Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) Fair to be eligible for this competition.
  • Quilt/Wall Hanging to be measured on the perimeter. Total perimeter measurement to be a minimum of 324 inches. Note the article can be square, rectangular etc.
  • Judging will occur at local fairs and district levels. A Provincial Grand Champion Machine Quilted Quilt/Wall Hanging will be selected at the Annual OAAS Convention.
  • Upon making entry into the OAAS Machine Quilting Competition, the Exhibitor agrees to participate in any promotional activities related to the competition.
  • The winning OAAS Machine Quilted Quilt/Wall Hanging will not be eligible to compete in any future District and/or OAAS Provincial competition.
  • The winner’s name to be displayed at the Fair on sign provided by OAAS
  • Quilt/Wall Hanging must have visible machine quilting.

 

Quilts

Special Note

Samples of materials used to make the Quilts in Sections 1, 2, 3, & 4 are no longer required.

All Quilts in sections 1, 2, 3, & 4 must measure a minimum of 324” on the perimeter, unless otherwise stated.

All Quilts in sections 1 & 2 must be hand quilted, unless otherwise specified.

If possible, label Quilt with name of design for spectator benefit.

Remember, Sections 5 through 16 must include some swatches of fabric used in your entry.

 

Sections 1-2: 1st-$35, 2nd-$20, 3rd-$15

Sections 3-4: 1st-$25, 2nd-$15, 3rd-$10

  1. Quilt – pieced, any design, hand quilted
  2. Quilt – hand appliquéd, hand quilted
  3. Quilt – pieced, any design, machine quilted
  4. Quilt – machine appliquéd, machine quilted

 

NeedleworkLarge Items

Prizes: 1st-$10, 2nd-$8, 3rd-$6

  1. Quilt – hand quilted, crib size
  2. Quilt -machine quilted, crib size
  3. Quilt – printed panel, hand quilted, crib size
  4. Quilt – pieced by exhibitor, quilted by another – 200” perimeter or greater
  5. Quilted wall hanging – hand quilted
  6. Quilted wall hanging – machine quilted
  7. Quilted table topper, machine quilted, any size
  8. Lap quilt or throw – machine quilted, featuring the Schomberg Fair 2023 theme- Through the Farm Gates
  9. Afghan – knit, minimum size 40” x 40”
  10. Afghan – crochet, minimum size 40” x 40”

 

Textile Creations

Prizes:  1st-$6, 2nd-$5, 3rd-$4

 

  1. Pair of Cushion Covers featuring the Schomberg Fair 2023 theme- Through the Farm Gates
  2. Child’s Hoodie made from fleece

 

NotePlease DO Not Fasten Mitts, Gloves, Hats, Etc. Together With YarnPlease Pin SO The Judge Can Easily See Inside.

 

Knitting & Crocheting

Adults & Teens

Prizes:1st-$7, 2nd-$6, 3rd-$5.00

 

  1. Cardigan – knit
  2. Pullover – knit
  3. Shrug or Bolero
  4. Shawl, wrap or poncho – knit or crochet
  5. Sleeveless top or shell or vest – knit or crochet
  6. Headwear & mitts – knit or crochet
  7. Socks – knit
  8. Slippers – knit or crochet
  9. Neck wear, scarf or cowl – knit or crochet
  10. Reading Socks – knit or crochet – oversized socks to keep your feet warm when reading – go all out with creative decorating

 

Knitting & Crocheting

Children’S Wear

Prizes:1st-$4.50, 2nd-$3.50, 3rd-$3.00

For safety reasons, no strings, ribbons or ties on babies clothing.

 

  1. Baby set, jacket with hat, knit
  2. Baby set, jacket with hat, crochet
  3. Dress 0 – 4 years, knit
  4. Baby’s blanket or afghan, knit (at least 36”x36”)
  5. Baby’s blanket or afghan, crochet (at least 36”x36”)
  6. Child’s pullover 4 – 12 years, not Fair Isle
  7. Child’s graph or Fair Isle sweater featuring the Schomberg Fair 2023 theme- Through the Farm Gates
  8. Child’s cardigan
  9. Child’s poncho – knit or crochet
  10. Child’s headwear & mitts – knit or crochet
  11. Child’s slippers – knit or crochet

 

Miscellaneous Items

Prizes: 1st-$4.50, 2nd-$3.50, 3rd-$3.00

 

  1. One (1) Quilt block, mounted & named
  2. Table runner – fabric
  3. Placemats – two (2) fabric
  4. Placemats – two (2) knit or crochet
  5. Small item made from yarn scraps – at least 4 colours /4 yarn scraps
  6. Pair of dish cloths, knit or crochet

 

Specials

No samples required.

 

Due to the nature of the following, more than one entry is allowed, however, only one prize can be claimed.  All slippers, mittens and headgear will be retained by the Schomberg Agricultural Society and donated to charities and hospitals.

 

  1. Mitten Tree

Prizes:  1st-$5, 2nd-$3, 3rd-$2.00

Knitted mittens in either adult or children sizes.

 

  1. Adult Headwear

Prizes:  1st-$5, 2nd-$3, 3rd-$2.00

Knitted or crochet.

 

  1. Child’S Headwear

Prizes:  1st-$5, 2nd-$3, 3rd-$2.00

Knitted or crochet.

 

Community Service Slipper Challenge

Prizes:  1st-$12, 2nd-$8, 3rd-$5

Sponsored by the Malcolm Family.  Knit, crochet or both.  Slippers can be of your own design.

More than one entry is allowed, however, only one prize in either category will be awarded.

  1. Adult Slippers
  2. Child’S Slippers

 

Newborn Special

Prizes:  1st-$8.00, 2nd- $6, 3rd-$4

Sponsored by Suzanne Plue.

  1. Knit or crochet hat & bootie set.

 

  1. Spinrite/Yarnspirations Special

PrizeTo be determined before the fair.

Learn A New Stitch Challenge” – any knitted or crochet item made with standard stitches and featuring a ‘non-standard’ stitch such as entrelac, brioche, or crocodile.  Must be submitted with proof of purchase of Patons or Bernat item.  (Label band/pattern/receipt).

 

  1. Mary Maxim Special

Prize:  Mary Maxim Coupon

Any knitted or crochet item using Mary MaximYarns.  Must be submitted with proof of purchase of Mary Maxim item.  (Label band/pattern/receipt).

 

  1. Chemo/Cancer Surgery Caps Special

Prizes:  1st-$12, 2nd-$8, 3rd-$5, Sponsored by Chris Somerville

Use of soft yarns or materials such as cotton, baby yarn, soft worsted.  No wool content. Thinner, seamless (crochet or knit in the round) non-lumpy caps for sleeping. Some patients prefer solid caps which will not show hair loss through the pattern holes.  Fabrics such as cotton broadcloth may also be used and would be appreciated in the summer. Entries will be retained and donated to local charities and hospitals. You may enter as many as you wish, however only one prize will be awarded.

 

NeedleworkBest OF Show

  1. Hand Quilt – Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Rosettes
  2. Machine Quilt – Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Rosettes

 

  1. The Northcott Fabric Special

Prize:  Assortment of Fat Quarters donated by Northcott Fabrics, Sections 1 -5 High Points

 

  1. Christine Munshaw Special

Prize:  $25.00, sponsored by Christine Munshaw.  Sections 5-43 Needlework High Points,

 

  1. Judge’S Choice

Prize:  Best of Show Rosette, Sections 5-43. Needlework

 

  1. Mary Duggan Special

Prizes:  1st-$12, 2nd-$8, 3rd-$5, Prize money donated by Monica Duggan and Teresa Slade and their families.  Tote bag or reusable shopping bag made from fabric scraps.

 

  1. Needlework Committee Members Choice

Prize:  Rosette & Assortment of knitting/sewing supplies.  Committee choice from Miscellaneous Sections 38-43

 

  1. Cultural /Traditional Origins

Prize:  Gift Certificate for Michael’s, Sponsored by Norma Jean Stephenson-Frans

Include a brief written description of the  traditional significance of the item with entry tag.  Examples for entries may be a traditional costume, or part of a costume,  headwear, vest, apron, or  table cloth, serviettes, cushion  or pillow cases, featuring traditional needlework such as embroidery, cross stitch, knitting, crochet, beadwork, weaving etc.
Note:  Exhibits for Section 60 must be handcrafted by the exhibitor  and may only be exhibited by the maker of the craft.  Items do not have to be new.

 

  1. The Quilt Store Special

For most Points in Quilting, Sections 1 – 12 will receive a Gift Card donated by The Quilt Store, 17817 Leslie Street, Newmarket Ontario.

Click the tabs below to get instructions, entry forms and rules from each of the tabs.