Section 7 – Needlecraft2018-12-04T14:50:06+00:00

Chairpersons: Carol DeGeer (416-283-1841)

Ann Reesor (905-294-1485).

Before entering this section, please refer to the General Rules & Regulations and Additional Rules for
Homecraft
as well as the following:

* Entry Forms Accepted From Monday, May 28th, 2018 to
Thursday, September 13th, 2018
* No Entries will be accepted after 8:00p.m.
September 13th, 2018 *Will be strictly enforced.*

Additional Rules:

  1. No liquid embroidery to be used.
  2. *Sample fabrics, yarns or flosses must be visibly attached to every exhibit. Samples must be approximately 1” x 1” (2.5cm x 2.5cm). Cutting of samples off seam allowances is not allowed.
  3. All quilting must be done by hand, except where noted to be a machine quilting class or in the sewing classes.
  4. Please pin sets together so that they stay together.
  5. No machine knitting.
  6. Items must not be used or worn.
  7. No loose ends on any articles.
  8. Be sure you have read all the rules pertaining to the Needlecraft Section before you bring your articles to the Fair for competition.
  9. A charge of $.25 for each entry will apply plus a $5.00 exhibitor fee.
  10. Size of Afghans does not include fringe.
  11. The judges are authorized to award prizes to new entries only. Soiled, defective or old entries will be eliminated from the competition by the Judge and/or Committee Chairperson.
  12. Exhibits must be brought to the Homecraft Building on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 between 12 noon and 8:30 p.m., and must be reclaimed on Sunday, September 30th, 2018, between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.
  13. No work is to be entered more than one year.
  14. New Rule: No professional (Those who derive more than 55% income from their craft) Persons may enter this section as it is intended for amateurs only.

This year our Fair theme is Old Days, New Ways. Colour is orange. Please be aware that the following classes reflect this theme: #31 & #119.

Knitting Classes #1-34

***Sample Yarns To Be Attached To Each Item***

Prize Money Classes #1-28:

1st – $8.00; 2nd – $7.00; 3rd – $6.00; 4th – $5.00

Articles to be knit only

No ribbons or cords on any baby items.

All articles must be new and unused.

  1. Baby’s bonnet and sweater (Baby Fingering Yarn).
  2. Dress – infant to 18 months.
  3. Baby’s hooded sweater (yarn of your choice).
  4. Baby afghan. (Not to exceed 210” perimeter excluding fringe.)
  5. Child’s poncho.
  6. Child’s cardigan
  7. Child’s pullover – size 2-6.
  8. Child’s pullover – size 8 and over.
  9. Child’s hat and mitt set.
  10. Mittens for Mitten Tree – any size – to be donated to charity.
  11. Mittens with a knitted design.
  12. Lady/ Teen Shawl.
  13. Pair of fingerless gloves/mitts – any size.
  14. Cape – Adult size
  15. Adult pullover.
  16. Adult cardigan
  17. Sweater – using bulky weight yarn
  18. Adult hat and scarf set.
  19. Infinity/ Cowl Scarf.
  20. Ladies fancy dress socks.
  21. Men’s dress socks – pinned together – not tied together.
  22. Men’s heavy knit socks – pinned together – not tied together.
  23. Pair knitted slippers.
  24. Knitted Chemo Cap – Cotton yarn only – To be
    donated to Markham Stoufville Hospital.
  25. Preemie hat – to fit size of grapefruit (size 36). – to be donated Markham Stouffville Hospital.
  26. Tea cozy with tea pot.
  27. Pet apparel.
  28. One Complete Doll Outfit – No Doll.

Prize Money Classes #29-30:

1st – $12.00; 2nd – $11.00; 3rd – $10.00; 4th – $9.00

***Sample Yarns To Be Attached To Each Item***

  1. Afghan (Minimum size 216” perimeter excluding fringe.)
  2. Afghan – Lap (minimum size 152” perimeter)

Special Class#31-32

Prize Money Classes #31-32:

1st – $8.00; 2nd – $7.00; 3rd – $6.00; 4th – $5.00

***Sample Yarns To Be Attached To Each Item***

  1. Knit or Crochet Item Using Fair Theme ‘Old Days, New Ways.’ – to include colour ‘Orange’ . Attach a note explaining why this item reflects our theme this year.
  2. Article of arm knitting

Youth Classes #33-34
(Age 18 & Under Only)

***Sample Yarns To Be Attached To Each Item***

Prize Money Class #33-34:

1st – $8.00; 2nd – $7.00; 3rd – $6.00; 4th – $5.00

  1. Knitted Scarf
  2. Any Other Article of Knitting

Crochet Classes #35-58

***Sample Yarns To Be Attached To Each Item***

Prize Money Classes #35-53:

1st – $8.00; 2nd – $7.00; 3rd – $6.00; 4th – $5.00

All Articles Must Be New And Unused.

No Ribbons Or Cords On Any Baby Items.

  1. Baby sweater
  2. Baby afghan (Not to exceed perimeter of 210”)
  3. Child dress – size 1-4.
  4. Child Hat
  5. Toddler vest. NEW!
  6. Sweater – Soft yarn
  7. Poncho
  8. One pair of slippers
  9. Child’s Purse with closure. NEW!
  10. Doily – 6” – 12” – mounted
  11. Doily – 13” – 18” – mounted
  12. Tea cozy with tea pot
  13. Pair of pot holders
  14. Shawl. NEW!
  15. Infinity/ Cowl Scarf.
  16. Crocheted Chemo Cap – soft cotton yarn only – To be donated to Markham Stouffville Hospital.
  17. Crocheted Shopping Bag
  18. One Complete Doll Outfit – No Doll.

Prize Money Classes #53-54:

1st – $12.00; 2nd – $11.00; 3rd – $10.00; 4th – $9.00

All Articles Must Be New And Unused

  1. Afghan – Lap – (maximum 152” perimeter)
  2. Afghan – Any other design – (minimum 152” perimeter)

Youth Class #55-57

(Age 18 & Under Only)

***Sample Yarns To Be Attached To Each Item***

Prize Money Class #55-57:

1st – $8.00; 2nd – $7.00; 3rd – $6.00; 4th – $5.00

All Articles Must Be New And Unused.

  1. Scarf
  2. Headband decorated. NEW!
  3. 16cm (6”) Granny square. NEW!

Tatting Class #58

***Sample Yarns To Be Attached To Each Item***

Prize Money Class #58:

1st – $8.00; 2nd – $7.00; 3rd – $6.00; 4th – $5.00

All Articles Must Be New And Unused.

  1. Article of tatting.

Sewing Classes #59-90

***Sample Fabrics To Be Attached To Each Item***

Prize Money Classes #59-83:

1st – $8.00; 2nd – $7.00; 3rd – $6.00; 4th – $5.00

All Articles Must Be New And Unused.

  1. Article of boy’s clothing – size 6 & under – No Sets.
  2. Girl’s dress – size 12 & under – attach sample floss if it’s a smocked dress.
  3. Jacket any size
  4. Two piece pyjama set – any size.
  5. Vest – any size
  6. Ladies/Teens Dress
  7. Cape. NEW!
  8. An article of clothing made out of Polar Fleece
  9. Halloween costume – child or adult size
  10. Ladies purse – must have a closure.
  11. Shopping bag.
  12. Pair of pillow cases.
  13. One pair Quilted pot holders – hand or machine quilted.
  14. Set of 2 place mats.
  15. Tea cozy
  16. Casserole carrier with dish.
  17. Table Topper.
  18. Kitchen apron – practical.
  19. Hostess apron – fancy
  20. Quilted Table Runner – hand quilted.
  21. Quilted Table Runner – machine quilted No Long Arm
  22. Cushion. (Less than 48” perimeter before ruffle)
  23. Cushion. (48” – 72” perimeter before ruffle.)
  24. Any item of pet apparel.
  25. One Complete Doll Outfit—No Doll.

Youth Classes
(Age 18 & Under Only) #84-90

***Sample Fabrics To Be Attached To Each Item***

Prize Money Classes #84-90:

1st – $8.00; 2nd – $7.00; 3rd – $6.00; 4th – $5.00

All Articles Must Be New And Unused.

  1. Apron
  2. Pillowcase – 100% cotton only – donated to Charity
  3. Lounge pants
  4. Stuffed pillow
  5. Any article of sewing.
  6. Doll Quilt. New!
  7. Flannelette Sheet 25” x 30” – single layer fabric – to be donated to Markham Stouffville Hospital for Isolette in NICU.

Embroidery Classes #91-96

***Sample Floss/Ribbon To Be Attached To
Each Item***

Prize Money Classes #91-96:

1st – $8.00; 2nd – $7.00; 3rd – $6.00; 4th – $5.00

All Articles Must Be New And Unused.

  1. One pair of pillow cases.
  2. One pair of tea towels.
  3. Any article of embroidery not mentioned above. NEW!
  4. An article of Swedish Weaving/ Hucking
  5. One pair of guest towels with counted cross-stitch design
  6. An article of white work – not framed.

Quilting Classes #97-129

All Articles Must Be New And Unused.

***Sample fabrics and floss if embroidery is used – must be attached to each entry***

Please write quilt pattern name and approximate number of hours to complete on back of entry tag.

Long Arm Quilting refers to any type of quilting done on a machine other than a table top domestic sewing machine.


Prize Money Classes #97-99:

1st – $9.00; 2nd – $8.00; 3rd – $7.00; 4th – $6.00

All Articles Must Be New And Unused.

  1. Cushion – one traditional quilt block. (12”-18” before any ruffle.)
  2. Quilt top only – twin bed and smaller size.
  3. Quilt top only – double bed and larger size.

Quilting Classes #100-124

***Sample Fabrics To Be Attached To Each Item***

Prize Money Classes #100-124:

1st – $25.00; 2nd – $20.00; 3rd – $15.00; 4th – $13.00

All Articles Must Be New And Unused.

  1. Quilt – 26” x 34” – to be donated to Markham Stouffville Hospital NICU.
  2. Tied quilt – any bed size.
  3. Hand quilted crib quilt – no pre-printed panels.
    (Not larger than 200” perimeter.)
  4. Hand quilted crib quilt – pre-printed panel – no stamped quilting. (Not larger than 200” perimeter.)
  5. Hand quilted miniature. (Less than 80” perimeter).
  6. Hand quilted wall hanging. (Greater than 80” perimeter, less than 160” perimeter.) Must have hanging sleeve.
  7. Hand quilted wall hanging – greater than 160” perimeter, less than 288” perimeter. Must have hanging sleeve.
  8. Hand quilted – My first quilt – beginner.
    (Any Size.)
  9. Hand quilted – twin bed quilt.
    (Greater than 240” perimeter, less than 324” perimeter.)
  10. Hand quilted quilt – made by 3 people or more, list group or names.
  11. Machine quilted crib quilt – no pre-printed panels.
    No Long Arm. (Not larger than 200” perimeter.)
  12. Machine quilted crib quilt – Pre-printed panel.
    No Long Arm. (Not larger than 200” perimeter.)
  13. Machine quilted – My first quilt. (Any Size.) No Long Arm.
  14. Machine quilted miniature – (Less than 80” perimeter.)
    No Long Arm
  15. Machine quilted wall hanging – (Greater than 80” perimeter, but less than 160” perimeter.) No Long Arm. Must have hanging sleeve.
  16. Machine quilted wall hanging (Greater than 160” perimeter but less than 288” perimeter.) No Long Arm– must have hanging sleeve.
  17. Machine quilted quilt twin size (Greater than 240” perimeter, less than 324” perimeter.) No Long Arm.
  18. Rag quilt – does not require a middle layer.
  19. Wallhanging – Mixed technique – Art Quilt – can include different techniques such as hand quilting, machine quilting, piecing, appliquéing, beading, etc. (Greater than 80” perimeter, less that 288” perimeter.)- must have hanging sleeve. No Long Arm
  20. Wallhanging celebrating Fair Theme. Attach to back of wallhanging a story describing how your wallhanging represents to you ‘Old Days, New Ways.’ – to include colour ‘Orange’
  21. Quilt – any bed size – Quilt and quilting to be done by one person using long arm quilting machine.
  22. Machine quilted Quilt – Done by three or more people, list group, name. – No Long Arm
  23. Quilt-top & binding made by one person, and machine quilted by another. Hand guided long-arm quilting only.
  24. Quilt Top and binding made by one person and quilted by another using computerized long arm.
  25. Special Class: Computerized Long-Arm Quilters only – only quilting will be judged. Top can be made by another.

Rules For O.A.A.S. Quilt Competition

Classes #125-129:

To contact Ontario Association of Agricultural Societiesfor a full list of O.A.A.S. rules please visit www.ontariofairs.ca or link through www.markhamfair.ca . A copy is also in the fair office.

General Conditions for both Hand Quilted and Machine Quilted Quilt Competitions

  1. Each local fair is entitled to send the Grand Champion Quilt judged Best of Show for both sections to the District Competition in November 2018 If the same quilt wins at more than one fair the Exhibitor must consider the Agricultural Society closest to his/her home address as the one from which the quilt will be sent to the District meeting. 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 Grand Champion.
  2. Judging will occur at local fairs and district levels. A provincial Grand Champion Quilt will be selected at the annual OAAS Convention.
  3. The winners name and pattern is to be displayed at the Fair on a sign provided by OAAS.
  4. Upon making an entry into the OAAS quilt competition the exhibitor agrees to participate in any promotional activities related to the competition.
  5. The winning OAAS Champion quilt will not be eligible to compete in any future district and/or Convention OAAS Competition.

Hand Quilting Classes #125-128:

All Articles Must Be New And Unused.

Sample Fabrics to be Attached.

Specific Rules for OAAS Hand Quilting Competition – Classes #125-128

Entries must be solely made and hand quilted by the exhibitor.

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)

Prize Money Classes #125-128:

1st- $35.00, 2nd – $30.00, 3rd – $25.00, 4th – $20.00

  1. Quilt – traditional design only – pieced.
  2. Quilt – traditional design only – appliqued.
  3. Quilt – mixed technique – must include at least 3 different techniques.
  4. Quilt – whole cloth quilt – one fabric on each side of the quilt – design made only by the hand quilting done on the quilt.

Machine Quilting – Class #129

All Articles Must Be New And Unused.

OAAS Rules Specific to Machine Quilt/Wallhanging Competition – Class #129

  1. Entries must be solely made and machine quilted by the exhibitor.
  2. Entry quilts must be a minimum of 324” measured on the perimeter.
  3. Entry must have visible machine quilting.

Prize Money Class #132:

1st- $35.00, 2nd – $30.00, 3rd – $25.00, 4th – $20.00

  1. Quilt – any design – any technique – domestic machine or hand guided long-arm quilting.

Awards:

Ann’s Fabrics (Stouffville) Gift Certificate:
Classes # 65, 69, 76, 89, 90, 91, 95

Coulson Award $25.00: Class #102

Homespun Designs (Stouffville) Gift Certificate $25.00:

Class # 113

Jean Beare Memorial Award $20.00: Best in Classes #33 & 34

Jean Beare Memorial Award $20.00: Best in Classes #55, #56 and #57

Katherine Kwan Award $15.00: Class #15.

Katherine Kwan Award $35.00: Class #107.

Larry’s Sewing Machines – Pickering. Gift certificate for sewing machine full tune-up worth $129.99 ‘Best Quilt in Show’.

Markham Towne Quilters’ Guild – $50.00: Class #122 and #123

Needlecraft Committee Award $20.00: Committee’s choice.

Reesor Family in Canada Award $25.00: Class #125

Sew Here Sew Now, Highland Creek – Embroidery Scissors with gold handles, Class #72

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5 Comments

  1. Diane Lewis June 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Are there only two categories for counted cross stitch? Would you please let me know where to find any others?

    Diane Lewis

  2. Joan Bufton August 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Re section #7 Needlecraft.
    How many crafts can I enter into each category?

  3. Angela Scrofano August 26, 2012 at 2:52 am - Reply

    Hi, I am wondering what you consider “Funky Yarn” in Crochet Classes entry #45??? Also why is there no class in the Crochet Classes for hats, hat and scarf sets!!! They are all the rave right now and should be classes in the competition?
    Angela

  4. Cyndy Vojtko July 24, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    re 2017 Entries – is there a section for counted cross-stitch under Needlecrafts?

    Thank you.

    Cyndy

    • Markham Fair September 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your comments. Class 93-a pair of guest towels is specifically for counted cross stitch but counted cross stitch could also be used in classes 89, 90 and 91. Counted cross stitch is a type of embroidery. Don’t forget your floss samples.

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