Needlework, Dept. 24

Needlework



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2016 Entry Instructions

ONLINE ENTRY IS PREFERRED. To be an Exhibitor, click on the Online Entry link and follow the instructions. The alternate way to enter is to print out the offline entry form, fill it out, and mail it in according to the deadline outlined on the form and on the Entry Deadlines and Delivery Schedule page. (NOTE: For Community Service items, regardless of whether you enter online or mail in the Exhibitor entry form, the special Community Service Project Form MUST accompany each chemo cap donated when you bring it to the Fairgrounds.) (Please contact your Department if you are unable to print the entry form.)

Rules

  1. Only 1 article may be exhibited in each letter/number/letter designation in a category by an exhibitor, and all articles exhibited must be made by that exhibitor.
  2. Professionals are welcome to exhibit in categories other than those in which they earn a living.
  3. No article previously exhibited at the Durham Fair can compete again for prizes.
  4. Soiled and dirty articles will not be accepted.
  5. All pictures and wall hangings must be equipped for hanging.
  6. It is recommended that wall hangings be washed, pressed and/or stretched.
  7. Heirloom sewing is considered to be sewing that incorporates lace and or embroidered insertions and edgings.
  8. Quilting must be done by exhibitor.
  9. All exhibits must remain on display until close of the Fair at 7 p.m. on Sun. Exhibits may be picked up from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sun., or from 4 to 7 p.m. on Mon. following the Fair.

Judging

Review the Judging Criteria to see both overall review standards, as well as criteria specific to the various categories.

Awards:

  • First Place: Blue Ribbon
  • Second Place: Red Ribbon
  • Third Place: Yellow Ribbon
  • Honorable Mention: Light Blue Ribbon
  • Special Ribbon: Above and beyond First Place
  • Best of Show: Each Category can have one item that is “Best” amongst all Special Awards.

Clif Gastler Memorial Award: A special award will be given for the Best Bed Sized Quilt completely hand sewn. In memory of Clif Gastler by the Gastler family. The award will be a Special Ribbon, $50 and a Plaque with the winner’s name permanently displayed in the Department’s Court of Honor.

Susan Burtis Memorial Award: A special award will be given for the Best Quilt that reminds the Parson’s family and the Needlework Committee of Susan Burtis. Susan was a Needlework Committee member for many years and this award is in Loving Memory for her love of Quilts. A Special Ribbon, and a Memorial Bud Vase will be awarded.

Mary Ann Tinker Memorial Award: A special award will be given for the Best Sewing article that reminds the Needlework Committee of Mary Ann Tinker. Mary Ann was a Needlework Committee member for many years and this award is in Loving Memory for her love of Sewing. A Special Ribbon, and a Memorial Bud Base will be awarded.

Sweepstakes Award: A Sweepstakes rosette ribbon and a plate will be awarded to the exhibitor with the highest number of points

  • First Place: 5 points
  • Second Place: 2 points
  • Third Place: 1 point
  • Honorable Mention: 0 points
  • Special: 7 points
  • Best of Show: 10 points

Community Service Category

The Durham Fair Needlework department has received an Award of Distinction for Competitive Exhibits for this unique class in 2015. This is an International Recognition from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE).

This year, the Durham Fair Needlework Department Community Service project will be expanded to help cancer patients, homeless, veterans, and children in crisis. We will be collecting chemo caps, prayer/serentity shawls, lap blankets, hats, mittens, scarves, socks and pillow cases to distribute to local charities that support this effort. Please consider making an item to enter in this year’s fair, or get together with friends, church groups, or community organizations and donate them. We will be collecting them and displaying them at the fair. Although an exhibitor can enter only one item per category, participants in our drive can donate as many items as they want. Be sure to submit a special Community Service Project Form with each chemo cap donation when you bring it to the Fairgrounds.

Challenge Class

This year’s Challenge Class for each major category is “Fall Harvest.”

Association of Connecticut Fairs Quilt Contest

Sponsored by The Association of Connecticut Fairs and the Durham Agricultural Fair Association. Visit the Quilt Contest page at ctagfairs.org for complete categories, rules, prizes, judging criteria and information on the State Quilt Contest.

TABLE OF CATEGORIES

Class Code & Name $ Prize Amount
Afghans 1st 2nd 3rd
Crocheted
AF1A Afghan stitch 15 10 5
AF1B Crochet 15 10 5
AF1C Crocheted with embroidery 15 10 5
AF1D Granny 15 10 5
AF1E Hair pin 15 10 5
AF1F Ripple 15 10 5
AF1G Miscellaneous 15 10 5
Knitted
AF2A Knitting 15 10 5
AF2B Ripple 15 10 5
Other Afghans
AF3 Challenge class, Fall Harvest 15 10 5
Bedspreads
BS1 Crocheted 15 12 8
BS2 Challenge class, Fall Harvest 15 12 8
BS3 Miscellaneous 15 12 8
Crocheting 1st 2nd 3rd
CR01 Shawl 5 4 3
CR02 Cape 5 4 3
CR03 Scarf 4 3 2
CR04 Baby set 6 5 4
CR05 Baby sweater 4 3 2
CR06 Baby blanket 5 4 3
CR07 Child sweater 5 4 3
CR08 Pot holders/set of 3 4 3 2
CR09 Fashion accessory 4 3 2
CR10 Coat 9 7 5
CR11 Dress 8 6 4
CR12 Vest or shell 4 3 2
CR13 Hat 4 3 2
CR14 Adult sweater 8 6 4
CR15 Tablecloth 15 12 8
CR16 Doily 4 3 2
CR17 Bureau scarf edging 4 3 2
CR18 Tatting 4 3 2
CR19 Challenge class, Fall Harvest 4 3 2
CR20 Miscellaneous 4 3 2
CR21 Cowl 4 3 2
Community Service 1st 2nd 3rd
CS01 Knitting: Ladies Chemo Cap 3 2 1
CS02 Knitting: Men’s Chemo Cap 3 2 1
CS03 Knitting: Children’s Chemo Cap 3 2 1
CS04 Knitting: Prayer/Serenity Shawl 3 2 1
CS05 Knitting: Lap Blanket 3 2 1
CS06 Knitting: Ladies Hat 3 2 1
CS07 Knitting: Men's Hat 3 2 1
CS08 Knitting: Children's Hat 3 2 1
CS09 Knitting: Mittens 3 2 1
CS10 Knitting: Scarf 3 2 1
CS11 Knitting: Socks 3 2 1
CS12 Crochet: Ladies Chemo Cap 3 2 1
CS13 Crochet: Men’s Chemo Cap 3 2 1
CS14 Crochet: Children’s Chemo Cap 3 2 1
CS15 Crochet: Prayer/Serenity Shawl 3 2 1
CS16 Crochet: Lap Blanket 3 2 1
CS17 Crochet: Ladies Hat 3 2 1
CS18 Crochet: Men's Hat 3 2 1
CS19 Crochet: Children's Hat 3 2 1
CS20 Crochet: Mittens 3 2 1
CS21 Crochet: Scarf 3 2 1
CS22 Crochet: Socks 3 2 1
CS23 Sewing: Ladies Chemo Cap 3 2 1
CS24 Sewing: Men’s Chemo Cap 3 2 1
CS25 Sewing: Children’s Chemo Cap 3 2 1
CS26 Sewing: Prayer/Serenity Shawl 3 2 1
CS27 Sewing: Lap Blanket 3 2 1
CS28 Sewing: Hat 3 2 1
CS29 Sewing: Pillow Case 3 2 1
Hand Embroidery (No Wall Hangings) 1st 2nd 3rd
EM01 Crewel article 4 3 2
EM02 Pillow cases—pair 4 3 2
EM03 Luncheon cloth 4 3 2
EM04 Tablecloth 8 6 4
EM05 Placemats—set of 4 4 3 2
EM06 Bureau scarf 4 3 2
EM07 Smocked article 4 3 2
EM08 Counted cross stitch 4 3 2
EM09 Candlewick article 4 3 2
EM10 Silk ribbon embroidery 4 3 2
EM11 Beadwork 4 3 2
EM12 Cutwork 4 3 2
EM13 Machine embroidery 4 3 2
EM14 Punch needle embroidery 4 3 2
EM15 Special occasion 4 3 2
EM16 Seasonal holiday 4 3 2
EM17 Challenge class, Fall Harvest 4 3 2
EM18 Miscellaneous 4 3 2
EM19 Blackwork 4 3 2
Hand or Tote Bags 1st 2nd 3rd
HB01 Crochet 5 4 3
HB02 Needlepoint 5 4 3
HB03 Patchwork 5 4 3
HB04 Counted cross stitch 5 4 3
HB05 Felted 5 4 3
HB06 Challenge class, Fall Harvest 5 4 3
HB07 Miscellaneous 5 4 3
Hand Knitting 1st 2nd 3rd
Mittens
HK01A Plain 4 3 2
HK01B Patterned 4 3 2
HK01C Felted 4 3 2
HK02 Hat & mitten set 6 4 3
Infant
HK03A Baby set 6 4 3
HK03B Baby sweater 5 4 3
HK03C Blanket 5 4 3
HK03D Carriage robe 5 4 3
Children’s
HK04A Sweater/cardigan 5 4 3
HK04D Sweater/pullover 5 4 3
HK04G Hat and scarf 5 4 3
HK04H Slippers 4 3 2
HK04I Scarf 4 3 2
HK04J Vest 4 3 2
HK04M Hat 4 3 2
HK04N Poncho 5 4 3
Ladies’
HK05A Sweater/cardigan 8 6 4
HK05D Sweater/pullover 8 6 4
HK05G Hat 4 3 2
HK05H Vest 5 4 3
HK05K Shawl or cape 8 6 4
HK05L Scarf 4 3 2
HK05M Ladies cowl 4 3 2
Men’s
HK06A Sweater/cardigan 9 7 5
HK06C Sweater/pullover 9 7 5
HK06F Hat 4 3 2
HK06G Vest 5 4 3
Aran Fisherman Sweater
HK08A Cardigan 9 7 5
HK08B Pullover 9 7 5
Other Hand Knitting
HK07 Adult socks 4 3 2
HK09 Handspun article 9 7 5
HK10 Challenge class, Fall Harvest 4 3 2
HK11 Miscellaneous 4 3 2
Machine Knitting 1st 2nd 3rd
MK01A Mittens/plain 4 3 2
MK01B Mittens/patterned 4 3 2
Infant
MK02A Baby set 6 5 4
MK02B Baby sweater 5 4 3
MK02C Blanket 5 4 3
MK02D Carriage robe/bunting 5 4 3
Children’s
MK03A Sweater/cardigan 5 4 3
MK03D Sweater/pullover 5 4 3
MK03G Hat 4 3 2
MK03H Slippers 4 3 2
MK03I Socks 4 3 2
MK03J Scarf 4 3 2
MK03K Vest 4 3 2
MK03M Hat & scarf set 4 3 2
MK03N Shawl or poncho 4 3 2
Ladies’
MK04A Coat or Jacket 12 8 6
MK04B 2-piece outfit 12 8 6
MK04C Skirt 6 5 4
MK04D Sweater/cardigan 8 6 4
MK04G Sweater/pullover 8 6 4
MK04J Hat 4 3 2
MK04K Vest plain 5 4 3
MK04L Socks 4 3 2
MK04N Vest/knitted 4 3 2
MK04P Slippers 4 3 2
MK04Q Shawl or poncho 4 3 2
Men’s
MK05A Sweater/cardigan 9 7 5
MK05D Sweater/pullover 9 7 5
MK05G Hat 4 3 2
MK05H Vest 5 4 3
MK05I Socks 4 3 2
MK05J Slippers 4 3 2
MK05L Vest/knitted 4 3 2
Other Machine Knitting
MK06A Bedspread 15 12 8
MK06B Afghan 15 12 8
MK07 Challenge class, Fall Harvest 4 3 2
MK08 Miscellaneous 4 3 2
Pillows 1st 2nd 3rd
PL01 Applique 5 4 3
PL02 Crochet 5 4 3
PL03 Cross stitch 5 4 3
PL04 Embroidery 5 4 3
PL05 Knitted 5 4 3
PL06 Needlepoint 5 4 3
PL07 Patchwork 5 4 3
PL08 Cathedral window 5 4 3
PL09 Counted cross stitch 5 4 3
PL10 Candlewick 5 4 3
PL11 Quilted 5 4 3
PL12 Machine embroidery 5 4 3
PL13 Challenge class, Fall Harvest 5 4 3
PL14 Miscellaneous 5 4 3
Quilts
No wall hangings or clothing or pillow slips
Bed sized: Quilt perimeter must measure a minimum of 216”
Lap or small quilt: 36 x 48”
All quilting must be done by exhibitor except in Class QU16
1st 2nd 3rd
QU01 Bed sized: Pieced/tacked 12 7 5
QU02 Bed sized: Pieced/quilted/hand (State Fair Eligible) 15 12 8
QU03 Bed sized: Pieced/quilted/machine 12 7 5
QU04 Bed sized: Appliquéd/tacked 12 7 5
QU05 Bed sized: Appliquéd/quilted/hand (State Fair Eligible) 15 12 8
QU06 Bed sized: Appliquéd/quilted/machine (State Fair Eligible) 12 7 5
QU07 Lap or Sm quilt: Pieced/tacked 8 6 4
QU08 Lap or Sm quilt: Pieced/quilted/hand 10 8 6
QU09 Lap or Sm quilt: Pieced/quilted/machine 8 6 4
QU10 Lap or Sm quilt: Appliquéd/tacked 8 6 4
QU11 Lap or Sm quilt: Appliquéd/quilted/hand 8 6 4
QU12 Lap or Sm quilt: Appliquéd/quilted/machine 8 6 4
QU13 Crib quilt: tacked 8 6 4
QU14 Crib quilt: quilted 10 8 6
QU15 Group quilt 15 12 8
QU16 Machine quilted by professional 10 8 6
QU17 Challenge class, Fall Harvest 12 7 5
QU18 Miscellaneous 12 7 5
Rugs (Not to be more than 3' x 6') 1st 2nd 3rd
RU1 Braided/new material 8 6 4
RU2 Braided/used material 8 6 4
RU3 Hooked/wool material 8 6 4
RU4 Hooked/latched type 5 4 3
RU5 Challenge class, Fall Harvest 5 4 3
RU6 Miscellaneous 5 4 3
Sewing 1st 2nd 3rd
Infant
SW01A Christening gown 7 5 3
SW01B Miscellaneous 5 4 3
Girls’ (1 thru 14 years)
SW02A Blouse 4 3 2
SW02B Skirt 4 3 2
SW02C Dress/school 4 3 2
SW02D Dress/party 4 3 2
SW02E Sun dress 4 3 2
SW02F Jumper 4 3 2
SW02G Coat 5 4 3
SW02H Ensemble 5 4 3
SW02I Heirloom 5 4 3
SW02J Activewear/swimwear 4 3 2
SW02K Sleepwear 4 3 2
SW02L Garment w/embroidery 4 3 2
SW02M Miscellaneous 4 3 2
Boys’
SW04A Shirt 4 3 2
SW04B Pants/shorts 4 3 2
SW04C Miscellaneous 4 3 2
Ladies’
SW05A Blouse 4 3 2
SW05B Skirt/lined 5 4 3
SW05C Skirt/unlined 4 3 2
SW05D Pants 4 3 2
SW05E Ensemble 5 4 3
SW05F Daytime dress 4 3 2
SW05G Daytime dress/sleeveless 4 3 2
SW05H Daytime dress/dressy 5 4 3
SW05I Jumper 4 3 2
SW05J Activewear 4 3 2
SW05K Shorts 4 3 2
SW05L Vest 4 3 2
SW05M Garment with embroidery 4 3 2
SW05N Evening wear 7 5 3
SW05O Wedding gown 8 6 4
SW05P Heirloom 6 4 3
SW05Q Machine embellished garment 4 3 2
SW05R Serged garment 4 3 2
SW05S Embellished sweatshirt 4 3 2
SW05T Miscellaneous 4 3 2
Men’s
SW06A Shirt 4 3 2
SW06B Necktie 4 3 2
SW06C Activewear 4 3 2
SW06D Pants 4 3 2
SW06E Miscellaneous 4 3 2
Other Sewing
SW07 Costume 5 3 2
SW08 Quilted garment 8 6 4
SW09 Curtains 4 3 2
SW10 Challenge class, Fall Harvest 4 3 2
SW11 Miscellaneous 4 3 2
Various Needlework (Not Crafts—No Sets) 1st 2nd 3rd
VN01 Needlepoint article 5 4 3
VN02 Needlepoint article (plastic canvas) 5 4 3
VN03 Handmade toy 5 4 3
VN04 Handmade toy crocheted 5 4 3
VN05 Handmade doll under 12” 5 4 3
VN06 Handmade doll over 12” 5 4 3
VN07 Costumed doll 5 4 3
VN08 Novelty article 4 3 2
VN09 Novelty article – Christmas 4 3 2
VN10 Article by woman over 65 5 4 3
VN11 Article by woman over 80 5 4 3
VN12 Article by man 5 4 3
VN13 Article by man over 65 5 4 3
VN14 Patchwork article 4 3 2
VN15 Appliqued article 4 3 2
VN16 Quilted article 4 3 2
VN17 Doll clothes 4 3 2
VN18 Knitted doll clothes 3 2 1
VN19 Felted article 4 3 2
VN20 Challenge class, Fall Harvest 4 3 2
VN21 Miscellaneous 4 3 2
Wall Hangings or Pictures (Singles—No Pairs) 1st 2nd 3rd
WH01 Cross Stitch/stamped 8 6 4
WH02 Counted cross stitch/sampler (ABC) 8 6 4
WH03 Counted cross stitch/not sampler 8 6 4
WH04 Counted cross stitch/ABC sampler on linen 8 6 4
WH05 Counted cross stitch/not sampler on linen 8 6 4
WH06 Counted cross stitch/sampler not ABC 8 6 4
WH07 Counted cross stitch/sampler not ABC on linen 8 6 4
WH08 Counted cross stitch with beads 8 6 4
WH09 Applique 8 6 4
WH10 Crewel 8 6 4
WH11 Embroidery 8 6 4
WH12 Hooked 8 6 4
WH13 Needlepoint 8 6 4
WH14 Quilted 8 6 4
WH15 Candlewick 8 6 4
WH16 Hardanger—cut thread 8 6 4
WH17 Drawn thread 8 6 4
WH18 Hardanger—embroidery 8 6 4
WH19 Challenge class, Fall Harvest 8 6 4
WH20 Miscellaneous 8 6 4
WH21 Silk ribbon embroidery 8 6 4
WH22 Seasonal/holiday 8 6 4
WH23 Special occasion sampler 8 6 4

Contacts

  • June Porter
    Superintendent
    860-349-3574
  • Lee Downing
    Asst. Superintendent
    860-349-3762
  • Debbie Bellemare
    Asst. Superintendent
    29 David Rd.
    Durham, CT 06422
    860-349-8248
    bellemareda@comcast.net

Committee

  • Michelle Bellemare
  • Laureen Cannata
  • Barbara Carangelo
  • Joyce Daniels
  • Roberta Hamelin
  • Carol Herzig
  • Briana Jewczyn
  • Matt Jewczyn
  • Renee Kelley
  • Ginny Kwieraga
  • Shirley Lagerstrom
  • Alyson Litwin
  • Barbara Litwin
  • Jeanne MacDonald
  • Erin McIntosh
  • Betty McKinnell
  • Ann Parsons
  • Irene Parsons
  • Mary Jane Parsons
  • Morgan Parsons
  • Jo-Ann Siena
  • Carol Surprenant
  • Melissa Thompson