Sewing and Knitting: Anita Neilson 905-584-2791
Convenor: Quilts: Glenda Simeone 416-697-7792
Prizes: 1st$6.00, 2nd$5.00, 3rd$4.00
Large Sized Items (*) 1st$10.00, 2nd$8.00, 3rd$6.00
All articles in the homecraft section must have samples of material attached securely.
Failure to securely attach required samples will result in disqualification for that entry.
If you are a first time exhibitor, please mark your tag “New”.
No straight pins are to be used. All pins used on entries are to be safety pins, for the safety of judges and handlers. Clothing should be submitted on hangers, ready to hang. If name is on work, please cover. Mounting, if required, must be on Bristol board or the equivalent. Work must be clean and have no strong odour of any kind. Workmanship, adaptability of design, usefulness and finish of the article will be judged. When making out entry sheets all class numbers and section numbers must be in sequence.
Knitting And Crocheting
- Afghan knitted in stripes or squares.
- Afghan crocheted in stripes or squares
Knitted or Crocheted Items
- Baby Socks
- Adult Heavy Socks
- Knitted Tote Bag.
- Lady’s adult pullover sweater- one colour or variegated.
- Lady’s or teenager’s cardigan.
- Men’s Sweater Pullover or Cardigan.
- Knitted child’s scarf
- Fabric or Knitted cellphone cover.
- Child’s Hat and Mitts.
- Knitted or Crochet Adult Hat.
- Knitted or crochet Slippers.
- Three Knitted Dish Cloths, all the same pattern- attach with a safety pin.
- Item made from knitting room scraps.
- Knitted bazaar item, cost less than $5, strictly enforced.
- Knitted or crocheted item not mentioned.
- Cowl Collar-large.
- Fabric or Knitted Doll’s costume.
- Knitted or crocheted Doll Dress.
- Prayer Shawl-24 by 60 inches.
- Child’s Sweater and Toque size 4-6.
Rugs And Wall Hangings
- Wall Hanging, latched or hooked.
- Wall Hanging, open, 100% fabric ready to hang.
Sewing And Needlework
- Sewn vest- no quilting.
- Sewn slacks.
- Apron displaying Fair theme- (Udderly Dairylicious!).
- Knit vest.
- Open class for Sewn Item.
- Four (4) Place mats- not quilted.
- Two (2) embroidered Pillow CASes
- Counted Cross Stitch.
- Embroidered Dresser Scarf.
- Twelve Inch Tatted Doily.
- Sewn Arm Chair Caddy.
- Machine Knitting.
- Faux Fur- no toys.
- Lady’s Fleece Vest.
- Child’s Fleece Vest.
- Baby Seat Car Throw.
- Open Class for anything made of fleece- no toys.
- Debbie Kirk Special: Hand knit Lacy Shell- 1st $12.00, 2nd $7.00, 3rd $5.00 Sponsored by Sue Sanderson and the late Phillip Sanderson.
Note: Unless otherwise specified, quilts must measure minimum 72” x 90” when completed. Articles in this class must be new, clean with no strong odour. See Oaas rules below for District and Provincial Competitions.
Minimum Quilt Sizes:
Crib- 36” x 45” – Lap- 45”x 54” * Full Size- min 72” x 90” Miniature- 70” round or square
Best Hand Quilt of Caledon Fair –winner eligible to compete at the Oaas Quilt competition (See Oaas rules below). $25.00
Reserve Best Hand Quilt of Caledon Fair, winner eligible to compete at the Oaas Quilt competition. $20.00
Best Machine Quilt of Caledon Fair– eligible to compete at the Oaas Quilt Competition. $25.00
Reserve Champion Machine Quilt of Caledon Fair, winner eligible to compete at the Oaas competition ( See Oaas rules below). $20.00.
Judge’s Choice-$25.00, Sponsored by Glenda Simeone.
Quilting High Point Award: Verna Gray High Point Special, $25.00- Awarded to the exhibitor accumulating the most points in Quilting.
Group 1: Hand Quilting (54” x 72” min.)
These quilts may be larger. Quilts measuring a minimum perimeter of 324” could be chosen for the Oaas competition.
- *Quilt, quilted by a group or organization (name the group).
- *Quilt, using pre-print fabric.
- *Quilt, appliquéd.
- *Quilt, pieced.
- *Quilt, pieced and appliquéd.
- *Quilt, whole cloth, and can be reversible (judged on the quilting).
- *Quilt sampler (each block different).
- *Couch Throw between 200-300 inches, hand quilted.
Group 2: Hand Quilted Items Other Than Those Listed IN Group 1
- Table topper, any method.
- Wall hanging- pre-print (size of panel acceptable).
- Wall hanging- pieced or appliquéd.
- Crib quilt, pre-print (size of panel acceptable), pieced or appliquéd.
- Lap quilt, any method, 45”x45” min.
- Quilt block, pieced, 12.5”x12.5”.
- Quilt block, appliquéd, 12.5”x12.5”.
- Quilted table-runner, pieced or appliquéd.
- Modern Quilt-no size restriction.
- *Quilt made by one person and quilted by exhibitor. Judged on quilting only. Only the work of the exhibitor to be judged.
- *Quilt made by exhibitor and quilted by another person. Judged on assembly only. Only the work of the exhibitor to be judged.
- Any hand quilted item not listed above (no toys).
Group 3: Machine Quilting
Competition size for Oaas is minimum 324 inches perimeter. Articles may be square, round or rectangular, etc. Quilts may be machine or long arm quilted. Please specify on tag.
- *Quilt using any pre-print material.
- *Quilt, appliquéd.
- *Quilt, pieced.
- *Quilt, pieced and appliquéd.
- *Sampler quilt, all blocks different.
- Quilted table runner, pieced or appliquéd, machine quilted. 12”x36”.
- Quilted garment.
- Crib quilt, pieced or appliquéd, 36”x45” min.
- Wall hanging- pieced or appliquéd, 36”x40” min.
- Couch Throw, between 200” and 300” perimeter.
- Any machine quilted item not listed above (no toys).
Group 4: Hand OR Machine Quilting
- Rag quilt, 45”x54” min.
- Tied quilt, 45”x54” min.
- Scrap quilt 200” to 300” on perimeter minimum.
- *First completed quilt by this exhibitor.
- Quilt Top ready to be quilted-Suitable for next year’s competition- Hand or machine.
- Fabricland Special-Hand quilted crib quilt, any method, panel size acceptable, $25 gift certificate, sponsored by Fabricland Orangeville.
- Margaret Rawn Special– Quilt, min 72”x90”(158cmx198cm) Hand quilted, pieced and appliqued, $25.00, sponsored in memory of Chuck Chapman.
- Dufferin Piecemakers Quilting Guild Special- A creative use of a panel made into a finished quilt (minimum size 36”x48”) to included pieced and/or appliqued borders. May be quilted by another person(s). Prize: 1st -$10, 2nd–$8, 3rd -$6
Ontario Association OF Agricultural Societies (O.A.A.S.) Annual Quilt Competition
Please Read The Oaas Rules Carefully
Hand Quilting Classes: 545-551, and 576-579 Machine Quilting Classes:565-569 and 576-579 AS Long AS Size IS Appropriate TO The Competition Rules.
Indicate on the back of the entry tag if you wish to participate in the Ontario Associations Annual Quilt competition.
General Rules and Eligibility Requirements
- Entries must be solely made and quilted by the individual 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. The quilt may be square, rectangular, etc.
- Judging will occur at local fairs and district levels. A Provincial Grand Champion Machine Quilted Quilt will be selected at the Annual convention of O.A.A.S. February 2024.
- Upon making entry into the O.A.A.S.Machine Quilt Competition the Exhibitor agrees to participate in any promotional activities related to the competition.
- The winning O.A.A.S. Champion Machine Quilt will not be eligible to compete in future District and/or Convention O.A.A.S. competitions.
- The winner’s name to be displayed at the Fair on sign provided by Oaas.
- Article must have visible machine quilting.
- Entries must be solely made and hand quilted by the individual exhibitor and exhibited and judged at a local Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (O.A.A.S.) Fair to be eligible for this competition.
- Entry quilts must be a minimum perimeter of 324 inches. Smaller quilts will not be eligible to proceed to the next levels of competition.
- Judging will occur at local fairs and district levels. A Provincial Grand Champion Quilt will be selected at the Annual convention of O.A.A.S. February 2024.
- Upon making an entry into the O.A.A.S. Quilt Competition, the exhibitor agrees to participate in any promotional activities related to the competition.
- The winning O.A.A.S. Champion Quilt will not be eligible to compete in any future district and/or Convention O.A.A.S. competitions.
- The winner’s name will be displayed at the Fair on a provided O.A.A.S. sign.
Local Fair Competitions
- Each local fair is entitled to send only the Grand champion Quilt (judged Best of Show for all Classes) to the District Competition for Hand Quilt, and for Machine Quilt OR if any entry wins Grand Champion 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 into the District Competition. Note: if an exhibitor wins Grand champion or Best of Show of all Classes at other than his/her own fair or at more than one fair, the Exhibitor must consider the Agricultural society nearest his/her home address as the one from which the quilt will be sent to the District Meeting.
- An Exhibitor who wins more than one Best of Show or Grand champion title with a different quilt at different fairs shall be entitled to enter each winning quilt to compete at the District competition.
- Local Homecraft Divisions are requested to judge a Grand champion or Best of Show of all Classes as well as a Reserve Grand Champion or Second Best of show of all Classes for both Hand and Machine Quilting. The Grand Champion and the Reserve Grand Champion are judged from all first and second prize quilts.
- Judging quilts at the District Competitions will be the responsibility of each O.A.A.S. District.
- The first place winning hand or machine quilted quilts from the District Competitions are eligible to enter the O.A.A.S. Championship quilt competition at the annual Convention in February 2024. In CASes where the winner of the District First Prize Quilt decides not to enter the final championship competition, the Second Prize Quilt winner at the District Competition will be eligible.
- Ribbons will be awarded at District Level for First, Second and Third prize.
- All District entries must be registered on the O.A.A.S. Championship Quilt Entry form, returned to the O.A.A.S. by December 1. (Note: Late entry forms may disqualify the District Quilt entry from competition).
O.A.A.S. Provincial Championship Quilt Competition
- Judges who officiate the Championship Quilt Competition at the Annual Convention will be appointed by the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies
- All quilts entered in the competition must be hand quilted (for Hand Quilt classes) or machine quilted (for Machine Quilt Classes).
- All quilt entries must be received for judging by the Competition Coordinator in the designated room between 7:30am to 8:30am on Friday of the Annual Convention of the Oaas.
- The Competition Coordinator will assign a number for each entry. Entries will only be identified by this number during the judging process.
- No Exhibitor shall be permitted to place or attach any Fair or other Exhibition identification on their quilt entry. Please remove all tags, ribbons, etc.
- No persons other than the judges and designated officials will be permitted to enter the designated judging rooms until after the quilt judging and winner has been announced.
- Any Exhibitor or any person acting on behalf of the Exhibitor who violates any of the Rules and Regulations or who interferes with the judges or the judging process shall be disqualified and the quilt will be removed from the competition.
- No quilt exhibit shall be removed from the display viewing area until the official closing of the viewing room and designated time of pick up.
- The Oaas shall not be held liable for any loss ocCASioned by fire, theft, accident, condition of quilt, the negligence of other Exhibitors, officials or otherwise.
- Any protests must be made to the Homecraft committee of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies in writing within 5 working days after the last day of the convention.
- The entry judged Best OF Show at the February convention will be declared the Oaas Championship Quilt in either Hand Quilted or Machine Quilted classes. A $500 Grand Prize will be awarded for each and the Exhibitor will retain ownership of the quilt. A certificate and ribbon will also be awarded to the winner. A $100 Reserve Grand Prize will be awarded and the Exhibitor will retain ownership of the quilt.