Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fair Time!!!!!

Fellow knitters- Fair Time is upon us. The Fair Committee has requested the following information be relayed. Read carefully as there are important dates and information. As always, got questions? Just ask!

Information from the Fair Committee
Fair time is almost upon us. The guild has issued a challenge to all members to enter at least one item in the Handwork and Needlework division this year. Entry dates at the fairgrounds are Friday, August 14, noon to 8:00 pm and Saturday, August 15, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

If you are not able to personally deliver your entries to the Fairgrounds during the scheduled entry times, you can bring your items to Espresso Cafe on the next two Fridays from 4 to 7 and Mary will have forms there. Marcia and/or Mary will take the items on entry day for submission. To determine which division you would like to enter your items in, you can go to the fair's website, click on Exhibitor Guide and go to Handwork and Needlework to see a list of the various categories.

The August meeting date will move to Saturday, August 22 from 1 to 3 at the State fairgrounds. We will be helping Patty Miller, Superintendent of the Handwork and Needlework Division display the items entered in this division. If you are interested in helping earlier in the day, Patty says she'll begin setting up around 9am.

You are encouraged to volunteer to knit in public during the fair and you can sit inside the display area to do this. There may be passes available for those who volunteer to work at least 4 hours at the fair. Passes may be limited, so please be prepared to sign up with Patty when we do the installation of the exhibit on August 22nd.

Information from Patty Miller, Superintendent, Handwork & Needlework

Hello and I look forward to everyone's help again this year.

FAIRGROUNDS Entry – Irwin Exhibits:
Friday, August 14, noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 15, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m

Judging is on Sunday.

Setup is on Saturday, August 22nd, beginning at 9am and working until we are finished.

Demonstrators are invited to do so anytime during the fair.

FAIRGROUNDS Pick-up – Irwin Exhibits:
Tuesday, September 8, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We will begin taking down the display at noon on September 8th.

If anyone has any items to help make the display beautiful is encouraged to bring them on the 22nd.

See you soon- Patty Miller

Helpful Links:
Handwork and Needlework Division

Possible items needed for the display:

  • Empty plastic containers (wipes, cool whip, coffee creamer bottles, big, small, etc...)
  • Black fabric
  • Mannequins (everyone has those laying around!)
  • Plastic Shopping Bags (to help 'fluff' items)
Don't forget- we have prizes for Guild members who enter items in the Fair! Items that qualify for the basket drawings need to be hand knit items and entered in the Handwork and Needlework Department. First-time entrants will receive a ticket for entering an item in the Handwork/Needlework Division. A second basket will be up for grabs for all members- you will receive one ticket per item in the Handwork/Needlework. The more items you enter, the more chances you have! The third basket will go to the member entering the most items in the Handwork/Needlework Division. Join us at the September meeting for the drawings! In order to be entered for the basket drawings, members need to bring all the items you entered and either the yellow or green copy of the fair entry form.

Good Luck and see you at the Fair!

Rebecca M.


  1. Aye aye. Been out with an injured hand, but just enough time and mobility to get something done by August 15 :) Happy Knitting to all!

  2. I do have a question....I am in the middle of a knitted tote bag that will end up having a linen lining. Can I still enter it?

    1. There are a million categories over all Divisions. The knitted tote bag can definitely be entered in the Handwork & Needlework Division. Take a browse thru the Exhibitor guide for your category. (I would kinda lean towards Division 07/Accessories)

    2. Excellent thanks! Yea there are a lot of categories, I knew someone would know where best to make the entry :)