A quilt entry from the 2007 Sooke Fall Fair.

Needlecraft is a fall fair favourite

Organizers are getting ready for Sooke's 100th anniversary fall fair

  • Jun. 5, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Greetings from the  Needlecraft Section.

This year has gone by so quickly hasn’t it?  And we at the Sooke Fall Fair are looking forward to our usual wonderful display of what Sooke “does.”

We take great pride in having one of the most colourful Needlecraft exhibits around, thanks to all of you who participate.

An update for you:

To All quilters, “Quilts of Valour” may be entered with special categories – Lap size and Twin size – made by a group – Lap size and twin size in both Adult and Senior Sections (lap size is 50” by 70” and twin size is 72” by 96”).

These quilts are to show our appreciation, support and encouragement to our military who have put their lives at risk.  This project is supported by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54 and the quilts will be turned over to the appropriate receiving person for distribution after the fair.

There has been great interest in machine embroidery since the demonstration at last year’s fair.  We therefore have added categories for machine embroidery on clothing, and also on household articles and on any quilted article in both Adult and Senior Sections.

The B.C. Association of Agricultural Fairs & Exhibitions has added a category of Aprons, featuring Agricultural Products of B.C.  The winning entry of this category will be taken to the annual convention in Kamloops in October to be judged against all others that won the class in competing provincial agricultural fairs. The winner of this competition receives a cheque for $50 and a beautiful plaque. All details will be highlighted in the upcoming prize catalogue listed under “Members Choice Award.”

During our two-day event Sept. 7-8, we will feature a wide variety of demonstrations in the Needlecraft section including machine embroidery, knitting, embroidery by hand, quilting, weaving and spinning.  Times will be posted on our schedule of activities prior to Fair weekend.

For further information call June  at 250-642-2032 or Ida at 250-642-4110.

We continue to search for display memorabilia including trophies, historical ribbons and an old-fashioned ice-cream maker.

Become a volunteer  and  join us at our next meeting at the Sooke Community Hall, downstairs June 18, 7 p.m, as we plan for “Our First Hundred Years.”

Further information at the June 29 flea market at the  Sooke Community Hall.

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