Handicrafts and Hobbies

Class 82H

Committee: Judi Meadows (Chair) 519-463-5463, Elaine Campbell, Linda Clare, Diane Helmuth, Noreen Jones, Norma Mordue, Judy Shaw, Jean Shoemaker, Laura Taylor, Jane Van Weerdhuizen, Eileen Wilson

Entries close at 11:30 a.m. on the first day of the Fair and must be in place by 12:00 noon and remain until 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Judges of this class are authorized by the directors of the Society to disqualify all old, soiled and defaced work, and instructed to award prizes to new and up-to-date work. In case of no competition, unless the work is worthy, the prize money will be withheld.
Organizations showing a display must enter in the open classes.
All exhibitors must have a 2008 Membership.
Entries must be solely made and quilted by the exhibitor unless otherwise indicated.
Quilts must be a minimum of 72"x90" and hand quilted to be eligible for the OAAS Quilt competition. Name of quilt pattern to be included on the entry tag.
Machine-Quilted Articles must be a minimum of 48"x48" measured on the perimeter (total perimeter measurement to be 192") to be eligible for the OAAS competition. Articles may be square, rectangular, etc.
If an exhibitor does not wish his/her entries to compete in the OAAS competition, please indicate on back of entry tag.
Please refer to the OAAS information section for more details.


Each year the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) showcase the Quilting section of each fair by sponsoring two Provincial Grand Champion Competitions in which you, the exhibitor, are eligible to participate. The Hand Quilted Quilt Competition has been in existence for some time, and newly revised this year is the Machine-Quilting Championship Competition.
At the Drumbo Fair, we are requested to judge a Grand Champion and a Reserve Grand Champion from all first and second prize eligible entries for both the Hand Quilted Quilts and the Machine Quilted Article Competitions.
Grand Champions proceed to the fall District Competition and if successful, to the Provincial Championship selection at the OAAS Convention in February 2009. Grand prizes will be awarded to the respective Provincial Champions at the 2009 Convention.
If your entry wins Grand Champion at more than one Fair, the other Fairs at which your entry won should enter their Reserve Champion in the District Competition.
If you win Grand Champion at other than your own fair, or at more than one fair, you must consider the Agricultural Society nearest to your home address as the one from which your entry will be sent to the District Competition.
Should you win more than one Best of Show title with a different eligible quilt, or machine quilted article, at different Fairs, you may enter each winning entry in the District Competition.
For further information contact Judi Meadows at 519-463-5463.

Selected OAAS Competition Requirements:

Hand Quilted Quilt:
-Minimum size of 72"x90"
-Solely made and hand quilted by exhibitor
-Winner's name and pattern to be displayed at the fair
-Upon making an entry into the competition, the exhibitor agrees to participate in any    promotional activities related to the competition.

Machine-Quilted Article:
-Minimum size of 48"x48" measured on the perimeter (total perimeter measurement to be 192")
-Article may be square, rectangular, etc
-Solely made and machine-quilted by the exhibitor
-Must be machine-quilted on a short arm machine
-Article must have visible machine quilting
-Winner's name to be displayed at the fair
-Upon making an entry into the competition, the exhibitor agrees to participate in any promotional activities related to the competition

Section First Second Third
1-14 $10.00 $8.00 $6.00
15-28 $6.00 $4.00 $3.00


  1. Quilt, pieced (judged on piecing only)
  2. Hand pieced quilt, top only
  3. Quilt, quilted by one person (judged on quilting)
  4. Quilt, embroidered
  5. Quilt, hand appliquéd
  6. Appliquéd quilt, top only
  7. Quilt, cross stitch design
  8. Quilt, sampler pattern
  9. Quilt, any other kind
  10. Quilt, machine pieced and machine quilted (no long arm machines)
  11. Quilt, quilted by a group, "Exhibitor's Choice" (names to be displayed on card with quilt)
  12. "My First Quilt", Hand Quilted, by a first time quilter, minimum 40"x80" Sponsored by the Quilters of Maple Grove
  13. "My First Quilt", Machine Quilted (no long arm machines), by a first time quilter, minimum 40"x80"
  14. Quilt, practical, tied – any size
  15. Heirloom Quilt, any size, made prior to 1950, quilted, not necessarily the work of the exhibitor, history attached

  16. Wall Hangings:
  17. Pieced, hand quilted, ready to hang
  18. Stamped, hand quilted, ready to hang
  19. Pieced, machine quilted, ready to hang (short arm only)
  20. Designer's choice, machine quilted (short arm only)

  21. Crib Quilts:
  22. Pre-printed panel, hand quilted
  23. Pieced and /or appliquéd, hand quilted
  24. Pieced and/or appliquéd, machine quilted (short arm only)
  25. Designer's choice, machine quilted (short arm only)

  26. Lap Quilts:
  27. Hand quilted
  28. Machine quilted (short arm only)

  29. Other Quilted Items:
  30. Cushion, hand quilted
  31. Any quilted article not mentioned above
  32. Any quilted article with a "Sheep Theme"

Grand Champion Quilt, hand quilted - $20.00 and the Ethel Wettlaufer Trophy
Reserve Grand Champion Quilt, hand quilted - $10.00
Grand Champion, Machine-Quilted Article - $20.00 and the Margaret Currah Trophy
Reserve Grand Champion, Machine-Quilted  Article- $10.00

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