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Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Country Fest 2012 is proudly brought to you by Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Agricultural Association

Goals & Objectives of the Agricultural Association To stage an annual fair, which will be a showcase for quality livestock, produce of the soil, home crafts, youth work and community life in general. To support and encourage the 4-H program in its aims of developing personal skills, a sense of community and good citizenship in our youth. To demonstrate the value of agriculture to our economy through demonstrations and displays. To bring together rural and urban peoples in an atmosphere of wholesome entertainment and good sportsmanship –promoting understanding and co-operation for the benefit of all TO CONTACT COUNTRY FEST OFFICE Phone: 604-463-6922 Fax: 604-463-6940 Email: lorraine@mrpmcountryfest.com

Home Arts & Garden Rules PLEASE NOTE THE DROP OFF AND PICKUP TIME CHANGES 1. Each exhibitor must have his or her own entry form. 2. Needlework, Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Wine & Beer, Photography & Scrapbooking entries can be dropped off at the HOME ARTS & GARDEN BUILDING situated in the centre grounds, opposite the fair office) on Tuesday, July 24th between 4pm and 8pm and Cooking and Gardening on Thursday, July 26th between 4pm and 8pm and Friday, July 27th from 10am - noon 3. No exhibitor shall be allowed in the building during judging. 4. Only persons with claim checks will be allowed in the building to pick up their entries on Monday, July 30th between 4pm and 8pm. Any perishable entries not claimed at 8pm on July 30th will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of.. 5. Unclaimed entries may be picked up at the office by arrangement up to one week after Country Fest. 6. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE FINISHED IN THE LAST YEAR OR NOT PREVIOUSLY ENTERED IN MAPLE RIDGE FAIR/COUNTRY FEST. 7. ALL ENTRIES ARE LEFT AT EXHIBITOR’S OWN RISK. 8. ONE ENTRY PER CLASS PER PERSON

Theme Classes – "MAKE MINE COUNTRY STYLE" This year, the theme of the Home Arts, and Garden building is “Make Mine Country Style". Using your creativity, imagination and decorative skills, show us your vision using the “Make Mine Country Style” theme. These themes allow you to have fun and let your imagination go wild. You are permitted to use any interpretation of the theme you would like.

Aggregate Award Any adult exhibitor that enters in four out the six categories that are offered and any junior exhibitor that enters in four out of the five categories that are offered will be eligible for this award. Prizes & rosettes will be awarded for the Junior and Senior Winner.

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NEEDLEWORK & TEXTILES CONVENOR Donna Klein -604-476-0865 ENTRY FEE: $0.75 per class ENTRY FORM & PAYMENT DEADLINE: Monday, July 16th PRIZES: 1st - $4; 2nd - $3 – 3rd - $2 PLEASE SEE GENERAL RULES AT THE BEGINNING OF PRIZE BOOK 1) Please provide dimensions of all quilts. 2) Persons who earn 50% or more of their income from the sales of needlework are not permitted to enter those classes. 3) All decisions by judges are final.

JUDGING SPECIFICATION: Crochet & Knitting Evenness of stitches Colour co-ordination

Beginnings and ends worked in/hidden

Quilting Neatness of seams and seam finishing Matching of collars, buttons, etc. Zippers laying flat and neat Creativity and design of work Generally pleasing overall All knots hidden inside work Even Stitches

Applique stitches hidden Amount of quilting Colour co-ordination Flatness of work, matching of points Bindings Neatness of sewing Creativity and design of work

Embroidery Cross Stitch – all stitching worked in same direction

Rugs 600.Hooked

601.Any other technique, not listed, ie. braided, cross stitch

Afghan & Lap Robes 602. Crochet, Knit (embroidery optional) Quilts - PLEASE PROVIDE DIMENSIONS OF ALL QUILTED ITEMS 603.Machine appliqué, hand quilted 620.Quilted, holiday or special occasion 604.Hand appliqué, hand quilted 621.Quilted Tablecloth, runner or placemats (2) 605.Machine appliqué, machine quilted 622.Stained glass technique 606.Hand appliqué, machine quilted 623.Foundation piecing 607.Lap size quilt, machine quilted 624.Quilt.(patchwork) Single to Double, Quilted by 608.Lap size quilt, hand quilted exhibitor on mid arm machine 609.Patchwork, hand quilted, single to double 625.Quilt, Queen to King, Quilted by exhibitor on mid arm machine 610.Patchwork hand quilted, queen to king 626.Quilt, work of exhibitor professional machine 611.Patchwork, Single to double, Quilted by exhibitor quilting (single to double) domestic machine 627.Quilt, work of exhibitor professional machine 612. Patchwork, Queen to King, Quilted by exhibitor quilting (queen to king) domestic machine 628.Embroidery and Patchwork quilt, Hand quilted, 613.Cushion 614.Quilted clothing any size 629.Embroidery and Patchwork quilt, Machine quilted, 615.Wall hanging, not to exceed 36”x 36”, hand any size quilted 630.Hand quilted item, using any other technique (ie., 616.Wall hanging, not to exceed 36” x 36”, machine crazy quilting) quilted 631.Machine quilted item, using any other technique 617.Scene quilt 618.Miniature quilt, not to exceed 12”x12” (ie., crazy quilting) 619.Baby quilt, not pre-printed panel, not to exceed 40”x50”

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Class 1500. Provincial Award – Stuffed Fabric Animal , open to all ages – see below for details PROVINCIAL COMPETITION & AWARD The B.C. Association of Agricultural Fairs & Exhibitions will award a $50.00 cheque to the exhibitor of the Provincial winning entry, together with a beautiful plaque in the following category:

      THEME:  Farm Yard Animals          SIZE:  Minimum 12” x 12” to a maximum of 18” x 18”    Exhibitor may use embellishments, ie; buttons, bows, ribbons, bells, etc to decorate item.  Clothing can also be used to adorn  the item, but it must be made by the exhibitor. 

Embroidery 632Cross stitch 633 Machine embroidery 634 Needlework - crewel, petit point

635 Embroidery, any other 636 Any other technique, not listed

Crochet and Tatting 637 Crochet - any technique

638 Tatting - any technique

Knitting 639 Knitting, hand –

640 Knitting, machine

Sewing – Traditional 641.Child's clothing, infant to 12 years 642.Teen clothing, for a young adult, 13 to 19 years 643.Evening or graduation dress 644.Sewn garment 645.Costume 646.Household article

647.Tie dyed, any article dyed made from home 648. Jean skirt NEW 649.Placemat/matching napkins 650.Any other sewn article, not listed 651 Western shirt NEW 652 Doggie Attire (Make Mine Country Style) NEW

Smocking 653 Smocking - Round neck/Bishop style- any size 654 Smocking - Dropped yoke - any size

655 Smocking - Adult size - any style 656 Smocking - Any other article

Miscellaneous 657 Any other article any technique (ie. braiding)

Seasonal 658 Any textile or needlework technique, any article.

Agricultural – Any needlework or textile ( Toys, embroidery, weaving, appliqué, any textile item - cushions, clothing, household items, etc.) 659 Agriculture, your interpretation

Recycling 660 Recycled item from recycled denim fabric NEW

661 Any article

Theme Classes – " MAKE MINE COUNTRY STYLE" 663 Soft toy, knit or crochet Special Prize 664 Needlework item Special Prize

665 Quilted item Special Prize 666Textile item Special Prize

Senior Citizen’s Classes (Age 55+) 667 Knitting 668 Crochet 669 Sewn Article – western article NEW 670 Quilting

671 Embroidered article 672 Other textile item (weaving, rug hooking, etc.)

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BEST IN SHOW - Rug Hooking - Rosette BEST IN SHOW - Crochet, Tatting, Knitting, embroidery, Cross Stitch - Rosette BEST IN SHOW – Mid Arm Machine Quilting (home owned) -

Rosette

BEST IN SHOW - Hand Quilting (lgr. than 48”x48”) Rosette BEST IN SHOW - Machine Quilting - Rosette BEST IN SHOW - Sewn Garment, Smocking etc. Rosette JUNIOR NEEDLE WORK & TEXTILES CONVENER -Donna Klein - 604-476-0865 ENTRY FORM & PAYMENT DEADLINE: Monday, July 16th ENTRY FEE: $0.25 each PRIZES: 1st - $3; 2nd - $2; 3rd - $1 PLEASE SEE GENERAL RULES AT THE BEGINNING OF PRIZE BOOK & ADULT SECTION NOTE: PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE AGE WRITTEN ON EACH REGISTRATION FORM

Ages 6 and Younger 1400.Sewing - any article - jacket, blouse, skirt etc. 1401 Embroidery - any article 1402.Quilting - any article 1403.Hand sewing - any article 1404.Knit or crochet - any article 1405.SEASONAL THEME - any fabric art or needlework technique, any article

1406.AGRICULTURE THEME - any needlework or fabric art technique, any article 1407.Any other type of needlework (crewel, rug making, etc.)

1408.Toy, any textile technique 1408A. Western garment ( e.g. shirt, jeans, jean jacket, skirt)

Ages 7 to 9 years 1409.Sewn garment – any article – jacket, blouse, skirt etc. 1410.Hand sewing - any article 1411.Needlework - any article eg. Cross stitch, embroidery etc. 1412.Quilting, hand, - any article 1413.Quilting, machine, - any article 1414.SEASONAL THEME ( ie. Valentine, Easter, Christmas etc. any fabric art or needlework techniqueany article

1415.AGRICULTURE THEME - any fabric art or needlework technique any article. 1416. Any other type of needlework (crewel, rug making, etc.)

1416A. Western garment ( e.g. shirt, jeans, jean jacket, skirt)

Ages 10 to 12 years 1417.Sewn garment – any article – jacket, blouse, skirt etc. 1418.Hand sewing – any article 1419.Needlework – any article eg. Cross stitch, embroidery etc. 1420.Quilting, hand - any article 1421.Quilting, machine - any article

1422.SEASONAL THEME (ie. Easter, Valentine, Christmas etc.) Any fabric art or needlework technique - any article 1423.AGRICULTURE THEME - Any fabric art or needlework technique, any article 1424.Any other type or needlework (crewel, rug making, etc.

1424A. Western garment ( e.g. shirt, jeans, jean jacket, skirt)

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Ages 13 to 16 years 1433 SEASONAL THEME (ie Easter, Valentine, Christmas Any fabric art or needlework technique, any article 1434.AGRICULTURE THEME - Any fabric art or needlework technique, any article. 1435.Any other type of needlework ( crewel, rug making

1425.Sewn garment – any article – jacket, blouse, skirt etc. 1426.Hand sewing – any article 1427.Sewing - evening or grad dress. 1428.Sewing - suit or outfit 1429.Sewing - small accessories (hat, purse, bag, etc.) 1430.Needlework – any article eg. Cross stitch, embroidery etc. 1431.Quilting, hand, - any article 1432.Quilting, machine, - any article

etc.

etc.)

1435A. Western garment ( e.g. shirt, jeans, jean jacket, skirt)

Class 1500. Provincial Award – Stuffed Fabric Animal , open to all ages – see below for details PROVINCIAL COMPETITION & AWARD The B.C. Association of Agricultural Fairs & Exhibitions will award a $50.00 cheque to the exhibitor of the Provincial winning entry, together with a beautiful plaque in the following category:

THEME:  Farm Yard Animals                 SIZE:  Minimum 12” x 12” to a maximum of 18” x 18”    Exhibitor may use embellishments, ie; buttons, bows, ribbons, bells, etc to decorate item.  Clothing can also be used to adorn  the item, but it must be made by the exhibitor. 

THEME CLASSES - "MAKE MINE COUNTRY STYLE" 1437.6 years and younger any article Special Prize 1438.7 to 9 years any article Special Prize

1439.10 to 12 years any article 1440.13 to 16 years any article

Special Prize Special Prize

BEST IN SHOW -Junior Needlework – Rosette

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