Friday, March 30, 2012

Porter Co Fair - 2012

Look what landed in the Post Office box .... 
The Open Class General Exhibits
Rules + Regulations.

--- btw, I noticed a section JEWELRY ... for a.Necklace, b.Bracelet, c. Earrings, d. sets, e. Other.
Also, I noticed a separate category for Needlepunch (507 b.)

Lots of categories for needlework in Special Occasion (any Holiday, Special Event), Wearable Art, Home Decorating Articles, Embroidery section has 'crewel', Needlepoint entries for canvas and plastic canvas.  Counted Thread Work includes samplers,framed pieces on linen, evenweave, aida, up to 8x10 -- over 8x10.    Also category for items not suitable for framing, huckweaving, hardanger (category for OTHER), combination of techniques, and OTHER (smocking, tatting, latch hook, etc.)

Looks like a lot of categories for entering our projects!  No entry fees.    

Get your booklets out, gather your projects + start filling in the form!!!

Premiums:  Per the booklet "Ribbons + premiums will be awarded for the first five placings as deemed worthy by the judge.  Judges shall not award prizes to unworthy exhibits."

1st place $5.00 + ribbon
2nd place $4.00 + ribbon
3rd place $3.00 + ribbon
4th place $2.00 + ribbon
5th place $1.00 + ribbon
(checks given out when items are picked up)

Exhibits will be received on Sunday, July 15, 2012
from 12 noon to 6pm -- Exhibits will be released
on July 28th from 8-10pm or Sunday July 29th from 9-11am.

Pre-registration is requested by July 13, 2012.

For details - request a booklet from Pat Ralph,

July 19-28, 2012

Porter County Fair is located at the Porter County Expo Center at:
217 E. Division
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Monday, March 19, 2012

May Class: Color Theory

May Class:

Color  Play

Participants must provide a 6" square of evenweave fabric,
an overdyed thread with three distinct colors
(not one with three different values of the same color), 
three skeins of solid floss.

You will also need your needles, scissors, and hoop.

See newsletter for
additional details.

Sign up Deadline:  April General Meeting
Fee:   FREE

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Great Lakes Region

March 2012 newsletter is available.

Direct Link:

Save the Dates:

July 28:  Michigan State Day hosted by the Marshall Chapter

Sept 22: GLR Semiannual Meeting at the Indianapolis  
Marriott East

April 28-May 2:    Hoopin’ it up in the Circle City
 GLR Seminar,
 Indianapolis Marriott East
Indianapolis, Indiana

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sewing and Quilt Expo Center (Schaumburg, IL)

Original Sewing + Quilt Expo
March 22, 23, 24

1551 North Thoreau Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Details can be found here:

Monday, March 5, 2012

National Craft Month

About 56 percent of U.S. households

include a person with a passion for crafting, 

according to 

Enjoy your favorite craft this month : )

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Art Institute of Chicago (Trip)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Details in the March/April issue
of Flying Fingers Newsletter

Sign Up:   At the March or April Chapter meetings.  If 15 or more sign up, tickets will be ordered in advance at $16.00/each.   Otherwise, admission $18.00 for adults and $12 for seniors.  

Questions?   Comments?   Please contact Renee R.