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2005 O'Brien County Fair Handbook

Open Class Crafts

For currency and completeness, visit O'Brien County Extension.
Open Class Craft Department

Superintendents: Sally DeKok and Bev Dau

General Rules:

1. All articles entered in this department must be the work of exhibitor and

the work of one who does not sell those products in a show or regularly to stores.

2. Only one entry can be made in each lot. Two or more persons cannot make groups or organizations with the exception of the quilt division. It is not permissible to enter duplicate articles and work in two or more classes. All articles must be completed.

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3. All residents of O'Brien County and surrounding counties are encouraged to exhibit. 4-H'ers are asked to display all their projects in the 4-H department.

4. Soiled work will not be accepted or entered for premiums. Any item that was entered in last years show may not be entered this year.

5. Kits will be allowed in all classes. Sets or pairs are allowed.

6. The management will use diligence to insure the safety of articles after their arrival and placement, but in no case will they be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur.

7. Ribbons will be awarded as Blue, Red and White awards; Grand Champion ribbons may be awarded in each division. (Not every exhibit will necessarily receive a ribbon.) Articles will be judged on general appearance, neatness, and degree of difficultly and quality of workmanship.

8. Articles that have to be dry cleaned or which may be easily soiled must be put it clean plastic bags or covered with cellophane. During judging all articles will be unwrapped, however.

9. Premiums: Blue $3.00; Red $2.00; White $1.00

Registration and Exhibiting:

1. Preregistration is NOT required. A $1.00 entry fee per person will be collected (with the exception of those just entering quilt blocks) when entries are brought to the fair on Saturday, July 23.

2. Exhibitors must know the divisions and class numbers of their exhibits. Entry tags will be prepared and then placed on each exhibit the day of entry. Hour for entering exhibits will be from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, July 23.

3. Judging will begin at 10:30 a.m. on day of entry. No exhibitors or visitors are allowed in the building during judging. The show will be open to fair goers on opening day of the fair July 25. All open classes will be held in the Open Class Building with the open class horticulture department on the fairgrounds.

4. All exhibits may be removed at 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday July 27 and must be removed by 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28. A claim check must be shown for each article.

CLASSES

I. DIVISION

CLASS A QUILITING

1. Appliqué, Hand

2. Appliqué, Machine

3. Hand pieced and hand quilted

4. Hand pieced and machine quilted

5. Machine pieced, hand or machine quilted

6. Bed sized quilt of mixed technique

7. Wall Hanging

8. Fashion Items

9. Table Runners

10. Group Quilt

11. Any other

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II. DIVISION

CLASS B. Crocheting

1. Afghans

2. Garments

3. Doilies

4. Household Items

5. Decorations for the Home

6. Any other

III. DIVISION

CLASS C. Hand Knitting

1. Afghans

2. Garments

3. Household Items

4. Any other

IV. DIVISION

CLASS D. Needlework

1. Tatted, 12" or smaller

2. Tatted, 12" or larger

3. Hardanger, 12" or smaller

4. Hardanger, 12" or larger

5. Lace net darning

6. Embroidery

7. Scandinavian, Norwegian or Fair Isle Design

8. Crewel

9. Smocking

10. Any other

V. DIVISION

CLASS E. Counted Cross Stitch

1. 8x10 or smaller

2. Picture over 8x10

3. Pillow

4. Christmas tree decoration

5. Christmas Stocking

6. Decorated towel

7. Bookmark

8. Jar Lid

9. Work done on linen

10. Work done on perforated paper

11. On afghan cloth

12. Any other

VI. DIVISION

CLASS F. FROM THE SEWING MACHINE

1. Baby item

2. Doll clothing

3. Pillow Case

4. Kitchen item

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5. Placemats

6. Child's garment

7. Adult clothing - 1 piece

8. Adult clothing - 2 piece

9. Sweatshirt conversions

10. Windsock

11. Stuffed toys

12. Other

VII. DIVISION

CLASS G. ORIGINAL ART

I. China painting

1. Dolls -decorated

2. Plates and dishware

3. Eggs

4. Boxes

5. Jewelry

6. Pitchers, Steins, Vases

7. Plaques, portraits and pictures

8. Other

II. Stenciling or Theorem Painting(painted through one or more colored stencils)

1. Home Accessory

2. Fashion decorated item

3. Ceramic

4. Any other item

III. Paintings

1. Oils

2. Acrylic

3. Watercolor

4. Chalk or Charcoal

5. Pastels

6. Pencil

7. Ink

8. Any Other

VIII. DIVISION

CLASS H. WOOD

1. Hand carved

2. Lathe work

3. Wood constructed item - unfinished

4. Wood constructed item - finished

5. Wood Constructed Item

A. Wall hung item

B. Relief carving

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C. Furniture

D. Clock

E. Decoration for home

F. Rocking horse

G. Wooden toy

H. Any Other item

IX. DIVISION

CLASS I. WORK OF CHILDREN (Kindergarten - 3rd Grade)

1. Sewn item - hand or machine

2. Decoration for home

3. Item from recycled materials

4. Latch hook

5. Other needle work

6. Drawing or coloring

7. Clay

8. Painting

9. Beadwork

10. Wooden item

11. Birdhouse

12. Lawn ornament

13. Any Other

X. DIVISION

CLASS J. BIRD HOUSES AND FEEDERS

1. Built from scratch - unpainted

2. Built from scratch - painted

3. Purchased - Painted

4. Recycled Material

XI. DIVISION

CLASS K. LAWN ORNAMENTS

XII. DIVISION

CLASS L. LAWN FURNITURE

XIII. DIVISION

CLASS M. SWINGS

XIV. DIVISION

CLASS N. ARCHES AND TRELLIS

XV. DIVISION

CLASS O. CREATIVE ARTS AND HANDY CRAFTS

1. Folded or lifted star item

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2. Padded album or frame

3. Latch hook

4. Basket weaving

5. Bead embroidery

6. Tin punch

7. Decorated stationery

8. Fancy paper cutting

9. Fashion accessory

10. Dolls

11. Decoration for home

12. Pottery

13. Recycled materials

14. Tree Skirts

15. Table Cloths and napkins

16. Small tree decorations

17. Decorated Baskets

18. Card Holder

19. Pillows

20. Toys

21. Christmas decorations

22. Any other

XVI. DIVISION

CLASS P. WEAVING

1. Kitchen Item

2. Garment

3. Accessories

4. Decorative Items

5. Any other

XVII. DIVISION

CLASS Q. STAMPING

1. Cards & Stationary

2. Home accessory

3. Clothing

4. Any other

XVIII. DIVISION

CLASS R. TRASH TO TREASURE(Something made into something new or redone to improve.)

1. To be used or displayed indoors

2. To be used or displayed outdoors

XIX. DIVISION

CLASS S. PHOTOGRAPHY

Matted on appropriate mount board or mounted on foam core - please do not use tagboard! All photos must be 5 x 7 or larger and displayed in a plastic bag.

1. Colored Photograph

a. people

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b. places or landscapes

c. things

d. plants or animals

2. Black and White Photograph

a. people

b. places or landscapes

c. things

d. plants or animals

3. Series - 3 - 5 photos on same mat (does not have to be 5 x 7 or larger)

4. Creative

Open Class - Quilt Block

Quilter's Crazy Contest

Rules: All blocks MUST measure 12 ½ "unfinished. Block may be appliquéd or any pieced technique of construction may be used. Only fabric in the packet may be used. More than one packet may be used to complete a block. There will be slight fee of $2.00 for the block fabrics. Upon submitting, by July 23rd, a $1.00 raffle ticket will be entered in your name. (All proceeds of the raffle will be awarded to the O'Brien County 4-H program.) Write name of block pattern and your name on separate piece of paper and PIN to wrong side of block.

Return your block on entry day, July 23, 2005 (8-10 a.m.) to the open class building at the O'Brien County Fair grounds or submit to the O'Brien County Extension Office prior to this date.

Packets may be picked up at:

Quilter's Coop - Sanborn

Hartley Drug - Hartley

Mullers Furniture - Paullina

O'Brien County Extension Office - Primghar

Picket Fence - Sheldon

Diane Wagenaar - Archer

All blocks will be judged by the viewing public, on Monday, Tuesday and also Wednesday morning of the fair. Winners will be posted Wednesday noon. A grand champion ribbon and a gift certificate will be awarded to the Top Viewers Choice. Blocks will be assembled into a quilt and other various items to be raffled off at the 2006 O'Brien County Fair.

Note: More than one entry per person is permissible for contest only.

Any questions, call Bev Dau 448-2176 or Sally DeKok 757-3521.

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