2018 Convention

At the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto

See you February 15-17, 2018

Convention Info here.

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Kathryn Lambert,

Convention Administrator

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Place: Paris Agricultural Hall, Paris ON
Date: Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Morning Session: 8:30am registration, 9:00am start
Afternoon Session: 12:30pm registration, 1:00pm start

1) Needle work 2) Junior works
Afternoon: 1) Flowers 2) Antiques

**Our Instructor will be Shirley Aitcheson

Cost Options:

1) Full Day $35.00 (includes lunch)
2) Morning Session $25.00 (includes lunch)
3) Morning Session $20.00 (no Lunch)
4) Afternoon Session only $15.00

**Please let us know ahead of time if you are not staying for lunch so that we can plan quantities ahead.

*Lunch will be chili, buns, 2 types of salad, dessert, coffee, tea and water.

Pre-Register by February 25th

The Judging School will be cancelled if there are not enough participants pre­registered.

Download form here

Pass the word around regarding this judging school to fellow judges and apprentices that you know. Everyone is welcome either from District 7, other districts or people new to the fair environment.

**If anyone can bring items for judging, it would be greatly appreciated.

I have narrowed down the items for the following classes, so that there is enough of one topic per subject to be judged.

Needle Work:

Crochet: baby shawl, a pair of doilies and slippers
Knitting: baby sweater, mittens and an afghan (lap)
Sewing: 2 placemats and an article of clothing
Embroider: a pair of pillow cases
Cross Stich: an item of your choice
Needlepoint: an item of your choice

Junior Classes:

Kindergarten: a necklace using beads, buttons, or pasta
- a mask using a paper plate
Grades 1-2: draw and colour a picture of a cat
- a puppet using a paper bag
Grades 3-4: draw and paint a picture of a cow
- make a collar for your pet using your choice of materials
Grades 5-6: decorate a wreath for the front door
- make an item using only duct tape ie. Wallet
Grades 7-8: recycle an old picture frame by redecorating it in a new way
- make a suncatcher using recycled items
Please do your best to stay close to these junior classes as you can.


- fresh cut flowers

Thank you,
Laurie Cadwell
District 7 Homecraft Director

Please be aware:
The Judges list for 2017

If your name is on our master list of judges please confirm information is up to date and current attended schools from 2016 are correct. Website link is: http://ontarioagsocieties.comlmembers-services/judging-lists. Click on "District7" to download the current lists. Please check your name and status from 2015.

If there is no current schools (up to 3 years previous) by your name, it will be removed as of the 2017 fair season. We are trying to only have accredited OAAS judges on this master list as they have been attending schools to keep up with current qualifications.

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