Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Beaudesert Show 2013

Beaudesert Show - Needlework Section 2013
This was my first year as Chief Steward for the
Needlework Section at the Beaudesert Show. 
I enjoyed it very much, learned a few things,
will change a few things, took note of a few things. 

It was interesting listening to the judges comments as she worked her way through the entries. Some comments worth noting include
make sure you adhere to the Class title.
For example a "soft toy" must be for playing with and cuddling,
otherwise it's not a toy.
Size restrictions must be adhered to.
Attention to detail decides the winner.
Press, press, press! ( I think I say that one a lot too)
If the Class specifies an item "not mentioned" you shouldn't enter something that belongs in another class (even if you are limited to 2 items).

It was great to see some of my students work entered.
Juanita's skeleton shirt for her husband came second.
Ellen's Log Cabin Quilt came first in the Novice section and also
received the Encouragement Award.
Esther did well with the dress she made for her Year 7 Graduation.
Maggie and Georgia both did well in the Primary School section.
Maddison (not a student of mine) is 12 years old and does the most amazing work. She sews and smocks beautifully. Her Mother and Grandmother are both very talented and have taught her well. I think it is wonderful to have 3 generations of talented sewers who share their skills.
Lesley's tutu performed well (pardon the pun LOL), though
I didn't teach her that one.
Marg's teddy bear delighted the judge so much, he won Grand Champion.

There were some new faces this year which is terrific.
There are so many talented people around here, and we really need
to encourage them all to enter.
Remember - there is no Show without entries.
So watch out, because next year I'll be chasing your entries. LOL
Beaudesert Show - Needlework Section 2013

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