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GFWC Arts & Crafts Competitions

At our February 12 meeting, we'll be checking out the arts and crafts submitted by Manchester Women's Club members and deciding what we'll forward to the District Day competition in April! Below is everything you'll need to know if you'd like to submit some of your work. Contact Carrie Pinney with any questions at carriepinney@gmail.com.


Arts & Crafts Category List 2018-2020

All entries must have been completed during the year entered

On one side of an attached 3"x5" card, give a detailed description of the craft you are entering. Give enough information so that the card and item can be reunited if they become separated. Write into the description any other information you feel the judges should know. SEE EXAMPLE A

On the other side of the card write your district, your club's name, your name, address, telephone number and your email. SEE EXAMPLE B

EXAMPLE A

15. KNITTING

A. Adult Apparel

4. Accessories (Description) Scarf, hat and gloves set, my own design in acrylic yarn in shades of violet, lavender and cream. Trimmed in cream angora yarn.

EXAMPLE B

Your District Name Name of Your Club

Your Name Your Address Your Phone Number Your Email

1. HERITAGE CRAFTS A. Candle Making B. Decoupage means sinking of the print

1. 18th c. method - The art of cutting out decorative paper

designs and applying them to a surface, then applying many layers of varnish, with sanding in between. 2. Plates or other objects - Paper and or/ fabric applied to

plates, etc. C. Leaded Glass

1. Small Articles 2. Large Articles D. Paper Cutting/Scherenschnitte E. Pottery

2. JEWELRY (Only one item or matched set of earrings)

A. Precious Metals and Stones B. Costume Jewelry 1. Seed Beads 2. Clay 3. Other

3. CERAMICS Enter only one (1) item.

A. Under-glazed, Glazed or Over-glazed B. Stained Item is cleaned, fired and stained. A coat

of clear spray may be used after.

4. WEAVING

A. Baskets-Natural Materials B. Baskets-Fabric C. On-Loom

5. DECORATIVE PAINTING

A. Early American

1. Country Painting - Done on wood, metal (tin), slate or furniture,

includes Rosemaling, Pennsylvania Dutch and Tole Painting. 2. Theorem Painting - Painting with oils, acrylics or watercolors

through stencil onto velvet, velveteen, silk or velour paper. 3. Fabric Painting - On place mats, wall hangings, (not clothing) B. Other Techniques

6. STENCILING

A. Fabric - pillow, mats, etc. B. Other materials - wood, slate, etc.

7. CREATIVE MATERIAL

A. Dried - (natural) Grasses, rocks, sand, shells, cornhusks,

and apple head dolls, etc . B. Recycled - A new use for something that would be

discarded (cans, bottles, etc.) C. Other - Bread dough, broom dolls, raffia, mobiles, mixed

media, quilling, etc.

8. FLOWERS (Arrangements and/or Decorations)

A. Dried (natural) B. Fabric - silk, etc. C. Pressed - used in any form D. Mixed

9. CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

A. Ornaments (Only one) B. Stockings C. Table/Centerpieces D. Tree Skirts/Tablecloth E. Wall/Door Hangings F. Wreaths G. Dolls/Figurines

10. DECORATIONS FOR HOLIDAY OTHER THAN CHRISTMAS

A. Wreaths B. Tablecloths C. Table/Centerpieces D. Wall/Door Hangings E. Dolls/Figurines F. Ornaments

CLUB CATEGORY If a club has made an article (such as a crocheted afghan, knitted afghan, or a quilt that many members worked on, it will be judged together with other such club entries. Club entries will first be judged at District level. The first place winners will go on to the State contest.

11. CROCHETING

A. Adult Apparel

1. Vest 2. Sweater 3. Dresses/Outfits/Suits/Sweater Sets 4. Accessories B. Children's Apparel

1. Vest 2. Sweater 3. Dresses/Outfits/Suits/Sweater Sets 4. Accessories C. Toys D. Blankets & Spreads

12. KNITTING

A. Adult Apparel

1. Vest 2. Sweater 3. Dresses/Outfits/Suits/Sweater Sets 4. Accessories B. Children's Apparel

1. Vest 2. Sweater 3. Dresses/Outfits/Suits/Sweater Sets 4. Accessories C. Toys D. Blankets & Spreads

13. NEEDLEWORK

A. Embroidery - Silk or cotton thread on fabric, samplers, stamped

cross-stitch, etc. 1. Original 2. Adaptation 3. Kit

B. Ribbon Embroidery - Using ribbon for the main design.

1. Original 2. Adaptation 3. Kit C. Machine Embroidery

1. Small Articles 2. Wearing Apparel 3. Wall Hangings 4. Blankets/Tablecloths D. Counted Cross Stitch - Small (under 7"x 9") Design worked from

a chart or graph. 1. Original 2. Adaptation 3. Kit E. Counted Cross Stitch - Large (over 7"x 9") Design worked from

a chart or graph. 1. Original 2. Adaptation 3. Kit F. Crewel-Small – (under 7"x 9")

Embroidery using wool, cotton or silk yarn to make the design. 1. Original 2. Adaptation 3. Kit G. Crewel-Large - (over 7"X 9") Embroidery using wool, cotton or

silk yarn to make the design. 1. Original 2. Adaptation 3. Kit H. Canvas Needlepoint - Small (under 7"x 9")

Wool, cotton or silk threads on single or double canvas. 1. Original 2. Adaptation 3. Kit I. Canvas Needlepoint - Large (over 7"X 9")

Wool, cotton or silk threads on single or double canvas. 1. Original 2. Adaptation 3. Kit J. Florentine/Bargello - Vertical stitches worked on single mesh canvas which covers two, three or more threads of canvas to form pattern. 1. Original 2. Adaptation 3. Kit K. Plastic Canvas Needlepoint - Stitches on plastic canvas worked

from a chart or graph. 1. Original 2. Adaptation 3. Kit

L. Candle wicking - done on muslin, basically using French knots

1. Original 2. Adaptation 3. Kit M. Beading (Jewelry belongs in Jewelry Category)

14. CLOTHING DECORATION

A. Painting on Fabric - Painting done on fabric. Can be enhanced

with glitter, rhinestones, etc. B. Appliqué - Design cut out from material, and then fused, sewn or

glued to fabric. Painting of appliqué (part or entire), glitter, rhinestones, lace, etc. are done after the appliqué is adhered to the fabric. C. Other - Embroidery, cutwork, all rhinestones, buttons, stenciling,

stamping, etc.

15. SEWING A. Adult B. Children C. Accessories - Pocketbooks, etc. D. Smocking 1. Clothing 2. Small Articles - Pillows, etc. E. Stuffed Toys & Dolls (1 item) F. Doll Clothes (1 outfit) G. Appliqué - Hand

1. Small Articles - (toys, pillows, etc.) 2. Wearing Apparel 3. Quilts/Coverlets

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted c. tied 4. Wall Hangings

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted c. tied H. Appliqué - Machine

1. Small Articles - (toys, pillows, etc.) 2. Wearing Apparel 3. Quilts/Coverlets

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted c. tied 4. Wall Hangings

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted c. tied

I. Appliqué - Fusible Material

1. Small Articles - (toys, pillows, etc.) 2. Wearing Apparel 3. Quilts/Coverlets

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted c. tied 4. Wall Hangings

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted c. tied J. Patchwork - Machine

1. Small Articles - (toys, pillows, etc.) 2. Wearing Apparel 3. Quilts/Coverlets

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted c. tied 4. Wall Hangings

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted c. tied K. Patchwork - Hand

1. Small Articles - (toys, pillows, etc.) 2. Wearing Apparel 3. Quilts/Coverlets

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted c. tied 4. Wall Hangings

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted c. tied L. Trapunto

1. Small Articles - (toys, pillows, etc.) 2. Wearing Apparel 3. Wall Hangings

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted c. tied M. Mixed Technique

1. Small Articles - (toys, pillows, etc.) 2. Wearing Apparel 3. Quilts/Coverlets

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted c. tied 4. Wall Hangings

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted c. tied

N. Special Stitches - cathedral, window, yoyo, puff, etc.

1. Small Articles 2. Wearing Apparel 3. Quilts/Coverlets

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted 4. Wall Hangings

a. hand quilted b. machine quilted

16. RUGS and HOOKED ITEMS

A. Braided

1. Small - up to 40" finished 2. Large - over 40" finished B. Latch Hook

1. Small - up to 40" finished 2. Large - over 40" finished C. Traditional Hooked Method D. Rag Rugs E. Non-rug Hooked Items - pillows, chair pads, etc.

17. STATIONERY

A. Card

1. Stamped Design 2. Sewn - including cross-stitch, ribbon embroidery, etc. 3. Other B. Hand Made Paper

1. Stationery 2. Cards 3. Other C. Scrapbooks

18. ORIGINAL ART

*Please bring a stand or easel with your name and club written or pasted on the stand for display at all contests. (Artwork can be no larger than 18" x 24" not including frame) A. Oil B. Acrylics C. Watercolors D. Pastel E. Charcoal F. Mixed Media G. Graphic H. Drawings - Ink, pencil, etc.

I. Sculpture J. Carving

19. PHOTOGRAPHY - Photos may be taken using film or digital cameras

*Please bring a stand or easel with your name and club written or pasted on the stand for display at all contests . IF YOU WISH TO ENTER THE GFWC PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST - PHOTOS MAY BE EITHER COLOR OR BLACK & WHITE - YOUR ENTRY MUST BE 8 x 10 AND MOUNTED ON BOARD (NO MATTES, FRAMES OR HANGERS) AND MUST HAVE A SIGNED GFWC CREATIVE ARTS WAIVER. BE SURE TO INDICATE THAT YOUR ENTRY IS FOR THE CONTEST

1. Living Things - adults, animals, children, domestic birds, fish, flowers,

insects, reptiles, wildlife 2. Scenes - city, landscapes, rural, skies, sunrise, sunset, waterscapes,

weather 3. Still Life - abstract (any assemblage of objects either in an arranged or

natural setting), buildings, monuments 4. GFWC Volunteers in Action Photography Contest - please

refer to the GFWC Club Manual pages attached - a signed GFWC Creative Arts Waiver is required to enter this category

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO ENTER THE GFWC PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST YOU MAY ENTER ANY SIZE PHOTO FRAMED OR MATTED

1. Living Things - adults, animals, children, domestic birds, fish, flowers,

insects, reptiles, wildlife A. Color B. Black & White 2. Scenes - city, landscapes, rural, skies, sunrise, sunset, waterscapes,

weather

A. Color B. Black & White 3. Still Life - abstract (any assemblage of objects either in an arranged or

natural setting), buildings, monuments A. Color B. Black & White

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