Our 2018 Sewing Department Captain Megan Cate reported that the Fair entries were up from 2017 with 171 items entered.
12 volunteers from the Guild spent 100 hours volunteering with entry intake, judging, display set up, demonstrating during the Fair, takedown and returning entries. There were lots of members of the Guild with entries, and they included Division Champions and a Judges’ Choice award to members of the Guild. Supporting the Sewing Department at the Fair is an overwhelming amount of time and energy. The display was wonderful and the opportunity to reach the community during the sit and sew times is a large part of our mission. Thank you, sincerely to everyone who helped.
If you haven’t participated before, make a plan to help next year: as a part of Alaska Sewlutions mission to share sewing as an art and life skill, members participate in and organize the Alaska State Fair Sewing Department, an exhibition of garments, sewn crafts, costumes and more from across the state. It is a lot of fun! Show off your sewing skills and receive constructive feedback when you enter: all entrants receive detailed notes on their submission, whether or not they earn a ribbon. Special prizes, including the Superintendent's Award, go to extraordinary works of sewing.
Professional, adult, and junior subcategories (ages 12-under and 13-17) ensure fair competition.