Women’s Institute

Since 1924, the Women’s Institute of Prince Edward Island has played an integral part in Old Home Week. Members from over 100 branches across the island host this display of unique talents in the Handicraft and Arts Exhibit in a friendly competition.

There are 15 different classes to enter ranging from quilting to rug hooking, knitting to sewing, art to photography, food to flowers.

P.E.I. Women’s Institute – Special Awards and Prizes presented on Awards Day, Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Premier’s Craft Education Award for her work in Hooked Rugs– Linda Marchbank

The Prince Edward Island Women’s Institute, with assistance from the Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning awards a prize of $100.00 for each of the following categories

  • To exhibitor with the best hand-quilted quilt in the show (minimum size 60” x 80”) – Gail Plaggenhoef
  • To exhibitor with the best afghan in the show – Adean MacDonald
  • To exhibitor with the best needlework Class F – D. Kent Pond
  • To exhibitor accumulating most points in Classes C, D, F, G and H – Anne McMullin
  • To exhibitor with the best hooked rug in the show – Betty Cameron
  • To exhibitor with the best entry in “Golden Years” class – Joan MacGillivray
  • To exhibitor with the best photograph in the show (sections 1-8) – Natalie Loo
  • To exhibitor with the best painting or drawing in any medium – Shirley McCurdy
  • To exhibitor accumulating most points in Classes N – Foods – Marilyn Sentner
  • To exhibitor accumulating most points in Classes R – Flowers and/or Class T – Vegetables – Melissa Morrow

Other Special Prizes

  • It’s a Family Tradition to the family who accumulates the most points in the exhibition – Louise Andrews & Melissa Morrow
  • The Rug Hookers Guild of Nova Scotia sponsor entries for The Best in the Maritimes Competition…
  • Judge’s Choice for P.E.I. entry in Best Traditional Hooked Floor Mat in the Maritimes – Linda Marchbank
  • Judge’s Choice for PEI’s entry in Best Other Hooked Article – Nancy Sutcliffe 
  • PEI WI Alumni
  • Most Points in Roses – Eric Laird
  • Most Points in Youth Foods – Bethany Pineau

 

Demonstrations

DateTimePersonDemo
Thursday, August 1312:00 pm - 9:00 pmThe Island Matters Rug Hooking GroupRug Hooking
Friday, August 1412:00 pm - 9:00 pmThe Island Matters Rug Hooking GroupRug Hooking
Saturday, August 1512:00 pm - 9:00 pmThe Island Matters Rug Hooking GroupRug Hooking
Sunday, August 161:00 pm - 8:00 pmThe Island Matters Rug Hooking Group Rug Hooking
Monday, August 176:30 pm - 8:30 pmCatherine MartinScrape Your Scrape
Tuesday, August 182:00 pm - 4:00 pmTomoko Saski CraigOrigami
Tuesday, August 186:30 pm - 8:30 pmCatherine MartinScrape Your Scrape
Wednesday, August 192:00 pm - 4:00 pmLinda GallantKnitting
Wednesday, August 196:30 pm - 8:30 pmFern YeoCake Decorating
Thursday, August 202:00 pm - 4:00 pmAudrey DerbyGlass Etching
Thursday, August 206:30 pm - 8:30 pmSylvia WoltersFelt Art
Friday, August 216:30 pm - 8:30 pmOrville CurtisWood Carving
Saturday, August 222:00 pm - 4:00 pmHelen NicholsonCard Making
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