NEW for 2019 - Judged Showing: For something that you are particularly proud, new for 2019 there will be a judged showing. Enter your special item (one item/outfit per attendee) and it will be anonymously displayed for all to see and evaluate. Being on display gives everyone an opportunity to look items over carefully and really appreciate the workmanship and effort that went into your garment. All attendees will vote for the “best” item by the end of the day on Friday. Winners will be announced at Saturday morning meeting with 1st place receiving $75 and 2nd place $50 to be spent with our seminar vendors. There is no theme for this contest in 2019 but we are looking for suggestions for the 2020 theme. Eye see some possibilities ;>)

HATS: Each year we collect children’s hats to donate to the Cortland City Police Department. Officers go into the kindergarten classes to distribute those hats to the youngest school kids. This program is a great way for the Officers and kids to start their relationship off on a positive note and the kids love getting to pick out their very own hat. Thank you to all who have donated in the past – keep ‘em coming there are new kindergarteners every year! Each children’s hat you donate earns you a raffle ticket toward the random drawing for $50 to be spent with the seminar vendors. 25 hats equals 25 chances to win – and all the kids get to win too!
Below is copied from the Cortland Police Facebook Page: City of Cortland Office of Community Oriented Policing
December 7 at 4:18 PM ·
Today, Officer Wenz and I went to Smith Elementary School and Parker Elementary School to talk about kindness. The Silver Needles Knitting Club has worked tirelessly all year long in making warm winter hats and has donated them to the Office of Community Oriented Policing for a second year in a row. Each kindergarten student from both schools received a hat!
Please donate hats without names on them as we wish to keep the children safe!


Fashion Show

Suitable for machine knitters of all skill levels. Please bring any machine knit items to show off in our fashion show. This is a no-pressure opportunity to shine and have your beautiful items seen by all. Inspire others and be inspired. Each person who participates in the fashion show will be entered into a random drawing for $50 to be spent with our vendors. Please bring a brief description of your item(s) that can be read while you show it off.