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Calendar of Events

Champaign County Home and Community Education

Here we'll list events and activities scheduled for the next couple of months. We'll update this page frequently, so check back often to stay up to date.

Welcome to HCE

Categories for entering Cultural Enrichment Exhibit:
1.  Quilting - Bed Size
    A.  Machine quilted
    B.  Hand quilted
    C.  Baby Quilts
2.  Wall Hangings/Table Runners  (Maxiumum 24")
3.  Embroidery (Maxiumu 16")
     A.  Machine
     B.  Hand
4.  Heritage Needlework (Maximum 16")
    (such as Silk Ribbon, Hardanger, Tatting, etc.)
5.  Counted Cross Stitch (Maximum 16")
6.  Crocheting
     A.  Afghans
     B.  Other crocheted items
7.  Knitting
     A.  Afghans
     B.  Other knitted items
8.  Wearable Art
     (Any technique applied to purchased or self-made item)
9.  Crafts (Maximum 16"0
10.  Artwork (Matted 16" x 20")
      Charcoal, Oil, Acrylic, or Watercolor)
11.  Woodcraft and Nature (Maximum 16")
       A.  Wheat Weaving, Baskets
       B.  Made of natural things (Wreaths, Cornhusk, etc.
       C.  Any Wood Item
12.  Photography (Maximum 11" x 14")
       (Any picture--matted, or framed)
13.  Jewelry--Handmade
14.  Scrapbooking (4 pages front and back, displayed in plastic sleeves)
15.  Recycled (Maximum 16")
16.  Rug Making (Maximum 16")
      (Crochet, Rag, Hooked, etc.)
Note--Above size maximums include matting and frame.
Note--All pieces entered must be the handwork of the exhibitor and finished within the past two years.  Items entered in previous IAHCE shows are not eligible. 
However, you may have shown it in the county fair or state fair and still enter it.
Cultural Enrichment Day is October 20, 2012  for Champaign County HCE
Person may enter more than one category.
Person may enter more than one item in each category.
Only Champaign Co. HCE members will be eleigible to go on to the State IAHCE contest in March 2013.
Bra Decorating Competition--Money raised goes to CU Autism Network
Categories are:
1.  Best Use of Fruits
2.  Best Use of Vegetables
3.  Best Use of Flowers
4.  Best Use of Current Slogan,"A Garden of Volunteers"
New unit starting -- a night unit
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Champaign, IL
Contact person:  Eileen Miller
Phone: 217-355-9032
"Champaign Nights" will meet the 4th Thursday of each month
Membership is only $15.00 per year
November 16, 2012 International Luncheon
details later
Next trip--December 15, 2012
Beef and Boards "Holiday Show"
Christmas Show in Indianapolis.
Departs at 9:00 from Farm Bureau North parking area aboard Peoria Charter Coach.
Cost is $78.00 payable to Champaign County HCE
open to members, spouses, or friends
Mail to Dorothy Rogers
P.O. Box 407
Tolono, IL 61880

Upcoming events for  October, 2012

.October 5, 2012 Lesson for Living:  "Exit Strategies"  by Kathy Sweedler

Extension Auditorium 9:30 



October 10, 2012 Sewing Day

Extension Auditorium 9:30-3:00   Bring a sack lunch.

Call Elizabeth Michael ahead of time so she will have your number in case she needs to cancel the session.  586-4256

Linus Blankets and Blankets for Autistic Children 



October 19, 2012  Reservations for Membership Event due--see info below



October 20, 2012 Sewing with 4-H er's to make stockings for Soldiers, and hats and scarves for children.  9:00 to 3:00 Extension Auditorium. Items you can donate to stuff stockings is due by October 20.  See Chatter for list of items. 



October 22, 2012  County HCE Cultural Enrichment Day; Extension Auditorium

9:30 -10:00 Register projects and sign in

10:00 Pledge of Allegiance and Homemakers' Aim

10:00-11:00 Judging of projects to be sent to IAHCE State Conference--see side column for categories and restrictions.

and Judging of bras in the Decorated Bra Contest--see side for categories

(Voting on decorated bras will be by coins and dollars. (25 votes for a quarter or 100 votes for $1.00)   Money will be donated to Autism Awareness.)

11:00-11:45 "How to Pack a Suitcase" talk given by Jean McCormick

Noon:  Potluck Lunch --bring a dish to share and your own table service.  Drinks will be provided.

1:00-1:45 Dr. Karen Eisminger, a Carle Physician, will talk about Autism and about her two children with Autism.

1:45 Announcements--winning projects going to IAHCE state conference

 and Announcements--winners of the Decorated Bra Contest

Questions on crafts or events:  Pat Miller 684-2431

Questions on Decorated Bra Contest:  Linda Holzhausen 684-2258



October 24, 2012  Membership Event--  Extension Auditorium

9:00 sign in

9:15 Pledge of Allegiance and Homemakers' Aim; Introductions

9:30 Talk and Demonstration on Edible Arrangements by Leia Weston (Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator.)

Free lunch will be served.  Door prizes.

Reservations Required by October 19th.  Call or email with list of names attending to:

Carol Froeschl 621-2724,

or  Eileen Miller 355-9032


Coming up soon--Mark your calendars

Nov. 16, 2012 International Luncheon


December 15, 2012  Bus Trip to Beef and Boards

see side column for more details




Prospective members are welcome to learn more about us by attending an event.