A long time ago, in a shire far, far away, there was a mighty battle fought………
Blows were thrown, stiches were sewn, and songs were sung. Now, the battle returns!
What historical garb can the teams create in 24 hours? Who will prevail with sword and shield? What melodies and tales will win the judges’ favor? Come find out at Revenge of the Stitch VI!
DATE: April 26–April 28
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Martial Activities: Heavy Weapons— Yes! Archery – Yes! Please contact the Autocrat with any questions.
Arts & Sciences Activities: GARB CONSTRUCTION: Teams of up to 6 will have from 5:00 pm Friday until 5:00 pm Saturday to construct a complete outfit. (A seventh person can serve as a model only). Judges shall monitor activity throughout the competition and will use these observations, plus their critiques of the final outfits, in determining a winner. The competition will be limited by the space in the hall to the first 8 teams to register. The winning team will receive a prize basket to share. (Runners-up will receive smaller consolation prizes)
More detailed rules (including the judging rubric) and registration information can be found below.
SEW ALONG WITH THE TEAMS—bring your projects (and questions!) and sew alongside the competitors.
DISPLAY: There will be an area for static A&S display.
Children’s Activities from 11:00 to 2:00 (or 3:00 if everyone’s having fun!) at the pavilion
Sewing stuffed animal, Arts & Crafts, Board Games, Hobby Horse Races
Adult, Member Discount: $12.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Event Registration: $17.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (6-17): $8.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-5): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA-MD, Inc., Shire of Spiaggia Levantina
Cost Notes: No family group (parents/guardians with minor children) will pay more than $40 (plus any non-member surcharge). PLEASE NOTE: This is for the site fee only. It does NOT include the cost of feast.
Site: Caroline County 4-H Park, 8314 Detour Road, Denton MD 21629. Site opens 1pm Friday, closes 11:-00 Sunday. Competitors may arrive before 5:00 to set up, but no sewing or construction may take place before 5:00
Site Restrictions: No fire pits – fire bowls only. Ashes must be cold and disposed of safely. No original containers please. Service animals only.
Feast Information: There will be a feast to follow court on Saturday. The feast menu is currently under construction–it will feature four courses. There are 80 seats available for the feast, which must be preregistered by April 22. Cost of feast is $10. Please contact Meleri (Mel Walker) at melanie.walker[AT]accomack.k12.va.us / 757-824-0284 (home phone) with any food allergies/concerns. (You may sign up for stand-by seats at Troll if any are available). There will also be a lunch for purchase on Saturday, cost is $5 . Lunch will be bierocks (meat pie), veggies/fruits, dessert. There will be a limited number of vegetarian pies available.
As we have done in the past, a full list of ingredients will be posted at Troll and by the kitchen door so people can check for allergens. With the exception of the stuffing, flatbread, cake, and yogurt the menu is dairy/gluten free. Please let me know before the event if you have any specific concerns/issues.
While many of the dishes are heavily seasoned, the spicy elements will be kept separate so people can “heat” it to their own tastes.
–Rummaniyya: Meatballs in Pomegranate Sauce
–Garlic rice with spinach
–Chicken with Seville oranges
–Meat stew with caramelized onions
–Accompanied by: Carrot jam, Yogurt with lemon, Spicy eggplant
–Isfunj al-qulla: Semolina cake with syrup
–Cookies (rose, citrus, honey)
Silent Auction: We will have a silent auction this year–if you would like to donate items, please drop them by the auction table by Saturday morning.
Merchanting Information: Merchants are welcome! Please contact the autocrat for information.
Autocrat’s Information: Eleri Vwyn (Laurie Strang), 13380 Pruitt Lane, Mt. Vernon, MD 21853, Phone: (410) 651-3123, E-mail: newhunter[AT]earthlink.net
Reservations: Send reservations to autocrat
Directions: The site is in Denton, Maryland. The best route from the west is to come over the Bay Bridge. Continue on US 50 East (about 7 miles) to MD 404 and turn left at the traffic light. MD 404 is also called Shore Highway. Follow 404 about 17 miles till you reach Harmony Rd. **Harmony Road is also Rt. 16. The highway sign for Harmony Rd. has a different road name on it. Turn right on Harmony Road / Rt. 16. Go to Detour Rd. about 1.5 miles and turn left. The 4-H park is well marked and on the right. From North or South, take US 13 to Rt. 404 (intersection is near Bridgeville DE) and turn West. Follow the directions above.