Saturday, October 13, 2007

American Quilter's Society (AQS) Quilt Expo – Nashville

Deadline: May 5, 2008 (RECEIVE)

AQS Quilt Expo – Nashville
August 20-23, 2008

Download the complete Contest Rules and Entry Form [pdf]

  • Limit of two entries per person, one entry per category.

  • All quilts must be quilted by hand, by machine, or both.

  • Quilts/needlework must have been finished between May 1, 2005, and May 1,
    2008, and be in excellent condition.

  • Quilts/needlework displayed in any previous AQS contest (Paducah or
    Nashville) or made from precut or stamped kits are ineligible.


Quilting: Quilts in Bed or Wall Size

Quilter’s Choice Quilts (Width 48” to 110”; Length 48” or more)
Quilts made using any quiltmaking technique.

On The Wall Quilts (Width 30” to 60”; Length 30” or more)
Quilts made for display on a wall, using any quiltmaking technique.

SewTech: Made by Machine Quilts
(Width 48” to 110”; Length 48” or more) – Quilt or wallhanging made entirely by machine (domestic home sewing machine, longarm machine, or embroidery machine).

Guild Challenge: The Ultimate Guild Challenge Quilts
(Width 30” to 60”; Length 30” to 60”) – The quilt guild selects the top eight quilts from their guild challenge to enter in The Ultimate Guild Challenge.

Needlework: Stitched Pieces Made of Fiber
(Width 12” to 36”; Length 12” to 48”) Needlework piece made of cloth, thread, or yarn (that is not a quilt), using a single or multiple needlework techniques: crochet, embroidery (crewel, crossstitch, goldwork, ribbon embroidery, stumpwork, white or black work),
knitting, lacemaking, needlepoint, needlepunch, tatting, or weaving.

Special: Abraham Lincoln Contest
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Quilts– (Width 48” to 110”; Length 48” or more)

The story of his life is one of commitment to the ideals of freedom, democracy, and equal opportunity. Quilts might be based on any of a variety of themes related to Lincoln, from his humble beginnings, nineteenth-century political culture, the Civil War, to Lincoln’s legacy today. Quilts must depict the life of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, by incorporating some aspect of his life or influence on our country. Quilts may be based on: a theme related to Lincoln, pictorial quilts, traditional quilt blocks (e.g., Abe Lincoln’s Log Cabin, Lincoln’s Platform, or the Lincoln Quilt), blocks relating to his birthplace or states where he lived, his quotes, or writings.

Check out these Web sites for more information on Abraham Lincoln and the bicentennial celebration:

NEW! $10,000 Best of Show Award
$5,000 Best Hand Workmanship Award
$5,000 Best Machine Workmanship Award
$3,000 Best Longarm Workmanship Award
$3,000 Best Wall Quilt Award

Additional prizes in each category:
1st Place: $1,500
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $ 750

Two Digital Images on CD-Rom or two 35 mm slides (one full view of completed quilt/needlework and one detail ofcompleted piece)

Entry fee
AQS members: $10.00 per quilt/needlework
Non-members: $30.00 per quilt/needlework

American Quilter’s Society
P.O. Box 3290, Paducah, KY 42002-3290