AQS Quilt Expo – Des Moines
Des Moines, Iowa
October 8-11, 2008
Download the complete Contest Rules and Entry Form [pdf]
- Limit of two entries per person, one entry per category.
- All quilts (categories 1–5) must be quilted by hand, by machine, or both.
- Quilts must have been finished between June 15, 2005, and June 15, 2008, and be in excellent condition.
- Quilts displayed in any previous AQS contest (Paducah or Nashville) or made from precut or stamped kits are ineligible.
Bed Quilts, category 1 – Traditional (Width 60” to 110”; Length 80” or more)
Quilts made for a bed, using any quiltmaking technique, in a traditional quilt pattern.
Bed Quilts, category 2 – Innovative (Width 60” to 110”; Length 80” or more)
Quilts made for a bed, using any quiltmaking techniques, in an original design.
Wall Quilts, category 3 – Traditional (Width 40” to 80”; Length 40” or more)
Quilts made for display on a wall, using any quiltmaking techniques, in a traditional quilt pattern.
Wall Quilts, category 4 – Innovative (Width 40” to 80”; Length 40” or more)
Quilts made for display on a wall, using any quiltmaking techniques, in an original
Fabric Art, category 5 (Width 24” to 50”; Length 24” or more)
Small quilts to be viewed as works of visual art, displaying innovative, contemporary design and materials, using fabric as the primary medium.
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 or two 35 mm slides (one full view of completed quilt and one detail of completed work).
AQS members: $10.00 per quilt
Non-members: $30.00 per quilt
American Quilter’s Society
P.O. Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290