Sunday, December 09, 2007

Quilt Odyssey--Quilt Competition

Deadline: April 30, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Quilt Odyssey
Quilt Competition

Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
Hershey, PA
2008 Dates - July 24-27

Rules and Regulations

Entries must be the creation of one person (in the case of Large, Wall and Miniature categories) or persons (in case of the Group category) submitting the work and should be insured. Quilts must have been made within the past three years and be original (no kits). They must be either machine or hand quilted. No tied quilts (with the exception of crazy quilts entered in the Mixed/Other Techniques category) or "cheater cloth" quilts will be accepted. In the case of the special award, Best Artistry in Longarm Quilting, the quilting must be original and not a computed or preprogrammed pattern. There is a limit of two quilts per person or group. The quilt may not have been submitted to a Quilt Odyssey contest in previous years.

Please give us all information about your quilt - did you quilt it? If not, we need to know and it should be entered into the Group category! Failure to disclose information about all those participating in the creation of your quilt may disqualify you from monetary awards.


  1. Large:
    Predominantly Appliqued Quilt
    Predominantly Pieced Quilt
    Mixed/Other Techniques Used

  2. Wall Quilt:
    Predominantly Appliqued
    Predominantly Pieced
    Mixed/Other Techniques Used

  3. Miniature Quilt

  4. Group Quilt

Size Guidelines

Large Quilts - Equal to or more than 270 inches in perimeter.
Wall Quilts - Between 97 inches and 269 inches in perimeter.
Miniature Quilt - 96 inches and less in perimeter & must be miniature in nature
Group Quilt - Any size

Note: Juried quilts will not be disqualified because they are in the wrong category. If the judges feel it should be in another category, it will be judged in the appropriate one.

Registration Fees
$10.00 per quilt entered. Registration fees are non-refundable.


Best Hand Quilting, Best Machine Quilting, Best Pictorial, Best Traditional, Best Artistry Using Longarm, Viewers' Choice, Judge's Choices and Best of Show awards and prizes encompass all categories above.

How to Enter
  • Complete entry form - Entry Form

  • Submit two 35mm color slides or digital pictures for each entry: one of the whole quilt and one close-up. (Digital pictures are now permitted as long as they haven't been retouched in any way. Save them as a jpeg and put them on a CD.)

  • We must receive your entry materials postal-dated by April 30, 2008.

Acceptance and Quilt Delivery Procedures

You will be notified of acceptance by May 30, 2008.

Quilts must have a 4-6" wide sleeve attached to the back as well as a cloth label sewn to the back of the quilt with the name, address, name of the quilt and phone number of the person entering the quilt.

The quilts must be on display until the close of the show on July 27, 2008.

Click here to go to our printable entry form - Entry Form

If you would like the contest brochure mailed to you, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Quilt Odyssey
15004 Burnt Mill Road
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Questions? Please email us at Quilt Odyssey or call us at 717-423-5148.

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