Monday, February 16, 2009

2009 AQS Quilt Expo – Des Moines

Deadline: June 24, 2009 (POSTMARK) or (RECEIVE)

2009 AQS Quilt Expo – Des Moines

American Quilter's Society
Iowa Events Center
Des Moines, Iowa
October 28-31, 2009

General Contest Rules (truncated)

1. The maker(s) of any cloth quilt can enter their completed work in the appropriate category by submitting entry blank, entry fee, and two images (one full view of the completed piece showing all four edges, and a close-up detail of the piece). The piece must be created by the entrant(s) according to the contest rules.
2. Limit of two entries per person, one entry per category. Those listed as "other stitchers on this quilt" may also have their own two entries.
3. All quilts (categories 1–5) must be quilted by hand, by machine, or both.
4. Quilts must be constructed and quilted by person(s) named on entry blank.
5. Quilts must have been finished between June 2006, and June 2009, and be in excellent condition.
6. Quilts displayed in any previous AQS contest (Paducah, Nashville, Knoxville, or Des Moines) or made from precut or
stamped kits are ineligible.
7. Quilts must be a single unit and not framed with wood, metal, plastic, etc.


Bed Quilts: Fabric quilts made for a bed, using any quiltmaking technique.
1. Traditional
2. Innovative

Wall Quilts: Fabric quilts designed to hang on a wall, using any quiltmaking technique.
3. Traditional
4. Innovative

Fabric Art: Works of visual art utilizing fabric as the primary medium.
5. Fabric Art

Cash Awards
Best of Show Award - $10,000
Best Hand Workmanship Award - $5,000
Best Machine Workmanship Award - $5,000
Best Longarm Workmanship Award - $3,000
Best Wall Quilt Award - $3,000

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

Download contest rules:

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

More information about the contest:

American Quilter's Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290
Phone: 270-898-7903
Fax: 270-898-1173