Monday, February 16, 2009

2009 AQS Quilt Expo – Knoxville

Deadline: April 1, 2009 (POSTMARK) or (RECEIVE)

2009 AQS Quilt Expo – Knoxville

American Quilter's Society
IKnoxville Convention Center
Knoxville, TN
July 22 – 25, 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 May 1, 2006, and May 1, 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.


Quilts: Quilts in Bed or Wall Size
A-Quilter's Choice Quilts
B-On The Wall Quilts

SewTech: Quilts or Wallhanging made entirely by machine
(home domestic sewing machine, longarm machine, or embroidery machine)
C-Made by Machine Quilts

Guild Challenge: Group of eight quilts submitted by quilt guilds
D-The Ultimate Guild Challenge Quilts

Embroidery: Featuring embroidery as the primary technique; crazy quilts can be entered in this category.
E-Great Embroidered Quilt Contest

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