Friday, April 24, 2009

National Quilt Museum Annual Competition

Deadline: November 3, 2009 (RECEIVE)

New Quilts From An Old Favorite

National Quilt Museum
Paducah, Kentucky
Exhibition and Travel ends December 31, 2011

2010 Contest - Theme: Sunflower

Quilters around the world are invited to enter outstanding quilts in this 17th Annual Competition coordinated by The National Quilt Museum of the United States (Museum of the American Quilter’s Society). The 2010 competition is open to quilts that are innovative interpretations of the traditional Sunflower pattern.

This competition gives quilters an excellent opportunity to share their work with people across the country. The quilts selected as finalists will receive awards and make up a traveling exhibition. A book on the exhibit will feature color photos of the quilts and the quiltmakers as well as the maker’s patterns and/or tips. The exhibit will open at The National Quilt Museum and travel to other venues.

Rules of Entry (truncated)
  • Anyone can enter a cloth quilt by submitting digital images (one full view and one detail), a completed entry blank and an entry fee. These must arrive at the Museum by November 3, 2009. CDs will not be returned.

  • The entry fee for Friends of the Museum is $10. Others must enclose a $40 entry fee with their entry blank. A contestant can make a donation to become a Friend of the Museum when entering and enter for $10. Make all checks payable to the National Quilt Museum. The National Quilt Museum is a federal 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

  • The quilt must be constructed and hand or machine quilted by the person(s) named on the entry blank. No kits, please.

  • Limit: one entry per person or team.

  • The quilt must have been finished after December 31, 2006, and be in excellent condition.

  • The quilt must be an interpretation of the Sunflower pattern and should be recognizable in some way as related to that pattern.
    All quilts must be original designs, no adaptations of copyrighted patterns.

1st place: $3,000
2nd place: $1,500
3rd place: $750
4th place: $500
5th place: $300
Finalists: $100

Award winners will be chosen by a panel of judges by December 15, 2009.

Download the 2010 rules & entry [pdf]

Visit the website for more information:

National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson Street
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
Phone: 270-442-8856
FAX: 270-442-5448