Thursday, March 04, 2010

AQS Quilt Expo – Des Moines

Deadline: June 7, 2010 (RECEIVE) or (POSTMARK)

AQS Quilt Expo – Des Moines

American Quilt Society
Iowa Events Center
Des Moines, Iowa
October 6–9, 2010

General Contest Rules (truncated) These rules apply to all categories

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 the method listed in the category.
4. Quilts must be constructed and quilted by person(s) named on entry blank.
5. Quilts must have been finished between June 2007 and June 2010, and be in excellent condition.
6. Quilts winning cash awards 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.
8. All decisions of the jurors and judges are final. AQS reserves the right to reject any entry, including those that fail to follow the contest rules.


Bed Quilts: Fabric quilts made for a bed, using any quiltmaking technique.
1. Bed Quilts – Hand Quilted
2. Bed Quilts – Machine Quilted

Wall Quilts: Fabric quilts designed to hang on a wall, using any quiltmaking technique.
3. Wall Quilts – Hand Quilted
4. Wall Quilts – Machine Quilted

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

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


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

Full details (including pdf of contest rules) on Website:

American Quilter’s Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290