Friday, December 10, 2010

American Quilter’s Society Bag Contest

Deadline: March 1, 2011 (RECEIVE) or (POSTMARK)

2011 AQS “It’s In the Bag” Contest
American Quilter’s Society

Paducah Expo Center
Paducah, KY
April 27–30, 2011

Each year the American Quilter’s Society sponsors a contest and the items are donated to the annual Quilt Auction. With the popularity of handmade totes, handbags and other types of carry-alls, this year we have chosen the theme of “It’s In the Bag.”

The rules are simple:
1. You may enter up to three bags; all bags will be donated to The National Quilt Museum for their annual auction held during the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah.
2. Entry should be made of fabric and include some quiltmaking techniques (piecing, appliqué, quilting); other materials can be added to fit the theme of the bag.
3. The bag must be functional and be a minimum of 6” square; any size (6” x 6” or larger) or any shape (square, rectangular, round, half-round, triangular, hexagon or other shapes) can be submitted.
4. Handles, if included, can be made from fabric or can be purchased hardware. Zippers, feet, and other hardware can be added.
5. Complete bag(s) and entry form must be received by AQS or postmarked by March 1, 2011.

#1: Purse
#2: Tote Bag
#3: Bag Full of Pockets
#4: Functional Bag (can be used for multiple uses)
#5: Embellished Bag
#6: Green Bag (made totally of recycled materials)
#7: Specialty Bag (Backpack, Fanny Pack, Computer Bag, etc.)
#8: Student-Made Bag (middle school, high school or college)

$1,000 in Prizes will be awarded –
$200 for the Best Bag in the Contest
and $100 for the Best Bag in each category

Download Contest Entry Form:

Visit website for complete details:

American Quilter’s Society
Bag Contest
5801 Kentucky Dam Road
Paducah, KY 42003