Saturday, June 27, 2015

QuiltCon 2016

Deadline: November 30, 2015 {ONLINE}

QuiltCon 2016

Pasadena, CA
February 18-22, 2016

QuiltCon 2016 Show Rules

QuiltCon includes a juried quilt show featuring modern quilts by members of the Modern Quilt Guild. The quilts will be juried into the show and maybe be shown for exhibit only or entered into competition and judged. Quilts may also be entered and juried in for exhibit only.

General Rules (truncated)
  • You must be a member of the Modern Quilt Guild to enter a quilt.
  • Entry is open to all members from any country.
  • Quilts must have not been previously entered into QuiltCon.
  • All quilts entered in the QuiltCon Show must meet the following requirements:
    • Have three layers (backing, batting, and top) joined together with stitching or tying.
    • Have a finished binding on the edge of the quilt.
    • Have been made in the last four years
    • Have not previously been shown at QuiltCon.
    • We cannot accept quilts with a perimeter larger than 480".
    • The Small Quilts category is for quilts that are up to 36” on any side.
    • All of the people who worked on the quilt, paid or not, must be credited (excluding basting assistance).
  • Quilter numbers are limited to:
  • Two or fewer quilters for Applique, Handwork, Improvisation, Minimalist Design, Small Quilts, Use of Negative Space, Piecing and Modern Traditionalism categories
  • Three or more quilters for Group or Bee Quilt category
  • Any number of quilters for the Quilting Challenge and Fabric Challenge categories
  • All accepted quilts (other than those for which the quilter has selected that they be for exhibit only) will be eligible to win the following categories: Best-In-Show, People’s Choice, Coats & Clark Quilting Excellence Award and Best Machine Quilting.

Show Categories
There are several categories for quilts. Entrants are welcome to enter as many quilts as they would like. After quilts are juried, QuiltCon will determine the quilt's category during judging in early February with a few exceptions listed below.

Quilts will be placed in the following categories based on entry:
Group or Bee Quilts – Modern quilts made by 3 or more people
Small quilts - A quilt that fits into the above categories that measures 36" or less per side. The quilt can be any shape as long as it does not exceed the size limit. The challenge is open to individuals or groups. Individuals may only be involved in one quilt or group.
Youth – Entrants 18 years and younger

Quilts will be placed in the following categories during the judging process
Applique – Quilt includes either machine or hand layering of fabric where the quilt's primary focus is applique.
Handwork - Quilt includes at least one element of handwork including, but not limited to: hand piecing, hand quilting, embroidery, redwork, cross stitch, crewel, etc. Hand stitched binding does not qualify as handwork.
Improvisation - Quilt is pieced improvisationally (without the use of a defined pattern or templates).
Minimalist Design –The design of the quilt emphasizes extreme simplification of content and form to achieve maximum visual impact.
Use of Negative Space – Quilt design incorporates a creative or significant use of negative space which is integrated into and/or organizes the composition of the quilt.
Piecing – Quilts that are machine pieced and reflect a particularly strong or innovative use of piecing.
Modern Traditionalism – Quilt design incorporates the use of an identifiable traditional block pattern and modernizes it by applying design elements such as alternate grid work, asymmetry, color, scale, etc.

The entry fee for the QuiltCon Quilt Show is $30 per entry for up to 3 quilts. You may enter as many quilts as you want.

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