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Sunday, January 22, 2012

American Quilter's Society Quilt Show & Contest – Des Moines

Deadline: June 11, 2012 (RECEIVE) or (POSTMARK)

AQS Quilt Show & Contest – Des Moines
American Quilter's Society

Des Moines, Iowa
October 3 – 6, 2012


General Quilt Contest Rules (truncated)
1. The maker(s) of a cloth quilt can enter their completed work by submitting the completed and signed entry form, entry fee of $10 per quilt for AQS members or $30 per quilt for nonmembers, and CD of digital images.
2. There is a limit of three entries per contestant, one entry per category. The name(s) on the top line of the entry form should be that of the maker/contestant(s). Those listed as “other stitchers on this quilt” will not be considered contestants and may have their own three entries.
3. All quilts must be quilted by hand, machine, or both. Quilting is defined as a running stitch that passes through top, batting, and backing. Tied quilts are not eligible.
4. All quilts must fit the size requirements and definitions of the selected category. You must select one category for each quilt. For categories defined by quilting method:
a. Home Sewing Machine includes use of any sewing machine that is table-mounted/stationary, allowing the quilter to move the fabric rather than the machine.
b. Longarm/Midarm Machine includes any sewing machine mounted on a frame, allowing the quilter to move the machine head rather than the fabric.
5. 3 photos that must be submitted with the entry. Send only these three photos on CD.

All decisions of the jurors and judges are final. AQS reserves the right to reject any entry or to move a quilt into a different category. AQS juries quilts based on technique as well as appropriate subject matter.

Rules Specific for Des Moines, Iowa 2012
D1. All General Quilt Contest Rules apply.
D2. Quilts must have been finished between June 1, 2009 and the entry deadline.
D3. Quilts must be available for display from September 14, 2012 until one week after the show.
D4. Quilts must fit within the size requirements and definitions of the following categories:
Bed Quilts: Width 60" to 110"; Length 80" or more. Quilts designed for use on a bed.
A. Bed Quilts – Hand Quilted: quilted predominantly by hand.
B. Bed Quilts – Machine Quilted: quilted predominantly by machine.
Wall Quilts: Width 40" to 80"; Length 40" or more. Quilts made for display on a wall.
C. Wall Quilts – Hand Quilted: quilted predominantly by hand.
D. Wall Quilts – Machine Quilted: quilted predominantly by machine.
Fabric Art: Width 24" to 50"; Length 24" or more.
E. Fabric Art: small quilts to be viewed as works of art, displaying innovative, contemporary design and materials, using fabric as the primary medium.
D5. Written judging evaluations are not provided for this contest.

Prize Money :
Best of Show......................................$10,000
Best Hand Workmanship..............................$5,000
Best Machine Workmanship...........................$5,000
Best Longarm Workmanship...........................$5,000
Best Wall Quilt....................................$3,000

In All Categories:
1st Place.......................$1,500
2nd Place.......................$1,000
3rd Place.........................$750


Notification: August 10, 2012

Complete rules and guidelines available on website: aqsshows.com/AQSDesMoines

Download Rules & Entry Form for Grand Rapids Contest: aqsshows.com/AQSDesMoines/2012desmoines_rules.pdf

American Quilter’s Society
Dept. Des Moines 2012 Entry
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290