Friday, December 10, 2010

American Quilter's Society Quilt Show & Contest – Knoxville

Deadline: March 4, 2011 (POSTMARK) or (RECEIVE)

AQS Quilt Show & Contest – Knoxville
American Quilter's Society

Knoxville Convention Center
Knoxville, TN
July 13–16, 2011

Contest Rules (truncated)
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 entrant(s) or group, one entry per category. Those listed as “other stitchers on this quilt” may also have their own two entries.
3. All quilts must be quilted by the method listed in the category.
4. Quilts must be constructed and/or stitched by person(s) named on entry blank.
5. Quilts must have been finished between March 1, 2008, and March 4, 2011, 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, etc.

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

A–Quilter’s Choice Quilts (Width 60" to 110"; Length 60" or more) – Quilts made using any quiltmaking technique.

B–Made by Machine Quilts (Width 60" to 110"; Length 60" or more) – Quilt or wallhanging made entirely by machine (domestic home sewing machine, longarm/midarm, or embroidery machine).

C–Wall Quilts – Hand Quilted – (Width 30" to 60"; Length 30" or more) – Quilts made for display on a wall, using any quiltmaking technique and quilted by hand.

D–Wall Quilts – Machine Quilted – (Width 30" to 60"; Length 30" or more) – Quilts made for display on a wall, quilted by home sewing machine or longarm/midarm machine.

D–The Ultimate Guild Challenge Quilts – (Width 30" to 60"; Length 30" to 60") – The quilt guild selects the top eight quilts from their guild challenge to enter in The Ultimate Guild Challenge.

(Written judging evaluations are not provided at this show.)

$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

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Quilt images (digitals on CD-ROM), completed entry blank, and entry fee must be received by AQS, or postmarked, no later than March 4, 2011. CDs will not be returned for any entries.

American Quilter's Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290
Phone: 270-898-7903
Fax: 270-898-1173