Saturday, 24 November 2007

Quilt Show 2008 Entrant Information

In 2008, the Guild hopes that as many members as possible will take up the opportunity to exhibit their quilts at the Sydney Quilt Show. A complete listing of categories is set out on the Guild website (or download 50 KB pdf version). Please ensure that your category and quilt size are correct when planning your entry. The Guild highlights the following changes:

  • Commercially Machine Quilted Quilts – this popular category has been split into two categories, amateur and professional, based on the status of the quiltmaker. The prize is only awarded to the quiltmaker entrant but your quilter will receive acknowledgment, a rosette and a certificate. If you are an amateur and your quilt has been commercially quilted, you should enter Category 5. If you are a professional and your quilt has been quilted by another person, you may either enter your quilt in Category 11 in your own name or enter another professional category in your joint names.
  • Pictorial Quilts– the definition for Category 14 has been expanded to clarify that quilts must be representation of a person, place or thing.
  • Domestic Machine Quilted Quilts – this category has been deleted due to lack of participation. However, the overarching special award of Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting continues and you may nominate your quilt for this award by ticking the relevant box on the entry form.
  • Machine Embroidered Quilts – a new category 16 has been introduced on a trial basis. See below for details.
In addition, subject to sponsorship, there will be a new special award for Excellence in Long Arm Quilting. As special awards are given to individual entrants, quilts entered into Categories 5 and 11 are NOT eligible for the Excellence in Long Arm Quilting award.

Important Quilt Show 2008 dates to note on your calendar include:
  • 1 February Entry forms posted out to members by this date
  • 29 February Entry closing date – this will be strictly applied
  • 1 May Acceptance letters posted out by this date
  • 4 June Deliver quilts to “Drop Off Ladies” by this date
  • 8 June Judging Day
  • 10 June Set Up Day
  • 11 June Opening Day and Awards Ceremony
  • 15 June Final Day and Take Down
Remember, you don’t have to be a star quilter – the Guild welcomes entries from the full spectrum of its membership from beginners to experienced quilters and from traditional to contemporary designs. Join the Guild and start planning your entry today!

Please direct any queries to the Exhibition Secretary.

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