Monday, 4 February 2019

Sydney Quilt Show 2019: Call for Entries

Entries for the Sydney Quilt Show 2019 are now open! Jump online to view/download these key documents:

The closing date for entries is 11.59pm Monday 11 March 2019.

Please use the Online Entry Form 
as it streamlines the payment and data collection process and allows our volunteers to better administer entries. Pay by credit card through our secure ANZ portal and you’ll receive immediate email confirmation of your entry on payment.

Use the Worksheet to plan your online entry. Please only submit the worksheet as a paper entry form if you do not have access to the online entry and payment process.

Don't leave it to the last minute! Prepare and submit your entry early so that you know that it will be received by the closing date Monday 11 March 2019

2019 Updates

Here is a summary of updates for 2019. See the November issue of The Template for more information:
  1. Quilt size: The maximum quilts size is 280x280cm.
  2. Entry Fee: The non-refundable entry fee is now $30 for up to two quilt entries (except for Junior categories 18 & 19). There is no guarantee that two quilt entries will be accepted.
  3. Limit of 400 Quilts &Selection Ballot: QuiltNSW has set a limit of 400 quilts in the members' exhibition having regard to space and resource considerations. In 2019, if we receive valid entries for more than 400 quilts, a ballot will be conducted of second choice entries to a number we consider manageable. We will not be asking for voluntary withdrawals in 2019.
  4. Coverlets & Miniature: these categories will run in 2019 but are under review for future years due to low participation levels.
  5. Art Quilts: All entries in the Art Quilt category must be the entrant’s own design, not a copy or variation on the design of another artist working in any medium. In 2019, this category is open to both abstract and figurative works communicating an idea, emotion or concept through the medium of textile and stitch. Entries must be at least two layers stitched together.
  6. Pictorial Quilts: In 2019, the Pictorial Quilt category is a dedicated category open to any 3-layer quilt depicting a person, place or thing regardless of design source.
  7. Techniques-based Categories: If a quilt does not qualify for the Art Quilt or Pictorial Quilt categories or the entrant does not wish to enter these categories for any reason, the quilt may be entered into the relevant techniques-based category. Techniques-based categories are open to any quilt regardless of style.
  8. Best of Show: only quilts made by Australian residents are eligible for Best of Show

Follow the flow chart to choose your category.

Timeline: Key Dates

  • Monday 4 February 2019: Entries open
  • Monday 11 March 2019 (11.59pm): Closing Date for Entries
  • Monday 29 April 2019: Acceptance Letters Dispatched
  • Friday, 7 June 2019: Deadline for Quilts to be delivered to Drop Off Person
  • 9am-4.30pm, 19-23 June 2019: Sydney Quilt Show, International Exhibition Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour
  • Sunday 30 June 2019: Deadline for Quilts to be collected from Drop Off Person

Further Questions?

See the Online Handbook and FAQs. Please direct any queries to or the QuiltNSW office (02) 9283 3737.

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