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Quilt Entry Form
Maine Quilts provides members of Pine Tree Quilters Guild and other quiltmakers the opportunity to share their work with those who appreciate this wonderful art form.
Please read Quilt Entry Information and General Guidelines for the complete details on how to enter a quilt.
Entries must be submitted on the Maine Quilts 2017 Quilt Entry Form . This form can be completed on-line but must be printed, signed and mailed.
Quilt entries must be postmarked by May 15.
Questions about entering a quilt? Contact Carmen Dickinson.
Display Quilts Division
This exhibit is open to all quilters, from beginners to the accomplished artist and from youth to seniors.
A quilt is truly an expression of thoughts and feelings; often the quilt will tell a personal story, we hope you'll share your work at Maine Quilts.
"Fantastically 40!" Theme Row Challenge
Red and White Stitched Together
Judged Quilts Division and Guidelines
Entries in the judged division may be the work of individuals or groups. Judging takes place prior to the show’s opening and is done by three experienced judges. Having a quilt judged is an opportunity to learn one’s strong points and weaknesses and provides the individual with knowledge to improve his or her quilt making as he or she continues to create wonderful quilts.
- Judging categories will be Pieced (greater than 75% of the top construction is piecing); Appliquéd (greater than 75% of the top construction is appliqué); Mixed (even balance of pieced and appliquéd elements); Other (techniques other than piecing/appliqué, such as whole cloth, painted, etc.); Modern; and Art. Depending on the number of entries in a category, the Show Coordinator and Judged Quilts Chair reserve the right to further subdivide any of these categories based on quilt size (e.g., Large Pieced and Small Pieced, etc.).
- Judges will award First, Second, and Third Place ribbons in each category. In addition, they may (at their discretion) award up to two Honorable Mention ribbons in each category.
- "Best in Judged" will be selected from among the First Place quilts. The "Best in Judged" quilt will not be awarded a category place ribbon as well; once it is selected, the other ribbon-winning quilts in its category will be moved up a level.
- There will be six additional ribbons awarded: Outstanding Hand Quilting; Outstanding Domestic Machine Quilting; Outstanding Long Arm Quilting; Best Use of Color; Best Use of Embellishments; and Best First-Time Entry in Judged Division.
- Each judge will also award a "Judge's Choice" ribbon, and, at her discretion, a NACQJ Award of Merit ribbon. The judges may choose from both the judged and display entries for their selection of these awards.
- Only 100 quilts will be accepted in the Judged Quilts Division. You will be notified only if your quilt is NOT accepted.
- Quilts made from kits with fabric and preprinted whole cloth quilts will be disqualified.
- An individual may enter up to two quilts in the Judged Quilts Division; however, Maine Quilts reserves the right to make a limit change.
- The judged quilt entry fee is $20 for PTQG members and $30 for non-members, per quilt. This fee is refundable only if the quilt is not accepted in the Judged Quilts Division.
Please make your check payable to PTQG. There is a $25 fee for all checks returned by the bank.
- To remain anonymous during judging of the quilt, entrants must cover their name, by loosely basting a piece of fabric, wherever it appears on the quilt, front or back.
- To receive judges’ comments after the show, please send a business size, self-addressed, stamped envelope with your completed entry form. (If you have two entries, a single SASE may be used to receive both judging sheets.)
If you have questions, contact: Pam Nourse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.343.0557.