2016 QUILT CONTEST

QUILT CONTEST CATEGORIES:
Hand-Applique
Pieced – Machine Quilted
Pieced – Hand

QUILT CONTEST RULES:
This contest is open to all residents of Connecticut. If entered by juniors, they will be judged with all adult entries.
All work must be completed by an individual quilt maker.
Work can be pieced by hand or by machine but applique must be done by hand.
Quilts must be either hand or machine quilted, no hand tied quilts.
Applique quilts must consist of at least 50% applique.
Quilt perimeter must measure a minimum of 216 inches
Quilts may not be made from pre-cut quilt kits.
No wall hanging quilts.
A quilt can only compete in the Association of Connecticut Fairs Quilt Contest once.

PRIZES:
The following prizes will be awarded in each category:
1st place: $50.00
2nd place: $35.00
3rd place: $15.00

WHERE TO ENTER
Contestants can enter a Quilt at any Fair that is a member of the Association of Connecticut Fairs. In addition to the Member Fair award, the judges review all first place winners to see if any are worthy of sending to the State Competition. The Quilt must meet the Quilt Contest Rules and fall into one of the State Quilt Categories. Each Member Fair can send 1 Quilt per category. The winner of the Member Fair Quilt contest will receive a ribbon from The Association of Connecticut Fairs and will become eligible to submit their entry to the State contest. In the event a fair receives only one entry in the contest and that entry is worthy of first prize, the Association rosette must be awarded to that entry. Contestants may enter a quilt in as many local fairs as they want until they win first prize.

STATE QUILT CONTEST
Once a quilt has won the Member Fair State Quilt ribbon, it is eligible to be entered into the State Quilt Contest. The contest will be held November 5, 2016 at The Lyceum in Terryville, CT. Each Member Fair is asked to send to the ACF the list of winners from their fair. Each fair will contact the winner of their contest and provide the contestant with information about reservations and other contest info. The Association of Connecticut Fairs does not contact the contestants.

QUESTIONS
Contact:
Debbie Bellemare
State Quilt Competition Chairperson
860-349-8248
Quilts@CTAgFairs.org

STATE CONTEST NOVEMBER 5, 2016
The Lyceum, Terryville, CT

10a.m. – 11 a.m.: Drop-off Quilts (pre-registered)
3p.m.: Trunk Show and Scrap Fabric demo
Patches & Patchwork from Portland CT owner Jane Sterry will host a Trunk show and Scrap fabric demo. Jane has restored many quilts in her career. A true artisan, Jane relies on her cache of antique fabrics to restore and repair family treasures for future generations to enjoy. We look forward to seeing her at the Contest.
Door Prizes will be given away.
5p.m.: Banquet
Please check the ACF website for updates.

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