2017 QUILT CONTEST

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

QUILT CONTEST RULES:
1. This contest is open to all residents of Connecticut. If entered by juniors, they will be judged with all adult entries.
2. All work must be completed by an individual quilt maker.
3. Work can be pieced by hand or by machine but applique must be done by hand.
4. Quilts must be either hand or machine quilted, no hand tied quilts.
5. Applique quilts must consist of at least 50% applique.
6. Quilt perimeter must measure a minimum of 216 inches
7. Quilts may not be made from pre-cut quilt kits.
8. No wall hanging quilts.
9. 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

New for 2017!
There will be a people’s choice award. Each attendee of the Banquet will be able to cast one vote for their favorite quilt regardless of category. This award will be $50.00.

HOW TO ENTER:
Enter a quilt at any participating fair that is a member of the Association of Connecticut Fairs in any of the following categories:
Hand-Applique
Pieced – Machine Quilted
Pieced – Hand Quilted
The participating fair will award one winner in each category with a rosette from the Association of Connecticut Fairs along with any awards the local fair provides. Each fair will submit that winning entry to the state contest. A quilt can be entered in as many fairs as a contestant wishes until it becomes eligible to go to the state contest.

STATE QUILT CONTEST:
Once a quilt has won the State Quilt ribbon at a participating fair, it is eligible to be entered into the State Quilt Contest. The contest will be held October 28, 2017 at The Lyceum in Terryville, CT. Each fair must preregister their local winner.The local fair also will provide contest information to the winner. Check this website for the latest information.

Printable Judging Sheet

QUESTIONS:
Association of CT Fairs – Quilt Committee
Debbie Bellemare – Chairman – 860-349-8248
June Porter
Quilts@CTAgFairs.org

State Contest October 28, 2017
The Lyceum, Terryville, CT
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Drop-off Quilts (pre-registered)

5:30 p.m.: Banquet
Please check the ACF website for updates.

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