2023 QUILT REGISTRATION FORM

2023 QUILT FEST

GENERAL INFORMATION AND QUILT CATEGORIES

 

THIS WILL BE A JUDGED SHOW

 

NOTE: A quilt consists of 3 layers: 2 layers of cloth filled with “batting” material held together by stitched design.

Quilt may be embellished with material other than cloth, but tied quilts will not be accepted.

 

  

  ALL QUILTS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED BY: March 15, 2023.

  1. Mail completed form(s) to: Quilt Registration, c/o Rita Ham, 4540 Needle Rd, Decatur, IL 62526

  2. One form required for each quilt or item entered in show,  

  3. You may enter more than one quilt in a given Category.  However, no one may enter more than ten (10) quilts in the show.

  4. Entry fee is $5.00 per quilt for non-DQG members. Payable to Decatur Quilt Fest.

  5. Quilts may not have been entered in a DQG competition in the last five (5) years.

  6. Only quilted items are considered for judging.  Yo-Yo quilts, crazy quilts, or cathedral windows without batting will not be judged.

  7. The Registration Committee reserves the right to refuse any quilt.

  8. The Registration Committee reserves the right to change a quilt category.

  9. The Judge reserves the right not to judge a quilt. 

  10.  All judged items will receive a written evaluation from the judge.

 

Quilt Drop Off: Decatur Civic Center on Thursday April 13, 2023,  9:00 am to 11:00 am

 

Quilt Pick Up: Decatur Civic Center on Saturday, April  15,  2023 between 5:00 pm and 5:45 pm

 

 

QUILT CATEGORIES MUST BE ACCURATE. 

ANY ITEM(S) ENTERED INAPPROPRIATELY WILL BE DEEMED

NOT ELIGIBLE FOR JUDGING IN ANY CATEGORY. 

 

QUILT CATEGORIES – QUILTS OVER 64” ON ANY SIDE

100 - Antique

A quilt that was finished over 75 years ago, including the top, quilting, and binding. Any technique of piecing, applique or embroidery.  Machine or hand quilted.

200 - Appliqué

The predominant design element must be APPLIQUE and sewn by hand

300 - Appliqué

The predominant design element must be APPLIQUE and sewn on machine

400 - Embroidery

The predominant design element must be EMBROIDERY and sewn by hand

500 - Embroidery

The predominant design element must be EMBROIDERY and sewn on machine

600 - Mixed Technique

An even amount of both piecing and applique, or embroidery by hand or machine. 

Quilting by hand or machine.

 

700 - Hand Quilted

Hand Quilted; Hand or Machine pieced. 

800 - Free Motion Quilting

Free Motion Quilting;  Machine pieced

900 - Computerized Quilting

Computerized Quilting ; Machine pieced

1000 - Whole Cloth

Whole cloth quilts; Quilting by hand or machine.

1100 - Embellished Techniques

Heavily embellished quilts & those with very special techniques such as thread art or trapunto.

QUILT CATEGORIES – SPECIAL SIZING

1200 - Baby Quilt

Max of 64” on any side  Crib Quilts for a child using any method of piecing/quilting.

1300 - Miniature

Max of 24” x 24”on any side   Quilts that are scaled from full size designs to a miniature size.

1400 - Small Wall Hanging

Max of 36” on all sides  Quilted piece that may or may not be made for the purpose of hanging on a wall.

1500 - Large Wall Hanging

Minimum of 36” but Max of 64” on all sides  Quilted piece that may or may not be made for the purpose of hanging on a wall.

1600 - Panel Quilt

No size limitation-- The predominant design element includes a Panel with additional piecing, applique or embroidery added; No size limitation

1700 - Christmas Quilt Project

No size limitation—Any quilted, applique, embroidery project with the Christmas theme.

1800 - Home Décor, Clothing, Accessories, Bag/Duffle

No size- Quilted home decor items such as table runners, bed skirts, tree skirts.  Quilted clothing such as vests or jackets. Accessories such as  bags, duffle bags or purses

1900 - Youth Category

No size limitation-- Any quilted project completed by a youth; Elementary/Middle School

2000 - Youth Category

No size limitation-- Any quilted project completed by a youth; High School

Questions: Email us at rrham21977@gmail.com or call Rita Ham, 217-972-6629

GUILD MEMBERS ONLY (NOT ELIGIBLE FOR VOTING)

5000 - Rail Quilt

Quilts from Guild Members for display on the upper railing.  Unlimited entries.

5100 - Challenge/Collage

Quilts from Guild Members for 2023 Quilting Challenge