All Creations Great and Small: Flora and Fauna

QuiltFest
2018

Welcome Quilters!

Left: Beth Warne, Mara Mesa, and Betty Sue Basham answered questions and sold tickets at QuiltFest 2016
Above: Vicky Simmons shared her Southern charm with attendees



Left: Louise Lowe and Nancy Troyer greet QuiltFest attendees with a smile

Important Information for Quilters

Our deadline has come and gone to enter quilts in the show. 
After all the entry forms were collected, we ended up with 185 quilts in the show!
Put aside Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. as the day to bring your quilts
(show quilts, quilts for sale, and antique quilts) to the New Braunfels Civic Center.
Quilt Show Entries
All quilts need to have a label and a sleeve. If the quilt is over 94" in length, it is important to place the sleeve 90" from the bottom of the quilt for proper hanging.
Quilts for Sale
The deadline to put your quilt in the Boutique for sale is June 15. Please complete your forms, so they will know how many quilts there will be.
Antique Quilts
We are still looking for quilts to show during the Antique Bed Turning presentation portion of the show. Please complete your forms, so they will know how many quilts they will have for the presentations.
100 Theme
Must relate to the festival theme, “All Creations Great and Small: Flora and Fauna.” Quilt will be judged as in all other judged categories. Any size, construction technique, and quilting method is acceptable. This quilt may be made by more than one person.

200 First Entry Quilt
Must be the first quilted project entered into a judged festival. Any size, construction, and quilting method is acceptable. The quilt top must be completed entirely by entrant; however, quilting may be done by another person.

300-500 Machine-Pieced & Quilted
Must be constructed (pieced and quilted) at least 95% by machine using patterns and inspiration from existing quilt history and/or expanding on patterns to create altered designs. This quilt may not be made by more than two people including quilter.
     300 – Large must measure at least 91” but not more than 120” on any side
     400 – Medium must measure at least 55” but not more than 90” on any side
     500 – Small must not measure more than 54” on any side

600-700 Hand-Quilted
Must be entirely hand-quilted. Any size is acceptable. May not be made by more than two people including the quilter.
    600 Hand-pieced and hand-quilted
    700 Machine-pieced and hand-quilted

800-1000 Applique
Must be 70% or more appliqued (either hand-stitched or otherwise applied to the surface of another fabric). May be either hand or machine quilted. May not be made by more than two people including the quilter.
800 – Hand Applique (created entirely by hand)
900 – Hand-Guided Machine Applique (created using hand-guided machine)
1000 – Computer-Guided Machine Applique (created and produced by a design program)

1100-1200 Embroidered
Must display at least 70% or more embroidery work. Some piecing and applique is acceptable. Any size, construction, and quilting method is acceptable. May not be made by more than two people including the quilter.
1100 – Hand-embroidered
1200 – Machine-embroidered

1300 Miniature
Must be no more than 24 inches on any side. Any construction, design, and quilting method is acceptable. All aspects of the quilt must be in proportion to full-size quilts. This quilt may not be made by more than two people including quilter.

1400 Art Quilts
Must be an original design made with artistic intent that utilizes color, design, and construction techniques that create a work that expands beyond the traditional quilt format. Quilts will be judged based on creative design and artistic expression. Workmanship is important, but design will carry more weight. These creations may include embellishments (buttons, beads, embroidery, hot-fixed crystals, yarn, trim, ribbon, yo-yo’s, and all types of thread work). Any size, construction, and quilting method is acceptable. May not be made by more than two people including the quilter. This category includes: fiber art, wearable art, crazy quilt, and home décor.  
1500 Mixed Technique
Must have design elements that do not fit into other defined categories. May include embroidery, cathedral windows, redwork, wholecloth, home décor, holiday-themed, and other design elements.  Any size, construction, and quilting method is acceptable. May not be made by more than two people including the quilter.

1600 Kits or Block-of-the-Month
Must be made from a kit (defined as a purchased pattern with pre-selected fabrics) that was purchased from a shop, catalog, or magazine. This includes pre-printed whole cloth quilts. Any size, construction, and quilting method is acceptable. Kit quilts are not eligible for Best of Show.

1700 Modern
Modern quilts take a novel approach to traditional quilting, including any of the following: asymmetry, simplicity and minimalism, reinterpretation of traditional blocks, alternative block structures, increased negative space, and improvisational piecing. Any size, construction, and quilting method is acceptable.

1800 Professional Quilters
This category is for the professional quilter who is in the business of quilting for hire. This category will be judged on the quilting only. Any size, construction, and quilting method is acceptable. Professional quilter quilts are not eligible for Best of Show.

1900 Group Quilts (including Block Exchange)
This category is for groups of quilters who have worked together to create a quilt of any size, construction, or quilting method. A “group” is defined as three (3) or more persons, including the quilter. Kits and Block-of-the-Month constructions are not allowed within this category.

2000 Quilts Made by Children
Must be made by a child under the age of 16 years. This a non-judged category with participation ribbons only. Any size, construction, and quilting method is acceptable.

2100 Exhibit Quilts
Non-judged category. Any size, construction, and quilting method is acceptable.


2018
Quilt
Categories

Entry Categories
Quilt Guidelines
Quilt Show Rules
Quilt Sleeve
Sleeve Video


Artisan vs Master

As the team reviewed the categories for this show, questions came up about the "artisan" versus "master" distinction. In the past, this has been self-declared by the quilter but no documentation was required. The guideline for a "master" quilter was one who had earned a certain number of blue ribbons, but it did not define anything specific. After all, winning five blue ribbons for applique quilting does not necessarily make one a master in all types of quilting. Using those old rules, the quilter would be required to claim "master" status even if it were in a category she had never attempted. This did not seem fair. Furthermore, in any given category, the judges will not award a blue ribbon for a master quilter and another for an artisan quilter, so why make the distinction? As a result, the team decided to eliminate the distinction. 

Awards

First, second, third place and honorable mention awards will be given in each eligible category at the judges’ discretion. Judges may decide not to give all awards in each category if they feel that the entries do not warrant such awards.

One set of awards will be available for all categories. Ribbons will be awarded only to the entrant, but quilters will be acknowledged on the gallery cards and in the program.

Special awards include: Best of Festival, Judges’ Choice, Viewers’ Choice, Theme Quilt, Best Hand Quilting, and Best Machine Quilting.

Entry Form
Information

Download the entry form, complete it, and submit it to the QuiltFest Committee no later than May 1, 2018. There is a maximum of three (3) entries per person. Each entry must have its own entry form and photographs. Each entry form must include two identical color digital or traditional color photographs for security and identification purposes only. Entrant must write his/her name on the back of the photos and attach them to the upper right-hand corner of the entry form. Works “in progress” will be accepted with accompanying photo of a stack of fabric you are using, but a photo of entry nearing completion must be submitted no later than July 1, 2018. Mail entry form(s) and pictures to NBAQG, P.O. Box 310828, New Braunfels, TX 78131 Members may also submit forms at regular Guild Meetings (the third Saturday of each month).
Entry Form

NBAQG
Membership

The New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild was founded on April 17, 1982. The Guild became a non-profit corporation in 1994, whose purpose was threefold:

  1. To foster appreciation of quilts and the art of quilting among both quilters and the public.
  2. To increase the knowledge of traditional and contemporary techniques of quilting and to provide an encouraging environment in which quilters can practice and exchange ideas.
  3. To educate the public as to the significance and history of quilting as an art form as well as an ongoing craft.
NBAQG Website