Kaleidoscope of Color

Quilters' Information

2020
Quilt
Categories


100 Theme
Must relate to the festival theme, “A Kaleidoscope of Color”.  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 completely 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” 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 and 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.

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 Group Quilts (including Block Exchanges)
This category is for groups of quilters who have worked together to create a quilt of any size, construction, and 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 in this category.

1900 Quilts Made by Children
Must be made by a child under the age of 16 years.  This is a non-judged category with participation ribbons only.  Any size, construction, and quilting method is acceptable.

2000 Quilts Made by Seniors
Must be made by an entrant 65 years or older.  Any size, construction, or quilting is acceptable.  Any technique is acceptable.  May not be made by more than 2 people including the quilter.

2100 Exhibit Quilts
Non-judged category.  Any size, construction, and quilting method is acceptable.  Construction year does not apply.
Entry
Categories
Quilt
Guidelines
Quilt Show Rules
Quilt
Sleeve
Definition
of Terms
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.

Awards

Download the entry form, complete it, and submit it to the QuiltFest Committee no later than May 4, 2020. 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, 2020. 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
Information

Entry Form