25-28th August 2016
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

NEW CATEGORY FOR THE QUILT SHOW!

We are thrilled to advise that due to hard work and generous sponsors, AMQA Inc & Festival are pleased to announce the addition of a 7th category in the Quilt Show.

Art/Pictorial:
Minimum of 100 overall inches, maximum of 280 overall inches. Involving thread play and/or a mixture of mediums and embellishments.  All embellishments must be firmly attached and quilt must be able to be hung conventionally and with minimal care required.  All quilts entered in this category must be the original design of the quilt maker and not made under the direction of another person in a workshop/course situation.

So the final list is

Categories for AMQAS 2010:

Note: Overall inches are determined by totalling the measurements of ALL sides.

Custom Heirloom/Show -Large: Minimum of 281 overall inches, maximum of 480 overall inches. Custom Heirloom/Show quilts have been specifically designed as quilt show entries and/or not intended to be used as functional bed quilts. Fibers, fringe, crystals and embellishments of any kind are permitted.

Custom Heirloom/Show—Wall: Minimum of 100 overall inches, maximum of 280 overall inches. Custom Heirloom/Show quilts have been specifically designed as quilt show entries and/or not intended to be used as functional bed quilts. Fibers, fringe, crystals and embellishments of any kind are permitted.

Wholecloth : Minimum of 281 overall inches, maximum of 480 overall inches. The entry must be a single piece of fabric or pieced fabric that is all of the same colour, texture and content. The wholecloth piece should be designed to highlight the many quilting techniques of today’s machine quilters, including, meandering or background quilting, straight lines, feathers, continuous line and non-continuous line designs. The quilting must be the dominant feature of the Wholecloth and the quilting should encompass the entire quilt.

Functional Custom -Large: Minimum of 281 overall inches, maximum of 480 overall inches. This category is for those functional bed quilts that we do for ourselves or for our customers that are meant for daily use but have been machine quilted with high quality custom quilting techniques. No embellishments, metallic threads or thread painting of any kind are permitted in this category.

Functional Custom -Wall: Minimum of100 overall inches, maximum of 280 overall inches. This category is for those functional lap quilts that we do for ourselves or for our customers that are meant for daily use but have been machine quilted with high quality custom quilting techniques. No embellishments, metallic threads or thread painting of any kind are permitted in this category.

NEW!!

Art/Pictorial: Minimum of 100 overall inches, maximum of 280 overall inches. Involving thread play and/or a mixture of mediums and embellishments.  All embellishments must be firmly attached and quilt must be able to be hung conventionally and with minimal care required.  All quilts entered in this category must be the original design of the quilt maker and not made under the direction of another person in a workshop/course situation. 

Edge-To-Edge: Minimum of 281 overall inches, maximum of 480 overall inches. An all-over-the-quilt pattern which is continuous-line derived from a pantograph or freehand quilting. The quilting design must cover the quilt completely from one edge to the other.

Note about quilts that are machine quilted with a Computerized Quilting System (CQS): Any quilt that is machine quilted with a CQS may be entered into the categories except for the edge to edge category. Utilization of a CQS is not a guarantee of perfection since stitch quality, stitch length, design choice and proper design placement are important factors for ALL machine quilters.

You can now download the entry form & terms & conditions here!

Entries are due by 31st July 2010.

We encourage everyone to think about entering a quilt into this show. The prize pool is growing all the time and we are positive you will appreciate the quality of our Australian quilters in this display at Festival. This is an amazing opportunity to receive feedback from the judges, gain personal satisfaction of showing your work, gain valuable marketing exposure and feel proud of your work being presented to the general public, your peers and potential customers.

The quilt show is for any machine quilted quilt. Does not matter what size or type of machine you have used to complete it. We would like to present a variety of quilting designs, from functional everyday use quilts to heirloom custom and in between.

Both Sharon & I are hitting the road at 6am tomorrow morning!!! ughhh I hear you….vbg

We will be attending the Quilt & Craft Expo at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney over the weekend. We have been blessed to have a booth to promote Festival to all attendees. So if you are at the show, make sure to drop by & say hi! We will have Quilt Show entry forms to collect & a list of sponsors, vendors, teachers & their classes on display.  We look forward to chatting with everyone there.

Until next time….

Tracey & Sharon

owners AMQ Festival 2010

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