Quilt Show Category Definitions

 

Kit Quilt, one person: Any quilt (no size restrictions) where the fabrics have been preselected
by a shop or designer. Block of the Month quilts fall into this category. Made and quilted by one person.

Kit Quilt, two person: Any quilt (no size restrictions) where the fabrics have been preselected by a shop or designer. Block of the Month quilts fall into this category. Made by one person and quilted by another person.

Art Quilt: Any quilt that is made and intended to be used as a picture on a wall. It is an original design of the maker. The fabric/material might be used in an artistic or different manner. Quilted by the maker. One Person quilt only. Size - less than 61 inches on the longest side.

First Time Entry, one person: For the quilter who is for the first time ever putting a quilt in any quilt show. No size restrictions. Made and quilted by one person.

First Time Entry, two person: For the quilter who is for the first time ever putting a quilt in any quilt show. No size restrictions. Made by one person and quilted by another person.

Quilted Clothing or Home Accessory: Jacket, vest, bag, table runner. Must be a quilted item. Made and quilted by one person.

Small Quilt: Quilts measuring no more than 120” around. Techniques would be pieced, applique or a mix of the two. Doll quilts would fall into this category. May be a one or two person quilt.

Medium Mixed Technique and Applique, one person: Any method applique or mixed technique made and quilted by one person. Quilts measuring 121”-280” around.

Medium Mixed Technique and Applique, two person: Any method applique or mixed technique made by one person and quilted by another person. Quilts measuring 121”-280” around.

Large Mixed Technique and Applique, one person: Any method applique or mixed technique made and quilted by one person. Quilts measuring 281” + around.

Large Mixed Technique and Applique, two person: Any method applique or mixed technique made by one person and quilted by another person. Quilts measuring 281” + around.

Medium Pieced, one person: A predominantly pieced quilt made and quilted by one person. Quilts measuring 121”-280” around.

Medium Pieced, two person: A predominantly pieced quilt made by one person and quilted by another person. Quilts measuring 121”-280” around.

Large Pieced, one person: A predominantly pieced quilt made and quilted by one person. Quilts measuring 281” + around.

Large Pieced, two person: A predominantly pieced quilt made by one person and quilted by another person. Quilts measuring 281” + around.

Modern Quilt: A quilt featuring the design aesthetic of modern quilting. Quilt may feature high contrasting colors, minimalism, improvisational piecing, expansive negative space and non-traditional layouts. Quilt may be a one or two person. Quilts measuring 97” + around.

*Original Design: Any quilt that is designed by the maker. It can be traditional blocks set in a unique manner. Nothing made using a published pattern. Quilt may be a one or two person quilt. Size – More than 200” around.

Guild Challenge: Any quilt made meeting the criteria set as the guild challenge for the year. This category will not be judged by the NACQJ judges. QSC members will award a ribbon for best implementation and execution of the challenge theme.

Special Ribbons: Best of Show, Judges Choices, Best Hand Quilting, Best Machine Quilting Stationary, Best Machine Quilting Track Mounted, Best Use of Color and Design, Best Use of Embellishment, Most Humorous, and Best of Guild Challenge.

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