Categories

The Category List is to help you begin the process of choosing which quilts will be entered in the show when the online entry form opens on March 1st until April 30th, 2019.

More information will be available in future newsletters and posted on the website for your reference.

And the categories are….

1. Traditional Large – Perimeter is 351 inches or greater

    1. Scrappy – any quilt that is sewn from an assortment of fabrics
    2. Applique – cut shapes that are sewn to a larger piece of material to form a design
    3. Pieced – geometric pieces of fabric sewn together to form a design or block
    4. Paper-pieced – includes English paper piecing and foundation paper piecing
    5. Open – any traditional large quilt not fitting into the other categories

2. Traditional Medium – Perimeter is between 121 and 350 inches

    1. Open – any traditional quilt using any technique of this size

3. Traditional Small – Perimeter is less than 121 inches

    1. Open – any traditional quilt using any technique of this size

4. Modern – any size

    1. Improvisational – pieced without a defined pattern or template
    2. Negative Space – incorporates a creative or significant use of negative space
    3. Modern Traditionalism – modernize a traditional block or pattern with modern design elements
    4. Open - any Modern quilt not fitting into the other Modern categories

5. Art Quilt – any size; must be an original creation and not from a pattern or kit

    1. Portrait – illustrates some recognizable aspect of human or animal form
    2. Landscape – illustrates aspects of natural or man-made scenery or a recognizable object
    3. Embellishment – decorative features added to a quilt including thread play, embroidery (hand or machine), couching, lace, buttons, beading, metal, plastic, etc.
    4. Open – any Art quilt not fitting into the other Art Quilt categories EDQG October 2018 page 10

6. Hand-pieced – any size

    1. Open – any quilt where most of the piecing is done by hand, and where borders and binding may be done by hand or machine

7. Hand-Quilted – any size

    1. Open - any quilt using any technique that is hand-quilted

8. Collage – any size

    1. Open – any quilt using the collage technique

9. 3-D Quilted Items

    1. Open – wearables, bowls, bags, purses, jelly roll rugs, etc.

10. Group Quilts – any size

    1. Open - made by two or more persons who must all be members of EDQG

11. Returning Entrants – any size

    1. This category is for any EDQG member who has not entered the 2013, 2015, or 2017 EDQG Festival of Quilts.

12. “I Have Never Done This Before” Entrants – any size

    1. This category is for any EDQG member who has never entered a quilt in any quilt show.

13. Long-Arm Quilters – any size

    1. This category is for any EDQG member who has completed a quilt using any technique and has quilted it using custom, hand-guided long arm work.

14. Youth - any size

    1. Open – This category is for any youth seventeen (17) years of age and under who is sponsored by an EDQG member.

If you are unsure of the category that would best suit your quilt, please feel free to contact the 2019 EDQG Festival of Quilts Registrar, Carolynne Ross, at 780-435-6548 and she will be pleased to help you.

 


 

 

 

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