Dallas Quilt Show 2017
"It's a Charmed Life"

Dallas Market Hall
March 10-12, 2017

Friday & Saturday, 10 - 5 PM
Sunday, 12 - 5 PM

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in showing one or more of your quilts in the Dallas Quilt Show, March 10-12, 2017. This show has been presented by the Quilter's Guild of Dallas, Inc. for over 35 years.

Entries will be evaluated by a panel of nationally recognized judges: John Flynn, Malka Dubrawsky and Laura Wasilowski. Ribbons are given at the discretion of the judges.

Questions about rules or entry forms should be directed to the Entry Chairman, Donna Petrick: dlpetrick@hotmail.com or phone 972-571-0083.

We ask that you take the time to review ALL of the rules before completing and returning your forms. Errors on your part will result in a "hold" placed on your paperwork until such time that the errors are fixed. 

We have made some changes to the categories, so be sure to use the 2017 forms rather than forms from a previous year.

(1) The former Master Art Quilt and Artisan Art Quilt categories have been combined and moved to the Open division - but Art Quilt will remain a one-person category.

(2) We have added two new categories:

  • Modern Quilts
  • Machine Embroidery Applique

All that said, are you ready to download our entry information?

If you have reviewed the rules and just need to download additional forms:

 

 

Each entry shall consist of:

  • Entrant Information Form (with contact information)
  • Completed Entry Form(s) (with release signature for each)
  • Appropriate fees and/or Guild membership number
  • $1.00 handling fee per entry - covers cost of mailing entry delivery materials to you once layout is complete.
  • One color photo of the entry that clearly shows correct colors and design 
    (can be any white paper up to letter-size), 
    labeled with the entrant's name and quilt title. Photos will not be returned.
 
 
Entry Submission
 

Please note that we have made changes to our entry materials, and now have an additional form. Individual entries will not be accepted until ALL required items are received and the entry form is COMPLETELY and accurately filled out with the "Hold Harmless Agreement" signed by the entrant.

We will attempt to contact senders of incomplete information via phone or email. If a response is not received within five (5) days, the incomplete entry material(s) will be returned.

Entry Deadline:

Thursday, January 5, 2017

  • The 2017 Entry Form, along with other requested entry materials, must be received by this date.

Entries may be delivered in person at Guild meetings up to and including this date,
or via USPS mail to:

Donna Petrick
3816 Dutton Dr.
Plano, TX  75023-1031

  • Late entries will be returned.
  • We are not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.

Entry Limits:

  • Each entrant may submit a maximum of four (4) entries.
  • Only the first 400 entries received will be accepted. Entries received/presented after the limit is reached will be returned.

Entrants:

  • Each entry may have only ONE ENTRANT. The name on the “entrant” line must match the release signature in the form.
  • Entrant must be either the owner of the quilt entered, the maker of the top or the quilter.

Fees:

  • Guild members in good standing (dues paid) pay only a $1.00 per entry fee, that covers our return mailing.
  • Entries in category 401 Juniors (age 17 and under) are exempt from entry fees.
  • Non–members of the Guild pay a non-refundable entry fee of $25.00 per entry.

Shipping Fees (if applicable):

  • $50/entry for entries to be returned via UPS (exclusively),
    or
  • Entrant may include a pre-paid shipping label from the shipper of their choice.
    Note: We would actually prefer that you provide your own pre-paid shipping label. It will save you money, and save us time.

Entry Form & Entry Materials
 
  • A Category number must be clearly indicated on Entry Form.
  • Master and Artisan divisions are determined by the eligibility of the person(s) who made the quilt top.
  • Some categories are denoted as “ONE PERSON.”  This means that ONE person did ALL the work – piecing, appliqué, quilting, binding etc. 
    DO NOT ENTER A QUILT PROFESSIONALLY QUILTED BY SOMEONE ELSE IN ANY OF THE “ONE PERSON” CATEGORIES. 
  • The Entries Committee, in conjunction with the Judges and Awards Committee, reserves the right to:

(a) determine the final placement of quilts in categories, and

(b) to combine or divide categories in order to facilitate judging.

  • All quilts entered must have the quilt top completed at the time of entry submission. No photocopies of patterns or drawings will be accepted.
  • The required photo of the entry needs to clearly SHOW THE QUILT - especially the color(s) of the quilt.
  • If you want both sides of the quilt displayed (you consider it to be a 2-sided quilt), you must

(a) indicate this on your entry form and

(b) submit photos of BOTH sides of the quilt.

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Other Rules
 

 

  • Entries may not have been displayed in the judged show of any previous Dallas Quilt Show.
  • Entries in judged categories must have been completed after January 1, 2012 (within the past five years), be clean, free of strong odors such as cigarette smoke and in good condition.
  • No substitution of the original entry will be allowed.
  • The Quilter’s Guild of Dallas, Inc. reserves the right to refuse any entry deemed inappropriate or which fails to meet entry and/or delivery requirements.

Quilting/Construction Requirements

  • All entries entered in quilt categories must be quilted with the exception of cathedral window quilts, yo-yo quilts or crazy quilts.
  • No exclusively tied quilts will be allowed. (Hand or machine quilting must be included.)
  • Fused edges must be finished in a manner appropriate to the category.
  • All entries MUST remain on display for the duration of the show.

Entries May Not:

  • Be framed and/or under glass.
  • Include complicated rigid frames, rods or mounting devices without prior approval from the entries committee.
  • Include embellishments with sharp edges that could be hazardous to volunteers or visitors.

Entry Withdrawals

  • If you find you must withdraw an entry, the Entries Chairman must be notified
    via email or phone NO LATER than 4:30 p.m. CST on Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    – two weeks prior to the stated delivery date (March 8, 2017). 

 

 

Entrants Who Fail to Notify Entries Chairman by 02/22/17
that an entry is being withdrawn, will be barred from entering the 2018 Dallas Quilt Show.

Entries Chairman:

Donna Petrick
phone: 972-571-0083
email: dlpetrick@hotmail.com

 

 

No "Notice of Acceptance"
 

The Dallas Quilt Show is NOT a juried Show!

While we certainly attract entries of the highest caliber, it is first and foremost our Guild show, intended to showcase the work of quiltmakers of all skill levels. As such, we do not send out a "Notice of Acceptance."

  • Entrants will not hear from us until we mail out the delivery instructions, which is usually completed by mid-February.
  • We have no way of knowing if your entry forms got lost or misdirected in the mail.

If you wish to receive confirmation that your entry materials were received prior to reaching our maximum of 400 entries, please include a self–addressed/stamped postcard listing the items you have entered. We will check off the entry forms received and drop the card into return mail.

 

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Award Information
 

 

QGD distributes over $15,000.00 in cash awards*:

  • - Best of Show - $1,000.00;

All judged categories:

  • - First Place-$300.00,
  • - Second Place-$200.00,
  • - Third Place-$100.00.

There are also a number of special award ribbons including four handwork/handquilting with cash awards.

* Prize money for the annual Block Contest entries is 150/100/50 respectively. Entries are managed separately from the main show.

  • QGD considers the entrant to be the “owner” of the quilt. Hence, this individual will be the recipient of any prize money and ribbon(s) won.
  • QGD awards the ribbon to the QUILT, not individuals involved in the making of same. Therefore, duplicate ribbons are NOT available.
  • IRS guidelines require that a 1099 form be filed for all entrants winning $600 or more total. Prize money will not be released before information has been received by the Guild for IRS reporting purposes. 
Delivery Information
 
  • Each entry must have a fabric identification label firmly attached with stitches. The label must include your name and the title of the quilt. For convenience and consistency, we prefer the lower left hand corner of the back.
  • To ensure impartiality in judging, baste or safety pin a plain piece of fabric across the top of your label so that your information is hidden. Baste only the top side, leaving the other three sides loose.
  • Every quilt must have an open-ended 4 inch diameter rod pocket (Quilt Hanging Sleeve) stitched to back of the quilt.

The only exceptions to the 4 inch sleeve rule are quilts that are 30 inches square or smaller. These may use smaller rod pockets of only 2 inches in diameter.

  • Quilts longer than 90 inches must have a second sleeve attached a maximum of 86 inches from the bottom edge of the quilt (do not over-lap sleeves.) If you elect to attach only one Quilt Hanging Sleeve, it must be 86 inches from the bottom edge of the quilt.

NEITHER THE SHOW NOR THE GUILD WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE ​TO A QUILT THAT DRAGS ON THE FLOOR.

  • In addition, please note that our show is judged while hung for display. Therefore, if you only put the lower sleeve on the quilt, your quilt will not been seen in full while judging, which may result in your quilt not receiving the full consideration it deserves.

Delivery Information

  • Once we have finished judged show layout, entrants will receive complete delivery/shipping instructions by return mail (by mid–February.) Included in this packet will be color–coded index cards for each entry as well as more detailed delivery instructions.

PLEASE DO NOT SHIP ENTRIES EARLY.

  • Each quilt entry must be submitted in an individual fabric bag/pillowcase with the entrant’s name, address and phone number written in permanent/indelible marker either directly onto the bag or on a label firmly stitched or fused to the bag.

Note: Prior to hanging, the bag is all that is between your entry and a bare cement floor. You deliver your quilt  to us clean; please help us keep it that way.

Entries to be Delivered in Person at Market Hall:

  • All entries that are delivered in person must be brought to Dallas Market Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.* on Wednesday, March 08, 2017.  It is permissible for your designee to deliver the entry.

*  The Guild will not be responsible for entries left at the show venue prior to the stated delivery date and delivery time.

  • The Guild reserves the right to exclude any quilts from judging that are delivered to the show venue after 1 p.m.

Entries to be Delivered via Shipping Service

  • When packing your entry, please DO NOT use packing peanuts.
  • All entries that are shipped from out of town must be received by Richard Larson no later than Wednesday, March 2, 2017.
  • Please send shipped entries to:

Richard Larson
1939 Sussex Drive
Carrollton, TX  75007-2409

  • Any special return shipping requests must be confirmed in advance with the Chairman of the Entries Committee.
  • The Guild will not be responsible for entries shipped to the wrong location.

 

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Rules For Display
 
  • Each entry must have a fabric identification label firmly attached with stitches.The label must include your name and the title of the quilt/garment. For convenience and consistency, we prefer the lower left hand corner of the back. Labels for garment entries should be stitched to the inside of the ensemble piece(s).  To ensure impartiality in judging, baste a plain piece of fabric across the top of your label so that your information is hidden. Baste only the top side, leaving the other three sides loose, using thread or safety pins.
  • Every quilt must have an open ended 4 inch diameter rod pocket (Quilt Hanging Sleeve) stitched to the top of the back of the quilt.
    Quilts longer than 90 inches must have a second sleeve attached no more than 86 inches from the bottom edge of the quilt.
    The only exceptions to the 4 inch rule are quilts that qualify as 'miniature' in size. Quilts that are 30 inches square or smaller may use smaller rod pockets of only 2 inches in diameter.


    Quilts longer than 90 inches: must have a second sleeve attached a minimum of 86 from the bottom edge of the quilt. (Do not over-lap sleeves.) If you elect to attach only one Quilt Hanging Sleeve, it must be the one that is 86 inches from the bottom edge of the quilt.
  • The Show and the Guild are not responsible to any damage to your quilt if your quilt drags on the floor.
  • In addition, please note that our show is judged while hung for display. Therefore, if you only put the lower sleeve on the quilt, your quilt will not been seen in full while judging, which may result in your quilt not receiving the full consideration it deserves.
  • Each quilt entry must be submitted in an individual fabric bag/pillowcase with the entrant's name, address and phone number written in permanent/indelible marker either directly onto the bag or on a label firmly stitched to the bag. Garment entries may be submitted in a garment bag with same information.

 

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Divisions & Categories
 
  • Divisions are determined by the eligibility of the "maker" of the quilt. QGD defines the "maker" as the person who made the quilt top. Please review the flow chart below to determine whether you are classified as a Master or Artisan. A Category must be indicated on the Entry Form.
  • With the exception of non-judged division entries in categories 401 or 402, entries in "quilt" categories must be hand or machine quilted. (No quilts that have only been "tied" are permitted.)
  • A Category must be indicated on the Entry Form.

 

The Entries Committee, in conjunction with the Judges and Awards Committee, reserves the right to determine final placement of quilts in categories and to combine or divide categories in order to facilitate judging.

 

 

Master Division
 

101   Large Pieced (ONE person)

Any quilt which is larger than 72”  on any one side and primarily pieced.

102   Large Appliqué (ONE or TWO person)

Any quilt which is larger than 72” on any one side and primarily appliqué.

103   Wall Quilt  (ONE person)

Quilts sized for display on a wall.  no side may exceed 72” but at least one side is larger than 30.” May be pieced, appliqué or combination.

104   Two-Person Wall Quilts

Any quilt sized for display on a wall. no side may exceed 72” but at least one side is larger than 30.”  Two people were involved in the making. May be pieced or appliqué.

105   Two-Person Large Pieced Quilts

Any quilt which is larger than 72” on any one side and two people were involved in the making. Primarily pieced.

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Artisan Division
 

201   Large Pieced (ONE person)

Any quilt which is larger than 72” on any one side and primarily pieced.

202   Large Appliqué (ONE or TWO person)

Any quilt which is larger than 72” on any one side and primarily appliqué.

203   Wall Quilt (ONE person)

Quilts sized for display on a wall. no side may exceed 72” but at least one side is larger than 30.” May be pieced, appliqué or combination.

204   Two-Person Wall Quilts

Any quilt sized for display on a wall. No side may exceed 72” but at least one sides are larger than 30.”  Two people were involved in the making. May be pieced, appliqué or combination.

205   Two-Person Large Pieced Quilts

Any quilt which is larger than 72” on any one side and two people were involved in the making. Primarily pieced.

206   First Time Entry (ONE or TWO person)

Must be the first quilted project entered into any judged quilt show. Construction of quilt top must be done entirely by entrant. May use any technique. However, quilting may be done by another party. At least one side is larger than 30”. 

 

Open Division
 

Master or Artisan

301   Small Traditional Quilt (ONE or TWO person)

Any quilt that is equal to or less than 30” on all sides with a traditional design. 

302   Small Contemporary Quilt (ONE OR TWO PERSON)

Any quilt that is equal to or less than 30” on all sides and depicts a contemporary design.

303   Art Quilts (ONE person)

Original design; any technique or combination of techniques or materials used in a non-traditional way.  At least one side is larger than 30”.

304   Pictorial  (ONE OR TWO PERSONS)

Quilt illustrates a recognizable image, such as portraits, wildlife, cityscapes, etc. At least one side is larger than 30”.

305   Machine Embroidery Appliqué (ONE or TWO person)

Quilts made using machine appliqué in the hoop using digitized designs, where sewing machine has control of actual stitching. At least one side is larger than 30”. (Note: category does not include regular machine embroidery and does not include regular hand-guided appliqué stitching done on a computerized machine.)

306   Other Techniques (ONE or TWO person)

White work, hand or machine embroidery, cathedral windows, yo-yo, crazy quilts or any other quilt that doesn’t otherwise fit into the pieced, appliqué or art quilt categories. Quilt is larger than 30”  on any one side.

307   Group/Friendship

Any quilt made by a combination of THREE or MORE persons.

308   Modern (ONE or TWO person)

Quilts inspired by modern design. Minimalism, asymmetry, expansive negative space and alternate grid work are often part of composition, as are improvisational piecing, high contrast and many solid-colored fabrics. At least one side is larger than 30”.

309   Seniors (ONE or TWO person)

Any quilt made by a quilter 65 years of age or over. At least one side is larger than 30”.
(Note: Seniors are NOT limited to this category; they are also eligible for Master or Artisan Division categories as appropriate.)

310   Show Chair’s Theme: “It’s a Charmed Life” (ONE OR MORE PERSONS)

Any quilt, any size, that is any interpretation of the theme and conforms to following rules: All fabric pieces in main construction of top must be the same shape. Uneven edges of quilt top may be trimmed to accommodate binding or borders. Appliqué may be added, but may not be main focus of design.

 

Non-Judged Categories
 

401   Juniors

Any quilt made by a quilter age 17 or under.  These quilts may utilize any piecing, appliqué or quilting method, may be an individual, two-person, or group effort, and can be any size. All entrants in this category receive a special commemorative ribbon and do not pay an entry fee.
Entrant should be the “junior” - not an adult relative or friend.

402   Adults

Any quilt that the entrant wishes to “show,” but does not wish to have judged or the quilt does not qualify for entry into judged show (ex: was made prior to 2011). May use any techniques. Any number of “makers” may be involved.

 

The Entries Committee, in conjunction with the Judges and Awards Committee, reserves the right to determine final placement of quilts in categories and to combine or divide categories in order to facilitate judging.

 
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Show Location

Dallas Market Hall:
NW corner of I-35E and Market Center Blvd.

Parking: 2000 spaces and large parking garage.

CLICK HERE for Maps and further Directions.

Show Schedule

For details, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, March 9, 2017:

Member Preview Party and Awards Ceremony, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

 

Friday, March 10, 2017:
  • Show open 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Appraisals by appointment
  • Personal Quilt Tours: 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
  • Lectures: CLICK HERE.
  • Demos: CLICK HERE.

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017:
  • Show open 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Appraisals by appointment
  • Personal Quilt Tours: 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
  • Live Miniature Quilt Auction: 1:30 PM in the demo area
  • Lectures: CLICK HERE.
  • Demos: CLICK HERE.

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017
  • Show open 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM
  • Appraisals by appointment
  • Demos: CLICK HERE.
  • Viewer’s Choice Award: 4:00 PM near front entrance
  • Winner of Raffle Quilt 2017: 4:00 PM near front entrance