Friday, April 30, 2010

AQS Quilt Contest - Des Moines - Deadline is Approaching

Now is the time to prepare your entry form for the AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Des Moines, Iowa.

Your quilt images on a CD-ROM (one of full quilt and one detail), completed entry blank, and entry fee must be received by AQS or postmarked no later than June 7, 2010.

Quiltmakers will be vying for $44,250 in cash awards. The five categories are:
Bed Quilts - Hand Quilted
Bed Quilts - Machine Quilted (Home sewing machine or longarm/midarm)
Wall Quilts - Hand Quilted
Wall Quilts - Machine Quilted (Home sewing machine or longarm/midarm)
Fabric Art - Quilted by Hand or Machine

You could win one of these special awards:
Best of Show award is $10,000; $5,000 each for Best Hand Workmanship, Best Machine Workmanship, and Best Longarm Workmanship; and $3,000 for Best Wall Quilt.
Plus, in each of the five categories, the first place winner receives $1,500; 2nd place receives $1,000; and 3rd place receives $750.

Be sure to check the measurements of your quilt to make sure it meets the size requirements for each category. Each quiltmaker can enter up to two quilts, one per category. Click here to download the rules and entry form.

If you have any questions about entering your quilt, contact Erin Ulrich, AQS Contest Coordinator, at or call 270-898-7903, ext. 174.

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