Monday, November 1, 2010

Copyrights Getting You Down?

Do you like to attend quilt shows… and see lots of quilts? Shows across the country are seeing fewer entries in their shows. One show has put their contest for 2011 on hold due to lack of entries so they can consider other possibilities. Are you not entering your quilts because you don’t know how to get copyright permission for a pattern you used?
If you have a quilt that you want to enter in a show but don’t know what to do about getting permission from a pattern maker or designer, AQS Contest Coordinator Erin Ulrich will be happy to help you. We work with copyrights every day and it is nothing to be afraid of. E-mail Erin at or call her at 270-898-7903, ext. 174, with your questions.

From the beginning, the American Quilter’s Society has produced quilt shows for you to be able to exhibit your quilts and be recognized for your artistry. When you enter the AQS Quilt Shows, you are vying for thousands of dollars in cash awards; we are giving $252,750 in 2011. The deadlines are approaching for the Lancaster (November 5 extended to November 19) and Paducah (January 3) shows.

The contest quilts let us show the variety of quilts being made today, from very traditional to those made from unique materials and designs. These contest quilts are what everyone wants to see when they attend shows. So why not enter one of your quilts today… and don’t hesitate to give Erin a call. We are here to assist you. If you need a copy of the rules, just click here and then choose Contests for the show you want to enter.

Bonnie Browning
Executive Show Director

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