Quilt Categories

A category will be eligible for monetary awards when there are at least 12 entries. If a category does not have 12 entries, it will still be judged and ribbons only will be awarded. Each quilt must consist of three components: top, batting, and back held together with stitching (excluding Other Techniques category). No quit may be larger than 110" x 110" and the top of the sleeve must be no more than 90" from the bottom of the quilt. All decisions regarding category placement are the sole prerogative of the Judging Committee.

Large Pieced - made and quilted by one person. Size 288” or greater (top of sleeve on back is to be no more than 90” from bottom of quilt) and more than 50% pieced.

Large Pieced - Duet - made and quilted by two people. Size 288” or greater (top of sleeve on back is to be no more than 90” from bottom of quilt) and more than 50% pieced.

Intermediate Pieced - made and quilted by one person. Total of all sides greater than 180” but less than 288” and more than 50% pieced. (Includes pieced crib quilts, lap quilts, and wall hangings.)

Intermediate Pieced - Duet - made and quilted by two people. Total of all sides greater than 180” but less than 288” and more than 50% pieced. (Includes pieced crib quilts, lap quilts, and wall hangings.)

Small Pieced - Total of all sides less than 180”.

Large Appliquéd Quilts - Total of all sides 280" or greater and no larger than 110” X 110” (top of sleeve on back is to be no more than 90” from bottom of quilt) and more than 50% appliquéd. Stained Glass quilts should be included in this category. 

Appliquéd Quilts All Other - Total of all sides no larger than 280" and more than 50% appliquéd. Stained Glass quilts should be included in this category.

Miniature Quilts - pieced and/or appliquéd. Category not determined by size alone. Must by a small version of a full-sized quilt or wall hanging. Maximum block size is 5” and the longest side of the quilt must be no more than 30”.

Other Techniques - Examples of this category will include whole cloth quilts, yo-yo quilts, embroidered and/or heavily embellished quilts, crazy quilts, cathedral window quilts, and quilts with very special techniques. Any size except miniature and no larger than 110" X 110". (Top of sleeve on back is to be no more than 90” from bottom of quilt)

Art Quilts - quilts that are an original design. Quilt shall not be a copy of an existing work or a commercial pattern and may be contemporary or traditional. Size no larger than 110" X 110" (Top of sleeve on back is to be no more than 90” from bottom of quilt).

Innovative Quilts - Not an original design, but an individually creative expression using nontraditional methods, materials, embellishments or surface design techniques that create a unique piece. May be from a commercial pattern substantially enhanced as described above. Any size, no larger than 110" X 110".

Collaborative Quilts - quilts made by three or more people. Includes all sizes and techniques ranging from miniature to a maximum of 110" X 110". (Top of sleeve on back is to be no more than 90” from bottom of quilt) Progressive and round robin quilts should be included in this category.

QuiltFest Challenge - Entries must comply with guidelines and fabrics found in the QuiltFest Challenge Kit each year. The registration fee is included in the price of the Challenge Kit, however, a registration form must be sent in to enter the quilt in the show.

Young Quiltmakers' Quilts - all quilts made by quilters under the age of 18 or students in grade 12 or under. The age of the quilter is required and will be listed in the program. Entire quilt must be pieced and quilted or tied by the Young Quiltmaker. Size no larger than 110" X 110" (Top of sleeve on back is to be no more than 90” from bottom of quilt). Young quiltmakers are not limited to this category, but if a young person enters a quilt into a category other than Young Quiltmakers, the appropriate entry fee and rules will apply.

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September 20 -22, 2018
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1000 Water Street
Jacksonville, Florida
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July 25, 2018   Deadline for registering quilts
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September 8, 2018  Take-in for registered quilts
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