These are general rules. See the registration form for more specifics.
REGISTERING YOUR QUILT – You must submit one completed registration form per entry (form may be photocopied). All quilts will be registered under the name of the person who signs at the bottom of the form. Your quilt will not be accepted for the show unless the “HOLD HARMLESS” agreement has been signed and dated, (see registration form).
FEES - There is a $10.00 fee per entry except for the QuiltFest Challenge and Young Quiltmakers categories. (Note: entry fee for members of the seven supporting guilds is $8.00 per entry, all other rules apply.) Your registration fee(s) includes free admission to the show for the person entering the quilt. No telephone registration will be accepted.
EXCLUSIONS – None of the following will be accepted. Any item previously entered in QuiltFest, Inc, preprinted panel blocks (except in Young Quiltmakers category), framed or frame-stabilized quilts (i.e. no rods or poles or stabilization devices sewn into sleeves or pockets attached to the quilt) mounted quilts, mass produced machine quilted entries, tied or non-quilted quilts (except other techniques and Young Quiltmakers), home fashions (i.e. pillows, rugs, tree skirts, table runners, appliance covers, etc.) Quilts larger than 110 inches on any side cannot be accepted. We do not have the capacity to hang quilts larger than this. No antique quilts can be accepted.
SHIPPING – Shipped quilts will be accepted only between certain dates. Your pre-paid shipping label (preferred method) or check covering the cost of the return shipping and insurance made payable to QuiltFest Inc.of Jacksonville must accompany your quilt. Without this check, your quilt cannot be returned to you. (Please do not send your registration form with your quilt. See rule #1.)
CHECK–IN - All hand–delivered entries must be checked in on the designated date in September, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 2 P.M. at one of the locations listed below. No hand delivered entries will be accepted before or after this date.
First Christian Church
SLEEVE - This rule will be strickly enforced.
QUILT OWNER’S LABEL - Each quilt must have a fabric I.D. label with the owner’s name (as listed on the registration form) legibly printed in permanent ink or stitched in the lower left hand corner on the back of the quilt. Any reference to the maker (other than the I.D. label mentioned above) must be covered during the judging phase of QuiltFest. Therefore, anything identifying your entry on the front of the quilt, should be basted over with a piece of muslin. This muslin will be removed before the quilt is viewed by the public.
BAG – Each quilt, including miniatures, is to be completely enclosed in a fabric bag no smaller than a standard size pillowcase that can be closed and EASILY tied at the top. If your entry is a large quilt, it must be in a fabric bag that can be EASILY closed and tied at the top. Your name must appear on the outside of the bag.
CATEGORY - Please check the appropriate category on the entry form. Note: If necessary, QuiltFest, Inc. reserves the right to move your entry to the correct category during the take-in process or judging. An attached photo of your quilt would help ensure it is placed in the correct category prior to judging.
QUILT RETURN – All quilts must remain on display until the end of the show. There are no exceptions. Quilt pick-up will begin on the last day of the show, no earlier than 6 p.m. after the close of the show. Quilt owners are required to present their quilt owners receipt at the time of pick-up. All quilts not being shipped must be picked up at this time. All shipped entries will be returned to the quilt owner within 10 days after the end of QuiltFest.
If you have any questions regarding these rules, please contact: