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Need a little extra time to enter your quilts in the Quilt Fest Quilt Show? 
All entry paper work and a photograph was due by August 15th,
but we are leaving the entries open for another day.
Don't miss your chance to enter your quilt. Do it today!
The easiest way to enter is to scroll down and click on the link. 
A picture of your entry will need to be uploaded.

Quilt Show Rules
Utah Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Fest Quilt Show
September 19 - 22, 2018

A Quilt is defined as having three distinct layers—a top, middle and backing.
Quilting stitches must penetrate all three layers and be visible on the back.

Select the best category. You must select a single category for each quilt you enter.
Read the description provided for each category and select the most appropriate one.
Entrants are responsible for choosing the best category, however, the UQG Quilt Show committee and
judges reserve the right to change the category of the quilt if deemed necessary for any reason

 Entry Form is after the rules and quilt show information: scroll down.
There are 3 steps to the entry process, remember at the end, to submit a picture and pay for your entry.

Entry Category Definitions:

Ribbons and/or cash prizes may be awarded in each category listed below.

Pieced Large: Have a perimeter of 300” or more that is primarily of pieced construction.

Pieced Small: Have a perimeter of less than 300” or less that is primarily of pieced construction.

Machine Appliqué: Machine appliqué predominates over other techniques or on the effect.

Hand Appliqué: Hand Appliqué predominates over other techniques or in the effect.

Miniature: A miniature quilt is small in scale throughout all aspects including block size, overall design, quilting stitch, borders, and binding. (See small quilt categories for small quilts that are not true miniatures.)

Mixed Techniques: A quilt where a fairly even amount of multiple techniques are used to develop the design of the top. An example (but not limited to) would be a quilt of appliqué and piecing where neither technique dominates.

Special Technique: The quilt is predominately of a single special technique such as whole cloth, 3D work, photos, cross-stitch, embroidery, thread painting or fabric painting. Quilts in this category are more traditional in nature and do not otherwise fit in the Art Quilt category.

Group Quilt: A quilt that involves three or more persons in its completion. Involves all techniques as well as quilting by a person other than the makers of the top.

Art Quilt: An art quilt is an ORIGINAL work of visual art that may be inspired by other works, but may not be a copy of another art quilt or a kit, pattern, or class project.
Modern: Modern quilts include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. 

Youth up to age 15: Must be 15 and under as of 9/17/2018.

Youth age 16 to 18: Must be age 16-18 as of 9/17/2018.

Theme “Quilts Over Broadway”: Quilts whose design is based around the theme, “Quilts Over Broadway.”

 Ribbons and/or cash prizes may also be awarded in addition to the above categories.  

Best of Show: Quilt the judges deem as Best of the Show.
Judge’s Choices: Personal favorite of the Judges. Each judge gets to pick one.
National Teacher’s Choices: Personal favorite of the National Teacher. Each National Teacher gets to pick one.
Viewer’s Choice: Quilt that has the most votes of the Quilt Show viewers.
Best Use of Color: Quilt that the quilt show judges deem as having the Best Use of Color.
Machine Quilting: Quilt is quilted on a home sewing push thru machine, a stationary machine or a track mounted machine. Quilt that the judges deem as having the best Machine Quilting.

Jean Christensen Founders Award for Hand-Quilting: Quilt is quilted by hand. Quilt that the judges deem as having the best Hand-quilting                                                             


Quilt Show Rules

 1.  A quilt maker may submit up to three quilts (this year only). The quilts must be clearly marked Entry #1, Entry #2 and Entry #3. If more entries are received than can be displayed, all Entry #2 or #3 quilts will be juried for display.


2.  Quilts must have been completed in the last four years (this year only) and be in excellent condition. 


3.  No tied or Tricot quilts will be accepted.


4.  Give credit where credit is due. You will be asked to provide your design source (pattern, magazine, workshop or original design, for example). All persons involved in the making of a quilt must be listed in the appropriate sections on the registration form, including who constructed the quilt and who quilted the quilt. A group of three or more quilters should be registered in the group category.


5.  Entries without sleeves will not be displayed in the show (except Miniature Quilts). If a quilt is submitted without a sleeve, the quilt will not be accepted and the entry fee will not be refunded.


6.  There will be a charge of $10 for each entry for UQG members, limit of three entries per person. Non-UQG members will be $15 per entry. Youth entries will be $5 per entry. Quilts for display only will be $5 per entry.


7.  Place each entry in its own roomy fabric bag (no plastic please) provided by the entrant. The bag will be returned along with the quilt when it is picked it up after the show is over. Your name and the name of the quilt must be clearly written on the outside of the bag. Each entry must also have a fabric label sewn onto the back of the quilt stating your name and the title of the quilt, so that we can identify the quilt properly. This label will be covered during judging so that the judges may judge impartially.


8.  Each quilt must have its own entry form included. Please pin it to the quilt so that it is not lost. Please keep a copy to be used to pick up the quilt.


9.  Only the person designated to pick up the quilt listed on the entry form or the owner will be able to pick up the quilt after the show on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Pick up will begin at 3:30 p.m. For security purposes, only assigned quilt show volunteers will take down the quilts and distribute them.


ENTRY PAPER WORK:  All entry paper work and a photograph of the quilt must reach the Quilt Show Coordinator by August 15, 2018. The easiest way to enter is online at A picture of your entry will need to be uploaded.


1. Log onto the site and then click on the quilt show link on the first page of the website. The entry form will pop up.
2. Fill out the form, upload your quilt picture, type in your quilt story and click “Submit.” Your quilt will be entered in the show. You will receive an e-mail receipt. Be sure to follow the directions to pay by Credit Card, or you may mail your check to:
Annette M. Bracken
Quilt Show Entry
6554 Daffodil Way
West Jordan, Utah 84081


: Quilts must reach the Quilt Show Coordinator, Annette M. Bracken, by September 10, 2018. If you need additional help, contact your UQG Area Representative. Contact information is in the Beeline and online at Your Area Representative may be able to help deliver your entry. Please call her ahead of the deadline. You may also mail your quilt to: Annette M. Bracken, 6554 Daffodil Way, West Jordan, Utah 84081

AWARDS PRESENTATION:  The awards will be presented Tuesday evening at the Opening Gala on September 18, 2018. Youth awards will also be awarded that night. Viewers Choice will be awarded at the Saturday luncheon.


ENTRY PICK-UP:  You may pick up your quilt after 3:30 p.m. To prove ownership, you must have a copy of your entry form. 

ANY QUESTIONS? Call Annette Bracken (801) 966-5871 or

There are 3 steps to the entry process,
remember at the end, to submit a picture and pay for your entry.

Step #1
By submitting this quilt show entry you agree to the following:   I have read the quilt show information and rules. I agree to abide by the quilt show rules. I verify that the information provided is accurate and complete. I give permission for my quilt to be photographed and some images will be available for viewing on the UQG website. I understand that I will be credited for the creation of my quilt but that there will be no financial compensation. I agree to abide by the Judges’ decisions, which shall be final.

Click Here for Online Entry Form

Click Here for Paper Entry Form to download

Step #2
Save a picture of your quilt on your computer, name it - YOUR NAME & QUILT NAME.

Email a picture of your quilt to

Step #3   Click below to pay for your quilt entry.  
If you are not a member of the Utah Quilt Guild, you can join now and save on the Quilt Show entry fee.  Click the on link for membership below.  


Membership click Here

Quilt Show Entry Fee