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Sew’d to Joy Quilt Challenge

The quilt challenge this year is to create a quilt based on a song.  The quilts will be on display during Quilt Fest, and “Viewers’ Choice” awards will be presented on Saturday during lunch.  The quilts may be any size, but must have a minimum perimeter of 40 inches, which is a 10” x 10” quilt.  These quilts will be collected like the quilts for the competition (see below).    Note: there is a $5 Entry fee per quilt;  “Viewers’ Choice” voting will close on Friday evening.


2022 UQG Competition and Display Quilts - Entry Form is at the bottom of this page

We will continue to have four levels within the adult competitions for the categories:  Solo Artists and  Joint Artists for Champions and Challengers.  (More chances to win a ribbon!!)  The considered categories for Quilt Fest are: Pieced (Perimeter 120” or greater); Applique (Perimeter 120” or greater); Small Wall Hanging (Perimeter 120” or less); Mixed/Special Techniques (Perimeter at least 120”); Art/Innovative Quilt Modern (Perimeter at least 120”); Group Quilt – made by 3 or more people (counting the quilter); and 2 categories for Youth Quilt: ages through 15 years: and Youth Quilt – ages 16-18.

Keep working on your beautiful quilts and enter them into the Quilt Fest Quilt Show! The first 100 quilters submitting for the quilt show or challenge will receive a gift.  See the web site for rules and additional information, including the entry form.  Information will also be in the Beeline in July and August. Registration will be a little different this year, after fixing a glitch encountered last year.  You will still need to email or text copies of pictures of your quilt, so have those ready when you go to register your quilt.  Note:  “Viewers’ Choice” voting will close on Friday evening.

Quilt Entry Timelines/Deadlines:
Quilt show entry form deadline: midnight, September 19, 2022.
Drop off quilts at selected area shops: September 21 - October 1
Last day to drop off quilts to Debbie Breivik October 8
Quilt Show dates: October 20 -22  Thursday and Friday hours are 9am-6pm. Saturday hours are 9am to 2 pm
Quilts available for pickup : October 22 late afternoon.

Checklist for Entering a Quilt in the Quilt Show
  1. Read the quilt show rules (click here)
  2. Send your entry form to the utahquiltguild.org by September 19, 2022.  If you are submitting electronically, you may want to retain a copy of your entry form.    Note on the entry form if you will be delivering your quilt on Monday, October 17.   We will be accepting quilts in the lobby at the Ogden Conference Center between 3-5 pm on October 17.  You must identify on your entry form that your quilt will be coming in during this timeframe
  3. Have your quilt completed with proper sleeve and label.  (click here for instructions)
  4. When delivering your quilt, make sure that your name and the name of your quilt is legible from the outside of the bag.  Paper or plastic bags please.  You will not get back the same bag you delivered your quilt in. 
  5. Deliver your quilt(s) to selected shops before October 1, 2022 (Shops will be identified in the July and August Beeline) or you can mail or deliver your quilts between September 20 and October 8 to:  Debbie Breivik  2468 Russell Circle  Holladay, UT  84117.     If you are delivering in person, please call first to make sure Debbie home. (Debbie (801) 971-2404 )  If you are delivering the quilt to the Conference Center on Monday, October 17, make sure that is identified on your entry form.  Otherwise, late quilts will not be accepted.

Remember, the show will end on October 22, 2022.  You may pick up your quilt after approximately 3:30 pm, at the lobby entrance to the Main Ballroom (First Floor) room.  Please bring identification with you to pick up your quilt.

  

Utah Quilt Guild Quilt Show Rules 2022 Sew’d to Joy
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.  Quilt edge must be finished with some sort of binding or facing.  Art quilts may contain some areas with fewer layers of materials.
This year there are four classes for the adult portion of the competition.
      Challenger (Solo Artist) –  Someone who quilts primarily as a hobby.  This can include someone who does a lot of charity work.  This also includes anyone that has not previously won a first or second place award at a prior Quilt Fest, Springville, or nationally recognized show (such as Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace, UQSM, formerly HMQS).  State fair or county fair awards are allowed. 
     Challenger (Joint Artist) –  Someone who quilts primarily as a hobby.  This can include someone who does a lot of charity work.  This also includes anyone that has not previously won a first or second place award at a prior Quilt Fest, Springville, or nationally recognized show (such as Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace, UQSM, formerly HMQS).  State fair or county fair awards are allowed.  This quilt top is prepared by the submitting artist ( or joint artists), and was quilted by one of the top makers, or someone else. Quilt top maker may have significant input into how the top is quilted.
     Champion (Solo Artist) –  Someone who has previously won a first or second place award at Quilt Fest, or a nationally recognized show.  This category also includes anyone who is a professional in the quilting industry.  Professionals include those who quilt for hire, develop and sell patterns, teach classes, professional quilting show judges, etc.
     Champion (Joint Artist) –  Someone who has previously won a first or second place award at Quilt Fest, or a nationally recognized show.  This category also includes anyone who is a professional in the quilting industry.  Professionals include those who quilt for hire, develop and sell patterns, teach classes, professional quilting show judges, etc. This quilt top is prepared by the submitting artist, and was quilted by someone else. Quilt top maker may have significant input into how the top is quilted.
     Please select the best category for your quilt entry.  You must select a single category for each quilt you enter.  Each person is only allowed to enter one quilt in each category.  Therefore, if you are entering two quilts, they must be in two different categories.  Entrants are responsible for choosing the best category, however, the Utah Quilt Guild (UQG) Quilt Show committee and judges reserve the right to change the category of the quilt if deemed necessary for any reason.  The UQG show committee reserved the right to eliminate any category if the number of entrants in the category is less than 5.  Quilts submitted into an eliminated category will be moved to a different category.

Entry category Definitions:  Ribbons and monetary prizes to be awarded in each category listed below:

  • Pieced (Challenger Solo/Joint and Champion Solo/Joint): Pieced construction predominates with a perimeter of at least 120”  Minimal applique or other embellishments are allowed.
  • Applique (Challenger Solo/Joint and Champion Solo/Joint):  Applique predominates construction with a perimeter of at least 120”. Some piecing and minimal other allowed embellishments are allowed.
  • Small wall hanging (Challenger Solo/Joint and Champion Solo/Joint):  Any technique, with a perimeter less than 120”.  May be considered a “miniature” quilt or may be a small art type or mixed technique quilt.
  • Mixed/Special Technique (Challenger Solo/Joint and Champion Solo/Joint):A quilt where a fairly even amount of multiple techniques are used to develop a design of the top.  An example (but not limited to) would be a quilt with applique and piecing where neither technique dominates.  Or a quilt where embroidery, cross-stich, etc. are used.  Many times this has at least 3 techniques or lots of special embellishments (such as crystals). Typically this is a more “traditional” quilt, and the quilt does not otherwise fit into the Art Quilt category.  Perimeter is at least 120”. 
  • Art/Innovative Quilt (Challenger Solo/Joint and Champion Solo/Joint):  An ORIGINAL work of visual fiber art, that is primarily 3 layers..  Quilt will be judged on artistic merit, design and detailed quilting.  Addition of beads, buttons or other objects will be acceptable providing they are securely attached, and the quilt may be hung with minimal care. Perimeter is less than 360”. 
  •  Modern (Challenger Solo/Joint and Champion Solo/Joint):  Quilt may feature high contrasting colors, minimalism, improvisational piecing, expansive negative space and/or non-traditional layouts. Perimeter is at least 120”.
  •  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.  There are no size restrictions in this category.  Note – this category only has one award level.
  •  Youth up to age 15:  Must be 15 and under as of 9/18/2022.  Quilt may be quilted by someone other than the quilt top maker. 
  •   Youth 16-18: Must be age 16-18 as of 9/18/2022.  Quilt may be quilted by someone other than the quilt top maker.

In addition to the categories above, ribbons and monetary awards will be provided for the following.  If a quilt is selected as a “Best of” winner, it will not receive an award from the originating category.

  • Best of Show:  Quilt judges deem as Best of Show
  • Best Solo Artist Challenger:  Quilt judges deem as Best solo artist by a Challenger
  • Best Solo Artist Champion:  Quilt judges deem as Best solo artist by a Champion
  • Best Joint Artist Challenger: Quilt judges deem as Best joint artist by a Challenger 
  • Best Joint Artist Champion: Quilt judges deem as Best joint artist by a Challenger 
  • Jean Christensen Founders Award for Hand Quilting:  Quilt judges deem as best hand quilting
  • Patsy Shelton Award:  Quilt selected by family or friends of Patsy that best reflects Patsy’s love of purple, flowers, and embellishments.  This award may be selected from Display Only quilts.
  • Viewers Choice: Quilt that has the most votes from the Quilt show attendees

In addition, to the awards above, Ribbon only awards will be provided for the following categories.

  • Judge’s Choice: Personal favorite of the judges.  Each judge selects one quilt.
  • National Teacher’s Choice:  Personal favorite of the National Teacher.  Each National Teacher selects one quilt.

Quilt Show Rules continued:

  1. A quilt maker may submit up to two quilts for competition.  The quilts must not be submitted for judging in the same category.  If more than one entry is received for the same category, the second quilt will be moved to an exhibit only category, and the fee will be forfeited. A third quilt as an exhibit only, may also be submitted.
  2. Quilts must have been completed in the last three years and be clean.
  3. No tied will be accepted for judging.   They can be submitted for Exhibit only.
  4. Please 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 the quilt must be listed in the appropriate sections of the registration form, including who constructed the quilt and who quilted the quilt.  A group of three or more quilters involved in the making of the quilt should be registered in the group category, this includes the top makers and the quilter(s).
  5. Entries without sleeves may not be displayed.  If the quilt is submitted without a sleeve, the entry fee will be forfeited.
  6. You must be a member to enter the Quilt Show.  The first entry will be free for all UQG members. (New this year.)  After the first entry it is a $15 charge for each remaining entry, with a limit of two competition entries per person and 3 quilts total including display quilts, see rule 1. 
  7.  Youth entries will be $5 per entry and do not have to be members. 
  8.  Please note, it is up to the individual to insure their quilts, the show does not insure the quilts.  
  9. The first 100 people to enter quilts will receive a gift bag (see the July Beeline for additional information). 
  10. Place each entry in a separate disposable bag (paper or plastic).  Your name and the name of the quilt must be identified on the bag.  (Stapled paper copy of entry form is allowed, use a separate piece of paper to identify your name and the name of the quilt)
  11. Each quilt must have a fabric label on the back of the quilt stating (as a minimum) your name and the title of the quilt. 
  12. Each quilt must have its own entry form. 
  13. Only the person designated to pick up the quilt listed on the entry form or the quilt owner will be allowed to pick up the quilt after the show on Saturday October 22, 2022.  Pick up will begin at approximately 3:30pm at the lobby door to the Main Ballroom (Eccles Center First Floor).  For security purposes, only the assigned quilt show volunteers will take down the quilts and distribute them.  To sign up to volunteer to help take down the show, sign up on the volunteer form.

 

Entry Paperwork:  All entry paperwork and a photograph of the quilt must reach the Quilt Show Coordinator by midnight September 19, 2022.  The easiest way to enter is online at the bottom of this page

  1. Log onto the site and then click the quilt show link on the QuiltFest page of the website.  Add to cart button should appear.
  2. Pay for the entry and a link to the entry form will pop up or you may used the entry form below..
  3. Fill out the form, type in your quilt story and click “submit”.  Your quilt will be entered in the show.  You will receive an e-mail receipt. If you don’t, please email Debbie at debbiebreivik@gmail.com so, she can confirm that your entry was complete.  Be sure to follow the directions to pay by Credit Card, or you may mail your check, made out to the Utah Quilt Guild to: Debbie Breivik, 2468 Russell Circle, Holladay, UT  84117
  4. We are aware that the website is finicky.  We think we’ve addressed this by having you pay first and then the form appearing.  But, if you have trouble entering your quilt on-line, you are probably not alone.  You can contact Debbie to finish the entry process if it acts up.  We accept texts of the pictures of the quilt, or email pictures of the quilt.  If you don’t get a receipt, contact Debbie and she can tell you if your entry was completed.  You may need to take a picture of your entry form (if you fill out the paper form) and submit that via text or email or via regular mail.  If it’s close to the deadline, please make sure you email or somehow convey your information and intent to Debbie so you are submitted prior to the deadline.

 Entry Drop off Instructions:  Quilts must reach Debbie the Quilt Show CoCoordinator, between September 21 and October 8, 2022 unless it is noted on the Entry form that the quilt will be delivered to the Davis Conference Center on the afternoon of October 17, 2022.  Local quilt shops that will be accepting quilts for the quilt show are listed at the end of this paragraph.  If you need additional help, contact your UQG Area Representative.  Contact information is in the Beeline and online at utahquiltguild.org.  Your Area Representative may be able to help deliver your entry.  Please make arrangements ahead of the deadline with her.  You may also mail your quilt to: Debbie Breivik, 2468 Russell Circle, Holladay, UT  84117
 Shops for delivery
My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe 1115 N 200 E, #230, Logan, Utah 84341
Bertha & Beulah's 406 E 2650 N, North Ogden, Utah 84414
Jewels Fabric Stash 575 W 2600 S, Bountiful, Utah 84010
Quilts on the Corner 220 Main Street, Sandy, Utah 84070
Forget Me Not Quilt Shoppe 12652 S 2700 W Suite B, Riverton, Utah 84065
American Quilting 426 W 800 N, Orem, Utah 84057
Corn Wagon Quilt Co. 303 E 400 S, Springville, Utah 84663
Paisley Patch Quilts 21 N Main Street, Nephi, Utah 84648
Stitching It Up 117 N Main Street, Cedar City, Utah 84720
Scrap Apple Quilts 144 W Brigham Road #23, St. George, Utah 84790
Nuttal's Sewing Centers 78 S Fairfield Road E, Layton, Utah 84040
     5410 S 900 E, Murray, Utah 84117
     12538 S 1960 W, Riverton, Utah 84065
     518 N 2000 W, Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062   .

 Awards presentation:  The awards will be presented on Wednesday.  The show will open Thursday morning.  Viewer’s Choice will be presented on Saturday.

Entry pick-up:  The quilt show will end at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 22, 2022.  You may pick up your quilt after approximately 3:30 pm at the lobby door to the Main Ballroom (First Floor).  To prove ownership, please have identification or your entry form

Questions?  Please contact Debbie Brievik at 801-971-2404 or email at debbiebreivik@gmail.com or Shelley Koehler at (801) 209-7455 or email at shelleyk7@gmail.com  

Quilting Sleeve Instructions
    How to make a sleeve for your quilt:

  1.   Cut a strip of fabric 9” wide by the width of your quilt
  2.   On the short side, turn a double 1/4” seam and stitch down the sides to prevent fraying.
  3.   Fold in half lengthwise (right sides together) and sew a ¼” seam along the non-folded edge.
  4.   Turn sleeve right-side out.
  5.   Center the sleeve on the top back of the quilt.  The sleeve’s side edges should fall just inside the quilt binding.  Place sleeve between ¼” to ¾” from the top of the quilt.  If your quilt has a scalloped edge, please be aware that the scalloped edge may flop down if the sleeve is attached too low on the back.  Blind stitch sleeve to the quilt back.  If this quilt is for display only, the sleeve may be pinned onto the back of the quilt.

 Don’t forget to label your quilt.  Include your name, the title of the quilt. If you want, you can add a story and date for your quilt.

 QuiltFest Quilt Show Judging Sheet for your information.   

2022 JUDGES’ COMMENT SHEET

 

 OUTSTANDING

EXCELLENT


VERY GOOD

GOOD

FAIR


NOT APPLICABLE

 

OVERALL VISUAL IMPACT/FIRST IMPRESSION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strong WOW factor – first impression

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embellishments enhance quilt design

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting enhances quilt design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUILT DESIGN CREATIVITY/UNIQUENESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting, unique pattern and design

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use of Color and Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUILT TOP WORKMANSHIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applique

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embroidery/Embellishments/Other Techniques

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borders, Sashing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUILTING WORKMANSHIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting complements the top and is even

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degree of Difficulty

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality of Quilting - Starts and stops, backtracking, stitch length, thread tension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINISHING

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt is finished to hang well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt clean, show ready

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt back – smooth, flat, threads clipped

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt edges – flat, straight, square corners,

smooth curves

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edge/Binding Finishing – secure, smooth, skillfully finished, filled, mitered corners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                         



Quilt Show Entry Form


Entry form for General Quilt Show and Sew'd to Joy Challenge. If entering the Sew'd to Joy Challenge, use that answer in the drop down amswers/
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