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2020 State Quilt Contest Information

With much consideration it has been decided to suspend the State BakingQuilt Contests for Adults and, Juniors for 2020, due to COVID-19. We will still recieve the Quilt of Valor 9 Block Squares to donate to the Connecticut Quilt of Valor organization. Fairs can bring their squares to the fall Association of Connecticut Fairs meeting.

For all you Quilters, continue your quilting and we will see you in 2021!

Adult and Junior Quilt Contests

Junior Wall Hanging
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Adult Quilt Contest Categories:

  1. Hand Applique
  2. Pieced Machine Quilted
  3. Pieced Hand Quilted


Adult Quilt Contest Rules:

  1. This contest is open to all residents of Connecticut.
  2. All work must be completed by an individual quilt maker.
  3. Work can be pieced by hand or by machine but applique must be done by hand.
  4. Quilts must be either hand or machine quilted, no hand tied quilts.
  5. Quilts may not be made from pre-cut quilt kits.
  6. A quilt can only compete in the Association of Connecticut Fairs Quilt Contest once.
  7. Applique quilts must consist of at least 50% applique.
  8. Quilt perimeter must measure a minimum of 216 inches.
  9. No wall hanging quilts.
  10. An exhibitor can only represent 1 quilt per category at the State Quilt Contest.

Prizes:

The following prizes will be awarded in each category:
Adult Quilt Contest:
  • 1st place: $100.00 for Hand Applique and Pieced Hand Quilted, Sponsored by the Mayflower Society
  • 1st place: $50 for Pieced Machine Quilted
  • 2nd place: $35.00
  • 3rd place: $15.00

  • People's Choice Award: $50
    Each attendee of the Banquet will be able to cast one vote for their favorite quilt regardless of category.


    Junior Quilt Contest Categories:

    1. Wall Hanging
    Junior Quilt Contest Rules:


    1. This contest is open to all residents of Connecticut.
    2. All work must be completed by an individual quilt maker.
    3. Work can be pieced by hand or by machine but applique must be done by hand.
    4. Quilts must be either hand or machine quilted, no hand tied quilts.
    5. Quilts may not be made from pre-cut quilt kits.
    6. A quilt can only compete in the Association of Connecticut Fairs Quilt Contest once.
    7. Participant must be between 7 and 17 years of age at the time of judging.
    8. Wall hanging Quilt perimeter must measure a minimum of 64 inches.
    9. Wall hanging Quilt must include a sleeve for hanging.
    10. Wall hanging can be applique, or pieced. It can be hand or machine quilted, but not tied.
    11. An exhibitor can only represent 1 Wall hanging at the State Quilt Contest.

    Prizes:

    The following prizes will be awarded:
    Junior Quilt Contest:
  • 1st place: $50.00 Sponsored by the Mayflower Society
  • 2nd place: $15.00
  • 3rd place: $10.00




  • How to Enter

    Enter a quilt at any participating fair that is a member of the Association of Connecticut Fairs in any of the categories mentioned above.

    The participating fair will award one winner in each category with a rosette from the Association of Connecticut Fairs along with any awards the local fair provides. Each fair will submit that winning entry to the state contest. A quilt can be entered in as many fairs as a contestant wishes until it becomes eligible to go to the state contest. Please note an Exhibitor can only represent 1 Quilt or wall hanging at the State Quilt Contest in November.

    State Quilt Contest

    Once a quilt has won the State Quilt ribbon at a participating fair, it is eligible to be entered into the State Quilt Contest. The contest will be held November 14, 2020. Each fair must preregister their local winner.The local fair also will provide contest information to the winner. Check this website for the latest information.



    Questions

    Association of CT Fairs – Quilt Committee
    Debbie Bellemare – Chairman – 860-349-8248
    June Porter
    Quilts@CTAgFairs.org

    State Contest November 14, 2020

    People's Choice Award 2019

    People's Choice Award 2019


    Doubletree Hotel in Bristol (right near ESPN).

    9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Drop-off Quilts (pre-registered)


    5:00 p.m.: Banquet

    Please check the ACF website for updates.



    Print Registration for State Quilt Contest

    State Quilt Contest Winners 2019

    Quilt of Valor Recipients 2019

    2019 Recipients of the Quilt of Valor
    Harwington Fair: Dane Deleppo
    Berlin Fair: Robert Robinson
    Durham Fair: Fred Mastele

    The ACF thanks you for your service and we are proud to have you as a Quilt of Valor recipient.

    Nomination Form for Quilt of Valor

    Nominate a Quilt of Valor Recipient

    The Association of Connecticut Fairs State Quilt competition will be presenting a Quilt of Valor at the Fall Annual Banquet.

    The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a national organization founded in 2003 by “Blue Star” mom Catherine Roberts. With a son deployed in Iraq, a ‘Gunner’ sitting atop a Humvee she felt “only 10 seconds away from panic”. She had this vision of a post deployed worrier struggling with his war demons at 2 in the morning. She saw him sitting on the side of his bed wrapped in his quilt. The quilt not only comforted him but warded off the demons. Thus the QOVF was founded. The Quilts of Valor Foundation’s mission is to cover ALL combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Since its founding, Quilts of Valor has awarded over 153,071 quilts to veterans of military actions, conflicts and wars, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Beirut, Iraq and Afghanistan.

    QOV 2020 Block Drive

    Participate in the QOV 2020 Block Drive. Have entrants from your fair make a 9 patch block to enter at your fair. No quilting or batting required. Bring all the squares your fair collects to the QOV workshop on November 14th and the quilters at our workshop will assemble the blocks to make a quilt for a deserving individual.

    The 9-patch block is versatile and can be assembled many ways into a QOV. They will be used by our State Coordinators to help fill outstanding requests not covered by local groups and will ease our waiting list of requests from 2017 (627 requests) & 2018 (3,712 requests). The goal for the State of Connecticut is 2000 blocks. Please see the link for instructions.
    Instructions for QOV 9 Block Square

    Quilt of Valor Workshop

    2019 Quilt of Valor Recipients
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    The Association of Connecticut Fairs State Quilt Contest will be hosting a Quilt of Valor Workshop the day of the Fall Banquet, October 26, 2019 from 9:30 - 4:30 at the Lyceum Hall. All interested quilters are welcome to participate free of charge. You don't have to be winner to participate. Please plan to bring items to make a quilt square.

    • Sewing Machine
    • Scissors
    • Thread, needle (notions)
    • Ruler
    • Extension Cord (helpful)
    • Patriotic Fabric (optional)
    We appreciate you registering for this workshop so we know how many will be attending. Please see the PDF attachment for registration form.

    Quilt of Valor Workshop Registration

    Previous Year's State Quilt Contest Winners

    State Quilt Contest Winners 2018

    State Quilt Contest Winners 2017

    State Quilt Contest Winners from 2016

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