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2023 State Quilt Contest

Adult and Junior Quilt Contests

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Adult Quilt Contest Categories:

  1. Hand Applique - Sponsored by the Building Blocks together Quilt Guild
  2. Pieced Machine Quilted - Sponsored by Farmington Valley Quilters
  3. Pieced Hand Quilted - Sponsored by Hearthside Quilt Guild
Ribbons sponsored by the Durham Fair
Exhibitor gifts donated by Hsqvarna/Viking Sewing machines located in JoAnn Fabric Newington, CT


Adult Quilt Contest Rules:

  1. All work must be completed by an individual quilt maker.
  2. Work can be pieced by hand or by machine but applique must be done by hand.
  3. Quilts must be either hand or machine quilted, no hand tied quilts.
  4. Quilts may not be made from pre-cut quilt kits.
  5. A quilt can only compete in the Association of Connecticut Fairs Quilt Contest once.
  6. Applique quilts must consist of at least 50% applique.
  7. Quilt perimeter must measure a minimum of 216 inches.
  8. No wall hanging quilts.
  9. 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: $50
  • 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 - Sponsored by the Building Blocks Together Quilt Guild
    Junior Quilt Contest Rules:


    1. All work must be completed by an individual quilt maker.
    2. Work can be pieced by hand or by machine but applique must be done by hand.
    3. Quilts must be either hand or machine quilted, no hand tied quilts.
    4. Quilts may not be made from pre-cut quilt kits.
    5. A quilt can only compete in the Association of Connecticut Fairs Quilt Contest once.
    6. Participant must be between 7 and 17 years of age at the time of judging.
    7. Wall hanging Quilt perimeter must measure a minimum of 64 inches.
    8. Wall hanging Quilt must include a sleeve for hanging.
    9. Wall hanging can be applique, or pieced. It can be hand or machine quilted, but not tied.
    10. 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: $25.00
  • 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 per Category 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 04, 2023. 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 – 860-395-7125
    Laureen Cannata
    Quilts@CTAgFairs.org

    State Contest November 04, 2023

    People's Choice Award

    People's Choice Award

    Sarah Sampire - Hamburg Fair 

    Location: Best Western Plus, North Haven, CT

    9:00 a.m. – 10:30 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

    Previous Year's State Quilt Contest Winners

    State Quilt Contest Winners from 2016

    Supporters

    Durham Agricultural Fair
    Durham Agricultural Fair
    Building Blocks Together Quilt Guild
    Quilting Contest Sponsor
    Hearthide Quilters
    Quilt Contest Sponsor
    Farmington Valley Quilters
    Quilting Contest Sponsor
    Viking and Husqvarna
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