An entrant may enter only one quilt per category and enter no more than three separate competition categories. In addition, an entrant may participate in any of the special Fabric Challenge and enter one quilt per challenge, as outlined per the specific Fabric Challenge rules. There are no copyright violations and written permission must be obtained to display quilt. See copyright written permission on website.
Online Application & Entry Instructions (Read Rules Here!)
Quilt Entry Deadline
April 6, 2019
Quilt Arrival Dates
Quilts must arrive between April 15 - 21, 2019
Mail Quilts to
UQSM c/o Moana Burgess
Local Drop Off
The Quilter's Lodge
Address: 12214 900 E, Draper, UT 84020
Phone: (801) 576-0390
My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe in Midway
Address: 6 S 200 W, Midway, UT 84049
Phone: (435) 654-2844
Address: 424 West 800 North, Orem, UT 84057
Phone: (801) 802-7841
Jewel's Fabric Stash
Each entry MUST be accompanied by at least 2 photos of the quilt for identification purposes, one picture of the entire quilt and one close-up.
To use the online entry form to add images please make sure that your images are under 2MB file size each. If they need to be re-sized smaller you can use most image editing programs to accomplish this. Ideal image size is around 400 x 600 pixels (about 5.5" x 8.5") and 72 dpi. Images must be .jpg files.
If you need help resizing your images, please refer to this document.
If you are having trouble with the online image submission, please complete your registration without them and then email the images with your name, the quilt name, and category to email@example.com, or mail printed photos to the address above.
Quilt Descriptions, Perimeters and Returns after the Show
Quilt Description: Please provide a description of the quilt in 40 words or less. This will be added to the card shown with the quilt. List materials used, design (original or pattern, give credit where appropriate), inspiration, etc. Please double check your spelling as this will appear publicly at the show.There are no copyright violations and written permission must be obtained to display quilt. See copyright written permission on website.
Quilt Size: Show quilts are limited to a maximum width of 108 inches.
Perimeter (Size): This year quilts will be divided up into 3 sizes; small, medium, large. The sizes are based on the perimeter. The perimeter of your quilt is found by adding the length of all 4 sides together. You can also do (width x 2) + (height x 2) = perimeter total. For instance, if you had a quilt that was 36" x 48" the total perimeter of the quilt would be (36" x 2) + (48" x 2) = 168" in perimeter. Check your appropriate category for size requirements and limitations.
Please refer to the categories document for sizing and categories rules for this year.
Quilt Return: Quilts may either be picked up after the show, or they will be shipped back with a pre-paid label. Quilts arriving without a pre-paid label will be judged but will not be eligible for prize money. Please indicate your preference on the application form. Quilts can be picked up from the show after closing on Saturday, May 5, at 6 pm in room 200A. To pick up your quilt, bring your quilt claim form and a photo ID.
Quilt Entries - Judging Categories
The following category descriptions are summaries, please click here to download the complete category descriptions.
Appliqué: Quilts in this category should be predominantly appliquéd. Appliqué may be applied by hand or machine. Quilts must consist of three layers and have visible machine quilting on top and backside of quilt.
Art/Innovative: Quilts in this category will be judged for their artistic merit, design and detailed quilting. Addition of beads, buttons or other objects will be acceptable providing they are securely attached and the quilt can be hung with minimal care. Quilts must consist of three layers and have visible machine quilting on top and backside of quilt.
Group: A quilt where three or more people were involved in the design, construction, quilting, and finishing of the quilt. Any techniques, and size. Quilts must consist of three layers and have visible machine quilting on top and backside of quilt.
Machine Embroidery: The quilt must include machine embroidered blocks, appliqué, or motifs as a DOMINANT design element. Specialty threads and
embellishments are permitted. Machine Embroidery predominates over appliqué or other techniques in amount and effect. Quilts must consist of three layers and have visible machine quilting on top and backside of quilt.
Mixed Technique: A quilt with fairly even distribution of piecing and appliqué used in the design of the quilt top. Quilts must consist of three layers and have visible machine quilting on top and backside of quilt.
Modern: Quilts that are functional, include bold colors and are inspired by modern design. Minimalism, expansive negative space and alternate grid work are often a part of modern quilt compositions, as are improvisational piecing and solid fabrics. Quilts
must consist of three layers and have visible machine quilting on top and backside of quilt.
Pictorial: A quilt representing a recognizable image of a person, place or thing, any size. Quilts must consist of three layers and have visible machine quilting on top and backside of quilt.
Pieced: Piecing predominates over any other technique, either in amount of effect. Quilts must consist of three layers and have visible machine quilting on top and backside of quilt.
Wall Hanging: Quilts that are intended to be hung on a wall or displayed as ornamentation or decoration. Quilts in this category may be traditional or novelty in design and construction may be pieced and/or appliquéd. Embellishments are permitted. Miniature quilts may be entered in this category. All elements of a miniature quilt (blocks, borders, sashing, binding, etc) should be reduced in size proportionately. Quilts must consist of three layers and have visible machine quilting on top and backside of quilt.
Wholecloth: A quilt made from one large piece of fabric or pieced from the same fabric, usually a solid color that is quilted only. Neither piecing or appliqué may be used. The quilt top however, may have fabric paint, embellishments, trapunto and/or
decorative stitching applied to it. Quilts must consist of three layers and have visible machine quilting on top and backside of quilt.
Youth 18 and Under: Quilts in this category MUST be entirely pieced and machine quilted by a youth 18 years of age or younger. Quilting method
may be long arm or conventional push through method. No computerized quilting permitted. Quilts must consist of three ayers and have visible machine quilting on top and backside of quilt.
Best of Show Award: This quilt is deemed by the judges as the best quilt in all categories.
Best Use of Color: This quilt is deemed by the judges as the best use of color in a quilt.
Best Longarm Quilting: This quilt is deemed by the judges as the best quilt using a longarm machine.A group effort. This quilt was made by a combination piecers, appliquérs and/or quilters.
Best Stationary Machine Quilting: This quilt is deemed by the judges as the best quilt using a stationary machine.
Best Hand Quilting: This quilt is deemed by the judges as the best quilt using hand quilting.
Best Achievement in Workmanship: This quilt is deemed by the judges as the best quilt using precision of work and the quality of the workmanship.
Viewers’ Choice Award: Ballots cast by attendees will decide this award. Quilt is part of the judged entries only. (Sponsored by: Utah Quilt Guild)
Director’s Choice Award: This award is presented by the UQSM Directors recognizing one exceptional quilt. (Sponsored by: Utah Quilt Guild)
Judge’s Choice Award: Each judge will personally select one quilt of their choice for recognition.
Exhibit Only: A quilter may submit up to three quilts for non-judged Exhibit Only. Display is conditional on space availability. All Exhibit Only quilts must fit the definition of a category described above.
Quilt Entries - Exhibit Only
At UQSM we allow up to three (3) quilts entered for non-judged Exhibit Only. All Exhibit Only quilts must fit the definitions of a quilt, and may be in any of the standard categories. All exhibit only quilts must be machine or hand quilted. Cost of entering is $10 per quilt plus a mandatory $5 insurance fee per quilt. Display is conditional on space availability.
We highly recommend that you choose to enter your quilt in the judged competition. Even If you don't feel your quilt is good enough to win a prize, you will still receive valuable feedback and suggestions from our judges to improve your quilting.
Quilt Entries - Terms & Conditions
I agree to abide by the rules and decisions of UQSM 2018. I have read the UQSM Conditions & Registration Instructions and by signing this entry form I agree to abide by these conditions. I give permission for my quilt entry to be photographed and permit the image of my quilt to be used in promotional materials such as articles, ads, videos and internet sites for and about Downunder Diversions/UQSM or its exhibits. I understand that my quilt entry photo will be credited in such instances, but that there will be no compensation paid to me for such use. Downunder Diversions/UQSM agrees that they will not produce patterns of my quilted items without my express written permission.
Moda Fabric Challenge 2019
Click here for complete details of the Moda Fabric Challenge, including Fabric Selection and Entry Form
Live Charity Auction
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Location: Main Stage in the Marketplace
Have you ever wanted to listen to a real cowboy auctioneer? Have you ever wanted to feel the thrill of bidding against others for a quilt? Do you have a the need to help the less fortunate? Then come to our Charity Auction for Sew Much Hope. Quilts can be previewed Thursday and Friday, May 3rd and 4th, in the Marketplace. In 2017 our auction raised over $10,000 and 100% of this money went to Sew Much Hope. The minimum bid starts at $150. You can read all about Sew Much hope here or on their website www.sewmuchhope.org
Sew Much Hope, a non-profit 501(C)3, provides manually operated sewing machines to needy individuals in poverty stricken areas throughout the world to give them hope for a new, self-reliant life.
Sew Much Hope outfits long-lasting machines from the 1940's to the 1960's with hand cranks or treadles to be used in rural communities without access to electricity.
The UQSM show will be a drop off site for sewing machines in working condition.
For more information, go here!