Quilt Expo 2017

Quilt Show Rules Sunday, January 15, 2017

Quilt Show 2017 Eligibility Rules

Quilt Entry Rules

1. Entrants must be Thimble and Thread Guild members in good standing and must either own, have constructed, or have quilted the quilt.

2. All quilts over 100 inches perimeter, must have a 6-inch hanging sleeve sewn on the back at the top of the quilt. When making the sleeve use at least a 12-1/2 inch wide strip of fabric to make the 6-inch wide sleeve.

3. Each entry must be delivered in a separate cloth bag or pillowcase, with the quilt name & entrant's name securely attached (safety pinned, sewn, or written) on the pillowcase & easily accessible for viewing.

 4. Each entry must have identifying information with the entrant’s name on the back of the quilt easily accessible for viewing.

5. All entries must be in good condition & quilted & bound. Entry must be clean & aired, free of animal hair & odors (i.e. smoke, pet, etc.). Heavily soiled or odoriferous quilts will not be displayed.

6. Thimble & Thread reserves the right to decline the display of any quilt.

 Registration Form Rules

 1. Each registration form must have a 4” x 6” color photo. No larger or smaller will be accepted.

 2. Print all information legibly. If filling out the form online, make sure printout is in large enough font size to be legible – without magnification.

3. Fill in all information.

4. Sign release agreement. No quilt can be accepted without this signature.

 5. Submit a total of 3 forms: 2 originals of the registration form with a color photo attached to each AND 1 original hand-signed release agreement.

6. Registration forms submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted.

7. This form is for the quilts in the show only…..DO NOT USE FOR CHALLENGE QUILTS.


Thimble & Thread will not be responsible for insuring quilts. Please consult your home owner’s policy regarding insurance coverage.

Quilt Show Check In and Check Out Rules

1. Check in: Friday, March 17, 2017 Queeny Park 7:45 am - 9:30 am


2. Check out: Sunday, March 19, 2017 Queeny Park 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Must have (yellow) Pick Up Form to retrieve your quilt(s).

Tips for Photographing Your Quilt Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tips for photographing a quilt
These tips are adapted from Quilting Arts, but they’re good advice for getting a good photo of your quilt.
·        Place the quilt on a neutral background. A piece of pressed muslin, a smooth white bed sheet or black velvet are examples. A design wall will work, but be sure to remove any threads or other distractions from the background.
·        Check the lighting. Is there good, even light over the entire surface of the quilt? Avoid shadows or lights that shine at the camera, as they can make it difficult to get a good shot of your quilt. Daylight is generally good, if you’re not facing the sun and there are no shadows, but weather may prevent you from shooting outdoors at this time of year.
·        For an entire quilt shot, be sure you can see all four edges and the binding, all around the quilt. (This advice is mainly if you’re entering a competition, but it makes for a better picture.)
·        For a detail shot, choose your favorite part of the quilt and zoom in—it may be a particularly lovely element, a well-executed technique you're proud of, or something else you want to highlight. (Not needed for the quilt show photo but good advice if you’re entering a competition.)
·        Shoot both straight on, not at an angle. Square quilts should look square. Rectangular quilts should look rectangular.
·        Take a look at the photo after you print it. Are the colors true? If not, you may need to check your printer cartridges or  reshoot the photo in better light.