Quilt Show

We are happy to announce an in-person 2021 Quilt Show October 15th and 16th, 2021!

Bring your family and friends to vote for our Viewers’ Choice Awards!

Register for the 2021 Quilt Show here.

Two new and exciting additions to the 2021 show:

  • EVERY entrant of at least one item will receive a commemorative pin for this year’s show! We hope that this will be an on-going tradition – so start collecting your pins now!
  • The day the show opens, October 15th, at 11:00 am, for an hour before we open to the public, we are going to have a time for just LQG members to get a first peek at the show!

Please save these important dates:

  • July 13, 2021 – Entries open – each LQG member can enter up to 3 items –  We are anticipating a LOT of entries this year and may have to cut the deadline short and/or limit entries per person – so enter as soon as you can!
  • August 10th – Save the Date Postcards to send to friends and family available for pickup at the Sew Day at the Moose, stop by even if you are not sewing!
  • September 14th – Save the Date Postcards are available for pickup at the Guild meeting
  • September 15th –  Entries are due. (Your quit does not need to be finished, but you ARE promising to finish by October 12th!)
  • October 12th – Finished entries are to be turned in at the LQG monthly meeting – you will receive your 2021 commemorative pin when you turn in your quilts!
  • October 14th – 4pm – Volunteers needed to set up the show in the evening
  • October 15th – 8am – Volunteers needed to hang the quilts
  • October 15th – 11am – Members only opening – come view the quilts with your quilting buddies!
  • October 15th -Noon until 7pm – The 2021 Quilt Show is open to the public! Volunteers needed for docents, front desk, and other needs
  • October 16th – 9 am  until 4pm – The 2021 Quilt Show is open for the public! Volunteers needed for docents, front desk, and other needs
  • October 16th – 4pm until finished – tear down of the show and pick up of quilts – Volunteers needed to take down the show
  • November 8th – At the LQG monthly meeting the Viewers’ Choice voting results will be announced and ribbons awarded
  • After November 8th until November 2022 – the Virtual 2021 show will be posted with winners, and including quilts whose owners have given permission to show

2021 Quilt Show Categories

NOTE: NO quilt may be larger than 110″x110″ due to limitations on rack size.

Large Quilt – Professionally Quilted:  Whole cloth or pieced, the quilt shall be pieced by a person or persons and then quilted by a professional quilter. Quilt must have a perimeter of 240” or more. The typical entry would a quilt that the creator has paid a professional to quilt it on their long arm machine. This includes all “Large Quilt” entries by professional long armers, even if the quilt was made for their own private use.

Large Quilt – Long Arm Quilted: Whole cloth or pieced, the quilt shall be made by sewing machine and quilted on a mid-arm or long-arm machine, and was quilted by the piecer or a non-professional quilter. Quilt must have a perimeter of 240” or more. A typical entry would be a quilt which was quilted not by a professional, but on a private long arm machine.

Large Quilt Domestic Quilted: Whole cloth or pieced, the quilt shall be made by sewing machine and quilted on a domestic machine, quilted by the piecer or a non-professional quilter. Quilt must have a perimeter of 240” or more. A typical entry is a quilt that was quilted on a domestic machine with an approximate throat depth of 6 “- 12 “, not by a professional.

Small Quilt – Professionally Quilted:  Whole cloth or pieced, the quilt shall be pieced by a person or persons and then quilted by a professional quilter. Quilt must have a perimeter of LESS than 240”. The typical entry would a quilt that the creator has paid a professional to quilt it on their long arm machine. This includes all “Small Quilt” entries by professional long armers, even if the quilt was made for their own private use.

Small Quilt -Long Arm Quilted: Whole cloth or pieced, the quilt shall be made by sewing machine and quilted on a mid-arm or long-arm machine, and was quilted by the piecer or a non-professional quilter. Quilt must have a perimeter of LESS than 240”. A typical entry would be a quilt which was quilted not by a professional, but on a private long arm machine.

Small Quilt – Domestic Quilted: Whole cloth or pieced, the quilt shall be made by sewing machine and quilted on a domestic machine, quilted by the piecer or a non-professional quilter. Quilt must have a perimeter of LESS than 240”. A typical entry is a quilt that was quilted on a domestic machine with an approximate throat depth of 6 “- 12 “, not by a professional.

Hand-Made/Hand Quilted:  Quilt may be constructed by machine or by hand, but quilting must be completed using hand stitching. All sizes are included in this category. Traditional hand-made tops such as Yo-Yo’s and Cathedral Windows are included in this category.

Decor Quilt: The entries can be original design, kit, or pattern. They are NOT quilts that can be used as bedding. The entry items may be anything made from quilting techniques that is used for home decor or personal use, including, but not exclusive to: placemats, table runners, wall hangings, baskets, bags, purses, and clothing.

Appliqué Quilt:  Quilt made by applying smaller pieces of fabric onto a larger piece of fabric, using any appliqué method. Quilt may be constructed by machine or by hand, and quilting may be machine or hand quilted. Any minimal embellishment is permitted in this category. All sizes are included.

Modern Quilt: Quilt may be constructed by machine or by hand, quilting may also be completed by machine or by hand quilting.  While many Modern quilts utilize only solids that is not a requirement.  Modern quilting is often defined by large negative spaces, ‘blowing apart’ or deconstruction of traditional quilting blocks. May be pattern, kit, or original design. All sizes are included.  Quilts may not be larger than 110” x 110”.

Paper Pieced:  Quilt is constructed using Paper Piecing methods.  Paper Piecing is also known as Paper Foundation Piecing and is a method of piecing quilt blocks using a printed paper for stitch lines.  An example of a Paper Pieced quilt would be those that follow a Judy Niemeyer or similar type of design.  All sizes are included. Quilts may not be larger than 110” x 110”.

Art Quilts  Two Dimensional:  Art quilts must be based on your original design (no patterns). Quilts should demonstrate innovative and progressive techniques.

Art Quilts  Three Dimensional:  Art quilts must be based on your original design (no patterns). Quilts should demonstrate innovative and progressive techniques.

First Time Quilt Entry (Formally Novice Quilter}:  This category is for quilters 18 years and older, who are entering a quilt for the first time ever, to ANY quilt show.  All sizes and techniques are included in this category. Quilt must be made by the entrant, but may be quilted by another person. Only one entry per individual is permitted in this category.

Junior Quilter:  This category is for quilters under the age of 18.  All sizes and techniques are included in this category. Junior guild members may enter up to three entries in this category.

Challenge Quilt:  2021 Quilt Challenge  Quilts may be have a maximum perimeter of 144” (basically no larger than 36” x 36”) The topic for this year’s challenge is “New Leaf”. Entrants may interpret this in any way they wish, with any technique or embellishment. Only one entry per entrant is allowed in this category.

Military Outreach:  Patriotic themed quilts, a minimum of 55” x 65” and a maximum of 72” x 90”. All quilts entered in this category must be donated to a recognized Veterans Program.

Scott Flanagan Quilts: Every year we usually represent a special project in which members within our guild have participated. This year we are highlighting ‘Scott Flanagan’ Quilts. During the quarantine of 2020, Scott offered a virtual class that many of our member participated in. Scott is a Longmont native and a member of our guild and will be a LQG speaker and workshop teacher in March 2021.  These entry quilts may be of any size and follow one of Scott’s patterns, and be made in 2019, 2020, or 2021.

Please contact Alie Doberstein at quiltshow@longmontquiltguild.org with any questions or volunteering.

Entries are now closed for the Longmont Quilt Guild 2020 Virtual Quilt Show.

You will be able to continue viewing the 2020 Virtual Show until the 2021 show is posted in November 2021.
If you have any questions, email Alison Doberstein at quiltshow@longmontquiltguild.com.