2017 MQ Quilt Show and Conference

Non-Judged Quilt Entries Youth Exhibit Drop-Off Entry Forms

Non-Judged Quilt Entries

This Exhibit gives quilters a place to share quilts they've enjoyed creating -- whether it's their interpretation of a pattern, their results of a group exchange, challenge or mystery, a kit, or a special gift they've made. Because of the unlimited variety, these quilts offer inspiration and ideas to all levels of quilting.

The non-refundable entry fee for each quilt entered in the non-judged exhibit is as follows:

  • Minnesota Quilters members – Free
  • Non-Members - $10 (US funds)

Payment may be made by check, credit card, or money order. Make check or money order payable to Minnesota Quilters, Inc. For entries from outside the United States, an international money order is required.

You may submit up to two entries in the Non-Judged quilt exhibit. Any quilts finished after January 1, 2015 are welcome. Entry form deadline is Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Here's how to enter:

  • Complete one Non-Judged Entry Form for each quilt that you wish to enter.
  • Go to the bottom of this page for entry form options.
  • Mail entry form plus a photo of the quilt (for exhibit layout planning only - quilt does not have to be finished) and entry fee (if required) to:
    • Non-Judged Exhibit
    • Minnesota Quilters, Inc
    • 253 State St.
    • St. Paul, MN 55107-1612
  • Complete all parts of the entry form. Make sure to designate your drop-off and pick-up choices.
  • Do not forget the photo.
  • Your entry will result in a letter with information about dropping off and picking up your quilt(s), usually about 10 days before the drop off week. We need time to plan the display and organize the numbering system.
  • All Non-Judged quilts must have a hanging sleeve (Hanging Sleeve Instructions) and must have a fabric storage and transport bag with the name, address, and phone number printed on the outside. (Sleeve instructions can also be found at www.mnquilt.org and on page 29 of this registration booklet.)
  • Quilts for the Non-Judged exhibit must be dropped off, or mailed to arrive, at the shops or MQ office by May 22 to May 27, or delivered to the DECC by noon Tuesday, June 6.

Non-Judged Quilts are eligible for one of two Non-Judged Viewers Choice Awards of $250 (Large Quilt or Wall Hanging). Special Recognition Ribbons are awarded throughout the show by: the MQ President, 2017 Show Coordinator, Show Faculty, Site Security Team, and a Duluth representative. Non-Judged quilts are included with the Judged quilts in the consideration for those ribbons.

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Youth Exhibit

Calling all Youth Quilters and Sewers 18 and Younger!

  • No Exhibit Fee
  • No size restrictions
  • Quilt must contain 3 layers (front, batting & backing) held together by stitching
  • 75% of work must be done by participants
  • Preregistration is required (begins February 1, 2017)
  • Use the Youth Entry Form and drop-off sites
  • Prizes and Ribbons Awarded
  • All Youth participants receive a 1-day Pass to Show and a Certificate of Participation

For more information, contact contact Paulette Marini or Kathie Simon Frank at youth2017@mnquilt.org

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Dates / Drop Off

Creations Quilt Shop
2904 West 3rd St
Duluth, MN 55806
Four Seasons Quilt Shop
9708 63rd Ave N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Quilter's Haven
2930 146th St, Suite 108
Rosemount MN 55068
Eagle Creek Quilt Shop
333 2nd Ave W
Shakopee, MN 55379
Gruber's Quilt Shop
310.4th Ave NE
Waite Park MN 56387
Sew With Me
1250 Frontage Road
Stillwater, MN 55082
Firefly Quilt Shop
1219 Caledonia St
Mankato, MN 56001
Quilt Cove
1960 Cliff Lake Rd
Eagan, MN 55122
Sew With Me
1750 Weir Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

You may also mail quilts to the MQ Office at 253 State Street, St. Paul, MN 55107-1612. If you mail to MQ, you must include a prepaid shipping return label OR pick up the quilt at the show. All mailed quilts must be mailed in time to be received during the regular drop off dates noted.

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