2021 SHOW DATES Friday May 20, 2022 9-5 Saturday May 21, 2022 9-5 Sunday May 22, 2022 10-4
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SHOW ADDRESS Gordon Field House RIT Campus 1 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY
Genesee Valley QuiltFest - Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Copyright 2020

Quilt Contest Info and Rules

QUILT SHOW ENTRY INFORMATION

2022 QuiltFest is an “open” quilt show allowing both GVQC members and non-club members the opportunity to enter their quilts. There are two major categories for entries: Professionally Judged for all interested quilters, and Genesee Valley Quilt Club member only entries. Professionally Judged Entries - Open to all interested quilters. Quilts will be judged by experienced and certified judges and receive a written critique. Quilts are eligible for cash prizes, awards and ribbons. Fee to enter the Professionally Judged Category is $20 per quilt ($15 per quilt for GVQC member). GVQC Member Entries Only GVQC Members and Youth 17 and under with a GVQC Member Sponsor may enter this category. Quilts are judged by selected GVQC members and do not receive a written critique. Quilts are eligible for ribbons. There is no fee to enter this category. Youth quilts will not be judged. Quilt Entry Rules and Dropoff Info: See Quilt Show Entry Guidelines for important entry information, rules, dropoff or mailing info.
The following criteria apply to the judging categories for both Professionally Judged (prizes) and GVQC Member (ribbons) entries. See Judging Categories and Entry Criteria. A quilt must be entered in one of the judging categories detailed below. Quilt Category Information Entry Guidelines

Definitions of Quilt Categories

Art: A quilt with an original design reflecting innovative construction, design techniques, theme, subject matter and/or materials. No commercial kits, patterns or copies are allowed. There are no size restrictions. Applique : Applique predominates over all other techniques (50% or more) in amount or effect. Must be larger than 36 “on a side with a total perimeter greater than 144”. The applique category includes raw edge, turned edge, fusing applique techniques and wool applique. Mixed Techniques / Wholecloth / Crazy: Mixed Techniques in this category must use two or more techniques equally to create the top. These techniques include Piecing, Applique, Painting, and Embroidery. Wholecloth Quilts and Crazy Quilts are included in this category. Modern: (Professionally Judged Category only) Inspired by modern design, this category may include use of bold colors and prints, high contrast, graphic areas of solid color, expansive negative space, improvisational piecing, minimalism and alternate grid work. It may include “Modern Traditionalism, an updating of classic quilt designs. There are no size restrictions. Pieced Single Maker: A quilt that has one person involved in its creation. Piecing predominates over other techniques in amount or effect. Must be larger than 36” on a side with a total perimeter greater than 144”. Pieced Multiple Maker: A quilt where more than one person was involved in its creation, (eg: one person pieces the quilt and another person quilts the quilt). The category will also include Bee and Round Robin Quilts. Piecing predominates over other techniques in amount or effect. Must be larger than 36” on a side with a total perimeter greater than 144”. Small : Any side less than or equal to 36”, total perimeter less than or equal to 144”. Any technique. Youth: (Enter GVQC Member Catetory) Quilts made by people under age 18 and sponsored by a QVQC Member. Youth quilts are not judged.
Gladys Reid Holton Best of Show Award - $500 - Prize Sponsored by Genesee Valley Quilt Club Cash Prizes with Ribbon - 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50, Honorable Mention $0 in each category: o Art - Prize Sponsored by GVQC - Margaret Fahey Memorial Award o Applique - Prize Sponsored by GVQC - Peg Tuttle Award o Mixed Techniques / Wholecloth / Crazy o Modern o Pieced Single Maker - Prize Sponsored by the Quintessential Quilters Plus, in memory of Judy Edwards o Pieced Multiple Maker o Small Special Awards - Determined by the Judges - Each $100 o Hand Workmanship - All visible quilting is done by hand. Prize Sponsored by GVQC in honor of Barb Stoner o Machine Quilting: Stationary Machine - sewing machine, domestic, mid or long throat stationary machine. o Machine Quilting: Track Mounted Machine - any throat length mounted on tracks/frame. Sponsored by Delightful Quilting & Sewing. o Best Use of Color - Sponsored by Beverly Kondolf o Judges Choice - 3 Awarded

GVQC Members Only Entries Awards

Ribbon award for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention.

o Art o Applique o Mixed Techniques / Wholecloth / Crazy o Pieced Single Maker o Pieced Multiple Maker o Small

QCNYS

Award

of

Excellence

-

Quilters

Consortium

of

New

York

State

(

www.qcnys.org

)

presents

one

award

at

each

Quilt

Show

listed

in

the

QCNYS

Travel

Club

Passport.

Award

winners

must be a current member of the quilt guild/club hosting the Quilt Show.

Other Awards - Not Judged:

Viewer’s Choice - Quilt selected by vote by show attendees. Ribbon will be awarded at the conclusion of the show on Sunday, May 22, 2022 Youth - participation ribbon

Other GVQC Member Quilts On Display - No Awards or Ribbons

Award Wiinning or Published Quilts - Quilts made by GVQC members that have received a national award or have been published in a national publication. GVQC Challenge - Our club began in 1936. This exhibit will how how quilting has changed from the 1930’s until now. The aim of the challenge is to honor traditional blocks popular in 1930’s and/or a modern interpretation of a traditional thirties block. The modern interpretation could be both a block makeover or use modern fabrics.

Professionally Judged Categories: - Awarded by Judges

Prizes and Awards

Important Contest Dates &

Info:

Print Info: Quilt Category Info Quilt Show Entry Guidelines How to Prepare Your Quilt for Dropoff Mailing entries info - see Quilt Show Entry Guidelines Dropping off entries at RIT: Professionally Judged entries Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 3-6PM Member entries Tuesday, May 17, 3-6PM or Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 9AM to 12 Noon. Show Dates: May 20-22, 2022 Pick Up Quilts : May 22 at RIT after 5:30 PM
Mare’s Tails by Marcia DeCamp Member - Art Honorable Mention
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The Judging Room

JUDGING CATEGORIES

For Professionally Judged and GVQC Member Entries

QuiltFest 2019 - Viewer’s Choice and 3rd Place

Judged Pieced Single Maker: Stargazing by

Patty Cline

2021 SHOW DATES Friday     May 20, 2022  9-5 Saturday  May 21, 2022  9-5 Sunday    May 22, 2022  10-4
ADDRESS Gordon Field House RIT Camput 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Rochester, NY
Genesee Valley QuiltFest - Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Copyright 2020

Important Contest Dates & Info:

Print Info: Quilt Category Info Quilt Show Entry Guidelines How to Prepare Your Quilt for Dropoff Mailing entries info - see Quilt Show Entry Guidelines Dropping off entries at RIT: Professionally Judged entries Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 3-6PM Member entries Tuesday, May 17, 3-6PM or Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 9AM to 12 Noon. Show Dates: May 20-22, 2022 Pick Up Quilts: May 22 at RIT after 5:30 PM

QUILT SHOW ENTRY INFORMATION

2022 QuiltFest is an “open” quilt show allowing both GVQC members and non-club members the opportunity to enter their quilts. There are two major categories for entries: Professionally Judged for all interested quilters, and Genesee Valley Quilt Club member only entries. Professionally Judged Entries - Open to all interested quilters. Quilts will be judged by experienced and certified judges and receive a written critique. Quilts are eligible for cash prizes, awards and ribbons. Fee to enter the Professionally Judged Category is $20 per quilt ($15 per quilt for GVQC member). GVQC Member Entries Only GVQC Members and Youth 17 and under with a GVQC Member Sponsor may enter this category. Quilts are judged by selected GVQC members and do not receive a written critique. Quilts are eligible for ribbons. There is no fee to enter this category. Youth quilts will not be judged. Quilt Entry Rules and Dropoff Info: See Quilt Show Entry Guidelines for important entry information, rules, dropoff or mailing info.
The following criteria apply to the judging categories for both Professionally Judged (prizes) and GVQC Member (ribbons) entries. See Judging Categories and Entry Criteria. A quilt must be entered in one of the judging categories detailed below. Quilt Category Information Entry Guidelines

Definitions of Quilt Categories

Art: A quilt with an original design reflecting innovative construction, design techniques, theme, subject matter and/or materials. No commercial kits, patterns or copies are allowed. There are no size restrictions. Applique: Applique predominates over all other techniques (50% or more) in amount or effect. Must be larger than 36 “on a side with a total perimeter greater than 144”. The applique category includes raw edge, turned edge, fusing applique techniques and wool applique. Mixed Techniques / Wholecloth / Crazy: Mixed Techniques in this category must use two or more techniques equally to create the top. These techniques include Piecing, Applique, Painting, and Embroidery. Wholecloth Quilts and Crazy Quilts are included in this category. Modern: (Professionally Judged Category only) Inspired by modern design, this category may include use of bold colors and prints, high contrast, graphic areas of solid color, expansive negative space, improvisational piecing, minimalism and alternate grid work. It may include “Modern Traditionalism, an updating of classic quilt designs. There are no size restrictions. Pieced Single Maker: A quilt that has one person involved in its creation. Piecing predominates over other techniques in amount or effect. Must be larger than 36” on a side with a total perimeter greater than 144”. Pieced Multiple Maker: A quilt where more than one person was involved in its creation, (eg: one person pieces the quilt and another person quilts the quilt). The category will also include Bee and Round Robin Quilts. Piecing predominates over other techniques in amount or effect. Must be larger than 36” on a side with a total perimeter greater than 144”. Small: Any side less than or equal to 36”, total perimeter less than or equal to 144”. Any technique. Youth: (Enter GVQC Member Catetory) Quilts made by people under age 18 and sponsored by a QVQC Member. Youth quilts are not judged.

Prizes and Awards

Professionally Judged Categories: - Awarded

by Judges

Gladys Reid Holton Best of Show Award - $500 - Prize Sponsored by Genesee Valley Quilt Club Cash Prizes with Ribbon - 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50, Honorable Mention $0 in each category: o Art - Prize Sponsored by GVQC - Margaret Fahey Memorial Award o Applique - Prize Sponsored by GVQC - Peg Tuttle Award o Mixed Techniques / Wholecloth / Crazy o Modern o Pieced Single Maker - Prize Sponsored by the Quintessential Quilters Plus, in memory of Judy Edwards o Pieced Multiple Maker o Small Special Awards - Determined by the Judges - Each $100 o Hand Workmanship - All visible quilting is done by hand. Prize Sponsored by GVQC in honor of Barb Stoner o Machine Quilting: Stationary Machine - sewing machine, domestic, mid or long throat stationary machine. o Machine Quilting: Track Mounted Machine - any throat length mounted on tracks/frame. Sponsored by Delightful Quilting & Sewing. o Best Use of Color - Sponsored by Beverly Kondolf o Judges Choice - 3 Awarded

GVQC Members Only Entries Awards

Ribbon award for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and

Honorable Mention.

o Art o Applique o Mixed Techniques / Wholecloth / Crazy o Pieced Single Maker o Pieced Multiple Maker o Small

QCNYS

Award

of

Excellence

-

Quilters

Consortium

of

New

York

State

(

www.qcnys.org

)

presents

one

award

at

each

Quilt

Show

listed

in

the

QCNYS

Travel

Club

Passport.

Award

winners

must

be

a

current

member

of

the

quilt

guild/club

hosting the Quilt Show.

Other Awards - Not Judged:

Viewer’s Choice - Quilt selected by vote by show attendees. Ribbon will be awarded at the conclusion of the show on Sunday, May 22, 2022 Youth - participation ribbon

Other GVQC Member Quilts On Display - No

Awards or Ribbons

Award Wiinning or Published Quilts - Quilts made by GVQC members that have received a national award or have been published in a national publication. GVQC Challenge - Our club began in 1936. This exhibit will how how quilting has changed from the 1930’s until now. The aim of the challenge is to honor traditional blocks popular in 1930’s and/or a modern interpretation of a traditional thirties block. The modern interpretation could be both a block makeover or use modern fabrics.
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Mare’s Tails by Marcia DeCamp Member - Art Honorable Mention
The Judging Room - QuiltFest 2019

JUDGING CATEGORIES

For Professionally Judged and GVQC

Member Entries

QuiltFest 2019 - Viewer’s Choice and 3rd Place

Judged Pieced Single Maker: Stargazing by

Patty Cline

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