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Dates to Remember

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Begin accepting entries. May not be postmarked before this date.


Saturday, April 4, 2020
Entry Deadline. Final date entries may be postmarked.


No sooner than: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
No later than: Friday, May 29, 2020
Quilts may be mailed to:

Debbie Riley
400 Shakehill Drive
Markleeville, CA 96120


Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Quilts may be dropped off at:

Douglas County Community and Senior Center
1329 Waterloo Lane
Gardnerville, NV 89410
Times: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ranch View Room


Saturday, June 6; Sunday, June 7, 2020
Carson Valley Quilt Guild 2020 Quilt Show

Douglas County Community and Senior Center
1329 Waterloo Lane
Gardnerville, NV 89410
One Ticket Price: $10
Two-Day Ticket Price: $15
Saturday, June 6, 2020 – 10am – 4pm
Sunday, June 7, 2020 – 10am – 4pm


Sunday, June 7, 2020
Quilts can be picked up no sooner than 5:45 at the end of the show.


Before / By Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Quilts not picked up at the show will be shipped to the entrants only if a pre-paid shipping label has been included with the entry.

Entry Rules

  1. Winner of Best of Show cannot have won this award (BOS) for either of the two (2) prior shows or five (5) years.
  2. No quilt can win more than two monetary awards. If it is considered for more than two (2), the judge will decide which two, except in the case of Viewer’s Choice. If the quilt wins Viewer’s Choice, it will then be a third monetary award.
  3. You may enter any of the quilts you, or you with another person, have finished after June, 2018. No quilt entries may exceed a Width of 118” or a Length of 120”.
  4. The cost for Student / Senior entry, whether judged or not judged, is $5.00 a piece for up to three (3) quilts. Seniors must be 80 years old or older and Students must be 18 years old or younger.
  5. Ribbons/prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judge.
  6. Except for Student category entries, no tied (except crazy quilts), kits, block of the month (BOM) quilts, or panels (unless different fabric is chosen for BOM or otherwise significantly altered by the quilter) will be accepted. (See #22)
  7. All entries require two color photos (4”x6” photo stock paper only) to be submitted for each quilt. One photo is to be a picture of the entire completed quilt. The second photo is to be a close-up of your work. On the back of each photo, please print or type your name, phone number, name of the quilt and the quilt dimensions. Please include the photos, but do not staple them to the entry form. Remember, your quilt’s image is all that the jurors see in evaluating your quilt, so the quality of the image is extremely important.
  8. Entry forms must be filled out completely and signed. One quilt entry per form. Keep a copy of the entry form(s) for your records.
  9. Entry forms and fees may be submitted by mail to either:
  10. Sarah Jo McKee
    1452 Cardiff Drive
    Gardnerville, NV 89410

    Terrie Peets
    P. O. Box 234
    Markleeville, CA 96120

  11. Please use the “Check List” shown on the last page for quilt entry fee determinations.
  12. All quilts must have a 4-inch finished sleeve sewn onto the back at the top of the quilt. Your sleeve must meet these requirements in order to accommodate show frames. Non-compliance with these requirements may result in elimination. You MUST cover any personal label with a piece of muslin or other fabric. It may be safety pinned or basted. At “Take In,” on Tuesday, June 2nd, a show identification label will be pinned to your quilt back.
  13. Multiple paneled quilts must be mounted on black fabric which has a four-inch (4”) sleeve. Top half of quilt should be sewn securely to black fabric with bottom of each quilt loose for judging. These quilts are considered one entry and are eligible for one prize. Measurements apply to entire ensemble.
  14. All large quilts with a length of 90” to 120” inches must also have a 4-inch finished sleeve sewn onto the BOTTOM BACK of the quilt. Your sleeve must meet these requirements in order to accommodate show frames. Non-compliance with these requirements may result in elimination.
  15. No false backed quilts will be eligible for judging or prize money. The judge needs to be able to see the quality of quilting front and back. All art quilts must meet the definition of a quilt. Quilting must be on backing and “touchable” – do not cover quilting.
  16. CVQG acknowledges that it is very difficult to have a clear definition of “original design” when it comes to artwork, including quilts. As such, CVQG relies upon entrants to be honest when submitting quilts for consideration in the 2020 Quilt Show and to provide complete and accurate information as requested on the entry form.
  17. The determination of awards by the judge is final. At the judge’s discretion, Honorable Mention Ribbons may be awarded with no prize money awarded.
  18. Carson Valley Quilt Guild reserves the right:
    • To refuse to hang any quilt that exhibits poor quality construction, has been misrepresented by photographs, is soiled or stained, or does not adhere to the size restrictions.
    • To combine categories, depending on the number of entries.
    • To jury quilt entries, if necessary, due to the number of quilt entries.
    • To change a category, if deemed, that the entry better fits into another category.
  19. If you are mailing quilts to the show, you are responsible for mailing costs to and from the show. A return pre-paid shipping label must be included with entry. Quilts must be received no sooner than Tuesday, May 26, 2020, and no later than Friday, May 29, 2020.
  20. Insurance is the sole responsibility of the entrant. CVQG and its sponsors assume no liability for the loss or damage to the quilts. CVQG will take every precaution to protect your items.
  21. Quilts will be ready for pick up Sunday, June 7, 2020, after the take down of the show at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center. Quilts will be handed to you by a show representative. Please have the entry receipt, which you received at “Take In,” ready for verification. We will release quilts no sooner than 5:45 pm.
  22. If you made arrangements for your quilt(s) to be returned by mail or other type of parcel service, the entry committee will complete this activity within 10 days of the end of the show using the return label/postage and container that you included with the quilt entry. (see #18)
  23. The following may be judged but are NOT eligible for prize money.
    • Tied: Layers are joined using yarn or floss and tied with a knot at intervals across the quilt. Exception: Crazy Quilts and Students.
    • Kit: A kit is defined as a project purchased in its entirety which includes pre-selected fabrics for a particular pattern. A kit is also considered as such if someone buys a pattern and uses substantially the same fabrics and/or color placement in a kit or as shown on the pattern.
    • Block of the Month: These are a type of kit with pattern and specific fabric selected to be used for each block. Exception: If entrant has selected a different group of fabric.
    • Panels: Large section of a fabric that is a “stand alone” section that could be used for the entire quilt top. Exception: If the panel is significantly altered in such a way that it is no longer recognized as its original concept.
    • “Row by Row Experience”: These quilts will only be accepted in the non-judged categories.

    Judged Categories

    One Person Quilts:
    Both Method and Quilting

    Two Person Quilts:
    Both Method and Quilting

    Either one, or more than one person

    1. Appliqué Large
    Perimeter Over 240”

    7. Appliqué Large
    Perimeter Over 240”

    13. Art Representational - ORIGINAL
    Recognizable Person, Place or Object
    Perimeter is open to any size up to 476”

    2. Appliqué Small
    Perimeter Under 240”

    8. Appliqué Small
    Perimeter Under 240”

    3. Pieced, Large
    Perimeter Over 240”

    9. Pieced, Large
    Perimeter Over 290”

    4. Pieced, Medium
    Perimeter 180” - 240”
    10. Pieced, Medium
    Perimeter 240” - 290”

    14. Art, Non-Representational - ORIGINAL
    Original design, no definable subject
    Perimeter is open to any size up to 476”

    5. Pieced, Small
    Perimeter Under 180”

    11. Pieced, Small
    Perimeter Under 240”

    15. Art, Non-Original
    Pattern/Class/Course Inspired
    Perimeter is open to any size up to 476”

    6. Mixed Technique
    Up to 476”

    12. Mixed Technique
    Up to 476”

    16. Alternative Techniques
    Perimeter is open to any size up to 476”

    Judge Definitions

    • Quilt: Each quilt entered must have three distinct layers (quilt top, batting, backing), and must be quilted through all three layers. No false backs allowed.
    • Quilt Entrant: Entrant is the person who constructed the quilt top.
    • Two Person Quilt: Any quilt that two people worked on, in any way, during the construction, quilting or finishing. This includes quilting done for hire. All work may be done by hand, by machine, or any combination.
    • Track Machine Quilting: Machine quilted on a frame where the needle is moved over the stationary quilt; such as, a long-arm.
    • Stationary Machine Quilting: The quilt moves under the stationary needle; such as a domestic machine or a quilting machine that is not on a frame.
    • Computer Aided: When the quilter uses digitized designs, machine embroidery that is the quilting, or other computer-aided techniques used for the quilt stitches, where the machine is guiding the stitching rather than the operator, select this category. (If, however, the quilter is guiding the stitches – and not the machine – on a computerized machine, then do not use this category.)
    • Free Motion: Quilted on either a track or stationary machine where computer assistance was not utilized. Generally, quilter’s hands determine the quilt stitches. Includes ruler work and pantos (if not computer assisted), along with other quilting designs that were either created by quilter, stencil, or other method. Stitch regulator can be utilized.
    • Hand Quilted: Quilts of all sizes and techniques that are completely hand quilted.

    Judged Category Descriptions

    • Applique: A quilt that used applique, either hand or machine, as the predominant construction technique. It may be hand or machine quilted. It may be completely constructed and quilted by one person, or the quilting may be done by a second person.
    • Pieced: A quilt that uses piecing, by hand or machine, as the predominant construction technique. It may be hand or machine quilted. It may be completely constructed by one person, or the quilting may be done by a second person.
    • Mixed Technique: A quilt that uses a balanced combination of any two or more methods. It may be completely constructed and quilted by one person, or the quilting may be done by a second person. Examples of mixed technique methods would include, but are not limited to, roughly equally appliqued or pieced, embroidery, embellishment, painting, printing, and thread play IF they are predominant in the quilt.
    • Art, Representational-ORIGINAL: Original design that extends beyond traditional. A quilt depicting a person/portrait, place/cityscapes, objects/still life, animal kingdom/wildlife or scene/naturescapes/landscapes in a realistic or abstract manner. It may include piecing, any type of appliqué, embellishments or surface design techniques. It may be completely constructed and quilted by one person or the quilting may be done by a second person. This is a single category for 1 or 2 persons and a quilt of any size up to 476” in perimeter.
    • Art, Non-Representational-ORIGINAL: A quilt of original design made with artistic intent with the emphasis being on color, line, shape, and design that uses construction techniques to create a work that expands beyond traditional quilts. Original designs are composed first-hand, a fresh design or style without copying the work or using the patterns of other artists.
    • Art, Non-Original—Based on pattern/class/course – other’s work. Could otherwise fit into either Non-Representational or Representational categories except it is not based on your original design. Please credit design source.
    • Alternative Techniques: Any entry that doesn’t fit into one of the above categories is an alternative technique. ie. Whole cloth, stained glass, crazy quilts, cathedral windows, etc. Any entry that is assembled using methods that don’t use traditional piecing.
    • BOM (Block of the Month) & Kit Quilts: Kits include patterns, fabrics, and/or quilting designs pre-packaged as a unit (this would include individually packaged blocks that are later combined into one quilt.) This would also include a preprinted whole-cloth quilt.
    • “Modern Quilt” is not to be judged in a separate category but compete in its proper classification above.

    Non-Judged Categories

    17. One Person

    18. More Than One Person


    Regular Cash Awards by Category

    Best of Show-Overall $1000
    Sponsor (FPA): Best Fusion of
    color & design $350
    Show Chair: $250
    Viewers’ Choice $250
    Reserve: BOS, Guild Member
    (To be used if the BOS overall
    isn’t a current CVQG member
    since June 2018) $750

    1. Applique Large-One Person
    1st Place $650
    2nd Place $450
    3rd Place $125

    2. Applique Small-One Person
    1st Place $475
    2nd Place $275
    3rd Place $125

    3. Pieced Large-One Person
    1st Place $650
    2nd Place $450
    3rd Place $125

    4. Pieced Medium-One Person
    1st Place $550
    2nd Place $350
    3rd Place $125

    5. Pieced Small-One Person
    1st Place $475
    2nd Place $275
    3rd Place $125

    6. Mixed Technique-One Person
    1st Place $650
    2nd Place $450
    3rd Place $125

    7. Applique Large-Two Person
    1st Place $650
    2nd Place $450
    3rd Place $125

    8. Applique Small-Two or More Person
    1st Place $475
    2nd Place $275
    3rd Place $125

    9. Pieced Large-Two or More Person
    1st Place $650
    2nd Place $450
    3rd Place $125

    10. Pieced Medium-Two or More Person
    1st Place $550
    2nd Place $350
    3rd Place $125

    11. Pieced Small-Two or More Person
    1st Place $475
    2nd Place $275
    3rd Place $125

    12. Mixed Technique-Two or More Person
    1st Place $650
    2nd Place $450
    3rd Place $125

    13. Art, Representational-ORIGINAL
    One or More Persons

    1st Place $650
    2nd Place $450
    3rd Place $125

    14. Art, Non-Representational-ORIGINAL-
    One or More Persons

    1st Place $500
    2nd Place $300
    3rd Place $125

    15. Art Non-Original-PATTERN/CLASS/ COURSE INSPIRED-One or More Persons
    1st Place $650
    2nd Place $450
    3rd Place $125

    16. Alternative Techniques, See Special Merit Awards for description of prizes in this category.

    Award Distribution
    One Person Categories:

    The entrant will receive the ribbon and the prize money.

    Two Person Categories:
    Two ribbons will be awarded, and the entrant will receive the prize money.

    Special Merit Awards

    All judged entries are eligible for and can be considered for a Merit Award. The Judge has discretion to grant awards from discretionary prize money (which is at least $2,000) as she deems appropriate. Not all Merit Awards will be awarded, and the Judge will determine the most worthy ones. These special Merit Awards could include, but are not limited to, the following examples.

    • First Entry, CVQG member and judged only Youth/Student is 18 or younger;
    • Senior is 80 or older (specify on entry form)
    • Hand Quilting or Piecing
    • Computer-Aided (not just stitch regulator, Track)
    • Track Quilting, Non-Computer
    • Non-Track or Stationary, like DSM
    • Wholecloth (not preprinted)
    • Embellishment
    • Cathedral Window
    • Crazy Quilt
    • Surface Design
    • Digitized and/or Photo Design
    • Miniature, max 96” perimeter, Reduced Scale
    • Whimsical/Humorous
    • Group Quilt (over two people)
    • Painted
    • Best Theme (sport, animal, show, holiday, etc.)
    • Modern
    • Machine/Hand Embroidery
    • Historical Reproduction
    • Fabric Designed by Quilt Maker
    • Landscape / Floral
    • Back Art

    Miscellaneous

    • To determine the perimeter of your quilt: width + length x 2 = perimeter.
    • For odd shapes, measure the total distance around the outside of your quilt.
    • To determine the size of a circle, measure across the center in both directions and use these measurements as length and width.

    Check List

      • The Entry Form is completed with all information clearly printed.
      • You need to retain one copy of the completed entry form for your records.
      • All entries require two color photos (4”x6” photo stock paper only) to be submitted for each quilt. One photo is to be a picture of the entire completed quilt. The second photo is to be a close-up of your work. On the back of each photo, please print or type your name, phone number, name of the quilt and the quilt dimensions. Do NOT staple them to the entry form. Remember, your quilt’s image is all that the jurors see in evaluating your quilt, so the quality of the image is extremely important.
      • You MUST cover your personal label with fabric.
      • You enclosed your check along with the original entry form, payable to “CVQG.”
      • If quilt is mailed, you have included your return pre-paid postage label.

        Determining your entry fees:

        Judged Quilts
        Guild Members - up to three (3) entries

        Entry

        Entry Fee- Judged

        Quilt #1

        $15.00

        Quilt #2

        $10.00

        Quilt #3

        $10.00

        Guild Challenge
        (Members only)

        $5.00

        Student/Senior
        (Quilt #1)

        $5.00

        Student/Senior
        (Quilt #2)

        $5.00

        Student/Senior
        (Quilt #3)

        $5.00

        Judged Quilts
        Non-Guild Members - up to two (2) entries

        Entry

        Entry Fee-Judged

        Quilt #1

        $20.00

        Quilt #2

        $20.00

        Non-Judged Quilts
        Guild Members - up to three (3) entries

        Entry

        Entry Fee-Non-Judged

        Quilt #1

        $10.00

        Quilt #2

        $5.00

        Quilt #3

        $5.00

        Guild Challenge
        (Members only)

        $0

        Student/Senior
        (Quilt #1)

        $5.00

        Student/Senior
        (Quilt #2)

        $5.00

        Student/Senior
        (Quilt #3)

        $5.00

        Carson Valley Quilt Guild

        P.O. Box 2541
        Minden, Nv. 89423
        Nancy Lampson, President
        carsonvalleyqg@hotmail.com

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