1. Which Category?
Select ONE Category:

The theme for the Guild Challenge in 2019 is Four decades- One Moment. This category is open to all members of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles and all European Guilds which are part of the European Quilt Association. The theme can be interpreted literally, metaphorically, poetically - as widely as the maker wishes.
Please indicate Quilters’ Guild / EQA membership number*

Entrants to this category should have been quilting for fewer than three years. Pieces entered into this category should have been completed within the last 2 years and must not have been previously exhibited as part of any event, exhibition or gallery. Entrants for this new category should not hold a formal qualification in a textiles or related subject.
Quilts with both a strong visual impact and a high quality of execution designed to be displayed as artwork and communicating an idea, emotion or concept through the medium of textile and stitch.
Quilts that draw on the traditions of quilt making, through piecing, appliqué or wholecloth, but have an original approach. Makers may use non-traditional fabrics, fabric printing and dyeing, embellishment and unusual construction methods. Quilts should have an original design and demonstrate sure use of colour. They may be sewn by hand, machine or any combination.
For quilts using a traditional design or pattern. Quilts may be wholecloth, pieced and quilted, appliqué and quilted, or a combination of piecing, appliqué and quilting. Quilting may be hand, machine or a combination.
For quilts that are minimalist with clean, modern design and a strong visual impact. They often use asymmetry, improvisational piecing, a reinterpretation of traditional blocks or the lack of a visible block structure. A feeling of space is often achieved by the use of negative space. They are machine or hand quilted in a way that is sympathetic to the design.
A single quilt made by more than two makers. Please note all 3D work should be entered into the Quilt Creations category.
Name of Group*

Number of group members*

For quilts made by two makers using any technique, to include quilting (hand, machine, long-arm or a combination). Participants must declare whether their quilt is the result of pure collaboration or was professionally long armed. The services of the same professional quilter may be used by more than one entrant in this category.
Name of second maker*

Which of the following is applicable?

Quilts depicting a scene or subject e.g.: people, animal, flowers etc. as the main body of the quilt. A figurative or representational piece.
Maximum size of 30cms on the longest side. Use any technique or combination of techniques. In a photo of the finished piece (with no indication of scale) the miniature should look like a full size quilt or wall hanging.
All entries in this category must qualify as clothing, wearable art or three dimensional pieces. 3D items (this does not include double sided quilts) must have length, breadth and depth. This can be made by an individual or a group.
For this category, hanging instructions MUST be sent with your entry.
For this category, hanging instructions MUST be sent with your entry.
Is your piece considered as:
Please specify which of the following will be suitable to display your work:
If a plinth is selected, please confirm the size of the plinth required in centimetres
Height (cm)*

Width (cm)*

Depth (cm)*

Quilts of any size, using any technique, made by young quilters / embroiderers, in the following age ranges:
  • Age 5 – 9 years
  • Age 10 – 13 years
  • Age 14 – 18 years

The theme for 2019 is Memories

Name of child*

Please specify the degree of adult involvement provided to the child

Quilts of any size, using any technique, made by school children or groups of children, in the following categories:
  • Primary Schools or groups of young quilters aged 5 – 11
  • Secondary Schools or groups of young quilters aged 12-16

The theme for 2019 is Memories

School Name*

Please specify the degree of adult involvement provided to the child
Please enter the names of the students who have contributed (in Title Case)*

2. Awards
Please indicate if your quilt is eligible for either of the following NEW overlay awards:
Quilts entered in any category are eligible to enter this ‘overlay’ category to win a prize of £500 for the best use of a Longarm machine. Entries should be quilted on a specialist longarm quilting machine, i.e. where the machine moves and the fabric remains static, mounted on a frame. Quilts stitched using standard domestic machines mounted on a frame are not eligible for this award.
Quilts entered in any category are eligible to enter this ‘overlay’ category to win a prize of £500 for best use of hand quilting. All quilting should be stitched by hand. "The winner would demonstrate mastery of the technique and quilting would be in keeping with the overall design of the quilt
3. Contact Details
Title*

First Name*

Surname*

Address*

Town*

County

Postcode*

Country*

Telephone (Mobile)*

Telephone (Home)

Email*

4. Attendance at Awards Ceremony
If you enter the competition, we would strongly suggest that you attend on Thursday 1st August when the Awards Ceremony takes place. Winners will be contacted by phone on Wednesday 31st July and invited to attend the Awards Ceremony.
It is essential that you provide a mobile or contact telephone number so that we can establish if you will be attending the Awards Ceremony on Thursday 1st August.

Select ONE
Winning Quilts
NEW FOR THIS YEAR: Winning quilts may be selected for display at the Tokyo Dome in January 2020.
5. Size
Size (in centimetres)
Height*

Width*

Depth (if Quilt Creations)*

6. Hanging Information
Is your quilt:

For the purpose of this competition, double sided quilts are defined as those where both the front and reverse sides may be viewed as separate pieces of work. The reverse side of the piece should be a finished quilt, created to the same standard as the front.
Can your quilt be hung on a standard batten?
If no, please provide hanging instructions with your entry form AND with the quilt itself
Please provide hanging instructions with the quilt itself AND email them to [email protected]

7. Sale Information
Do you wish to offer your quilt for sale at the Festival?
If yes, please state the amount (in £ sterling)*

8. Title and description of piece
Title of piece:*

Maximum 30 characters

Materials used:*

Maximum 60 characters

Techniques used:*

Maximum 120 characters

Artist’s statement /inspiration:*

Maximum 300 characters

9. Entry fees
Please select one option from the list below.

Please enter your previous order number here*

Please indicate Quilters’ Guild / EQA membership number*

10. Delivery/Returns
Getting your quilt to us
Please select one option from the list below.

The return of your quilt

How would you like to have your quilt returned?

Collection in Person

Deliver to the same address as above?
Please enter the delivery address here
Name*

Address*

Town*

County

Postcode*

Country*

What size is your quilt?

Return postage for Miniature quilt (maximum 30cms on any side)

Return postage for small quilt (max dimension of 1.5 m in any direction, max weight 3kg)

Return postage for large quilt (max dimension of 1.5m in any direction, max weight 12kg)

Please check the delivery size you selected in your previous order and ensure your parcel with both quilts does not exceed the maximum size or weight specified below.
  • Return postage for Miniature quilt (maximum 30cms on any side)
  • Return postage for small quilt ((max dimension of 1.5 m in any direction, max weight 3kg)
  • Return postage for large quilt (max dimension of 1.5m in any direction, max weight 12kg)
  • If your parcel does exceed this then please select another option for the return of your quilt and pack it separately.
  • Please note that we are unable to offer insurance for multiple quilts packaged in one parcel. Please package your quilts individually if you wish to be covered by our insurance.

11. Insurance
  • You are responsible for the insurance of your quilt while it is in transit to us via post or courier.
  • On arrival with us, if requested below, we will ensure you are included in our insurance cover for a small administration fee which will be in place until your quilt is back with you.
  • The cost for this is £10 for a quilt up to a value of £500, £20 for values between £501 and £1000 and £30 for values between £1001 and £1500. Please select as required.
  • As simple good practice we would urge all entrants to ensure that they take a photograph of their work prior to dispatch. This will help enormously in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong.
  • It must be emphasized that, whilst every effort is made to ensure the safety of any entry, it has to be recognised that some risk is inevitable and must be accepted by all entrants.
  • Please note that we are unable to add you to this cover for multiple quilts packaged in one parcel.
  • Please package your quilts individually if you wish to be covered as stated above.

I would like to be included in your insurance cover to the following value:
(Please select one)

12. Total to Pay
Total Fees £

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