The 2021 Flathead Quilters' Guild Show themed GARDEN PARTY is on! The show will be held September 17 and 18 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell, MT.
After skipping a year due to Covid, you can expect an extraordinary display of quilts , raffle baskets, vendors, demonstrations, art quilts, and our splendid Boutique. We will be raffling off a wonderful Garden Party quilt as our finale.
Below are the categories which will be available for entry. Look for online registration to be available by June 2021.
2021 QUILT SHOW CATEGORY DEFINITIONS
Theme: “Garden Party”
Quilt should reflect the theme “Garden Party”. Minimum perimeter 280”.
Small Theme Quilt
Quilt should reflect the theme “Garden Party. Perimeter Less than 280”.
Quilted by hand. Minimum perimeter 240”.
Domestic Machine Quilted
Quilted on a sit down, stationary/traditional sewing machine. Minimum perimeter 280”. Quilter’s hands move the fabric. This is not a long arm or short arm quilting machine.
Long Arm Quilted by Maker
Quilted by the same person that pieced the quilt. Minimum perimeter 280”. Computer or pattern may be used. Machine glides on a carriage frame. Fabric is still.
Long Arm Quilted By Other
Quilted by a different person than the maker. Minimum perimeter 280”. Computer or pattern may be used. Machine glides on a carriage frame. Fabric is still.
Long Arm Hand Guided
Quilted by maker or other. Minimum perimeter 280”. Quilter hand guides the machine as it glides on a carriage frame. No pattern or computer assistance. Fabric is still.
Hand Embroidery is the main focus of the quilt. Minimum perimeter 240”.
Applique is the main focus of the quilt. Any type of applique (hand stitched, needle turned, raw edges, fused, decorative machine stitched, etc.) Minimum perimeter 240”.
Three or more techniques are the focus of the quilt. Techniques may include: crazy quilting, trapunto, paper pieced, embroidery, machine embroidery, applique, beading. This list is not inclusive. Minimum perimeter 240”.
Miniature is to scale. Maximum of 24 inches on a side with the maximum block size at 4 inches square.
Small Quilt or Wall Hanging
Maximum perimeter is 140”
Medium Quilt or Wall Hanging
Perimeter is greater than 140”, and less than 210”
Large Wall Hanging
Perimeter is greater than 210” and is less than 280”.
Maximum perimeter is 240”. Must have a juvenile/baby theme
Fashion, Bags, Decorations, or Miscellaneous
May need to fold to display
Original Art Quilt
One of a kind, non-traditional and designed completely by the maker.
FQG Members only. Members participate in a Challenge as part of the quilt show and tied to the theme “Garden Party”.
Can be sponsored by a member if member helped in the process. Display only. Under 18 years old. Not required to attend kids camp to enter.
Brown Bag Challenge
We share the Challenge with Bigfork Quilt Guild every year. Item from any year that has not been previously shown. Display only. Bigfork Guild members can enter with no costs in this category.
Best of Show Ribbon – Viewer’s Choice from all categories except Junior Quilter and Brown Bag Challenge