Quilt Entry Rules
1All quilt entries must be constructed of fabric and quilted by hand or machine. No tied quilts or comforters will be accepted.
2No "cheater cloth" or preprinted quilts will be accepted.
3No quilts previously exhibited in a Broward or Palm Beach County quilt show since March 2011 are eligible for entry.
4Entrant's name must be permanently attached to the back of the quilt. Whipstitch a piece of fabric to cover the label.
5All quilts must contain a 4" sleeve at the top edge from which the quilt will be hung. Bed-sized quilts must have the sleeve attached 86" from the bottom edge of the quilt so that the quilt will not touch the floor.
6Each entry must be received in its own cloth casing, such as a pillowcase. This casing must be permanently marked with the entrant's name, address and phone number. No exceptions.
7Entry forms, pictures and payment must be received by Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Submissions may be made via mail or internet.
8Quilt Collection will be Thursday, February 21, 2013, between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. at Plantation Community Church, 6501 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL 33317. Be sure to pick up your receipt for each quilt you enter.
9Your Artist's statement must be 50 words or less. Excess language will be truncated.
10If the entry is shipped, it must be received by February 12, 2013. The cost for return shipping and insurance is the responsibility of the entrant. Please enclose a Pre-Paid Shipping Label or a Mailing Label with a check made out to Broward Quilt Expo, Inc. for the cost of return shipping . Don't use foam peanuts as a filler!
11Attach to the quilt entry form: two (2) non-returnable, full-view color photos of your entry for identification and insurance purposes.
12No ribbons or awards may be displayed on or near your quilt unless awarded at the current BQE show.
13Judged Quilts: A non-refundable entry fee of $10 per quilt for members of sponsoring guilds and $15 per quilt for all other entrants must accompany each entry form. Submit only one form per quilt entry.
14Challenge Quilts: The entry is free. You must submit an entry form with the quilt.
15Exhibit Only Quilts: A non-refundable entry fee of $8 per quilt must accompany each entry form. The quilts may be of any size and all of the above rules apply.
16Broward Quilt Expo reserves the right to refuse to hang any quilt that exhibits poor quality construction, has been misrepresented by the photos, is soiled or stained, or does not adhere to the entry rules and size restrictions. Broward Quilt Expo also reserves the right to change the category of any entry if deemed more appropriate.
17If you are entering more than 1 quilt or entering a quilt and registering for a workshop, please include all money in one check. Attach a note as to what the check includes. (This does not apply if quilt entry and workshop registrations are done online.)
18Quilt pick-up will be after the show on Saturday, March 16, 2013, after 5:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Auditorium. You must present the receipt that you were given at the Quilt Collection to pick up your quilt(s). Mail entries will be shipped back to the owners within ten (10) days after the end of Broward Quilt Expo 2013.
19By entering, you give permission to Broward Quilt Expo, Inc. to photograph your quilt for use in event-related publicity (i.e. prize-winning quilts posted on BQE website).
Send entry to: Broward Quilt Expo, Inc Download Quilt Entry Form
Ship quilts to:
Broward Quilt Expo, Inc.
c/o Judy Kaplan
10346 NW 4th Street
Coral Springs, FL 33071