Call for Entries: VMQG Special Exhibit at Northwest Quilting Expo

The Northwest Quilting Expo is happening in Portland, OR from September 19 through 21, 2013. We are absolutely thrilled to have been invited to participate in the Northwest Quilting Expo in a very special way, as a group featured in a Special Exhibit at the show!

Members, we want your modern quilts! If you’ve never entered your quilt in a show before, this is the perfect opportunity to try it out. The exhibit isn’t juried, and no one will be judging your work. This is a great opportunity to show what Modern Quilting is all about, and how awesome we VMQG members are.

To enter your quilt in the special exhibit, please complete and submit this form (click for link) and email a clear photo of your quilt to by July 31.

Here are some answers to questions you may have:

How many quilts can I enter? You can enter as many as you like, but we can’t promise there will be room in the exhibit for all of them. Every member will have their first choice quilt in the exhibit. If there is still room, we’ll go through the entries a second time and take one quilt from each member’s submissions and so on through the entries until the exhibit is full or there are no more entries.

Is my quilt good enough to enter? Yes! Choose a quilt you’re proud to send as a representation of modern quilting and the VMQG.

Can I make a mini quilt? Sure! There’s no minimum size, but all quilts need to have a 4″ hanging sleeve to work with the hanging system at the show. Tutorial here and here. If you are in a pinch, the sleeve can be pinned on as opposed to stitched on.

My quilt won’t be finished by July 31 – can I enter it anyway? Yes, but it should probably be at a stage where a photo of it gives a decent representation of the final product (i.e. blocks on a design wall vs. a stack of fabric). Be sure to have it finished for delivery at the September 16th VMQG meeting.

Are you going to make me put a label on it? Yep. For safety and to avoid heartache should the unthinkable happen, please put a label with your name and contact information on the back of your quilt.

Do I have to ship my quilt(s) to Portland? No, two VMQG members will be driving the quilts down and bringing them back. All you need to do is have them done by the September 16 VMQG meeting at the latest.

If you’ve got any questions, comment here or email

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