33rd Annual Pemberville Quilt Show

Sponsored by the Pemberville-Freedom Area Historical Society and located at Pemberville Elementary School
120 E. College Ave.
Pemberville, Ohio 43450
August 16-19, 2017
Co-chairs: Beth Sanders and Becky Burdue, quiltmakerb@aol.com or 419-287-4619

Join our local quilting guilds each day of the show! Members will be on hand to answer question, demonstrate their quilting abilities, and talk about all things quilty!

Entries accepted - Tuesday 3-7 p.m.; Judging - Wednesday  9 a.m.
Quilt Show Hours - Wednesday, 6-8 p.m..
Maumee Bay Country Quilt Guild Day - Saturday, Noon-6 p.m.
Quilt Pick-up - Saturday 7-8 p.m.

Quilts must be entered in one of the quilted categories as stated. Final determination of the quilted category may be made by the Quilt Show Committee. Quilt size is a consideration only in the miniature category. All other categories will be determined by technique or intended use, not size. Please note that tied quilts will not be accepted at the Quilt Show, but will be welcome at the Needlework venue located in the Legion Hall. The only exception will be for the Junior Class.

Entry form (PDF) may be downloaded and printed by clicking here or you may obtain one during event entry.
More information on judging criteria (PDF) may be accessed by clicking here.
Additional information on category definitions (PDF) may be accessed by clicking here.

Categories, Classes & Techniques

Quilting Methods:
~ Hand Quilted
~ Machine-Domestic
~ Machine-Computerized Long-Arm
~ Machine-Non-computerized Long-Arm

1. Bed Quilts-A quilt intended to be used on a bed.
2. Wall-Hangings-A quilt intended to be hung on the wall.
3. Baby Quilts-Crib size or smaller quilts that are designed for babies  and young children.
4. Miniatures-Miniatures are scaled down versions of large quilt  designs. Total size should be 400 sq. inches (20"x20") or less.
5. Group Quilt-A quilt constructed by three or more people and  quilted by one or more people from the group (not professionally quilted).
6. Clothing & Accessories-This category can be any quilted item that  may be worn (a jacket) or is functional in day-to-day life (a purse or tote) or is used in household decoration (a table runner).
7. 2017 Quilting Challenge-See guidelines below.

~ Pieced-Piecing predominates over other techniques in amount or effect.
~ Appliqué-Appliqué predominates over other techniques in amount or effect.
~ Open Class-Quilts that contain one or more special techniques such as whole cloth, embroidery, cross-stitch, painting or other surface design techniques not included in the categories above.

Display quilts:
~ Junior quilts are made by young quilters, ages 16 and under. Quilt tops must have been pieced by the youth and can be quilted or tied. Please note the quilter's age on the entry form. This category is for exhibit only and will not be judged. If the young quilter would like his/her work to be judged, it should be entered in the categories above.
~ Antique quilts are quilts that are 50 years old or older and display the art of quilt-making in technique, form and function. No machine quilted items, please. This category is for exhibit only and will not be judged.

2017 Pemberville Free-Fair Quilt Show Challenge A Pincushion Raffle!
This year you will be making pincushions! And to add some fun, you may choose to donate your pincushion to our raffle. Tickets can be earned (by entering your pincushion in the quilt show, winning ribbons, etc.) as well as purchased. Each ticket can be used to enter to win your favorite pincushion from those entered in the raffle! You may choose not to enter your pincushion in the raffle--that's okay! Your item will still be judged and placed on display for the duration of the show and available to take home after pick-up on Saturday.

Use the fabric provided by Beth Sanders at Alpaca Flats, LLC to make any kind of pincushion. Fabric is available at Beeker’s General Store during regular business hours. One piece of free fabric per person, please.

You may use any piecing technique; embroidery and embellishments are a great addition; be creative in your display!
Ribbons will be awarded for Best of Class, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Follow us on Facebook @PembervilleQuiltShow for Quilt Show updates, forms, and links to our Quilt Show Challenge Ideas board on Pinterest!

Quilt Show Rules
1. Entries will be accepted on Tuesday, Aug. 15th from 3-7 p.m. There is no entry fee.
2. Judging will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 16th at 9 a.m. and will be closed to the public. Please respect that all decisions of the judges are final.
3. All entries and awards can be picked up on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 7-8 p.m.
~ The quilt show will be closed on Saturday from 6-7 p.m. for quilt take-down.
~ Claim checks MUST be shown to receive items.
~ All quilted items and awards not claimed by Saturday at 8pm will be held by the chairpersons until a time can be arranged for the entrant to pick up the items at the chairpersons' convenience. To make arrangements, please call Beth Sanders at 419-287-4619.
4. Awards will be given as follows:
~ Best of Show in each of the four quilted categories
~ Best of Class and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each of the classes
~ People's Choice - Fat Quarter Pack sponsored by Alpaca Flats LLC
~ Best Hand-Quilting-$50 given in memory of Arvella Sander and sponsored by the Pemberville Historical Society

Vendors areas will be available!
We are very excited to be able to provide individual quilters, as well as professional quilters and shop owners, with an area to sell your quilting items! Space is limited, so call early! Rates will be as follows:

$25-Quilters selling their own hand-made items.
$50-Professional quilters or shop owners selling quilting supplies such as fabric, notions, etc., or finished items.

~ Reservations for a space must be made before the week of the fair.
~ Payment is due before set-up.
~ Vendors will be permitted to set up their space from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
~ Vendors are responsible for managing their own space. Vending is permitted during quilt show hours only.
~ Vending areas must be taken down by 8 pm on Saturday.

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Beth Sanders at quiltmakerb@aol.com or 419-287-4619.

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