HIGHER GROUND FAIR QUILT SHOW

Welcome to the 2021 Higher Ground Fair Quilt Show!

Saturday, September 18, 9 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, September 19, 9 AM - 4 PM

 

Join us for a regional quilting show, showcasing quilters from across the Rocky Mountain Region! Bringing quilters together, educating fairgoers about the intricacies of quilting, and inspiring the next generation of quilters.​ 

Interested in participating at Higher Ground Fair 2021? 

We are accepting applications! Apply today!

Admission:

The Quilt Show is located in Higher Ground Fair’s Artisan Marketplace. Admission to the Quilt Show is included in the General Higher Ground Fair ticket and ALL Quilt Show Participants get FREE Higher Ground Fair Weekend Tickets.

 

Submissions for Quilt Show:

Quilts submitted for the 2021 Higher Ground Fair Quilt Show will be judged by Cindy Brick. Prizes will be awarded to places 1st, 2nd, and 3rdin each of the seven categories. $10 judging fee per quilt per category. $25 judging fee for three or more quilts. Details can be found below. 

Submissions for Display only:

Quilts submitted for display will also need to be submitted through the Quilt Show Entry form and will be reviewed. No fee for display only. Space is limited.

 

Judge and Appraisals for all Quilts by Cindy Brick. 

To schedule an Appraisal at the submit the Appraisal Form to info@highergroundfair.org

If you are interested in doing a demonstration, giving a presentation or selling some of your quilting materials, please submit a participant application.

 

QUILT SHOW SUBMISSION DETAILS

 

Quilt Entry Guidelines

 

  • Quilter(s) may submit their completed work by submitting an entry form, 2 digital photos, and the story behind the quilt.

  • Quilter(s) must be located within one of the six the Rocky Mountain states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, and the Native First Nations of the region.

  • Quilts may be entered in a maximum of two (2) categories. 

  • Quilts must be no larger than 95" in width and 95" in length (size restriction does not apply to Display Only Submissions)

  • All quilts must remain on display until 4 p.m. Sunday, September 19, 2021.

  • Two photos must be submitted with the entry:

  • A full-view photo of the completed quilt showing all four corners of the quilt. No part of the quilt may be obscured.

  • A photo of the entrant(s) from the shoulders up. If a group is submitting, please use a photo that includes all of the participants.

  • A brief narrative of the quilt must be uploaded with an entry including but not limited to: Materials used and where they are from geographically, start and completion date, the technique used, type of quilt, and inspiration for the design.

  • Quilts must be clean, free of odor, and in excellent condition. Quilts that are soiled, torn, or incomplete will be disqualified for both entry and display.

  • Quilts will be accepted for sale. If you are interested in selling your quilt, indicate it and the price on the registration form.

Quilts must arrive no later than 6 PM THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16

Payments are due when quilts are dropped off on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16

Entry forms may be mailed/emailed to

Email: info@highergroundfair.org

Mail: Higher Ground Fair Head Office, 968 North 9th Street, Laramie, WY 82072

QUILT SHOW CATEGORIES

 

  • Hand Quilted: Quilt must be predominantly completed by hand; quilts can be any technique; at least 75% of quilting must be done by hand.

  • Machine Quilted: Quilt must be predominantly completed by either a moveable machine, stationary machine, or both.

  • First Quilt - Youth: Quilt must be predominantly made by someone between the ages of 4 and 18. 

  • First Quilt - Adult: Quilt must be predominantly made by someone between the ages of 19 and 60.

  • First Quilt - Elder: Quilt must be predominantly made by someone aged 61 or older. 

  • Collaborative Quilt: Made by two (2) or more quilters. Names of each participant must be included in the entry form.

  • Heritage Quilt: For display only. Antique or historical quilts are eligible. Dates of any alteration to the original (restoration, repairs, etc.) must be listed in the entry form.