2014 Quilt Show Entry Deadline Extended

Sep 03, 2014
Mary Ann and Mary Kay with a miniature quilt.

Due to the many requests received from Franklin and surrounding communities, the Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild has extended the deadline for their 2014 quilt show entries. The deadline for entry forms is now Sept. 10.

The form needs to be accompanied by a picture of the quilt and a $5 entry fee. Quilts do not need to be finished by Sept. 10 but an accurate identification picture needs to be attached to the entry form.

Entry forms can be found at the Guild's quilt show website which is http://www.smokymtnquilters.org/page3/index.html. If there are any questions about the entry forms or rules, call the Registrar at 828 293-5004 or 828 508-7916.

Both guild members and non-members are invited to enter their quilts and wearable items,which use the quilting technique, into this show. The quilts must have been completed on or after January 2011 and not been entered in a SMQG show before.

The rest of the rules and registration guidelines are at the website. The quilt, or quilts, do not need to be turned in until show registration day, which is Sept. 29. Quilts can also be mailed to the Registrar by Sept. 15. The address is on the entry form.

There will be cash prizes and ribbons given for special award-winning categories as well as first place winners. Second place winners in each category receive gift baskets and ribbons. Ribbons in each categories will be awarded to third place winners and the judge will award honorable mentions at her discretion.

The 2014 Smoky Mountain Quilt Show will be held Oct. 2-4 at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center on the Western Carolina University Campus in Cullowhee, NC. There will many other activities as well as the show. Charlotte Angotti is the featured teacher at the Quilt Show and spaces are still available for her Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 classes She is best known for her use of color and fabric.

She has taught both nationally and internationally, owns her own quilt shop, and has a new book, “Surprise Yourself”. Friday's class deals with “Surprise Yourself” and covers learning the techniques to making the quilts in the book. Saturday's class is “The Cure” which teaches the art of color fabric choices.

The website is: http://www.smokymtnquilters.org/page3/page17/index.html. The 2014 Hoffman Challenge Indigo Collection will be displayed, items will be shown for silent auction, there will be a boutique and vendors, and the Guild's opportunity quilt winner will be drawn.