SMP Quilting Festival

JAN 26-MAR 3

     SUBMISSIONS


MAR 4-MARCH 14

     QUILT SHOWING

     + VIEWERS CHOICE VOTING


MARCH 11-15

     FEST DAYS

MEET THE SPECIAL EDUCATORS & JUDGES (COMING SOON!)

ABOUT

SMP VIRTUAL QUILT FEST 2024

GENERAL INFORMATION
Welcome to the SMP Virtual Quilting Festival, 2024!

We are excited to offer a 5-day celebration of quilts and their makers. During the online quilt festival, and throughout the contest we will be holding giveaways and collecting entries for the grand prize, a Dream Studio!

DATES

JAN 26-MAR 3

SUBMISSIONS

MAR 4-MAR 14

QUILT SHOWING  

+ VIEWERS CHOICE VOTING

MARCH 11-15

FEST DAYS   

VOTING
You may vote once for your favorite quilt.

Please feel free to share to your social media accounts and invite others to join the fun! Our contest is completely viewer's choice voting and there will be an award for who gets the most votes. Everyone is invited!

PROFESSIONAL JUDGED VOTING
Your quilts will also be judged by an industry professional!

A separate winner and prize will be voted upon by a panel of experts and industry professionals. The quilt that gets the most votes from these professional experts will be awarded with a prize picked via industry professionals.

LIVESTREAM

Come back here or join us on Facebook or YouTube live, each day, during the 5 days of interactive livestreaming. Our panelists and hosts will be showcasing quilting machines, notions and expertise, we’ll be sharing tips and tricks, some history and master classes.

THE SMP VIRTUAL QUILT FEST
SCHEDULE of EVENTS
CLICK ON DAY TO SEE SCHEDULE
Follow the daily line-up here. 5 Days of Festival fun!
DAY 1

TIME PRESENTER COMPANY/PRODUCT
8:00AM Stream Warm-up SMP
8:15AM to 8:30AM Blaine Austin Introductions
8:30AM to 9:00AM Melinda Romero & Katherine Burrell Grace TrueCut
9:00AM to 9:30AM Miriam Coffey Janome M6
9:30AM to 10:00AM Shauna Westergard Handi Quilter Moxie XL
10:00AM to 10:30AM Nicole Gilbert RNK Quilter's Select
10:30AM to 11:00AM Bethanne Nemesh Colorful Yarn Couching
11:00AM to 11:30AM Aubrey Butler Robotics
11:30AM to 12:00PM Sara Vetser Brother Print Moda
12:00PM to 12:30PM Becky Thompson King Quilter ll Elite 18
12:30PM to 1:00PM Kelly Latreille Juki TL2000 / Fabric Frame
1:00PM to 1:30PM Barb Lewis Baby Lock Triumph
1:30PM to 2:00PM Janna Mathews & Jarek Erznonik Grace Little Rebel Sewing & Push Quilting
2:00PM to 2:30PM TBA Reliable
2:30PM to 3:00PM Shauna Westergard Handi Quilter Pro Stitcher Lite
3:00PM to 3:30PM Carrie Hanson King Quilter Elite 16
3:30PM to 4:00PM Blaine Austin Give-a-ways
DAY 2

TIME PRESENTER COMPANY/PRODUCT
8:00AM Stream Warm-up SMP
8:15AM to 8:30AM Blaine Austin Introductions
8:30AM to 9:00AM Allegra Erznoznik & Julie Slesser Grace QCT6 Edge to Edge
9:00AM to 9:30AM Sam Fung Elna 792 Pro Rulers & ASR
9:30AM to 10:00AM Shauna Westergard Handi Quilter Amara 20
10:00AM to 10:30AM Drea Goodine RNK Applique Tips & tricks
10:30AM to 11:00AM Edyta Sitar Kitchen Towel Project
11:00AM to 11:30AM Jill Repp AccuQuilt/June Taylor
11:30AM to 12:00PM Rosemary Castillo-Sartin Brother XJ2
12:00PM to 12:30PM Aubrey Butler Robotics
12:30PM to 1:00PM Kelly Latreille Juki Ricoh Ri100
1:00PM to 1:30PM Michelle Hall Baby Lock Ballad
1:30PM to 2:00PM Melinda Romero & Mark Martin Grace Little Rebel & Cutie Breeze
2:00PM to 2:30PM Belle Brunner King Quilter Sit Down
2:30PM to 3:00PM Shauna Westergard Handi Quilter Pro Stitcher Premium
3:00PM to 3:30PM Mary Beck Bernette B68
3:30PM to 4:00PM Blaine Austin Give-a-ways
DAY 3

TIME PRESENTER COMPANY/PRODUCT
8:00AM Stream Warm-up SMP
8:15AM to 8:30AM Blaine Austin Introductions
8:30AM to 9:00AM Allegra Erznonik & Janna Mathews Grace QCT6 Plus
9:00AM to 9:30AM Sam Fung Elna 782 Plus
9:30AM to 10:00AM Kristina Whitney & Kim Sandberg Handi Quilter Moxie 15
10:00AM to 10:30AM Nicole Gilbert RNK Quilter's Select
10:30AM to 11:00AM Jane Hauprich Making Feathers
11:00AM to 11:30AM Stacey Lewey Sew Steady
11:30AM to 12:00PM Coleen Swettman Brother PRS-100
12:00PM to 12:30PM Aubrey Butler Robotics
12:30PM to 1:00PM Kelly Latreille Juki TL2000 / Fabric Frame
1:00PM to 1:30PM Milinda Stephenson Baby Lock Array
1:30PM to 2:00PM Anthony Widerburg & Melinda Romero Grace 16X w/ Q-Zone Queen and 2ft Extension
2:00PM to 2:30PM Harley Thomas Arrow Cabinets
2:30PM to 3:00PM Kristina Whitney & Kim Sandberg Handi Quilter Amara ST
3:00PM to 3:30PM Belle Brunner King Quilter Sit Down
3:30PM to 4:00PM Blaine Austin Give-a-ways
DAY 4

TIME PRESENTER COMPANY/PRODUCT
8:00AM Stream Warm-up SMP
8:15AM to 8:30AM Blaine Austin Introductions
8:30AM to 9:00AM Katherine Burrell & Melinda Romero Grace 16X Elite on Evolution Hoop
9:00AM to 9:30AM Miriam Coffey Janome 9410 (Pre-Recorded)
9:30AM to 10:00AM Nicholas Turcan Handi Quilter Amara 20
10:00AM to 10:30AM Drea Goodine RNK Appliques tips & tricks
10:30AM to 11:00AM Kimberly Einmo Perfect HSTs and Flying Geese
11:00AM to 11:30AM Emily Dunlap Laurastar
11:30AM to 12:00PM Coleen Swettman Brother PR650W
12:00PM to 12:30PM Aubrey Butler Robotics
12:30PM to 1:00PM Kelly Latreille Juki Miyabi J-350 w /Frame
1:00PM to 1:30PM Milinda Stephenson Baby Lock Altair 2
1:30PM to 2:00PM Jarek Erznonik & Laurel Daniels Grace QCT Pro
2:00PM to 2:30PM Harley Thomas Arrow Cabinets
2:30PM to 3:00PM Nicholas Turcan Handi Quilter Pro Stitcher Premium
3:00PM to 3:30PM Joanne Nielsen Brewer
3:30PM to 4:00PM Blaine & Jane Give-a-ways
DAY 5

TIME PRESENTER COMPANY/PRODUCT
8:00AM Stream Warm-up SMP
8:15AM to 8:30AM Blaine Austin Introductions
8:30AM to 9:00AM Laurel Daniels & Julie Slesser Grace 19X Elite on Q-Zone Hoop W/ Dual Track Upgrade
9:00AM to 9:30AM Sam Fung Elna 782 Pro Rulers & ASR
9:30AM to 10:00AM Nicholas Turcan Handi Quilter Moxie XL
10:00AM to 10:30AM Nicole Gilbert RNK Quilter's Select
10:30AM to 11:30AM Edyta, Jane, Bethann and Kimberly Meet The Judges
11:30AM to 12:00PM Cindy Hogan Brother PR1X
12:00PM to 12:30PM Becky Thompson King Quilter 18 Elite
12:30PM to 1:00PM April Yang Juki Ricoh DTG
1:00PM to 1:30PM Linda Bratten Baby Lock Allegro
1:30PM to 2:00PM Melinda Romero & Mark Martin Grace 21X Elite on Evolution Elite
2:00PM to 2:30PM Harley Thomas Arrow Cabinets
2:30PM to 3:00PM Nicholas Turcan Handi Quilter Pro Stitcher Lite
3:00PM to 4:00PM Blaine Austin Wrap up & Give-a-ways

QUILTING CONTEST

 RULES + FAQ

Picture Requirements:
*see additional information here for tips on taking good pictures of your quilt
  1. Required Pictures: Submit in this order:
    1. Full, straight-on view of your quilt front; with all four corners.
    2. Full, straight-on view of your quilt back; with all four corners.
    3. Detail of your quilt front
    4. Detail of your quilt back
    5. Detail of your quilt front binding
  2. a.Full quilt front

    a.Full quilt front

    b.Full quilt back

    b.Full quilt back

    c.Detail quilt front

    c.Detail quilt front

    d.Detail quilt back

    d.Detail quilt back

    e.Detail quilt front binding

    e.Detail quilt front binding

  3. Picture Size:

     must be shot at high resolution + under 10 MB.

Terms and Conditions *be sure to check to accept at bottom of form.
  1. Images become the property of the show sponsor for publicity and/or publication.
  2. Limit 2 entries, per person.
  3. By signing-up you agree to be added to our Newsletter.
  4. Quilt must not have been submitted in a *national level show. *Quilts Inc, AQS, etc.
  5. Quilt must have been completed after Jan 1, 2023.
  6. Prize winners will be notified via email, on March 18-22, 2024.
  7. Submission of quilt registration signifies agreement with these conditions.
  8. VQF reserves the right to remove inappropriate entries for any reason.

  9. Full terms and conditions


    SMP Virtual Quilt Fest Show Time Frame

    Show entries will be accepted JAN 26 – Mar 3
    Show Favorites will be voted on Mar 4 – Mar 14
    SMPVQF will occur March 11 – Mar 15

FAQ

What are the dates?

Sewing Machines Plus' Virtual Quilt Fest, 2024
Quilt entries accepted Jan 26 – Mar 3, 2024
Show favorites voted on Mar 4 – Mar 14, 2024
SMPVQF will occur March 11 – Mar 15, 2024

How big should my pictures be?

PICTURES must be shot at high resolution + under 10 MB.
Please see the Tips + Tricks sheet for best outcome.

What is the process for entering?

Simply submit your quilt to our form submission with our criteria and viewers such as yourself will be giving the opportunity to vote on your favorite quilt. All quilt entries require 5 photographic submissions and an artist’s statement.

Who will be judging?

YOU are the judge! Our contest is completely viewer's choice based on who gets the most votes. Contestants will enter their quilts into competition via photographic entries.

What might I win?

You will have the chance to win up to a $7,000 quilting package! We will announce the Dream Studio winner on Saturday, along with other winners of the quilt competition prizes.

What is the Festival?

We will be live streaming a quilting celebration, for 5 days, 7-8 hours a day after the open voting period! Come back here or join us on Facebook or YouTube live, each day. Our presenters and hosts will be showcasing quilting notions and equipment as well as sharing tips and tricks, some history and master classes!

What is the Dream Studio and who can enter to win it?

We will be giving away a Dream Home Studio to one lucky viewer worth up to $25,000. Anyone who submits an email to follow the contest will be automatically entered

What should you look for when wanting your quilt to win?

  1. Visual impact

    1. Visually appealing
    2. Color pallete appealing
    3. Balanced design
    4. Creativity
    5. Contrast/value engaging
    6. Proportional
  2. Piecing and Borders Workmanship

    1. Square blocks
    2. Lies flat
  3. Special Techniques and Workmanship

    1. Embroidery, beading, trapunto, appliques etc are well executed
    2. Should complement the quilt
    3. Should lie flat
  4. Quilting Workmanship

    1. Piece equally quilted, equal density throughout
    2. Quilting complements the quilt
    3. Quilting thread color(s) complement the design
  5. Finishing and Binding

    1. Quilt lies flat
    2. Appropriate to the design
CONGRATULATIONS | 2022 QUILT FEST WINNERS
 
SMP VQF | 5-DAY SHOWCASE GALLERY
 
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