SMP Quilting Festival

JAN 1-FEB 14

     SUBMISSIONS


FEB 14-MARCH 14

     QUILT SHOWING

     + VIEWERS CHOICE VOTING


MARCH 14-18

     FEST DAYS

SPECIAL EDUCATORS

Sue Bouchard

Sue has been sewing since she was four and quilting since she was twelve. She loves to design and make Modern quilts which are influenced by traditional designs. Her passion is teaching and inspiring others on their creative journey. Sue has taught at many Quilt Guilds, Quiltcon, International Festivals, as well as for Craftsy and Craftours throughout the world.

Desiree Habicht

For many years, I was fortunate enough to indulge my passion for painting fine art, murals, and faux finishes. After my daughter was critically injured by a drunk driver in 2000, I reinvented my career, starting a home based pattern and design company that would allow me to make a living while caring for my daughter (a blessing that developed out of a tragedy).

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LeAnn Hileman

LeAnn Hileman describes her style of art quilting as narrative realism, a style which has much to do with finding beauty in mandane situations and environments. She has won the Outstanding Artistry award at Road to California 2019 and both Best of Show and Viewers' Choice awards at the San Diego Quilt Show. Two of her quilts have been inducted into the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame.

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Carolina Moore

Carolina has been sewing and crafting most of my life. She loves to teach others how to quilt, sew, and use their creativity to make things!

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Carrie Hanson

I'm Carrie Hanson, the face behind Gotcha Covered Quilting. For me, quilting is a combination of pure passion, creativity, and freedom. I truly love picking fabrics, arranging colors and patterns, piecing quilt tops, and then providing the finishing touches with machine quilting.

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Bobby Norby

Shannon Fabrics Educator and travels around the country teaching Cuddle Quilt Classes. Her sewing experience goes back to High School Home Economics and the years of Stretch and Sew fabrics! She has been a quilter for over 20 years! While She enjoys the process of piecing quilts, binding is her least favorite thing to do so she has mastered the art of Faux Piping Binding.

Bobby's Website

Catherine Wilson

I have been a crafter my whole life, but didn’t take up machine sewing until just after my 17th birthday. By the time I was 21, I had declared myself a quilter. I have been teaching quilting for the past 15 years. I am a Quilt in A Day and Judy Niemeyer certified instructor. I love all types of quilting, however, most (but not all) of my classes are paper piecing based.

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Sandra Chandler

My core materials for quilting are thread and fabric, however, I often employ recycled denim, yarns, dyed fabrics, and stamps to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. I hold a B.S. in Clothing, Textiles and Design from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

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Jan Krentz

Jan Krentz is a nationally recognized quilt instructor, author and designer. Winner of the 1998 Teacher of the Year award, Jan's motivating workshops are packed with practical tips, techniques and methods to insure success. Author of Lone Star Quilts & Beyond, Hunter Star Quilts & Beyond, Diamond Quilts and Beyond, Quick Star Quilts & Beyond, and Quick Diamond Quilts.

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SPECIAL PRESENTERS

Sylvain Bergeron
Nathan Erznoznik
Eileen Roche
Stacy Lewey
David Hooke
Kimberly Sandberg
Carrie Hanson
Mark Martin
Ashley Jones
Corey Sheehan
Janna Mathews
Cindy Hogan
Kristina Whitney
Alba Fekete
LJ Erznoznik
Jarek Erznoznik
Melinda Romero
Candace Trevino
Kelly Latrielle
David Martelli
Sarah Watts
Christina Dolinar
Aimee Losee
Nate Arnesen
Denise Dowdrick
Mitzi Redd
Sam Fung
Heather Banks
Jerry Granata
Jen Alexander

ABOUT

SMP VIRTUAL QUILT FEST 2022

GENERAL INFORMATION
Welcome to the SMP Virtual Quilting Festival, 2022!

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 1-FEB 14

SUBMISSIONS

FEB 14-MARCH 14

QUILT SHOWING  

+ VIEWERS CHOICE VOTING

MARCH 14-18

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!

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 Mark Martin & Janna Mathews Q’nique 15 Pro
9:00AM to 9:30AM Cindy Hogan Brother PRS-100
9:30AM to 10:00AM Kim Sandberg & Kristina Whitney Handi Quilter - Moxie
10:00AM to 10:30AM Alba Fekete Janome 14000 & Acufil
10:30AM to 11:00AM Sue Bouchard All about Applique
11:00AM to 11:30AM Corey Sheehan King Quilter 2 Sit Down
11:30AM to 12:00PM David Hooke QBOT Robotics
12:00PM to 12:30PM David Martelli Martelli Two Tier Quilting Table
12:30PM to 1:00PM Stacy Lewey Sew Steady Quilters Bundle
1:00PM to 1:30PM Desiree Habicht Colors makes a Quilt Pop
1:30PM to 2:00PM Kim Sandberg & Kristina Whitney Handi Quilter Pro Stitcher Lite
2:00PM to 2:30PM Cindy Hogan Brother PRS-100 Free Motion Quilting
2:30PM to 3:00PM Janna Mathews& LJ Erznoznik Grace Hoop Frame
3:00PM to 3:30PM Sylvain Bergeron Bernette B79
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 Mark Martin & Jarek Erznoznik Q’nique 21
9:00AM to 9:30AM Heather Banks Brother Scan N Cut
9:30AM to 10:00AM Kim Sandberg & Kristina Whitney Handi Quilter - Amara
10:00AM to 10:30AM Alba Fekete Janome 500E & Acufil
10:30AM to 11:00AM Catherine Wilson “Grandma’s Wedding Ring” Tips and Techniques
11:00AM to 11:30AM Carrie Hanson King Quilter 2 Long Arm
11:30AM to 12:00PM David Hooke QBOT Robotics
12:00PM to 12:30PM Kelly Latreille Juki Ricoh DTG Printer
12:30PM to 1:00PM Sylvain Bergeron Bernina Quilting Feet
1:00PM to 1:30PM LeAnn Hileman Thread Painting Techniques
1:30PM to 2:00PM Kim Sandberg & Kristina Whitney Handi Quilter Pro Stitcher Lite
2:00PM to 2:30PM Sara Vetser Brother NQ1700E
2:30PM to 3:00PM LJ Erznoznik & Melinda Romero Grace Cutie Frame
3:00PM to 3:30PM Candace Trevino Baby Lock Altair
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 Janna Mathews & Kory Burrows Q’nique 19
9:00AM to 9:30AM Jerry Granata Brother PRS-100
9:30AM to 10:00AM Sarah Watts & Aimee Losee Handi Quilter - Moxie
10:00AM to 10:30AM Christina Dolinar Janome QMPRO Versa
10:30AM to 11:00AM Carolina Moore Free-motion quilting on a Domestic Machine
11:00AM to 11:30AM Carrie Hanson King Quilter 2 Sit Down
11:30AM to 12:00PM David Hooke QBOT Robotics
12:00PM to 12:30PM David Martelli Martelli Large Mat bundle
12:30PM to 1:00PM Eileen Roche DIME Weightless Quilter
1:00PM to 1:30PM Carrie Hanson Using Rulers on a Long Arm
1:30PM to 2:00PM Nate Arnesen & Denise Dowdrick Handi Quilter Capri
2:00PM to 2:30PM Jerry Granata Brother PRS-100 Free Motion Quilting
2:30PM to 3:00PM Mark Martin & Melinda Romero Grace Light Bar Accessories & thread
3:00PM to 3:30PM Jen Alexander Butler Robotics
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 Nathan Erznoznik & LJ Erznoznik Grace Quilt Motion
9:00AM to 9:30AM Heather Banks Brother Scan N Cut
9:30AM to 10:00AM Josh Ferrin & Denise Dowdrick Handi Quilter Moxie
10:00AM to 10:30AM Mitzi Redd Janome 6650
10:30AM to 11:00AM Bobbie Norby 2 Color Binding and Binding with Cuddle Fabric
11:00AM to 11:30AM Corey Sheehan King Quilter 2 Long Arm
11:30AM to 12:00PM David Hooke QBOT Robotics
12:00PM to 12:30PM Alba Fekete Juki DX4000QVP
12:30PM to 1:00PM Ashley Jones DIME Custom Quilting in My Quilt Embellisher
1:00PM to 1:30PM Catherine Wilson Paper Piecing the Easy Way
1:30PM to 2:00PM Sarah Watts & Aimee Losee Handi Quilter Pro Stitcher Lite
2:00PM to 2:30PM Sara Vetser Brother NQ1700E
2:30PM to 3:00PM Janna Mathews & Jarek Erznoznik Grace Cutie with 15 Pro
3:00PM to 3:30PM Candace Trevino Baby Lock Accolade
3:30PM to 4:00PM Blaine Austin 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 LJ Erznoznik & Jarek Erznoznik Grace TrueCut
9:00AM to 9:30AM Jerry Granata Brother PRS-100
9:30AM to 10:00AM Josh Ferrin & Aimee Losee Handi Quilter Amara
10:00AM to 10:30AM Sam Fung Janome 8200QCPSE
10:30AM to 11:00AM Jan Krentz Faux Piping with Pizazz
11:00AM to 11:30AM Kelly Latreille Juki Ricoh DTG Printer
11:30AM to 12:00PM David Hooke QBOT Robotics
12:00PM to 12:30PM David Martelli Martelli Round A Bout Bundle
12:30PM to 1:00PM Eileen Roche DIME Snap Hoop Monster
1:00PM to 1:30PM Sandra Chandler Get the Perfect Straight Stitch
1:30PM to 2:00PM Sarah Watts & Denise Dowdrick Handi Quilter Pro Stitcher
2:00PM to 2:30PM Jerry Granata Brother PRS-100 Free Motion Quilting
2:30PM to 3:00PM Mark Martin & Nathan Erznoznik Grace Q’nique 21 Pro
3:00PM to 3:30PM Carrie Hanson King Quilter ll Sit Down
3:30PM to 4:00PM Blaine Austin 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. There will be 2 categories to choose from (traditional and modern) You must choose the correct category for your quilt.
  4. Traditional Quilt: A quilt that is pieced and/or appliqued using mostly traditional techniques. This quilt will have mainly traditional patterns for blocks and construction. It could be a medallion quilt or a quilt that is based a repeating grid. It will typically have one or more borders. This would include primitive quilts, medallion quilts, paper pieced quilts.
  5. Modern/Art Quilts: A quilt that uses innovative or non-traditional construction. This quilt may have, but is not limited to: reinterpreted traditional blocks, thread painting, improv piecing, surface embellishment/design, negative space, minimalism, asymmetry, alternate grid work, or machine embroidery.
  6. By signing-up you agree to be added to our Newsletter.
  7. Quilt must not have been submitted in a *national level show. *Quilts Inc, AQS, etc.
  8. Quilt must have been completed after Jan 1, 2020.
  9. Prize winners will be notified via email, on March 18, 2022.
  10. Submission of quilt registration signifies agreement with these conditions.
  11. VQF reserves the right to remove inappropriate entries for any reason

  12. Full terms and conditions


    SMP Virtual Quilt Fest Show Time Frame

    Show entries will be accepted Jan 1 – Feb 14
    Show Favorites will be voted on Feb 14 – Mar 14
    SMPVQF will occur March 14 – Mar 18

FAQ

What are the dates?

Sewing Machines Plus' Virtual Quilt Fest, 2022
Quilt entries accepted Jan 1 – Feb 14, 2022
Show favorites voted on Feb 14 – Mar 14, 2022
SMPVQF will occur March 15 – Mar 18, 2022

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 artisit’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 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 $50,000. 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 pallet 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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