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PNQE 2024 Quilt Competition

Price: $40.00
ID Number : PA24Comp

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Innovative
Traditional
Modern
Wall
2024
2023
2022
Hand Pieced
Machine Pieced
Not Applicable
Hand Appliqued
Machine Appliqued
Not Applicable
Hand Quilted
Machine Quilted
Longarm Quilted
Yes
No
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Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza Quilt Competition

IMPORTANT: Before starting your competition entry, please log in to your QuiltFest account or create a QuiltFest accountClick here to create a new QuiltFest account.

Competition Rules (Please Read Carefully)

1. Open to all, but must be the work of the person or group applying to the competition. Limit of 2 entries per person or group to the full-size Quilt Competition (Innovative/Traditional/Mid-Century Mod), and limit of 2 entries per person or group to the Wall Quilt Competition. Family members/permanent employees of show management or sponsors are not eligible. Quilts must be constructed and quilted by the person(s) named on the entry form. Note: To be eligible for a Best Workmanship Award, the entry must be quilted by the entrant(s).

2. Quilts and wall quilts only. Entry must be quilted by hand, sewing machine, or longarm machine. To be eligible for a Best Workmanship Award, the entry must be quilted by the entrant(s). No kits or tied quilts. Quilts must be greater than or equal to 1900 square inches. Mid-Century Mod Quilts must be greater than or equal to 1024 square inches. There is no maximum size for quilt entries. Wall quilts must be less than 1900 square inches, but greater than or equal to 576 square inches.

3. PNQE (Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza) and its jurors and/or judges reserve the right to move an entry to a category other than the one in which it was entered without notifying the entrant. Final category placement will be at the discretion of the jurors and/or judges.

4.  Quilts winning Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Place or a Sewing Machine award at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, QuiltFest Greenville, Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, or the Pacific International Quilt Festival are not eligible to be judged.

5. Entries must have been finished in 2022, 2023, or 2024 and be in excellent condition.

6. Entry must have a 4” sleeve casing as well as a cloth label with the name, address, and telephone number of the entrant securely sewn to the back.

7. Ship the entry in a secure carton. Place the item in a sturdy plastic bag. Do not use packing pellets/peanuts of any type. The cost of return shipping and insurance in return transit will be the responsibility of PNQE. The original carton will be used to return the item via UPS or another promoter-designated carrier. Please remove all old shipping labels from the carton prior to shipping.

8. Entries must be available for display at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, September 12-15, 2024, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA.

9. If a quilt is to be hand-delivered to the festival and/or picked up from the festival, the show management company must be notified in writing before August 21, 2024.

10. If accepted, images become the property of PNQE for publicity and/or publication use.

11. Prize winners will receive awards within thirty (30) days of the close of the event. Viewer’s Choice will be announced on quiltfest.com.

12. Filing of your signed application signifies agreement with these conditions.

13. The awarding of any prize makes the entry ineligible for any lesser prize. Viewer’s Choice award is exempt from this rule.


IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a National Competition and is open only to residents of the United States.

Contest Calendar


July 29, 2024 - Online Entry Deadline
Online entry submission and non-refundable entry fee for each item entered must be received no later than July 29, 2024.

ENTRY FEE$40.00 (includes return shipping). If paying by check, please make it payable to Mancuso Show Management. Quilts shipped in tubes require an additional $20 return shipping fee.

August 2, 2024
Notification of the decision of Jurors and instructions for quilt shipment will be mailed to entrants on August 2, 2024.

August 14 - August 28, 2024
Accepted entries must be shipped or delivered to PNQE's designated location for judging and exhibition. Shipped entries are not to arrive prior to Wednesday, August 14 nor later than Wednesday, August 28, 2024.

Quilt Return
Quilts will be returned by UPS (or another promoter-designated carrier) and shipped within 5 business days of the festival's close. The cost of shipping will be paid by PNQE. Items will be insured for $1,000 US each on return shipping.

Terms & Conditions
Entry of the above item means that I will abide by the rules and decisions of the judges. I/We acknowledge that Mancuso Show Management will take every precaution to protect this quilt, but understand that show management cannot be responsible for acts of nature, casualty, war, government regulation, civil disorder, terrorism, disaster, strikes, or any other cause of emergency beyond their control.

INSURANCE: Quilts are not covered for floods and earthquakes. Any entry valued at greater than $1,000 up to a maximum of $5,000 for insurance coverage, must be accompanied by an acceptable insurance appraisal from a certified appraiser of quilts and quilted textiles uploaded with the entry form. If a written appraisal is not included, your quilt will be insured for $1,000. 

PHOTOGRAPHY/IMAGES: As an entrant, my signature grants Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza and its designated sponsors the right to photograph my quilt for publication, advertising, or promotional use. Images of accepted quilts become the property of the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

*Social Security number will be required if prize money is awarded.