- A full view photo of your quilt with all four corners visible (image must be jpeg less than 10 MB)
- A detail image of your quilt showcasing your best work (image must be jpeg less than 10 MB)
- A head shot of yourself, from the shoulders up (image must be less than 10 MB)
- Size of your quilt in width and length
- If your quilt is not your original design, you will need to provide the pattern or design information. You will also need to upload a copy of your design permission. (Must be scanned as one document, less than 10 MB)
- If your quilt is valued over $1,000, you must upload a copy of your appraisal. (Must be scanned as one document, less than 10 MB)
- Optional: Name and email address of your local newspaper.
- For more information on categories and rules, click here.
- For more information on the required photos, click here.
- For more information on design permission, click here.
Are you having trouble uploading your photo?
Make sure your photo is saved as a jpeg and under 10 MB. Depending on your network, it may take several minutes to complete the upload. It may appear that nothing is happening, but try waiting 2 -3 minutes to see if it uploads successfully.
This site is not compatible with iPads, tablets, or smart phones. Also, Mac users often have trouble uploading photos into the program. (Mac users have reported more success when using a browser other than Safari.) A PC is recommended for the best results.
The most common reason to receive an error when trying to upload a photo for the contest is not allowing enough time for the photo to upload. Depending on your network, it may take several minutes to complete the upload. It may appear that nothing is happening, but try waiting 2 -3 minutes to see if it uploads successfully.
Another common problem when trying to upload photos is because the photo is too large. (The photo must be smaller than 10MB.) Also, the photo must be saved as a jpeg.
This site runs your name and email through the membership database. If your membership is current, you automatically receive member pricing. Please note that your name and email must match exactly as it is listed in the membership database. (You can check your membership name and email here.)
If your quilt is a completely original design, not based on anyone else’s patterns, photographs, or artwork, you do not need to worry about getting anyone’s permission before displaying your quilt. If your quilt is strictly for your own use and enjoyment, and will not be displayed publicly, used commercially, or sold, you also do not have to seek any permissions.
If your quilt is based on anyone else’s patterns, photographs, or artwork, and is visible and identifiable in your work, even though it might not be exactly the same, you still need to ask their permission. Seeking permission does not have to be intimidating or difficult, a simple e-mail or short letter is all that is needed. Contact information is usually available through the book, magazine, or pattern company, and may even be printed in the book, magazine, or on the pattern. Often, designers, photographers, and artists have their own websites with contact information posted. Tell the artist/designer that you have made a quilt from their pattern/artwork, attach a photo, and ask their permission to enter and display it in the show, and to publish photographs with proper credit. For more information on design permission click here.
Accept, Reject or Undecided, make a comment, or suggest a category change. Each category is worked separately, and then a second round begins with the Undecided entries.
This continues until all three jurors accept the number of quilts that we have room to display.
We will hold quilts between Daytona, Lancaster, and Spring Paducah. After Spring Paducah, all quilts are shipped home. (There is over 3 months before the next contest.) We will also hold quilts between Grand Rapids, Fall Paducah, and Des Moines. After Des Moines, all quilts are shipped home.
Quilt Packaging Instructions:
* Be sure your quilt has a label with your name, address, and quilt title on the back.
* Pack the quilt in a plastic bag, inside a sturdy box.
* Identification Card: Write the title of your quilt, your name, address, and phone number on a 3″ x 5″ card and place inside the box with your quilt.
* Address Card: Write your name, return address, and phone number on a 3″ x 5″ card for shipping and place in an envelope. Tape the envelope to the outside of your plastic bag so it is visible when we open the box. Write your quilt number (provided in the guide) on the front of the envelope.
* In large bold print, write your quilt number (provided in the guide) on the top of the outside of the box, near the address.
Our hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. When dropping off your quilt please ask for Andrea or Terry to check in your quilt and deliver it to the correct location. It is also a good idea to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org the day you are delivering your quilt so we know to be watching for it.
Our physical address is:
5801 Kentucky Dam Rd
AQS Box – As soon as we receive your quilt, we discard your package (box or tube) and move your quilt over into a brand-new, specially designed AQS box. Your selection determines the box/packaging your quilt will be in both before and after the show. On the final day of the show when we return your quilt to the box, your quilt is ready to ship.
My Box/Tube – Your quilt will remain it’s original packaging both before and after the show.
Attn: Andrea Ray-Ribbon
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002
Please specify the contest entered when requesting a ribbon.
If you received the show book in your quilt box but do not see the label or comment card, check inside the show book (where these items are placed) and under the flaps on the bottom of the box where smaller items slide and hide.
Please note: Comment cards are only provided for the Paducah Contest.