Please Read Carefully!

  • All quilt entries must be submitted not later than May 15, 2022. Quilt entries submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than May 14, 2022. No late entries will be accepted. 
  • Only 100 quilts will be accepted in the Judged Quilts Division. 
  • An individual may enter a combined total of four quilts
    • An individual is limited to the entry of two quilts in the Judged Quilts Division.
    • An individual is limited to the entry of one item in the “Maine Seas First Light” Challenge. 
    • Quilts displayed virtually at Maine Quilts 2020 or Maine Quilts 2021 may be displayed in Maine Quilts 2022.
  • Quilts may not have been previously exhibited at Maine Quilts except by special request.
  • Original or Traditional quilts may be offered for sale. Interested buyers can fill out a “Quilt for Sale Contact Information Form” at the quilt show information table so that the quilt maker can contact potential buyers after the quilt show.
  • If you used a pattern or other designer’s work protected by copyright, permission to display your quilt is required, and source information must be listed. This includes published or unpublished patterns or designs, quilts you made from a pattern provided to you in a workshop, kits containing a pattern, or blocks of the month. Check publications or websites for “terms for use” or a similar statement for specific permission to display. If in doubt, ask for permission.
  • Other instances that may require permission to display: 
    • Embroidery designs you purchased or “free” designs you downloaded. 
    • “Free” clip art, “free” quilt patterns, or other pictures you found online. 
    • Advertising or other pictures you found in a publication. 
    • The designer has passed away. Generally speaking, copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years. You may need to seek permission from the designer’s estate.
  • Maine Quilts has a Blanket Permission list of designers/publishers who have already granted permission to display. 
  • The submission of any quilt is deemed to include a statement that the quilter has obtained written permission from any holder of a copyright for the design or other elements of the quilt. Such permission will permit the quilter to display the quilt publicly and allow it to be photographed. Maine Quilts reserves the right, in its discretion, to ask any quilter to furnish a copy of such permission. This applies to chapter/group challenge entries as well as individual entries.
  • All quilts, including chapter/group challenge quilts, must contain quilting, except those made by children or those traditionally not quilted, such as crazy quilts or Cathedral Windows. 
  • Each quilt must have a label that includes the quilter’s name and title of the quilt and is sewn onto the quilt back.
  • Each quilt must have a hanging sleeve with at least a 4” opening and have top and bottom sewn securely to the quilt back. 
    • Top of sleeve must be no more than 88” from the bottom of the quilt. 
    • All quilts larger than 15” x 15” must have hanging sleeves. 
    • Entries received without sleeves or sleeves improperly attached will not be accepted.
  • Chapter Challenge and Group Entry Guidelines and forms are available online or from the Quilt Registrar.
  • Chapter challenge/group mini-challenges must be sewn or pinned to a backing (provided by chapter/group). The backing must have a label with Challenge Contact Name and Challenge Title. Backing must be no longer than 88”. 
  • Quilts that require special handling (fragile embellishments, special hanging apparatus, cannot be folded, etc.) must be approved prior to entry by the Quilt Registrar. Framed pieces will not be accepted.
  • Maine Quilts reserves the right to refuse entries that cannot be photographed for Maine Quilts archival purposes, are not suitable for the general audience, have sharp objects or do not meet the entry guidelines. 
  • Entrants are solely responsible for insuring their quilt(s).
  • Entrants are not required to be a member of PTQG in order to submit quilts.

DO NOT DELIVER OR SHIP YOUR QUILT(S) AT THIS TIME.

  • Entrants are responsible for:
    • Delivering their quilt(s) to their selected site on Saturday, July 23 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 
      • Delivery sites are NOT prepared to accept quilts at any other time; please do not ask them.
      • Each quilt must be delivered in a separate cloth bag marked with the entrant’s name, address and phone number. (See “Quilt Delivery and Return” on the website for complete information.) OR
    • Shipping quilts to arrive July 9-19. See (“Quilt Delivery and Return” on the website for complete information.)
  • Each entrant (except for shipped quilts) will receive their receipt(s), quilt number(s) and pick up number on quilt Delivery Day.
  • No work may be withdrawn prior to the close of the show on Saturday, July 30.

Entrants are responsible for picking up their quilts at the Augusta Civic Center on Saturday, July 30, between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. or making arrangements to have them shipped back. Contact Suzy Swetz at meqltr1@hotmail.com to make arrangements to have your quilt(s) shipped back to you. 

Questions about entering a quilt? Contact the Quilt Registrar, Sue Rapalus, at quiltsreg@mainequilts.org.