47th Annual Utah Quilt Show 

Due to the uncertainties with COVID-19 and in concern for the safety of our visitors and the larger quilt community, we along with the Utah Valley Quilt Guild Show Committee, have decided to postpone the 47th Annual Utah Quilt Show until Summer 2021.

We are so sad we will be unable to feature your quilts this summer and look forward to a time when we can all celebrate Utah quilting together again! If you are on social media please consider following the Museum on Instagram and Facebook where we will share favorite quilts from years past.

Thank you for continuing to support the Springville Museum of Art and our Annual Utah Quilt Show! It is one of the most beloved Museum traditions and we can’t wait until next year when we will be able to host it again. 




July 17, 2021 - September 18, 2021

This juried exhibition features quilts of all styles and sizes created by some of the State’s finest quilters. Presented by the Springville Museum of Art and the Utah Valley Quilt Guild with support from the Corn Wagon Quilt Company.

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ELIGIBILITY 

This show is open to all current and previous Utah residents. Quilts will be pre-selected by a committee of expert quilters from the following criteria:

1.  Quilts must be made using good construction techniques.

2.  Quilts must be clean.

3.  Quilts must be no longer than 120”.

4.  Quilts must have two layers of fabric with a batting sandwiched in between, with either machine or hand quilting.

5.  Two quilts may be submitted which have not been previously entered into this show and are not more than three years old.

6.  No kits, neither full nor partial.

7.  A label must be sewn on the back bottom of the quilt with name of quilt, name of entrant, and/or who quilted it, and date completed.

8.  A hanging sleeve (see diagram) must be attached to the back of the quilt. We do not want to damage your quilt with tacks. (This sleeve is unique to this show).


Step 1—Cut a 5” strip of fabric whose length is the width of quilt top, fold it in half, press, draw a pencil line 2” below the fold.

Step 2—Lay top of fold along top of quilt just below the binding, baste with large stitches along the pencil line making sure that the basting stitches do not show on the front of the quilt. No other stitching is required. (Top and ends of hanging sleeve must be loose -- not sewn to the quilt.)

**Quilts not properly prepared for hanging following the eligibility criteria listed will be disqualified.**


HOW TO ENTER

Quilts must be brought to the Springville Museum of Art on Friday, July 9, 2021 between 10am and 4pm and Saturday July 10, 2021 between 10am and 4pm. There is a $16.00 non-refundable entry fee per quilt. Quilts must be submitted in disposable plastic bags. Pillowcases/individual carrying cases are discouraged. All paperwork must be filled out online 24 hours before quilts are brought to the Museum. Online entry forms may be accessed at www.smofa.org starting on June 14, 2021. A brief history/statement may be submitted with each quilt.  Please limit this history to 100 words or less. This history should be included with the online entry form. If you are having trouble with the online entry process, please call the Museum at 801-491-5702.


NOTIFICATION

A list of accepted quilts will be posted on www.smofa.org on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Quilters will not receive notification phone calls; they may call the Museum at 801-489-2727 on July 15 if they are unable to access the website.

AWARDS

Quality in workmanship, design, color, originality, and general appeal will be the principal criteria applied by the selection committee for admission to the show. The same criteria will also be used by the judges. There will be awards for “Best of Show”, “Best Hand Quilting,” as well as many other awards.

   

JUDGING

The Annual Springville Museum of Art Quilt Show is a juried competition. Quilts are screened by a panel of experts before they are displayed in the show. After the panel qualifies the quilts, they will be displayed and the quilts will be judged for ribbons/awards by qualified judges. Each quilt participating in the exhibition will receive critique feedback from the judges.

47th Annual Quilt Show Judges TBD