2018  Quilt Challenge
Jan
1
to Mar 1

2018 Quilt Challenge

Entry Deadline:  February 28, 2018  

"Outer Limits-A Celestial Inspiration"

Interpretation of the theme is up to you – use your imagination!

Quilts must have been made within the past year.  Quilts must be available for display from April 15, 2018 through April 1, 2019.  By entering the quilt the exhibitor agrees to allow the quilt to be displayed for educational and promotional purposes. Quilts must fit within the size requirements of not more than 30 x 48 inches and have a 4-inch hanging sleeve attached.  All identifying labels will be covered prior to judging.  Written judging evaluations are NOT provided for this contest.

GENERAL RULES:

  • Limit of one entry per individual.  Quilts must be no larger than 30 x 48 inches and include an attached 4-inch hanging sleeve.  Quilts must be in excellent condition.  Incomplete, torn, or soiled quilts do not qualify for entry or display.
  • Entered quilts will be an original design and not a copy of previous work or a design by someone else without the express permission of the original designer.
  • Quilts must have been made within the last year and completed by December 31, 2017.  Any labels will be covered prior to judging.
  • All decisions of the judges are final.  Selection of the quilts will be based on piecing and quilting technique and theme interpretation.  Awards will be announced during the 2018 Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts.

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Entry form can be found below.
  • Quilts will be mailed with a nonrefundable fee of $20.00 to cover postage and handling.
  • Quilts must be received no later than February 28, 2018.  Insurance is the responsibility of the entrant.
  • When entering a quilt in this challenge the quilter agrees for the quilt to be displayed for up to one year.  All quilts will be returned by April 15, 2019.

Prizes:  Ribbons are awarded to the top three quilts and Honorable Mention.

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2018  Bag Challenge
Jan
1
to Mar 1

2018 Bag Challenge

Entry Deadline:  February 28, 2018  

"A FUN AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY FOR ALL"

CATEGORIES ARE:

YOUTH:  For ages 8 through 16.  No registration fee.

ADULT:  Ages 17 and above.  $5.00 registration fee.

GENERAL RULES:

  •  In order to participate, you must wear your handbag during the Festival and “PARADE OF BAGS”.
  • ALL BAGS MUST BE MADE BY THE PARTICIPANT AND SHOWN BY THE PARTICIPANT.
  • Your bag must include a patchwork and/or quilting technique. It may be a tote, handbag, or any bag design of your choice.
  • ALL BAGS MUST BE REGISTERED NO LATER THAN NOON ON SATURDAY. After registration you will be handed an identifying number which must be attached to your bag and worn at all times as a way to identify you.

THE “PARADE OF BAGS” WILL BE HELD AT 2 P.M. ON SATURDAY.  TOP THREE WINNERS WILL BE BY AUDIENCE CHOICE.  FESTIVAL ATTENDEES WILL VOTE FOR THEIR FAVORITE BAG.  VOTING INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED DURING THE FESTIVAL.

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2018 Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts
Jun
20
to Jun 23

2018 Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts

Come be inspired, and share your passion and enthusiasm for quilting, while donating to a good cause!

Please join us in Alamogordo, NM for this much anticipated annual event, June 22nd and 23rd, 2018 at the Otero County Fairgrounds. Classes will be held from June 20th through the 23rd. Pam Holland returns and will bring new classes and inspiration. Sue Rasmussen, a well known diversified quilt instructor, will also share her expertise in the classes she is teaching. Ricky Tims, internationally renowned quilter and motivational instructor, will be conducting classes at our 2018 event. View Classes >

*Class participants do not need a ticket for entrance on day of class they are registered for.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor please follow the link below or download the form to review and mail in for entry. All entries must be received by May 30th, 2018 to be eligible for consideration. Download Form >

1 Day Admission
7.00
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2 Day Admission
10.00
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Ricky Tims in Concert at the Flickinger Center
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Ricky Tims in Concert at the Flickinger Center

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Join us at the Flickinger Center following the Festival for a concert by Ricky Tims.  Quilting is a relatively new interest compared to Ricky's lifelong passion for music. He is a pianist, conductor, composer, arranger, music producer, and performing/recording artist.

If you purchased Ricky's Sessions 1, 2 and 3 classes on Saturday, admission to his concert is included in the package.

Purchase this ticket only if you are NOT attending his classes.  

Ricky Tims in Concert
25.00
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