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Competition Rules



SAQG RULES and CONDITIONS For Entering Section 1:

The Competition The following are the Rules and Conditions for entering the competition and are included on the Entry Form. 

1.  All entries must be made predominantly from cloth, consisting of at least three (3) layers and be quilted through all layers or as specified. 

2.  All quilts entered must be quilted by hand, machine, or both, except for Mola, Yo-yo’s and Cathedral Window. 

3.  All entries must be in a pristine condition ready for judging and exhibition. 

4.  All entries must  be solely the  work of those named and  stated as  the Maker/s on the Entry Form. 

5.  Category Choice: Study the categories and choose carefully. The category choice is the sole  responsibility  of  the  entrant. If  a quilt  entry is  clearly  listed  in  the  wrong  category then the Festival Quilt Registrar or a Juror may consult the quilter about options to move it to a different category, or to withdraw the entry. 

6.  No quilt may be entered into more than one category. 

7.  Size: All quilts MUST fit the size requirements of the selected category. Quilts must be measured horizontally across the widest part of the quilt, and the measured length of the quilt must include any elements hanging from the quilt. 

8.  Category Criteria: Each  quilt  must  be  designed,  constructed  and  quilted  by  only  one person, with the exception of quilts entered in the Collaborative and Group categories. 

9.  Maximum number of quilt entries for competition: A maximum of four (4) entries per person is allowed, i.e. a participating quilter can enter no more than four (4) quilts into the competition. 

• Whether  you  enter  as  an  individual  or  as  a  paid/non-paid  participant  of  a Collaborative / Group / Community category, the rule of a maximum of four (4) entries also applies to these persons. 

10. Paid participants: An entrant can pay someone else for having done work on their entry but  may  only  enter  the  quilt  in  the  Collaborative  or  Group  categories.  The  name  and details of the paid entrant/quilter must also be stated on the Entry Form as one of the entrants. 

11. Machine quilted  entries:  All  entrants  who  use  a  machine  to  quilt  their  entry/s  must indicate on the Entry Form whether it is done using a Stationary Machine or a Movable Quilting Machine. See definitions below: 

a.  Stationary Sewing Machine includes the use of any sewing machine that allows the quilter  to  move  the  fabric  rather  than  the  machine  and  the  machine  sits  on  or  is mounted on a table. The stitching must predominantly use this method. 

b.  Movable Quilting Machine includes any machine that allows the quilter to move the machine head rather than the fabric and is mounted on a frame. The stitching must predominantly use this method. 

12. All  forms  of  free-motion  machine-quilted  quilts with  no  computer  assisted  elements can  be  entered  in  any  category,  whether  long-arm,  medium-arm  or  domestic  sewing machines. The BSR is not considered a computer assisted device and can be used. 

13. Quilts  using  computer-digitized  quilting  and/or  embroidery patterns  can  only  be entered  in  the  Bed  Quilt  -  Open  (Category  2)  and/or  Wall  Quilt,  Open  (Category  6) categories. Digitized and/or embroidered whole-cloth quilts must also be entered in the Bed  Quilt  -  Open  (Category  2)  and/or  Wall  Quilt,  Open  (Category  6)  categories.  All entrants must indicate on the entry form whether the quilt entry has been quilted on a machine, using digitized patterns

14. Quilt Sleeve: All quilts must have a 10cm deep sleeve sewn to the top back of the quilt, 2cm short of either side, unless otherwise stated in a specific category (e.g. Miniatures) where specific instructions will apply. Quilts with a width of 200cm or more must have an opening of 5cm in the middle of the sleeve to facilitate the hanging of the quilt. 

15. Cloth Label: All quilts must  have  a cloth label securely  sewn  to the  back  of the quilt, placed on the lower left-hand corner (viewed from the back). The label must include, in this order: the unique Quilt Entry Code (emailed to  you after completing Registration), Quilt Title, Quilt-maker(s) names, Address, Phone Number, Email and Date (or Year) the quilt was made. All the information, except for the Quilt Entry Code and Quilt Title, is to be  covered  by  a  piece  of  dark  cloth,  tacked  onto  the  label.  Should  the  quilter’s  name appear in any way or form anywhere else on the quilt, this also needs to be covered. 

16. Credits: Note that when the stated design source is not exclusively your own - this includes using someone else’s pattern, artwork, photography, or even another quilt as inspiration, even if the design has been altered - then comprehensive design credits must be given. 

• It is the entrant’s responsibility to obtain all necessary copyright releases for work that is covered under copyright laws. 

• Proof, as far as possible, such as correspondence, a letter of permission, and or approved confirmation, and an A4 photo or colour photocopy of the design source must be supplied. 

• A printed copy of the completed Entry Form, together with the credits, design source, inspiration, photocopies and or permissions etc. must be placed in a clear plastic sleeve pinned to the back of the quilt. 

17.  Jury Process: All quilt entries will be juried by SAQG Accredited Quilt Judges, who will check that the entry complies with all the relevant rules and is of an acceptable standard for the SA National Quilt Competition as well as appropriate subject matter. Quilts that are juried out will receive a Jurors’ Note and are not eligible to be displayed as part of the Competition/exhibition. 

18.  Judging: Quilts will be judged by a team of SAQG Accredited Quilt Judges. Each quilt judged in the competition will receive a written Judges’ Comment Form. The decisions and choices of the judges are final and NO queries or correspondence pertaining to the judging will be considered. 

19.  Rights: The SAQG and NQF Organizers reserve the right to reject any quilt that they feel is inappropriate or offensive. 

20.  Rights: The SAQG and NQF Organizers reserve the right to photograph any work and to use images for promotion and publicity purposes and will acknowledge the quilters. 

21.  Rights: The SAQG reserves the right to withdraw awards and prizes should it be found and established that the competition Rules and Conditions have not been adhered to. Refer in particular to rules no 4, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16. In such a case the award and prize must be returned. 

22.  Permission:  By  entering  this  competition  the  entrants  are  giving  permission  to  the Organizers  and  viewing  public  to  take  photographs  of  their quilt/s knowing  that  these images may appear on social media platforms. 

23. Consent for  a  quilt  to  travel  as  part  of  the  SAQG  Travelling  Exhibition,  should  it  be chosen, may be given by filling in the appropriate tick box on the Entry Form. 

24. Risk: Although the greatest care will be taken with all entries, the quilts are entered and exhibited entirely at the risk of the owner/ entrant/s. Entrants have the responsibility to arrange their own insurance. 

25. Entry and delivery dates: All quilt entries must adhere  to the entry and delivery dates and deadlines. 

26. Restrictions for entering a South African National Quilt Competition: 

a.  Quilts previously entered in a South African National Quilt Competition are excluded from entering another National Quilt Festival competition. Quilts can be entered into South African local or regional quilt competitions or in international competitions. 

b.  No quilt that is older than 3 years after completion of the quilt may be entered into the competition. 

c.  No  quilt  may  be  for  sale  or  sold  before  or  during  the  competition  and  exhibition period,  including  the  Travelling  Exhibition,  if  chosen  to  be  part  of  the  Travelling Exhibition. 

d.  Quilts with heavy embellishments, rigid frames, special mountings or installations are not allowed. For safety reasons, quilts with electrical components or special lighting are not allowed. 

e.  Jurors, Judges and the SAQG Judging Representative may not enter any work in the competition in which they are officiating. 

f.  The  Competition  Organizer,  Quilt  Registrar,  Judging  Room  Organizer  and  SAQG Judging Representative are not allowed to enter quilts as individuals, but may enter as a participant in a Group Quilt or a special exhibition. 

27. Quilt Entry Form and costs-The entry fee/s are non-refundable. 

A quilter may enter their completed work into the SA National Quilt Competition by entering online at http://festival2022.quiltsouthafrica.co.za Entry fee is ZAR 150 The quilter is liable for all postage/shipping/couriering costs or other expenses and insurance pertaining to their quilt entry/s. 

 

 

RULES and CONDITIONS For Entering Section 2: Display 

Only The  following  are  the  guidelines  for  entering  your  quilt  and  are  included  on  the  Entry Form. 

28. All entries must be made predominantly from cloth, consisting of at least three (3) layers and be quilted through all layers or as specified. 

29. All quilts entered must be quilted by hand, machine, or both, except for Mola, Yo-yo’s and Cathedral Window. 

30. All entries must be in a pristine condition ready for the exhibition. 

31. All entries must be solely the work of those named as the Maker/s on the Entry Form. 

32. Size: No side shorter than 30 cm and wider than 240cm. 

33. Maximum number of quilt entries for display only: A maximum of four (4) entries per person 

34. Hanging Sleeve: All quilts must have a 10cm deep hanging sleeve sewn to the top back of the quilt, 2-3cm short of either side, unless otherwise stated in a specific category (e.g. Miniatures) where specific instructions will apply. Quilts with a width of 200cm or more must have an opening of 5cm in the middle of the sleeve to facilitate the hanging of the quilt. 

35. Cloth Label: All quilts must  have  a cloth label securely  sewn  to the  back  of the quilt, placed on the lower left-hand corner (viewed from the back). The label must include, in this order: the unique Quilt Entry Code (emailed to  you after completing Registration), Quilt  Title,  Quilt-maker’s  Name(s),  Address,  Phone  Number  and  Email  and  Date  (or Year) the quilt was made. 

36. Credits: Note that when the design source is not your own, comprehensive design credits must be given. 

• It is the entrant’s responsibility to obtain all necessary copyright releases for work that is covered under copyright laws. 

• Proof, as far as possible, such as correspondence, a letter of permission, and or approved confirmation, and an A4 photo or colour photocopy of the design source must be supplied. 

• A copy of the completed Entry Form, together with the credits, design source, inspiration, photocopies and or permissions etc. must be placed in a clear plastic sleeve and pinned to the back of the quilt. 

37.  Rights: The  Festival  Organizers  reserve  the  right  to  reject  any  quilt  that  they  feel  is inappropriate or offensive. 

38.  Rights: The Festival Organizers reserve the right to photograph any work and to use images for promotion and publicity purposes and will acknowledge the quiltmaker/s. 

39.  Permission: By entering this Display only Section the entrants are giving permission to the Organizers and viewing public to take photographs of their quilt/s knowing that these images may appear on social media platforms. 

40. Risk: Although the greatest care will be taken with all entries, the quilts are entered and exhibited entirely at the risk of the owner/ entrant/s. Entrants have the responsibility to arrange their own insurance. 

41. Entry and delivery dates: All quilt entries must adhere  to the entry and delivery dates and deadlines. 

42. Restrictions for entering a quilt into Section 2: 

a.  Quilts previously entered in a South African National Quilt Competition are excluded from entering. 

b.  No quilt that is older than 3 years after completion of quilt may be entered. 

c.  Quilts with heavy embellishments, rigid frames, special mountings or installations are not allowed. For safety reasons, quilts with electrical components or special lighting are not allowed. 

43. Quilt Entry Form and costs-The entry fee/s are non-refundable. 

A quilter may enter their completed work into the SA National Quilt Festival by entering online at http://festival2022.quiltsouthafrica.co.za. Entry fee is ZAR 150 per entry. The  quilter  is  liable  for  all  postage/shipping/couriering  costs  or  other  expenses  and insurance pertaining to their quilt entry/s. For any further information, please contact Ronel via email or WhatsApp 072-476-7678 

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