If you are not a current member and wish to enter a quilt, you may become a member by using our online membership form. GQCCC’s membership year is from July to June and annual membership dues are $50. If you join now, your membership is good through June 30, 2023. You will receive the remainder of the current membership year (2021-2022) for free. This offer is good only for new members submitting a quilt for entry in the show. Previous members are not eligible for this promotion but may renew or rejoin here.
If a small group did a group quilt or a groups of quilts, check that it is a group quilt and enter the name of the group.
If a pattern was used to make a quilt, you must the pattern information on the entry form.
A photo of your quilt must be uploaded with your application. Click the choose file button in the form. Then you select the file from your device. Wait for thumbnail of image to appear. Typically as the image is loading you will see the image of a paperclip. If you do not see a thumbnail of your quilt, the image did not load. If you are uploading a large image file this may take awhile. Be patient.
The photo does not need to be of the completed quilt but needs to show the quilt mostly finished for the layout team. The photo does not need to be very high quality but color accuracy is important.
If you crop your picture, do not change the photo aspect ratio of the image.
If you are having trouble photographing your quilt or uploading it with your application, you can call the Farmhouse, 925.304.2026, during select Open Sews and see if there is someone there to help you or contact Mary Pime ntel-Wheeler or Linda Luks.
Appliquéd: A quilt where either hand or machine appliqué is the predominant feature of the quilt.
Pieced: A quilt that was hand or machine pieced by the entrant(s). If made from a pattern or kit, the pattern designer’s name, name of the pattern, and/or kit name must be included on the entry form.
Hand Quilted: A quilt made in any style where the majority of the quilting is done by hand by the member entering the quilt.
Machine Quilted – Stand-up: A quilt made in any style where the majority of the quilting is done on a “standup” sewing machine, by the member entering the quilt. This includes sewing machines of any size (for instance, long-arm, mid-arm, etc.) where the quilt is attached to a frame and the sewing machine is moved by the quilter or by a computerized stitching program.
Machine quilted – Sit-down: A quilt made in any style, where the majority of the quilting is done on a “sit down” sewing machine by the member entering the quilt. This includes machines of any size (for instance, domestic machines, sit-down mid-arms, etc.) where the machine is stationary and the quilt is moved under the needle by the quilter to create the quilted design.
Original Design: A quilt where the pattern, layout, and design elements are all the original work of the member entering the quilt. This category is judged by the design elements and overall impact of the quilt. Includes art quilts.
Creative Item: Any sewn or quilted item other than a quilt. This category is judged by the overall impact of the item, and includes:
Adult First Quilt: Quilt must be one of the first three quilts pieced and finished by the entrant. Must state if it was quilted by the member or others, and if it was made from a kit or pattern.
PTE 2022: A quilt made as part of the 2022 Pass the Envelope Challenges. These quilts are not part of the judging but are part of the viewer choice awards.
PTE 2021: A quilt made as part of the 2021 Pass the Envelope Challenges. These quilts are not part of the judging but are part of the viewer choice awards.
PTE 2020: A quilt made as part of the 2020 Pass the Envelope Challenges. These quilts are not part of the judging but are part of the viewer choice awards.
ROY G BIV: A quilt made as part of the ROY G BIV Challenge. These quilts are not part of the judging but are part of the viewer choice awards.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022, and Wednesday, March 30, 2022, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Farmhouse, 5554 Clayton Road, Ste 4, Concord, CA 94521.
* If you are unable to drop off at the stated times above, please contact Nancy Ritter (for quilts) for other arrangements. Her contact info is in the Guild Directory.
Sunday, April 5, 2020 – 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord CA 94521 at Quilt Return at the show.
Making a 3 1/2 inch wide sleeve for hanging your quilt at the GQCCC Quilt Show.
Once you have produced that wonderful quilt, you will want to display it at our annual Quilt Show! Your quilt will need a sleeve (casing) to hang by, making it easier for the volunteers who hang your quilts at the show. Quilts smaller than 24″ by 24″ do not need a sleeve.
Download this single Quilt Label, print it, fill it in, and hand baste it to the lower right-hand corner of your Quilt Show Entry. Do not use pins. When delivering your entry to the Farmhouse, fold your entry so that the Quilt Label shows. If you have many quilts you can download this page of five quilt labels.
Label measures 5.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches high.
If you marked on your entry form that your quilt/item was for sale, the label will list the for sale price for the public. Attendees can purchase the item at the membership table. We will let the buyer know that the item can be picked up at the end of the show at the membership table.
When you arrive at Quilt Return you will be given a receipt of the sale instead of your item. You will receive your portion of the payment after the Show has been balanced and all payments have cleared.
The 2022 Quilt Show will also have the quilts displayed virtually at gqcccquiltshow.org. After the quilts have been setup for the show on Friday, pictures will be taken of each item and uploaded to the site.
Only individuals that have purchased admission to the 2022 Quilt Show will be able to view the quilts online Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2022. Viewer choice voting can also be done online instead of by paper ballot. Voting ends Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 12 pm.
A few days after the show is over, the virtual show will be open to the public.
Upon submitting your entry to the GQCCC 2022 Quilt Show, you agree to all rules and procedures above and the following disclaimer:
I understand and agree that GQCCC will take all reasonable precautions to protect my entry. By submitting this entry, I agree to release GQCCC, its agents, and members from all liability for any loss, damage, injury or theft of my entry. I understand and assume the risk of all uninsured loss of my property, and that it is up to me to properly insure my own property against any or all risks. I give permission to GQCCC to photograph this entry and to use the photographs in the virtual online show, show-related media and publicity. I understand the public will be allowed to photograph and/or videotape this exhibit for personal use.