Our Annual Stitches in Time Quilt show will run from January 31st, 2019 - February 28th, 2019.
January 15 - January 19, 2019
(during business hours)
Quilt Drop-Off at the Museum Center at 5ive Points, additional drop-off locations: Hyderhangout and Chattanooga Quilts. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Special Rotating Exhibit Dates
Our lobby displays will be rotating every week this year to feature a new artist(s)! You can use your quilt show ticket to enter the exhibit over and over!
January 31 - February 9: Loretta Painter
February 12 - February 16: David Gilleland
February 19 - February 28: The Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild
January 31, 2019 6 PM: Exhibit Opening and Awards Ceremony
February 2, 2019 10 AM - 3 PM: Quilts of Valor Service Day and Quilt Presentation
February 9, 2019 10 AM: Machine Quilting with Loretta Painter
February 16, 2019 10 AM & 1PM: Paper-Piecing with David Gilleland (1 PM will be offered if the 10 AM class is full)
February 23, 2019 10 AM - 3 PM: Between the Stitches Showcase with the Friends of the Library
This year's categories have been revamped in order to better support our submissions. The categories are as follows:
Quilts over 50 years old. This means they must have been made prior to 1969. Any size, any type.
Twin, full, queen, and king sized quilts. Includes any combination of hand- and machine- piecing and quilting. Our judge will take level of skill into account.
Small, Crib, and Lap Quilts
Any quilt smaller than a twin-bed quilt. Includes any combination of hand- and machine- piecing and quilting. Our judge will take level of skill into account.
Any size quilt meant to hang on a wall or serve as a decorative piece. Includes any combination of hand- and machine- piecing and quilting. Our judge will take level of skill into account.
Group Quilts (by 3 or more)
Any size quilt as long as it has been pieced and/or quilted by a combination of three (3) or more people. Includes any combination of hand- and machine- piecing and quilting. Our judge will take level of skill into account.
Youth Quilts (16 or under)
Any size quilt by someone sixteen (16) years of age or younger. Quilting could have been supported by or machine-quilted by someone older, but the majority of the quilt should be the child's own work.
Any size quilt created by someone with three (3) years or less quilting experience. Participants in this category should be aware that the judge may recategorize quilts into another category if the skill level is determined to exceed a novice level, regardless of years experience.
Any size quilt that is unique in design, materials, and/or execution.
Any size quilt that does not fit into another category or may not fit into the exact definition of a quilt (3 layers of fabric sewn together). This includes summer quilts, quilted clothing and accessories, special designs or methods (e.g. yo-yo quilts), quilted sculpture, or quilts using unconventional materials.
Any size quilt that is within the confines of our Quilting Challenge.
Want to submit more than 3 quilts? Want to submit a quilt someone else gave to you? Want to submit a quilt without being judged? Whether or not it is in the competition, we love seeing beautiful quilts! Please consider submitting to our Non-Judged category so people may admire beautiful works.
Our 2019 quilt show is judged by Kay Papenfuss. Kay is a qualified Quilt Judge with the Tennessee Valley Quilting Association and serves as a judge for local shows, county fairs and the Tennessee State Fair. She has judged our quilt show for the past three years. You can read more about our judge at kaypapenfuss.com