Contest Rules and Guidelines
- Contest is open to legal residents of Missouri,
Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas; or any member of
River Heritage Quilt Guild.
- Quilt must have been finished since 2014 and be
in excellent condition.
- Quilt must be constructed and quilted by
person(s) named on entry blank. (Webmaster's comment:
If you are entering
the group category, please list all persons who
worked on this quilt. If
someone quilted this quilt for you, their name goes
on the list, and the quilt belongs in a Group category.)
- All quilt entries are to be made by one
person except in Group Quilt category.
- Limit TWO quilts per category.
- Quilts, both pieced and appliqued, should be
entered in the category of the technique which
predominates. Please check just
- Mailed entries must be received from Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23. If hand delivering
your quilt, it must be received on
Thursday, September 29 at the Golden Needle,
303 S. Kingshighway,
Cape Girardeau between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm.
will be displayed on October 1 and 2.
- All quilts will be covered by insurance from
the time they arrive and are taken under protective
care by RHQG until they are returned to the owner.
(Note: Be sure to include the Estimated
Value of the quilt on the Entry Blank.
Quilts with estimated value of $500.00 or
more must include written proof of value such as an
Appraiser's Report. Quilts without an estimated
value and written proof of value (if necessary)
will not be accepted and forms will be returned to
you for completion. You are responsible for
insuring your quilt when shipping to us.
- A sleeve must be attached to the back of the
quilt to provide easy hanging of the quilt. Failure to
attach sleeve will disqualify your entry.
Categories 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 need a 6 inch sleeve.
Theme quilts (category 7 and 8) need a 4 inch sleeve.
Small wall quilts need a 2 inch sleeve. Quilts in
the youth category should have a sleeve appropriate to the size of
- A photograph of your quilt must be included
with the entry blank.
- Each quilt entered needs to be placed in a
pillow case (or other fabric case) and identified
with the name, address, and telephone number of the
entrant. Unless quilts are being mailed, please
omit boxes and or plastic bags.
- All quilts must be registered by Monday, September 12. There is a $5 entry fee for each
quilt entered by a guild member, and $8 for each
quilt entered from non-guild member. This fee must
be included with your Entry Blank when registering
your quilt for the show. Space is limited, so we
will stop taking entries when our number of quilt
spaces is filled. Please submit a separate Entry
Blank for each quilt. Print and fill in a copy of
this form for each quilt. Make checks payable to
- River Heritage Quilters Guild reserves the
right to reject any quilt that we feel does not
meet the standards we have set for the Show.
- Each quilt must be permanently identified on
the back of the quilt with your name, address,
and title of the quilt.
- A one day Complementary Pass will be given to
each person entering quilts.
Shipping Information:: All
contest quilts must
arrive to the River Heritage
Quilters Guild of Cape Girardeau between the dates of Monday
September 26 and Wednesday September 28. Ship the
quilt to us in a strong , reusable, cardboard
carton. We suggest you wrap the quilts in plastic
and tape them tightly to prevent any possible
water damamge during shipping. When preparing the
carton for shipping, do not use the word
Quilt on the outside of the box. Please
attach your name and address to the quilt.
Cape Girardeau MO 63701
All quilts will be returned in the same
carton in which they are received and to the
address on the carton. If you do not intend to
claim the quilt at the end of the show, please
make arrangements to have the quilt shipped back
All quilt owners within reasonable distance are
welcome to hand deliver their entries. Hand
delivered quilts should be brought on
Thursday, September 29 to the Golden Needle,
303 S. Kingshighway,
Guild home page