Ribbons and prizes are awarded in 43 different Classes, and the quilts are displayed in the Creative Arts Building throughout the duration of the Fair. Participants are divided into three age groups:
Section 156 – Quilts made by juniors (17 years of age and under): Classes 35 & 36
Section 158 – Quilts made by persons over 65: Classes 75 & 76 [See also Section 168, Class 225]
Section 168 – All of the rest of us: Classes 187 – 225
The Quilt Works presents a Gift Certificate to the first place ribbon winner in each Class.
Complete information about the Rules, Classes, etc., is found in the Home Arts, Division 12, Sewing/Needlework section of the New Mexico State Fair Premium Book. To go directly to the Sewing/Needlework Division Premium Book, choose this link:
To “navigate” to the Premium Book:
http://www.exponm.com/ takes you to the same place
Highlight NMSF COMPETITIONS and choose Home Arts from the drop-down menu
On the Home Arts page, scroll down to Clothing and click on the “Sewing-Needle Work” link to display the *.pdf file.
Home Arts. Division 12. Sewing/Needlework. Scroll down to the desired Section (usually Section 168)
The Special Rules for quilters are provided at the beginning of Section 168.
To enter a quilt in the competition, take it to the Creative Arts building at Expo NM between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on Friday or Saturday, September 5 or 6. If you cannot take your quilt to ExpoNM on these days, we can help. As in past years, Judy (from our shop) has volunteered to take quilts down and complete the entry paperwork. To take advantage of Judy’s generous offer, bring your quilt(s) to the shop before the 5th; make sure that your name, address, and phone number are attached.
In most cases, all of the work on your quilt must be your own. However, Classes 212 – 217 are for Group quilts, and Classes 216 and 217 are for quilts quilted by a paid quilter.