Quilt Exhibition Categories- 7th International Quilt Show Dubai
27-28-29th February 2020

CATEGORY 1 : TRADITIONAL

Featuring Quilts using a traditional design or pattern. Quilts may be wholecloth, pieced and quilted, appliqué and quilted, or a combination of piecing, appliqué and quilting. Here are a few submissions from our last year’s show for you to have an idea of what kind of quilts fit in this category!



CATEGORY 2 : CONTEMPORARY/MODERN

Quilts that draw on the traditions of quilt making, through piecing, appliqué or wholecloth, but have an original approach. Quilters may use non-traditional fabrics, fabric printing and dyeing, embellishment and unusual construction methods to accomplish quilts under this category. Here are a few submissions from our last year’s show for you to have an idea of what kind of quilts fit in this category!



CATEGORY 3A : ART QUILTS
CATEGORY 3B : PICTORIAL QUILTS

Art Quilts are original designs are using uses color, design, and construction techniques to create a work that expands beyond traditional quilt patterns. Designs are fresh and original, with no copying of patterns used previously by other artists. Typically, art quilts feature abstract, nature scenes, portraits, paintings, whimsical interpretations and so on.
We are splitting Art into two categories this year

  • ART (more abstract)
  • PICTORIAL (based on portraits and pictures)
Here are a few submissions from our last year’s show for you to have an idea of what kind of quilts fit in this category!



CATEGORY 4 : BEGINNERS

Quilts encompassing any technique, style and pattern but is attempted by a quilter who has been quilting for under 2 years. Ideally you would’ve started quilting early 2018 and onwards.



CATEGORY 5 : THE IQSD 2020 CHALLENGE- UNITED WE STAND

2020 beckons the EXPO in Dubai, and the committee decided to have a theme that embraces the pillars of the EXPO2020 vision. United We Stand as a theme would encompass quilts that convey meaning in unity. Think about how your design and idea can talk about different cultures, ideas, shapes, and colors to mingle to make something grand!

NEW CATEGORY !!!

CATEGORY 6 : QUILT CREATIONS

For Quilts that aren’t Quilts. Here we find all patchwork, artistic and quilting techniques used to create

  • Bags
  • Wearables (Jackets, Dresses etc)
  • Home Décor Items
  • Jewelry

Or anything that isn’t a wall hanging, a bed quilt or a quilt that hangs!

NEW CATEGORY !!!

CATEGORY 7 : YOUNG QUILTERS

Encourage your children to get creative! For age groups 18 and younger, submit to the Quilt Show any creation at an A3 size or smaller to qualify for the YOUNG QUILTERS category

NEW CATEGORY !!!

CATEGORY 8 : MINIATURE QUILTS

A miniature quilt by definition is constructed utilizing a miniaturized (reduced or scaled down) version of the design of a full-size bed quilt. By accurately reducing the size of the quilt blocks and components, the quilter produces an exact replica of a full size quilt in miniature. The maximum width and length of a miniature quilt is 24 inches by 24 inches.


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