NJS CATEGORIES FOR 2016
Art, Abstract – Wall Quilts
Quilts must be abstract, cutting edge, non-literal original compositions with emphasis on color, line, and design.
Art-People, Critters – Wall Quilts
Quilts must be of original forms and compositions, illustrating some recognizable aspect of the human or animal form.
Art-Naturescapes, Pictorial – Wall Quilts
Quilts must be of original forms and compositions. This category illustrates aspects of natural scenery, including land, sea, forests, mountains, deserts, gardens, flowers in natural surroundings or a recognizable image, such as objects, still life, wildlife, cityscapes, etc. Creatures and animals may be a component, but should not be the focus of the quilt.
Quilts from Patterns/Books/Workshops – Wall and Bed Quilts
Quilts may be based on modern or traditional-style piecing and/or appliqué, made from published patterns, books or workshops. Written permission to use the pattern, from the designer and/or publisher is required as part of the entry. For entries started in workshops, permission from both the designer and instructor is required. Written permission must accompany entries of works strongly resembling the work of another artist. Written permission must also acknowledge that the designer/instructor is aware that cash prizes are offered and whether or not the designer/instructor waives her/his claim on the prize.
Traditional – Wall and Bed Quilts
Quilts may be based on traditional-style piecing and/or appliqué, using blocks and/or patterns in the public domain or they may be totally original.
Modern – Wall and Bed Quilts
Quilts depict modern design and demonstrate originality in the design, colour and/or techniques. Minimalism, asymmetry, negative space, and alternate grid work are often a part of modern quilt compositions, as are improvisational piecing and solid fabrics. The use of public domain patterns and blocks is permitted.
Guild Rosette Winners
Winners of a CQA/ACC Rosette at the local guild level in the previous two calendar years are eligible for this category. Quilts may be an original design or from patterns, books or workshops. If the top is made from a book, pattern or workshop, written permission to use the pattern, from the designer and/or publisher and/or instructor is required as part of the entry. Written permission must also acknowledge that the designer/instructor is aware that cash prizes are offered and whether or not the designer/instructor waives her/his claim on the prize. If the top was quilted by a person other than entrant, the quilter must be acknowledged.
(Wearable Art and Miniature to be offered Alternately)
Wearable Art (2017)
Entries consist of a garment, outfit or costume constructed using quilting techniques, with some quilted areas. Garment may be of original design or made from a pattern. Pattern designer must be acknowledged.
Miniature in 2016
Quilts must have overall patterns reflecting reduced scale and miniaturization. If blocks are used, they should be no larger than 4 inches square. Miniature wholecloth quilts should be entered in this category. Quilts must have a perimeter less than 96 inch total.
As always we have our awards of Excellence in:Domestic Machine Quilting
Long Arm/Mid Arm Quilting
Workmanship for Appliqué
Workmanship for Piecing
Work by a first time entrant in the NJS
Thread Work using WonderFil Thread