Quilt Show

IPM 2017 Quilt Block Challenge is now complete. 99 quilt blocks were returned and have now been made into three raffle quilts.  For the chance to win one of these quilts - raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each. A list of where to purchase raffle tickets is posted here.  

Notice to Quilters
Quilts may be picked up on Saturday, September 23 after 5 pm at the IPM. All quilts that are not picked up on September 23 (after 5 pm) will be taken to Linda O’Rourke's house. After September 23, call LInda at 519-527 -035 to arrange a pick up date and time. Please pick up quilts by the end of September.

IPM 2017 Quilt Show was held on August 19 - 20

All quilts will be exhibited in the Lifestyles Area at IPM 2017 from September 19 to 23. IPM 2017 ticket information is posted here.

The IPM 2017 Quilt Show is a collection of all the quilts that were submitted in the varying categories (see below). Over 117 fabric quilt entries were submitted across fifteen different categories. The quilts will be judged in July and the winners will be revealed to the public at the Quilt Show in August. We are also having viewers choice of all the Competition entries. The entry chosen will be revealed at the Plowing Match in September. 

Judy Lyons will be doing a bed turning at 11 am and  2 pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Quilt Show. Judy is a specialist in quilts, fibre art and appraisal of quilts. She is accredited  member of the International Society of Appraisers and her credentials are in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. Judy is also certified with the American Quilters Society.  Judy will flip through the quilts and we will travel through time as she  talks about what was happening in society and see how it was reflected in the quilts.      

At the Quilt Show, there will be a vendors mall, for your quilting needs. We will also have a Tea Room - stop by and  have a sandwich and cookies, with a hot or cold beverage. 
The Souvenir Committee is coming, for those that have not yet purchased their IPM 2017 souvenirs. 


Youth are encouraged to enter all categories. There is no entry fee for youth entries.

Your interpretation of the theme. Maximum perimteter 324 inches.

2. Pieced Quilt- Hand Quilted
Pieced by hand or machine / hand quilted. Minimum perimeter 324 inches.

3. Appliqued Quilt – Hand Quilted
Appliqued by hand, hand quilted. Minimum perimeter 324 inches.

4. Pieced Quilt - Machine Quilted
Pieced by machine and quilted on a domestic sewing machine. Minimum perimeter of 324 inches.

5. Appliqued Quilt – Machine Quilted
Appliqued by hand or machine and quilted on a domestic sewing machine. Minimum perimeter of 324 inches.

6. Pieced and Appliqued Combination Quilt
Pieced and appliqued by hand or machine and quilted by hand or machine. Minimum perimeter of 324 inches.

7. Group Quilt
Work of 3 or more people. Pieced, appliqued or combination. Hand, domestic machine or long arm quilted. Minimum perimeter of 324 inches.

8. Throw Quilt
Any technique(s). Hand or machine quilted. Maximum perimeter of 240 inches.sample quilt

9. Wall Hanging
Pieced or appliqued.  Hand or machine quilted. Maximum perimeter of 160 inches.

10. Wearable Art
Pieced, appliqued or other technique. Hand or machine quilted.

11. Modern Quilt
Hand or machine quilted. Minimum perimeter of 324 inches.

12. Pieced or Appliqued Quilt- Long Arm Quilted
a) Maximum perimeter of 324 inches.
b) Minimum perimeter of 324 inches.
(Please note that there is an error on the printed promotional material. It should have read a "minimum perimeter of 324 inches." Apologies for this error. Categories 12a and 12b will be accepted in the competition.) 

13. Crib or Toddler Quilt
Maximum perimeter of 240 inches.

14. Youth Open Class- Ages under 13 – no entry fee
Youth who are age 13 by Dec 31, 2016. Any technique. Any theme.

15. Youth Open Class Ages 14 to 18 – no entry fee
Youth who are age 18 by Dec 31, 2016. Any technique. Any theme.

PRIZES*sample quilt

Prizes may be awarded in cash or in product

  • Viewer’s choice – sponsored prize
  • Judges choice - sponsored prize

The prize values are as follows, unless otherwise stated or sponsored prize

  • 1st Place - $100
  • 2nd Place - $75
  • 3rd Place - $50
* Prizes are subject to change without notice. 


1. Quilters are permitted to enter more than one quilt in a category.
    However the same quilter cannot win more than one prize per category.IPM 2015 Quilt Tent

2. Entries must meet all specifications described in each category, including size requirements.

3. Quilts must have been completed after April 2015.

4. Submit your Quilt Competition Entry Form(s)

  • Send one copy of the IPM 2017 Quilt Competition Entry Form (including a description) and a non-refundable $10.00 entry fee (payable by cheque or money order) to IPM 2017 - for EACH quilt to: Linda O’Rourke - 153 Jarvis Street South, P.O. Box 961, Seaforth, ON N0K 1W0
  • Submit your entry form(s) to hold your quilt place(s).

5. Preparing and delivering your entry:

  • Entries must be completely finished, clean and in good condition. Please baste a piece of fabric over any permanent name label on your quilt.
  • Attach a 6 inch hanging sleeve (please see directions below) to the back of all quilts / wall hangings.
  • Submit each entry in a clear plastic bag marked with your name, address, phone number and the competition category.
  • Enclose a second copy of your completed entry form with each quilt. Retain the original for proof of ownership.

    Quilts must be delivered in person prior to the July 1, 2017 deadline to: Linda O’Rourke - 153 Jarvis St S, Seaforth.

  • For special arrangements or more information, call Linda O’Rourke at 519-527-1035.

6. Quilts will be judged prior to the August Quilt Show, in Seaforth. Decisions of the Judges and the Quilt Committee are final. Judging will be conducted according to IPM 2017 Quilt Judging Standards.

7. It is your responsibility to give credit to the original designer of your quilt pattern based on copyright rules.

Hanging sleeve directions

1. Cut a 13” wide fabric strip, cutting it 1” shorter than the top width measurement of the quilt. Hem each end, enclosing raw edges.

2. With wrong sides together and long edges even, stitch using inch seam allowance. Center the seam allowance on the back side of the sleeve and press. For the larger quilts the sleeve should be spilt in two leaving a 2” opening at the center of the sleeve of ease in hanging the quilt.

3. Center the sleeve along the top of the quilt with the seam allowance of the sleeve next to the quilt back. Attach the sleeve by stitching along both long edges. The sleeve will be narrower than the quilt but this allows a dowel to be inserted into the sleeve without showing.