Entry Procedures


Entry Forms:

Submit one Entry Form per entry, along with the Entry Fee. Must be received by April 15, 2016.

A downloadable entry form is available HERE.

Entry Fee of $10 per entry is non-refundable, and payable by cheque to IPM 2016. One cheque or money order for multiple entries is acceptable. Youth entries require no fee.

  1. Complete one Entry Form per entry. 
  2. Make TWO COPIES of each completed Entry Form.
  3. Mail one COPY and Entry Fee to:
    Renske Helmuth; Chair, IPM 2016 Quilt Committee
    6833 Wellington Road 9, RR 3
    Moorefield, ON N0G 2K0

4. Attach the second COPY to the quilt entry for delivery.
5. Retain the ORIGINAL as proof of ownership for reclaiming each entry.

Quilt Delivery Procedures:

  1. Affix one COPY of the entry form to the quilt entry.
  2. Entries must be appropriately protected and packaged for safe transit and storage. One package per entry.
  3. Affix a clear label with exhibitor name and category on the protective packaging. 
  4. Entries may be delivered in any of three ways:
    i. Monday, August 15 or Tuesday, August 16, 2016, from 9 am - 6 pm to the home of Committee Chair, Renske Helmuth (address above) 
    ii. Shipped or mailed to the above address the week of August 8, 2016
    iii. Delivered to the Harriston Curling Club (111 George St. S, Harriston, ON) on Wednesday, August 17 from 9 am - 6 pm 
  5. Entries must not arrive prior to August 1, 2016.

Quilt Pick Up Procedures:

  1. Entries will be available for pick up at the IPM Quilt Tent after 6 pm on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
  2. Any entries not picked up by 7 pm will be retained by the Committee Chair until arrangements can be made. Return expenses are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
  3. You must present your ORIGINAL COPY of the Entry Form for proof of ownership.

For further information, contact the committee at quilt@ipm2016.com or Renske Helmuth at 519-343-5312.

Hanging Sleeve Instructions:

  • Quilt shows usually require a 4" minimum sleeve, which is achieved with a 9” wide strip of sleeve fabric. Use a 10” strip if you have the extra fabric - the quilt will hang better.
  • You can use any fabric for the quilt sleeve, from plain muslin to something complementary to the backing. Using the same fabric as the backing will make the sleeve almost invisible. If you use fabrics from your quilt, you’ll have some “spare parts” for future mending if needed. 
  • It is easiest to add the sleeve just before you do the binding, but it’s not easily removable. 
  • Wallhanging sleeves should be no less than 3” finished, depending on your preferred hanging rod.

Adding the Sleeve AFTER Binding the Quilt:

  1. Cut (or piece together) fabric to make a 9” strip the same width as the quilt.
  2. Fold under the two short edges by 1/4", wrong sides together. Fold under again. Press. Sew a straight or zigzag seam to hem the ends. 
  3. Fold the strip lengthwise, wrong sides together, aligning the raw edges. Sew together with a 1/2" seam allowance. Press the seam allowance open. 
  4. Placing the open seam down on the back of the quilt, center the top edge of the sleeve about 1/2" below the binding. PIN - lots! A large, flat, working surface is very helpful.
  5. Hand stitch the top edge to the quilt backing. 
  6. Smooth the sleeve downward along the quilt back, then make a 1/2" fold along its length to create a pleat. Leaving the pleat intact, pin the sleeve bottom to the quilt. (If you’ve used a 10” wide fabric strip, you may prefer to leave the sleeve flatter.)
  7. Hand stitch the lower edge of the sleeve to the quilt. The sleeve will puff out a bit, which allows space for a hanging rod. 
  8. Stitch down only the back sides of the sleeve to the quilt, leaving the pocket for the hanging rod.

Adding the Sleeve BEFORE the Binding: 

  1. Prepare the sleeve as above with ends hemmed and folded lengthwise with wrong sides together and raw edges aligned. 
  2. Center the folded strip along the top edge of the quilt, against the backing, aligning the raw edges with the unbound edge of the quilt. 
  3. Baste the sleeve to the quilt within the seam allowance (approx. 1/8th inch). 
  4. Bind the quilt as usual, starting on a side without the sleeve to help minimize bulk from extra layers of fabric. 
  5. Finish with steps 6-8 above.

Don’t forget your label!

CQA Quilting Standards:

Judging will be conducted in accordance with Canadian Quilters’ Association (CQA) Quilting Standards.