Bed Quilts are made to be used rather than displayed.
Large bed quilts have a perimeter greater than 280 inches, made to be used on a bed.
Small bed quilts have a maximum perimeter of 280 inches, made to be used on small beds or cribs, or as lap quilts.
Wall Quilts are made to be displayed vertically. Any assembly methods and embellishments may be used.
Large wall quilts have a perimeter greater than 170 inches.
Small wall quilts have a maximum perimeter of 170 inches.
Other quilted items are all items that do not fit within the above categories, such as garments or accessories, tree skirts, table toppers/runners, bags, tea cosies, etc. With the exception of garments, items in this category must satisfy the definition of a quilt (see above). Garments should exhibit artistic flair, utilizing some recognizable quilting techniques (such as piecing, appliqué, thread painting, and/or quilting, to name just a few techniques). Three layers and/or quilting stitches are not required on garments.
The President’s Challenge Theme is “Looks Like Spring” Total perimeter no greater than 230 inches and no smaller than 80 inches. Entry must include at least 3 quilting techniques; for example, appliqué, paper piecing, hand quilting, free motion quilting, thread painting, free formed curves, embellishment, English paper piecing, etc.
Touch Quilts are for patients with dementia, with a perimeter from 90 to 140 inches. There should be at least 9 different textures and no more than 4 embellishments. The quilts must be sturdily made, with no hard/sharp embellishments unless placed under sturdy net or fabric. Plastic zippers may be used, but not metal or ‘invisible’ zippers. No black or bright yellow fabrics.