Conditions of Entry

These Conditions of Entry apply to all entries in both the Challenges and the Open sections of the Bernina In The Making Exhibition, except where specific Challenge conditions apply eg: size restriction.

1: Quilt exhibition entries must be constructed primarily of fabric & thread and have two or more layers which are held together by stitching or tying.

2: Quilts may only be entered by Symposium 2022 registrants. The entrant must be one of the persons who created the quilt.

3: Entry is open to amateur & professional quilters.

4: A quilt will be considered as a Group quilt if two or more people constructed the quilt top. Quilts quilted by another person are not group quilts unless two or more people constructed the quilt top. Commercial quilters must be acknowledged, and they will be listed in the Makers section on the quilt entry form.

5: The quilt must have been completed since Auckland Quilt Symposium in October 2019.

6: Originality & Eligibility:

  • You will be asked to acknowledge the source(s) of inspiration for your quilt design to determine if it can be considered as an original design. It is important that you correctly answer this question.  Acknowledgement of the source(s) of your inspiration does not exclude your quilt from selection.
  • Quilts submitted for the Contemporary & Modern Quilts and Arts categories are expected to be of original design. 
  • Commercial Block of the Month quilts and quilts from commercial patterns are not eligible for entry, except where they meet the criteria for the ‘In The Beginning’ Challenge.
  • Quilts started in Technique classes are eligible for selection.

7:  The maximum size limit for the width of entries is 2.3m. You can enter a quilt that exceeds 2.4m in height/length, but by entering it you are consenting to having it pinned over the top of the quilt frame or having the lowest portion of the quilt rest on the floor.

8:   The exhibition will be juried and the judges reserve the right to refuse an entry and/or reserve the right to not hang a selected quilt. The judges and the committee may change the category of any entry.

9:  Submission of a quilt for entry is deemed to grant permission for the quilt to be photographed by the public during the exhibition.

10:   Instructions for quilt preparation & sending will be provided on acceptance of your quilt for exhibition.

11:   The cost to return the quilt to the owner after the exhibition is the responsibility of the registrant.