35th Annual Pemberville Quilt Show

Sponsored by the Pemberville-Freedom Area Historical Society 
Pemberville Elementary School
120 E. College Ave.
Pemberville, Ohio 43450
August 14-17, 2019
Co-chairs: Beth Sanders and Becky Burdue, quiltmakerb@aol.com or 419-287-4619

Join our local quilting guilds each day of the show! Members will be on hand to answer question, demonstrate their quilting abilities, and talk about all things quilty!

Entries accepted - Tuesday 3-7 p.m.; Judging - Wednesday  9 a.m.
Quilt Show Hours - Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, Noon-8 p.m.
Friday, Noon-8 p.m.
Saturday, Noon-6 p.m.

Quilt Pick-up - Saturday 7-8 p.m.

Quilts must be entered in one of the quilted categories as stated. Final determination of the quilted category may be made by the Quilt Show Committee. Quilt size is a consideration only in the miniature category. All other categories will be determined by technique or intended use, not size. Please note that tied quilts will not be accepted at the Quilt Show, but will be welcome at the Needlework venue located in the Legion Hall. The only exception will be for the Junior Class.

Entry form (PDF) may be downloaded and printed by clicking here or you may obtain one during event entry.
More information on judging criteria (PDF) may be accessed by clicking here.
Additional information on category definitions (PDF) may be accessed by clicking here.

Categories, Classes & Techniques

Quilting Methods:
~ Hand Quilted
~ Machine-Domestic
~ Machine-Computerized Long-Arm
~ Machine-Non-computerized Long-Arm

1. Bed Quilts-A quilt intended to be used on a bed.
2. Wall-Hangings-A quilt intended to be hung on the wall.
3. Baby Quilts-Crib size or smaller quilts that are designed for babies and young children.
4. Miniatures-Miniatures are scaled down versions of large quilt designs. Total size should be 400 sq. inches (20"x20") or less.
5. Group Quilt-A quilt constructed by three or more people and  quilted by one or more people from the group (not professionally quilted).
6. Clothing & Accessories-This category can be any quilted item that  may be worn (a jacket) or is functional in day-to-day life (a purse or tote) or is used in household decoration (a table runner).
7. 2019 Quilting Challenge-See guidelines below.

~ Pieced-Piecing predominates over other techniques in amount or effect.
~ Appliqué-Appliqué predominates over other techniques in amount or effect.
~ Open Class-Quilts that contain one or more special techniques such as whole cloth, embroidery, cross-stitch, painting or other surface design techniques not included in the categories above.

Display quilts:
~ Junior quilts are made by young quilters, ages 16 and under. Quilt tops must have been pieced by the youth and can be quilted or tied. Please note the quilter's age on the entry form. This category is for exhibit only and will not be judged. If the young quilter would like his/her work to be judged, it should be entered in the categories above.
~ Antique quilts are quilts that are 50 years old or older and display the art of quilt-making in technique, form and function. No machine quilted items, please. This category is for exhibit only and will not be judged.

2019 Raffle Quilt
This beautiful "Snow Chateau" wall hanging measures 50"x50" and was made and donated by a very generous anonymous local quilter.
Thank you!
Tickets can be purchased at $1 each or 6 for $5, and will be available at the Pemberville Quilt Show as well as all Pemberville-Freedom Area Historical Society venues.

quilt raffle

All proceeds will benefit your Pemberville-Freedom Area Historical Society events, including the Pemberville Quilt Show!

2019 Pemberville Free-Fair Quilt Show Challenge
Our 35th Anniversary!

To celebrate the Pemberville Free-Fair Quilt Show's 35th anniversary, this year's challenge will use a fabric to represent the traditional anniversary gift to celebrate the event: CORAL!
Coral is an organic material that is found in warm seas and
can take a long time to form...much like our quilts!

Use the fabric provided by Beth Sanders and Alpaca Flats, LLC, to make any kind of quilted item. Fabric is available at Beeker’s General Store during regular business hours. One piece of free fabric per person, please. If you need additional fabric, it may be purchased by contacting Beth Sanders.

You may use any pattern, piecing, and quilting techniques you desire to make your Coral quilt. Embroidery and embellishments are always a great addition; be creative in your display!

Ribbons will be awarded for Best of Class, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Follow us on Facebook @PembervilleQuiltShow for Quilt Show updates, forms, and links to our Quilt Show Challenge Ideas board on Pinterest!

Quilt Show Rules
1. Entries will be accepted on Tuesday, Aug. 13th from 3-7 p.m. There is no entry fee.
2. Judging will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 14th at 9 a.m. and will be closed to the public. Please respect that all decisions of the judges are final.
3. All entries and awards can be picked up on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 7-8 p.m.
~ The quilt show will be closed on Saturday from 6-7 p.m. for quilt take-down.
~ Claim checks MUST be shown to receive items.
~ All quilted items and awards not claimed by Saturday at 8pm will be held by the chairpersons until a time can be arranged for the entrant to pick up the items at the chairpersons' convenience. To make arrangements, please call Beth Sanders at 419-287-4619.
4. Awards will be given as follows:
~ Best of Show in each of the four quilted categories
~ Best of Class and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each of the classes
~ People's Choice 

Vendors areas will be available!
We are very excited to be able to provide individual quilters, as well as professional quilters and shop owners, with an area to sell your quilting items! Space is limited, so call early! Rates will be as follows:

$25-Quilters selling their own hand-made items.
$50-Professional quilters or shop owners selling quilting supplies such as fabric, notions, etc., or finished items.

~ Reservations for a space must be made before the week of the fair.
~ Payment is due before set-up.
~ Vendors will be permitted to set up their space from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
~ Vendors are responsible for managing their own space. Vending is permitted during quilt show hours only.
~ Vending areas must be taken down by 8 pm on Saturday.

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Beth Sanders at quiltmakerb@aol.com or 419-287-4619.

The Needlework Committee is looking for your handmade items for this year’s SILENT AUCTION to benefit the Pemberville Free Fair's Needlework Department.

Do you make baby afghans? Holiday ornaments? Bags, booties, bibs? These are just a few of the many beautiful items made by local ladies and gents that we would love to include in this year’s silent auction!

Share your talents and bring your new and unused needlework contributions to the Pemberville Legion during regular needlework entry times. For each donation you will receive a ticket for a chance at a gift card.

Donation forms will be available during entry times as well as by clicking here to download and print a PDF of the donation form. Please consider a minimum bid for your item to give our bidders a starting point ... and then the sky's the limit!

All proceeds will be used to fund future Needlework activities at the Pemberville Free Fair. 

Be sure to join in all the fun! Donate your items and make sure to come back and bid all week to win your favorite hand-made needlework item!

Stop by the legion during the fair and place a bid on any of the beautiful handmade auction items at the

Benefiting the Pemberville Free Fair Needlework Department!
Items to be picked up by Saturday at 8:00pm
at the Legion Hall—no exceptions!

***PLEASE ~ only place a bid if you will be able to pick up the item at the listed time. If you or a representative cannot be there, please refrain from bidding! Thank you!!

Chairpersons: Julie Fletcher 419-833-7045
Committee: Bonnie Bowe, Joyce Geishbuhler

ENTRY TIMES: Tuesday, August 13, 6-8 pm and Wednesday, August 14, 9 am-Noon
ITEM PICKUP: Saturday, August 17, 8 pm. Please note new rules below regarding pickup.

~ All exhibits to be produced by the exhibitor during the past year.
~ No soiled or worn exhibits.
~ Please consider entering your hand and machine quilted items in the Quilt Show located at Pemberville Elementary!
~ Please respect that all decisions of the judges are final.
~ Items and ribbons will be released after 8pm to the holder of claim tickets only.


Class A - Quilts (Hand or Machine Quilted) 
  1. Bed Quilt
  2. Wall Quilt
  3. Baby Quilt
  4. Miniatures
  5. Any other not listed
Class B - Afghans/Blankets
  1. Crocheted
  2. Knitted
  3. Tied Quilts/Comforters
  4. Baby
  5. Any other not listed

Class C - Framed Wall Hangings
(Must be ready to hang)

  1. Counted Cross-stitch
  2. Cross-stitch
  3. Needlepoint
  4. Hand-Embroidery (Including crewel embroidery)
  5. Hardanger
  6. Any other not listed
Class D - Clothing
  1. Women
  2. Men
  3. Children
  4. Infant and Baby
  5. Any other not listed
Class E - Home Furnishings
    1. Pillow/Pillowcase
    2. Rug
    3. Table Decoration
    4. Kitchen Accessories (Washcloths, potholders, etc.)
    5. Any other not listed
 Class F - Dolls and Toys
  1. Doll or Stuffed Item
  2. Doll Clothing
  3. Doll Accessories
  4. Any other not listed
Class G - Christmas
  1. Tree Skirt
  2. Stocking
  3. Ornaments (no more than 3 if a set)
  4. Table Decoration
  5. Any other not listed
Class H - Holidays (Except Christmas)
  1. Ornaments
  2. Table Decorations
  3. Any other not listed
Class I - Accessories
  1. Purses, totes & bags
  2. Scarves & shawls
  3. Hats & gloves
  4. Baby (Bibs, booties, etc.)
  5. Any other not listed

Class J -- Hand-spun Yarns

Class K - Children - made by children ages 12 and younger

Class L - Juniors - made by young adults ages 13-17

Ribbons will be awarded as follows:

- Best of Show
- Best of Class for categories A-J
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each Class
- Honorable Mention as necessary

All decisions of the judges are final

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