Quilt Entry Form & Instructions for Supporting Guilds


The Summer Celebration of New England Quilts will feature a gallery exhibition of exceptional quilts made by the Museum’s Supporting Guilds. All Supporting Guilds are invited to submit one quilt, selected by their membership, for inclusion in this special exhibition. Entries must exemplify excellence in design, construction, and finishing. The quilts will not be judged, but a Viewers’ Choice Award will be presented. The winning guild will be invited to display its members’ quilts in the Genre Gallery of the New England Quilt Museum in 2020.




A Summer Celebration of New England Quilts
Exhibit Dates:


August 7 – September 8, 2019


The New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck St in Lowell, MA


May 24, 2019
Delivery Deadline:


July 10, 2019 · Hand-deliver to NEQM between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm
Quilt Return Dates: September 10, 2019 · Pick up in person at NEQM between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm (Return shipping from NEQM takes place by September 13, 2019)


1. Only Supporting Guilds of the New England Quilt Museum (NEQM) are eligible for               this exhibition.

  1. Entries must consist of two layers of fabric with a middle layer of batting. It must display quilting by machine and/or hand. Quilting is defined as a running stitch that passes through top, batting and backing. Tied quilts are not permitted.


  1. NEQM will not accept entries made prior to 2015. No kits please.


  1. NEQM reserves the right, for whatever reason, to reject any quilt submitted.


  1. Due to limitations in the Museum’s gallery space, quilts should be no larger than 80” wide and 88” long, but no smaller than 24” wide and 24” long. Quilts will be hung as space permits.


  1. All quilts, regardless of size, must have a 4” hanging sleeve sewn to the upper back of the quilt.


  1. All quilts must have a label on the back with the title, guild name, quiltmaker’s name, address, and phone number.


In addition to the completed Quilt Entry Form NEQM requires two photo images of the quilt: (1) view of the entire quilt, (2) close-up showing the quality of the stitching, piecing, and/or appliqué.


Enter your quilt for consideration for display at NEQM

There is a Summer Celebration event at the New England Quilt Museum from August 7- Sept. 8th.

The museum would like a quilt from each guild in the area represented at this exhibition.

The decision will be made at the BOARD MEETING on : Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm.  All members are invited to attend.

The meeting place will be:  Mary Rose’s Quilts and Treasures at 4 Brande Ct., Reading

We would like to enter a quilt to represent our Guild.  Our members are the mainstay of our Guild and we would love to show our workmanship as well as spread the word of our Guild.  We need to get our name out there and this is a great form of advertising.  The Cherry on Top is the honor of having one of our members’ quilts displayed at New England’s only Quilt Museum, the 2nd oldest quilt museum in the United States.


We just found out about this exhibit and with the entering date so close we can’t do a group vote at our May meeting due to the Auction. So, we would like to call a board meeting. Those who would like the opportunity to enter a quilt should bring their quilt to the meeting, get it to a board member or drop it off at Mary Rose’s Quilts and Treasures with Laurie, if you can’t attend, before the date of the meeting. We will vote at this meeting to see which one will be entered.


Guidelines will be posted soon!


The board meeting will be on : Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

The meeting place will be:  Mary Rose’s Quilts and Treasures at 4 Brande Ct., Reading



Deborah Feinn is looking for volunteers to help sort and price items for the “Contain Yourself Auction”.

When:  Saturday April 13th  10 AM – 5 PM

Where: Deborah’s House

If you can help in any way, please contact Deborah at 781 944 4664 or 781 315 9069.

Fabric Sale

Muriel Cardin owned a Quilt Shop in Bellingham MA.  She has  a large quantity of fabric remaining and has made arrangements with Marion’s Sew and Vac to show and sell her ramaining invenotry.

WHEN:April 13th and April 20th from 9 am – 3 pm

WHERE:  Marion’s Sew and Vac 234 Pulaski Blvd Bellingham MA 02019.

All fabric $2.00 per yard.  NO CREDIT CARDS!!