You will be notified one way or the other by May 30.
Only the category, name of the quilt and dimensions are disclosed during the jury process in order to be as fair as possible.
Upon acceptance, you must send your quilt (self-insured) to Quilt Odyssey for arrival no earlier than and not later than July 15, 2016. International entries may ship their quilts earlier. It is imperative that you include the return shipping label sent to you upon acceptance*, properly and completely filled out and a prepaid shipping label (preferred) or a check for the return amount made out to Quilt Odyssey. If your check does not cover the return shipping fees, then QO will only insure it for whatever the check amount will cover. Please DO NOT send stamps if you want your quilt returned via US Postal Service. We schedule a pick up by the Post Office because there are so many boxes: the Post Office will not pick up packages with stamps: we must have a Click & Ship label on each box because it has a tracking number on it and an automatic delivery confirmation. The Post Office will not pick up any package that has stamps on it because of their new terrorist guidelines. NOTE: In the case of acceptance of entries from foreign countries, the entrants may opt to pay by MC/Visa.PLEASE NOTE: Quilts will be returned via Fedex Ground/Home Delivery if no prepaid label is enclosed, so please check their prices before enclosing your check for return postage. If no form of payment is enclosed with your quilt, it will be shipped COD back to you or will be delayed until payment is received.
Please ship the quilt(s) in a cloth bag within a plastic bag within a sturdy cardboard box. Label all bags and boxes with your name, address, and phone number. Leave enough room in the box for us to include a show book, any awards/certificates and acid free tissue paper to pack your quilt. Please use one box per quilt submitted. If you have two quilts in the show, please mark the name of the quilt either on the outside of the box or immediately inside apart from the quilt's wrappings. DO NOT USE STYROFOAM PEANUTS TO PACK YOUR QUILT! DO NOT USE BIODEGRADABLE PEANUTS EITHER AS THEY ARE UNSAFE FOR QUILTS IF THEY COME IN CONTACT WITH LIQUID.
If hand delivering or picking up an entry, please notify us in writing at least two weeks ahead of time. Identification will be required by the person picking up an entry at the end of the show.
Quilts must have a 4-6" wide sleeve attached to the back as well as a cloth label sewn to the back of the quilt with the name, address, name of the quilt and phone number of the person entering the quilt. Then please cover your label with a piece of muslin basted over your name and address.
Quilt Odyssey reserves the right of refusal to exhibit quilts which are not up to the standards shown in the slides/CDs.
The quilts must be on display until the close of the show on July 24, 2016. Proper identification will be required for those picking up quilt entries in person. No quilts will be given out before 5pm unless previously arranged. Quilt Odyssey will return quilts within five days; UPS and Fedex usually go out the Monday after the show.
Quilt Odyssey reserves the right to use pictures of the entry quilts juried into the contest for advertising and promotional purposes.
important: The label we send to you to fill out is used as a reference for shipping your quilt back to you, so it must be filled out entirely. Please call us if you have questions about it. 717-423-5148.
Please let us know immediately if your quilt will not be able to be exhibited for some reason!