Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is the Competition section on?

YES!! The Quilt Show categories remain the same. We encourage you to participate in the show with great enthusiasm.


  • When is IIQF 2021 scheduled?

IIQF 2021 is as scheduled from 23 Jan to 25 Jan 2021. 

  • If the competition is on, what changes?

The format of exhibiting the quilts will change. We would be bringing you updates and guidelines from time to time.

There will be sufficient time for you to respond to these changes.


  • Why are you taking the event online?

Our primary concern is the health of the participants- competition participants, faculty, visitors, sponsors, sellers and volunteers. In the current situation, it is too unsafe for all of us to congregate in person. We will make every effort to make this a fun-filled, special and memorable event.


  • Quilt Show Competition

  • How can I participate in the Quilt show?

The categories for the quilt show have been announced. You can check the categories and size specifications here.

Registrations for the Quilt Show Competition is open and will close on 15 Dec, 2020. Check out the important dates here.

Check out the guidelines and rules for registration.

Information on Awards will be published on the website.

  • Can I enter a quilt made from a pattern?

Yes, you can use a free or purchased pattern. Remember to mention it in the write up that accompanies your quilt entry.  If the quilt was inspired by a photo or an art work, please do give due attribution.​


  • How many quilts can I submit?

You can submit up to 2 quilts for each category for competition, i.e. maximum of 12 quilts per participant and an additional 2 quilts if you are less than 18 years of age.

  • Can more than one person collaborate to make a quilt?

​Yes, you can make a joint entry. Any number of people can collaborate to make a quilt. The entry form must contain the names of all collaborators and mention their contribution. It will be considered as one entry. How the prize is shared between the collaborators is up to them.


  • Does my quilt qualify if it is professionally longarmed?

​Yes it qualifies, you need to specify in the quilt registration form.


  • Does the size have to be precise?

The Theme quilts have to adhere strictly to the specified sizes. For the remaining categories, as long as no side is smaller than 2 feet or bigger than 8 feet, all sizes in between are fine. Miniature quilts can be maximum 18 inches on any side.


  • Can I add buttons or embellishments to my quilt?

Yes, embellishments can be added.

  • Can I make a series of 2 (or more) quilts which hang like panels and together make 1 entry? If so, how does it fit into the size requirement?

Yes, your entry can be a panel of 2 (or more) pieces – when hanged, the combination should comply with the size requirements.

  • When should I register and what is the procedure to enter my quilt?

Registration opens on 1st September 2020, and all details will be updated on the website.

  • Should I be there in person or can I just send my quilt for the show?

 IIQF 2021 is an online event. You can send us your quilts for judging once we intimate you. The same will be sent back to you after the show.

  • Is there an entry fee and why is that charged?

Yes, there will be a nominal entry fee to cover the costs of hosting online and entry in the festival catalogue, Insurance and handling charges where applicable.

  • My card payment is not going through. What should I do? is our platform for Quilt Show Competition Registrations. You will need a Debit or Credit card which is activated for International Transactions. Please make sure your card is activated for International Transactions.

In case your payment fails, please login to your artcall account and raise a ticket. We will suggest other alternatives for making a payment.


  • What other sections will be there in the festival in addition to the quilt show?

We plan to bring the same amount of excitement and more for you. We would be updating the website regarding all these and more.

  • Is this a permanent change?

No. We plan to return for the next edition (2023) as an in-person event in Chennai, India.

We are in the process of finalising the IIQF 2021 online event and would be bringing you the latest updates from time to time. We sure miss the original format of the show but hope to work towards meeting these uncertain and challenging times by bringing you a superlative experience with your support and participation!

Show & Workshop


Show Categories

  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Facebook

Get the latest updates. Subscribe to IIQF Newsletter.

Chennai, India

23-25 January, 2021

© 2020 by India International Quilt Festival