by Elaine MacNaughtan
The 2022 International Plowing Match and the Home on the Farm Quilt Show & Tea Room are only a few weeks away. Are you ready?
The Quilt Competition at the quilt show is a great opportunity to showcase your quilting skills and is open to all. The deadline for entry is June 30th. The Quilt Competition Entry Form and Quilt Entry Rules can be found on the IPM website at https://www.plowingmatch.org/ipm2022/get-involved/quilt-competition competition Three copies should be prepared, one form, including a description and photograph of the quilt, plus a non-refundable $10.00 entry fee for each quilt – payable by cheque or money order to IPM 2022 – should be sent to IPM 2022 Quilt Competition, c/o 16 Maric Trail, Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0 by June 30. Alternately an e transfer can be sent to QuiltsIPM2022@gmail.com along with the entry form, description and photo.
Quilts must be delivered on either Monday, July 25 between 1 and 4 pm or Wednesday, July 2, 7 between 3 and 7 pm to St. John’s United Church, 400 Prescott Street, Kemptville, ON, parking lot entrance. Quilts may be sent by Fedex or UPS to IPM 2022 Quilts c/o Harvex, 2109 L&G Road 20, Oxford Station, ON, K0G 1T0. Enclose a second copy of the completed entry form and a photo of the quilt which should be in a clear plastic bag.
The third copy of the entry form is proof of ownership when it is time to retrieve the quilt.
The quilts will be professionally judged before the start of the quilt show and all decisions of the judges are final. Judging will be conducted according to Canadian Quilt Judging Standards.
Anyone who would rather not have their work judged may enter an item with the request that it be for display only by marking the entry form – For Display Only, Do Not Judge.
The Home on the Farm Quilt Show & Tea Room will be held in the W.B. George Centre in Kemptville on August 19 from 10 am to 7 pm and on August 20 from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is $10. cash at the door. A British Tea will be served between 11 am and 2 pm Friday and Saturday, and from 4 to 7 pm. Beverages and snacks will be available from 10 am to 11 am and 2 pm to 4 pm Friday and Saturday. Take out will also be available for breaks and lunch, as well as preordered 3-tier British Tea specially packaged for take out.
All quilts and quilted items will also be on display in the Quilt Tent in the Lifestyles Area at the 2022 International Plowing Match which runs from September 20 to 24 from 8:30 am to 5 pm daily on the grounds of the Kemptville Campus, in North Grenville.
For more information on the IPM please visit the website at www.plowingmatch.org.