Enter Your Quilt
If you would like to enter your quilt in the 2017 quilt show, simply click on the link below to download the form. You may then fill out the form and return it along with pictures of your quilt, and your entry fee to us by mail or in person at Yoder Department Store. Entries must be received by May 15, 2017. If you have any questions, please call Nancy at Yoder Department Store at (877) 768-1945.
Mail your entries to:
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Copyright Law and Surrounding Issues
Due to increasing internet sales such as on-line auction and other sites, copyright law for quilters has recently come under more scrutiny. Under current copyright law, permission of the pattern designer or seller needs to be asked for and received in order to display your quilt publicly if your pattern or design uses someone else’s pattern, artwork, photography or another quilt as its basis. Your quilt, even if the design has been altered, is considered a derivative work of the original design.
We at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival want to comply with copyright laws thereby protecting you as you display your quilts at the Shipshewana Quilt Show.
We respectfully request that you ask permission of the pattern designer or artist prior to displaying your quilt in our show.
To read more on copyright law and how it applies please follow the link provided http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm
How do I ask Permission?
Click Here for a sample permission letter.
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Creating a Sleeve for Hanging Quilts
Typical square or rectangle quilt
"Split Sleeve" (Allowing for a break in the sleeve is only necessary for very wide quilts such as those 72 inches or wider.)
The split in the sleeve allows a large quilt to have support while hanging and will prevent the quilt from "sagging" in the middle