Compete in the GO! Have Fun Quilt Challenge. Win your share of over $6000 in cash and prizes!

GO! Have Fun Quilt Challenge Rules

These rules apply to the 2013 GO! Have Fun Quilt Challenge.

  1. Quilter must use an AccuQuilt GO!™, GO! Baby, or Studio Fabric Cutter which is 90% faster than rotary cutters or scissors and impresses quilters with their accuracy, speed, ease and portability. Whatever your experience level, GO! will make quilting and fabric crafting even more enjoyable for you.
  2. The maker(s) of a cloth quilt can enter the completed work by entering online at
  3. There will be an entry fee of $15 for AQS members or $30 for non-members.
  4. There is a limit of one entry per contestant. The name(s) on the top line of the entry form should be that of the maker(s). Those listed as "other stitchers on this quilt" will not be considered contestants and may have their own entry in this challenge or future AQS quilt contests.
  5. Each quilt must be completed after January 1, 2010.
  6. Each quilt must be between 30 inches and 60 inches in width and between 30 inches and 60 inches in length.
  7. All quilts must be quilted by hand, machine, or both. Quilting is defined as a running stitch that passes through top, batting, and backing. Tied quilts are not eligible.
  8. Three photos must be uploaded with the entry. Please include:
    • A full-view digital photo of the quilt showing all four corners. No part of the quilt can be obscured. Do not crop or manipulate your photos, however you may crop the background so long as all edges, corners, and binding of the quilt are visible.
    • A detailed photo showing quilting stitches.
    • A photo of the entrant(s) from the shoulders up. Include in your entries only these three photos. Please refer to our Suggestions for Good Photography on our 2013 AQS Quilt Contest webpage at
  9. Quilts must be in excellent condition. Incomplete, torn, or soiled quilts do not qualify for entry or display.
  10. Quilts must be a single unit and may not be framed with wood, metal, etc.
  11. All decisions of the jurors and judges are final. AQS reserves the right to reject any entry. AQS juries quilts based on technique as well as appropriate subject matter.
  12. GO! Have Fun Quilt Challenge Entry Deadline: May 24, 2013
  13. GO! Have Fun Quilt Challenge notification letter will be sent by June 21, 2013.
  14. Accepted GO! Have Fun Quilt Challenge quilts are due at AQS by July 26, 2013.
  15. Winners will be announced August 14, 2013 at Grand Rapids QuiltWeek©.
  16. A selection of the GO! Have Fun Quilt Challenge quilts will be seen by thousands as they travel to all AQS events for a year. They must be available for AQS's traveling exhibit at AQS QuiltWeek events from July 26, 2013 until two weeks after 2014 Paducah QuiltWeek, May 11, 2014.
  17. One (1) $500 Viewer's Choice Award will be given at each AQS QuiltWeek event where the GO! Have Fun Challenge quilts will be exhibited.
  18. Accepted GO! Have Fun Quilt Challenge quilts will be returned to the owners at the conclusion of the traveling exhibit.

The contest rules for all contest and challenges can be printed at:

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Grand Rapids 2013

Win in One of these Great Awards!

  • AccuQuilt® Best of Show $1,000 + GO! Dies


  • First Place $500
  • Second Place $350
  • Third Place $150


  • First Place $500
  • Second Place $350
  • Third Place $150


  • AccuQuilt Choice Award $500
  • Fantastic Use of Color $500
  • Most Creative Embellishments $500
  • Out-of-the-Box Quilting $500
  • Best Combination of AccuQuilt Dies $500
  • Viewer's Choice $500