The Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival 2016 Quilt Block Contest, co-sponsored by Cosby’s of Harrogate, the Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival and Crater Quilters, has been announced.
Prizes will be awarded in two categories, hand pieced blocks and machine pieced blocks —$30 for first place and $20 for second place. Each first place winner will also receive a gift certificate from a local fabric store.
Blocks will be judged on the following criteria:
• 50 percent appropriate and pleasing fall colors, either solid or print, of 100 percent cotton or polyester blend fabric;
• 50 percent quality and accuracy of piecing;
• The block must measure 12 ½ in. x 12 ½ in. in order to be judged;
• The block must be a pieced pattern and cannot contain cross-stitch, counted cross-stitch or embroidery;
• Any trim should be washable; and
• You may enter one block in each category.
All blocks become the property of the Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival and will be displayed at the festival.
Entries may be brought or mailed to the Bell County Public Library, 126 South 20th Street, Middlesboro, KY 40965 no later than Sept. 17.
For additional information or clarification, contact Sally C. Smith at 606 269-2655.