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This month’s subject can be controversial, contentious and some would say quite unnecessary – it’s quilt categorisation. I’m not really a fan of endlessly classifying quilts into genres – it seems to me that our pastime is niche enough without creating new smaller niches for ourselves. However, if you are going to enter your quilt into a competition it’s essential that you choose the right category, so this is an exploration of the main quilting genres, my feelings about them and how we use them.

In the UK, our main source of quilting genre officialdom is the annual Festival of Quilts (FOQ) competition and the information on their entry form, which can be interpreted freely by quilters who choose a category to enter their quilt into. As all quilts entered are hung at the show without a jury

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