Farnham Maltings Quilters' Sale Exhibition - Contemporary Quilt Registration 2018 Please submit your form by 30th November 2017 A contemporary quilt is one that draw on the traditions of quilt making, through piecing, appliqué or wholecloth, but have an original approach. Quilts should have an original design (i.e. not from a commercial pattern, book or workshop), good use of colour and strong visual impact and also demonstrate a high quality of execution. Makers may use non-traditional fabrics, fabric printing and dyeing, embellishment and unusual construction methods. They may be sewn by hand, machine or any combination.