Deadline to be included in Fest Times: September 7, 2020


Stockings entry form can be found at the bottom of this page.

To download a paper copy, click the green button found below the form.

Thank you for your interest in designing for Festival of Trees! Festival can only be a success through the creative contributions and volunteer efforts of people like you, and we are grateful!

The Impact of Your Creativity

Festival of Trees is a fundraiser for Quad City Arts, which brings art programs to youth and adults throughout the entire Quad Cities region through programs like the Visiting Artist Series, Art @ the Airport gallery, Rock Island gallery, Metro Arts, Arts Dollars, Chalk Art Fest, and more!

Your design will be sold to raise funds for these wonderful programs. We thank you for helping make a difference in our community!

General Information

-Limit two Handcrafted Stocking design entries per person

-For each Handcrafted Stocking creation, entrant will receive 4 free general admission tickets to Festival

-Drop off day: Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 10-4 pm at 1129 39th Street, Moline, IL.  If you are unable to bring your stocking during this time frame please contact Kim Parein.

Categories and Judging

Entries​ will be judged in two categories: designs from a pattern or kit, and original design.

Festival of Trees and its judges reserve the right to decide in their final and sole discretion whether an entry is in the appropriate category. Winners will be determined by judges appointed by Festival of Trees, and their decisions will be final.

Entries will be judged on artistic appeal and quality of workmanship. Failure to meet the below qualifications will automatically eliminate your design from the judging process. 1st and 2nd place ribbons will be awarded in each category. A ribbon will also be awarded for Best of Show. 


-Stockings should measure between 16 and 24 inches in length and be no wider than 12 inches.

-All stockings should function as a "stuffable" stocking.

-A hanging loop must be included.

Additional Information

-Your entry must be completed and ready to be placed on the display structure when you arrive.

-Advertisements and company logos are not permitted. The designer's name and company sponsor will be listed on signage provided by Festival.

-Entries become the sole property of Quad City Arts Festival of Trees at the time of delivery.

-Festival of Trees volunteers and Quad City Arts staff reserve the right to approve all designs.

-Entry title, designer(s), company, and benefactor will be published in the Fest Times if received by print deadline.

-Festival of Trees and Quad City Arts may use your name, photos, and the name of your sponsor (if any) in its publicity and literature.

Questions? Contact Kim Parein at (309) 236-6377 or

Quad City Arts reserves the right to reject any designs that do not align with our mission. This may include, but is not limited to: any violent or harmful messages or imagery, commercial promotional items, and political statements of any kind.