Royal Canberra Show Entry Deadline 11 January

January 8, 2019 | Posted in Call for Entries | By

Member Valerie Merritt has advised that electronic and hardcopy entries are being accepted for the Crafts Expo at the Royal Canberra Show. Valerie is the steward for the quilting/ patchwork section. Entry forms are to be submitted by 11 January 2019. The Show runs 22-24 February 2019 at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

The maximum quilt size is 240cm, except for the Miniature class.

Don’t just look at the Quilting/ Patchwork classes (categories). You may find something in Sewing (e.g. 806 Fabric carry bag – fashion or utility) or Textile Arts and Millinery (e.g. 905 – any textile item/ mixed media/ wall hanging including techniques such as hand painting, dyeing, printing, stitching, beading), or Miscellaneous Crafts. There is again a theme class, within each section, for the Crafts Expo – Wonderful Water.

Categories for 2019 are:-

SPECIAL CHALLENGE OPEN TO ALL

  1. Any exhibit depicting your interpretation of ‘Wonderful Water’ (attach a story of no more than 50 words of your interpretation)

 BEGINNERS (with less than 2 years experience)

  1.   Any exhibit of Quilting and Patchwork

NON PROFESSIONAL (with more than 2 years experience)

  1. Traditional Quilt, including those featuring Appliqué
  2. Miniature Quilt 756. Art and Mixed Media Quilt
  3. ModernQuilt
  4. Creative Garment and Creative Article

OFESSIONAL

  1. Any exhibit of Quilting and Patchwork

SENIOR (Non Professional, 65 Years and over as at 11 January 2019)

  1. Any Quilt made by entrant

STUDENT (18 Years and under as at 11 January 2019 – Attach Date of Birth to each exhibit)

  1. Any exhibit of Quilting and Patchwork made and quilted by student

STUDENT (12 Years and under as at 11 January 2019 – Attach Date of Birth to each exhibit)

  1. Any exhibit of Quilting and Patchwork made and quilted by student

Here is a link to the Crafts Expo page of the Canberra Show site. You will be taken to a page that has a link for the show schedule, and the entry forms.

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Call for entries 2019

December 11, 2018 | Posted in Call for Entries, exhibitions | By

LONG POST – These are coming up in 2019 for members to enter selected exhibitions. Some information is from Janet de Boer’s Fibre Forum e-bulletin.

Here is a rundown of some Australian calls for entry:

Deadline of 5 February 2019 to enter the 2019 AQC (Australasian Quilt Convention) Challenge: the theme is MAGIC; the size is 90cm square. Entries will be judged on design, interpretation of theme and workmanship. A section of finalists will tour the AQC craft events in Australia and New Zealand. Three cash prizes will be awarded: FIRST Prize $3500; Runner-Up $1500 and Viewers’ Choice $500. The AQC annual event is to be held April 11-14, 2019 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson Street, Carlton Vic (Melbourne). Link to AQC challenge

Also part of AQC, with a deadline of 21 February is the Self Portrait textile art challenge

Link to AQC Self Portrait call for entry

Deadline of 1st March 2019 to enter the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019 with the award exhibition being held from 1st June – 11th August 2019 at the Wangaratta Art Gallery, Victoria. There is a $10,000 Acquisitive Award. The Wangaratta Art Gallery is proud to present the Contemporary Textile Award, which is a biennial acquisitive award and exhibition celebrating the diversity and strength of Australia’s textile artistry.

Link to Wangaratta contemporary textile award

Deadline of 30th April to submit work for Stitchy Central – Enter the community exhibition Stitching Through Time – A Celebration of 20 Years which includes a People’s Choice Award (cash prizes) in three categories, Group, Individual and Student. Any textile medium welcome, such as embroidery, knitting, crochet, mixed media, textile books, 2D, 3D, wall hanging, sculpture, rugs, wearable etc. Size limited to under 1.5 M any dimension. Contemporary and Traditional styles welcome.

Link to Stitched up festival Community Exhibition

Deadline of 16 June for Dare to Differ Contemporary Quilt Exhibition.

The Quilters’ Guild of South Australia Inc invites all quilt/textile artists resident in Australia to participate in this selected exhibition at Gallery M – Marion Street, Marion Cultural Centre, Oaklands Park Adelaide. Dare to Differ will be in place from 5-29 September 2019. Submissions should be original, innovative,
predominantly fibre, comprising at least two layers stitched together – not framed or stretched. Online Applications to enter become available from 1st May 2019

Link to dare-to-differ

Deadline of 17 June for the Modern Quilt Show Australia.

Sydney Modern Quilt Guild and Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild are proud to present the 2019 Modern Quilt Show Australia! After a break in 2018 we’re teaming up to bring you another fabulous show, featuring the best modern quilts in Australia. We’ll be returning to our beautiful venue from 2015 – The Pavilion, Kiama.

Exhibition dates are 16-18 August, which overlaps the Canberra Quilters Members’ Exhibition(15-18 August). An unfortunate clash, but these things happen!

Link to Modern Quilt Show Australia

Deadline of 19 September for the AQIPP (Australian Quilts in Public Places) Exhibition. Quilters are invited to demonstrate their talents and originality interpreting the theme “Metamorphosis”. AQIPP is a juried, judged and sponsored exhibition which is open to all quilters in Australia. (Major sponsor: Brother International)

Link to AQIPP

International Quilt Shows:

International Quilt Festival Houston, 31 October – 3 November, 2019

  • SAPPHIRE CELEBRATION CELEBRATING 45 YEARS – Call open now through 19 February, 2019
  • QUILTED COMICS & SCI-FI – 5 January 2019 – Entry forms go live, 9 April 2019  – Deadline for entries
  • FINE CHINA – 4 March , 2019 – Entry forms go live at http://callforentrieschina.com 2 May , 2019 – Deadline for entries

The International Quilt Association runs the judged portion of the International Quilt Festival. Information, rules and entry forms for the 2019 show will be published in the Northern Hemisphere Spring. This is where members Jenny Bowker, Helen Godden and Beth Miller entered their quilts in the 2018 show.

The two websites are very close in name. Quilts.com is the commercial organisation and Quilts.org is the Association mentioned above. Think of quilts.com as like Expertise Events and quilts.org like Canberra Quilters.

 

Festival of Quilts, Birmingham UK, 1-4 August 2019

There are 14 different competition categories planned for the 2019 quilt competition- there are membership constraints. In 2018 there was an open call that allowed non-members to exhibit in a specific category. It is subject to change so check back in early 2019 for the final list.

Link to Festival of Quilts

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Call for Entries – Royal Canberra Show 2019

October 20, 2018 | Posted in Call for Entries, events | By

Member Valerie Merritt has advised that electronic and hardcopy entries are being accepted for the Crafts Expo at the Royal Canberra Show. Valerie is the steward for the quilting/ patchwork section. Entry forms are to be submitted by 11 January 2019. The Show runs 22-24 February 2019 at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

The maximum quilt size is 240cm, except for the Miniature class.

Don’t just look at the Quilting/ Patchwork classes (categories). You may find something in Sewing (e.g. 806 Fabric carry bag – fashion or utility) or Textile Arts and Millinery (e.g. 905 – any textile item/ mixed media/ wall hanging including techniques such as hand painting, dyeing, printing, stitching, beading), or Miscellaneous Crafts. There is again a theme class, within each section, for the Crafts Expo – Wonderful Water.

Each subsection within the Crafts Expo caters for many skill levels which may include:

  • Beginners (less than 2 years experience in that craft);
  • Non-Professional (more than 2 years experience in that craft);
  • Professional (those that make a living out of their craft);
  • Seniors (non-professional, more than 65 years of age);
  • Students (including College, High School and Primary levels);
  • Children (not yet at School).

Here is a link to the Crafts Expo page of the Canberra Show site. You will be taken to a page that has a link for the show schedule, and the entry forms.

 

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Call for Entries – Braidwood Quilt Event: 24-25 November

September 18, 2018 | Posted in Call for Entries | By

A regional sister quilt organization is holding its annual festival – Braidwood Quilt Event 24 & 25 November 2018

There is a call for entries in various categories:

They are offering multiple opportunities for you to be a part of this Event:

  1. You can display your work in the famous Airing of the Quilts and have a chance to WIN the Viewers’ Choice Prize of $100
  2. You can display and sell your quilts and crafts and materials at the Braidwood Boutique Quilts & Crafts Market at St Bede’s School Hall
  3. You can enter the ‘Indoor Exhibition and Competition” and the opportunity to win category prizes

All information and downloads are on the Braidwood Quilters website.

Airing of the Quilts Outdoor Exhibition:
Closing date 14 November 2018

  • Read the Terms and Conditions for Entry – the page includes links to complete the registration online and to download the Form/label for posting/delivering or sending your work
  • Register your Entry online – there is no limit to the number of quilts you can enter and there is no entry fee; once you register, you will get the mailing labels as well

Indoor Exhibition and Competition:

The organisers of the Indoor Exhibition & Competition look forward to housing a collection of elegant, colourful, exciting and competitive quilts, to complement the well-loved outdoor main street ‘Airing of the Quilts’.

Prizes – Indoor Competition

Indoor Competition
Outright – The ‘Jill McLeod Memorial Award – for Excellence in Quiltmaking.’ Prize $200

Category Prizes
Category 1 $300 for First Prize
Categories 2 to 6 $100 for First Prize (each category)
Category 7 – Children Under 15 – First Prize $50, Second Prize $30, Third Prize $20; each Category 7 entrant will receive an encouragement certificate and gift

Viewer’s Choice $100

Braidwood Quilt Shop Challenge

The Braidwood Quilt Shop will award goods to the value of $200 between the first three winners.

More information on the Festival of Braidwood website or email Margaret.

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Call for Entries – various

March 28, 2018 | Posted in Call for Entries | By

There are several opportunities this year for members to enter selected exhibitions:

  1. 1. World Quilt Competition 2018

Australian entries for the World Quilt Competition 2018  are now open! Share your artwork on the international stage, and let someone else look after logistics, shipping, customs and insurance!   Entries close on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Accepted entries will premiere at the World Quilt New England (16-18 August 2018) and tour to other Mancuso shows in the United States until early 2019.

Entries can be submitted via the Online Entry Form. Alternatively, download, complete and return the World Quilt Competition 2018 Entry Form – Australian Edition (PDF) by e-mail or post. Be aware that your quilt must be at least 1296 square inches (eg 36x36in) and completed in 2016, 2017 or 2018.  See the Contest Rules for more information.

  1. International Quilt Festival Houston

IQF offers a range of exhibition opportunities. See the IQF Website for more information:

  • In Full Bloom: Call is open February 2 through April 12, 2018
  • Hands All Around: Call is open February 21 through April 19, 2018
  • Tactile Architecture: Call is open March 14 through May 10, 2018
  • Landscape Quilts: Call is open March 7 through May 3, 2018
  • Power of Women: Call is open April 16 through June 13, 2018
  1. Quilts Across Queensland

Entries are now open for the Royal Queensland Show’s (Ekka) Quilts Across Queensland competition.

Showcase your workmanship and design skills across 13 classes, including professional and non-professional, group quilt, junior section and modern quilts.

To view the competition schedule or to learn more about the prizes, delivery and collection dates, please click here to visit the Quilts Across Queensland page on the Ekka website.

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Exhibition Entry Deadline Extended to June 30 2017

June 21, 2017 | Posted in Call for Entries, CQ Exhibition, events, Exhibition | By

The entry deadline for entering this year’s Canberra Quilter’s Annual Members Exhibition has been extended to (postmarked) 30 June 2017.

To download the entry pack click here.

This extension of deadline will not impact any other Exhibition dates.

Remember, you can submit a quilt for display only (also known as “not for judging”) in the Exhibition. We strongly encourage all members to consider submitting a quilt (even if it’s just for display). You never know, seeing your quilt might just be the catalyst for someone else to start quilting (and we all need there to be more quilters in the world!).

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Call for entries – various opportunities

April 3, 2017 | Posted in Call for Entries | By

There are several opportunities this year for members to enter selected competitions /exhibitions:

  1. World Quilt Competition 2017

Australian entries for the World Quilt Competition 2017  are now open. Share your artwork on the international stage, and let someone else look after logistics, shipping, customs and insurance!   Entries close on Monday, 15 May 2017. Accepted entries will premiere at World Quilt New England  (17-19 August 2017) and tour to other Mancuso shows in the United States until early 2018.

Entries can be submitted via the Online Entry Form. Alternatively, download, complete and return the World Quilt Competition 2017 Entry Form – Australian Edition (PDF) by e-mail or post. Be aware that your quilt must be at least 1296 square inches (eg 36x36in)  and completed in 2015, 2016 or 2017.  See the Contest Rules for more information.

Four Australians received ribbons in 2016. View all the prize winners here

Enter your quilt in 2017 to be part of this exciting event. For more information, contact the Australian Coordinator Brenda Gael Smith at info@worldquiltaustralian.com

  1. Art Quilt Australia 2017

Art Quilt Australia 2017 is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand and OZQN (Ozquilt Network) members worldwide. Entries close on 7 June 2017. Submission is via the online entry form or by postal mail only.

The exhibition will be held at the prestigious Queen Victoria Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania from Friday 7 September to Sunday 22 October 2017 and will be documented in a comprehensive catalogue.

Art Quilt Australia 2017 is a juried exhibition with $6000 in prize money.  All selected entries are automatically eligible for consideration for the $3000 Award of Excellence (non-acquisitive). Entrants submitting complying wool quilts (see below) may also nominate their work for the $3000 Expressions:Wool Quilt Prize where the winning work is acquired by the National Wool Museum for its permanent collection.

3. Australian Quilts in Public Places – AQIPP 2017

Quilters are invited to demonstrate their talents and originality in interpreting the theme:

REFLECTION

16 November-21 December 2017

Whitehorse Artspace, Box Hill, Melbourne VIC.

AQIPP is a juried, judged and sponsored exhibition which is open to all quilters in Australia.

Entries close: 21 September 2017

For more information: australian quilters association

Email: aqipp2017

An initiative of Australian Quilters Association

Major sponsor: Brother International

  1. Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2018

A collaborative program between the Tasmanian Quilting Guild & the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2018 Exhibition will be held in the Carnegie Gallery at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania in Hobart from Tuesday 1st May to Sunday 3rd June 2018.

The Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize is open to textile artists across Australia. This biennial exhibition aims to promote best practice in art quilting and encourage experimentation by presenting new and exciting textile art. There is an additional category of Textile Sculpture.

The theme is ‘Ebb and Flow’. Entries close on 5 March 2018.

Full entry details on tasquiltguild site

Major sponsor: Bernina

(Quilt in banner is Red Hills by Dianne Firth)

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Call for entries – AQIPP

July 5, 2016 | Posted in Art quilts, Call for Entries | By

Members may be interested in participating in this (you have over a year before entries close):

Call for Entries

Australian Quilts in Public Places

AQIPP 2017

An initiative of The Australian Quilters Association Inc.

REFLECTION

16 November – 21 December 2017

Whitehorse ArtSpace Box Hill, Melbourne VIC

Quilters are invited to demonstrate their talents and originality interpreting the theme “Reflection”.

 AQIPP is a juried, judged and sponsored exhibition which is open to all quilters in Australia.

(Major sponsor: Brother International)

Whether contemplating reflection in still water or reflecting on life, change, environment or the world around us, reflection helps to instil in us a sense of time and place.

 Entries close: 21 September 2017

For further information: http://australianquiltersassociation.com/

or  email the convenor: aqipp2017@gmail.com

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Map Project textile exhibition- Belconnen Arts Centre

June 2, 2016 | Posted in Call for Entries | By

Members may be interested in this opportunity from Belconnen Arts Centre (The Map Project – Where I Live):

Textile groups from the ACT and region are invited to respond collaboratively to the concept of: “mapping: where I live;” by exploring ideas of home, place and belonging. Entrants are encouraged to engage playfully, thoughtfully, radically, or somewhere in between. We invite investigation and interpretation of geography, culture, history and community relationships along with the personal perceptions and meanings of living and being at home through the tactile, rich and varied medium of textiles.

Link to entry form.

Link for further details.

Entry deadline is 4pm on 29 August 2016.

Anne McMahon and Monika McInerney from the Belconnen Arts Centre will be the guest speakers at the evening meeting on August 4.

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Ultimate Bag Challenge

May 15, 2016 | Posted in Call for Entries, CQ Events | By

Members are invited to celebrate CANBERRA QUILTERS 40th by entering our Ultimate Quilters Bag Challenge

Entries due by Friday 24 June 2016

Deliver to: Cook Rooms, 41 Templeton Street, Cook

Judging: By members present at the 40th birthday lunch. Criteria for judging are practicality, creativity in design, workmanship.

RSVP to Helen Rose (president@canberraquilters.org.au )

Or mail to PO Box 935, Jamison Centre, ACT, 2614

The Inspiration:

“While thinking about ideas to celebrate the 40 years anniversary of CQ I reflected on the changes and creative development of the sewing bag. Remember in the 70’s and 80’s everyone had a lined sewing basket?

A receptacle for one’s sewing notions and work in progress is a very necessary part of the quilter’s ‘must have’ as the quilter needs to quilt wherever she or he is. – Attending workshops, meetings, retreats, friendship groups, visiting, travelling and so it goes. Over the years I have seen some amazing examples of innovation and imagination.”

Wendy Saclier

 

Rules

  1. Closing date for entries Friday 24 June 2016.
  2. Delivery to Cook rooms on 24 June 2016 or by prior arrangement.
  3. You must be a financial member of Canberra Quilters Inc to enter.
  4. Entry fee $5
  5. Your fabric sewing bag must have 3 layers held together with stitching. It must be a practical, functional bag and be creative and innovative. At least two techniques are to be incorporated – piecing, appliqué, embellishment, embroidery, beading, painting, printing, dyeing, fibre manipulation and/or trapunto. It must have a label sewn into the bag with your name, address and phone number.
  6. Your bag may be an original design or made from a kit or a pattern. You must indicate which of these and acknowledge the pattern or kit maker.
  7. Entering a bag means you agree that if it is selected it may be displayed at Canberra Quilters Inc 2016 annual exhibition.
  8. The Committee of Canberra Quilters Inc. reserves the right to photograph your entry for our records and to use those photographs for publicity and other appropriate purposes such as the newsletter, website, electronic catalogue or magazine reviews. Unsolicited reports and reviews containing images may also appear in newspapers, print publications and online. The general public is permitted to photograph the exhibits for personal use.

 

Entry Form is in the March 2016 issue of Connecting Threads.

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