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.
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:
- You can display your work in the famous Airing of the Quilts and have a chance to WIN the Viewers’ Choice Prize of $100
- You can display and sell your quilts and crafts and materials at the Braidwood Boutique Quilts & Crafts Market at St Bede’s School Hall
- 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
- Book a stall space at the Boutique Quilts and Crafts Markets at St Bede’s School Hall – reserve online or download the booking form to book – $20 to set up a stall, no commissions on sales
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
Outright – The ‘Jill McLeod Memorial Award – for Excellence in Quiltmaking.’ Prize $200
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.
There are several opportunities this year for members to enter selected exhibitions:
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
The entry deadline for entering this year’s Canberra Quilter’s Annual Members Exhibition has been extended to (postmarked) 30 June 2017.
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!).
There are several opportunities this year for members to enter selected competitions /exhibitions:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
- Online AQA2017 Entry Form including secure payment by credit card
- Download Conditions of Entry
- Download AQA2017 Entry Form (PDF)
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:
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
An initiative of Australian Quilters Association
Major sponsor: Brother International
- 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)
Members may be interested in participating in this (you have over a year before entries close):
Call for Entries
Australian Quilts in Public Places
An initiative of The Australian Quilters Association Inc.
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: email@example.com
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Or mail to PO Box 935, Jamison Centre, ACT, 2614
“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.”
- Closing date for entries Friday 24 June 2016.
- Delivery to Cook rooms on 24 June 2016 or by prior arrangement.
- You must be a financial member of Canberra Quilters Inc to enter.
- Entry fee $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.
- 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.
- Entering a bag means you agree that if it is selected it may be displayed at Canberra Quilters Inc 2016 annual exhibition.
- 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.
The Exhibition Entry pack and associated forms have been loaded onto the website. You can access them here.
Entries for the exhibition and submission of Intention to Sell form close on 16 June.
(Quilt in the banner is one of this year’s raffle quilts)
Just a reminder that the deadline for entries for the Celebrate 40 exhibition are due in two weeks on 16 May. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this exhibition.
Click on the ‘Celebrate 40’ button to the right of this post.