Art Quilt Australia 15 – Call for entries

March 13, 2015 | Posted in Art quilts, Call for Entries | By


Advance Notice

Ozquilt Network Inc, through its Art Quilt Australia exhibitions, seeks to promote the best of Australian art quilts and has joined with the National Wool Museum to present Art Quilt Australia 15. The exhibition will be held at the National Wool Museum, Geelong from Friday 23 October 2015 to Friday 11 December 2015.

This is a juried exhibition with over $5000 in prizes, including a $3000 Expressions Wool Quilt Award. The winner of the Expressions prize is acquired by the National Wool Museum for its permanent collection.

Art Quilt Australia 15 is open quilters and artists from all states and territories. Further information and entry forms may be obtained via the Ozquilt Network website.  Entries open on 13 March 2015 and the deadline for submission is 7 August 2015.


For the purposes of this exhibition, a quilt is defined as a stitched, layered textile incorporating any material and employing any technique although quilts nominated for the Wool Quilt Prize should be constructed predominantly of woollen fabric. Quilts must have been completed after November 2013 and must not have been exhibited elsewhere in Victoria.


  • 13 March 2015                           Entries open
  • 7 August 2015                           Deadline for submission of entries
  • 11 September 2015                   Notification of selection
  • 16 October 2015                        Delivery of art works
  • 23 October 2015                        Opening event; prizes awarded
  • 24 October 2015                        Exhibition opens to the public
  • 11 December 2015                    Exhibition closes
  • 17 December 2015                    Collection/return of work


To check the website:

For enquiries:

(Edited text from the ozquiltnetwork newsletter – for the information of CQ members)

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Australia Wide 4 closes on Saturday, 28 Feb

February 26, 2015 | Posted in Art quilts, What's On | By

Don’t forget this exhibition will be closing this Saturday, 28 February at 2pm.


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Australia Wide 4 Exhibition now open

February 11, 2015 | Posted in Art quilts, exhibitions, What's On | By

This exhibition is now open at The Q in Queanbeyan. There is a floor talk on Thursday 12 Feb at 11am.


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Australia Wide 4 at The Q, Queanbeyan, from 10 Feb

January 29, 2015 | Posted in Art quilts, Member News | By


Canberra Quilters members Dianne Firth, Helen Gray, Pamela Munday, Brenda Gael Smith and former member Lucy Carroll are all part of this exhibition.


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Dairy Barn 100th Anniversary – retrospective quilt show

November 13, 2014 | Posted in Art quilts, Exhibition | By

The Dairy Barn Arts Center is in Athens, Ohio and is where Quilt National is held every two years. This is the preeminent art quilt exhibition – just to get in is a feat. Over the years a number of Canberra Quilters (Dianne Firth and Judy Turner immediately come to mind), and other Australian quilters have been successful in being chosen to exhibit in Quilt National.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Quilt National and the 100th anniversary of the barn they are holding a retrospective exhibition of quilts made by quilters who served as jurors for the various Quilt National exhibitions. Each one usually has an early work, a ‘middle’ work and a recent work. It would be a great exhibition to see in person as a number of the jurors show a traditional quilt as their early work, before they moved into art quilts. Luckily for us there is a slideshow on the Dairy Barn website so we can at least see images of the works.

Please go here to link to the slideshow of Quilt (R)Evolution: Art Quilt Retrospective 1979-2014

Quilt in banner is by Dianne Firth.

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Members exhibit at Quilts=Art=Quilts

November 6, 2014 | Posted in Art quilts, Member News | By

Three Canberra Quilters’ members have been accepted to the prestigious Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibition at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York. The exhibition is on now, until 4th Jan 2015.

They are Dianne Firth, Beth Miller and Brenda Gael Smith. Beth has received the Catherine Hastedt Award for Workmanship for her quilt, Canberra the Planned City. You may recall this quilt from the tACTile exhibition last year at the Belconnen Arts Centre.

Here is a link to the Schweinfurth site, where you can take a virtual tour of the exhibition.

Congratulations to all for being accepted into the exhibition.

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Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2015

October 20, 2014 | Posted in Art quilts, Call for Entries | By


Entries are not due until 31 July 2015 and quilts must have been completed in 2014/15.

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Call for entries – Dare to Differ

October 2, 2014 | Posted in Art quilts, Call for Entries | By

The Quilters’ Guild of South Australia are holding an exhibition of Contemporary Quilts in October 2015. Entry is open to quilters resident in Australia and entry forms and images are due by 10 July 2015.  Quilts can be up to 250cm in length or width.

Convenor Suzanne Gummow has sent the following information:

What is “Differ to Differ”?

  A small group came together in South Australia more than 20 years ago with the aim of promoting and showcasing contemporary art quilts in this state. The first exhibition was held at the Megaw and Hogg and then it has been held at Prospect Gallery and recently at Gallery M, Marion. “Dare to Differ” exhibitions are held bi-annually. The interpretation of the quilts is left to the quilt maker.  Contemporary quilt makers are encouraged to extend their horizons, leaning more to the Visual Arts and “Dare to Differ”.

The exhibition is open to ALL quilt makers within Australia. We have hoped that by opening entries to interstate contemporary quilt makers we give South Australian quilt makers and the general public the opportunity to view a very high standard exhibition of contemporary art quilts.

A definition of a quilt for this exhibition is that it must be predominantly fibre, and be composed of a least two distinct layers, stitched together throughout the quilt. It must be innovative, original and of course meet the criteria of the title “Dare to Differ – 2015”. Entries will be preselected from photos – one of the whole quilt and one a detail in CD format. The photos MUST be of an excellent standard – clear and precise. The selection process is done by two or more contemporary quilt artists with an international standing.

One of the most important things when entering any exhibition is that one needs to read and follow ALL the requirements accurately that appear on the entry form.

The exhibitions in the past have been exciting, diverse and of an extremely high standard. It is very important that we continue to give the opportunity to the South Australian public (including all our quilt makers) to view such an exhibition held here in Adelaide.

So this is my plea – enter this exhibition!!!!!!! And let’s make it bigger and better!!! So get thinking and creating – entries will be due in July 2015. The exhibition will be held at Gallery M – 2 – 25 October 2015.

Contact me if you need any more information regarding the exhibition.

Suzanne Gummow

 Convenor of the “Dare to Differ – 2015”


Banner image is “Shattered” by member Joanne Barraclough. Photography by Sara Magee

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Last Days for Australia Wide 3 Exhibition at The Q

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Art quilts, exhibitions | By

You only have a couple more days to visit, or revisit, the Australia Wide 3 exhibition at The Q in Queanbeyan. It closes on Saturday 16 November at 3pm. The Gallery opens each day at 10am and is open until 4pm today and tomorrow.

Australia Wide 3 is the juried travelling exhibition from members of Ozquilt Network Inc., Australia’s organisation for art quilters.

The gallery is part of The Q Performance Arts Centre in Queanbeyan. It is in the centre of Queanbeyan, behind the Council Chambers and Conference Centre  in Crawford Street. Parking is free, and at the door, with car park entrances in Lowe and Rutledge Street.

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Australia Wide 3 opens tonight

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Art quilts, Exhibition | By

The exhibition, Australia Wide 3, opens tonight at The Q Exhibition Space in Queanbeyan. Our President, Michelle Law will officially open the exhibition at 6pm.

There will be a floor talk on Thursday at 11.00am.

AW3_ opening


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