Friday, December 07, 2007

Alaska Fiber Festival: Barrow-more Album Quilt Challenge

Deadline: February 2, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Barrow-more Album Quilt Challenge

Alaska Fiber Festival
March 7th -16th, 2008

The theme: Half-Baked Alaska

Barrow-more Album Quilt Challenge

Eligibility: Artists residing in Alaska or the Yukon

Entry Fee: $10

An entry must be accompanied by a $10 entry fee and a signed copy of the entry form, to be accepted.

The traditional Baltimore Album Quilts began in Baltimore, Maryland region back in the 1840s. Elaborate appliquéd blocks were created with flowers, leaves, fruit, cornucopia, twined baskets motifs to make elegant and sophisticated designs.
Well guess what?!! It's 2007 and this is ALASKA!!! This challenge is an Alaskan twist to the Baltimore album tradition. We named it after Barrow, Alaska because.... well ....because it sounded good! Get inspired and create a “Barrow”more Album quilt with appliquéd blocks of your own original wonderful or whacky design! This is a chance to be creative. Use something Alaskan on the surface... Include some non-textiles in your appliqué. A bunch of half-baked quilters want you to use “Half-Baked Alaska” as the theme for your design!

And now for the boring, necessary stuff...

Entries must be an original design, have a minimum of three layers and be quilted. There are No minimum or maximum dimensions.

All quilts must have a hanging sleeve attached to the back at the top edge. The hanging sleeve measurements are as follows: the width of the quilt less one inch at each end and with a depth of 3 inches

All entries must have a sewn-on cloth label on the back listing the name of piece, the artist’s name, address, and phone number The label must contain the same name and contact information that appears on the entry form.

Entries must be packed in a cloth bag, i.e. pillow case, with the artist's name on it. This makes sure the piece can be returned to the artist in good condition.

Artists are responsible for door-to-door shipment and return freight.

Alaska Fiber Festival retains the right to disqualify pieces that do not meet exhibition standards.

If you have any questions about a challenge check out the FAQ section. If you can't find an answer there then email it to

Entry Form: Challenge Entry Form