Friday, January 18, 2008

Breaking Traditions 2008

Deadline: August 30, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Breaking Traditions
American Sewing Expo
Rock Financial Showplace
Novi, Michigan
September 26 - September 28, 2008


The theme for the 2008 Breaking Traditions is "With One Voice." Quilts submitted for the exhibit should focus on the positive influence of individuals/organizations/projects that are doing good in the world.

This year's exhibit seeks to give a voice to all those who work tirelessly to enrich our lives.


There is no sign up requirement for this exhibit. All you need to do is send your quilt in by the due date.

Please join the yahoo group: for
the exhibit as all notices/announcements and entry form for the exhibit will be posted there.


This exhibit hangs at the American Sewing Expo ( in Novi, Michigan at the Rock Financial Showplace. The exhibit dates for 2008 are September 26 -
September 28.


This year Breaking Traditions is teaming up with Virginia Spiegel's Fiberart for a Cause
( An entry fee in the form of a $10 donation to the American Cancer Society is requested.

Please send your donation in the form of a check made out to the American Cancer Society along with your quilt. Your check will then be forwarded on to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart for a Cause.


Quilts are to be a 12"x12" square. In keeping with the exhibit's theme, With One Voice, the squares will be hung as one large quilt. This means that they will be hung with the edges against each other and no gaps. They will not be permanently attached to each other, just hung to create the illusion of one large quilt.

A notebook will accompany the exhibit so that viewers may identify the artist and inspiration behind each work.

PLEASE do not deviate from a 12x12 square.


If you are very motivated and would like to send in more then one quilt, you are more then welcome to do so. However, please be aware that since this is an open call exhibit and no sign up is required, there may not be enough room to display multiple pieces from one artist. If this is the case, one of your blocks will be shown in the exhibit (you will be given the opportunity to specifiy your preference as to which one you would like displayed on the entry form). All the pieces you send in will be shown in the online gallery for the exhibit. Please be sure to include appropriate return postage. (Multiple entries only qualifies you for one Paticipant Drawing Prize
and one Thank You gift.)


Quilts submitted for this exhibit cannot employ the use of patterns. Innovation is encouraged. All techniques and materials are acceptable as long as it meets the following definition of a quilt: two or more layers held together by stitching.


This is an open call exhibit and is also open to participants outside of the United States. If providing return postage for your work in U.S. dollars is a problem, please email Lynn at


Quilts are due to Lynn by Saturday August 30, 2008. THIS IS A RECEIVE BY DATE! (Time is needed to photograph the squares and compile the exhibit notebook.)

Local participants may email Lynn at to set up a drop off time.

View complete guidelines:

All of these guidelines are duplicated on the entry form.

The entryform is available in the yahoo group: