Wednesday, February 20, 2008

My Quilts/ Our History

Deadline: July 15, 2008 (POSTMARK)

My Quilts/ Our History
The Alliance for American Quilts
Sept. 27-Oct. 15, 2008

Competition Theme

My Quilts/Our History: The competition celebrates The Alliance for American Quilts' fifteen-year mission to document, preserve and share our great quilt heritage. Contest quilts should reflect your personal history as a quiltmaker. Your quilt might celebrate your favorite techniques or patterns, illustrate the ways in which your quilting skills have developed over the years, or serve as a tribute to a quilt teacher or other mentor. Just as long as the quilt's design is tied to your quilt story in some way, and the finished quilt is a 15" by 15" square. Entries can be traditional or art quilts. Any techniques -- piecing, applique, embroidery, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc. -- may be used. Quilts are to be made especially for this contest. Any materials can be used. However, the final result must consist of three layers. Contest quilts become a donation to The Alliance for American Quilts. We will auction them online, with 100% of the proceeds supporting the continuation of our mission.

Quilt Contest Prizes and Rules

First Prize: Pfaff Classic Style Quilt 2027. Valued at $1,049. There will be one first prize given.
Second Prize: Gift basket of wonderful quilting products including a year's worth of batting. (24 Mountain Mist batts of varying sizes and styles). Valued at $500 There will be one second prize given.
Third Prize: An EQ6 Price Package from The Electric Quilt Company containing EQ6 software, three accessory books, plus two fabric CD's. Valued at $250. There will be one third prize given.

Entry Fee: $25 per quilt for non Alliance members/ $10 per quilt for Alliance members* (U.S. dollars only).

Click here for more information about becoming an Alliance member. The Alliance for American Quilts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations and memberships are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Categories: There is one overall category.

Limit of Entries: None. Enter many!

Size of entries: Each work must measure 15"x15" square. Each quilt must have a 4-inch sleeve sewn onto the back. A cloth label with the entrant's name, address, telephone number, email address, title of quilt and date must be securely sewn on the back of the quilt.

Jury: The members of The Alliance for American Quilts will each have one vote for their favorite quilt. Their decision will be final. The organizers reserve the right to decide which quilts will be included in exhibition.

Who May Enter: Open to anyone who wishes to enter. The entries may be the work of more than one person as long as proper credit is given to all involved in the actual completion of the quilt.

Quilts: Quilts will not be returned and are considered a donation to The Alliance for American Quilts. The quilts will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to The Alliance for American Quilts.

Exhibition: The quilts will be exhibited on our website. See the online gallery of quilts from our last contest Put a Roof Over Our Head. Quilts from the My Quilts/ Our History will also be exhibited in national venues including the Virginia Quilt Museum (Sept. 27-Oct. 15, 2008). More venues will be announced as they are confirmed.

Visit the website for complete details:

Click here to download contest rules (pdf format)
Click here to download contest entry form (pdf format)