Saturday, August 16, 2008

Australasian Patchwork & Quilting Challenge 2009

Deadline: 10 December 2008 (POSTMARK)

Australasian Patchwork & Quilting Challenge 2009

A judged quilt competition
Exhibit venues throughout Australia
January 2009 to February 2010

An entrant’s quilt may be the work of more than one person as long as all parties who contribute to the quilt are nominated on the entry form as being the entrant. There is a limit of two entries per person or group. Full-time employees of Express Publications Pty Ltd and Expertise Events or its subsidiaries, are not eligible to enter.

The theme of the 2009 competition is FANTASY! There is one category only.

  • Entries can either be based on a traditional or contemporary design that reflect and interpret the theme “FANTASY”.

  • All entries must be original.

  • An entrant may apply any techniques including piecing,appliqué, embroidery, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc.

  • Any materials may be used, but the final result must be flexible in nature and consist of three layers of fabric held together with stitching.

  • Each work must measure a minimum of 100cm (39 1/2in) on each side up to a maximum of 150cm (59in).

  • Each entry must have a 10cm (4in) hanging sleeve or casing sewn to the top back edge of the quilt.

  • Sleeves should be secured with stitching at the top and bottom edge.

  • A label with the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, and email must be securely sewn to the back of the quilt.

  • Each entrant may submit up to two quilts. At first instance an entrant must send to the mailing address for the competition two hard copy photographs and two digital images of the quilt.

A panel of three judges will select up to 30 finalists from the hard copy photographs and digital images of the works. The judges’ decision is final. Upon seeing the final quilts, the organizers reserve the right to decide which quilts will be included in the exhibition. The organizers reserve the right to refuse any work that does not match the images submitted to the judges.

Prizes are awarded based on the interpretation of theme, excellence in design, and craftsmanship.

FIRST PRIZE: $5,000 cash
RUNNER-UP PRIZE: $2,000 cash

Mail COMPLETED entries to:
Australian Patchwork & Quilting/ AQC Challenge
Express Publications Pty Ltd
50 Silverwater Rd
Silverwater NSW 2128

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Download competition rules & entry forms: APQentryform_1.pdf