Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Festival Gallery of Quilt Art

Deadline: May 27, 2009 (POSTMARK)

The Festival Gallery of Quilt Art:

Wonders of the World
An international juried and judged exhibition of Art Quilts
Quilts, Inc.
Houston, TX
August 2009 to August 2012

Who may enter:
The entries may be the work of one person or more than one person as long as proper credit is given to all involved in the actual completion of the quilt. The person entering the quilt must have been directly involved in the quilt's creation. Limit two entries per person or group. Full-time employees of Quilts, Inc. are not eligible.

Exhibition theme: Wonders of the World. The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World are the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria, only one of which still exists today, the Great Pyramid of Giza. Every era has its own list of "Wonders". You will find a comprehensive list of "Wonders of the World", at

There are many things in and of TODAY'S world that are a wonder to behold – a baby's first step, the love of a mother, the beauty of a flower, the majesty of a mountain range, the sparkle in a raindrop. The wonders of the world, whether determined by man or your own interpretation are free to be explored in this new contest and exhibition from International Quilt Festival. Entries are art quilts that speak to the theme. Any techniques—piecing, appliqué, embroidery, photo transfer, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc.—may be used as long as they are appropriate for the quilt (consisting of three layers) and the theme. Quilts must be made specifically for the contest and must not have been published in books, calendars, magazines, newsletters, web sites, blogs, or any other form of publication prior to November 2009.

Categories: There is only one overall category.

Limit on entries: Each entrant may submit up to two works that must address the theme. Any materials may be used. However, the final result must be flexible in nature and consist of three layers.

Size of entries: Each work must measure at least 48 inches (122 cm) and no more than 92 inches (234 cm) on each side. .

Jury: A qualified jury will select the works. The jury’s 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 slides or digital photos submitted to the jury.

Judge: A qualified judge will select the first and runner-up prize winners. The judge's decision is final.

Length of exhibit: The participating works must be available for three years, from August 2009 through August 2012. Quilts will be returned to entrants in September 2012.

Mail or e-mail entries acceptable.

Obtain the application form: application09

Visit the website for complete details:

The Festival Gallery of Quilt Art
c/o Quilts, Inc.
7660 Woodway, Suite 550
Houston, TX 77063 USA
Tel. 713-781-6864 ext. 105
Fax 713-781-8182

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