Monday, December 29, 2008

Quilting Arts Magazine Rock On! Art Quilt Challenge

Deadline: February 2, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Rock On! Art Quilt Challenge

Quilting Arts Magazine
Stow, MA

Whether it was Elvis, the Yardbirds, the Bee Gees, or the Boss, rock ‘n’ roll has played a major role in our lives, inspired us to get footloose, play a little air guitar, and even harbor a few crushes on rock idols during our wonder years.

Show us with fabric and stitch what your favorite musicians and/or lyrics have meant to you. Does a particular melody inspire you to sing into your hairbrush? Do certain guitar riffs help you get in the zone for free-motion quilting? Is there a song that evokes a favorite memory such as that special dance at the prom? Here’s your chance to celebrate your favorite rock ‘n’ roll musicians, songs, and lyrics as they have inspired you.

We will show some of our favorites in future issues of Quilting Arts Magazine and exhibit some in upcoming national quilt shows in 2009.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Make an 8 1/2" x 11" art quilt of vertical orientation that celebrates your love of rock ‘n’ roll.
    Please note: The musical genre for this particular challenge is rock ‘n’ roll, so for instance Beethoven or Handel wouldn’t make the cut.

  2. The entire quilt, including binding, must measure 8 1/2" x 11". It must be three layers and quilted, either by hand or machine or both; it must be bound or zigzag stitched closed and have a sleeve on the back.

  3. Any embellishments must not protrude more than 1/2" from the quilt.

  4. The entire quilt must weigh no more than 1 lb.

  5. The quilt may be made of alternative fabrics (such as paper), but it must be quilted, consist of three layers, and either bound or closed along the edges.

  6. Your entry must be free of any text or images that are protected by copyright, unless you have the expressed written permission from the person or institution that holds the copyright and you provide that written permission with your submission.

  7. Enclose a brief narrative telling how you created your quilt, including the inspiration (name of the band, song, etc.) and the materials and techniques used.

  8. Include an entry fee of $15 (for U.S. and Canadian residents) or $25 (for all other international residents). The entry fee covers up to three entries. You may submit up to three entries, provided they are all sent together.

If you have any questions about the “Rock On!” Art Quilt challenge, email

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