Monday, March 23, 2009

Breaking Traditions

Deadline: August 15, 2009 (RECEIVE)

Breaking Traditions

American Sewing Expo
Novi, Michigan
September 25-27, 2009

Breaking Traditions is an open call art quilt exhibit curated by Lynn Krawczyk. The exhibit will premiere at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan at the Rock Financial Showplace the weekend of September 25-27, 2009. The exhibit will travel during 2010 to other venues.


o The theme for the 2009 exhibit is Home. Depict in an art quilt what the idea of Home means to you.
o The exhibit this year benefits Bernie Berlin’s “A Place to Bark”, a non-profit organization that finds loving homes for
abused and orphaned dogs and cats. Visit Bernie’s blog for more information about her work:
o Quilt size is fixed at 12”x12” square.
o Each artist may submit up to two quilts. Please note that the exhibit space is fixed and if a large number of quilts are received, only one quilt may be shown if you submit two.
o This exhibit features original art quilts, no pattern work please. Each work should be at least two layers held together with stitching.
o Embellishments/mixed media work is encouraged and welcomed.

Hanging sleeves are NOT required for this exhibit. Quilts will be pinned to felt panels for hanging purposes. Work that is mounted on frames, canvas or hanging wires will not be accepted.

Work will not be for sale. This exhibit is a charity fundraiser and show opportunity only.


The entry fees for the 2009 exhibit break down as follows:

 $10 donation to “A Place to Bark” and
 $5 entry fee for exhibit costs

The $5 entry fee per participant is required to help cover expenses of the exhibit such as hanging, traveling, promotion, etc.


This exhibit is an open call show and international participants are welcome to participate. If it is difficult for you to obtain the entry fees in U.S. funds, please email Lynn at for options.


2009 Guidelines [pdf]

2009 Entry Form [pdf]

Complete details available at Fibra Artysta’s website: