Friday, April 10, 2009

Rust-Tex Collection

Deadline: January 10, 2010 (RECEIVE)

The Rust-Tex Collection

International Quilt Festival
Chicago, IL
April 16-18, 2010

Festival of Quilts
Birmingham, England
August 20-23, 2010

A display of juried international entries dedicated to promoting using rust dyed fabrics in contemporary quilts. Jurors will select works that represent a variety of techniques using rust dyed fabric and fibers, good design, and excellent craftsmanship.

The Rust-Tex Collection, will premier at Spring International Quilt Festival in Chicago April 16-18, 2010. It will also be displayed at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England August 20-23, 2010. Other venues to be announced as arranged.

Deadline for arrival of entry materials: January 10, 2010
Notification to all entrants by email: February 10, 2010
Quilt Delivery Deadline: March 1, 2010
Exhibit Opens at Spring International Quilt Festival: April 16, 2010

If your quilt is juried into the show:
Your entry must be available until March 10, 2011
A hanging sleeve (2" for small pieces less than 12" wide, 4" for all
other sizes)
A fabric label containing the quilter's name, address, phone #, and title
of the quilt must be placed on the quilt's back.

Definition of quilt for this show: Three layers of textiles stitched

Size: Quilts can be up to 45 inches wide and 60 inches high.

Entry Fee: $25 for up to two works submitted by check, credit card or Paypal.

Entry by digital image only:
Two views required, full and detail
Image should be sized to 1200 pixel tall.

Register online, attach to email or send on a CD.
Be sure your image is a clearly focused JPG.
Digital image should be cropped to show binding, but minimal background.
CDs will not be returned.

Shipping: The artist is responsible for all costs relating to shipping and insurance of work while in transit to The Rust-Tex Collection. The Rust-Tex Collection will cover the return shipping costs.

Insurance: The Rust-Tex Collection will cover the cost of insurance for all pieces while they are part of The Rust-Tex Collection.

The Rust-Tex Collection reserves the right to disqualify any work that varies from the digital images submitted.

Deb Menz has been involved in fibers for the last 30 years. Her work can be found in corporate and private collections.

Mary Jo Scandin, teacher and former gallery owner, maintains a studio in Madison and currently exhibits her work at several WI galleries.

Lois Jarvis combines her love of working with rust dyed fabric, found objects, traditional quilting techniques, computer technology and the sewing machine to create one of a kind fiber pieces.

To download entry form: Rust-Tex_Collection_Entry_Form [pdf]

Entry by can also be made on the Rust-Tex website by registering with the site:

Lois Jarvis
4625 Tokay Blvd
Madison, WI 53711