Friday, September 23, 2011


Deadline: 12 February 2012 (POSTMARK)

Textilsammlung Max Berk
Kurpfälzisches Museum

Heidelberg, Germany
9 September 2012 to 6 January 2013

The Textilsammlung Max Berk · Kurpfälzisches Museum is holding the 5th European Quilt Triennial, which is expected to be shown in Heidelberg from 9 September 2012 to 6 January 2013 and subsequently at Kreismuseum Zons in Germany, Textilmuseum St. Gallen in Switzerland, and at the prestigious Festival of Quilts in Birmingham/UK in August 2013. Plans for further exhibitions in Germany and other countries are currently under discussion.

 Participants must be resident in Europe.

 The work must display the basic structural characteristics of a quilt. It must be made of flexible material. The use of additional materials is permitted. The whole work or a work made of several individual pieces must comprise at least two layers of material joined together with quilting stitch.
 The work may contain traditional elements but as a whole must show an original design idea. Stagnation of craft and design, aiming only at technical perfection, will not be accepted for participation. Copies of works or works designed by other people are not permitted, nor are any quilts created in workshops.
 The work must not be older than 12 months at the time of entry and must not be submitted concurrently to any other competition.
 The work must not have been shown or be shown in public before the exhibition in the autumn of 2012.
 The work must have a minimum size of 1 m² and a maximum size of 4 m². When quoting the size on the forms and photo material, always state the height before the width.
 Each quilt must have a tunnel at least 8 cm wide on the reverse, or the quilt must have its own means of hanging, including a rod/rail. However, three-dimensional objects that can be displayed as free-standing or hanging artefacts are explicitly permitted.
 Garments are not accepted.
 Each participant may submit entries for a maximum of 2 works (please use a separate form for each piece). However, only one piece will be accepted for the exhibition. By submitting an entry, the participant accepts the conditions of the competition and undertakes to make those works selected available for the exhibition. Participants failing to comply with these terms will be excluded completely from the competition.

Non-refundable registration fee of €25.00 (for up to two pieces)

PRIZES: Three prizes will be awarded

▪ 1st prize: Doris Winter Memorial Prize for innovation in material, technique and design to the amount of €5,000 donated by the Betty Barclay Group
▪ 2nd prize of €1,000 for talented young quilters under the age of 40
▪ 3rd prize of €1,000 for innovation in a large format (minimum 3 m², maximum 4 m²)

The winners will be selected by the jury. The jury reserves the right to withhold any of the prizes if none of the entries meets the respective requirements.

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Textilsammlung Max Berk · Kurpfälzisches Museum
Postfach 105520 D – 69045
Heidelberg Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)6221 800 317
Fax: +49 (0)6221 584 699 050