Saturday, January 14, 2012

McMinn County Living Heritage Museum: National Heritage Quilt Show

Deadline: July 20, 2012 (RECEIVE)

“Best of the Best: Quilting’s Finest Expressions”
National Heritage Quilt Show

McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
Athens, TN
September 12 through September 29, 2012

Living Heritage Museum is pleased to announce the theme for its 30th annual quilt competition. In keeping with the museum's anniversary, “BEST OF THE BEST: QUILTING’S FINEST EXPRESSIONS” has been chosen as the 2012 theme for both the traditional and art quilt categories. All interpretations of the theme are welcomed. Cash prizes will be awarded.

For its 2012 show, the Museum is requesting quilts that exemplify true textile artistry, including but not limited to:
 The use of exquisite, unusual, or beautiful fabrics, both contemporary and historical reproductions.
 Expressive design and pattern elements, whether original or traditional.
 The quilter’s unique aesthetic voice, as expressed by color and composition.
 A specific message, story, or theme conveyed by the quilt.

The traditional category will be judged according to the use of time-honored techniques and designs. The art quilt category is open to those who wish to expand upon traditional quilting, and the use of multiple techniques and mediums is encouraged.

Eligibility: This exhibition is a national opportunity open to all quilt makers within the United States. All quilts must be original works executed by the artist. Quilts must have three (3) layers (top, batting, and backing). No commercial patterns or copies of previous works should be used. Quilts may be constructed by individuals, teams or groups. All persons involved in making the entry must be listed on the entry form. Entrants will be limited to one entry.

Guidelines for Entries: Each artist may enter one quilt to this exhibition.

Fees: $20.00 application fee

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McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
522 West Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303