Friday, October 04, 2013

26th Annual Trend-Tex Challenge

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)

January 1, 2014 [Purchase of Kits]
March 22, 2014 [Submission of Artwork]

26th Annual Trend-Tex Challenge
Quilt Canada 2014
Canadian Quilters' Association/

Association canadienne de la courtepointe
St. Catharines, ON
June 11-14, 2014


  1. Request letters to purchase kits are to be postmarked no earlier than Oct. 1, 2013. Members only.
    Non Members may purchase a kit after November 1, 2013.
  2. Kits are limited to 1 per person until January 1, 2014. Then additional kits may be purchased, if they are available. Each kit consists of 5 Trend-Tex Inc. fabrics, cut into fat quarters.
  3. Fabric Use: All 5 of the fabrics in thee kit must be clearly visible on the front of the wallquilt/wearable. You may use 3 additional fabrics of your own choosing. Please Note: To be eligible for the Trend-Tex Award, only the 5 kit fabrics may be used on the front of the wallquilt/wearable (includes binding). Additional fabrics may be included on the back.
  4. Size: Perimeter of the finished piece must not be larger than 120”, no matter what the shape. There is no minimum size restriction.
  5. Design may be original or traditional and any combination of machine and/or hand piecing, applique or quilting is required. Embellishments are at the quilter’s discretion.
  6. Finishing: The wallquilt/wearable must be completely finished, including all aspects of quilting, binding, and needlework/embroidery.
  7. Hanging Sleeve: at least 2” wide, on the back of the wallquilt/wearable. For wearables it can be a temporary sleeve.
  8. Label on the back of the wallquilt/weearable to include: title, artist’s name, date completed and credits. For any techniques that are not your own, please give credit to the sources and obtain written permission if using another person’s design. Please remember to respect copyright.
  9. Deadlines: Wallquilts/wearables are due March 22, 2014 to be eligible for judging and must meet all challenge rules.
  10. All wallquilts/wearables become the property of the CQA/ACC and will be displayed at Quuilt Canada 2014, June 11-14, 2014 in St. Catharines, ON. The majority of wallquilts/wearables will be sold by silent auction ending June 14, 2014.

Prizes are awarded to CQA/ACC members only for:
• 1st, 2nd, 3rd for wallquilt.
• 1st, 2nd, 3rd for quilted wearable
• Trend-Tex Award
• Judges’ Choice Awards may also be given.
• A Viewers’ Choice Award will also be announced at the banquet June 14, 2014.
• The Trend-Tex Award winning wallquilt/wearable will be given, as a gesture of thanks, to Trend-Tex Fabrics Inc. and will not be auctioned.
• The Trend-Tex Award is presented for the best use of fabric, using only the five fabrics in the 2014 Challenge Kit.

Judges will follow the current CQA/ACC Quilting Standards and Guidelines for Competitive Quiltmaking.

Entries will be photographed and may be used in The Canadian Quilter, on the CQA/ACC website or for other promotional purposes.

Complete Trend Challenge information.

Trend Tex Challenge Entry Form

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