Sunday, December 21, 2014

6th European Quilt Triennial

Deadline: February 6, 2015 {POSTMARK}

6th European Quilt Triennial
Textilsammlung Max Berk ·
Kurpfälzisches Museum

Heidelberg, Germany
13 September 2015 to 10 January 2016

The Textilsammlung Max Berk · Kurpfälzisches Museum is holding the 6th European Quilt Triennial, which is expected to be shown in Heidelberg from 13 September 2015 to

10 January 2016 and subsequently at Kreismuseum Zons in Germany, Textilmuseum St. Gallen in Switzerland, and at the prestigious Festival of Quilts in Birmingham/UK in

August 2016. 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 2015.
 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.
 The reverse of the quilt must have a tunnel at least 10 cm in width at the top, and this tunnel must be 3 cm shorter on both sides than the outer edges of the actual quilt. We also recommend that you include a tunnel along the bottom edge. 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.

 The following documents must be submitted for each work:
▪ Entry form
▪ 1 CD containing one unedited digital photo of the whole piece and one of a detail of the work
▪ 1 colour photo of the whole work
▪ 1 self-addressed envelope of a sufficient size to be used for returning the photos

Submission of a small sample of the work (max. A4, and not a collection of materials) is optional, but is strongly recommended. It helps the jury to evaluate the

quality of the work.

 A non-refundable registration fee of €25.00 (for up to two pieces)
 The entry may be made in German, English or French.
 The CDs must bear the artist’s name and the title of the work.

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 and newcomers 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.

Downloads: [in English]


Visit website for more information:

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