Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Quilts From An Old Favorite 2011 Contest

Deadline: November 1, 2010 (RECEIVE)

New Quilts From An Old Favorite 2011 Contest
Theme: Orange Peel

The National Quilt Museum
Paducah, KY
Winning Quilts travel on exhibition through December 31, 2012

Quilters around the world are invited to enter outstanding quilts in the 18th Annual Competition coordinated by The National Quilt Museum of the United States. The 2011 competition is open to quilts that are innovative interpretations of the traditional Orange Peel pattern.

Quilts are selected for their excellence in design and techniques, their innovations, and their contributions to an exhibit showing the wide range of designs and styles the selected traditional pattern can inspire.

In cooperation with the American Quilter's Society, a catalog is published, featuring the award-winning and finalist quilts in full color, with a photo of the maker, information about the quilt's development and patterns and tips. This competition gives quilters an excellent opportunity to share their work with people across the country. The quilts selected as finalists will receive awards and make up a traveling exhibition. The exhibit will open at The National Quilt Museum and travel to other venues.

1st place: $3000
2nd place: $1500
3rd place: $750
4th place: $500
5th place: $300
Finalists: $100

RULES FOR ENTRY (truncated)

• Anyone can enter a cloth quilt by submitting digital images (one full view and one detail), a completed entry blank and an entry fee. These must arrive at the museum by November 1, 2010. CDs will not be returned.
• The quilt must be constructed and hand or machine quilted by the person(s) named on the entry blank. No kits, please.
• Limit: one entry per person or team.
• The quilt must have been finished after December 31, 2007, and be in excellent condition.
• The quilt must be an interpretation of the Orange Peel pattern and should be recognizable in some way as related to that pattern. All quilts must be original designs, no adaptations of copyrighted patterns.
• The quilt must be a minimum of 50in or 127cm in each dimension and not exceed 80in or 203.2cm in any one dimension. It must not be framed with wood, metal, etc.
• Quilts accepted for the exhibition will be chosen by digital images; notification of the jurors’ decision will be by mail or telephone. CDs will not be returned.

The entry fee for Friends of the Museum is $10. Others must enclose a $40 entry fee with their entry blank. A contestant can make a donation to become a Friend of the Museum when entering and enter for $10.

Download 2011 Entry Form:

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