Friday, October 01, 2010

Festival of Quilts 2011

Deadline: 29th April 2011 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Festival of Quilts 2011
Twisted Thread

NEC, Birmingham
United Kingdom
11 August - 14 August, 2011

Our Mission:
“The Festival of Quilts aims to promote and encourage all aspects of patchwork, quilting and appliqué to enable quiltmakers at all levels to exhibit their work.”

The Festival of Quilts (organised with the support of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles) has earned a reputation over the past eight years as the largest, most inspiring quilting event in Europe!

The four-day Festival of Quilts attracts over 30,000 visitors from 56 different countries. The Festival has become the key European event of the year for patchwork and quilting worldwide, and every year we welcome new work from beginners through to high-profile professionals.

REGISTER your interest before FRIDAY 29th April 2011 by completing the registration form. Registering does not commit you to entering, but provides an idea of the category(s) you may enter.

This fee is payable per entrant, not per quilt – it costs the same regardless of the number of quilts you enter. This fee is non-refundable.

• Standard Registration Fee £10.00
• EQA members £9.00
• Quilters’ Guild members (UK) £8.00

  1. The Quilters’ Guilds Challenge (must be a member to enter this category)
  2. Art Quilts
  3. Contemporary Quilts
  4. Traditional Quilts
  5. Group Quilts
  6. Two Person Quilts
  7. Pictorial Quilts
  8. Miniature Quilts
  9. Quilt Creations
  10. Young Quilter / Young Embroiderer Challenge
  11. The Schools Competition

THE RULES (truncated)
In addition to the specific requirements of each competition, the following Rules and Regulations are common to all.

Definition of a quilt: The structure of a quilt is traditionally three complete layers but a minimum of two complete layers may be appropriate. Stitch or other elements must pierce these layers.

1. Only one piece may be entered per category.
2. Entries must have one dimension (either height or width) of at least one metre (this does not apply to Miniature, Quilt Creations, Young Quilter or Schools). All quilts must conform to any size constraints imposed by their category. The Organisers’ standard quilt frames can accommodate quilts up to 179cm wide by 230cm high; larger quilts can be hung on a wall.
3. A Hanging Sleeve of 10cm (4inches) must be attached to the back of the quilt, unless it features an integral hanging device. Failure to provide this may mean that the quilt cannot be displayed. (This does not apply to Miniature and Double-sided).
4. Double sided quilts should have an integrated hanging method, either along the top of the quilt or between the layers and the quilt must not exceed 179cm wide x 230cm high in order for it to be hung effectively.
5. Miniatures must have a 5cm (2 inch) sleeve attached to the back of the quilt unless it features an integral hanging device.
6. The decision for the category entered is the sole responsibility of the maker. Quilts will not be moved to another
category after the Entry Form is processed.
7. The Judges’ decision is final.

To register your interest in entering a quilt in 2011, download the form: form.pdf

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Substantial Awards and Prizes available. See registration form for complete details.