Tuesday, March 01, 2011

29th Annual National Heritage Quilt Show

Deadline: July 18, 2011 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (RECEIVE)

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: The American Civil War
29th Annual National Heritage Quilt Show
McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
Athens, Tennessee
September 10-19, 2011

Athens, Tennessee's Living Heritage Museum is excited to announce the theme for its 29th annual quilt competition. In keeping with the museum's historical perspective, “YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW: THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR” has been chosen as the 2011 theme for both the traditional and art quilt categories. All interpretations of the theme are welcomed. Cash prizes will be awarded.

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 like to expand upon traditional quilting and the use of multiple techniques and mediums is encouraged. We encourage only quilts using fabrics and/or patterns faithful to the time period (pre-1870).

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. This is a juried exhibition focusing on traditional and art quilts. 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.

Size: Size restrictions are the same for both categories. Quilts can be no smaller than 15 inches by 15 inches and no larger than 60 inches by 60 inches.

Fees: Include a $20.00 application fee (up to two quilts)

Judging: All decisions of the jurors and judges are final. The quilt show will be professionally judged before the start of the show.

Download Rules and Application: www.livingheritagemuseum.com/1d5cb29a7a9e5a5ffff8c947f000101.pdf

Visit website: www.livingheritagemuseum.com

For more information please call Lisa Chastain (423) 745-0329
Email address: lchastain@livingheritagemuseum.com

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