Monday, May 23, 2011

5th European Quilt Triennial

Deadline: 12 February 2012 (POSTMARK)

5th European Quilt Triennial

Textilsammlung Max Berk
Kurpfälzisches Museum
Heidelberg, Germany
9 September 2012 to 6 January 2013

The Textilsammlung Max Berk · Kurpfälzisches Museum is holding the 5th European Quilt Triennial, which is expected to be shown in Heidelberg from 9 September 2012 to 6 January 2013 and subsequently at Kreismuseum Zons in Germany, Textilmuseum St. Gallen in Switzerland, and at the prestigious Festival of Quilts in Birmingham/UK in August 2013. 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 2012.
* The work must have a minimum size of 1 m² and a maximum size of 4 m².
* Each quilt must have a tunnel at least 8 cm wide on the reverse, or the quilt must have its own means of hanging, including a rod/rail. 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 entry may be made in German, English or French.

Registration Fee: €25.00 (for up to two pieces). Fee is non-refundable.

The jury comprises the following experts:
* Pauline Burbidge, quilt maker, textile artist, designer/maker, Berwickshire, UK
* Annika Ekdahl, textile artist and teacher at various Swedish universities, Sweden
* Jacqueline Govin, founder and president of “Fibre Art Synergy”, organiser and curator of many textile exhibitions, France
* Inge Hueber, quilt artist and member of the international group Quilt Art, Germany
* Dr. Susan B. Marks, independent scholar, quilt author, UK
* Mirjam Pet-Jacobs, textile artist and lecturer, winner of the Doris Winter Memorial Prize 2009, Netherlands
* Dr. Kristine Scherer, curator Textilsammlung Max Berk, Germany

The jury will base its judging on the materials submitted with the entry. The jury will not comment on its decisions. Furthermore, the jury reserves the right to exclude works which, based on the originals submitted, do not exactly match the photographs submitted, do not conform with the regulations, or do not achieve the technical standard. The jury’s decision is final.

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 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.

Download entry form (English):

Visit website for German and French entry forms.

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