Sunday, January 22, 2012

Home Is Where the Quilt Is

Deadline: June 1, 2012 (POSTMARK)

Home Is Where the Quilt Is
The Alliance for American Quilts

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo (Exhibit Debut Location)
Raleigh, North Carolina
June 21-23, 2012

The 2012 theme is “Home Is Where the Quilt Is,” a broad theme that celebrates the form and the meaning of Home. All techniques and materials are encouraged. Entries must be 3 layers--top, filling and backing and must conform to our contest guidelines.

Who May Enter: Open to anyone who wishes to enter. The entries may be the work of more than one person as long as proper credit is given to all involved in the actual completion of the quilt. If a quilt made by multiple artists wins a prize, artists are responsible for distributing/sharing prizes.

Contest Format and Rules
Contest quilts become a donation to AAQ. All entries will be auctioned with 100% of the proceeds supporting the AAQ and its projects. This auction is one of our most successful annual fundraisers and a great way for quiltmakers to support our mission in a creative way.

Grand Prize will be awarded by a panel of 3 professional quilters/designers. Member’s Choice, Honorable Mention prizes and several specially awarded prizes will also be given.

Entry Fee Non-refundable. Alliance members pay $5 per quilt. Non AAQ members* pay $25 for the first quilt and $10/ea for subsequent quilts.

Limit of Entries: None. Enter many!

Exhibitions: The quilts will be exhibited on The Alliance's website as well as national venues including a debut exhibition at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Raleigh, N.C., June 21-23, 2012. After the national exhibition tour the quilts will be auctioned and the proceeds will go to The Alliance for American Quilts.

2012 Competition Calendar

June 1, 2012: Postmark deadline for entries.
June 21-23, 2012: Quilts debut at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Raleigh, North Carolina.
July 27-29, 2012: Quilts exhibited at the 35th Annual Maine Quilts show in Augusta, Maine.
Contest quilts will also be exhibited at these additional Original Sewing & Quilt Expo shows:
October 4-6, 2012 Chantilly, Virginia
October 11-13, 2012: Kansas City, Missouri
October 18-20, 2012: Georgia Quilt Show in Atlanta, Georgia
November 8-10, 2012: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Full details available on website:

Download Entry Form: HomeQuiltContest_entryform_3pgs.pdf

For further information contact Amy Milne, Executive Director.

Alliance for American Quilts
125 S. Lexington Avenue, Suite 101
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Phone/Fax: (828) 251-7073