Sunday, January 22, 2012

IQCAfrica 2012 Quilt Challenge

Deadline: May 1, 2012 (EMAIL)

Quilt Challenge
International Quilt Convention Africa (IQCAfrica 2012
The South African Quilters Guild
27 to 29 July 2012

With our first Convention taking place from 27 to 29 July 2012, IQCAfrica will comprise an expo, a range of workshops by talented international and local teachers plus an international quilt exhibition.

Host all of these in a world-class venue, and IQCAfrica promises to be the most exciting event on the African quilting calendar.

The quilt challenge theme for 2012 is "Dreams".

After exhibition at IQCAfrica 2012, this quilt collection will be going touring abroad! First stop will be at the 18th European Patchwork Meeting in Saint-Marie-Aux-Mines in Alsace, France from 13 - 16 September 2012.

The challenge is open to all quilters permanently residing on the African continent.

Each side of the finished quilt should be between 50 and 100 cm.

The quilt must be hand or machine quilted and bound.

The quilt must have three layers: top, backing and batting. Only high quality fabrics should be used for the main construction.

Embellishments and other surface design treatments are permitted.

The quilt must have a 4" wide sleeve on the back for hanging.

A cloth label with your name and telephone number MUST be sewn to the back of the quilt.

The quilt MUST depict the theme "Dreams".

Entries must be the entrant's own original design. Any source of inspiration MUST be declared.

Entrants must submit TWO photos of their entry by email for pre-selection. One flat full shot (including borders) and a close up of the detail. Each photo should be between 1 and 5 MB in size.

Each entry must include the title of the quilt, a description of it, the techniques used, as well as a declaration that the design is your own original work. Any source of inspiration must be declared.

Entries must be emailed to

Entries close on 1 May 2012.

The South African Quilters Guild appointed panel of judges will then invite successful entrants to send their quilts for final selection.
Successful entries will be displayed as a special collection at IQCAfrica 2012 and entrants will each receive a Certificate of Exhibition. Quilts will be returned to the entrants after the event.

This is NOT a competition and no prizes will be awarded. The purpose of this challenge is to showcase the best of Africa's quilting talent.

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