Tuesday, August 06, 2013

World War II Home Front Quilt Challenge

Deadline: January 15, 2014 (RECEIVE)

World War II Home Front Quilt Challenge
Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park

Voices in Cloth in Craneway Pavilion
Richmond, California
March 22 & 23, 2014

This quiltmaking challenge focuses on the years 1941 - 1945, a brief and influential period in American history that continues to impact life in the United States today. The WWII Home Front theme was chosen to celebrate one of our newest National Parks, the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, located in Richmond, California. Quilts inspired by any aspect of civilian wartime life across the USA are welcomed.

Eligible Subject Matter:
Eligible subject matter is limited to recognizable aspects of civilian wartime life in the United States during the period between the attack on Pearl Harbor and the end of World War II in Europe and the Pacific. Any topic, including events, activities, and responses to conditions experienced by children, women and men in their personal lives, as civilian workers, and as volunteers, may be depicted or interpreted.

If your quilt includes quotations, photos/photographic images, or artwork/drawings, they must be your original work, or copyright-free and in the public domain.

Eligible Participants:
Participation is open to anyone living in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. Each entrant may enter one quilt, which must be solely the product of his or her making. No group or collaborative quilts will be accepted.

Quilt Requirements:
For this challenge, traditional, contemporary, and innovative quilt construction techniques are encouraged. Originality and personal expression in concept, design, and execution are desirable.

Quilts are traditionally defined as having three layers stitched together. Non-traditional approaches sometimes utilize two layers stitched together. For this challenge, both approaches qualify, as long as the layers are held together by machine or hand stitching, knotting, or tying. Natural and synthetic fiber and textile materials must be used to create the layers. All types of surface design techniques and embellishment may be used. However, quilts requiring special support frames, dowels, mounted on stretcher bars, utilizing picture frames, or which contain unwieldy, fragile, or breakable elements or embellishments will not be accepted.

Size/Shape Limitations:
Eligible entries will total 80 inches measured around the perimeter, and must be either square or rectangular. This means quilts may be 20 x 20 inches (square), or rectangular in portrait or landscape orientation. Examples of rectangular measurements are 16h x 24w inches, 22h x 18w inches, 25h x 15w inches, etc.

Entry Process (truncated)
• All required entry materials must arrive between December 1, 2013 and January 15, 2014. No entries will be accepted after this period.
• $20.00 entry fee is required.

Download Prospectus: http://www.wwiihomefrontquilts.com/Call-for-Entries-2014.pdf

Visit website for more details: http://www.wwiihomefrontquilts.com/

Email questions to: 2014challenge@wwiihomefrontquilts.com
Additionally, Frequently Asked Questions will be posted in FAQ section of the Project website.