Atlanta Quilt Festival Call For Entries

Blue RibbonCALL FOR ENTRY! The Atlanta Quilt Festival seeks quilts of all genres and techniques for its juried exhibit which will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA 8/1/18-8/31/18. Quilts must NOT be larger than 60 inches, must have a hanging sleeve, a label and must be available for display July 20, 2018 – September 1, 2018. Cash prizes and ribbons will awarded for Best Art Quilt, Best Traditional Quilt, Best Modern Quilt and Best of Show during Opening Reception 8/5/18.

TO ENTER: In a separate email for each entry, include a description of each quilt and 2 pictures, a full view and a closeup. Email your entry to AtlantaQuiltFestival@gmail.com.

DEADLINE June 30, 2018. $10.00 for each entry. Pay through PAYPAL to AtlantaQuiltFestival@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing your beautiful quilts.

Visit AtlantaQuiltFestival.com and Atlanta Quilt Festival on Facebook and Instagram for more information  on festival activities,

Entry Forms For 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival Due June 30th

Blue RibbonThe deadline for your entry into the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival is June 30, 2013. Here are  the details.

The Clara Ford Foundation seeks original quilts and dolls for its 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The theme is A Legacy of Quilting — “Look What Big Mama Started.”

If you love sharing your quilts, see the form below to get all the details about entering you quilt in the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival. All quilters welcome – beginners and professionals. A $50.00  prize will be awarded to  three quilts: Best Traditional, Best Art Quilt and Best of Show (as voted upon by the viewers). 

Quilts must be no larger than 60 x 60 inches. The entry fee for each quilt is $10.00. Quilts must be available for exhibition from July 26, 2013 – August 13, 2013. 

The entry forms are below. Please mail the form by June 30, 2012 or email Marva Swanson for an extension. Email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net with questions or for more information.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation on Facebook for the latest news.

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Tea Themed Journal Quilts at 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Tea By the Sea by Clemetene Cosby

Tea By the Sea by Clemetene Cosby

The 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival will feature an exhibit of tea-themed journal quilts. Journal quilts are small art quilts that measure 8 1/2 x 11 inches — the size of a sheet of paper. They usually capture the emotions of the quilter — much like writing in a journal. The small quilt shown above is called Tea by the Sea and was created by Clemetene Cosby.

If you would like to enter a tea-themed journal quilt, email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net no later than July 20th and attach a picture of your quilt. The quilt must be available for display from July 26th- August 10th.

The 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival exhibit is held annually at South Fulton Arts Center, located at 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA. Other activities are held at Hammonds House Museum during the first two weeks in August.The exhibit is free and open to the public.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation on Facebook for the latest news.

Emancipation Quilts Needed for the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival

Strength and Grace, quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2013.

Strength and Grace, quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2013.

Call for quilts – 150 Years of Freedom Stitched in Time

In September of 1862, after the Union’s victory at Antietam, President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary decree stating that, unless the rebellious states returned to the Union by January 1, freedom would be granted to slaves within those states. The decree also left room for a plan of compensated emancipation. No Confederate states took the offer, and on January 1, 1863 Lincoln presented the Emancipation Proclamation. The proclamation declared, “all persons held as slaves within any States, or designated part of the State, the people whereof shall be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” From PBS Africans in America.

The Clara Ford Foundation seeks quilts for a special exhibit that celebrates the 150-year-anniversary of the the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The exhibit will be part of the 2013 Atlanta Quilt Festival which will be held July 28 – August 10, 2013 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA 30349.

Quilt should represent emancipation as interpreted by the quiltmaker.   The focus should be uplifting and positive — a celebration of freedom. It can be an original art quilt or traditional pieced blocks. It can be appliqued and embellished. There are no rules except  dimensions should be under 60 inches.  It must be a completed quilt with a hanging sleeve and a label.

There is no entry fee, but a donation to the Clara Ford Foundation in any amount is welcome and will further the mission of the foundation of sharing quilts. To participate in the exhibit, email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net with your contact information and photos of your quilt no later than July 15, 2013. Drop-off and pick-up arrangements will be made after receipt of your email.

You may mail your donation to Clara Ford Foundation, 505 Stonebriar Way, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 or simply drop your donation in the donation bowl at the show. We look forward to your participation in this important exhibit.

New Year, New Beginnings

Jewels in the Castle Wall by Jeanette Walton

Jewels in the Castle Wall by Jeanette Walton

The wonderful thing about a new year is that it encourages you to imagine and implement a new life. While I know you made your own resolutions and goals, I encourage all who read this blog to exhibit more. It just doesn’t make sense to spend so much time making a beautiful quilt and then to hide it in the closet. There are plenty of local shows that encourage beginning quilters as well as professionals. The Atlanta Quilt Festival held each year the first two weeks in August at the South Fulton Arts Center is one of those. Others include the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild which will hold its bi-annual show in May, and the Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild which will hold its show in March.

Jeanette Walton

Jeanette Walton

So to inspire you, here is Jeanette Walton’s blue ribbon quilt from the East Cobb Quilt Show. It was originally called Not Fast Food when it appeared in the show, but Jeanette renamed it  Jewels in the Castle Wall.

Quilters, get busy!!

Entry Forms For 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival Due June 30

The deadline for your entry into the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival is June 30, 2012. Here are  the details.

The Clara Ford Foundation seeks original quilts and dolls for its 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The theme is A Legacy of Quilting — “Look What Big Mama Started.”

If you love sharing your quilts, click on the link below to get all the details about entering you quilt in the 2012 Atlanta Quilt Festival. All quilters welcome – beginners and professionals. Cash prizes will be awarded to  three quilts: Best Traditional, Best Art Quilt and Best of Show. 

Quilts must be no larger than 60 x 60 inches. The entry fee for each quilt is $10.00. Quilts must be available for exhibition fromJuly 27, 2012 – August 13, 2012.

CLICK HERE FOR QUILT ENTRY DETAILS:  Forms for 2012 Show. Please mail the form by June 30, 2012 or email Marva Swanson for an extension. Email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net with questions or for more information.

See you at the Festival! Meanwhile, follow the Clara Ford Foundation on Facebook for the latest news.

Paducah Entries Due January 2

If you are interested in entering a quilt in the American Quilter’s Society annual show in Paducah, KY, the entry deadline is January 2, 2010.  Show dates are April 25 – 28, 2012.

Visit their web site for more details.

Entries For 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival Due June 15

In the Tall Grass by Nina Moore

The 2011 Atlanta Quilt Festival© will be held July 31 – August 13, 2011 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA 30349. The Festival will include a juried exhibit of quilts, and the quilters will compete for prize money. Those wishing to participate in the juried exhibit must submit their entry form by June 15, 2011.

Click below for the Call For Entries and the Submission Form.

2011 Call For Entries

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The entry fee is $10.00 per quilt. The quilt must not measure larger than 60 inches on each side. Email Marva Swanson at mmswan@bellsouth.net or O.V. Brantley at ovbrant@gmail.com for more information.

All quilters are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Call for Entries at Carnegie Center For Art and History

The Carnegie Center for Art and History has published the following call for entries for its annual show. The deadline is October 16, 2010.

Form, Not Function
Quilt Art at the Carnegie
Carnegie Center for Art & History
New Albany, IN
January 7 – March 5, 2011

For the eighth year, the Carnegie Center for Art & History invites artists to submit entries for Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, an exhibition exploring the world of contemporary art quilts. This annual, juried exhibit draws works of art by artists across the United States and celebrates innovation and creative thought in the increasingly popular medium of art quilts.

The Carnegie Center is pleased to have Rowland Ricketts, Judy Rush and Joanne Weis as jurors for the 2011 Form, Not Function exhibition. In addition to selecting the works for the exhibit, they will also select some of the exhibition awards on the opening day of the exhibition.

Eligibility: Form, Not Function is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art, open to artists living in the United States. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches); other techniques and mediums may be incorporated. Works must be ready to hang on the wall, including the hanging rod. Works must be original and completed since January 1, 2007. Maximum size is 100” height and 60” width. There is no minimum size. Three-dimensional works including works mounted on stretchers) are eligible, but the work must be ready to exhibit on a pedestal or include mounting hardware for wall display.

Entry Fee: $30.00 for three works; $10.00 for each additional work.

Cash Awards:
$1,000 Best of Show
$300 Award of Excellence presented by River City Fiber Artists
$200 Award of Excellence presented by the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists
$100 Award for Political and Social Commentary
$50 Visitors’ Choice Award
plus additional cash Awards of Merit

Online Submissions encouraged or download prospectus: http://www.carnegiecenter.org/ProspectusFormNotFunction2011.pdf

Visit website for additional details and online submission: www.carnegiecenter.org/

Contact:
Karen Gillenwater, Curator
812-944-7336 or kgillenwater@carnegiecenter.org

Carnegie Center for Art & History
201 East Spring Street
New Albany, IN 47150
812-944-7336

Call For Doll Entries

Sparkle by Cookie Patterson

The Clara Ford Foundation seeks original, handmade dolls for its doll exhibit. This exhibit will be part of the 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival being held August 1 -13, 2010 at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA..

Entry forms must be received by June 15, 2010 and the doll must be available for exhibit August 1 – August 13.

The entry form is on this web site. For questions, email Cookie Patterson at cookiekeeling@bllsouth.net.

Clara Ford Foundation Seeks Entries For 2010 Quilt Festival

The Clara Ford Foundation seeks entries for its 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival. The quilts should interpret the theme A Legacy of Quilting — “Look What Big Mama Started!” Traditional and art quilts are welcome.

The 2010 Atlanta Quilt Festival will be held at the South Fulton Arts Center, 4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA,  August 2 – August 13, 2010. It is being held in collaboration with the Hammonds House Museum.

The deadline for entry is June 15, 2010. Details of the Call for Entries and the Entry  Form are  on the Clara Ford Foundation web site.

Quilters Wanted For African Symbols Book

Quilt by Myrah Brown Green

Quilt Artist Myrah Brown Green is  completing a book entitled The Presence of African Symbols in North American Quilts. Before finishing the project, she is interviewing quiltmakers who use African symbolism in their quilts.

According to Myrah, “the symbols can be anything from masks, fabrics and cowrie shells to narrative African panels, piecing techniques etc., all indigenous to Africa. Your use of the African symbols can come from a personal connection to them; no matter what your lineage. Your interest in the African symbol may also be strictly because you like the way that they look.”

If interested in participating, please email  Myrah at mquilt56@aol.com,  and she will email you the interview questions. The  answers are due back to her  by February 12th. Meanwhile, take a look at her web site.

Entry Deadline for Bulloch Hall Show is January 31

The entry deadline for the Bulloch Hall Quilt Show is January 31, 2010. Visit www.bullochhallquiltguild.com to download the entry form. Bulloch Hall is located in Roswell, GA.

The theme of this year’s show is “Tomorrow’s Classics Today”. The show will run from March 13 – 21, 2010. Show hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $8 for Adults, and $6 for Children 6-12.

Georgia Quilt Show Announces New Contest

The Georgia Quilt Show has announced a new contest for 2010!   The entry deadline is September 1, 2010. The show will be held October 14-16, 2010 at the Gwinnett Center near Atlanta.

According to the web site, “Seeking Color Harmony is a contest designed to let you discover your inner quilter. Be it traditional or contemporary, folk or art quilt – capture whatever motivates you to quilt. Best of Show prize of $1,000 will be awarded, and an additional $4,500 will be distributed for First, Second and Third place awards in each of three categories: Bed Quilt, Large Wall Quilt, Small Wall Quilt.”

Visit the web site for more information.

Lark Books is Having an Online Quilt Contest

Lark Books has announced an online Quilt It! Contest running from October 15 to January 5. The contest is open to the public and  invites crafters to create and submit a photo of a quilt.  The quilt has to be made with 3 of 5 elements — birds, mountains, silver, recycled materials, and paper.

There is a grand prize of a $100 gift certificate to Hancocks of Paducah and 11 quilting books from the Lark collection.  Four other  category  winners will each receive 11 quilting books.

Read more about it at www.larkbooks.com.

AQS Contest Entry Deadline is December 1

2010_quiltshow_lancaster_lgCash awards totaling $44,250 will be presented at the 2010 American Quilter’s Society Show and Contest to be held in Lancaster, PA, March 24-27, 2010. Entry deadline is December 1, 2009.  For more details, visit www.AmericanQuilter.com.

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