Call for Entry Rules
2013 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival
Traditional Quilts ~ Art Quilts ~ Wearable Art ~ Fiber Art
October 4, 5, & 6, 2013
Friday & Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 4:30pm
ENTRY DIVISIONS – Each Division will be juried and judged separately
Masters: Enter under this Division if any of the following statements are true:
- You have won two or more blue ribbons in juried national or international Quilt, Wearable-Art or Fiber Art competitions
- You have ever had your work featured in a solo Museum exhibit
- You have had your work exhibited two or more times in a group Museum exhibit or a nationally recognized gallery
Open: Enter under this Division if you are not eligible for the Masters Division.
ENTRY CATEGORIES – Each Entry may be submitted in only one Entry Category
Traditional Bed Quilts: Based on traditional-style piecing and/or appliqué, using published patterns and intended for use on a bed from crib to king size. All techniques and whole cloth, width 60” to 110”, length 75” or more (crib size minimum dimension: 34″ x 52″).
Traditional Wall Quilts: Based on traditional-style piecing and/or appliqué, using published patterns and intended for display on a wall. All techniques and whole cloth, width to 80”, length not to exceed 90”.
Original Interpreted Bed Quilts: Designed to be used on a specific bed size (crib to king), may be based on traditional-style piecing and/or appliqué designs using blocks and/or patterns in the public domain or of original design. All techniques and whole cloth, width 60” to 110”, length 75” or more (crib size minimum dimensions 34″ x 52″).
Original Interpreted Wall Quilts: Based on traditional-style piecing and/or appliqué using blocks and/or patterns in the public domain; with imaginative use of color and innovative approaches to combining the blocks. All techniques and whole cloth, width to 80”, length not to exceed 90”.
Original Design Realistic Pictorial Wall Quilts: Depict subject matter in an accurate and realistic manner and demonstrate personal expression and originality in design, color and/or techniques, width to 80”, length not to exceed 90”.
Original Design Abstract Pictorial Wall Quilts: Depict subject matter in an abstract manner and demonstrate personal expression and originality in design, color and /or techniques, width to 80”, length not to exceed 90”.
Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quilts: Have no recognizable subject matter and demonstrate personal expression and originality in design, color and/or techniques, width to 80”, length not to exceed 90”.
Miniature Traditional Quilts: A quilt that has been reduced in scale. All the various components: overall design, quilting design and stitches, binding, embroidery, embellishments or other surface techniques need to be reduced in scale, the same scale. When photographed the miniature quilt will not be distinguished from a full size quilt.
Original Wearable Art – Quilted: A garment or outfit constructed using quilting techniques, with some quilted areas. Entry should be a serious artistic, merging fashion and art through exceptional creativity, workmanship, and technique.
Original Wearable Art – Non-Quilted: Any non-quilted garment or outfit; may use any “Fiber Art” techniques (see below). Entry should be a serious artistic endeavor, merging fashion and art using exceptional creativity, workmanship, and technique.
Fiber Art: A work of art that utilizes textiles and fiber types including vegetable (cotton, linen, etc), animal (wool, silk, etc.), and man-made (paper, glass, metallic, synthetic, etc.) or any combination thereof, with or without other surface design and/or decoration. A textile is a cloth or fabric that is a flexible or non-flexible material of interwoven fibers; e.g.: felting, weaving, knitting, crochet, tatting, etc.
Special acknowledgement will be given to Entries never before exhibited.
- Entry is open to all. Entry may not have been previously shown in a Quilt Festival sponsored by the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. There is no limit to the number of Entries you may submit for jurying. Non-refundable Entry Fee is $15.00 per Entry.
- Acknowledgement must be given to anyone who participated in creating the Entry.
- Each Entry juried into Show must be available for judging and exhibition from September 23 through October 6, 2013. No Entry will be available for take down before the end of the show on October 6, 2013.
- Each Quilt Entry (except Miniature) must have a 4″ hanging sleeve attached to the top/back. If Entry is of an unusual shape and/or requires special hanging, all equipment and instructions must be submitted with Entry. If a Wearable-Art or Fiber-Art Entry requires special equipment for display, all equipment and instructions must be submitted with Entry.
- Each Entry should be labeled and the label should be covered for judging purposes. Complete instructions will be mailed to all accepted Entries.
- Each Entry must be clean, free of odor, and in excellent condition, otherwise the Entry will not be judged or shown.
- Entrants are responsible for all shipping and insurance costs while entries are in transit to and from the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. Reusable shipping containers are required with documentation for payment of return shipment enclosed, i.e. pre-paid shipping labels or actual postage.
- Submission of Entry must be made online at www.laconnerquilts.com unless individual circumstances require a printed Entry Submission Form.
- The First Place Entry in each Category, along with each Award of Excellence Winner, will be honored in a group exhibit in the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum from October 10 through November 24, 2013. These honored pieces may be retrieved or returned, at the entrant’s direction, on or after 5pm November 24, 2013.
- Each Entry (except First Place Winner in each Category and each Award of Excellence Winner) will be available for pick up after 6:30pm on October 6, 2013; arrangements can be made for pick up at a later day that following week at the Museum.
- By checking the box in the Terms and Conditions section of the Call for Entry, you are agreeing to allow your Entry to be displayed for the duration of the Quilt Festival (October 4 – 6, 2013) and, in the case of First Place Winner in each Category and Bonus Award Winners, through November 24, 2013. If a First Place Entry or Award of Excellence Winner is unavailable for exhibition through November 24, arrangements may be negotiated with the Museum Curator for a future exhibit.
For a one-page Suggestions pdf, click Suggestions for Good Photography
- Only the submitted digital photos of each entry will be used during the Jury process. These photos will be projected on to a wall so focus and resolution are imperative for the accurate portrayal of each Entry.
- All Wearable Art entries should be worn by a model whose face is not shown unless the design of the piece prevents omitting the model’s face from the photo.
- Any Entry juried into the Festival that differs significantly from its digital photo will not be disqualified and not be judged or exhibited.
- Submit two (2) images: one full and one detail image.
- Wearable Art Entries submit a third image of the back.
- Use a minimum 4 MP (mega pixel) digital camera, on highest resolution setting. Consult your cameras owner’s manual for setting and transferring images to your computer. Submitted images should be in JPEG image format. Each image should be a minimum of 1800 pixels wide on its longest side. (Note: If your image has less than 1800 pixels on the longest side, do not enlarge or increase it. Instead take another picture that has higher resolution.)
- If you encounter problems taking your own photos, seek help or consider professional photography services
- Label each image with last name and first initial in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, then the title of your entry, then the word “Full” or “Detail” or “Back.”
- Example: Quilts and Fiber Art
- JOHNSON L Below the Bridge Full.jpg.
JOHNSON L Below the Bridge Detail.jpg
Example: Wearable Art
- SMITH F Beyond Cloth Full.jpg
SMITH F Beyond Cloth Detail.jpg
SMITH F Beyond Cloth Back.jpg
- JOHNSON L Below the Bridge Full.jpg.
- Images of accepted Entries may be used for La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum promotional purposes and publications.
Entries will be selected based on the quality of the submitted digital images and accompanying Artist’s Statement. Jurors may consider moving an Entry if they believe it to be in the wrong Category (with Entrant’s consultation and approval). Jurors reserve the right to subdivide or combine Categories depending on the number of Entries received.
Judges comments will be sent to each entrant via email at our earliest convenience.
Kathie Kerler, NQA Certified Judge
Linda Rasmussen, NQA Certified Judge
First Place Winners in both Divisions for each Category, along with each Award of Excellence Winner, will be honored in a group exhibit in the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum from October 10 through November 24, 2013.
First, Second, and Third Place Ribbons (along with any Honorable Mentions at the Judges’ discretion) will be awarded in each Division for each Category.
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
- Best of Show
- Hand Quilting
- Domestic (or Home) Machine Quilting
- Long, Mid, or Short Arm Quilting
- Group – 3 or more, each to get an identical award
- 1st Time Entrant – person has never before entered a judged show
- Recycled/Reused Materials
- Fiber Art Innovation
- Judge’s Choice (1 per judge)
- Curator’s Choice
- People’s Choice
Award winners will be announced on Thursday, October 4, 2013, at the Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival Awards Banquet (prepaid reservations required). A roster of winners will be included in the Festival Souvenir Event Guide.
NOTE: All Ribbons and Awards may not be presented.
- June 16, 2013: On-line Entry Deadline.
- July 26, 2013: Notification of acceptance. All entrants will be notified by e-mail. If your entry is accepted, instructions for sending your entry for judging will be included. If you don’t receive notification of the Jurors’ decision by July 27, contact Denny Fox, 2013 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival Co-Chair, at email@example.com
- September 11 – 18, 2013: Quilt Arrival Week. Accepted entries must arrive at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, 703 Second Street, P.O. Box 1270, La Conner, WA 98257-1270.
- October 3, 2013: Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival Awards Banquet and the announcement of the winners (reservations required).
- October 4 – 6, 2013: Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum’s largest annual fundraiser.
- October 6, 2013: Entry Pick-up. Entries may be picked up in person after 6:30pm, except the First Place Winner in each Category and each Award of Excellence Winner which will remain for a group exhibit in the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum from October 10th through November 24th, unless other arrangements have been made.
- October 8 – 12, 2013: Entries may be picked up at the Museum or will be returned by method received, based on advance arrangements, if unclaimed on Sunday, October 6.
- November 25 & 26, 2013: Group Exhibit Entry Pick-up. Exhibited entries may be picked up at the Museum (call first) or will be returned by method received, based on advance arrangements.
Please contact Denny Fox, 2013 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival Co-Chair,
at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We welcome you and hope you will consider becoming a Member of the Museum.
(Individual membership is available during your Entry submission. Click on Membership TAB above for other membership options.)
All funds raised at the 2013 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival help us
to fulfill the mission of the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum.