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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Join The Red and White Quilt Movement

Have you heard about the call for red and white quilts for a major quilt show?  What about quilters working with a publisher to publish a new book on red and white quilts?  Or how about you could win fabric to make a red/white quilt (or win other prizes) by entering your design idea for a red/white quilt?  Well, today I have several insights to share about some fun opportunities, all involved with red and white quilts!  

First, the Design It! Challenge is accepting "design" entries through March 23rd.  You need not make a red/white quilt by March 23rd, as this is a design challenge. Simply enter your design and you will automatically be entered to win fabric to make your design, as well as entered to win many other prizes sponsors have donated for the Year of Red/White Quilt Challenges hosted on SewCalGal.  

red and white quilt show - Design It

A little birdie told SewCalGal that American Quilter's Society (AQS) is going to publish a new book on red and white quilts.  Needless to say, SewCalGal is excited about this new book and will be sharing information about it as this book becomes available.  Sneak peaks have been amazing!

SewCalGal received a Press Release from International Quilt Festival for a Call for Red and White Quilts and happy to share it with you today.  I'd be so thrilled to know you have a quilt in this exhibit.  Just as thrilled as I would be to see you enter your design in the Design It! Challenge, or to know you are making a red/white quilt  in 2014 and entered it in the Make It! Challenge and even more delighted to have you finish your quilt in 2014 and share it in one of the virtual Red and White Quilt Shows that comprises the Year of Red and White Quilts, hosted by SewCalGal.  Yeap, I'd be thrilled to know you did it!

Enter your Red and White Quilts
for our Ruby Jubilee! 

In honor of Quilt Festival's 40th anniversary this year, we will be featuring a selection of red and white quilts in the exhibit Ruby Jubilee: Celebrating 40 Years during International Quilt Festival in Houston.

And we invite you to submit your "ruby" and white quilts! We welcome all styles (traditional and art quilts), and a ny techniques—piecing, appliqué, embroidery, photo transfer, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc. —may be used as long as they are appropriate to the exhibit theme.

You may submit up to five quilts for consideration, but quilts must have been made in 1974 (the year of the first Quilt Festival in Houston) or after. 

Find detailed submission information and the registration form HERE. And enter your work for this exciting and powerful exhibit! 

Sample Red and White Feathered Star from the Quilt Festival Corporate Collection. 

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Barb said...

I truly love the red and white quilts, truly will make an awe inspiring show

Jean said...

It all sounds interesting! I am working on a design to enter in your contest! I think it will be fun!