Monday, October 23, 2017

Call For Entries - Vintage Quilts

If you have an interesting vintage quilt hiding in a chest, closet, or attic, please contact Brigham City Museum of Art and History.  If you are willing to share it for an exhibition set for Jan. 20 through Apr. 13, 2018. The deadline to view the quilts is Nov. 1st.

No more than 40 quilts will be accepted.  Quilts must have been made before 1940, be in good condition, and can be hung safely from a sleeve sewn on the back.  For instructions on attaching a sleeve, see http://www.quiltweek.com/hanging-sleeve-instructions/

Interested participants should bring the quilts to the museum for consideration Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Appointments will be available .  Quilts accepted for the exhibition will need to be dropped off at the Brigham City Museum between Jan. 3 through Jan. 16, 2018.  Please call Mary Alice Hobbs or Kaia Landon at 435-226-1439 if you have any questions.   The museum is located at 24 North 300 West .  Admission is free. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

How can I compete?

This post is to share some UQG member thoughts on quilt shows...

Guilds should stick to the submission deadline.  If your quilt is turned in late, it shouldn't be accepted.

No sleeve no-entry; if rules aren't followed no-entry.  If the rules say red & white, why are other colors accepted?  If it were black & white then red (or any other color) shouldn't be in your quilt and it should not be accepted into the show.  Rules should not have any "grey area" to be misinterpreted.

Why not a category for Original Design?

Can there be a point system for judging?

Professional quilter vs. non-professional definition.

If a quilter wins in the same category with the same type of quilt every year, how can others compete and why do they even want to enter their quilt?  Perception is that judging in these cases are rigged.  Shouldn't there be a limitation on how often they can continue to enter those type of quilts?  Perhaps they shouldn't be able to win in the same category the following year.  If they want to enter a quilt, they simply have to enter it into a different category. 

What other topics would you like posted on this blog to spark comments from members?  Comment on this post and I will continue to blog about important things.