Information for Exhibiting Quilters

Submission Deadline: August 23, 2021
Exhibition Dates: October 2 - December 4, 2021

View is a premier multi-arts facility located in the Central Adirondacks of New York State.

For any questions regarding the exhibition please contact:

Heather Caufield
Visual Arts & Exhibits
PO Box 1144
3273 State Route 28
Old Forge, NY 13420
315 369 6411 ext 206

Juror of Selection: Brenda Gael Smith

Brenda Gael Smith grew up in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and lives and creates at the “other” Copacabana on the Central Coast of New South Wales in Australia. In another life, Brenda was a corporate and regulatory lawyer and she brings these skills to her creative practice of art-making, exhibition administration, curating, judging, mentoring and teaching: synthesising complex information, problem-solving and presenting elegant solutions. Drawing upon 15+ years of exhibition administration, and 5+ years as convenor of the QuiltNSW Judging Education Program, she has studied thousands of quilts and brings deep experience to judging and jurying assignments. She has also independently curated several popular touring exhibitions. Her own artwork is exhibited widely internationally. During the pandemic, Brenda’s studio has morphed into a virtual classroom as she works with students from all around the world. Her teaching focus is on freeform piecing, effective design, and the use of colour so as to promote fun and encourage creative momentum.

Juror of Awards: Kathie Beltz

I am totally addicted to quilting, and enjoy associating with other quilters who are equally addicted. I’ve been quilting since 1995, teaching since 2004, and judging quilts since 2007. I have been fortunate that some of my quilts have won awards at shows across the country, including A Quilter’s Gathering, Home Machine Quilting Show, Images at the Lowell Quilt Festival, Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, International Quilt Festival in Houston, Machine Quilters Exposition, Machine Quilting Today Upper Midwest Show, Maine Quilts, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, MQX Quilt Festivals, National Quilting Association, Quilting With Machines, Quiltweek Lancaster, Quiltweek Paducah, Road to California, Southern New Hampshire Quilt Festival, Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace, Vermont Quilt Festival, and World Quilt Show – New England. My quilts have been juried into the AQS show in Paducah in multiple years, winning ribbons in 2015 and 2017. As an award-winning quilter, I lecture, give demonstrations, and teach workshops at guilds, quilt shops, and quilt shows nationally. I especially enjoy teaching beginners. In 2013, I became a Certified Instructor for Studio 180 Design, Deb Tucker’s tool and technique company. In 2017, I launched Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs, my own line of companion patterns for Studio 180 Design tools. These quilt patterns are for smaller projects that look complicated but are easier to make than you may think.

Through the generous donations of our supporters, View is able to offer over $2,500 in cash prizes.

• The exhibition is open to all quilters working in Art, Bed or Wall quilts.
• All submissions must contain 3 layers and quilting.
• Kit quilts and hand tied quilts are not eligible.
• All entries must be of original design or attribution given to pattern designer and personal execution created within the past 2 years.
• Artwork previously shown at View is not eligible.

Category Definitions
• Bed Quilt: Design to be used as a bed quilt, measuring at least 61”x61.”
• Wall Quilt: Smaller than a bed quilt and designed to be hung on the wall, measuring 60”x60” or less.
• Art Quilt: Original design, reflecting innovative construction and design techniques, theme subject matter and/or materials. Quilt materials and techniques must be primarily fabric.

Entry Process
• A non-refundable entry fee of $25/$15 for View Members includes the submission of one work. Each artist may submit a total of 5 works at a cost of an additional $10 per image. Payment should be made during the
submission process. Payment and submissions must be made through CaFÉ (
• For assistance with your submission visit or contact CaFÉ ( or 303-629-1166)

Terms of Entry
• All work must be priced or valued for insurance purposes.
• View retains a 35% commission on all entries sold.
• Artwork will be insured by View for the duration of the exhibition.
• Work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.
• By submitting to the exhibition you agree to all terms.

• View reserves the right to utilize all images submitted to the exhibition in promotion of the exhibition and for the general promotion of View.
• View may rescind the right of hanging any work.

Selected Works
• Selection notification will be sent by September 3, 2021.
• Selected work must be received at View no later than September 23, 2021.
• View will retain a 35% commission on all works sold.
• Selected artwork must be suitably prepared for exhibition and must include the following:
- A 4” sleeve sewn on the upper back of the quilt. Please leave a 1” space between the side edge of the sleeve and the outer edge of the quilt. Please do not bring the sleeve edge to meet the quilt edge.
- A cloth label with quilter’s name and quilt title sewn to the back lower left hand corner of the quilt for identification purposes. (You will receive a number for judging and this number should be put on muslin and cover your name and title)
• All shipping is at the expense of the artist. There will be a $10 handling fee for each package shipped to View.

Important Dates
• Submission Deadline: August 23, 2021
• Selection Notification Sent by September 3, 2021
• Selected work must be received at View no later than September 23, 2021.
• Opening Reception for View Members & Exhibiting Artists - October 1, 2021 5-7pm
• Exhibition Opens October 2, 2021
• 2021 Quilts Unlimited Lecture and Luncheon: October 2, 2021 - Click Here for more details
• ADK Quilt Conference: October 18-20, 2021 - Click Here for more details
• Exhibition Closes: December 4, 2021
• Pick Up: December 6, 2021 or by appointment
• Return of Shipments: December 6 - 10, 2021