Each year View holds the Quilts Unlimited exhibition, which is open to all artists working in the fiber based quilting medium.
Juror of Selection: Pat Harrison
Pat Harrison is a Certified Judge and Webmaster of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges. She teaches, lectures, and judges nationally in addition to being a pattern designer and award-winning long-arm quilter. A retired school librarian and teacher, she has won numerous awards for her quilts at major shows. Pat lives in rural Rhode Island with her retired mechanical engineer husband.
Juror of Awards: Lorry Chwazik
When quilting, I am continuing a conversation with a history of women betrayed by the relative impermanence of their handiwork (cooking, needlework, crafts) and therefore abandoned by the pseudo-legitimate history we all learn in school, ie, a mostly male history of the acquisition of power via wars, reigns, and presidencies. Where were all the women, I often wondered while reading of yet another battle to win yet another plot of land, and why don’t we study the creation of life wrought by their hands as much if not more than the history in the textbooks?
Perhaps the history of half of the population of our entire history lies mostly dormant because of the ephemeral nature of their primary sources: textiles, in particular, do not long survive their creators unless they are removed from the business for which they were created: providing comfort and warmth to human beings. Perhaps all the wraiths of these forgotten providers of home and security will in some future rise with their needles, sock darners, and rotary cutters, and moan and cry, “Remember me!”
So as I study, touch, and manipulate fabric while quilting, I am often reminded that I am adding my contributions to a long history of women’s language. Our quilts are as much expressions of our inner thoughts, emotions, and convictions as any author’s text, musician’s symphony, or artist’s image. I continually cross the line between traditional and contemporary in my work, and am driven by the visual and tactile nature of my medium. My conversation varies dramatically with each piece I produce; my inner voice asks, “Do I add to the conversation today by providing comfort? …
intrigue? ...satisfaction? ...recognition?” And informing it all, a persistent request: “Remember me!”
• 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 and personal execution created within the past 2 years.
• Artwork previously shown at View is not eligible.
• Bed Quilt: Design to be used as a bed quilt, measuring at least 61”x61.”
• Wall Quilt: Smaller than a bed quilt and design 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.
A non-refundable entry fee of $20/ $15 for members of View enables the artist to submit up to 2 works. Each artist may submit a total of 5 works at a cost of an additional $10 per image. Payment should be made during registration through Submittable (see the link below).
• Selection notification will be sent by September 6, 2019
• Selected work must be received at View no later than September 27, 2019
• 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.
- A cloth label with quilter’s name and quilt title sewn to the back lower left hand corner of the quilt for identification purposes.
• All shipping is at the expense of the artist. There will be a $10 handling fee for each package shipped to View. The handling fee covers condition reporting and photographing of the work as it arrives, and follow up conditioning and repacking at the conclusion of the exhibition. You must include a prepaid shipping label for the return of the work.
Legal All works must be of original design and copyright of the artist. 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 unsuitably presented or misrepresented.
If you need help with registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.