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The International Quilt Festival Sleep Tight: Doll Quilts and Beds Contest

Doll Quilts and Beds ContestDeadline: 31 July 2011

Open to: anyone who wishes to apply

There are 3 CATEGORIES in the competition:

1 – handmade doll with quilt and doll bed

2 – traditional doll quilt with doll bed

3 – art doll quilt with doll bed

From each CATEGORY, first place, second place, third place and one runner up will be selected AS FINALISTS.

This makes a total of 12 FINALISTS, whose entries will be exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TEXAS in fall, 2011.

Prizes:

1st prize: A 3 year subscription to Selvedge Magazine worth $275 and an announcement in the November/December 2011 issue of Selvedge. The winning entrant will be exhibited and highlighted at the exhibition at the 2011 International Quilt Festival in Houston. The winner will also receive a $50 gift certificate from Equilter.com.

2nd Prize: A 2 year subscription to Selvedge Magazine worth $205, entry exhibited at the 2011 International Quilt Festival in Houston, a $25 gift certificate from Equilter.com.

3rd Prize: A 1 year subscription to Selvedge Magazine worth $115, entry exhibited at the 2011 International Quilt Festival in Houston, a $25 gift certificate Equilter.com.

Runner up prize: A digital subscription to Selvedge for 1 year worth $40, entry exhibited at the 2011 International Quilt Festival in Houston, a $20 gift certificate from Equilter.com.

Entry requirements:

Size: All quilts must be made to fit a doll’s bed. Minimum bed size is 4″ x 6″ x 3.5″ (WxLxH) Maximum size is 17″ x 25″ x 15″ (WxLxH) Fabrics: Please use the fabrics of your choice. Your entry must include the bed for display.

Technique: Quilts may be hand or machine stitched. We will be judging the quilt rather than the bed therefore doll beds may be purchased, customised or purpose built.

Judges:

Karey Bresenhan, Nancy O’Bryant and Judy Murrah from the International Quilt Festival.

Polly Leonard from Selvedge Magazine

Luana Rubin from Equilter.com

Finalists will be decided soon after the July 31st entry deadline and will be notified no later than August 31st.

Entry deadline: Entries must be created solely for the competition (previous work will not be accepted). Entries must be submitted online by July 31, 2011. You will be notified no later than August 31, 2011 regarding the quilts to be included in this exhibit along with shipping instructions.

How to enter:

You may enter up to ten doll quilts.

To enter the competition you will enter information about yourself, your quilt and you will upload 3 images:

– One image must show the whole bed and include a 12-inch ruler to show scale.
– A second image should be of the whole quilt, flat, also with ruler to show scale.
– The third image can show areas of the entry that you would like to highlight.

Entrants under 18 should receive permission from their parent or guardian to enter as the twelve finalists will have to cover the cost of shipping their entry to the festival (see terms and conditions). Images must be true likeness with no digital enhancement. We reserve the right to eliminate entries if in the judgement of the judges the entry does not match the submitted image.

Those selected will be asked to provide further images, a short description of the work and a 100 word biography about the maker.

Then finalists can either be shipped to Texas or London depending on where the creator is based. Competition winners will be chosen at the Festival or before and winners will be notified by email immediately.

How to register

Registration is now open. The last day to register is July 31, 2011

For More Information

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Valls, Special Exhibits Coordinator at 713-781-6864, ext. 105, spexhibits2@quilts.com or Clare Bungey advertising@selvedge.org. If you have technical questions about the on-line system, please contact Lisa Ellis at lisa@ellisquilts.com

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:

http://www.callforentriesiqfselvedge.com/

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