Last call for submitting entries to the EQA "Crossroads" Exhibit.
The EQA quilts be at this year's Festival of Quilts
Some ideas about the "Crossroads" theme:
The roads are crossing our lives- people, events or things crossing your
life unexpectedly, and make us enjoy life - meeting people in
crossroads, some people stay in your life, some not, but all touch your
life in some way. Life is not straightforward: you get sometimes lost
or take sideways steps.
Crossroads can be a meeting place where people gather to exchange news
about one and others lives. A place where we want to make a decision as
to what direction we will follow.
1. Size: 20 x 50cm (7 7/8 x 19 5/8). To be hung horizontally.
2. Edges: free choice of edging treatment (i.e. raw or bound).
3. Any technique may be used but the quilt may consist of three layers.
No glass fronted or mounted exhibits will be accepted. Be warned that
quilts which are delicate or stiff are difficult to transport safely.
4. The entire collection of "Crossroads" will be launched at the
Festival of Quilts in 2012. Some countries may decide to display their
quilts from neighbouring countries at their annual general meetings. In
this case, these quilts will be returned later than September 2012.
5. All guild members may enter and there is no entry fee. The quilts are not for sale.
6. All quilts must have a 10cm (4 inch) hanging sleeve
(with extra fullness to accomodate the rod) sewn 1cm below the top of
the quilt and stopping 2cm from each side.
7. The quilts are insured for a nominal sum during the exhibition
including transport to and from the FoQ 2012. (Information on transport
and insurance for other exhibitions is available from the guild
organising the event. Should a quilt be damaged or lost, the EQA member
guilds is responsible for compensating the maker).
8. The entry form and photo should reach the International Representative by 31st May 2012.
9. 10 quilts will be selected by each country by 30th June 2012. Any
quilts which do not comply with the rules, particularly in terms of size
or hanging sleeve, can be rejected on submission.
10. Photos of the quilts may be used for publicity purposes.
11. Every member country of the EQA must provide TEN quilts for this
exhibition. If too many quilts are submitted, 10 must be selected in
whatever way the guild decides. If too few quilts are submitted, the
IR/executive committee of the guild MUST organise the making of the
The EQA entry form and rules are included in the Spring IPS Newsletter.. For further details please contact Loretta O'Brien (EQA Rep.).