Friday, May 31, 2013

May CENTRAL ONTARIO members be the group donating the highest number of SILVER ANNIVERSARY Quilts... please contribute your art work for this great 2014 traveling SAQA TRUNK SHOW opportunity

SAQA 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show
OPEN to ALL SAQA members

Join SAQA in celebrating our 25th amazing year with your trunk show submission! This traveling exhibition asks SAQA members to create a 10" x 7" art quilt that showcases their artistic expression.

The 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show will premiere at the 2014 SAQA conference in Washington, DC, and then travel all across the United States and around the world.   
A group of quilts from this exhibition will be chosen by jurors Linda Colsh and Margaret "Peg" Keeney to become a permanent part of the collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.

Submissions for the 2014 Anniversary Trunk Show must meet the following criteria:
    *Quilted pieces must have three layers, and measure 10" high x 7" wide (25.4 x 17.8 cm) in a PORTRAIT orientation. All embellishments must fit within the 10" x 7" size.
    *SAQA will mount artwork on a 12 x 9" black backing board.
    *Quilts could travel for up to three years. They must stay with the Trunk during the entire exhibition period.
    *Participation fee is $10 to cover cost of materials and return shipping.
    *If you wish your quilt to be for sale, please indicate its price on the entry form. (Otherwise,
    *Due to the constraints of international travel costs, SAQA will not be insuring this exhibition. An insurance waiver is included in the form.       
Quilts are due no later than Friday, January 31, 2014 to the SAQA 2014 Trunk Show Coordinator, Eileen Doughty. 
Full details and link to the entry form may be found here:  
SAQA Central Canada Members...
Let's shoot for collection of quilts for fall 2013 meetings and share the costs of sending them to SAQA collection point. I am sure this will be a great surprise as a SAQA receiver opens the box with MANY Central Canada contributions.
You will have to complete your application and send your $10 entry fee to Eileen Doughty individually. Please advise Bethany Garner if you have registered and plan to participate.