GOAL: Use Vincent van Gogh’s paintings as inspiration to push yourself creatively, think outside the box and create new fiber art.
COST: $45.00 Includes registration fee, shipping, return shipping and one fat quarter each of black and three official Cherrywood VAN GOGH blues.
Finished quilt size: 20″ x 20″ square
The entire quilt top and binding must be made from Cherrywood Fabric. Backing is your choice of fabric.
Most of the quilt top (60-75%) must use the official VAN GOGH blues and black. The quilt should "read" as blue. Accent colors of Cherrywood may be added. White may be a different brand (we do not carry white).
Any technique or fabric manipulation is acceptable as long as it maintains the color and character of a textile quilt.
Embellishments may be added, with the exception of glitter, but must stay within the 20-inch size.
Finished quilt must have a top, a middle, and a backing. Maximum thickness: 1 inch. Note that the quilt will be packed and unpacked many times.
No sleeve is required.
Aug. 1, 2017: Photos must be uploaded to website by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Upload three high-quality photos of your quilt (information included in fabric packet). One image should show the entire quilt placed next to ruler or tape measure to confirm the 20″ requirement. The other two images should show details. Quilts are juried into the finalist round based on your photo using a number system. Make sure your photos are as clear as possible! The jury process does not include written or verbal critique.
Aug. 11: Announcement of Finalists - notified by email.
Aug. 25: Finalist quilts must be received by this date.
Cherrywood Fabrics, 7882 College Rd., Baxter, MN 56425
Name, address, e-mail and phone number must be written on the back of the quilt. The Traveling Exhibit will be selected from these quilts based on the curator’s vision.
Sept. 1: Traveling Exhibit and Winners announced
First Place - $700 Gift Card
Second Place - $200 Gift Card
Third Place - $100 Gift Card
Nov. 1: Traveling Exhibit debuts
The exhibit will debut at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, Texas. It will travel to quilt shows for at least one year (through 2018).