Quilt Fest 2017 Special Exhibit Submissions!


Have you figured out which quilt(s) you are submitting to be chosen to hang at Quilt Fest in our special exhibit: Modern Quilts: North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild yet?

Quilt Fest Dates: March 2-5, 2017
Location: Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive,  Somerset, NJ 08873

:: How to Submit / Details ::
•  We are able to display about 30 quilts.

•  A committee will review entries to curate the show. Please keep in mind this is an exhibit that should showcase your best modern quilt work. This is an exhibit that is included in the show, in part, to raise awareness about the modern quilt movement.

•  Here is an excerpt of the blurb we submitted for the brochure and for the website about our exhibit:
“Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. “Modern traditionalism” or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often represented.”

•  We encourage submitting mini quilts and multiple quilts!

•  To be considered, please click here to fill out the form. The form will ask for the following info:

– Maker’s name

– Title of each work
– Artist statement “blurb” (name of maker, title of item – may include more details – plus a descriptive paragraph)
– Size: quilts must be a minimum of 20″ on one side
– Insurance value (from Quilt Fest guidelines: “INSURANCE: Individual quilts may be insured for $100 up to $1000 each. Items valued at greater than $1,000 require a written appraisal. Items cannot be insured for greater than $5,000 each (even with a greater appraised value). MSM insurance coverage excludes earthquake and flood.”)

– Email and phone number

•  After submitting the form please email 1-2 photos of your quilt to njmqginfo at gmail dot com. Please name the file with your last name and name of the quilt. Example: “Surname_Quiltname.jpg”.

•  Please submit by Monday, December 19th Edited to add: Deadline extended! Submit by Wednesday, January 4th!

::  Other Details ::

– Each quilt should have a 4″ sleeve sewn on the top for easy hanging.
– Each quilt should have a label with a minimum of the following information: Maker’s Name, Name of Quilt, Phone

– The exhibit must be shipped as a group in as few boxes as possible or delivered to the Convention Center as a group by a maximum of 4 people. We can arrive any time during the afternoon of Wednesday, March 1. The quilt show will close on Sunday, March 5 at 5pm. We will coordinate drop-off and take-down at a later date.

• Wondering if your quilt(s) is “modern enough”? Submit anyway! There are many areas/categories that modern quilts fall into and we will do our best to showcase a breadth of work that represents modern quilting.
• Do you have a quilt top/top in progress that you know will be complete in time to be hung in the show? Submit it!

• You will be notified about your quilt(s) by December 30 (ish). 🙂
• Please contact us at njmqginfo at gmail dot com with any questions. We are so excited to see your amazing work!
Thank you!

2 thoughts on “Quilt Fest 2017 Special Exhibit Submissions!

  1. Daniela,

    I know this is not about the quit show but I would like to know how to connect with CJMQG about the search for teachers????
    I will get my entry for submission for this show after Dec.6. I am off on a special vacation for our 40th wedding anniversary in a few days as soon as I get back you will have my entry.
    Jo Ann

    • Hi Jo Ann,
      Please contact Neva at centraljerseymqg at gmail dot com about the search for teachers.
      Sounds good! Have a Happy Anniversary and a wonderful vacation!
      – Daniela

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