Had you thought of entering the Art Quilts section of Festival of Quilts this year?
Go on, give it a go!! Be brave - what's to lose? I thought I'd remind you, just in case you're tempted to support this wonderful new innovation and idea, with a whopping prize of £5,000, the closing date for entries is MAY 3rd.
Here's the blurb from Twisted Thread....
"This category was introduced in response to substantial research which indicated the need to showcase the work of accomplished quilters and to celebrate excellence within patchwork and quilting.
Full details can be found on the attached PDF entry form and at our new website: www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk . All shortlisted works will be displayed in a distinct gallery at The Festival. Our aim is to display a collection of quilts which transcend craft and demand equal billing with work shown in an art gallery.
To show the strength of our support for this new important category, Upper street Events have agreed to underwrite the prize fund for Fine Art Quilt Masters. A significant award to the winner of £5000.00. I would also like to stress that this is not a purchase prize however, we may want to tour shortlisted as well as the winning quilt to other exhibitions including The Knitting and Stitching Shows.