Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Call for entry: TIME

“Nothing is of itself; everything exists of and in everything …. Everything starts and ends with time, from the beginning of life to death. Just as long in anticipation, just as short in memory. Even if time is always with us, it is always a stranger. And although there is so much of it, every moment is forever lost and irreplaceable. The loss of time is therefore both more significant and more common than any other loss we may suffer”.
(from: Anthony Grafton, Cardanos Cosmos, Berlin 1999, page 8)

Time has always been a determining factor of life. The competition “Art Quilt Award 2013” is dedicated to this theme.
The exhibition will take place from October 12 to November 16, 2013 at the Handmade Festival in the Nordwolle Delmenhorst Museum, Am Turbinenhaus 10-12, Delmenhorst, Germany. The exhibition is further planned to travel to Handmade Bielenfeld 2014 and Handmade Brunswick 2014, and the art work will be returned towards the end of 2014.
The opening is planned for Friday, October 11, 2013.
This competition is organized by MIX MAX Event  and Project Agency e.k. Brunswick in collaboration with Nordwolle Delmenhorst Museum of Industry and the Quilters-Insel.
1st prize: € 1000 for the purchase of a quilt for the art quilt collection of Delmenhorst Museum.
2nd prize: € 500

The competition is open to all artists residing in Europe.
For further information, registration form, fees and guidelines, please contact

Juliette Eckels under

Submission deadline is August 15, 2013.

Important Dates
August 15, 2013                closing date for submission
September 5, 2013            notification of acceptance per E-mail
September 27, 2013         art work to be received by Delmenhorst Museum
October 11, 2013              Opening of exhibition
November 16                      closing of exhibition in Delmenhorst

For further information about this competition please contact:

Quilters-Insel/ Juliette Eckel at

Monday, July 1, 2013


Come and join us for a cup of tea at the SAQA MEET and GREET at the Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham.

We’ll love to meet up with all SAQA members attending the Festival.  Bring your business cards to exchange with fellow members.

SAQA MEET and GREET is on FRIDAY 9th August, from 3 pm, in the Mezzanine floor restaurant, opposite the Lecture Theatre, and accessible from the stairs or lifts just outside the Halls.

Please note that the SAQA Gallery Metaphors of Aging may be unmanned for a period during the gathering.

Alicia Merrett