Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Call for Entries

A display of juried international entries dedicated to promoting using rust dyed fabrics in contemporary quilts. Jurors will select works that represent a variety of techniques using rust dyed fabric and fibers, good design, and excellent craftsmanship.

The Rust-Tex Collection, will premier at Spring International Quilt Festival in Chicago April 16-18, 2010. It will also be displayed at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England August 20-23, 2010. Other venues to be announced as arranged.

Deadline for arrival of entry materials: January 10, 2010

Notification to all entrants by email: February 10, 2010

Quilt Delivery Deadline: March 1, 2010

Exhibit Opens at Spring International Quilt Festival: April 16, 2010

If your quilt is juried into the show:
Your entry must be available until March 1, 2011
A hanging sleeve (2” for small pieces less than 12” wide, 4” for all other sizes)
A fabric label containing the quilter’s name, address, phone #, and title of the quilt must be placed on the quilt’s back.
An appraisal is recommended for your entry as proof of its value

Definition of quilt for this show: Three layers of textiles stitched together.

Size: Quilts can be up to 45 inches wide and 60 inches high.

Entry Fee: $25 for up to two works submitted by check, credit card or Paypal.

Entry by digital image only:
Two views required, full and detail
Image should be sized to 1200 pixel tall.
Please label the digital file with your last name, first initial, name of piece, full or detail
Example: Doe-J-Rusty-Full
Register online, attach to email or send on a CD.
Be sure your image is a clearly focused JPG.
Digital image should be cropped to show binding, but minimal background. CDs will not be returned.

Shipping: The artist is responsible for all costs relating to shipping and insurance of work while in transit to The Rust-Tex Collection. The Rust-Tex collection will pay for the cost of return shipping.

Insurance: The Rust-Tex Collection will cover the cost of insurance for all pieces while they are part of The Rust-Tex Collection.

The Rust-Tex Collection reserves the right to disqualify any work that varies from the digital images submitted.

Deb Menz has been involved in fibers for the last 30 years. Color has always been the focus and fascination of her work. She wrote the books, “Color in Spinning” and “Color Works”. She has been traveling and teaching extensively across the country for 20 of those 30 years. Since she scaled down her teaching schedule, she has been able to participate in many group and invitational shows. Her work can be found in corporate and private collections.

Mary Jo Scandin began her career as an art teacher. She later devoted her time to creating and exhibiting her own artwork. For nineteen years, she operated Serendipity, a studio/gallery in Door County, WI. In 2002, she sold her gallery and moved to Madison. She continues to teach surface design classes each summer at Sievers School of Fiber Art in WI. She maintains a studio in Madison and currently exhibits her work at several WI galleries.

Lois Jarvis made her first quilt 38 years ago. Since completing college she has pursued a career in fiber art. In 2003 she began rust dyeing fabric. In 2006 she started selling them under the name, “Rust-Tex” and promoting the use of rust dyed fabrics. Currently she is combining her love of working with rust dyed fabric, found objects, traditional quilting techniques, computer technology and the sewing machine to create one of a kind fiber pieces.

To enter online or download entry form click:


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