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Stitched and Bound 2003

QUILTWEST 2002  2003 2004

ALCA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Quilt of the Month Dec. Jan/Feb. March/April

QUILTWEST 2004

The Theme for QuiltWest 2004 is "When You Wish Upon A Star...."

Entries close March 31, 2004 and the exhibition will be from 20-23 May 2004.

Full details, including entry form, are printed below. If you have trouble printing the Entry Form, please contact me at lugg@iprimus.com.au

QuiltWest 2004

‘When You Wish Upon A Star’

Venue Burswood Dome

Date Thursday 20th May to Sunday 23rd May

Hours 9am - 5pm each day

General Information

Entries Close March 31, 2004.

This year exhibitors will be notified by mail on the receipt of entry form and payment of the procedures for the delivery and collection of their quilts.

Quilt Delivery Tuesday 18th May 2004 between 8am to 11am

Quilt Collection Sunday 23rd May 2004 between 5.30pm and 6.30pm

Rosters As an exhibitor, we expect you to volunteer for a duty shift by nominating a time on the roster included on the entry form. Anyone volunteering for a second duty on a different day will be re-imbursed the cost of entry at the completion of their two hour shift (Conditions apply).

Pre-paid Tickets. Pre-paid tickets will be sold prior to the exhibition. The tickets will be available at Sewing Day, Sewing Night and Business Meetings or for country members by mail from Vicki Bridge, 17 Weldon Way, City Beach, WA 6015 (Ph 9385 9776) Prices are not yet finalised and will be published in the March QQ. Multiple entry tickets may be available - this is unknown at the time of printing.

Opening Ceremony: The Opening Ceremony will be held on Thursday morning May 20th, 2004 at 9.30am prompt within the QuiltWest Exhibition area.

Raffle Tickets. Raffle tickets will go on sale mid/late February, 2004. Please consider putting your name on the roster for selling raffle tickets at the exhibition.

Valuation: If you want your quilt valued, please indicate on the entry form. The valuation Convenor will contact you in due course.

Sale of Quilts: This year the Exhibition Committee has decided to allow exhibitors to sell their quilts that are on display in the exhibition if they wish to do so. Quilts for sale will be indicated in the catalogue.

Exhibition Prizes and Awards

Best of Show - Pfaff Sewing Machine

Best Use of Colour - WAQA $500

Best Use of Design - WAQA $500

Best Amateur Hand Quilter - Sterling Silver Thimble with Sterling Silver Thimble Holder and chain awarded to the quilter judged to be the best amateur hand quilter - Sponsored by The Thimble Lady

Val Meyerink Trophy for Best Amateur Hand

Applique - Awarded to the best quilt of traditional design, predominately applique (to be traditionally turned & hand quilted).

Best Domestic Machine Quilting - awarded to the best machine quilting done on a domestic machine. Approximate value $400-$500.

Members’ Choice - Penny Whitchurch Trophy

Viewers’ Choice - Expertise Events - $500

President’s Choice - WAQA $200

Category Prizes

Approximate values (except Junior)

1st valued at $200

2nd valued at $100

3rd valued at $50

Junior valued at $80 plus 12 months WAQA membership.

Professional Section

1. Traditional

2. Traditional - Predominately Applique

3. Non-traditional

4. Small Quilts

Open Section (For Professional & Amateur)

5. Theme - When You Wish Upon A Star

6. Two person quilt

7. Art quilts

Amateur Section

8. Traditional

9. Traditional - Predominately Applique

10. Non-traditional

11. Small Quilts

12. Beginner Quiltmaker

13. Junior (Under 16 years of age)

Non-Judged Section

14 Group Quilts

15 Invitational Quilts

16 Wearables

Exhibition Categories

Traditional. Includes pieced, whole cloth, crazy.

Size -minimum 126cms, maximum 290cms in any one direction.

Traditional Predominately Applique. A quilt of a traditional design which is more than 50% applique. Size - minimum 126cms and maximum 290cms in any one direction

Non-Traditional. Included in this category are pictorial, naive, country, whimsical. Does not have to be original. Size - minimum 126cms and maximum 290cms in any one direction.

Small Quilts. Any design, traditional and nontraditional, pieced, applique. Includes miniatures. Maximum size in any one direction 125cms.

Theme. "When You Wish Upon A Star’ Maximum size 290cms. No minimum size.

Two-Person Quilt. A quilt which has been worked on by two people. Includes quilts which have been professionally quilted. The exhibitor must acknowledge the second person. Any prizes won will be awarded to the owner of the quilt. Maximum size 290cms, no minimum size.

Art Quilts (Contemporary).Must be the quiltmaker’s own original design. Maximum size 290cms, no minimum size.

Category Criteria

Award Criteria: the Best of Show, Best Use of Colour, Best Use of Design, Best Machine Quilting and President’s Choice will be selected from ALL quilts exhibited in categories 1 to 13, Best Amateur Hand Quilting and Val Meryerink Trophy from categories 8 to 13, whether entered for judging or not.

Definitions.

Professional: A Professional Quilter is defined as someone who:

    • teaches or publishes in the field of quilting

    • Sells, designs or participates in making quilts for financial gain (any amount above the cost of creating a quilt, of creating       an article, design or teaching aids including samples & notes & travel expenses).

    • Has won a ‘Best of Show’ or two or more Blue Ribbons in any major competition, excluding Viewers Choice. A Major Show is defined as a State/Territory Guild judged competition, or a National/International Exhibition.

    • Having exhibited as a Professional, Amateur status cannot be resumed.

Beginner: Someone who has commenced quilting and completed a quilt in the past 2 years and has not previouly exhibited.

Amateur: All other quilters between Professional and Beginner.

Junior: A quilter who is 16 years of age or under. If they are not a member of WAQA they can still exhibit but must be sponsored by a financial WAQA member.

WAQA Challenge Quilts will be displayed at QuiltWest. The Challenge Theme for 2003 was ‘What is your Favourite Season’ These quilts do not count towards the total number of quilts that may be entered by a participant in QuiltWest.

Please note: Those exhibiting in the Open, Professional or Amateur Sections may opt to have their quilts judged or not judged. It will be up to the individual to nominate the correct category on their entry form. Any quilt entered for judging which is nominated in the wrong category may not be judged.

Size: Although we have nominated 290cms as the maximum size please be aware that the majority of quilt stands are 250cms x 250cms.  We have a limited number of larger stands that will take a quilts 290cms x 290cms. If your quilt exceeds 250cms and has to be hung on the smaller frame then it will probably drag on the floor or not hang true.

1. To exhibit, you must be a financial member of the WAQA.  A WAQA member may sponsor a quilter in theJunior Category, the Junior Exhibitor need not be a member of WAQA.

2. Exhibitors may enter up to four quilts. Your first choice will be displayed, your second, third and fourth choices may be selected if there is sufficient space available.

3. No framed entries will be accepted.

4 Kit Quilts which included the fabrics in the kit may be entered but will not be judged.

5. Exhibitors will be notified of delivery and return instructions on the receipt of entry form and payment of entry fee.

6. A brief description for the catalogue is required for each exhibit. Describe your reason for making the quilt, your method of construction, type of batting, etc.

7. Under the heading ‘Design Source’ indicate where your design came from, e.g. book (state title and author), workshop, photograph, magazine, etc.

8. Quilts must have a sleeve not less than 12cm deep on the back at the top. Failure to do so can result in the rejection of the quilt. If your quilt is over 180cm wide please leave a gap in the middle of the sleeve (ie. two sleeves). This is to allow for an additional hook to support the weight of the quilt when hung.

9. Each quilt must be presented in a separate white pillowcase or calico bag, clearly marked with your name, the quilt name, the section & category entered and the size of the quilt in centimetres.

10. All quilts must have a label stating name, address & phone number of the maker, title of the quilt, the size of the quilt and the section & category entered. This label must be securely sewn to the reverse of the bottom right-hand corner. Clothing must also be clearly labelled on the inside.

11. One colour photograph must accompany each entry and on the back should state the name, address and phone number of the quiltmaker, the name of quilt, size in centimetres and the section & category entered. If the photo is not true to colour, please send in a small swatch of the main colours. Please indicate the top of the quilt on the photograph. This photograph will remain the property of the WAQA.

12. The committee reserves the right to photograph, and permit to be photographed, all items for the purpose of publication, and other purposes as deemed appropriate.

13. Entrants must be aware that public photography is allowed during the exhibition.

14. The WAQA accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage or destruction of items, however caused, in transit or while these items remain in their custody. Insurance cover, if desired, is the responsibility of the maker.

15. The quiltmaker is responsible for obtaining written permission and for paying any fee related to the use of copyright material including trademarks.

16. The catalogue will indicate which items are for sale.

17. The judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

18. Any exhibitor entering a winning quilt as an Amateur and who is found to be of Professional status will forfeit their award and prize even after the event.

19. The committee will undertake to display the quilts as best as it can.

20. The quilt chosen as Best of Show must be available to travel for the 12 months following QuiltWest.

QuiltWest 2004

‘When You Wish Upon A Star’

Exhibition Conditions of Entry.

‘QuiltWest 2004’ Entry Form

Burswood Dome 20th - 23rd May 2004

Please refer to "Conditions of Entry" before filling in this form

One entry form per quilt (Maximum 4 entries) You may photocopy this form.

Entry Fee: $10 for up to four quilts

Please print. Tick where applicable or fill in the blank space provided

Name................................................................................................ Telephone...............................................

Address.............................................................................................

...................................................................... Postcode................... Email......................................................

Junior category sponsor.........................................................................................................................................

NAME OF QUILT...................................................................................................................................................

Status Professional Amateur Size of quilt. Length................cms. Width....................cms.

Is your quilt to be judged? Yes No Would you like you quilt valued? Yes No

Is your quilt For Sale? Yes No Sale Price $....................

Category. (Please tick) Is this your 1st 2nd 3rd 4th entry?

Traditional Art Quilts (Contemporary)

Traditional - Predominantly Applique Beginner

Non- traditional Junior

Small Quilts Group Quilts

Theme Wearables

Two Person Quilt Invitational

Design Source (Book, magazine, etc,) ................................... .........................................................................

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Description (in less than 40 words)...................................................................................................................

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Day 9-11am 11-1pm 1-3pm 3-5pm

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

COPYRIGHT COMPLIANCE

I warrant that this entry is my own original design or is a traditional design that no other person has any copyright in, unless so stated in the ‘Description of Quilt’ section of this entry form.

Signature............................................................ Date...............................

Please send your:-

Entry form (one per quilt)

Coloured photograph. Write your name, address, phone number, name of quilt and size of quilt in centimetres on the back of the photograph. Indicate top of quilt.

Cheque/money order made payable to WAQA

to:- WAQA QuiltWest Exhibition

C/O Val Gorey

19 Tatton Turn

CANNINGVALE WA 6155

Closing Date 31st March 2004

We expect all exhibitors to do at least one White Glove duty at the exhibition. Anyone doing a second duty shift on another day will be re-imbursed the cost of entry at the completion of the 2 hours. (Conditions apply) Please indicate which shifts you would like to do.

 

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