The five Challenges for this symposium are:
The Open sections are:
When you submit an entry into the Open section, you will be asked to categorise your quilt – Traditional, Contemporary and Modern, or Art. Sometimes this can be hard to determine as quilt style is more a continuum than distinct categories.
Scroll down for more detail on Conditions of Entry for both the Challenge and Open entries, Challenge instructions, and definitions of Traditional, Contemporary and Modern quilts (or use the links to download printable PDF versions).
Note: You will need to be pre-registered to enter quilts, and Challenge quilts must not be exhibited prior to Symposium 2022. For more information, refer to our FAQs page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1: Quilt exhibition entries must be constructed primarily of fabric & thread and have two or more layers which are held together by stitching or tying.
2: Quilts may only be entered by Symposium 2022 registrants. The entrant must be one of the persons who created the quilt.
3: Entry is open to amateur & professional quilters.
4: A quilt will be considered as a Group quilt if two or more people constructed the quilt top. Quilts quilted by another person are not group quilts unless two or more people constructed the quilt top. Commercial quilters must be acknowledged, and they will be listed in the Makers section on the quilt entry form.
5: The quilt must have been completed since Auckland Quilt Symposium in October 2019.
6: Originality & Eligibility:
7: The maximum size limit for the width of entries is 2.3m. You can enter a quilt that exceeds 2.4m in height/length, but by entering it you are consenting to having it pinned over the top of the quilt frame or having the lowest portion of the quilt rest on the floor.
8: The exhibition will be juried and the judges reserve the right to refuse an entry and/or reserve the right to not hang a selected quilt. The judges and the committee may change the category of any entry.
9: Submission of a quilt for entry is deemed to grant permission for the quilt to be photographed by the public during the exhibition.
10: Instructions for quilt preparation & sending will be provided on acceptance of your quilt for exhibition.
11: The cost to return the quilt to the owner after the exhibition is the responsibility of the registrant.
Here's a summary of the definitions that we will be using for the Exhibtion. These may help you identify which category best fits your quilt when submitting an entry for for the Open section of the Exhibition.
Contemporary Quilts take traditional techniques and push them to their limits by using new fabrics and technology and encouraging original design.
Modern quilts feature use of negative space, no borders, minimal, bright and graphic colour palettes, improvisational piecing, grid work, asymmetry, modern traditionalism, exaggerated scale, pixelisation, texture, less is more