Quiltmakers are encouraged to think broadly and creatively about this opportunity to celebrate the past in the frame of the present. The rich array of prizes this year includes a Handi Quilter HQ Sixteen Quilting Machine for Sit-Down Use valued at $5,000.
The rules are simple: quilts must be 16″ x 16″ (including a 4″ sleeve and a label) and consist of three layers. Contest quilts must be sent to the AAQ by May 31, 2010. Entries will tour national venues and be displayed on the AAQ website, and later entered in the Quilt Index. The contest is also a fundraiser; all quilts become a donation to the organization and will be auctioned on eBay in November to benefit the AAQ and its mission to document, preserve and share the history of quilts and quiltmakers.
Special Prize for Quilting Gallery Fans
The AAQ would like to offer a special incentive to Quilting Gallery readers and bloggers. All Quilting Gallery fans who enter a quilt in the contest will have a chance to win a prize package that includes an assortment of Simplicity specialty scissors, EZ Quilting acrylic templates and an Alliance Collection for a Cause quilt kit by Moda (total retail value over $250).
Just be sure to write Quilting Gallery fan on your entry form under How did you find out about the New from Old contest?. A small panel of AAQ board and staff will jury this special prize and you’ll still qualify for all the other great prizes.
And remember only AAQ members are eligible to vote for the overall winners of the contest, so if you believe in the work of the AAQ, become a member when you enter the contest. Annual membership is as low as $25 and members enter the contest for only $5 per quilt.
See some of the first New from Old entries:
P.S. If you’ve already submitted your quilt for this contest, send an email to the AAQ indicating that you are a Quilting Gallery fan so you’ll be entered for the special prize too.