Sunday, 12 October 2008

APQ/AQC Fantasy challenge for quilters

Australian Patchwork & Quilting and Expertise Events are both generous sponsors of the Sydney Quilt Show. Now Australian Patchwork & Quilting and the Australasian Quilt Convention, in conjunction with Expertise Events, present their new and exciting quilt competition – the 2009 AP&Q AQC Challenge.

With three generous cash prizes to be won including $5,000 first prize, $2,000 runner-up and $500 for the best entry by a quilter under eighteen years of age – quilters best stop fantasising and start quilting!

The theme for this year’s challenge is FANTASY and is sure to inspire some magical and imaginative quilts. Entrants may choose a traditional or contemporary approach to their quilt and will be judged on their interpretation of the theme, excellence in design and craftsmanship.

A selection of up to thirty finalists will be chosen to form the FANTASY exhibition which will be displayed over four days, February 26 – March 1 2009, at the Australasian Quilt Convention at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton – with winners announced at the event on February 28. The exhibition of quilts will then embark on a nationwide tour throughout 2009, travelling exclusively with the Craft & Quilt Fairs.

Entrants are provided free reign with quilt design and may apply techniques including piecing, appliqué, embroidery, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric. Any materials may be used but the final result must be flexible in nature and consist of three layers of fabric held together with stitching.

Entries close on 10 December 2008. For more information about this competition, please visit or

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