Thursday, 27 November 2014

Lest We Forget : Quilt Challenge

Theme: LEST WE FORGET Quilt Challenge – 100 years, 100 quilts
What Does ANZAC Mean to You?
With the 2015 ANZAC Day commemorating 100 years since one of Australia’s most defining times, quilters are invited to create a small quilt for the ‘Lest We Forget Quilt Challenge – 100 years, 100 quilts’.

This is an open challenge meaning all residents of Australia and New Zealand are invited – whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced quilter, young or old – to contribute to this exhibition of small quilts. A quilt entry in this challenge will reflect what ANZAC means to you. 100 pieces will be selected and shown at AQC in Melbourne, April 16 – 19, 2015, and will then tour at selected craft events around Australia and New Zealand.
Although there is no cash prize pool attached to this challenge, commemorating ANZAC has special significance as 2015 remembers servicemen and women from all wars and conflicts over the past 100 years from the ANZAC experience to present day.
Organiser Judy Newman comments: “The spirit of ANZAC and Anzac Day ceremonies have particular relevance in Australia and New Zealand, and with 2015 being our centenary year, commemorations will be as special and touching as ever. I anticipate this quilt journey – for both the quilt makers and those who come to view the finished exhibition – will be a visual reflection of the powerful emotions and memories war brings to our lives.”


To commemorate one of Australia’s most defining times, we invite you to contribute to the Lest We Forget Quilt Challenge, an exhibition of small quilts.
Create a small work (25cm square) interpreting what ANZAC means to you.
100 quilts will be chosen and hung together as a mosaic, premiering at AQC and then touring at our craft events.

Deadline for online entries is March 6, 2015.

For information on how to enter visit lestweforgetquilts where an Online Entry Form and Challenge Guidelines and Conditions can be perused.

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