International Quilt Festival will be presenting Hands All Around 2014: International Quilts at our annual Market and Festival in Houston this fall. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, October 25 - November 2, 2014. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in Chicago (June 2015) and Portland (August 2015).
As it has been for the past twenty-nine years, Hands All Around will be the showcase for contemporary international quilt design at our shows. The exhibit will again be sponsored by Quilters Newsletter®, whose editors will assist us in the selection process. We invite you to submit work for consideration.
You may submit a total of two quilts for our consideration. Quilts must be a minimum of 25" x 25". There is no "made after" date requirement.
Completed submissions with visuals must be received online by April 11, 2014. You will be notified no later than May 9, 2014, regarding the quilts to be included in this exhibit along with shipping instructions. If selected, the quilts will need to arrive in Houston no later than September 5, 2014. Quilts will be returned by the end of November 2014 if quilt does not travel, or arrangements may be made to have a quilt picked up at the conclusion of the show. If you agree to allow your quilt to travel, your quilt will be returned by the end of August 2015.
Please read carefully the information for your digital images. The complete instructions may be downloaded here. Visual Instructions (PDF).
Timeline for quilt registration
Announcement and preview: December 2013
Registration open – March 2 to April 11, 2014
Notification by – May 9, 2014
Selected quilts arrive in Houston by – September 5, 2014
Quilts returned to owner – end of November 2014 (unless traveling)
Important Special Note to quilters shipping from foreign countries: While we encourage you to insure your work for its full value for insurance purposes, we must ask you to value it for customs declaration purposes only at no more than $50 (U.S.). A higher customs value may require an expensive bond that may not be refunded upon your quilt's return to its home country. Also mark the customs document with "for exhibition and return, not for sale, no commercial value." We hope you understand that this is for practical purposes only, and certainly does not reflect on Quilt Festival's estimation of your work. If you wish to claim full value for customs purposes, we recommend that you arrange a carnet A.T.A. for your quilt at your expense. If we incur customs expenses due to a decision on your part to declare the customs value of your quilt as more than $50, you will need to reimburse us for any such expense. If you claim less than $50 for customs purposes, and we still incur customs charges, we will pay those charges in full and will not expect reimbursement.
Entries selected from digital images are subject to additional evaluation when the actual quilt arrives in Houston. If the actual quilt is found to differ significantly from the digital image submitted for jurying, the selection committee reserves the right to reject the entry and override the jurors’ initial decision. The decision as to whether the difference is significant is entirely the prerogative of the committee.
How to register
Registration will open on March 2, 2014. The last day to register is April 11, 2014.
To preview the registration form, click here (webpage).
When you have completed your registration be sure to print a copy of the confirmation page for your records.
For More Information
If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Beck, Special Exhibits Coordinator at 512.323.2255, email@example.com or Amanda Schlatre, Special Exhibits Coordinator at 713-781-6864, ext. 104, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have technical questions about the online system, please contact Lisa Ellis at email@example.com.
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