2012 Quilt Show and Challenge
It’s almost time for the 2012 Stitches in Time quilt exhibit (January 26 – March 10), and we hope you are getting your quilts ready! Quilts will be accepted January 3 – 14 at the Museum Center. You may bring up to two quilts for exhibit between the hours of 10:00 – 5:00, Monday-Friday and on Saturdays from 10:00 – 3:00. NEW this year will be the fact that we are capping the number of quilts we accept at 120! So get your quilts in early this year if you want to make sure yours are accepted. Download the entry form here.
Here’s what we are looking for. Contemporary and antique quilts are accepted and they do not need to be from Tennessee. We do need to have a 4″ hanging sleeve sewn or pinned to the top back of the contemporary quilts for display. This sleeve does not need to be on antique quilts (which are hung on rods in a locked glass display case) or for the small wall hangings which are pinned up on the wall. If you have questions about this call our Curator Elizabeth at 339-5745.
Quilts will be judged before the exhibit opens by a guest judge in the following categories: Best of Show Large Contemporary, Best of Show Small Contemporary, Best of Show Antique, Best Duet (two-Person) Quilt, Best Group Quilt, and Best Use of Color & Design. During the show attendees vote on the Viewer’s Choice Award which is given out the last day of the exhibit.
This year’s Challenge is an Appalachian Quilt Trail Challenge. You can submit a quilt also to the Challenge and be eligible for monetary prizes! Please review the guidelines below regarding theme, size, and other details before entering. The quilt must be inspired by one of the quilt blocks on the Appalachian Quilt Trail in Bradley County which are below:
Challenge quilts must also be dropped off at the Museum between January 2-14, 2012, Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm. Challenge quilts will also be on display at the Museum Center for the duration of the quilt show from January 26 – March 10. Click on the link below to download the Guidelines which has all the details.
If you have any questions concerning the exhibit, submissions, or the Challenge, please call Elizabeth Carriger at 423-339-5745 or email at Elizabeth@museumcenter.0rg