Territory Quilts 2020 (TQ2020) – Handbook

TQ2020 Exhibition Handbook

Territory Quilts 2020

Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

Timeline

Monday        26 October 2020                                   Entries Close

Friday           30 October 2020                                    Darwin Entries Mailed
Monday        23 November 2020                                Hand In Day
Friday           27 November 2020                                Opening Night
Saturday       28 November–5 December 2020            Exhibition
Sunday           6 December 2020                                Collection Day/Bump Out

Exhibition Handbook Checklist     X
Entries close

Monday, 26 October 2020

One Entry Form/Quilt Profile/ Copyright Permission for each quilt entered.

Send forms to:

The Exhibition Coordinator

Fay Saint

PO Box 3301

Alice Springs NT  0870

info@alicequiltingclub.org.au

phone:  0409529990

Entry Fee or Direct Deposit receipt attached (if paid directly to ASQC refer to page 5)
Insurance for in transit and storage (optional – at own expense). Araluen provides insurance while quilts are in their possession.
Quilt with hanging sleeve and label attached.
Quilt Bag with label and photo of entry attached.
Delivery and Collection Instructions

(To be advised upon receipt of entry form)

Alice Springs Quilting Club Exhibition Coordinator for TQ 2020

Fay Saint

Ph:   0409 529990

rsaint@bigpond.net.au

General Information

 Labeling Your Quilt

Upon receipt of your entry you will be given two labels.  One on the back of your quilt, and the other for the quilt carry bag.

The label for the back of your quilt should be safety pinned or tacked to the right bottom corner edge of the quilt as it faces you. Quilts already labeled will need to be covered by either the entry label or some other fabric, so that your quilt can not be identified other than by the Entry Number.

The Label for the Quilt Carry Bag should be pinned or tacked to the top centre of the bag.  The Quilt Carry Bag Label will have the Entrant’s name, Category and Number.

Quilt Carry Bag

Please deliver your quilt in a suitable bag with the label pinned or tacked in place. The bag should completely cover your quilt and be able to be closed. Pillow case protectors are ideal, and very cheap to purchase from any variety store, or you could make a bag especially for transporting quilts. Plastic or paper shopping bags will not be accepted.

Also pinned securely to the front of the bag, please attach a Ziplock bag or page protector with a colour photo of your entry inside it. A photo printed on photocopy paper is acceptable. This is for easy identification at the close of the exhibition so that quilts and quilt carry bags match up. The photo will be returned.

Hanging Sleeve

To facilitate hanging, all quilts must have a minimum 6cm deep double fabric sleeve at the top. One at the lower edge of the quilt is optional but recommended.

Large quilts must divide the sleeve into two or three sections for easier hanging.

Miniatures and Small quilts are to have appropriately sized sleeves. Miniatures must supply their own rod. No other rods or hangers will be accepted.

Sleeves must be sewn onto the quilt.  Quilts without sleeves will not be displayed.

Sitting Rosters

All Alice Springs entrants will be expected to sit at the exhibition for at least two sessions. You will be contacted after entries close, to arrange your sitting times.

 Delivery of Quilts

Details of when you should deliver your quilts to Witchetty’s will be provided closer to the Exhibition.

DARWIN ENTRIES SHOULD BE POSTED BY FRIDAY 30 October 2020.

Post to:         Fay Saint

c/- ALICE SPRINGS QUILTING CLUB

PO BOX 3301

ALICE SPRINGS  NT  0871

Collection of Quilts

You will be advised closer to Exhibition time as to when and where you should collect your quilts.

 Insurance, Packing and Shipping Costs

Entrants are responsible for arrangement and payment of any packaging, shipping and insurance of items in transit both ways. Disclaimer: – The Alice Springs Quilting Club Inc. will take every precaution to protect your entry from damage or theft but cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of the item while in their possession. Be certain that your homeowner’s policy or other insurance covers the appraised value of your entry. The quilts are covered by Araluen’s insurance while in their possession.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the quilt maker to obtain written permission and pay any fee regarding the use of copyright material. A copy of the written permission must be attached to the entry form.

If you have used a purchased pattern, or a pattern from a book or magazine, or a pattern taught in a workshop, you have bought the right to use the pattern for personal use.  This includes displaying your quilt in an exhibition. You do need to acknowledge or attribute your source. The Quilt Profile contains space for you to do so.

If you have copied an image from a postcard or painting, or book or photograph, you may have breached copyright law and need to seek permission from the copyright owner to show your quilt.

If someone else has drawn a design or taken a photograph, they own the copyright to that design. The original item does not need to have displayed a copyright sign or warning. The act of drawing the design or taking the photograph, gives the artist or designer copyright on the design.

Copyright does not attach to techniques or to the vast majority of traditional patchwork and applique block designs.

Photography

All quilts will be photographed for insurance purposes only.

Photographs of all prize-winning quilts (and selected non-winning quilts) will be sent to all national magazines for inclusion in their publications at their discretion. Any quilts that cannot be photographed are ineligible for Best of Show or display at AQC.

Conditions of Entry

TQ 2020 is open to all residents of the Northern Territory who are a current financial member of a Northern Territory craft club (eg, Territory Craft or Central Craft). It is also open to any Northern Territory resident who is a financial member of a Northern Territory quilting club.

The committee has the right to refuse any or all entries. Acceptance of an entry does not automatically guarantee display of the quilt at the Exhibition.

Entries must have been entirely made by the exhibitor, except for entries in Division O2 Group Quilts or O3 Professionally Quilted. Best of Show is allocated only to one person quilts.

Entries must not have been displayed in any public space prior to their arrival at TQ  2020.

Quilts must be submitted completed (including hanging sleeve) and in good, clean condition (no animal hair, etc).

Definitions

Definition of Professional: A Professional Quilter is defined as someone who is an accredited teacher or publishes in the field of quilting, sells, designs or participates in making quilts for financial gain and/or has won Best of Show or two blue ribbons in any major judged competition, excluding Viewer’s Choice or Group Quilts.

Financial gain is defined as any amount above the cost of creating the quilt, cost of creating any article, design, teaching aids including samples, notes and travel expenses.

A major show is a judged State or Territory Guild exhibition or competition or a National or International competition or exhibition.

Having exhibited as a professional, amateur status cannot be resumed.

(This definition has been taken directly from the Quilt Australia definitions.)

Number of Entries

Quilters can enter two (2) quilts in each eligible category for judging.  Additional quilts can be entered into any category for Display Only.

If space is restricted it may be necessary to limit the number of entries exhibited.

Entry Forms

Entry forms, with fees, must be received by Monday, 26 October 2020.  

Late entries will not be accepted.

 Each quilt entered requires a:

  • separate entry form
  • quilt profile
  • copyright compliance form.

Entry Fees

Entry fees are non-refundable, once an entry has been accepted.

Entry fee per quilt:

  • adult members        $10.00
  • juniors                      $  5.00

Optional

  • judge’s critique        $15.00

Payment can be made by:

  • cash (attached to entry form)
  • cheque or money order or
  • direct deposit as follows:

Alice Springs Quilting Club, Inc.

BSB:            633000

Account:      134079656

Please insert your name and TQ 2020 in Reference details.

Categories

Entries in each category must comply with the criteria set out in the Category definition. A 5cm tolerance is acceptable on quilt sizes.

Quilts that do not meet the criteria will not be judged or exhibited.

If a quilt is entered in the wrong category the entry may be moved to another category at the discretion of the committee or judge.

Territory Quilts 2020 Exhibition Categories

Professional

P1 – Large Quilt

Includes whole cloth, crazy, applique, pictorial, modern, hand and/or machine pieced and hand and/or domestic machine quilted – bed quilts or wall quilts.

Minimum 150 cm x 150 cm   (or > 22,500 square cm)

Maximum 290 cm x 290 cm

P2 – Small Quilt

Includes whole cloth, crazy, applique, pictorial, modern, hand and/or machine pieced and hand and/or domestic machine quilted.

Minimum 50 cm x 50 cm  (or > 2,500 square cm)

Maximum 150 cm x 150 cm (or <22,500 square cm)

P3 – Art Quilt / Mixed Technique

To be of an original design.  Quilts may include multiple types of fibres, embellishments, beading, fabric painting.  Anything goes.  Hand or domestic machine quilting.

Maximum 290 cm x 290 cm.

Amateur

A1 – Large Quilt

Includes whole cloth, crazy, applique, pictorial, modern, hand and/or machine pieced and hand and/or domestic machine quilted – bed quilts or wall quilts.

Minimum  150 cm x 150 cm   (or > 22,500 square cm)

Maximum  290 cm x 290 cm

A2 – Small Quilt

Includes whole cloth, crazy, applique, pictorial, modern, hand and/or machine pieced and hand and/or domestic machine quilted.

Minimum 50 cm x 50 cm  (or > 2,500 square cm)

Maximum 150 cm x 150 cm (or <22,500 square cm)

A3 – Art Quilt / Mixed Technique

To be of an original design.  Quilts may include multiple types of fibres, embellishments, beading, fabric painting.  Anything goes.  Hand or domestic machine quilting.

Maximum 290 cm x 290 cm.

JQP – Junior Quiltmaker – Primary School Aged

The quilt can be constructed using any technique.

Minimum 50cm x 50cm

Maximum 200 cm x 200 cm

JQS – Junior Quiltmaker – Secondary School Aged

The quilt can be constructed using any technique.

Minimum 50cm x 50cm

Maximum 200 cm x 200 cm

BQ– Beginner Quiltmaker

A person who has commenced quilting and completed a quilt in the past 2 years and has not previously exhibited.  The quilt can be constructed using any technique.

Minimum 150cm x 150cm  (or 22,500 square cm)

Maximum 290 cm x 290 cm

Open

O1 – Miniature Quilt

A scaled down version of a full-sized bed quilt.

No Minimum size

Maximum 250 cm x 250 cm

O2 – Collaborative Quilt – Long Arm Machine Quilted

Any quilt where two or more people were involved in making the quilt and the quilt was quilted on a long arm machine.

(A long arm is any machine you stand at to quilt).

Maximum 290 cm x 290 cm

O3 – Collaborative Quilt – Domestic Machine Quilted

Any quilt where two or more people were involved in the making of the quilt and the quilt was quilted on a domestic machine.

(A domestic machine is any machine you sit at to quilt).

Maximum 290cm x 290 cm

Non Judged

KQ – Kit Quilt

Any quilt made from a kit where some or all of the fabric is supplied along with a pattern.

Maximum 290 cm x 290 cm

NB:  Purchasing a pattern alone then choosing all your own fabrics is not deemed a kit.  A quilt made in this way may be entered in the appropriate category above.

O1 – Any Other Item 

This can be a table runner, bag, kit quilt, block of the month or another item.

Maximum 200 cm x 200 cm

 

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