I have had the privilege to judge entries to World Quilt at the New England Quilt Show in Manchester in 2014 and 2015. (I will be missing it this year as I have had my two years in a row… so let’s see how else we can represent Canada!)
Here are a few prize winners from 2013 & 2015:
It is always an honor to see these amazing quilts up close and admire the original design, workmanship and innovation. What I noticed first and foremost: There were not many entries from Canada, in fact our country never met the minimum number of entries (10) to receive the “Best of Country Award” in 2014 and 2015! I was so disappointed!
I asked around and was informed that a new coordinator was appointed for 2016. In fact, the new Coordinator has been a long time friend of mine, and I am so very excited to help distribute the information for World Quilt & Textile 2016.
Here is what I received from Debbie MacLeod yesterday. Hot of the press, so to speak!
“The World Quilt Competition XX will be judged August 18-20, 2016 at World Quilt New England in Manchester, New Hampshire. I am pleased to announce that I am the new Canadian Coordinator for the competition. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry form.
The deadline for contest entrants to postmark or email completed entries is May 16, 2016. You may mail your entry and images (on a CD), or scan and email your entry form to me at email@example.com along with one full view and one close up images of your quilt.
Please consider entering and/or passing this information on to any interested quilters or guilds in your area. There are many talented quilters living in Canada and I would like to encourage more people to enter.
I urge every Canadian Quilter to consider this amazing opportunity! Do you have a quilt that you are proud of? Do you have a quilt that has received a ribbon at the last quilt show? Do you have a quilt that made it into the NJS? Now is your time to shine even more and spread the news that Canada has fabulous quilters. Debbie is awaiting your participation.
I have taught all over the country and I know we have very accomplished quilters in our midst. Mancuso Show Management is an organization that truly honors quilting and its makers! The prizes are many and provide a nice boost to anyone’s quilt stash budget! Not to mention, you can put “World Quilt New England, Manchester, NH” on your CV.