How crazy has April been thus far? It certainly lives up to its cliché that the weather changes from one extreme to the other. We have had sunshine, icy winds and snow squalls today… and my daily walking habit has been put on hold for the day!
I am tending to some paperwork and mundane household chores and just came across my note to post another reminder about World Quilt 2018. I shared a little while ago:
“The call for entry is out for World Quilt 2018! Let’s see if Canada can assemble its best line up of competition quilts yet! To be eligible for the Best of Country Award there need to be 10 quilts submitted! We just made it last year… and I am not sure why everyone is so reluctant to submit!”
Well, I have since asked around and the consensus is that sending your quilt away for six months is too long. I disagree! Just think: Your entry is not sitting in some dusty warehouse… it will be shipped to various Mancuso Quilt Shows and will get amazing exposure. Put that on your CV!! An extensive CV is crucial for future success whether you want to teach, or assemble an exhibition to show your work in solo or small group exhibitions. I have just experienced a fantastic success (more in a later post… stay tuned!). Back to the logistics of participating in World Quilt 2018:
“After the jury results are communicated the participant ships to the collection point and everything else is taken care of by the coordinator. So, I am sharing this information early: Please consider entering World Quilt 2018. Here is the Canada_2018_Entry Form
Don’t put off this opportunity. It has been a long, cold winter and it looks like spring isn’t coming too soon (at least here on the prairies!). I know that many of you who subscribe to this blog have been, or are heading out, to springtime retreats. What are you working on? Consider creating an entry for World Quilt! Perhaps you have created a quilt that has been entered into a couple of shows here in Canada during the past couple of years… and you would like to branch out… here is opportunity knocking!
Remember: If you read this and feel only the slightest bit of excitement print out the entry form. Questions? Email Debbie directly by clicking on this link. Are you working on an entry? Let Debbie know in a quick email. As an organizer I am sure she is curious as to how many entries she can expect this year.
Let’s show off Canadian talent and blow them away south of the 49th parallel! Good luck to all Canadian Quilters! Can’t wait to see what is on display this year!