Monday, January 28, 2013

What's for Dinner?

Most nights on Facebook, I ask the question "What's for Dinner?" and my friends with respond with what they are having for dinner, so....

What’s For Dinner?

International Quilt Festival wants to know what you are having for dinner tonight, and would like to invite you to participate in our new exhibit, What’s for Dinner?, which will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival 2013 in Houston. Quilters and food have always gone together, but we have not had an exhibit that has addressed this phenomenon in quite some time.  
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We’ll “set the table” with your quilts for this Special Exhibit on the show floor, that depict enlarged “place settings”, complete with a placemat/tablecloth, napkin, fork, knife, spoon, and a plate full of “what you are eating for dinner.” This could be your favorite dinner at home, in a restaurant, or what you have for Sunday dinner. We are excited about this theme and hope that it will show a variety of interpretations, fabric choices, and views into different cultures, rituals, and lifestyles. Think colorful, fun, outside the box, and visually appealing! 
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All quilts must be uniform in size, horizontal format, with nothing hanging off the sides, top, or bottom. The finished quilt size, or “place setting,” must be 24” x 15” (width x height) and cannot exceed 2" in depth. Please, no metal silverware attached. Artist Statements should be submitted via our entry form to explain your piece, the meal, and the meaning behind it.

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As many art quilters know, a loyal following of people on Facebook read and contribute to the ever- growing question of “What's for Dinner?” on quilt artist Jamie Fingal's Facebook page. In fact, this is how the exhibit idea got its start! We will have both Jamie Fingal and Dinner at Eight Artists partner, Leslie Tucker Jenison, to jury this exhibit.

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Call for Entries on-line entry open March 29-May 17 - here is the link

Hope you will join us in making a quilt for this exhibit!

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