AQC Challenge 2017, theme announced:
‘Made in Australia: Flora & Fauna’
The prestigious event in the Australian quilting community’s year, the Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC), is calling on all quilters to participate in the 2017 AQC Challenge. The 2017 quilt challenge theme is ‘Made in Australia: Flora & Fauna’.
Competition finalists will have their work showcased at AQC in 2017 and at the 2017 Craft & Quilt Fairs, taking place in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and New Zealand. In an exciting international exchange, the quilts will also be displayed at the Quilters of Mexico exhibition in Mexico City in February, 2018.
According to Expertise Events Craft Consultant, Judy Newman, the AQC and the Quilters of Mexico event are collaborating to celebrate the similarities and differences between the cultures.
“Quilting is a much-loved pursuit across the globe, and quilters love to share and draw inspiration from each other; this collaboration will allow an exchange of ideas from two diverse cultures and two countries which are a world apart. It will be fascinating to see the cultural trends evidenced in the quilts,” said Ms Newman.
Similarly, the AQC in 2017 will feature quilts from the ‘Flora & Fauna of Mexico’ challenge, from the Quilters of Mexico exhibition. This gives both countries the opportunity to gain insight into culturally diverse quilting techniques as well as Indigenous plant and animal life.
The closing date for AQC Challenge online entries is February 10, 2017 and quilts must be completed between May 2016 and the closing date. The size requirement is 90cm square and the competition carries a cash prize pool of $5,500. Entries will be judged on interpretation of theme, design and workmanship.
For more information and to read the AQC Challenge Rules, please visit www.aqc.com.au.
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