Each year WAQA issues a challenge to all members to create a quilt interpreting a theme. The quilts are then used as a travelling exhibition for 12 months. They are loaned to associations and groups within WA and interstate and are shown at Quilt West. They are also exhibited on sewing day and night during the Christmas parties.
The theme for the 2016 WAQA Challenge is ‘Ruby Anniversary’ to celebrate 40 years of the WA Quilters’ Association
The quilt must be no greater than 50cm wide by 70cm long with a hanging sleeve the width of the quilt (less 2″ on each end to accommodate the hanging hooks) and minimum depth of 6.5cm (2½”).
Entries can include 2 dimensional quilts and small articles other than quilts as long as they fit the size limits and can be packed flat in the travel case.
The quilt can be hand and/or machine worked and can include: piecing, applique, embroidery and embellishments (beads etc.)
The quilt should have a label on the back with Quilter’s name, address, phone number and the quilt title (not the challenge title).
We encourage quilters of all levels of skill to enter as the quilts are not formally judged and it is wonderful to see how many different interpretations we can get from a single theme. We are very proud to have a display of work that represents the full range of our membership.
The exhibition can be loaned to groups or associations within Australia for short periods. WAQA pays the postage both ways within WA and one way interstate.
If your group would like to arrange to borrow the challenge quilts bookings can be made by contacting our Challenge Convenor – email: firstname.lastname@example.org