In 2018, QuiltCon will be held February 22-25 in Pasadena, CA. Quilts can be submitted for consideration to the show through the end of the month (November 30, 2017) online using the QuiltCon Quilt Entry Form. The general rules for submission have updated just a little bit for this year, so if you are considering entering a quilt or quilts, it is worth going to the QuiltCon Quilt Entry Form and looking it all over. In particular this year, quilts may be submitted if they have not previously been shown at any QuiltCon. I had been considering entering Oh Happy Day and Downstream for judging this year as they were both in special exhibits at QuiltCon 2017, but this new rule means that they are not eligible for the show.
I have clearly been thinking about what quilts I want to submit this year, and I have a list of 7 quilts that I have made in the past year that I am really proud of that I am going to enter. Entrants are welcome to enter as many quilts as we like (at $15 per entry), but there is a limit of 5 accepted quilts per person. I guess I figured this year I might as well submit and see what happens. If nothing else, I get to share the roundup of them with you here today. I would love to see what quilts you are submitting, too, so maybe we can start a QuiltCon Submissions blogging trend for November?!?
Without further preamble, I would like to present the quilts I plan to submit for consideration / jurying for QuiltCon 2018 (in alphabetical order):
I plan to submit Digital Wave to the Modern Traditionalism category.
I plan to submit Mod Star Tree to the Modern Traditionalism category.
I plan to submit Spiraling Petals to the Piecing category.
I plan to submit Spring Growth to the Minimalist Design category. I appreciated the feedback I received on this quilt from the judging at my local fair, and I do plan to go back and add quilting to the un-quilted gray areas in the piecing before I submit the quilt, though.
I plan to submit Wayward Transparency to the Minimalist Design category.
I plan to submit Transparent Ribbons in the Use of Negative Space category.
And last, but not least, I plan to submit Transparent Ribbons in Modern Marks in the Use of Negative Space category. I’m actually really fascinated by the idea of submitting Transparent Ribbons in solids and in prints and seeing what happens…
What do you think? I always take my best stab at the correct category to enter each quilt into, but I’m open to being wrong about the category and also thankful to know that it is possible the category will be modified for me after submission (although I don’t want to be lazy and expect that to happen).