08 January 2008

Announcing 2008 Breaking Traditions Art Quilt Exhibit details!!!

I am extremely pleased to announce the details for the 2008 Breaking Traditions Art Quilt Exhibit.

Breaking Traditions is an exhibit that I am honored to curate each fall at the American Sewing Expo. The expo takes place at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Michigan. The exhibit is from September 26-28, 2008. It is an open call exhibit, and welcomes both U.S. and international participants. 2008 is the exhibit's third year.

The theme for 2008 is With One Voice.

This year we will give a voice to all the good that is present in the world. From the next door neighbor who helped to shovel your snowy walk, to organizations built solely on the purpose of serving those in need, to famous individuals using their influence to do good. We honor all those who stand up and say, in one loud clear voice, "I will make a difference."

Breaking Traditions is proud to team up with Virginia Spiegel's Fiberart for a Cause. Participation in this year's exhibit will help to support the
American Cancer Society.

The format for this year's exhibit is a little different then last year's and I'm very excited about the changes!

  • In lieu of an entry fee, each participant is asked to send in a $10 donation for the American Cancer Society with their entry, which will then be forwarded to the ACS through Fiberart for a Cause. Even a small donation can make a big difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.
  • Quilts will be fixed at a 12"x12" format. When the exhibit is hung, the squares will be hung together so as to appear as one large quilt. A notebook will accompany the exhibit identifying each block and the artist statement for the work.

The exhibit is not juried, anyone may participate. I am very pleased to announce that we have many prizes that have been donated for those who participate this year. They include:

Early Bird Incentives - The first ten artists from whom I receive quilts will receive a fiber postcard created by Virginia Spiegel.

Exhibit Favorite Prize Package - Each year a favorite is chosen and this year's winner will receive Altered Photo Imagery from Beth Wheeler, hand dyed fabric from Carol Larson, a $20 gift certificate from Embellishment Village and the opportunity to participate in the 2009 FFAC Invitational Reverse Auction.

Participation Drawings - Everyone who sends work in for the exhibit will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win items from Artgirlz, Embellishment Village, Gailforces Fabrics, merchandise from the FFAC Shop and a fabric postcard from Liz Berg.

Thank You Gift - All artists participating in this year's exhibit will receive a fabric bookmark made by Lynn as a special thank you!

I've also created a blog widget for this year's exhibit. Take a look at the top of my sidebar, it links back to my website with all the info about the exhibit and how you can participate. If you are participating this year or would like to help get the word out about the exhibit, you can find the code on my website.

You can find all the details for the exhibit here. Please join me in making this another gorgeous display and helping to support Fiberart for a Cause!

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