January 12, 2011

Sacred Threads Quilt Exhibition

The Call for Entries is now open for the Sacred Threads 2011 Exhibition.  I am honored to be a juror for this year's exhibit, as I believe strongly in the mission and purpose of the show:
"Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts exploring themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace/brotherhood, grief and healing. This biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey.

The objective is to create a dignified exhibition of artwork that touches on both spiritual and personal levels all those who view it. We want to share with others the experiences of quilters whose stories may be a source of healing and strength."

This year the biennial exhibit has moved from Columbus, OH to the Washington, DC area, and is being co-chaired by the talented and able Lisa Ellis and Christine Adams.  I would like to encourage all of my fiber art and quilting friends to consider submitting an entry; the call for entries is here and the calendar is here--the deadline is March 9.  The digital submission process that Lisa developed for the show is wonderful--I'd go so far as to call it easy--and the entry fee is reasonable.  If you wish, you can make your work available for sale, and there is no commission charged.  I would love to see this show continue to grow in stature and importance, and look forward to reviewing the entries--I know it will be a difficult, but rewarding job.

Lisa and Christine were interviewed by Leslie Riley, and you can listen online here for lots of great and inspiring information, history, and backstory about the Sacred Threads exhibit.

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