Art Quilts of the Midwest: Call for Entries

For a book with the working title “Art Quilts of the Midwest” to be published by the University of Iowa Press, we are seeking submissions from midwestern art quilters with an emphasis on quilts whose creation was inspired by life in the Midwest. Quilters are free to define the aspects of midwesternness, be they physical, environmental, emotional, etc., that affect their work.

Selected quilts will be published in the book along with a profile of the artist that includes biographical information and explicates the way that the Midwest affects her or his artistry. The book will be published in both print and digital editions. Rights to use the quilts’ designs and photographs will remain with the artist; the publisher will use the photographs, which will be fully credited, only to publicize the book. Each artist in the book will receive a complimentary copy of the book and the right to purchase copies at a 40 percent discount.

Quilts will be juried by visual artists Emily Martin and Mary Merkel-Hess and textile and craft writer and the author of this book Linzee Kull McCray. The book will include a foreword by artist Astrid Hilger Bennett.

Eligibility

Quilt artists must reside in the Midwest, defined for this book as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Entrants must be over age 18. Work submitted must be original and completed after January 1, 2009.

Submissions

You may submit images from up to 3 quilts representative of your midwestern-inspired work. For each quilt submitted, include a high-resolution RGB image of the entire quilt as well as a detail image for a maximum total of 6 images. Image specifications can be found on the entry form. A description of the ways in which your quilts are affected by midwesternness should accompany each submitted quilt.

Deadline

The entry deadline was January 31, 2013.

Questions?

E-mail linzee.mccray@gmail.com