Monday, October 18, 2010

Support Fiber Art in New England: Donate an 8 x 10 Art Quilt to NEQM

Attention Fiber Artists of New England:

As part of the "No Holds Barred" show at the New England Quilt Museum, many artists in the SAQA New England regions have agreed to contribute small art quilts.

IMPORTANT:  The donated 8x10 art quilts will be part of a special exhibit and fundraiser for NEQM which will run in conjunction to the “No Holds Barred” show.  However you are NOT required to have work in “No Holds Barred” to make a donation.  ANYONE can send an 8x10 donation to support the museum. 

The small art quilts that are to be donated are to be matted by the artist. The museum will put them in plastic envelopes for exhibiting in the museums' gift shop. A very gracious SAQA member has donated the plastic sleeves for our artwork.

The mat should be 11" x 14" on the OUTSIDE. The inside OPENING should be about 8" x 10". Your art quilt should fit into the opening. Your name, title of piece, website, blog, email and/or phone number should be printed on the back of the mat, so a possible customer could contact you. It is a good idea to include that information on the back of your art quilt as well, in the event that it may get separated from the mat. The gift shop manager will be pricing the work.

The museum would like all of the donated pieces to be there before December 31, 2010. Here is a link to the mats that are available on the Dick Blick site:

http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-ready-mat-singles/

If your piece has embellishments, you should mat it with a double mat to give it more depth. The color doesn't matter, just choose what gives your art quilt the most pizzazz!

The museum is very grateful for our donations, and excited about this show. Let's show them our stuff!

The address for the museum is:

New England Quilt Museum

18 Shattuck St.

Lowell, MA 01852