*Featured photo: Work from the 8th European Quilt Triennial: Beatrice Lanter, Switserland:”Transparency”, detail, 178 x 178 cm, 2020; polyester organza; Patchwork, cut with soldering iron, stitched together again by machine, two front sides laid against each other; photo Beatrijs Sterk
The Max Berk Textile Collection · Kurpfälzisches Museum Heidelberg is organizing the ninth European Quilt Triennale, which will be exhibited in Heidelberg in spring 2025 (expected February 16th to May 4th, 2025) and then in the Textile Museum in Sankt Gallen/Switzerland (May 22nd to May 14th). September 2025) and District Museum Zons/Germany (October 10, 2025 to early January 2026). In addition, a collaborative cultural event with the 9th European Quilt Triennale as the centerpiece in the Finlayson area in Tampere, Finland (January/February 2026) is planned.
— Anyone who resides in Europe is eligible to participate.
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION:
— The work must have the basic structural characteristics of a quilt. It must be made of flexible material. Supplements with other materials are permitted. The entire work or the work made up of several individual parts must consist of at least two layers of material that are connected by lockstitches.
— The work can contain traditional elements, but its overall appearance must show the originality of the design idea. Craftsmanship and design stagnation, which only ends in perfection, is excluded. Copies and the execution of other people’s designs are not permitted, nor are quilts resulting from workshops.
–The work must not be older than 12 months at the time of application and must not be submitted to any other competition at the same time.
–The work must not have been or will not be shown publicly by the time of the exhibition in spring 2025
–A minimum size of 1m2 and a maximum size of 4 m2 must be observed. It is important to ensure that height is always stated before width when specifying the size on the forms and on the photographic material.
— The quilt must have a tunnel at least 10 cm wide on the back at the top edge, which should be 3 cm shorter on both sides than the outer edges of the actual quilt. An additional tunnel at the bottom is recommended. Three-dimensional objects that are to be presented freely standing or hanging in the room are also expressly permitted.
— Clothing items are excluded.
— Each participant can apply with a maximum of two papers (please use a separate form for each paper); However, a maximum of one work will be accepted for the exhibition. By smaking a submission, participants acknowledge the terms and conditions of participation in the competition and undertake to provide juried works for the entire duration of the exhibition. Failure to comply will result in general exclusion from the competition.
The deadline is 1st of July 2024, the exhibition will be approximately February till May 2025 at Textile Museum Max Berk in Heidelberg.
You can find all the information for participation HERE