AQSG 2016 Quilt Study
19th Century Basket Quilts
Three documents--Participation Requirements, Application Steps and Timeline, and Selection Criteria--are available now for AQSG members interested in the 2016 Study of 19th Century Basket Quilts. A new document (Application Steps and Timeline) explains required forms and submission dates. The Selection Criteria, used to select quilts for the traveling exhibit, also is new this year. The three documents will allow you to begin planning your basket project.
Please read these documents carefully, because there are changes from previous years. For example:
- Forms can be submitted by e-mail or regular mail.
- Timelines for submission of forms have been adjusted.
- Maximum dimensions of the small study quilt have been changed to 42 inches wide and 42 inches long. This allows efficient use of limited exhibit space and reduces mailing costs for AQSG and exhibit venues.
- As in some previous quilt studies, quilt-related textiles such as a quilt block or an unfinished top may be used as the historic textile. However, participants should recognize the challenges presented with such a piece. These quilt-related textiles may be more difficult to date and it may be more limiting as a study piece than a complete three-layered quilt. If the piece, however, has a unique aspect of construction or style and can be related to the development of basket quilts and motifs in the 19th century, it could result in an interesting study quilt and statement.
- The three application forms listed below:
If you have questions, please contact the Quilt Study Committee at: AQSGQuiltStudy@yahoo.com
Or contact Susan Underwood, 5102 S. Hudson Street, Seattle WA 98118. Phone: 206 914-9616