Letters and words aren’t
just used to communicate, tell stories, or relay our thoughts. They can also be
used to make our mark, so to speak. Some of us scribble in haste, others
embellish with large, flourishing sweeps of the pen. But no matter how we
choose to express ourselves, we all have our own way of interpreting text to
leave our signature or tag.
Celebrating this spirit of individuality through
text, Quilting Arts Magazine® introduced our “Tag, You’re It!” reader
challenge, inviting artists to explore ways to incorporate text as a fun
graphic element in art quilts.
We received approximately 110 entries, and ask the
following challenge finalists to mail your entry to us so that we can better determine
if we can find a place for your piece in Quilting Arts Magazine, and/or to hang
in our booth at the International Quilt Festival/Houston this fall.
Sandra Champion (Both entries)
Amy Harris (“Miles Below”)
The nitty gritty details
if you are a finalist your artwork must
be in our offices no later than Friday, July 1, 2011, along with a flat
shipping and handling fee of $15 (U.S. and Canada) or $25 (all other
international). This fee, which must be paid in U.S. dollars, covers the
shipping costs, packing materials, and handling for the return of your entry. The entire piece and all of its packaging must weigh less than
5 lbs. and fit into a standard shipping/mailing box (no larger than 12" x
4" x 14") or padded envelope.
Finalists should mail their entries to:
Quilting Arts Magazine/INTERWEAVE
Attn: Tag, You’re It! Reader Challenge
490 Boston Post Road
Thanks to all for participating!