The first venue for the World Quilt Show is in Manchester, New Hampshire, New England USA. All entered quilts are judged and many cash prizes are awarded, including Best of Country and Best of Show. There is also a separate section for traditional and innovative entries. Quilts then tour 3 other prestigious quilt festivals in Pennsylvania, California and Florida before being returned to their owners. Last year was a real learning experience for me - and my 2011 entry was the recipient of great feedback on how I might improve both technique and overall composition in my art quilts.
The closing date for 2012 entries is May 20. For more details contact Sue Dennis and best wishes for your entry.
This quilt is my interpretation of a Mornington Island Sunset - a pixelated view of the electric reds and oranges that signal the end of the day - and where, in winter, pythons seek the last of the day's warmth from the edge of the bitumen. I used cadastral mapping for the quilt lines showing the area around Gununa township and the small strait that separates Mornington from Denham Island. Mark making on the surface of the land - mark making on the surface of the cloth - I feel such a strong connection to and respect for the land and place that is Mornington Island. (Mornington Island and the Wellesley Islands are located in the base of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Far North Queensland)