Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Seeking Quilts Loved by Multiple Family Generations!

Flint Handmade is now accepting submissions for the 2011 Flint Festival of Quilts!

We are seeking quilted pieces to display at The Lunch Studio!  Quilts can be newly made or well-worn and well-loved!

We will feature a wide range of quilts made in the 20th and 21st centuries by members of the same family. Everything from baby quilts made by parents for their children to quilted blankets finished by the grandchildren of the women who began then decades before will be on display.

The styles and patterns of the quilts can vary greatly, but they all must share the common thread of having been made for, passed on to or finished by different generations. Whether connected by blood, marriage or simply love, a family can be defined anyway you want, so we encourage all submissions! 

If you would like to display a quilt, please email a photo and brief description of the piece(s) to flinthandmade@hotmail.com by 5pm on Friday, August 19, 2011.

This a FREE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE showcase. At least one piece per person will be automatically accepted, provided it fits with theme of connecting families across generations.  You do not have to have made the quilt yourself to submit it.

For more information and photos, check out our blog posts from our Contemporary Fiber Art Exhibition at the 2009 Festival of Quilts and our Progressive Patchwork: Eclectic and Eco-Aware Quilts Exhibition at the 2010 Festival of Quilts.

Greater Flint Arts Council
Flint Festival of Quilts in Downtown Flint
September 9-10, 2011 from 9am-5pm

The quilt pictured above is called "Such is Life" and was made by Michelle Stolz of Aisle 3 from fabric she found at a Flint Handmade Craft Supply Swap. "Such is Life" was inspired by Michelle's 2-year old son, Milo, and was displayed in the 2010 Festival of Quilts.

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