Little Treasures (A Coincidence Project)

Little Treasures (A Coincidence Project)

Our new Coincidence Quilt Project has four rounds and officially started on December 15, 2017. But of course, you can still join in at any time.

We invite all quilters around the world, no matter whether novice, occasional quilter or professional textile artist, to join our Quilt around the World team and throw the dice to design and craft your very own Little Treasures Coincidence Quilt.

 

Quick Links:

 

Do it on your own, with a quilting friend or in your quilt group. Remember, the more "witnesses" you have, the smaller is the danger of cheating yourself out of the fun of this challenge...

And best of all - participation in the online phase of "Little Treasures" is free of charge.

 

The Idea

Our entertaining and challenging Coincidence Quilt Projects at Quilt around the World invite you to travel to uncharted territory of quilt making, encourage you to be adventurous and to enjoy the freedom of inventing your own "story" while designing and sewing your own “Little Treasures Quilt”.

The objective of the Coincidence Quilt Projects is to playfully collect design instructions which you probably wouldn‘t have chosen yourself or - even better - seem, at first glance, to be impossible to combine. Your thoughts will beat somersaults and you will be surprised where your creativity will lead you..

Challenges and difficult situations make us stretch and grow, in real life as in quilting!

All basic design decisions (format, layout, design elements, colours, patterns, techniques) for the Coincidence Quilt will be made by rolling a dice. Behind each face lies a design element or a design principle which will tell you what
is to be used in your design.

 

The Little Treasures Online Project

It is easy to become part of the Little Treasures Online Project. Just find a dice, get your pencils and sketchbook (or your computer-based design environment) ready and download the coincidental instructions in PDF format free of charge:

PDF introduction + Worksheet: littletreasures_en_introduction_final.pdf

New instructions will become available every month:

Round 1: 15 December 2017 (link)
Round 2: 15 January 2018 (link)
Round 3: 15 February 2018 (link)
Round 4: 15 March 2018 (link)

As you throw the dice and collect the coincidental instructions, you will have more and more components to design a unique piece - your very own Little Treasure!

Of course, we would love to see pictures of your design as it grows! The Little Treasures Online Gallery will join all sketches, comments and of course pictures of finished Little Treasures for everybody to see and admire. Please send pictures of your work in progress and of finished pieces to

publish@quilt-around-the-world.com

including your name, nationality/home country and a short comment on the pictures. To guarantee your privacy, we will publish your work using your first name and abbreviation of your last name only.

 

The Little Treasures Challenge

In the second phase of the project, we offer you the opportunity to participate in our Little Treasures Challenge. You may enter your finished Little Treasure in this friendly competition open to all quilters of all levels.

How it works:

From now on, you will be able to register for the Little Treasures Challenge through our webshop.

The deadline for registration and sending in your quilt(s) is September 30, 2018.

Please download and complete the registration form and pay the registration fee in our webshop. Please also hand in your completed Little
Treasures Worksheet as it is part of the basis for the judging (see below). Please do not send in the registration form before registration is open.

The participation fee is 30 € for each piece. What you will get for your money:

  • feedback on your work from qualified international quilt judges
  • a certificate documenting your participation and the feedback of the judges
  • participation in a travelling exhibition in 2018/2019 (locations still to be decided)
  • careful storage of your work in our office in between the exhibitions
  • packaging and postage for your quilt‘s return journey
  • opportunity to win small raffle prizes

If you‘d like to submit your quilt for the challenge and participate in the travelling exhibition, your quilt must be prepared in such a way that it can be hung with the help of a hanging rod. This means that all quilts handed in must have a tunnel at the back at least 2" (5 cm) wide. Pieces made up from more than one component must be accompanied by a hanging plan. Unfortunately, we can‘t accept 3D-pieces this time.

Your quilt will be returned to you at the end of the travelling exhibition (or at any earlier date stipulated by you on the registration form).