Studio Art Quilt Associates

Monday, September 24, 2012

Art Quilts of the Midwest Call for Submission

Hi everyone,
Here is a great opportunity to submit your work fo possible inclusion in an upcoming book.
Submission guidelines for Art Quilt of the Midwest book:

For a book with the working title “Art Quilts of the Midwest” under contract with the University of Iowa press, seeking submissions from Midwestern art quilters with an emphasis on quilts whose creation was inspired by life in the Midwest. Quilters are free to define the aspects of “Midwesterness,” be they physical, environmental, emotional, etc., which affect their work.


Quilt artists must reside in the Midwest, defined for this book as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  Entrants must be over age 18. Work submitted must be original and completed after January 1, 2009. Submit digital (300 dpi, 5x7 jpgs) images. Approximately 15 to 20 quilters will be included in the book.


Entrants may submit images from up to three quilts representative of their Midwestern-inspired work. For each quilt submitted, include a high-resolution (at least 150 dpi, 4 inches x 6 inches) image of the entire quilt, as well as a high-resolution detail image (a maximum total of six images). A description of the way(s) the quilt and quilter are affected by “Midwesterness” must accompany each submitted quilt. Entry deadline is January 31, 2013. Estimated publication date is fall, 2013.
For more information and to submit quilts, go to the University of Iowa Press home page ( and click on the Art Quilts of the Midwest: Call for Entries button on the left side of the page.

Selected quilts will be included in the book along with a profile of the artist that includes biographical information and explicates the way the Midwest affects her or his artistry. The book will be published in both print and digital editions. Rights to each quilt’s design and photographs will remain with the artist; the publisher will use the photographs, which will be fully credited, only to publicize the book. Each artist will receive a complimentary copy of the book and the right to purchase copies at a 40 percent discount.

 Quilts will be juried by visual artists Emily Martin and Mary Merkel-Hess, and craft writer and the author of this book Linzee Kull McCray. The book will include a forward by fiber artist Astrid Hilger Bennett.

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