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Yes you heard it right! Finally the First Ever India Quilt Festival is going to be held in Chennai on 25- 27 January 2019!! Make sure to check out the WEBSITE and LIKE THE PAGE on Facebook to get the first update! 

Theme : Dance of The Peacock 

Alright, here is the detail from the website:

1.  Traditional Quilts
Quilts made using traditional quilting methods and designs from India or rest of the World. The quilts can be wholecloth, pieced, appliquéd, hand quilted, machine quilted or made using a combination of techniques

2.  Modern Quilts
Modern quilts are more contemporary in design and form. These include the use of bold colors and prints, minimalistic designs, high contrast and graphic areas of solid colour, improvisational piecing, non-traditional fabrics and embellishments. Can be wholecloth, pieced, appliquéd, hand quilted, machine quilted or a combination of techniques.

3.  Art/ Innovative Quilts
An art quilt is an original exploration of a concept or idea rather than the handing down of a ‘pattern’. It experiments with textile manipulation, colour, texture and/or a diversity of mixed media.  An Art Quilt often pushes quilt world boundaries.

4.  Novice Quilts
Quilts made by a beginner with less than 2 years of quilting experience as on January 25th, 2019. This can include all styles and construction methods including the ones covered in the above categories.

5.  Theme Quilts -  “Dance of the Peacock”

Any technique, style and method of construction can be used to create a quilt that showcases your personal interpretation of the theme. It could be a literal interpretation or it could be abstract or even impressionistic. It could be the colours or the joie-de-vivre of the magnificent creature. Let the theme speak to you and let your thoughts manifest into a quilt.


1.    The quilt must be completed in the 2 years leading up to the festival – which means it must be made after January 2017.
2.    Finished size for categories 1 to 4 [mentioned above]
o    The maximum FINISHED size – no more than 9 ft [ 108 inches] on any side
o    The minimum FINISHED size – no less than 2 ft [24 inches] on any side
3.    Theme quilt – The quilt has to necessarily conform to ANY of the following FINISHED sizes ONLY: 
o    4ft x 4ft
o    3ft x 3ft
o    4ft x 3ft or 3ft x 4ft
o    2ft x 4ft or 4ft x 2ft
4.    You can enter up to two quilts per category.

Quilts not meeting competition criteria can be entered for Exhibition alone.

Why the wait? Go and get busy !! Sew those stash you've been collecting through the years. It's time to show the world of your craft!

and if you need more quilting fabrics, you can always go HERE and HERE.

Happy Quilting!

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