Quilters reuse fabrics, giving them new life and purpose. We look at tablecloths, work shirts, blankets and curtains as wonderful resources. As contemporary artists we also look to a more diverse array of materials that can be transformed: paper, denim, toys, burlap, found objects, plastic, bottle caps, etc. We have even seen band-aids used in a quilt! The medium is the message. Think about what you want to say (story, feeling, commentary) and how the thoughtful selection of recycled materials will give voice to your concept.

Repurposing used materials is a way to lesson the carbon footprint of creating artwork. It can also be a way to honor those artists we borrow from, by bringing new life to beautifully embroidered pillow cases or a much loved quilt. If you need inspiration see SAQA’s Upcycle on-line, and watch a fabulous TEXTILE TALK: Transform – Textile Narratives – Vintage, Found, Transformed.

Entries created since January 2020 and containing 50-100% recycled materials are eligible for this show. There is no minimum dimension. Maximum on any side is 60 inches. 3-D works of art are also encouraged, with the base of the piece not bigger than 11 X 15 inches.

Deadline for entry is April 26, 2022.

Transformation will be shown at PACE in Parker, CO May 16 through July 31, 2022


Complements to the Chef

Food is grown, harvested, transported, purchased, prepared, cooked, served, and eaten. FRCQ artists are invited to explore any of these delicious stages. For example: a backyard herb garden, a baby’s face after eating blueberries, a field of corn, a stunning supermarket display, a fancy restaurant setting, a family meal, a simple cup of tea …..

For this show we are also encouraging use of complementary colors, overtly or subtly. The interactions of complementary colors can offer another layer of expression to the already rich and diverse narratives of food and people.

2-D artwork created since Jan. of 2020 is eligible for this show. Submissions should be 15-34 inches wide and 15 – 50 inches long.

Deadline for entry is September 1, 2022.

Complements to the Chef will be at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in October and November of 2022.

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Location: Westminster Recreation Center, 10455 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster, CO
Time: Social time starts at 6:30. The meeting is from 7-9.