Van Gogh Newsletter

GOAL: Use Vincent van Gogh’s paintings as inspiration to push yourself creatively, think outside the box and create new fiber art.


COST: $45.00 Includes registration fee, shipping, return shipping and one fat quarter each of black and three official Cherrywood VAN GOGH blues.

Van Gogh Fabric

Finished quilt size: 20″ x 20″ square

The entire quilt top and binding must be made from Cherrywood Fabric. Backing is your choice of fabric.

Most (about 60-70%) of the quilt top must use the official VAN GOGH blues and black. The quilt should "read" blue. Accent colors of Cherrywood may be added. White may be a different brand (we do not carry white).

Any technique or fabric manipulation is acceptable as long as it maintains the color and character of a textile quilt.

Embellishments may be added, with the exception of glitter, but must stay within the 20-inch size.
Finished quilt must have a top, a middle, and a backing. Maximum thickness: 1 inch. Note that the quilt will be packed and unpacked many times.

No sleeve is required.



Aug. 1, 2017:  Photos must be uploaded to website by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Upload three high-quality photos of your quilt (complete instructions included in challenge packet). Quilts are juried into the finalist round based on your photo using a number system. The jury process does not include written or verbal critique.

Aug. 11:  Announcement of Finalists - notified by email.

Aug. 25:  Finalist quilts must be received by this date.
Cherrywood Fabrics, 7882 College Rd., Baxter, MN 56425
Name, address, e-mail and phone number must be written on the back of the quilt. The Traveling Exhibit will be selected from these quilts based on the curator’s vision.

Sept. 1: Traveling Exhibit and Winners announced

First Place - $700 Gift Card  

Second Place - $200 Gift Card
Third Place - $100 Gift Card

Nov. 1:   Traveling Exhibit debuts
The exhibit will debut at International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, Texas. It will travel to quilt shows for at least one year (through 2018).

Non-traveling quilts may be kept by Cherrywood for display in smaller venues. Quilts will be photographed for use by Cherrywood and published in a book. Quilts will be returned to owners after completion of travel. Quilts will be insured by Cherrywood up to $200 while in their care, custody and control. When displayed at shows, quilts are insured by the organizer or venue. Cherrywood reserves the right to disqualify any entry.

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