The Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge contest closed: August 1, 2017
Due to overwhelming response (465 submissions!) and overwhelming demand (four countries!), Cherrywood decided to create TWO traveling exhibits for The Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge!
This allows more flexibility in scheduling, as well the opportunity to show off more of the fantastic submissions to the contest.
To keep things straight, the larger exhibit is called "The French Gallery" and the smaller one is called "The Dutch Gallery" symbolizing the two parts of Vincent van Gogh's life that are equally as important.
Because of the wonderful opportunity to send "The French Gallery" to BOHIN France for a few months in 2018, "The Dutch Exhibit" will cover the shows in the United States that would have been missed otherwise.
Congratulations to ALL who participated!
THANK YOU to BOHIN France for their special role in this Challenge! They provided prizes for 20 quilts recognized for workmanship and creativity.
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Non-traveling quilts will 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.
2017 CHALLENGE RULES and TIMELINE:
Most of the quilt top had to use the official VAN GOGH blues and black pictured above. Accent colors of Cherrywood were allowed.
Finished quilt size: 20″ x 20″ square
The entire quilt top and binding had to be made from Cherrywood Fabric.
Any technique or fabric manipulation was acceptable as long as it maintained the color and character of a textile quilt.
Embellishments were allowed, with the exception of glitter, but had to stay within the 20-inch size.
Finished quilt must have a top, a middle, and a backing. Maximum thickness: 1 inch.
Aug. 1, 2017: Quilts DUE
Aug. 11, 2017: Finalists Announced
Quilts were juried into the finalist round by based on photos uploaded by the participants. A panel of three jurors narrowed down the quilts to 210 that would be become two traveling exhibits.
Sept. 1, 2017: Traveling Exhibit and Winners announced