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Quilts Unlimited 2018

2018 Quilts Unlimited

October 5 – November 10, 2018

Submission Deadline: August 27, 2018


Notification of acceptance: Friday, September 7, 2018


Judging of Awards: Thursday, October 4, 2018


Exhibition Details

Each year View holds the Quilts Unlimited exhibition, which is open to all artists working in the fiber based quilting medium. All submissions must be made through


View is a premier multi-arts facility located in the Central Adirondacks of New York State.


For any questions regarding the exhibition that do not pertain to the submittal process please contact


John Gardner

Director of Visual Arts and Exhibitions


PO box 1144

3273 State Route 28

Old Forge, NY 13420

315 369 6411 ext 206



Juror of Selection: Natalya Aikens

Natalya has exhibited her work in juried shows throughout the US. She is a member of SAQA (Studio Art Quilts Associates) and SDA (Surface Design Association). Recent achievements include First Place in Mixed Media at the Armonk Outdoor Art Show 2017 and she was juried into Quilt National 2017 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH. Most recent publication includes Artful Adventures in Mixed Media by Nathalie Kalbach, from North Light Books. She has been published in Fiber Art Now, Quilting Arts Magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, and Art Quilting Studio.


Natalya earned her BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and had a previous career in the fashion and film industries. She currently lives and works in Westchester County, NY.


Juror of Awards: Mary Walter

Mary Walter of Massachusetts became fascinated with quilts and quilting in art school. Her style of quilting and participation with quilters has expanded to include; becoming a NQA certified quilt judge, many national exhibits and commissions, teaching, lecturing, a founding member of the quilt artists group Women Who Run With Scissors, and The New England Fiber Collective. She owned a successful Quilt shop, and went on to re-design and manage the shop at the New England Quilt Museum, later taking on the role as curator. Recently she began concentrating on her own exhibits, curatorial consulting, and production of her hand-dyed fabrics and quilt patterns.



Through the generous donation of our supporters, View and the Quilts Unlimited Exhibition are able to offer over $1,500 in awards and prizes.


2018 Awards

Best in Show

Art Quilt 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place

Bed Quilt 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place

Wall Quilt 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place

Silver Needle

Judges Choice

Traditional Quilt

Popular Vote

ADK Quilt

Best Use of Color



-      The exhibition is open to all quilters working in Art, Bed or Wall quilts.

-      All submissions must contain 3 layers and quilting.

-      Kit quilts and hand tied quilts are not eligible.

-      All entries must be of original design and personal execution created within the past 2 years.

-      Artwork previously shown at View is not eligible.

Category Definitions

  • Bed Quilt: Design to be used as a bed quilt, measuring at least 61”x61.”
  • Wall Quilt: Smaller than a bed quilt and design to be hung on the wall, measuring 60”x60” or less.
  • Art Quilt: Original design, reflecting innovative construction and design techniques, theme subject matter and/or materials. Quilt materials and techniques must be primarily fabric.




A non-refundable entry fee of $20/ $15 for members of View enables the artist to submit up to 2 works. Each artist may submit a total of 5 works at a cost of an additional $10 per image.   Payment should be made at



-      All works must be of original design and copyright of the artist.

-      View reserves the right to utilize all images submitted to the exhibition in promotion of the exhibition and for the general promotion of View.

-      View may rescind the right of hanging any work unsuitably presented or misrepresented.


Selected Works

-      Selection notification will be sent by September 7, 2018

-      Selected work must be received at View no later than September 28, 2018

-      View will retain a 35% commission on all works sold.

-      Selected artwork must be suitably prepared for exhibition and must include the following:

-      A 4”  sleeve sewn on the upper back of the quilt. Please leave a 1” space between the side edge of the sleeve.

-      A cloth label with quilter’s name and quilt title sewn to the back lower left hand corner of the quilt for identification purposes.


-      All shipping is at the expense of the artist. There will be a $10 handling fee for each package shipped to View. The handling fee covers condition reporting and photographing of the work as it arrives, and follow up conditioning and repacking at the conclusion of the exhibition.  You must include a prepaid shipping label for the return of the work. Accepted artists will receive detailed information regarding shipping and handling requirements.


Important Dates

Deadline for submission: August 24, 2018

Notification of acceptance: September 7, 2018

Work to be received at View by:  September 28, 2018

Jurying of Awards: October 4, 2018

Notification of Awards: October 6, 2018

Opening Reception: October 5, 2018, 5-7pm

Exhibition Closes: November 10, 2018


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