Quilters are invited to create and submit art quilts that address the issue of Energy Poverty. Participating quilters can highlight an aspect of energy poverty, for example, its effects on daily life, physical safety, health, access to education and information, and economic challenges posed to those who live without electricity; income and development inequalities faced by people who live in areas without steady sources of power; and the role of solar power and other alternative energy sources in mitigating the effects of energy poverty, indoor air pollution, isolation and limited economic development created by a lack of electricity.
“Light, Hope, Opportunity” is a juried challenge. Selected quilts will
be included in a traveling exhibition that will open in June 2013 in
Geneva, Switzerland, at the United Nations’ European headquarters, and
then tour at various quilting venues in North America through 2014.
Submitted quilts must address the theme of “Light, Hope, Opportunity:
Empowering Women through Clean Energy.” A strong artist’s statement is
crucial, explaining the concept of your quilt, linking it specifically
to the theme of the challenge and sharing your inspiration for the
quilt, techniques and materials used, etc. Please limit your statement
to 150-200 words.
• Each quilt should measure 24 inches high by 24 inches wide (60 cm by 60 cm).
• Sew a 5 inch (12.5 cm) sleeve with a ½ inch give sewn on the back and
mount the sleeve 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the top edge of the back of the
quilt to enable a uniform display of all the quilts in the exhibition.
• Photographs: We can accept digital photos only. Images must be of
completed work – not work in progress. Images will be chosen on the
basis of artistic merit as well as photo quality.
• Each entry will require two digital images; one showing the whole
quilt including the edges; the other showing an area in detail.
• Jurors reserve the right to refuse any quilt that differs significantly from the image submitted.
• $ 25 entry fee
Quilt for Change will contact selected quilters no later than April 1,
2013 to complete the exhibition logistics for the June 2013 opening at
the United Nations’ Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Deadline
for mailing finished quilts is April 20, 2013.
Quilters have the option of donating their quilts to Quilt for Change for sale in support of Solar Sister’s activities.
For planning purposes, we suggest you email us at email@example.com
with your intent to enter and provide a general description of your
planned quilt. This is not required, but advised. We are happy to offer
feedback and answer questions. A general description of your planned
quilt and/or digital photos of your work in progress would be greatly
Complete details available on website including the history of Quilt for Change: www.quiltforchange.org