Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MANifestations @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum - I'm in!

Center Star, 2013

It's not my style to sweat it out over juried show entries. Been there, done that. These days, it's much more my style to enter late at night toward the deadline, often when enjoying a few beers, and forget about it. This way, I usually forget I've entered, so it's a pleasant surprise when I get a notification- particularly when I have gotten in to the show.

I entered "Center Star" in MANifestations, the 12th biennial exhibit featuring quilts made by men, and got an acceptance notification today. Yipee!!

When the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum presented "Man Made" in 1992, the first exhibit of quilts made exclusively by men, museum visitors were surprised. Were there really men working in what was traditionally a women's art form? The novelty has worn off, but the RMQM biennial showcase of quilts made by men continues to be one of its most anticipated and popular exhibits. This year's juror was Bill Gardner, editor in chief of Quilters Newsletter Magazine.

The exhibit will be on display from February 3rd through April 29th, 2014, at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado. For more details, click here.


  1. Congratulations! My entry style as well! ;)

  2. There is something really eye catching the way the asymmetry works there!

  3. Congratulations! I am happy for you, and I really love this quilt!

  4. Congrats Bill! It's a great quilt!

  5. Congrats! How exciting!! I hope you get to attend the exhibit!!

  6. Congratulations! Your quilt captured the essence of your antique quilt while expressing your creative, imaginative spirit.

  7. Congrats Bill, this is a beautiful quilt! I was having a conversation with someone the other day about how to find calls for entries for quilt shows - do you have any tips you could share?

    1. Since I have only entered a couple shows, I'm not really an expert, but I find shows online and hear about them through friends. Try googling "quilt show call for entries" and see what comes up.