Fiber Art Calls for Entry (FACFE) announce a new juried show and contest, Eco Quilts: Art quilts featuring Recycled Material. They describe the event:
The TACtile Textile Arts Center invites contemporary quilt artists from [sic] to submit art quilts featuring recycled materials. Historically, quilters made quilts from scraps left over from the garments they made for their families or reused parts from worn-out garments. Of course, that did not mean that quilters ignored the esthetic pleasures of combining colors and patterns or that the quilts weren’t works of art. Some modern quilters have not abandoned recycled fabrics, indeed they have expanded their quilts to include all manner of recycled materials, but the impetus (in most cases) has changed from economic necessity to ecological concerns.
Read more about it here.
By Scarlett Burroughs