Can you also hear Julia Child – or Meryl Streep as Julia Child – in your head when you are reading the title of this post? I surely can.
But what has food to do with quilting – besides of the fact that most of us love dessert almost as much as an elaborate quilting pattern? Think about dinner, about the main meal of the day. “What’s for Dinner?” is not only the question most kids will ask when coming home in the evening, but it is also the question Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison are asking you. And what they want as an answer is your quilt!
Maybe you will remember the call for entries I published some time ago for the exhibition “What’s for Dinner?”. It calls for enlarged “place settings”, complete with a placemat/tablecloth, napkin, fork, knife, spoon, and a plate full of “what you are eating for dinner.” This could be your favorite dinner at home, in a restaurant, or what you have for Sunday dinner.
The quilts will be displayed in a special exhibition at the International Quilt Festival 2015 in Houston, USA (October 29 – November 1, 2015).
To give you some ideas for your quilt here are entries from last year and an overall view to show you the setting at the show (all photos taken by Rhianna Griffin of Quilts, Inc. at the International Quilt Festival Chicago). Wouldn’t it be great to be part of it?
All quilts must be uniform in size, horizontal format, with nothing hanging off the sides, top, or bottom. The finished quilt size, or “place setting,” must be 24” x 15” (width x height) and cannot exceed 2″ in depth, no metal silverware should be attached. The artist statement should explain your piece, the meal, and the meaning behind it.
Submissions with visuals must be received online by August 15, 2015. For further information and online registration go to http://callforentriesdinner.com/.
You still have 6 weeks left to design and sew a quilt that shows the world “What’s for Dinner” at your place. I am definitely thinking about my Dinner a lot at the moment.