Friday, April 2, 2010

Question of the Day:

It's been suggested that Subversive Stitchers: Women Armed with Needles is the perfect spot for a cyber quilt show. Not having ever undertaken such a project I'm looking for suggestions and advice.

I like the idea of a juried show. And I like the idea of the art being for sale, so you can come and browse and find something at a price fellow artists can afford. What size art? Techniques?

As for a theme -- it is wide open. What about prizes to those visiting the show -- door prizes kind of giveaways? Perhaps a viewers' choice? Vote for your favorite? A silent auction? Open bids?

Please tell me what you think.

Would you enter a juried cyber show?

What would you like to see if visiting one?

Please, share your views....


Photo: Taken at the Orlando, Florida, Cabin Fever Quilt Show, January 2008 by Derrol Goldsmith


Knit - R - Done said...

I've only done shows in galleries. You might try contacting Joetta Maue. Her blog is She might know more.

juanita said...

I think this would be interesting and I would certainly visit one. I'd like to see a category for hand work (because that's what I do). Any work that is 'outside the box' interests me. Would it be international? Maybe there are other cyber shows out there on the net which could provide some ideas.

gousley said...

Dawn, I, of course, think this is a great idea and would be a lot of fun. Yes, I would enter and having works for sale would be a plus.
You, however, will be the one doing all the work! I would suggest that you first need to determine just how much work that would entail to see if it is feasible. Then set a percentage of sales that would go to your "gallery".
Good luck with this--keep us all posted.

Betty said...

A juried on-line quilt show could be very good. Not everyone wants to sell their quilts though. You may want to set a theme or limit the entries to "x" number of quilts to keep it from getting out of hand. Please make sure there are plenty of close up pics as well as the overall view. It's difficult sometimes to see detail on-line.

Dawn, you amaze me at the projects you tackle!

LynnDel said...

Very interesting. If I ever attempt a juried quilt show, a cyber show is certainly more appealing than considering the daunting task of mailing. Will watch and see what decisions you make regarding this one!

OrkaLoca said...

I think this could be a great idea. I've entered a miniquilt in a QuiltingGallery weekly contest.
It's a cyber show that give a prize to the best quilt that is chosen by viewer's choice.
I loved to enter in that contest (may be because I've won? :p) and I'd like to enter also in other virtual show.

About selling I think it could be a good idea to let the quilter set the price, specifying that you will take a percentage.

about technique I think that you could set the theme and the technique for every show, leaving the size free.
Id like to see only original works, not kits or commercial patterns. :)

Ann In Walnut, CA said...

I would definitely enter a juried cyber show, and being able to offer quilts for sale is a big plus. If visiting one I would like to see lots of art quilts, innovative techniques, with a wide variety of styles.

Linda M said...

I like the idea of an online juried fiber show. I think you would have to have different categories, ie:art,traditional,hand done, machine,etc. Or a theme. Size would probably not matter as much. Good idea.

Jane said...

I think this is a great idea!! I would enter. I would like to see big photo's of teh quilts and close ups and a small bio of the winners maybe? Really cool idea.