Hands Across The Border 2023 Exhibition Dates in Bangor Library, Co Down

Video of the Opening of the Exhibition. Courtesy of Mary Hunter, Irish Patchwork Society
These rules were applied to the quilts on exhibition.

Entry Rules 
1. The quilt must consist of a minimum of two layers, although any technique may be used.
2. Size: quilts must be 20” by 40”, portrait orientation.
3. The quilt has a free choice of edging treatments.
4. No glass fronted, framed, mounted quilts or quilts made from kits will be allowed.
5. The work should have been completed in the last two years.
6. The quilt must have a 10 cm (4 inch) hanging sleeve, (with sufficient fullness to accommodate the hanging rod). Please enclose a hanging rod.
7. Ensure that your quilt is labelled on the back at the bottom edge with the following information:
- Name of the Quilt, Name of Quilter, postal address, telephone and email address.
8. The quilt should not have been exhibited prior to submission to this exhibition.
9. Quilts made by more than one person at any stage of construction should identify all of those involved.
10. Quilts are not for sale during the exhibition.
11. The decision on which quilts may be hung rests with the guild committees and the exhibition centres, whose decision will be final.
12. The quilts are covered by the NIPG insurance once the quilt is received by the hosting branch.
13. By entering your quilt, you agree to have it photographed for publicity purposes and the catalogue of the exhibition.
14. Each quilt must have its own bag labelled with the name of the quilt, the name of the maker and your guild / branch.
15. Quilts will be released at the end of the exhibition period and not before that time.
16. Deadline for quilts to be received is 7th April 2023. No late entries will be accepted due to the need for cataloguing and photographing of quilts.