State of the Art 2024

 A juried and judged Art Quilt exhibition for members of Queensland Quilters Inc.

Exhibition Venues: To be advised

Curator: Julie Tasker    [email protected]                   

Prizes: To be advised   


Queensland Quilters Inc. defines an art quilt as a fibre or mixed media piece of 2 layers or more held together in some way. The finished piece needs to be identifiable as a quilt.

Entry is open to all financial members of Queensland Quilters Inc. only.

Quilts completed between January 2021 and February 2024 are eligible.

Size: Minimum: 15 INCHES square

Maximum: 40 INCHES square

These measurements have been chosen to celebrate two milestones:

The 15th anniversary of SOTA and the 40th anniversary of Queensland Quilters!

Theme: Red Expressions

Ruby Red is the traditional colour to celebrate both the 15 year and the 40 year anniversary. Artists are invited to explore the theme of ‘Red Expressions’ in their own way.

Quilts must not have been entered or exhibited previously in a Queensland Quilters Inc. quilt show, SOTA or Challenge.

Quilts must be the original design and sole work of the person whose name appears on the entry form and not a product of a workshop. 

Cost of entry: $20 per quilt. Maximum 3 entries.

Online entries only              

Payments as per online entry conditions. An artist’s statement of no longer than 70 words is required.

After the exhibition has been selected by the Juror, two Judges will award three prizes. Judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Delivery and return instructions to be advised.

Each piece must be sturdy enough to travel without special requirements. Pieces that have significant 3-dimensional features, embellishments that extend more than 2cm out of the face layer, require special hanging apparatus, are delicate or require special handling will not be selected. Please note that the quilts may be folded for transportation purposes.

Quilts must have a secure label attached with the title, maker’s name, address and contact phone number.

A 10cm wide hanging sleeve on the back must lie at least 4 cm from the top and side edges.

Queensland Quilters Inc. reserve the right to photograph and use images for purposes as it sees fit.

For promotion, advertising, exhibition catalogue and/or multimedia productions for or about the exhibition Queensland Quilters Inc. may use full or detailed images and all or part of artist statement supplied.

Queensland Quilters Inc. is not liable for any damage or loss of exhibition items however such loss or damage is caused, including any negligent act, omission, fault or cause.

Insurance, if desired, is the responsibility of the entrant.

The work must be available for all exhibitions and will not be released during this period.

The artist is responsible for the cost of postage to Queensland Quilters Inc. Quilts will be returned by Queensland Quilters Inc. using regular post.

If a quilt is not selected for this exhibition, the original cannot be entered into any future SOTA exhibitions.

No photographs of selected entries are to be shown on social media sites before judging has taken place.


Supply of digital images is required; 1 full view showing all edges and 1 detail to be supplied for each quilt. NO IMAGE TO BE LARGER THAN 4MB CAPACITY.

Jury selection is made from the images supplied by the artist. Professional level photography is essential for inclusion in any publicity. Please acknowledge the photographer.

Title each digital image with your last name, the first 2 words of quilt title and whether it is full or detail eg: SmithYellowFlowerFull and SmithYellowFlowerdetail. The full image must show all the edges of the finished work.

Do not send actual artwork at this time. 

Calendar: Saturday February 24th 2024: “Receive by” date for submission of online entries.

Saturday March 29th 2024: Delivery deadline for selected quilts (2QAQ meeting day).

SOTA24 Entry Form

First Name
Last Name
Please enter your email address
Type Number including area code, without any spaces: 0712345678
Type all numbers without spaces: 0421345678


Complete this section for each quilt that you are entering
Width of Quilt in Inches
Height of quilt in Inches
Artist Statement will be displayed with the work – 70 words or less

Digital Photographs

You will need to upload 2 digital photographs of your quilt below. The website will automatically resize your images, if they are too large. This may take a little time. Please be patient and wait for the images to upload before you continue.

Maximum file size: 4MB

Maximum file size: 4MB


Payment Method

You can make payment by Direct Deposit to Queensland Quilters OR by Credit Card

Direct Deposit

Name of Account: Queensland Quilters Inc BSB: 034-002 Account Number: 768617 Please include your last name and membership number as the payment reference.

Credit Card

Please contact Verna Hunt with your credit card details. Mobile: 0409 062 485