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Finally after months of work on this project, I’m pleased to announce that my local group Uncommon Threads has teamed up with Missouri State University Art & Design Gallery to organize ThreadLines 2008, an exhibition of contemporary art quilts.

Our juror will be Jason Pollen — artist, teacher, and president of the Surface Design Association. Entries will be digital, due June 6, 2008, and the exhibition will be at the MSU gallery from September 5 through 26, 2008.

We are asking for work that is two or more layers, held together by stitching, but no rigid restrictions on materials, so this should be an interesting show. When I designed the logo for the show, I tried to graphically show two different ways that thread can be used, but also tried to stay away from stereotypes or preconceptions people may have of quilts.

We have put together a website that shows photos of the gallery space, background of the juror, and more, and plan to update this site throughout the year. You can download the prospectus and entry form from the ThreadLines website, and I’m hoping that many of you will enter!

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