The WWII Home Front Quilts Project is a collaboration of San Francisco Bay Area quilt enthusiasts, arts organizations, museums and historical associations, The Rosie the Riveter Trust, and National Park Service staff and volunteers. The Project has issued a Call for Quilts depicting themes from the American WWII Home Front, with entries due in January 2014. The Challenge is open to anyone residing in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Up to 80 quilts will be chosen by jury for exhibition in an online gallery beginning in March 2014, and at Voices in Cloth in Craneway Pavilion on March 22 & 23, 2014. Other Bay Area exhibit venues are pending.
The WWII Home Front theme was chosen to promote interest in the new NPS Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, located in Richmond, California. The Park Visitor Education Center is located next to the Craneway Pavilion and the historic Ford Building, which played a significant role in WWII. Voices in Cloth 2014 is the Bay Area’s premier quilt show, produced biennially by the East Bay Heritage Quilters.
Call for Quilts – Complete information on Challenge 2014 requirements, entry form, and dates.
Challenge Announcement – A one-page PDF announcement about Challenge 2014 that can be printed or emailed.