Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2018

Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2018 Results

Congratulations to –

Sandra Champion                                                                        Winner of the Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize

Glad Howard                                                                                Runner up

Dianne Finnegan                                                                          High Commended

Yvette Gilligan                                                                              High Commended

Josephine Allen                                                                           High Commended

Alvena Hall   Winner of the Textile Sculpture Prize

Robyn Eves Highly Commended

Thank you to all the entrants.   The judges had some very hard decisions to make.  We had many more entries this year and the

standard was amazing.   If you haven’t been to view the exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania please make the time to go.

Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize

In 2012 the Tasmanian Quilting Guild Inc.  negotiated a collaborative program with the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.   The Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize is an Australian wide competition and the inaugural exhibition of finalists was held in the Bond Store of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in October 2013.   This coincided with the 150 years celebration of TMAG being on the same site.

The Theme for the 2013 exhibition was   –  ‘What a Site!”

In 2015 the second Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize Exhibition of finalists was held at Narryna Heritage Museum in November 2015.

The Theme for the 2015 exhibition was ‘History, Her Story’.

The third Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize will be held in May 2018.  The exhibition of finalists will be held the in the Maritime Museum in Hobart.

The theme for the 2018 exhibition is ‘Ebb and Flow’.

The major sponsor Bernina Australia donate $3,000 to the winner. 

The Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize was initiated by Barbara Mellor during her period as President of the Guild.  The Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize committee operates as a sub committee of the Tasmanian Quilting Guild Inc.

The Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize aims to

* Raise the profile and status of Art Quilting in Tasmania.

* Raise the profile of the Tasmanian Quilting Guild in Australia.

* Promote new methods, innovative ideas and creativity in textile art.

Contact person – Barbara Mellor Phone –  0363763771

Email – barbara20@live.com.au

This year’s theme is “EBB and FLOW”
A collaborative program between the Tasmanian Quilting Guild & the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

The Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2018 Exhibition will be held in the Carnegie Gallery at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania in Hobart from Tuesday 1st May to Sunday 3rd June 2018. The Maritime Museum of Tasmania is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to the history of Tasmania’s association with the sea, ships, and ship-building, and is located at Carnegie House in Sullivans Cove, Hobart. The Museum’s mission is to explore, preserve and interpret Tasmania’s rich maritime past. While the theme, “Ebb and Flow”, is a familiar saying from the time of sailing ships with time and tide waiting for no man, at least one dictionary definition is “a recurrent pattern of coming and going or decline and regrowth”, leaving it open to many different interpretations.


  • The Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize donated by BERNINA Australia
  • Textile Sculpture (*New Category)
  • People’s Choice Award
    Goods to the value of $500

Winners to be announced at the completion of the exhibition.

Judging Panel

The members of the Judging Panel for the Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize 2018 are:

  • Eileen Campbell, Textile Artist, Victoria
  • Myrna McHugh, Textile Artist, Tasmania
  • Rona Hollingsworth, Curator, Maritime Museum of Tasmania


Entries are invited from textile artists within Australia. This year we also have a new category “Textile Scultpture”

Entries should be sent to:

  • T.A.Q.P. Tasmanian Quilting Guild
    P.O. Box 181
    North Hobart
    Tasmania 7002 or submitted electronically to: taqp@tasquiltguild.com.au

All enquiries to taqp@tasquiltguild.com.au

Entry Form & Full Details

For terms & conditions of entry, selection criteria, entry requirements and the entry form, please download the PDF below:

Download: TAQP 2017 Entry Form