IQCAfrica "Dreams" Challenge

This is just in from Owen Calverley, organizer of the International Quilt Convention Africa which will be held July 27-29 in Johannesburg, South Africa, about the Dreams Challenge:

Hello IQCAfrica fans

Entries for the Dreams quilt challenge officially closed on 1 May. Since then however, we have been receiving frantic calls and emails from quilters who missed the deadline. Rather than have UFO’s lying all over Africa, we have extended the deadline until Tuesday 15 May.

The following is addressed to all quilters living in Africa:

If your entry is almost finished or even only just begun, you have another 12 days to get it ready and photographed!  Just in case you missed the notice, the Dreams exhibition will be also going to France in September for exhibition at the very prestigious European Patchwork Meeting. After IQCAfrica 2012 we will pack up the entire collection of Dreams quilts and personally escort them to France. Will one of YOUR quilts be one of them??

Before sending your entry, check the rules and requirements here to save yourself and us much time and agony:

Send your entries to: – we are watching that mailbox for your entry!

Best wishes

The IQCAfrica Team

PS: If you HAVE sent in an entry but not yet received acknowledgement of receipt from us, please contact us immediately at or tel 0860 62 63 62 during office hours.

Visit IQCAfrica at: and while you’re there, sign up for some of the fabulous workshops and lectures that will be on tap.  Let’s ALL go to South Africa for the IQCAfrica!!


PS:  Notice from the submission guidelines that it is only the Entry form that must be submitted by May 15, not the actual quilt itself.