To provide the opportunity for PTQG members to strengthen their quiltmaking skills and encourage individuals to pursue and further the art of quiltmaking. Areas considered for an award include:
- Artistic development of the quiltmaker and / or experimentation in the field of quilting
- Education of the quiltmaker, e.g., U.S. teaching, judging and appraisal certifications
- Other subjects related to quiltmaking not covered under the current PTQG Mini-Grant program
Three scholarships, up to $250 each, will be awarded annually. One will be specifically designated for a PTQG related event, i.e., a Maine Quilts Workshop or a May Guest Workshop or a September Guest Workshop. Funds received may be used to cover any related workshop / course costs including registration fees, required supplies and / or travel and hotel costs. The amount available for scholarships will be reviewed each year at the time the PTQG budget is approved.
Applicants must have been a member of PTQG for at least one year at the time of application. A completed application form with an attached copy of the workshop / course description, or in the case of a Maine Quilts Workshop, the name of the teacher, is required. (Applicants can find the names of 2013 teachers in the Maine Quilts 2012 show book and the August 2012 issue of Patchwork Press.) The application must be received by September 15, 2012 in order to be considered for 2013. Recipients of scholarships will be expected to sign an agreement to use the scholarship funds in their course of study within one calendar year of issue and complete the responsibilities, as outlined below.
Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and a recommended list of recipients will be presented for approval at the October 2012 PTQG General Board meeting. Criteria for selection will be completeness of application and appropriateness of requested course of study. Secondary factors such as the extent of participation in PTQG may be considered. If there are more than three qualified finalists, the choices will be made by drawing names in a lottery. Awards will be announced at the January 2013 Members’ Meeting. A recipient must wait three years before applying again to allow as many members as possible to receive a scholarship.
Responsibilities Upon Receiving A Scholarship:
A recipient of a Maine Quilts Workshop scholarship will be responsible for registering for the workshop by the first postmark date in the Maine Quilts’ show brochure. A recipient of a May Guest Workshop or September Guest Workshop scholarship will be responsible for registering for the workshop by the deadline in the Patchwork Press.
Recipients will be required to:
- Furnish feedback to the PTQG Scholarship Committee Chairperson within 30 days of the workshop / course completion.
- Make a presentation about their workshop / course (within 1 year of completion) at a Members’ Meeting in the form of a brief report and a display of a project or work-in-progress.
- Write a brief article and include photo about their workshop / course (within one year of completion) for the Patchwork Press
Where To Get An Application:
Download an application or contact Joan Emerson.
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