The American Craft Council is now accepting AltCraft applications for our flagship show in Baltimore! Applicants are eligible only if they have NOT shown in an American Craft Council show previously. Show dates are February 27-March 1. The deadline is Thursday, October 23

Fifteen makers will be juried into this bustling section, which celebrates the innovative techniques and materials of the burgeoning handmade movement. This is an opportunity for talented artists and indie designers to gain national exposure at a well-established show.

Submission info: submit (3) low-resolution images of your work :: A brief description of your work (materials, dimensions, techniques) :: Your contact information (mailing and email addresses) :: Send submissions and inquiries to Erika at altcraft@craftcouncil.org.


Do you want to have your work featured in the inaugural issue of Art Quilt Studio – a new quarterly magazine which will hit newsstands June 1, 2009? Stampington challenge all art quilt enthusiasts to create an art quilt inspired by the excerpt above from the famous book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Deadline for submissions: January 4, 2009 Questions regarding submission guidelines please mail to jjackson(a)stampington.com. [Thanks Hanne for the info]

Stampington also have other new magazines coming out soon and are looking for submissions for Apron.ology, Green Craft and Stuffed.


How to contact retailers that might want to carry your handmade products. LINK from sew betty.

Call for illustrators: Alabama Chanin is seeking an illustrator for our upcoming book: Alabama Studio Style. The illustration style should closely follow the style set forth in Alabama Stitch Book. LINK (thanks Ina for the link)

SWAP: Hand printed fabric swap – each person wanting to join in contacts each other person they’d like to swap with, and arranges to swap a 20 cm square swatch of handprinted fabric. When you’ve collected enough pieces, you can sew them together to make a blogger/printer quilt. LINK

On the 23rd of this month The Crafty Crow is going to be three months old! To celebrate…they are having a funny food contest! find out more LINK

And the winners of a set of four mixtape zines are: Laura, Heather, Meri and Deb Ferguson you will be contacted shortly by the mixtape girls.