Keeping with Tradition: Churn Dash

Keeping with Tradition: Churn Dash

Call for Entry

Online Submission Deadline: Friday September 15th, 2017

Delivery dates: September 18 - September 29, 2017

Keeping with Tradition is an exhibition series based on centuries-old quilting traditions.
This exhibit will not be juried. There is a modest fee of $15 for nonmembers/ $10 for members of View. The fee allows for the submission of up to 3 works per artist.

Churn Dash is a very old quilt block pattern originating between 1800 and 1849. The name apparently is derived from its resemblance to a butter churn (the rectangle and triangle perimeter of the block) and the “butter dash” /stick of the center of the block. Hole in the Barn Door is one of many other names this design is known by.

It is a simple 9-patch with just a few elements – triangles, rectangles and a square - and is often used as an introductory design for beginning quilters. But in spite of its simplicity, it offers challenges to more experienced quilters with changes of fabrics and colors and transformation or even distortion of the design.  Use your imagination, but the basic design must be recognizable in the quilt. 


  • The outer dimensions of the quilt must be  no wider than 36" and no longer than 60".
  • all works must be submitted online
  • payment can be made online or in person when delivering the work
  • space is limited, admission will be based on a first come, first serve basis
  • Preregistration is required by September 15th, 2017.
  • All works must include the artists name, title of the work on the back of the piece.

Delivery of Work

  • work can be delivered to View at 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420, either in person, or by mail.
  • all mailed works are at the expense of the artist
  • mailed works must include return postage
  • work will be accepted at View between September 18, 2017 and September 29, 2017 between normal View business hours.

If you have any questions email Curatorial Assistant Heather Caufield