WWII Home Front Quilts Challenge
Call for Entries
This quiltmaking challenge focuses on the years 1941 - 1945, a brief and influential period in American
history that continues to impact life in the United States today. The WWII Home Front theme was chosen to
celebrate one of our newest National Parks, the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National
Historical Park, located in Richmond, California. Quilts inspired by any aspect of civilian wartime life
across the USA are welcomed.
• Open to anyone living in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
• Format: Small quilts, measuring 80 inches around the perimeter, square or rectangular in shape. Traditional, contemporary, and innovative techniques are encouraged.
• Entries accepted 12/1/2013 – 1/15/2014. Quilts selected by the jurors must arrive by 3/1/2014.
• Challenge guidelines: http://www.wwiihomefrontquilts.com/2014-call-for-entries
The World War II Home Front Quilts Project will exhibit the best quilts entered in the challenge based on:
composition, concept, content and overall excellence, representing a range of styles and a diversity of home
front subjects. Up to 80 quilts will be exhibited online beginning in March 2014, and at Voices in Cloth on
March 22 & 23, 2014. This major San Francisco Bay Area quilt event will be held on the Richmond
Waterfront at the Craneway Pavilion, adjacent to the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National
Historical Park Visitor Education Center. Other exhibit venues are pending, and quilts selected by the jury
will be retained for exhibition through December 2014, and returned in January 2015.
The WWII Home Front Quilts Project is a collaboration of San Francisco Bay Area quilt enthusiasts, arts
organizations, museums and historical associations, the Rosie the Riveter Trust, and National Park Service
staff and volunteers.
For more information, visit the Project website: http://www.wwiihomefrontquilts.com, or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janome America Inc. Recalls Elna Sewing Machines Due to Fire Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Sewing machine
Units: About 600
Importer: Janome America Inc. of Mahwah, N.J.
Hazard: The wires inside the sewing machine can short circuit, posing a risk of fire.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm knows of one report of a sewing machine catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Elna eXcellence 740 sewing machine. The machine is white and navy with a digital touch panel. "Elna" and "eXcellence 740" are printed on the front of the machine.
Sold at: Sewing machine stores nationwide from September 2010 through April 2011 for about $3,000.
Manufactured in: Japan and Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the machine and return it to the store where it was purchased for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Janome America at (800) 631-0183 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.elnausa.com