Enter Your Quilt for Display at Our Shows!

 

Submit your work for possible inclusion at an upcoming International Quilt Festival. See the links below for our current calls for entry and contest exhibits.

 

Open January 8 through March 15, 2018

This exhibit features recently-made quilts that harken back to the time of traditional blocks, styles, and techniques as their design source. Contemporary quilt makers often look to the art form’s rich tradition for inspiration in their own works. We have had both Pieced and Appliquéd exhibits. This exhibit will premiere at Quilt Market and Festival November 2018. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2019.

 

Call is open February 2 through April 12, 2018

Just as quilters create beautiful pieces of art with fabric, florists and gardeners cultivate works of beauty from the soil. The International Quilt Festival will showcase floral quilts from across the spectrum in color and splendor in the special exhibit. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival November 2018. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2019.

 

 

Call is open February 21 through April 19, 2018

Artists from all around the world incorporate influences from their own cultures into the design and technique of their quilts. This prestigious, long-running international showcase will include recent quilts by international artists who create works inspired by such. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 2018. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2019.

 

Tactile Architecture

Call is open March 14 through May 10, 2018

Buildings have a long history of inspiring the creative designs of quilt makers. In the 19th century, American quilters developed classic architectural patterns as Log Cabin, Schoolhouse, and Brick Wall. This annual juried exhibit challenges quilt makers to create works based on architectural themes and inspirations. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival November 2018. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2019.

 

Texas Guild’s Award Winning Traditional Quilts

The Lone Star State is home to scores of guilds and groups where members meet to share friendship, experiences, and to create new quilts. This exhibit features some of the best traditional work done by Texas quilters of all styles and skill levels that have previously won an award in a guild competition. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 2018. Note: the size requirements have changed to 48” in width instead of the previous 36”.

 

Landscape Quilts

Call is open March 7 through May 3, 2018

From valleys and volcanoes, and mountains to monuments, landscapes often inspire artists, including many in the quilt world. The quilts in this exhibit were created using a variety of styles and techniques, all inspired by memorable landscapes.

 

Primitive Quilts

Call is open March 15 through May 17, 2018

From hand pieced to machine made, the simple and unassuming designs of primitive quilts lend themselves to all techniques of quiltmaking. This exhibit includes recently made quilts created in the primitive style.

 

Power of Women

Call is open April 16 through June 13, 2018

Join us as we celebrate the power of women. Entrants are invited to create a quilt or sheer art cloth that expresses their love and appreciation of an influential mother, sister, aunt, friend, or any greatly admired woman. This unique installation will feature three separate display sections, each telling a part of the story.

 

 

 

Sarah’s Revival in Blue by Gail SmithSapphire Celebration:
Celebrating 45 Years

 

Get ready to make a blue and white quilt for the 45th anniversary of the International Quilt Festival in 2019.

 

• Entries may be Traditional, Modern
or Art.

• Entries must have been made between 1974 and 2019.

• The minimum size is 50” x 50”

• You may enter up to five quilts.

• The quilts will be kept for three years from August 2019 to  August 2022.

 

Information on opening and closing dates will be forthcoming right
here soon!

 

 

 

 

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