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.

 

 

 

LONG BEACH FESTIVAL 2020

 

 

 

ART DECO INSPIRED QUILTS

Registration will open early Spring 2020

Changing the Landscape (40” x 40”) by Susan Fletcher King

 

Inspired by geometric designs, streamlined forms, and sometimes offbeat colors, the Art Deco movement was stylish, influential, and omnipresent from 1925 through the 1940s. Art Deco was reflected in paintings, crafts, fine arts, and even architecture. Quilts submitted for this exhibit should be inspired by this much-loved style.

 

  • All styles traditional, modern, and art are acceptable.
  • Limit three (3) entries per person.
  • Not to exceed 86" in length.
  • The total outside dimension of the quilt must be a minimum of 120 inches.

 

ART NOUVEAU – CRAFT AS ART

Registration will open early Spring 2020

The Seasons of Mucha (92” x 64”) by Carol H. Straus

 

From the 1880s until World War I, western Europe and the United States witnessed the development and ascent of the Art Nouveau style. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture, the applied arts, graphic work, and illustration. Some of its best-known practitioners include Toulouse-Lautrec, Tiffany & Company, Alphonse Mucha, and William Morris. Quilts submitted for this exhibit should reflect Art Nouveau themes and style.

 

  • All styles traditional, modern, and art are acceptable.
  • Limit two (2) entries per person.
  • Each work must measure a minimum of 36” on each side.
  • The quilt can be NO LONGER than 86” ON A SIDE.

 

 

BEST OF THE WEST COAST GUILDS: AWARD-WINNING TRADITIONAL QUILTS

Registration will open early Spring 2020

 

Berries & Baskets (94” x 113”) by Frances BentonMachine quilted by Margaret Solomon GunnFall Appliqué (94” x 10”) by Frances Benton

 

The west coast of the United States is home to scores of guilds and groups where members meet to share friendship, experiences, and create new quilts. This exhibit features some of the best traditional work done by quilters of all styles – appliquéd, pieced, wholecloth – and skill levels. Entrants should have previously won an award in a guild competition/show. Quilts submitted for this exhibit should have been completed in the past five years or less.

 

  • Limit three (3) entries per person.
  • Each work must measure a minimum of 36” on each side.
  • The quilt can be NO LONGER than 86” ON A SIDE.

 

 

A CELEBRATION OF COLOR

Registration will open early Spring 2020

 

Kilauea (86” x 70”) by Helena Scheffer

 

For Traditional, Art, & Modern Quilts

$500 Best of Show Award

$100 First Place in each Category: Traditional, Art, & Modern

 

Whatever your style…quilt colorfully!

 

This judged competition and exhibit is open to quilters working in any style—traditional, modern, or art. Artists are invited to play with color and design to create a vibrant work that truly celebrates color!

 

The winning quilts will be announced during the 2020 International Quilt Festival in Long Beach.

 

We are looking for quilts, either by hand or machine, appliquéd, pieced, or wholecloth. Any technique may be used as long as it is appropriate for the quilt (consisting of three layers) and the theme. Quilts need not be made specifically for this competition. They must have been made in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

 

  • Limit two (2) entries per person.
  • Each work must measure a minimum of 48” on each side.
  • The quilt can be NO LONGER than 86” ON A SIDE.

 

 

 

MOVIES AND MUSICALS: HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD!

Registration will open early Spring 2020

 

Anna and the King Bring Elegance to the Polka (40” x 50”) by Joyce Paterson

 

Hollywood’s rich artistic history has inspired moviegoers and fed their fantasies ever since the Silent Era. And everyone seems to have their own list of favorite films, actors, actresses, and directors. Quilts submitted for this exhibit should be inspired by those celluloid dreams – and the people who helped make them come to life across the decades.

 

  • All styles traditional, modern, and art are acceptable.
  • Limit three (3) entries per person.
  • Each work must measure a minimum of 36”on each side.
  • The quilt can be NO LONGER than 86” ON A SIDE.

 

 

QUILTING AS THERAPY

Registration will open early Spring 2020

Arpeggio (49” x 62”) by Katie Pasquini Masopust

 

Art Therapy uses the creative process – and works of art created during a patient’s therapy – to help those in treatment develop self-awareness, explore emotions, address unresolved emotional conflicts, improve social skills, and raise self-esteem. Quilts submitted for this exhibit should stem from the quilter’s own therapeutic journey or practices in their own lives.

 

  • All styles traditional, modern, and art are acceptable.
  • Limit three (3) entries per person.
  • Each work must measure a minimum of 36” on each side.
  • The quilt can be NO LONGER than 86” ON A SIDE.

 

 


  HOUSTON FESTIVAL
2020

 We are currently in the process of updating our call system, and all calls for Houston will open in February 2020. Check back for more details.

 

FINE CHINA

Entries are quilts that are based on china patterns or traditional quilt patterns that are associated with china or crystal. “Fine” china was once the top item on every bride-to-be’s wish list. Autumn, Blue Fluted Half Lace, Wedgewood Jasperware, Wild Strawberry, and Willow Blue are some of the most popular China Patterns.

 

  • All styles traditional, modern, and art are acceptable for this quilt call.
  • Limit three (3) entries per person.
  • Each work must measure at least 49 inches (130 cm) on each side.
  • The quilt can be NO LARGER than 86 inches (218.44 cm) ON A SIDE.
  • The participating works must be available for two years, from June 2020 through November 2022.

Floral Egyptian Revival (49” x 49”) by Vicki Mangum. Photograph by Mike McCormick.

 

 

HANDS ALL AROUND

We love Harry Potter! If you do too, why not enjoy one of the free Harry Potter-themed quilt patterns available online or use your magical imagination and submit a quilt following the below rules. These quilts should feature characters, themes, or elements from the world of Harry Potter books and movies. These are to make and enjoy and show, not to sell, out of respect of JK Rowling’s creativity and intellectual rights.

 

All styles traditional, modern, and art are acceptable for this quilt call.

  • Limit three (3) entries per person.
  • Quilts must have been made between January 2017- March 2020.
  • Each work must measure at least 44 inches (130 cm) on each side.
  • The quilt can be NO LARGER than 86 inches (218.44 cm) ON A SIDE.
  • The participating works must be available for two years, from June 2020 through September 2022.

PRINCESS FEATHERS AND FEATHERED STARS

Theme: Entries are quilts on the themes of comic books, science fiction, fantasy, and pop culture. Did you grow up watching “Batman,” “Superman,” or “Star Trek?” Love the Avengers or Star Wars movies? Dug into the Harry Potter books? Are you playing your children’s video games when they are at school? Now’s your chance to create a quilt that portrays your love of super heroes, villains, fantasy, comic book, or anime characters to be on display at the International Quilt Festival 2020.

  • All types of techniques are acceptable.
  • You may enter up to three (3) quilts per person.
  • Each work must measure at least 40 inches (130 cm) on each side. The quilt cannot be larger than 86 inches (218.44 cm) ON A SIDE.
  • Quilts submitted for this exhibit should have been completed in the past five years or less.

Aquaman: King of Atlantis (48” x 53”) by Katalin Horvath

 

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