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.
HOUSTON FESTIVAL 2020
Call for entries will open March 3, 2020
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.
Floral Egyptian Revival (49” x 49”) by Vicki Mangum. Photograph by Mike McCormick.
FINE FEATHERED QUILTS
A selection of Feathered Star and Princess Feather quilts will make a powerful statement
as an exhibit at International Quilt Festival, Houston and as a book whose profit will be donated to the Texas Quilt Museum.
Call for entries will open January 5, 2020
We are interested in sharing antique, or modern, newly made, inherited, bought, etc.,
with any techniques—piecing, appliqué, embroidery, photo transfer, wholecloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc.
Princess Feather with Feather Border, Artist Unknown • 80” x 80”
HANDS ALL AROUND
Call for entries open on February 4, 2020
Artists from all around the world incorporate influences from their own cultures into the design and technique of their art quilts.
Tel-Aviv Symphony by 6 Hands: Nordau BLVD
(49 » X 38 ») BY Leeanne Shilo, Orit Modiano, AND Liat Engler
HARRY POTTER QUILTS
Call for entries opens on January 19, 2020
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.
HISTORY AND READING QUILTS
Call for entries opens on February 25, 2020.
The quilts for this call should reflect history and/or reading instruction.
Quilt artists are encouraged to illustrate their History or Reading (book) quilt, in its simplicity and/or its complexity in answer to this call.
The selected pieces will not only feature the quilt art, but hopefully open a lively discussion on the amazing world of history, or an event in history, and reading (books).
Birth of Red, White and Blue (60” X 40”) by Pamela Kay
IN FULL BLOOM
Call for entries open on January 28, 2020
Just as quilters create beautiful pieces of art with fabric, florists and gardeners cultivate works of beauty from the soil.
The Yucca and the Moth (52” x 59”) by Shannon M. Conley
IN THE AMERICAN TRADITION
Call for entries open on January 7, 2020
This exhibit features recently-made quilts that harken back to the time of traditional blocks, styles, and techniques as their design source.
We are looking for both contemporary interpretations and traditional quilts, either by hand or machine, appliquéd, pieced, or wholecloth.
Broadway Beauty (58” x 58”) by Mary Kay Davis
Call for entries open on February 25, 2020
From valleys and volcanoes, and mountains to monuments, landscapes often inspire artists, including many in the quilt world.
Beautiful Taiwan—Yilan Mingchi (56” x 49”) by Hsi-Chen Hsu
THE MATH AND SCIENCE OF QUILTS
Call for entries open on February 4, 2020
In high school and college, most of us take math and science courses because they are a basic requirement and we like to think we won’t need it or use it. As quilters, we use both constantly in making our quilts without consciously thinking about it.
The fibers we work with (the science) frame the entire process. We use math to determine the size and shape of the quilt, and the pieces.
Rustic Sphinx Moth by Mary Ann Vaca-Lambert
Photographed by Frank Klein/Ele Chew
SCHOOL HOUSE QUILTS
Call for entries will open February 4, 2020
The Schoolhouse block has been a favorite of traditional quilters for over a century. The quilt block has been known by several names including Old Kentucky Home and Old Folks Home. There are many versions of the block design available. Whether you decide to use the traditional design or a current interpretation, we want to see it.
Welcome to My House by Hiromi Yokota
Call for entries open on January 14, 2020
Buildings have a long history of inspiring the creative designs of quilt makers. In the 19th century, American quilters developed classic architectural patterns such as Log Cabin, Schoolhouse, and Brick Wall.
Crumbling Façade (50” x 39”) by Ginnie Hebert
These are regular Quilt Festival special exhibits. If you are a member of the International Quilt Association, visit their website at www.quilts.org for information on the annual judged show.
Propose an exhibit
Special Exhibits welcomes queries from artists and curators about proposing exhibits for future shows throughout the year.
For further information, please email the Special Exhibits Manager, Becky Navarro, at firstname.lastname@example.org.