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.




A Celebration of Color

Call is open October 3, 2018 through January 11, 2019

Click HERE for information and entry form.


This judged competition and exhibit is open to quilters working in any style. A $1,000 Best of Show Award and three $500 prizes each in Traditional, Modern, and Art categories will be awarded. 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 2019 International Quilt Festival in Chicago.

  • Any technique may be used as long as it is appropriate for the quilt
  • Quilts need not be made specifically for this competition
  • They must have been made in 2016, 2017, 2018, or 2019
  • You may submit up to two works for consideration.
  • The call for entry preview will open on September 5


Traditional Midwest and Canadian Quilts

Call is open October 2, 2018 through January 4, 2019

Click HERE for information and entry form.


This exhibit is for quilts made in a traditional-style and open to any quilter who lives in the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, North and South Dakota, and the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario in Canada.

  • Quilts must be a minimum of 36" x 36" and no taller than 110”
  • The quilt must be made between January 2016 and February 2019
  • You may submit a total of two quilts
  • The call for entry preview will open on September 5





Sarah’s Revival in Blue by Gail Smith   Sapphire 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!




Quilted Comics & Sci-Fi


Did you grow up watching “Batman,” “Superman,” or “The Hulk” on TV? How about “Star Trek?” Do you love the recent Wonder Woman, Avengers, and Star Wars movies? Can’t wait for the next season of Game of Thrones or Westworld? Have you read all of the Harry Potter and Twilight novels? Are you playing Assassin’s Creed or Overwatch on your video game system (or your teenager’s!).


Now's  your chance to create a quilt that portrays your love of super heroes, villains, fantasy, comic book, or anime characters for a special exhibit that will be on display at the 2019 editions of both the International Quilt Festival and Comicpalooza (one of the country’s largest pop culture conventions) in Houston, Texas at the George R, Brown Convention Center.


We are interested in sharing newly made quilts on these subjects and more, with any technique—piecing, appliqué, embroidery, photo transfer, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc. Let your inner bold heroine or nefarious no-good doer burst out on fabric!



January 5, 2019 - Entry forms go live

April 9, 2019  - Deadline for entries

April 18, 2019 - Notification of finalists

Arrive by April 30 - Deadline for receiving exhibition quilts in Houston




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