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Quilt National '19

Quilt National ’19 is the twenty-first in the series of international juried competitions dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt by serving as a showcase for NEW work (completed after September 1, 2016) that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of techniques and innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric. The jurors will select works that represent unique approaches to the medium and demonstrate the breadth and diversity of contemporary expressions. Visitors to Quilt National ’19 will see the time honored traditions are thriving and are being expressed in new forms as today’s artists rise to meet the challen

Learn More:

http://quiltnational19.org

Deadline: September 5, 2018

 


Border Wall Quilt

We’re building a wall that brings people together, To talk about building a wall that keeps people apart. Creativity is welcome; social discourse is encouraged!

General Information: The Border Wall Quilt Project is a visual representation of a discussion about the proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States. Let’s use our medium and our skills to explore all aspects of this issue and what it would mean to those on both sides. Together, let’s consider political, environmental, cultural, and economic factors. Quilters in the United States and Mexico are invited to participate.

To be a part of the Border Wall Quilt Project, create and donate up to 3 small quilted pieces, 8” x 16” ( 20 × 40 cm) expressing your views, concerns, and feelings about the proposed border wall between the US and Mexico and issues related to immigration. Under the direction of fiber artist Lea McComas, these small quilts will be used as “bricks” to build a wall about the wall. The quilt bricks will be used to create 10-foot sections of wall. Sections of wall will be placed back to back so that the installation can be viewed from both sides. In place of mortar, bricks will be suspended to create gaps that allow viewers on each side to see and hear each other. The wall will continue grow as more, and more, bricks are donated.

Learn More:

http://borderwallquiltentry.com

Deadline: July 1, 2018

 


RMQM Fabric Challenge

Here is your chance to have a quilt created hang in the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.
Challenge yourself and make a quilt using fabric from any of the RMQM fabric lines: Cross Quilt, American Patch, Star of Bethlehem or Rising Sun, all recently released by Washington Street Studio Fabrics.

 

Learn More:

rmqmentry.org

Deadline: June 30, 2018

 


Learn More:

http://fiberartnowentry.net

Deadline: September 2, 2018



This juried submission opportunity is a collaborative project between Darn Good Yarn and the Fiber Art Network/Fiber Art Now. We are looking for innovative, fresh work! Surprise our jurors and the fiber art, knitting, crochet, weaving community with your submission. Get your creativity on! Selected work will be shown in the fall issue of Fiber Art Now magazine and will be featured in our online gallery, and promoted online to 65,000+ followers and fiber art collectors. There also will be PRIZES!

Learn More:

http://fiberartnowentry.com

Deadline: August 3, 2018


Fiber Art Network/Fiber Art Now Felt Making

This juried submission opportunity is sponsored by the Fiber Art Network/Fiber Art Now. Selected work will be shown in the summer issue of Fiber Art Now magazine and will be featured in our online gallery, and promoted online to 65,000+ followers and fiber art collectors.


Learn More:

http://fiberartnowfelts.com

Deadline: June 4, 2018

 


Boundaries

Boundaries can be physical; a means of inclusion or exclusion. Positive and negative space are separated by a boundary. Boundaries can also be temporal, between the past and the future; or between what is acceptable to society and what is not. Some boundaries can be crossed; others act as barriers. Artists are invited to submit work exploring any aspect of boundaries. The Collective encourages artists to create edgier work, rather than staying within safe boundaries.

Learn More:

http://frcqentry.org

Deadline: June 1, 2018

 


Love Your Mother

a Special Exhibit by eQuilter.com

Love Your Mother exhibit will debut at the International Quilt Festival in Houston for November 2018! A juried selection of quilts from the challenge will premier in Houston, and we are negotiating additional venues.

The first prize is a BERNINA 570 QE machine, and the second prize is an Eversewn Sparrow 25 machine contributed by Brewer Sewing!

Learn More:

http://equilterentry.com

Deadline: May 15, 2018

 


Learn More:

http://hoffmanchallenge2018entry.com

Deadline: June 22, 2018

 


Our lives are measured in seasons. Not just the familiar quarterly divisions of a year: spring, summer, fall and winter, but with each new day we move among a variety of seasons. Seasons are temporary markers of the passing of time, helping us transition naturally through the changes of our lives. Transitions in our personal lives can be seen through the seasons represented by age, health, attitude, status, hopes, dreams, or priorities.

Other less personal seasonal changes are reflected in the world around us: weather, daylight, rainfall, temperature, climate, holidays, harvest, migration, sports, or hunting. Some seasons have no set time of arrival; others are regular as the ticking of a clock. Some seasons we await with excitement or anticipation; others we fear or wish to slow their inevitable arrival.

Artists are encouraged to explore and illustrate the seasons of their lives or the changes reflected in the seasons of the world in which they live.

For SAQA Members

(Use discount code GBT to join at saqa.com/join)

 

Learn More:

http://saqacallforentryseasonafterseason.com

Deadline: May 31, 2018

 


The Prince Cherrywood Challenge 2018

Prince was an iconic musician who called Minnesota home before his untimely passing. We challenge you to create a unique quilt honoring his legacy, using gorgeous hand-dyed fabric in saturated purples.
To honor Prince’s philanthropy, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity.

 

 

 

 

Learn More:

http://cherrywoodchallengeentry.com

Deadline: July 1, 2018

 

Coming in 2018

Sacred Threads 2019

Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts exploring themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace/brotherhood, grief and healing. This biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters  who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey.

The objective is to create a dignified exhibition of artwork that touches on both spiritual and personal levels all those who view it. We want to share with others the experiences of quilters whose stories may be a source of healing and strength.

Entries to Sacred Thread Exhibitions are juried in by images for purposes of space and suitability of theme only. Works are not judged.

 

Learn More:

sacredthreadsquilts.com/html/callForEntries.html

Online: October 1, 2018 - January 10, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Fiber National 2018

Fiber National showcases the best in contemporary fiber art from around the United States. The second biennial of the exhibition will highlight exciting, innovative artwork utilizing both traditional and non-traditional techniques. All artists that incorporate fiber and/or fiber techniques in their artwork are invited to apply.

 

Learn More:

http://workhouseartscallforentry.com

Online November 1, 2017 - April 1, 2018

 

ANTHEMS – A LGBTQ Quilt Exhibit

On June 12, 2016, the LGBTQ Community was rocked by the massacre at Pulse Nightclub. While there was a huge outpouring of support for the victims of Pulse from within the Quilt Community, there were a marked number of homophobic commentaries as well.

In the 1980s we learned that Silence=Death. So the question arises as to how do we, as a group of LGBTQ Quilters, demonstrate who we are within the Quilting Community? Through our ART. Thus arose Anthems, a Special Exhibit about our lived experiences in quilting.

The Debut of Anthems will be at International Quilt Festival in Chicago in April, 2019. Quilts Inc has accepted the Special Exhibit on condition that they retain final say over the pieces included in that display.

 

Learn More:

http://anthemsentry.com

Deadline: October 31, 2018

 

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In the American Tradition

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 8-11, 2018. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2019. Note: the size requirements have changed to 48” in width instead of the previous 36”.

 

 

Learn More:

http://www.callforentriesamerican.com

Deadline: April 5, 2018

 

 


In Full Bloom

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 Quilt Market and Festival November 2018. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2019.

 

 

Learn More:

http://callforentriesbloom.com

Deadline: April 12, 2018


Hands All Around

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 8–11, 2018. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2019.

 

Learn More:

http://callforentrieshands.com

Deadline: April 19, 2018

 


Tactile Architecture

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. 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 8-11, 2018. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2019.

 

Learn More:

http://callforentriesarchitecture.com

Deadline: May 10, 2018

 

 


Landscape Quilts

From valleys and volcanoes, and mountains to monuments, landscapes often inspire artists, including many in the quilt world. We invite you to submit your recently made landscape quilts to be featured in this exhibit, debuting at Quilt Market and Festival in November 2018. Quilts may be made using any technique, by hand or machine, including appliqué, pieced, or wholecloth quilts. Quilts may be traditional or contemporary interpretations of the landscape theme. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2019.

 

Learn More:

http://callforentrieslandscape.com

Deadline: May 3, 2018

 


Primitive Quilts

From hand pieced to machine made, the simple and unassuming designs of primitive quilts lend themselves to all techniques of quiltmaking. We invite you to submit your recently made primitive quilts to be featured in this exhibit, debuting at Quilt Market and Festival in November 2018. Specifically, we are looking for quilts made by hand or machine, appliquéd and/or pieced. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2019.

 

Learn More:

http://callforentriesprimitive.com

Deadline: May 17, 2018


Power of Women

Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison invite you to create a piece that expresses your love and appreciation of your mother, sister, influential aunt, friend, or any woman you greatly admire. This unique installation will feature three separate components, each telling a part of the story.

Layer one
The top portion of the installation will be hung at least 16 feet from the floor. It will consist of 36” x 36” quilts with the theme of “Seasons of Life: Garden as a Metaphor.”

Layer two
Will be an installation of art cloth: sheers that are painted, stenciled, dyed in many different ways to embody the theme “The Sacred Feminine” in an ethereal form. They move freely from the current in the air above to create a lovely environment. These measure 2’ x 8’ in a vertical format. The label should be attached to the sleeve.

Layer Three
This will feature “life-size” quilted portraits of women. “The Women’s Circle: Strength and Inspiration” will depict the woman who taught you how to sew, a favorite teacher, a woman who loved you unconditionally, someone who encouraged you to make art, who taught you how to cook, the one who is your friend. You know these women as they tug at your heart and raise you up. If you are a woman artist, you can create a life-size of yourself. Each quilt in this portion of the installation is 2’ x 6’ in vertical format.


Learn More:

http://callforentriespower.com

Deadline: July 13, 2018

 


Modern Quilt Guild Showcase

International Quilt Festival will feature quilts in a special exhibit, the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 8 – 11, 2018.

Modern quilting uses traditional quilting techniques with a modern design aesthetic.

Learn More:

http://callforentriesmqg.com

Deadline: June 22, 2018

 


Texas Guild Showcase

The Lone Star State is home to scores of guilds and groups where members meet to share friendship, experiences and to create their quilts. This exhibit features some of the best traditional work done by Texas quilters of all skill levels and styles which have previously won an award in a guild competition. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 8-11, 2018

Learn More:

callforentriestexasguilds.com

Deadline: July 5, 2018