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International Quilt Festival/2024 Houston


Save the Planet! 24

Call Opens: Aug 1st, 2023 Last Date for Entries: May 29th, 2024

Save the Planet!

Be the voice of change. Show your artistic vision that features subjects like climate change, pollution, natural disaster, and drought. Make people aware that we have to make changes for nature to co-exist with humans. All styles of quilts are welcome in this call.

•  Limit two (2) entries per person.
•  There is an entry fee of $20 (USD).
•  Registration closes May 29,2024.

•  Each work must measure a minimum of 24” on each side.
•  The quilt can be NO LONGER than 94” ON A SIDE
•  There is no made by date.

 

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50 Years of Great Quilts

Call Opens: Apr 10th, 2023 Last Date for Entries: May 16th, 2024

50 years of great quilts! 50 years of great classes! 50 years of great shopping! 50 years of great exhibitors!

So, we’ll be celebrating Golden Greatness: 50 Years of International Quilt Festival

The roots of International Quilt Festival began in 1974 when Founder Karey Bresenhan opened an antique store in Houston that soon became a quilt shop (Great Expectations Quilts). The next year, she held a “thank you” show, sale, and event for customers. Since then, over the years and at larger and larger venues, Festival has become the world’s greatest quilt show, sale, and Quiltmaking Academy, with tens of thousands of attendees coming from the U.S. and dozens of countries to Houston each fall to celebrate the artistry, creativity, and love of quilting.

In the past, we’ve marked important anniversaries with impressive red & white quilts and blue & white quilts, hanging dramatically from the ceiling of the George R. Brown Convention Center. For our 50th anniversary celebration  in 2024, we’ll have an even more beautiful exhibit featuring. . .what else?. . . red, white, & blue quilts! Whether antique or contemporary or Art, Traditional, or Modern in design, you can submit your quilt to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

Limit three (3) entries per person.
Each work must measure a minimum of 36” on each side.
The quilt can be NO LONGER than 110” ON A SIDE.

Quilt must read as red, white and blue. Small areas of other colors may be in the design of a fabric but the colors of the quilt must read as Red, White, and Blue.

Only quilts should be submitted. 
There is a nonrefundable $20 submission fee per quilt.
There is no made by date.

Call opens on April 10, 2023

Call closes on May 16, 2024

 

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Celebrate Life 24

Call Opens: Oct 2nd, 2023 Last Date for Entries: Apr 24th, 2024

Celebrate Life

Art is an excellent way to express feelings. For this exhibit, artists depicted how they, a family member, or a friend celebrated a loved one’s wedding, birth, birthday, or memorial. Colors, patterns, traditional blocks or abstract drawings can be combined or used alone to convey a variety of emotions from happy to sad. Share the emotional artist with others!

  • Limit to two(2) entries per person.
  • There is an entry fee of $20 (USD) per quilt.
  • Registration closes on April 24, 2024.
  • Size requirement: minimum 24”, maximum 94” on a side.
  • There is no made by date.

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Hands All Around 24

Call Opens: Oct 2nd, 2023 Last Date for Entries: May 8th, 2024

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 includes recent quilts by international artists who create works inspired by them.

  • Limit to two(2) entries per person.
  • There is an entry fee of $20 (USD) per quilt.
  • Registration closes on May 8. 2024.
  • Size requirement is minimum 24”, maximum 94” on any side.
  • The piece must be completed between 2021 and 2024.

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In Full Bloom 24

Call Opens: Oct 2nd, 2023 Last Date for Entries: May 29th, 2024

In Full Bloom

Just as quilters create beautiful pieces of art with fabric, florists and gardeners cultivate works of beauty from the soil. This exhibit showcases floral-inspired quilts from across the spectrum in lush color and splendor.

How to Enter Your Quilt:

  • Limit to two(2) entries per person.
  • There is an entry fee of $20 (USD) per quilt.
  • Registration closes on May 29, 2024.
  • Size requirement is minimum 24”, maximum 94” on any side.
  • The piece must be completed between 2021 and 2024.

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In the American Tradition 24

Call Opens: Oct 2nd, 2023 Last Date for Entries: May 15th, 2024

In the American Tradition 

Contemporary quiltmakers often look to the art form’s rich tradition and history for inspiration in their own works. This exhibit features recently made quilts that incorporate traditional blocks, styles, and/or techniques.

How to Enter Your Quilt:

  • Limit to two(2) entries per person.
  • There is an entry fee of $20 (USD) per quilt.
  • Registration closes on May 15, 2024.
  • Size requirement is minimum 36”, maximum 108” on any side.
  • There is no made by date.

 

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Landscape Quilts 24

Call Opens: Oct 2nd, 2023 Last Date for Entries: May 15th, 2024

Landscape Quilts

From valleys and volcanoes to mountains to monuments, landscapes often inspire artists, including many in the quilt world. This expansive exhibit showcases many stunning geographical wonders. 

  • Limit to two(2) entries per person.
  • There is an entry fee of $20 (USD) per quilt.
  • Registration closes on May 15, 2024.
  • Size requirement: minimum 24”, maximum 94” on a side.
  • The piece must be completed between 2021 and 2024.

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Modern Quilts - A Twist on Tradition!

Call Opens: Oct 2nd, 2023 Last Date for Entries: Apr 10th, 2024

Modern Quilts - A Twist on Tradition

Modern quilts often take traditional blocks and reinterpret them through the use of solid colored fabrics, or give them a new twist by using negative space, minimal repeats, improvisational piecing, and gridding for quilting. A Modern Quilt can be pieced or appliqued. Share your interpretation of a Modern quilt based on a traditional pattern with us! This exhibit will debut at the Houston International Quilt Festival in 2024.

  • Limit to two(2) entries per person.
  • There is an entry fee of $20 (USD) per quilt.
  • Registration closes on April 10, 2024.
  • Size requirement is minimum 36”, maximum 94” on any side.
  • There is no “made after” date requirement.

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Tactile Architecture 24

Call Opens: Oct 2nd, 2023 Last Date for Entries: Apr 24th, 2024

Tactile Architecture

Buildings have a long history of inspiring the creative designs of quiltmakers. In the 19th century, American quilters developed classic architectural patterns such as Log Cabin, Schoolhouse, and Brick Wall. This annual juried exhibit challenges quiltmakers to create works based on architectural themes and inspirations.  The quilt may be Traditional, Modern, or Art. 

  • Limit to two(2) entries per person.
  • There is an entry fee of $20 (USD) per quilt.
  • The call closes on April 24, 2024.
  • Size requirement is minimum 24”, maximum 94” on any side.
  • The piece must be completed between 2020 and 2024.

 

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Text on Textiles 24

Call Opens: Oct 2nd, 2023 Last Date for Entries: May 29th, 2024

Text on Textiles: 

Words are a design element in many ways. Show us what you can do with words dyed, painted or pieced on a fabric. This exhibit showcases quilts in which words and fabric come together to form a unique statement. Let your voice be heard!

  • Limit two (2) entries per person.
  • Each work must measure a minimum of 24” on each side.
  • The quilt can be NO LONGER than 94” ON A SIDE.
  • Registration closes May 29, 2024.
  • There is a nonrefundable $20 (USD) submission fee per quilt.
  • The piece must be completed between 2021 and 2024.

 

 

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