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2021 International Quilt Festival Houston


Access Delayed: African American Suffragists Courageous Influence on the 19th Amendment

Call Opens: May 3rd, 2021 Last Date for Entries: May 21st, 2021

African American women organized, fought and marched for the right to vote, but accounts of their contributions have been largely ignored and invisible in the history of Women’s Suffrage Movement. These quilts celebrate the efforts and influence of the many African American suffragists to gain the right to vote for ALL women with the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

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Across the Sea’s Timeless Quilts

Call Opens: May 3rd, 2021 Last Date for Entries: May 21st, 2021

Across the Sea’s Timeless Quilts is a collection of quilts inspired by Jane A. Stickle's 1863 quilt and made by Russian speaking ladies from all over the world. In 2014 I, along with my friends, decided to make quilts similar to Jane’s. We set a pace that everyone could follow and, block by block, started assembling our quilts. It took us four years. There were ups and downs and not all of us completed our work, but at the end we had 70 beautiful quilts all united by Jane’s motif, yet each different and unique. In January 2018 our group was invited to participate in a quilt show in St. Petersburg Russia. Many of us sent our quilts and flew there to attend. Since most of us met in a quilting forum online, this was the first time many of us met in person! Our collection was a success and Russian magazines published articles about our quilts all over Russia.

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Bland But Bold ; the Color of Uncolored Textiles

Call Opens: May 3rd, 2021 Last Date for Entries: May 21st, 2021

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Hands All Around

Call Opens: Dec 14th, 2020 Last Date for Entries: May 21st, 2021

 

Gustav by Cecilia Koppmann, 49" x 71"  

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.

Limit two (2) entries per person.

Each work must measure a minimum of 36” on each side.

The quilt can be NO LONGER than 96” ON A SIDE.

There is a $20.00 submission fee per quilt. 

The works must be made between 2017 and 2021. 

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Huguenot Friendship Quilt

Call Opens: May 3rd, 2021 Last Date for Entries: May 21st, 2021

The original antique 1856 Huguenot Friendship Quilt is in the book Pioneer Quilts: Prairie Settlers Life in Fabric. This quilt was the first Triplett Sisters Block of the Month which inspired this exhibition. Each quilter interpreted the pattern based on their own interest whether bees, special fabrics or a love of birds creating a wide range of quilts all from the same pattern.

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In Full Bloom

Call Opens: Dec 14th, 2020 Last Date for Entries: May 21st, 2021

 

Yucca Bloom by Sara Sharp, 38" x 46" 

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 the International Quilt Market and Festival/Houston, October 28 thru 31 - 2021. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2022.

 

Limit two (2) entries per person.

Each work must measure a minimum of 36” on each side.

The quilt can be NO LONGER than 96” ON A SIDE.

There is a $20.00 submission fee per quilt.

The works must be made between 2017 and 2021.      

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In the American Tradition

Call Opens: Dec 15th, 2020 Last Date for Entries: Jun 10th, 2021

 

Hidden Dragonflies by Paula Wexler 79" x 79" 

 

Contemporary quiltmakers often look to the art form’s rich tradition for inspiration in their own works. This exhibit features recently-made quilts that incorporate traditional blocks, styles, and/or techniques. This exhibit will premiere at the International Quilt Market and Festival/Houston, October 28 thru 31 - 2021. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2022.

 

Limit three (3) entries per person.

Each work must measure a minimum of 36” on each side.

The quilt can be NO LONGER than 96” ON A SIDE.

There is a $20.00 submission fee per quilt.

There is no made by date.      

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Landscape Quilts

Call Opens: Dec 14th, 2020 Last Date for Entries: Jun 3rd, 2021

 

Italy Sky City by Shu Shi-Chen, 62" x 45" 

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 the International Quilt Market and Festival/Houston, October 28 thru 31 - 2021. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2022.

Limit two (2) entries per person.

Each work must measure a minimum of 36” on each side.

The quilt can be NO LONGER than 96” ON A SIDE.

There is a $20.00 submission fee per quilt.

The works must be made between 2017 and 2021.      

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Modern Victorian

Call Opens: Apr 29th, 2021 Last Date for Entries: May 21st, 2021

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Pandemic: Life in Lockdown

Call Opens: Feb 24th, 2021 Last Date for Entries: Jun 6th, 2021

Pandemic: Life in Lockdown

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many quilters around the world have used their time in lockdown or quarantine to create pieces that express their fears, loneliness, and loss, as well as what they have learned in the past year. Share your creative journey with us in this exhibit.

Limit two (2) entries per person.

Each work must measure a minimum of 20” on each side.

There is a $20 submission fee per quilt.

The quilt can be NO LONGER than 86” ON A SIDE.

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Quilts de Legende

Call Opens: Mar 31st, 2021 Last Date for Entries: May 30th, 2021

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Tactile Architecture

Call Opens: Dec 14th, 2020 Last Date for Entries: Jun 3rd, 2021

 

The Light at the End by Jean Grimes, 50" x 36

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. This exhibit will premiere at the International Quilt Market and Festival/Houston, October 28 thru 31 - 2021. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2022.

 

Limit two (2) entries per person.

Each work must measure a minimum of 36” on each side.

The quilt can be NO LONGER than 96” ON A SIDE.

There is a $20.00 submission fee per quilt.

The works must be made between 2017 and 2021.      

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The Modern Quilt Guild

Call Opens: May 3rd, 2021 Last Date for Entries: Jun 30th, 2021

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Together in Unity

Call Opens: Feb 24th, 2021 Last Date for Entries: Jun 6th, 2021

Together in Unity

As people, all of us have experienced a very unfamiliar and changed world in the past year. We are constantly reminded that we are “all in this together.” And that also means as artists. Art not only illustrates change, but it can also influence it. Use your talent to express in a creative work what brings us together, and illustrate how listening and reaching out can open doors for people. All quilting styles and techniques are acceptable for this call.

Limit two (2) entries per person.

Each work must measure a minimum of 20” on each side.

There is a $20 submission fee per quilt.

The quilt can be NO LONGER than 86” ON A SIDE.

 

 

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