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International Quilt Festival 2023


Award Winning Texas Quilts

Call Opens: Jan 20th, 2023 Last Date for Entries: Jun 8th, 2023

Current members of Texas quilt guilds are invited to enter their award winning traditional quilts (created between 2017 – 2023) into this exhibit. Any traditional quilt that won an award is eligible. Let the world see how Texas guild members are creating wonderful and skillful works that honor the traditional styles and techniques of quiltmaking’s past.

 

Limit two (2) entries per person.

Each work must measure a minimum of 24” on each side.

The quilt can be NO LONGER than 108” ON A SIDE.

The quilt must have won an award at a quilt show.

It may be anything from Honorable Mention to the Best of Show.

The quilt must have been made between 2017 and 2023.

Nonrefundable entry fee is $20 (USD) per quilt entered.

The call closes June 8, 2023.

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Celebrate Life

Call Opens: Jan 19th, 2023 Last Date for Entries: Apr 27th, 2023

 

Quilting can be a showing of love and honor by an artist. For this exhibit, depict how you, a family member, or a friend has celebrated a loved one’s wedding, birth, birthday, or memorial. Remember to include your inspiration in the artist’s statement, which will tell why the work was created and who it is for. The piece may be a traditional, art, or modern quilt.

Nonrefundable entry fee is $20 (USD) per quilt entered.

Each work must measure a minimum of 24” on each side.

The quilt can be NO LONGER than 94” ON A SIDE.

You may submit a total of two (2) quilts for our consideration.

There is no “made after” date requirement.

The call closes on April 27, 2023.

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Hands All Around

Call Opens: Jan 19th, 2023 Last Date for Entries: May 4th, 2023

 

 

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 24” on each side.
The quilt can be NO LONGER than 94” ON A SIDE.
There is a nonrefundable $20 (USD) submission fee per quilt.
The works must be completed between 2020 and 2023.

The call closes on May 4, 2023.

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In Full Bloom

Call Opens: Jan 19th, 2023 Last Date for Entries: May 4th, 2023

 

 

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. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2023.

 

Limit two (2) entries per person.

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

The quilt can be NO LONGER than 94” ON A SIDE.

There is a $20.00 (USD) submission fee per quilt.

The works must be made between 2020 and 2023.      

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In the American Tradition

Call Opens: Jan 19th, 2023 Last Date for Entries: May 18th, 2023

 

 

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.

Limit three (3) entries per person.
Each work must measure a minimum of 36” on each side.
The quilt can be NO LONGER than 108” ON A SIDE.
There is a nonrefundable $20 (USD) submission fee per quilt.
There is no made by date.

The call closes on May 18, 2023.

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Landscape Quilts

Call Opens: Jan 19th, 2023 Last Date for Entries: May 18th, 2023

 

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

Limit two (2) entries per person.
Each work must measure a minimum of 24” wide.
The quilt can be NO LONGER than 108” ON A SIDE.
There is a nonrefundable $20 (USD) submission fee per quilt.
The works must be made between 2020 and 2023.

The call closes on May 18, 2023.

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Tactile Architecture

Call Opens: Jan 19th, 2023 Last Date for Entries: May 18th, 2023

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. 

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  • There is an entry fee of $20 (USD).
  • Registration opens on January 20, 2023.
  • Size requirement is minimum 36”, maximum 94” on any side.
  • The piece must be completed between 2020 and 2023.
  • The call closes on June 2, 2023.

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A Celebration of Color

Call Opens: Jan 19th, 2023 Last Date for Entries: Mar 30th, 2023

Whatever your style…quilt colorfully! This annual judged competition is open to quilters working in any style, and who like to play with color to create a vibrant work! A $1,000 Best of Show Award and three $500 prizes each in Traditional, Modern, and Art categories will be awarded. We are looking for quilts, either by hand or machine, appliquéd, pieced, or wholecloth. Any technique may be used as long as it is appropriate for the quilt (consisting of three layers) and the theme. 

 

All styles traditional, modern, and art are acceptable.

Limit two (2) entries per person.

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

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

The quilt needs to be created between 2018 and 2023.

There is a nonrefundable $20 submission fee.

The call closes on March 30.

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Best of the West

Call Opens: Jan 19th, 2023 Last Date for Entries: May 5th, 2023

This call is for traditional quilts made by the members of guilds in California, Oregon, Washington State, Nevada and Idaho. Enter your traditional quilts in this call where we can see how contemporary artists are paying tribute to the time-tested styles and techniques of quiltmaking’s past. All techniques are welcome, pieced, applique, whole cloth quilts and others. This exhibit will be shown at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, July 6-8 2023.

 

Limit two (2) entries per person.
Each work must measure a minimum of 24” on each side.
The quilt can be NO LONGER than 86” ON A SIDE.
There is a nonrefundable $20 submission fee per quilt.
There is no made by date.

 The call closes on April 7.

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Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Call Opens: Jan 19th, 2023 Last Date for Entries: Apr 6th, 2023

The passing of the longest reigning British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II (1952 to 2022),  has left a lifetime of memories and respect. Honor the monarchs’ memory with a traditional or art quilt that memorializes her long- standing dedication to the British people.

Limit two (2) entries per person.
Each work must measure a minimum of 24” on each side.
The quilt can be NO LONGER than 86” ON A SIDE.
There is a nonrefundable $20 submission fee per quilt.
There is no made by date.

The call closes on April 6, 2023.

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Yellowstone a Western Lifestyle

Call Opens: Jan 19th, 2023 Last Date for Entries: Apr 7th, 2023

The popularity of the television series Yellowstone has brought renewed attention to the region, culture, and customs of the western United States and the outdoors. Use your artistic skills to create a piece that describes what Yellowstone means for you. It may be a Traditional, Modern, or Art quilt. 

 

Limit two (2) entries per person.
Each work must measure a minimum of 24” on each side.
The quilt can be NO LONGER than 86” ON A SIDE.
There is a nonrefundable $20 submission fee per quilt.
There is no made by date.

The call closes on April 7, 2023.

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