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International Quilt Festival Long Beach 2022


Art Deco Inspired Quilts

Call Opens: Jan 7th, 2022 Last Date for Entries: May 12th, 2022

 

 


Changing the Landscape by Susan Fletcher King, 40” x 40”


Inspired by geometric designs, streamlined forms, and sometimes offbeat colors, the Art Deco movement was stylish, influential, and omnipresent from 1925 through the 1940s. Art Deco was reflected in paintings, crafts, fine arts, and even architecture. Quilts submitted for this exhibit should be inspired by this much-loved style.

 

All styles traditional, modern, and art are acceptable.
Limit three (3) entries per person.
The quilt must be at least 72“ when the length is added to the width. For example, a quilt that is 39” wide and 40” long (39 + 40 = 79) would be large enough to enter the exhibit
The quilt can be NO LONGER than 86” ON A SIDE.
There is a $20 submission fee.
The works must be completed between 2018 and 2022.
Artists pay for the shipping of the quilt to Houston and back home to the artist.

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Art Nouveau - Craft as Art

Call Opens: Jan 12th, 2022 Last Date for Entries: May 12th, 2022

 

 

The Seasons of Mucha by Carol H. Straus, 92” x 64”

From the 1880s until World War I, western Europe and the United States witnessed the development and ascent of the Art Nouveau style. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influenced art and architecture, the applied arts, graphic work, and illustration. Some of its best-known practitioners include Toulouse-Lautrec, Tiffany & Company, Alphonse Mucha, and William Morris. Quilts submitted for this exhibit should reflect Art Nouveau themes and style.

All styles traditional, modern, and art are acceptable.
Limit three (3) entries per person.
The quilt must be at least 72“ when the length is added to the width. For example, a quilt that is 39” wide and 40” long (39 + 40 = 79) would be large enough to enter the exhibit.
The quilt can be NO LONGER than 86” ON A SIDE.
There is a $20 submission fee.
The works must be completed between 2018 and 2022.
Artists pay for the shipping of the quilt to Houston and back home to the artist.

 

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Movies and Musicals: Hooray for Hollywood!

Call Opens: Jan 12th, 2022 Last Date for Entries: Apr 21st, 2022

Anna and the King Bring Elegance to the Polka by Joyce Paterson, 40” x 50”

Hollywood’s rich artistic history has inspired moviegoers and fed their fantasies ever since the Silent Era. And everyone seems to have their own list of favorite films, actors, actresses, and directors. Quilts submitted for this exhibit will be inspired by those celluloid dreams—and the people who helped make them come to life across the decades.

All styles traditional, modern, and art are acceptable.
Limit three (3) entries per person.
The quilt must be 36" wide.
The quilt can be NO LONGER than 86” ON A SIDE.
There is a $20 submission fee.
The works must be completed between 2018 and 2022.
Artists pay for the shipping of the quilt to Houston and back home to the artist.

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Quilted Comics and Sci-Fi

Call Opens: Jan 7th, 2022 Last Date for Entries: Apr 21st, 2022

 

 

Aquaman: King of Atlantis by Katalin Horvath, 48” x 53”

POW! BAM! BIFF! Quilts in this exhibit are based on any aspects of comic books, science fiction, fantasy, and pop culture. Did you grow up watching “Batman,” “Superman,” or “Star Trek?” Love the Avengers or Star Wars movies? Dug into the Harry Potter books? Are you playing your children’s video games when they are at school? Now’s your chance to create a quilt that portrays your love of superheroes, villains, fantasy, comic book, or anime characters.

All styles traditional, modern, and art are acceptable.

Limit three (3) entries per person.

The quilt must be at least 72“ when the length is added to the width. For example, a quilt that is 62” wide and 60” long (39 + 40 = 79) would be large enough to enter the exhibit

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

The works must be completed between 2018 and 2022.

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International Quilt Festival/Houston 2022


Celebration of Life

Call Opens: Jan 7th, 2022 Last Date for Entries: Jun 9th, 2022

 

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. 

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 submission fee per quilt.
There is no made by date in this exhibit. It may be an antique or someone else may have made it as long as the artists are credited.

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Hands All Around

Call Opens: Jan 12th, 2022 Last Date for Entries: Apr 28th, 2022

Spiraling Labyrinth, Karen Smith, 69” x 69”

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 108” ON A SIDE.
There is a $20 submission fee per quilt.
The works must be completed between 2019 and 2022.

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Highlights of the Frank Klein Collection

Call Opens: Jan 28th, 2022 Last Date for Entries: Feb 11th, 2022

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In Full Bloom

Call Opens: Jan 10th, 2022 Last Date for Entries: Apr 28th, 2022

My Generation 2: Accountability, Hsin-Chen Lin, 36” x 52”

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.


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.
All styles traditional, modern, and art are acceptable.
There is a $20 submission fee per quilt.
The works must be made between 2019 and 2022.

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In the American Tradition

Call Opens: Jan 7th, 2022 Last Date for Entries: May 19th, 2022

Midnight Flight, Betsy Vinegrad, 55” x 55”

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 $20 submission fee per quilt.
There is no made by date.

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Landscape Quilts

Call Opens: Jan 12th, 2022 Last Date for Entries: May 19th, 2022

Princess Louisa, Thelma Moyer, 44”  x 36” 

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 $20 submission fee per quilt.
The works must be made between 2019 and 2022.

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Tactile Architecture™

Call Opens: Jan 12th, 2022 Last Date for Entries: Jun 2nd, 2022

Light at the End of the Tunnel, Becky Ray, 56” x 47”

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.

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 submission fee per quilt.
The works must be made between 2019 and 2022.

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