Call for entries

The International Quilt Festival in Houston is scheduled from October 28 to October 31, 2021. There are 5 calls for entries for this prestigious show. I give you the overview and you can find all the details at https://www.quilts.com/enter-your-quilt/.

 

HANDS ALL AROUND

Artists from all around the world incorporate influences from their own cultures into the design and technique of their quilts.

2 entries per person maximum.

Minimum width is 36” (91 cm). Maximum width or length is 96” (244 cm).

There is a $20 submission fee per quilt.

The works must be made between 2017 and 2021.

Submit 2 photographs for each piece (an overall photograph of the work and a close-up detail showing the stitching) and an artist’s statement that describes the inspiration for the work.

End of registration: May 21, 2021

 

IN FULL BLOOM

Just as florists and gardeners cultivate works of beauty from the soil quilters create beautiful pieces of art with fabric. This exhibition will showcase marvellous floral quilts in all the colors of the rainbow.

2 entries per person maximum.

Minimum width is 36” (91 cm). Maximum width or length is 96” (244 cm).

There is a $20 submission fee per quilt.

The works must be made between 2017 and 2021.

Submit 2 photographs for each piece (an overall photograph of the work and a close-up detail showing the stitching) and an artist’s statement that describes the inspiration for the work.

End of registration: May 21, 2021

 

IN THE AMERICAN TRADITION

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

3 entries per person maximum.

Minimum width is 36” (91 cm). Maximum width or length is 96” (244 cm).

There is a $20 submission fee per quilt.

Submit 2 photographs for each piece (an overall photograph of the work and a close-up detail showing the stitching) and an artist’s statement that describes the inspiration for the work.

End of registration: May 21, 2021

 

LANDSCAPE QUILTS

Landscapes often inspire artists, including many in the quilt world. Recently made landscape quilts will be featured in this exhibit.

2 entries per person maximum.

Minimum width is 36” (91 cm). Maximum width or length is 96” (244 cm).

There is a $20 submission fee per quilt.

The works must be made between 2017 and 2021.

Submit 2 photographs for each piece (an overall photograph of the work and a close-up detail showing the stitching) and an artist’s statement that describes the inspiration for the work.

End of registration: May 7, 2021

 

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 exhibit challenges quiltmakers to create works based on architectural themes and inspirations.

2 entries per person maximum.

Minimum width is 36” (91 cm). Maximum width or length is 96” (244 cm).

There is a $20 submission fee per quilt.

The works must be made between 2017 and 2021.

Submit 2 photographs for each piece (an overall photograph of the work and a close-up detail showing the stitching) and an artist’s statement that describes the inspiration for the work.

End of registration: May 7, 2021

 

To give you some idea about the high standards of the International Quilt Festival I found this video by Cara Sorella showing quilts of the 2018 show.

 

If you are going to try to get your quilt in one of these exhibits I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

 

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