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Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. The Art Center has been a longstanding proponent of quilts as a visual arts medium and has been presenting quilts in a gallery setting since 1981.

Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality. Prizes are awarded, including $1,000 for Best of Show.

Prospectus and to enter:

Online Submissions: June 25, 2016 - July 25, 2016



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Craft Forms 2016

The 22nd international juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors.

Prospectus and to enter:

Online Submissions: March 1, 2016 to September 14, 2016


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Party on!

An exhibition of art quilts expressing our obsession with parties of all types, whether celebrations of special days, or of the political variety.

Birthdays, anniversaries, retirements – all call for parties. There are celebrations of life and wakes when loved ones leave us. Holidays that are sacred, secular, national and local are marked with parties. The many sides of our electoral system are each named a "party."

Share your interpretation of "Party" with us, whether a literal representation or an abstract expression.

Prospectus and to enter:

Online Submissions: March 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016

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Quilts: A World of Beauty 2016

The objective of the Judged Show is to promote and encourage the art and appreciation of quiltmaking. We strive to encourage excellence in quiltmaking and to educate quilters and the general public by presenting the finest examples of traditional and contemporary quilts that the members can produce by:

Providing an exhibition and competition to spotlight the current work of IQA quiltmakers; and Rewarding excellence in design and craftsmanship through the presentation of awards based on qualified and impartial judging.

Prospectus and to enter:

Online Submissions: March 2, 2016 to May 27, 2016

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FOCUS: FUNCTION | Excellence in Fibers 2016

Because of the vast response to the first Excellence in Fibers exhibition, we have established a more refined approach for Excellence in Fibers 2016, to better identify the range of the makers and their intent. Therefore, we have established five categories to narrow the entry focus. The final exhibition catalog will be expanded to make a larger publication and include more of the selected works. Prizes will be given in every category. This will allow for a more comprehensive exhibition and increased opportunities for the artists.

There will be a $300 prize for each category, with a $600 Best of Show prize chosen from all entries. This more than doubles the available prizes compared to EIF 2015. In each category, 12 works will be selected. This is twice the number of selected works as EIF 2015.

The function emphasis on EIF 2016 puts the focus on the maker's intentions and can incorporate the vast range of fiber mediums.

Prospectus and to enter:

Online Submissions: March 6, 2016 to October 1, 2016

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The Emerging Artist Showcase is an opportunity for emerging artists to get their work shown and build their resume. Fiber Art Now is interested in seeing the latest techniques and ideas from emerging fiber artists and showing them to the world.

What is the Emerging Artist Showcase?
The Emerging Artist Showcase gives emerging artists the opportunity to have their work shown in Fiber Art Now , international magazine for contemporary fiber art & textiles. The final selection of works will be curated by Marcia Young, editor-in-chief and will be shown in the Fall, 2016 issue of Fiber Art Now , which will be released September 1, 2016 and sold on over 600 newsstands in the US, Canada, and the UK.

Prospectus and to enter:

Online Submissions: February 1, 2016 to August 1, 2016

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Cherrywood Fabrics

Lion King Fabric Challenge

Let our luscious hand-dyed fabric tempt you into creating something fit for a king! Be inspired by the stunning artistry, vibrant colors and exhilarating choreography of Broadway’s Award-Winning Best Musical, THE LION KING.

Prospectus and to enter:

Online Submissions February 1 - July 1, 2016



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We are launching a primitive and folk-art quilts exhibit at the 2016 Fall International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.

We are calling for the best of primitive quilts - featuring all techniques from hand-pieced & quilted to machine-done. Our Special Exhibit will showcase two categories: 1. Created from your own Original Design, and 2. Those created from a published pattern. It is our hope to spread awareness of primitive quilting, and give overdue recognition to the many gifted primitive artisans in the quilting world.

Online Registration January 15, 2016 to May 15, 2016

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Playing Favorites, the 10th Annual Quilt Alliance Contest

A contest for all quilters – we encourage everyone who makes quilts to enter our annual contest regardless of their style (traditional, modern, art) or technique (longarm, hand quilting, applique, pieced...) --all are welcomed and valued! This year's theme celebrates playing with our favorites.

As usual, we welcome any technique, any concept that addresses the theme—but each entry must be a quilt (three layers stitched together). Finished quilts must be 16" x 16" in size and must include a label on the back to include at minimum the name of the artist, title, date & location made. In addition each quilt must have a 4" sleeve sewn to the top of the quilt. All entries become a donation to the Quilt Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and after a national exhibition tour, will be auctioned to benefit the mission of the organization. All entries will be documented and shared in The Quilt Index (

Online Entries January 15, 2016 to May 2, 2016

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Hoffman Challenge

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Hoffman Challenge

Renewed, refreshed, and reinvented.
Hoffman Fabrics is excited to announce that we are bringing the Hoffman Challenge home with some exciting updates.

We have chosen the best of the best.

2016 marks the first time Hoffman is offering a digitally printed fabric as the Challenge Fabric, and in two versions – black and white!

Crystalia captures the beauty and magic housed within a butterfly. The exquisite color palette is sure to ignite your quilting creativity!

The 2016 Challenge Fabric is style #N4240 from the Crystalia collection. We request that 50% of your entry be made up of fabrics produced by Hoffman Fabrics, including the selected Challenge Fabric.

Prospectus and Registration:

Online Entries: January 1 - June 30, 2016


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MA/RI Regional Exhibit


Water: that transparent fluid that falls from the sky and makes up our streams, lakes and oceans and covers 71% of the earths surface. It is an essential component for all life forms on earth and plays a significant role in our lives every day providing us with drinking and cooking water, agricultural irrigation and water to wash ourselves and clothing. Rivers and oceans provide us a way to transport items all over the world, generate power using hydroelectricity and water and steam are used as a way to provide cooling and heating as well as a way to extinguish fire.

While it can also be a source of recreational pursuits such as swimming, boating, surfing, fishing, ice skating and skiing, it can also be a powerful source of destruction causing landslides, floods, tsunami's, hurricanes, avalanches and cyclones. Just as too much of it can be destructive, so can too little, causing droughts that spark wildfires and poor crop growing conditions which impact food supply.

Prospectus and Registration:

Online Entry: April 1, 2016 - April 30, 2016

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SAQA PA Region
The Gallery at Penn College Williamsport, PA October 22-December 8, 2016

All current Pennsylvania members of SAQA and those that have listed PA as their second region, are invited to submit work for Pennsylvania's first regional juried show. The focus is to include the region's best work, highlighting diversity of style and techniques used by SAQA PA artists. Both two and three dimensional work will be considered.

Prospectus and Registration:

Online Entry: May 1, 2016 - May 31, 2016

Quilts, Inc

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Houston 2016 Special Exhibits:

In Full Bloom

International Quilt Festival will again showcase flowers and floral quilts in a special exhibit, In Full Bloom 2016. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 3 - 6, 2016. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at our spring edition of Festival.

Entry Dates: March 1 to April 29, 2016

Closed for Jurying

In the American Tradition

Several years ago, International Quilt Festival created In the American Tradition, a beautiful showcase for traditionally influenced quilters. This special annual exhibit features the very best in contemporary traditional-based quilting. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 3-6, 2016. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2017.

Entry Dates: January 11 - April 11, 2016

Closed for Jurying

Hands All Around

As it has been for the past thirty years, Hands All Around will be the showcase for contemporary international quilt design at our shows. We invite you to submit your work for consideration.

Entry Dates: February 1 to April 20, 2016

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Tactile Architecture

International Quilt Festival will again showcase architectural quilts in a special exhibit, Tactile Architecture™ 2016. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 3-6, 2016. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2017.

Entry Dates: March 15 to May 26, 2016

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Texas Guilds Award Winning Quilts

We would like to invite you and your guild to participate in this exciting exhibit focusing on the Texas traditional quilter. Simply submit the winning traditional quilts from your last guild show to be considered for inclusion in the exhibit. Quilts must have been made between January 2013 and July 2016.

Entry Dates: May 1 to July 1, 2016

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Modern Quilts

Modern quilting is a new twist on the traditional art of quilting that is rapidly gaining interest from the next wave of quilters. Modern quilts and quilters:

  • Make primarily functional quilts but place a large emphasis on the design and art of quilt making
  • Use asymmetry in quilt designRely less on repetition and on the interaction of quilt block motifs
  • Contain reinterpreted traditional blocks
  • Embrace simplicity and minimalism
  • Utilize alternative block structures or lack of visible block structureIncorporate increased use of negative space
  • Are inspired by modern art and architecture
  • Frequently use improvisational piecing
  • Contain bold colors, on trend color combinations and graphic prints
  • Use gray and white as neutrals
  • Reflect an increased use of solid fabrics
  • Focus on finishing quilts on home sewing machines

Entry Dates: April 17 to June 17, 2016

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Sacred Threads

The 2017 exhibit of Sacred Threads featuring quilts with stories in Healing, Grief, Peace/Brotherhood, Joy, Inspiration and Spirituality


Online Entry: October 1 - December 31, 2016