Enter Your Quilt!
Submit your work for possible inclusion at an upcoming International Quilt Festival. See the links below for our current calls for entry and contest exhibits.
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Chicago 2018 Festival
UPCOMING CALLS FOR ENTRY
A Celebration of Color
Opens October 23, 2017 thru January 11, 2018
Whatever your style…quilt colorfully! This annual judged competition and exhibit is open to quilts—created in any style or techniques—that “celebrate” color through design and/or vibrant fabrics. A $5,000 Best of Show and three $1,000 prizes each in Traditional, Modern, and Art categories will be awarded. Quilts must have been made in 2016, 2017, or 2018.
Each entrant may submit up to two works for consideration. They may be traditional, art, or modern as long as they address the theme. Any materials may be used. However, the final result must be flexible in nature and consist of three layers. Each work must measure at least 48 inches (122 cm) wide and no more than 86 inches (234 cm) on each side. Each entry must have a 4in (10 cm) finished sleeve or casing sewn to the top back edge of the quilt (please include a .25 in/.635 cm ease in the sleeve or casing).
Traditional Midwest and Canadian Quilts
Open November 1, 2017 thru February 1, 2018
An exhibit of recently made traditional-style quilts by artists from the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario. Quilts must have been made between January 2015
and February 2018.
Sarah’s Revival in Blue by Gail SmithSapphire Celebration:
Celebrating 45 Years
Get ready to make a blue and white quilt for the 45th anniversary of the International Quilt Festival in 2019.
• Entries may be Traditional, Modern
• Entries must have been made between 1974 and 2019.
• The minimum size is 50” x 50”
• You may enter up to five quilts.
• The quilts will be kept for three years from August 2019 to August 2022.
Information on opening and closing dates will be forthcoming right
These are regular Quilt Festival special exhibits. If you are a member of the International Quilt Association, visit their website at www.quilts.org for information on the annual judged show.
Propose an exhibit
We welcome submissions for proposed exhibits for future editions of International Quilt Festival. If you have an exhibit proposal or a curated exhibit that you would like us to consider for inclusion at a future show, please email our Special Exhibits Coordinator, Becky Navarro, at email@example.com.