Time flies – it’s almost the middle of the year. And there are a lot of new quiltshow dates and they need a lot of new quilts to be shown. Do you want to be in it? Here are some interesting calls for entries:
A Matter of Time
Textile artists from all over the world are invited to explore the fourth dimension in fabric and to submit an entry for a travelling textile art exhibition exploring the title theme. Each work will be in a 100x40cm (LxW) format and up to 32 works may be selected by the curator Brenda Gael Smith.
Deadline for entries: January 15, 2016
Information and entry form at http://www.amatteroftimetextiles.com/
What’s For Dinner?
International Quilt Festival wants to know what you are having for dinner tonight, and would like to invite you to participate in the exhibit “What’s for Dinner?” which will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival 2015 in Houston.
The table for this special exhibit will be set with enlarged “place settings”, complete with a placemat/tablecloth, napkin, fork, knife, spoon, and a plate full of “what you are eating for dinner.” This could be your favorite dinner at home, in a restaurant, or what you have for Sunday dinner. We hope that we will see a variety of interpretations, fabric choices, and views into different cultures, rituals, and lifestyles. Think colorful, fun, outside the box, and visually appealing!
Deadline for entries: August 15, 2015
Information and entry form at http://callforentriesdinner.com/
Art Quilt Elements 2016
AQE 2016 is the 12th exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show set in suburban Philadelphia, taking place from March 18 to April 28, 2016.
Work submitted must be innovative and original in design and must be a personal expression of the artist’s intent. The quilts must be available for sale.
Deadline for entries: September 30, 2015
Information and entry form at http://artquiltelementsentry.org/
is the international contest of the European Patchwork Meeting 2015 in Alsace (France).
Reflection – get inspired by one of the various meaning of this word: A portrait of an impression, memory, observation or likeness also of the mind, the eye, the light, and why not a mirror image …
Deadline for entries: June 15, 2015
Information and entry form at http://www.patchwork-europe.com/concours-patchwork.php?id=1
Protect the Earth’s Environment
In 2016 the next Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition will take place in Tainan City from April 30 til May 29 and the organizers would love to receive quilts from all around the world.
The theme of the 2016 contest is ‘Protect the Earth’s Environment’: According to the United Nations Forum on Forests, the global forest deforestation has caused ecosystems degradation, resulting in the increasing threat of greenhouse gas emissions and species extinction at an alarming rate. Human beings have been playing the conflicting roles of invader, destroyer and guardian. Think about how to terminate or change the situation of global forest deterioration. We invite quilting artists to contribute to the global environmental issues, exploring creativity from life and humanity, sowing seed of hope and restoring Earth’s ecology.
Deadline for entries: November 1st, 2015.
Information and entry form: send a mail to the Taiwan Art Quilt Society at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gala of the Unexpected
In 2016 the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky will celebrate its 25th anniversary with this show.
For the past 25 years The National Quilt Museum has been a venue for the world to see quilting at its finest and most innovative. To celebrate these 25 years and herald the future of the art, quilters around the world are invited to enter quilts that showcase their most innovative use of materials and technique in our 25th Anniversary contest, The Gala of the Unexpected. Coordinated by The National Quilt Museum, this competition is open to quilts that are innovative interpretations of their makers’ worlds.
Deadline for entries: December 1st, 2015
Information and entry form at http://www.quiltmuseum.org/25th-anniversary-contest.html
Start to design, gear up your sewing machine and make this great quilt that will be seen be thousands of people in the show. Good luck!