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2017 Hoffman Challenge

The Hoffman Challenge Fabric (#P4299 from “Mastery” collection) must be used in the body of the quilt, or for appliqué quilts, the Challenge Fabric must be used in more than one spot. In addition, the judges need to see much of the rest of the entry be made up in Hoffman fabrics (beyond 50% of the entry). Any coordinates from the Mastery collection or any Hoffman batiks, screenprints or digital prints from your stash may be used.

All Entrants Receive:
A Fat Quarter of Hoffman Fabric
A spool of Aurifil Thread
A 2017 Hoffman Challenge Cloisonné Pin

Categories:
Modern Quilts (new!) Entries should show modern design aesthetic, i.e., high contrast/graphic areas, improvisational piecing, minimalism, negative space, grid work, scale.
Pieced Quilts
Appliquéd Quilts
Mixed Technique (Pieced and Appliqué)
Home Decor: Living Room
Clothing + Accessories

Learn More:

http://hoffmanchallengeentry.com

Deadline: July 9, 2017

 

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11th Annual Quilt Alliance Contest

2017 Theme: Voices

As part of our mission, the Quilt Alliance records the stories of quilts and quiltmakers through our oral history projects. We value the human voice as well as your voice expressed in cloth and thread. 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!

We invite entrants to share their opinions, polemics, memories, language, conversation and truths in the form of a quilt. Help us document the state of quilting in 2017—let your voice be heard.

Learn More:

http://quiltalliance.org/contest/2017contest/

Opens: February 17, 2017

Deadline: June 2, 2017

 

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Threads of Resistance

The Artist Circle presents “Threads of Resistance,” a juried exhibition of work.

We invite you to consider the theme “Threads of Resistance,” and create work – fiber art, art quilts, modern quilts or traditional quilts – to convey your passion, anger, or sadness about an issue that concerns you. Your work can be either positive (encouraging and unifying), or negative (portraying anger, sadness or discouragement).

Learn More:

http://threadsofresistanceentry.com

Opens: February 14, 2017

Deadline: May 1, 2017

 

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Kaffe Fassett - I am an Artisan Challenge

You are challenged to create a 60" x 60" quilt featuring roughly 80% of the new Artisan by Kaffe Fassett fabric. You can win the opportunity to be hand-picked by the Kaffe Fassett for his juried exhibit, AND the chance to win up to $4,700 in prizes!

Learn More:

http://www.freespiritfabrics.com/kaffe-challenge

Deadline: June 2, 2017

 

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The Best of 2017

"The Best of..." is Ohio Designer Craftsmen's annual, juried, members-only exhibition. Now in its 34th year, the exhibition is regarded as one of Ohio's best shows, and features established and emerging ODC member artists working in all craft media. As a significant exhibition of fine craft, "The Best of 2017" showcases functional, sculptural or decorative contemporary approaches to works in clay, fiber, wood, glass, enamel, leather, metal, jewelry or other media. ODC presents more than $5000 each year in juror-selected artist awards.

Prospectus:

http://ohiocraftcallforentries.org

Deadline: February 21, 2017

 

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Made in New York 2017

Made in NY is an annual exhibit at the Schweinfurth Art Center located in Auburn, New York that features work by New York artists. The exhibit is an opportunity for artists residing in New York State to showcase their work in a competitive, juried exhibition.

This year's exhibit has a theme, unlike previous years. It is a call for artwork that envisions the future. What is your vision? The exhibit encourages creativity and innovation. Work may reflect, but is not limited to, themes such as environment, community, technology, aging, globalism and more.

Prospectus:

http://minyentry.org

Deadline: January 28, 2017 

 

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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

www.sacredthreadsquilts.com

Prospectus:

sacredthreadsquilts.com/html/callForEntries.html

Extended Deadline: January 4, 2017

Due to holiday vacation plans of our volunteer staff, we are extending the deadline.

 

 

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The Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge 2017

Vincent van Gogh is one of the world's favorite artists for a variety of reasons. Be inspired by his story, his artwork and his strong use of color to create your own masterpiece using our gorgeous hand dyed fabric in saturated blues.

Prospectus and to enter:

http://cherrywoodchallengeentry.com

Deadline: August 1, 2017

 

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11th Annual Wayne Plein Air Festival

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Wayne Art Center’s 11th Annual Plein Air Festival. The festival will run from May 7 through May 13, 2017 and the exhibition will be on view from May 15 through June 25, 2017 in the Wayne Art Center’s Davenport, Vidinghoff and Outer Galleries.

This annual national juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of outdoor painting while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share creative endeavors with collectors and the public.

Prospectus and to enter:

http://www.waynepleinairentry.org

Deadline: March 1, 2017

 

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MADE IN TEXAS! Quilts from Texas Guilds

Quilters must be members of one of the quilt guilds in the State of Texas. Any techniques and processes—piecing, appliqué, embroidery, thread painting, photo transfer, printing, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc. —may be used. We welcome both classic and innovative approaches to quilt making in this competition.

Prospectus and to enter:

www.callforentriesmadeintexas.com

Deadline: May 1, 2017

 

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Fiber Celebration 2017

Art Center of Estes Park Gallery 517 Big Thompson Ave.
Estes Park, CO 80517
May 12–June 17, 2017

Northern Colorado Weavers Guild invites all fiber artists to participate in our 43rd annual juried exhibit Fiber Celebration 2017. We appreciate all past participants and hope you will enter again. We also encourage submissions from new entrants!

Pieces representing fiber media of all types are welcome, including weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketry, sculpture, felting, quilting, papermaking, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery.

Prospectus and to enter:

http://fibercelebrationentry.org

Deadline: March 1, 2017

 

Closed for Jurying

ARTQUILTSrespite

April 20 – June 24, 2017
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary, NC

Respite
A short period of rest or relief from something difficult, stressful, unpleasant, painful, emotional, or exerting. A way to escape, even if for a fleeting moment. Relief is found in reflection, prayers, meditation, physical movement or creative outlets. Courage is found with companionship, a change in circumstance or attitude or taking time to breathe. With a lull, or timeout, we gain strength to continue. We invite you to take break, then share your interpretation of respite in art quilt form.

Prospectus and to enter:

http://paqa-south-juried.org

Deadline: February 10, 2017

 

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Ceramic Innovations

Thank you for your interest in applying to Ceramic Innovations. The exhibition will run from April 1 through April 29, 2017 and will be held at the Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087, 610-688-3553, www.wayneart.org.

This international juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary ceramics while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors.

Prospectus and to enter:

http://wayneceramicsentry.org

Deadline: February 6, 2017

 

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Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles

Interpretations: Conversations is an international juried exhibition presented by Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles, October 21, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Visions Art Museum is a program of Quilt San Diego, a non-profit organization, established in 1985 to promote contemporary quilts and quilt artists. The jurors will select work that exemplifies innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in composition and craftsmanship. Cash awards will be presented at the Opening Reception, October 21, 2017. A full color publication will accompany the exhibition. 

Prospectus and to enter:

http://visionsinterpretations.com

Deadline: January 31, 2017

 

Closed for Jurying

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 an upcoming issue of Fiber Art Now and sold on over 600 newsstands in the US, Canada, and the UK.

www.fiberartnow.net 

Prospectus and to enter:

http://fiberartnowentry.com

Deadline: February 1, 2017

 

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Art Quilt Retrospective

Within the next two years, SAQA is producing an exciting book-length publication. The working title is Art Quilt Retrospective: Fifty Years of Innovation.

The book will cover art quilts and artists from 1960's to today.

The introduction will be written by Janet Koplos, a senior editor at Art in America from 1990-2009. Final selections will be made by Nancy Bavor, Lisa Ellis, Sandra Sider, and Martha Sielman.

Please indicate whether each quilt is in your possession and available for exhibition because we plan to create exhibitions from quilts in the book.

We require high-resolution digital images to be submitted (at least 2100 pixels on the longest side). These should be print-quality images of the overall quilt only, no detail images.

If you do not have print-quality digital images, please indicate if you would be willing to have professional photographs taken. Shipping will be at the owner/artist's expense.

A maximum of six images, and no more than one per decade, may be submitted.

Not restricted to SAQA members.
All artists and collectors are invited.

 

Prospectus and Registration:

http://saqaartquiltretrospective.com

Ongoing submissions for Digital Archive

 

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Untethered Thread
Southen California/Southern Nevada Members Region

Here’s the Call for Entry you’ve all been waiting for! There is no specific theme to interpret for this exhibition. There is no specific size requirement. There is no specific “must have been completed after” date either… because we all know great artwork does not come with an expiration. So, if you’d like the freedom to enter a seasoned favorite or the freedom to create a brand new piece, here’s your chance!

UNTETHERED THREAD is a juried exhibition of contemporary textiles showcasing the diverse artistic styles of SAQA regional members from Southern California and Southern Nevada, works of exceptional design and craftsmanship.

For SAQA Members

www.saqa.com

To become a member of SAQA to enter call for entries: click here.

Use discount code GBT to get 10% off your new membership

 

Prospectus and Registration:

http://saqacallforentryuntetheredthread.com

Opens: March 1, 2017

Deadline: March 31, 2017

 

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Made in Europe II (FOQ)
All members of SAQA Europe and Middle East region are invited to apply.

In Europe and the Middle East, we have many experienced Art Quilt makers. “Made in Europe 2” is an opportunity for our makers to showcase the best of our region’s artists at the Festival of Quilts for the first time. The theme can be interpreted in a number of ways that relate to Europe, its landscape, customs, heritage and multi-cultural peoples.
All work should be visually appealing and include a wide variety of subjects, abstraction/realism, colours, techniques, messages, and materials.

For SAQA Members

www.saqa.com

To become a member of SAQA to enter call for entries: click here.

Use discount code GBT to get 10% off your new membership

 

Prospectus and Registration:

http://saqacallforentrymadeineurope2.com

Opens: May 1, 2017

Deadline: May 31, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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Traditional Mid-west and Canadian Quilts

International Quilt Festival/Chicago plans to showcase traditional quilts and their makers in a special exhibit, Traditional Mid-west and Canadian Quilts. This exhibit will be one of the highlights at International Quilt Festival, April 6–April 8, 2017. This exhibit is open to any quilter who lives in the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario in Canada. The quilt must be made between January 2014 and February 2017.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://callforentriesmidwestguilds.com

Deadline: February 3, 2017


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Mod Squad Quilts

You are invited to participate in this exciting exhibit focusing on the Modern Quilt! To enter, please submit a Modern Quilt, created in the last three years, that demonstrates the beauty of a non-traditional, but functional quilt. The modern twist may be pieced or appliquéd. This exhibit is open to anyone who lives in the Midwest area and the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario in Canada; no guild membership is required. Quilters must be from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Manitoba or Ontario.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://callforentriesmodsquad.com

Deadline: February 3, 2017


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Beauty in Pieces: Scrap Quilts for the 21st Century

When there’s an abundance of fabric in the world, the scrap quilt beckons. Surprising combinations, refreshed perspectives, riots of color, and attendant pattern adaptations mean scrap quilts are always one of a kind — just like the quilters who make them. Mary Fons will jury this exhibit of scrap quilts open to quilters from around the world.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://callforentriesbeauty.com

Deadline: January 27, 2017 


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The Hexagon Revolution

Entries are quilts that are based on the book by Katja Marek, The New Hexagon:52 Blocks to English Paper Piece and/or The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-Along. Quilters have long used hexagons in quiltmaking. A selection of hexagon based quilts will make a powerful statement at our International Quilt Festival Chicago, 2017. Only newly made (within the past 5 years) hexagon quilts will be considered for inclusion in the exhibit.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://callforentrieshexagon.com

Deadline: January 13, 2017 


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In Full Bloom

International Quilt Festival will again showcase flowers and floral quilts in a special exhibit, In Full Bloom 2017. Just as quilters create beautiful pieces of art with fabric, florists and gardeners cultivate works of beauty from the soil. This exhibit combines the two with wonderful flower-themed quilts from across the spectrum in all their color and splendor. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 2 – 5, 2017. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at our spring edition of Festival.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://www.callforentriesbloom.com

Deadline: April 12, 2017 


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In The American Tradition

Contemporary quiltmakers often look to the art form’s rich tradition for inspiration in their own works. This exhibit features recently-made quilts that harken back to that time with traditional blocks, styles, and techniques as their design source. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 2-5, 2017. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2018.

You are invited to submit work for consideration for the 2017 edition of In the American Tradition. We are looking for both contemporary interpretations and traditional quilts, either by hand or machine, appliquéd, pieced, or wholecloth.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://www.callforentriesamerican.com

Deadline: March 16, 2017 

 


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Tactile Architecture

Buildings have always fascinated and inspired quiltmakers. In the 19th century, American quilters developed such classic architectural patterns as Log Cabin, Schoolhouse, and Brick Wall. This annual juried exhibit challenges quilt makers to create works based on architectural themes and inspirations. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 2 – 5, 2017. We would also like to retain quilts for possible exhibit at our spring edition of Festival.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://www.callforentriesarchitecture.com

Opens: March 14, 2017

Deadline: May 11, 2017

 


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Texas Guilds

The Lone Star State is home to scores of guilds and groups where members meet to share friendship, experiences and to create their quilts. This exhibit features some of the best traditional work done by Texas quilters of all skill levels and styles which have previously won an award in a guild competition. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 2 – 5, 2017.

Prospectus and Registration:

http://www.callforentriestexasguilds.com

Opens: May 5, 2017

Deadline: July 6, 2017