Calls for Entry

quiltshow.comThis is a list of exhibition opportunities that focus on and feature
art quilts, wearable art, and art cloth.

To submit a show to be listed here, please email Lyric.

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This list focuses on exhibition opportunities that feature art quilts, wearable art, and art cloth. You can find lists of all media shows that also include textiles in many other places including:
https://www.callforentry.org/
https://fiberartcalls.blogspot.com/
http://www.entrythingy.com/forartists_calls
http://theartguide.com/calls-for-artists
http://artdeadline.com/

https://fiberartnow.net/calls/

Some of the following listings have not yet been updated. Please read carefully as the information may be outdated or inaccurate. If you are involved with one of these shows (or just feel like helping out) it would be wonderful if you could e-mail Lyric  with the information needed for this listing.

May 2024

May 3, 2024
Art Movements in Fiber(SAQA NorCal/NV)
Regional Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
Exhibit Dates TBD

May 8, 2024
Hands All Around
Quilt Festival - Call for entries (quiltfestivalcallforentries.com)
June 14, 2024-January 2025 if travelling

May 8, 2024
MFA Fiber Options 2024
Maryland Federation of Art
July 31-August 24, 2024

May 9, 2024(Lancaster, PA)
AQS Quilt Week
American Quilter's Society - AQS Quilt Contests
August 8 - September 14, 2024 (Ship+Show)

May 10, 2024
Reading and Remembrance: A Tribute to Barbara Bush
Quilt Festival - Call for entries (quiltfestivalcallforentries.com)
June 28, 2024-December 2024 if traveling

May 15, 2024
Ocean (European Patchwork Val d'Argent, Alsace, France)
Participez au concours international de patchwork (patchwork-europe.eu)
July 31, 2024-September 2025(1 year travel after show)

May 15, 2024
IQF Houston In The American Tradition
Quilt Festival - Quilts
June 14, 2024-September 2025(if traveling)

May 15, 2024
IQF Houston Landscape Quilts
Quilt Festival - Quilts
June 14, 2024-January 2025(if traveling)

May 16, 2024
IQF Houston Red White & Blue 50th Anniversary
Quilt Festival - Quilts
June 28, 2024-September 2025(if traveling)

May 16, 2024
50 Years of Great Quilts
Quilt Festival - Call for entries (quiltfestivalcallforentries.com)
June 28-January 2025 if traveling

May 24, 2024 (N CA)
Northern California Quilt Council New Quilts Exhibit
Quilt Guilds, Quilt Teachers - NCQC
June 24 - July 30, 2024

May 27, 2024(MoFA students)
MOFA IN THE HOUSE: Fiber Connections (Webster Groves, MO)
https://missourifiberartists.org
July 26-October 28, 2024(ship+show)

May 28, 2024
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo (Irving, TX)
https://www.sewingexpo.com/Quilt-Contest
Jul 28 - Aug 3, 2024
Traveling exhibit Feb - Nov 2025

May 29, 2024
Save the Planet! 24
Quilt Festival - Call for entries (quiltfestivalcallforentries.com)
June 28-EODec, 2024 if not travelling

May 29, 2024
IQF Houston In Full Bloom
Quilt Festival - Quilts
June 28, 2024-January 2025(if traveling)

May 29, 2024
IQF Houston Text on Textiles 24
Quilt Festival - Quilts
June 28, 2024-January 2025(if traveling)

May 30, 2024
Here and Now(SAQA OH)
SAQA Calls | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
Online Gallery and In person Exhibit TBD

May 30, 2024
Monsters and Robots (Patchwork France)
https://www.francepatchwork.com/page/2599876-concours
Jan 2025?

May 31, 2024
In or Out: Perspectives in Fiber(SAQA KS/MO/OK)
Regional Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
July 24, 2024-August 2026(Ship+Show)

May 31, 2024
English Paper Piecing(Golden, CO)
Call for Entries (rmqm.org)
October 21, 2024-January 17, 2025

May 31, 2024
Conversations in Mad Matters(SAQA Virtual)
SAQA Calls | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
Published December 2024

May 31, 2024
SAQA Virtual Gallery Exhibition in Print
SAQA Calls | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
Online Gallery Opens August 1, 2024

May 31, 2024 (SDA members)
Embrace the Unexpected EIP 2024 International Exhibition in Print
https://www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/exhibits/
Jul 18 - Mid October (Published, send images not artwork)

 
Check the following links for other calls for entries
 
Virginia Quilt Museum
https://www.vaquiltmuseum.org/
 
SOFA Sculpture objects functional art and design
https://sofaexpo.com/

Minnesota Textile Center
https://textilecentermn.org

Nest Arts Factory, Bridgeport CT
Textile Arts LA, Los Angeles, CA
https://textileartsla.org/

June

June 1, 2024
Atlanta Quilt Festival
Atlanta Quilt Festival
August 2-September 8, 2024

June 19, 2024
PIQF 
https://www.quiltfest.com/
July 18 - 27, 2024

June 30, 2024 (entry link opens June 1)
ARTwear (Visions Museum of Textile art, San Diego, CA)
https://www.fiberartnow.net/calls/
Oct 18, 2025 - Jan 10, 2026

June 30, 2023
SAQA Benefit Auction
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
September 13-October 6, 2024 online benefit Auction

June 30, 2024
Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Black and White Plus One
Quilt Contest | The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show
August 15, 2024-September 30, 2026(Ship+Show)

June 30, 2024
Wisconsin Quilt Expo – Alliant Energy Center (Madison, WI)
Quilt Challenge, Kid's Quilts, Modern Mini
http://quiltexpo.com/quiltcontest
September 12-14, 2024

June 30, 2024
Fibreart International 2025 Open Call for entry
Contemporary Craft
May 30-August 30, 2025

Check the following links for other calls for entries

 
OZquilt Network (member's exhibitions)
https://www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au

July

July 1,  2024 (SAQA NorCal/NV)
Art Movements in Fiber
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
January 4, 2025 - December 2027(TBD)

July 25, 2024
Jacksonville Quiltfest 2022 (Jacksonville, FL)
http://www.quiltfestjax.com/
September 14 - 21, 2024

July 31,  2024 (SAQA NoCA, NoNV)
Art Movements in Fiber
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
January 24, 2025-March 25, 2025

July 31,  2024 (SAQA KS/MO/OK)
living-language-land Inspired Works From KS/MO/OK
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
November 1, 2024-December 31, 2027

July 1,  2025 (SAQA FL/SC/GA)
TRIO
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
December 10, 2025-December 31, 2027(Ship+Show)

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
https://www.quiltfest.com/
Sept 12 - 15, 2024

 August

August 9, 2024
Ruby Jubilee Quilt Show (Asheville, NC)
https://www.ashevillequiltguild.org/quilt_show
September 19-29 (ship+show)

August 30, 2024
Western Wonders(SAQA New Mexico)
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
October 24-December 2024

August 30, 2024
Balance (SAQA CO, WY, UT)
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
October 20, 2024-December 31, 2026(Ship+Show)

August 31, 2024
Primal Forces: Fire
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
August/September-December 2025(TBD)

August 31, 2024
Off the Wall SAQA Virtual Gallery
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
November 1, 2024 - Online Gallery opens

August 30, 2024
Quilt National '25
https://dairybarn.org/quilt-national-25/

August 31, 2024 (entry link opens August 1)
Excellence in Fibers X (Fiber Art Now magazine & Everett, WA)
https://www.fiberartnow.net/calls/
Jan 15, 2025 - Feb 14, 2026

 

Check the following links for other calls for entry

Quilts = Art = Quilts
https://schweinfurthartcenter.org/qbl/

TEXtiles, The Fiber Artists of San Antonio
https://www.safiberarts.org/

Quilts Unlimited(Old Forge, NY)
https://www.viewarts.org/experience/experiences/2023-quilts-unlimited-exhibition/

The Fine Line Gallery
Fine Line Creative Arts Center  (St. Charles, IL)

Common Threads: Art & Fiber
https://www.mccordgallery.org/commonthreads

September

September 9, 2024
Craft Forms (Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA)
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=13206
Nov 11, 2024 - Jan 25, 2025 (ship+show)

September 30, 2024
Stitching Together History: 250 Quilts Commemorating the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia Quilt Museum
7/4/2026-12/22/2026

(Not Yet Updated.)

September 6, 2023
Perseverance
Pacific International Quilt Competition
October 12-15, 2023

September 6, 2023
Mid Century Modern
Pacific International Quilt Competition
October 12-15, 2023

September 16, 2023(New Zealand)
Auckland Festival of Quilts
The 2023 Festival of Quilts 3rd – 5th November 2023
November 3-5, 2023

September 16, 2023 (Sequim, WA)
Spinning Sewn Stories - Promulgate, Piece & Ply
http://fiberartsfestival.org
Virtual Exhibition and Sequim Museum & Arts
October 6-November 25, 2023

September 21, 2023
AQS Quilt Week  (Daytona Beach, FL )
http://www.quiltweek.com/contest
January 18 - February 24, 2024(Ship+Show)

The following listings are placeholders for exhibits that don't yet have all of the information listed

TBD, 2024
Quilt National 2025
The Dairy Barn Arts Center - The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens Ohio
TBD

October 2024

October 31, 2024 (SAQA KS/MO/OK)
'living language land' Inspired: Works from 
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls
June 2025-December 31, 2027 or earlier

April 20 (Visions Museum of Textile Arts members)
Members Challenge (San Diego, CA)
https://vmota.org/call-for-entries/
Oct 19 - Nov 20, 2024

Below are placeholder for calls that do not have all the information available

October 15, 2023
Art Quilt Elements 2024
www.artquiltelements.org
March 24-April 27, 2024

October 12, 2023(Branson, Mo)
AQS Quilt Week
American Quilter's Society - AQS Quilt Contests
February 15-March16, 2024(Ship+Show)

October 15, 2023(Wayne, PA)
Wayne Art Center Art Quilt Elements 2024
www.artquiltelements.org
March 15-April 27, 2023(Ship+Show)

October 31, 2023 (Members Modern Quilt Guild)
QuiltCon 2024 Community Outreach Challenge (Atlanta, GA)
https://www.quiltcon.com
January - February 25, 2023(ship+show)

October 31, 2023 (Members Modern Quilt Guild)
QuiltCon Maximalism Exhibit (Atlanta, GA)
https://www.quiltcon.com
January - February 25, 2023(ship+show)

October 31, 2023 (Members Modern Quilt Guild)
QuiltCon Color Shift 2023 (Atlanta, GA)
https://www.quiltcon.com
January - February 25, 2023(ship+show)

October 31, 2023 (Members Modern Quilt Guild)
Windham Artisan Cotton 2024 (Atlanta, GA)
https://www.quiltcon.com
January - February 25, 2024(ship+show)

October 31, 2023 (Members Modern Quilt Guild)
QuiltCon American Patchwork & Quilting Super Scrappy Challenge (Atlanta, GA)
https://www.quiltcon.com
January - February 25, 2024(ship+show)

October ?, 2023(Ontario, CA) Call Opens Aug 1 2023
Road to California
Road to California Contest
January 17-20, 2024

Oct 15, 2021
The McClean Textile Gallery (McLean, VA)
https://www.callforentries.com/national-call-for-entry-to-showcase-wall-hung-fiber-art.html
4 Week Long Exhibits During 2022

 

November 

Nov 30, 2024 (SAQA Global)
Color in Context: Blue (Venue TBD)
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry
European Patchwork Meeting, Alsace, France - September 2025

November 30, 2024
Connection with Fabric
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls
Online Gallery Opens February 1, 2025

Nov 30, 2024 (entry link opens Nov 1)
Botanicals (Fiber Art Now Magazine & Denver Botanic Gardens, CO)
https://www.fiberartnow.net/calls/
May 18 - Sep 28, 2025


The following calls for entry do not have updated information

November 9, 2023
AQS Quilt Week Paducah, KY
American Quilter's Society - AQS Quilt Contests
March 7-April 27, 2023 (Ship+Show)

November 30, 2023
SDA 2024 Solo Exhibition(Ohio)
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals.php
July 5-September 1, 2024

November 30, 2023
Fiber in 3D(Spring 2024 Issue Fiber Art Now)
https://www.fiberartnow.net/calls/
Eligible for an onsite exhibition January 24-May 4, 2024

November 30, 2023
The Woven Tale Press(Digital Magazine)
https://www.fiberartnow.net/calls/
Submissions to the magazine are rolling

November 30, 2023 
Connections (Colorado)
https://www.artquilters.org/project/calls-for-entry/
January 5-February 7, 2024

November 30, 2024
Botanicals
https://www.fiberartnow.net/calls/
May 18-September 28, 2025 and Spring 2025 Issue of Fibre Art Now

 

 

December

The following are placeholders for calls that do not have updated information

 

December 5, 2023
Birds of a Fiber 2024
https://www.qfamuseum.org/
January 12-March 26, 2023(ship + show)

December 15, 2023
2024 Grand National - Delights(Canada)
Delights 2024 | Grandnational (grandnationalfibreartexhibition.com)
May 2024 to June 2025

December 31, 2023 
Connections (Colorado RMQG Members)
https://www.artquilters.org/project/calls-for-entry/
Posted Online January 31, 2024

Late December 2023
Fibreart International 2023(Current Members)
Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh
April 14, 2024 to January 9, 2025

January

Jan 1, 2024 (SAQA Journal)
Needle Play
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
Published Quarterly

Jan 3, 2024 (SAQA DC/DE/MD/WV, NC/VA)
Sew to Speak
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
March-December 2024 9n Germantown, MD

January 7, 2024
Fiber Arts Fiesta 2024
Other Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
April 10-12, 2024

January 19, 2024
New Quilts From An Old Favorite
Upcoming Exhibits - The National Quilt Museum
February 16, 2024-December 31, 2025(ship+show)

January 23, 2023(Hampton, VA)
Mid Century Modern
Competition Entry Information » Mancuso Show Management (quiltfest.com)
February 29-March 3, 2023

January 23, 2023(Hampton, VA)
Innovative and Traditional Quilts
Competition Entry Information » Mancuso Show Management (quiltfest.com)
February 29-March 3, 2023

January 23, 2023(Hampton, VA)
Wall Quilts
Competition Entry Information » Mancuso Show Management (quiltfest.com)
February 29-March 3, 2023

Jan 28, 2024 (SAQA AZ)
Matter at Heart
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
Travels Arizona March 1, 2024-September 30, 2025(Ship +Show)

Jan 31, 2024 (SAQA Members)
Camouflage
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
Online Exhibit opening April 1, 2023

January 9, 2024
Morris Gallery Fiber Art Juried Show Topeka, KS
Morris Gallery
March 1-April 27, 2024

Jan 10, 2024
Dallas Quilt Show(Dallas, TX)
https://www.quiltersguildofdallas.org/
March 15-17, 2024

 

The following listings are placeholders for exhibits that don't yet have all of the information listed

Jan 10, 2025(US and Canada) now even years
Sacred Threads (Indianapolis, IN)
http://sacredthreadsquilts.com
TBD

February

February 1, 2025
Micro Textile and Fiber Art- Scythia
Scythia Textile
June 4-6, 2024, online or Ivano-Frankivs'k, Ukraine

February 28, 2025
RiverSong (SAQA IL/WI)
Studio Art Quilt Associates
September 2025 and other venues TBD

The following listings are placeholders for exhibits that don't yet have information listed

February 1, 2024
15th International Textile and Fibre Art Biennial - Scythia
Scythia Textile
June 4-6, 2024, online or Ivano-Frankivs'k, Ukraine

February 2, 2024
ARTQUILTSrenewal
PAQA-South
April 3- May 25, 2024

February 5, 2024
Adult or Young Quiltmaker Entries Indiana Heritage Quilt Show(Bloomington, IN)
http://www.ihqs.org
February 23, 2024-March 4, 2023 (ship + show)

February 9, 2024
Quilt Visions 2022(San Diego, CA)
Quilt Visions 2022 | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
Sept 23, 2024- Jan 15, 2025

February 9, 2023
Oh my Stars! (Melbourne, Australia)
https://aqc.com.au
April 11-14, 2024

February 26, 2024(International Designers)
World of Wearable Art must complete intention to enter
WOW - World of WearableArt
Show in September 2024

February 29, 2024
Fiber Reimagined
Calls For Entry - Fiber Art Now | A Quarterly Magazine for Artists
Summer 2024 Issue of Fiber Art Now

Website not updated Verona, Italy
Verona Tessile
http://www.veronatessile.it
2022(?)

 

March

Mar 1, 2024 (African American Quilters)
Celebrating Black Music (North Charleston, SC)
https://northcharlestonartsfest.com/african-american-fiber-art-exhibition/
May 1-June 16, 2024

March 1, 2024(US Residents)
The Artist as Quiltmaker XX: FAVA's 20th Biennial Contemporary Quilt Exhibit
Other Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
May 11-July 7, 2024

March 1, 2024(KS/MO/OK SAQA Region)
‘living-language-land’ Inspired
Other Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
June 2025-December 31, 2027 various venues

March 1, 2024
2024 Spotlight Auction
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls
March 11 2024-Sold to Benefit SAQA

March 4, 2024(MD, NVa, Wash DC)
Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition
UMGC Arts Program
June 2 - September 8, 2024

March 4, 2024
Small Expressions
https://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/
July 2- August 14, 2024

March 4, 2024
Sunflowers to Sunsets Wearable Art Exhibit
https://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/
July 11 - July 14, 2024

March 4, 2024
Limitless Prairies, Limitless Sky, Yardage Exhibit
https://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/
July 11 - July 14, 2024

March 4, 2024
Explorers of Wind, Wagons and Wheat
https://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/
July 11 - July 14, 2024

March 8, 2024
Contextile 2024 - To Touch
Contextile – Bienal de Arte Textil Contemporânea
September 7-December 15, 2024

March 10, 2024
Genesee Valley QuiltFest (Rochester, NY)
http://geneseevalleyquiltfest.com/enter_quilts.htm
March 10-?, 2024 (ship+show)

March 25, 2024 (Georgia Quilters)
Georgia Celebrates Quilts (Marietta, GA)
https://georgiacelebratesquilts.ecqg.com/
June 5-11, 2022(Quilt drop off and show)

March 28, 2024(Grand Rapids, MI)
AQS Quilt Week
American Quilter's Society - AQS Quilt Contests
July 18 -August 24, 2023(Ship+Show)

March 30, 2024(SAQA Oregon)
Common Threads: The Stitches That Unite Us
Regional Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
April 15, 2024 - Indefinite Travel In Oregon Trunk Show

March 31, 2024(SAQA Europe & Middle East)
Wide Horizons IX
Regional Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
August 20-September 15, 2024(Ship+Show)

The following listings are placeholders for exhibits that don't yet have all of he information listed

March ? 2025(USA Quilters)
Broward Quilt Expo 18th Biennial - Getting to Gnome Me
Broward Quilt Expo 17th Biennial
April 14-16, 2023

March 15, 2025 ?? (Aotearoa Quilters Members and non Members)
Various Categories (New Zealand)
https://www.aotearoaquilters.co.nz/challenges/
May 16-18, 2025

April 2024

April 1, 2024
SAQA Journal - Member Gallery: A tale of two colors
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls
To be included in next SAQA Journal Quarterly Publication

April 1, 2024 (SDA members)
Safekeeping
https://www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/exhibits/
June 3-Sep 24 (ship+show)

April 8, 2024
File... File le L in, Emerald (Patchwork France)
https://www.francepatchwork.com/page/2599876-concours
Jan 2025?

April 10, 2024
Modern Quilts - A Twist on Tradition!
Quilt Festival - Call for entries (quiltfestivalcallforentries.com)
May 10, 2024-January 2025 unless travelling

April 15, 2024
Navigating(SAQA Atlantic Canada)
Regional Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2026

April 16, 2024
Minnesota Quilt Show & Virtual Conference
MQ Quilt Show
May 10?-June 21, 2024

April 20, 2024(Bedford, VA))
Art in Motion
Bower Center for The Arts
Art in Motion Information Brochure
June 25-August 10, 2024

April 20 (Visions Museum of Textile Arts members)
Conexiones / Connections (Sand Diego, CA)
https://vmota.org/call-for-entries/
April 20 - July 6

April 22, 2024 (Knoxville, TN)
42nd Annual Smoky Mountain Quilters Quilt Show & Competition
Smoky Mountain Quilters Competition
June 21-22, 2024

April 24, 2024
IQF Houston Tactile Architecture 24
Quilt Festival - Quilts
May 24, 2024-January 2025(if traveling)

April 24, 2024(New ZealandDesigners)
World of Wearable Art must complete intention to enter
WOW - World of WearableArt
Show in September 2024

April 24, 2024
Celebrate Life 24
Quilt Festival - Call for entries (quiltfestivalcallforentries.com)
June 28-January 2025 if travelling

April 24, 2024
Voices in Cloth: South African National Quilt Festival
(Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)
http://festival.quiltsouthafrica.co.za
June 1 -July 9, 2024

April 30, 2024(US and Canada) now even years
Sacred Threads Preview Travel Exhibit (Indianapolis, IN)
http://sacredthreadsquilts.com
August 15 2024-2027

April 30, 2024
Untangled Original Fiber
https://artspacema.org/call-for-entry
June 29-August 3, 2024

April 30, 2024 (Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba)
Dual Impressions (Manitoba, Canada)
https://www.tfamartists.ca/
May 15 - ?

April 2024
Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival (La Connor, WA)
October 4-6, 2024

 

Check the following organizations for Calls for Entry

Calls for Entry
http://www.texasquiltmuseum.org/

World of Threads Festival 2023 (Oakville, ON, Canada)
http://worldofthreadsfestival.com/submissions.html

Fiber National Biennial 2023? (Lorton, VA)
https://www.workhousearts.org

? Front Range Contemporary Quilters members show
Rhythms (Lakewood, CO)
https://www.artquilters.org/
Aug 6 - Oct 4, 2024

2024
Asheville Quilt Guild
Asheville Quilt Guild - Home
September 26 - 28, 2024