Calls for Entry

This 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.

Art Quilt Shows are listed by:
Entry deadline; Title; URL; Show dates
r=receive by date; p=postmarked; o=online; i=international entries accepted

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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/
http://www.entrythingy.com/forartists_calls
http://theartguide.com/calls-for-artists
http://artdeadline.com/
http://www.fonsandporter.com/events_quilt_shows.html (list of quilt shows)

September

Sep 1, 2021
Quilts = Art = Quilts Artist Talks (Auburn, NY)
Opportunities - Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center (schweinfurthartcenter.org)
Sept 27, 2021-Jan 12, 202

Sep 1, 2021-December 8, 2021
New Quilts from an Old Favorite: your choice (Paducah, KY)
https://quiltmuseum.org
Jan 11, 2022 - Jan 31, 202

Sep 1, 2021 (SAQA)
It's all in how you look at it: SAQA Journal
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry
publication

September 1, 2021 (Sequim, WA)
Bumblebunching - Warped Twisted & Imperfect
http://fiberartsfestival.org
Virtual Exhibition and Sequim Museum & Arts
Oct 1-Nov 27, 2021

September 4, 2021 
The Forgetting Room
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry
Online Exhibition Oct 1-31, 2021

September 8, 2021
Pacific International Quilt Competition: The New Norm (Santa Clara, CA)
Upcoming Shows » Mancuso Show Management (quiltfest.com)
Oct 11-17(ship+show)

September 8, 2021
Pacific International Modern Quilt Competition: Mid Century Mod (Santa Clara, CA)
Upcoming Shows » Mancuso Show Management (quiltfest.com)
Oct 11-17(ship+show)

September 8, 2021
Pacific International Wearable Art Competiton (Santa Clara, CA)
Upcoming Shows » Mancuso Show Management (quiltfest.com)
Oct 11-17(ship+show)

September 9, 2021(Old Forge, NY)
4x12 Exhibition
Calls For Entry - View (viewarts.org)
Sept 25, 2021-November 15, 2021

September 17, 2021(Old Forge, NY)
2021 Keeping with Traditions: Hexagons
Calls For Entry - View (viewarts.org)
Sept 18, 2021-Nov 15, 2021

September 17, 2021(Old Forge, NY)
Red & White Quilts
Calls For Entry - View (viewarts.org)
Sept 25, 2021-November 15, 2021

Sep 24, 2021
Excellence in Quilts (VA Quilt Museum)
https://fiberartnow.net/calls/
publication in Fiber Arts Now magazine
Feb 15 - Apr 16, 202

Sep 24, 2021 (2D, 3D, Installations, Wearables)
Yarn Rope String
https://fiberartnow.net/calls/
publication in Fiber Arts Now magazine
2022

Sep 30, 2021 (SAQA)
sustainABILITY (Lowell, MA)
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry
Aug 1 - Dec 31, 2025 (ship+show

Sep 30, 2021 (FRCQ members)
Our Humanity (Colorado)
https://www.artquilters.org/project/calls-for-entry/
Oct and Nov 2021 (online

Sep 30, 2021 (FRCQ members)
Close Proximity (Colorado)
https://www.artquilters.org/project/calls-for-entry/
Oct and Nov 2021 (online)

Sep 30, 2021 (SAQA)
SAQA Trunk Show
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry
Oct 15, 2021 - March 2022

Sep 30, 2021
Quilt for DC Statehood Challenge (Washington, DC)
https://www.lwvdc.org/quilts4dc
Winter - Spring 2022

Sep 30, 2021 (SAQA)
Legacies (virtual)
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2021

October

Oct 1, 2021 (SAQA MC, CD WV)
Simple Lines (McLean, VA)
https://www.saqa.com/events/calls-entry/regional-calls-entry
Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2021 (ship+show)

Oct 1, 2021 (SAQA MI)
Michigan Showcase (Flint, MI)
https://www.saqa.com/events/calls-entry/regional-calls-entry
Oct 15-Nov 5, 2021 (ship+show)

Oct 1, 2021
Road 2 California, (Ontario, CA)
https://online.roadtocalifornia.com
Jan 19-Feb 1, 2022

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

Oct 15, 2021
AQS Quilt Week  (Daytona Beach, FL )
http://www.quiltweek.com/contest
Jan 21 - Feb 23, 2022

Oct 29, 2021
Excellence in Fibers, VII (Auburn, NY)
https://fiberartnow.net/calls/
publication in Fiber Arts Now magazine
May 28 - Aug 14, 2022

Oct 31, 2021 (SAQA FL/MS/AL/AR/TX)
The Artist's Questions ...Answered in Fiber (St. Petersburg, FL)
https://www.saqa.com/events/calls-entry/regional-calls-entry
March 2022 - Dec 2024

Oct 30, 2021 (Members Modern Quilt Guild)
QuiltCon Together 2022 (Phoenix, AZ)
https://www.quiltcon.com
Feb 16-20, 2022

Oct 31, 2021
Street Art
(SAQA Virtual Gallery)
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry
Jan1, 2022-Mat 31, 2022

Oct 31, 2021 (SAQA SoCAL, SNV)
In All Her Glory (Poway, CA)
https://www.saqa.com/events/calls-entry/regional-calls-entry
Nov 20, 2021 - Jan 30, 2022

 

November

Nov 1, 2022 
Art Quilt Elements 2020 (Wayne, PA)
http://www.artquiltelements.org
Mar 27-Apr 30,2022

Nov 5, 2021
AQS Quilt Week (Branson, MO )
http://www.quiltweek.com/contest
Feb 18 - March 26, 2022 (ship+show)

Nov 14, 2021
Travel Near and Far: Quilting Arts Readers Challenge
www.quiltingcompany.com
Dec 10 2021 - May, 2022

Nov 26, 2021
Evolutions 2022 (Golden, CO)
https://www.rmqm.org/call-for-entries.htm
Apr 18 - Jul 16, 2022

Nov 30, 2021 (FRCQ members)
Fantasies (Colorado)
https://www.artquilters.org/project/calls-for-entry/
Dec 2021 and Jan 2022 (online)

Nov 30, 2021 (SAQA)
Gastronomy(Houston, TX)
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry
May 2022-Jan 2026 per additional venues

December

Dec 3, 2021
American Quilters' Society  Paducha, KY*
http://www.quiltweek.com/contest/
Mar 18 - Apr 26, 2022 (ship+show)

Dec 8, 2021
New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Your Favorite Old Block
https://quiltmuseum.org/education/contests/new-quilts-old-favorites/
Jan 11, 2021  - Jan 31, 2024 (traveling)

December 18, 2021(Old Forge, NY)
2021 Take Home Today: Table Runners
Calls For Entry - View (viewarts.org)
September 18, Jan 8, 2022

Many 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.

January

Jan 7, 2022
ARTQUILTS Emerge (Cary, NC)
https://www.paqa-south.org/exhibitions
March 15 - May 9, 2022 (ship+show)

Usually in January
Dallas Quilt Show (Dallas, TX)
https://www.quiltersguildofdallas.org

Jan 31, 2022 (SAQA Global)
Haven (Opens at IQF, Houston, TX)
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry
May 30, 2022 - Dec 31, 2025 (travel)

Jan 10, 2022(US and Canada) now even years
Sacred Threads (Herndon VA)
http://sacredthreadsquilts.com
July 14 - 24, 2022 traveling through Spring 2024

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

January(?), 2021
Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival (Hampton, VA)
Upcoming Shows » Mancuso Show Management (quiltfest.com)
Feb 24-27, 2022

Usually in January
Fashion Art Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
http://fashionarttoronto.ca
April

February

Feb 1, 2022
Fiesta 2022 (Albuquerque, NM)
http://www.fiberartsfiesta.org
April 14-16, 2022 

Feb 5, 2022 (SAQA SoCAL, SNV)
Forever Changed (Roseville, CA)
https://www.saqa.com/events/calls-entry/regional-calls-entry
April 1, 2022 - May 28, 2022

February 7, 2022
Send Us Some Flowers Indiana Heritage Quilt Show(Bloomington, IN)
http://www.ihqs.org
Mar 3 - 5, 2022 (ship + show)

Feb 2, 2022
Mixed Media Handweavers Guild
https://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/
July 28 - 31, 2022

Feb 9, 2022
Yardage Exhibit, Handweavers Guild
https://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/
July 28 - 31, 2022

Feb 23, 2022
Wearable Art, Handweavers Guild
https://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/
July 28 - 31, 2022

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

2022
AQC Challenge placeholder (Melbourne, Australia)
https://aqc.com.au
April(?), 2022

Feb(?) 2022
Fantastic Fibers (Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KY)
https://www.theyeiser.org/gallery/call-for-entries/
Usually in April

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

2022(?)
Fashion Art Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
http://fashionarttoronto.ca
Oct 2022(?)

Quiltfest Greenville, SC
https://www.quiltfest.com
April 28 -30, 2022

March

March 10, 2022
Genesee Valley QuiltFest (Rochester, NY)
http://geneseevalleyquiltfest.com/enter_quilts.htm
May 5-22, 2022 (ship+show)

March 15, 2022
Small Expressions (Knoxville, Tn)
https://weavespindye.org/calls-for-entry/
July 13, 2022 - June 2023 traveling 

March 31, 2022 (FRCQ members)
Truth (Colorado)
https://www.artquilters.org/project/calls-for-entry/
Apr-May 2022 (online)

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

March, 2022 (SAQA)
SAQA 2021 Spotlight Auction Annual Event
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry
Apr, 2022

March, 2022 (SAQA)
SAQA Portfolio Submissions (Publication)
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry
Apr 2022

Placeholder 2022 (Aeteroa Quilters members)
Colour Challenge (NZ) & Members Challenge (NZ)
https://www.aotearoaquilters.co.nz/challenges-and-exhibitions-calls-for-entry/
?

Placeholder, 2022
Quilt Expo en Beaujolais (France)
https://www.biat-quiltexpo.com
June 8-11, 2022

Opens October 2, 2022 deadline TBD
World of Wearable Art (New Zealand)
https://www.worldofwearableart.com/competition/
Jun 15 ship, + travel or exhibit 2023(?)

Odd numbered years (MoFA students)
Windows to the Future (Webster Groves, MO)
https://missourifiberartists.org
TBD 2023

2022? O
Mini Quilt Challenge (print publication)
https://curatedquilts.com

Mar ?, 2022 (African American Quilters)
15th Annual Exhibition African American Fiber Art (North Charleston, SC)
https://northcharlestonartsfest.com/african-american-fiber-art-exhibition/
2022

March 31, 2022  (France Patchwork Members)
ARTextures Concours (France)
http://www.francepatchwork.com

2022 (GA residents)
Georgia Celebrates Quilt Show: Cabin Fever (Marietta, GA)
https://ecqg.com
June 9-11, 2022

March, 2022  (Aotearoa Quilters Members)
Color challenge Aqua (New Zealand)
https://www.aotearoaquilters.co.nz/challenges/
2022 - travel

April

Apr 1, 2022
AQS Quilt Week (Grand Rapids, MI)
http://www.quiltweek.com/contest
Jul 8 - Aug 17, 2022

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

2022(?) (students, SDSA)
2022 Exhibit TBD (Edwardsville, IL)
https://www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/exhibits/future-tense-2021/
2022

Postponed until 2022
Everett Quilt Show, Everett Washington
https://www.everettquiltshow.com
Postponed until 2022

Apr 30, 2021 (Australia & New Zealand residents & OZQN members world-wide)
Art Quilt Australia 2021 (Nowra, NSW)
https://www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au
June - Oct(?) Odd years

TBD
Minnesota Quilt Show & Virtual Conference
MQ Quilt Show
June 16-18, 2022 Judged IN PERSON, photographed then exhibited online

2022(?)
Hoffman Challenge
https://hoffmancaliforniafabrics.net
2022

2022?
Fiber Celebration (Fort Collins, CO)
http://www.nocoweaversguild.org/fiber-celebration/
2022

2022?
Utah Quilting & Sewing Marketplace (Sandy, UT)
2022?

2022?
Threaded (online exhibition)
Threaded
2022?

2022?
Quilt Odyssey (Hershey, PA)
http://www.quiltodyssey.com
2022?

Postponed until further notice
World of Threads Festival (Oakville, ON, Canada)
http://worldofthreadsfestival.com/submissions.html
2021?

2022(?)
Fiber National 2022 Biennial (Lorton, VA)
https://www.workhousearts.org
2022

Details Available March 2022
2022 South African National Quilt Festival (Stellenbach, South Africa)
http://festival.quiltsouthafrica.co.za
June 2022

May

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

?  (Needlework)
Stitch at Home Challenge: When you see this, remember me (San Jose, CA)
https://www.sfneedleworkanddesign.org/rules-and-entry-form/
Online Exhibition

?
Fiber Arts National Juried Exhibition (Bedford, VA)
https://www.bowercenter.org/exhibits-1/Biennialfiberarts
?

?
Emerging Artist Showcase
https://fiberartnow.net/calls/
publication in Fiber Arts Now magazine

?
FELT: Fiber Transformed
https://fiberartnow.net/calls/
publication in Fiber Arts Now magazine

?
TBD (IQF Houston, TX)
https://www.quilts.com/enter-your-quilt/
TBD (ship+show)

?
TBD (IQF Houston, TX)
https://www.quilts.com/enter-your-quilt/
TBD (ship+show)

May (TC members)
A Common Thread (Minneapolis, MN)
https://textilecentermn.org
June 2022??

2022? (wearable art)
ManneqART: sculpture on the human form (Laurel, MD)
http://www.manneqart.org
2022?

 

June

June 1, 2021 Registration of Interest open now(symposium registrants only)
Auckland Quilt Symposium 2022 (Lower Hutt, Wellington, NZ)
https://www.quiltsymposium2022.co.nz
October 4-9, 2022
 
The following listings are placeholders for exhibits that don't yet have all of the information listed
 
June(?), 2022 (SAQA)
Intersect Chicago Annual Event
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry
TBD, 2022
 
June(?), 2022
Annual Quilt Show & Competition (TN)
www.smokymtnquilters.com
July/Aug, 2022
 
June(?) 2022 (SDA members)
Check website for 2022 Exhibits
https://www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/exhibits/
2022
 
June(?) 2022
The Festival of Quilts 2022 (Birmingham, England)
http://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk
August 18-21, 2022
 
June(?) 2023
International Fiber Arts X (Sebastpol, CA)
https://www.sebarts.org/entries/fiber-arts-x
2023
 
June(?), 2021* (St. Charles, IL)
Uncommon Threads: Art-to-Wear Runway Show, boutique & luncheon
http://fineline.org
October 22 - 24, 2021
 
June (?), 2021
Wisconsin Quilt Expo – Alliant Energy Center (Madison, WI)
http://quiltexpo.com/quiltcontest
September 2022
 
June, 2022 (SAQA)
Intersect Chicago Annual Event
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry
TBD, 2022

Work chosen from 2020 entries, 2021 (St. Marie-Aux-Mines, Alsace, France)
Sauvage European Patchwork Contest
http://www.patchwork-europe.eu/index.php?language=GB
Sep(?), 2022

Not since 2017?
annual Quilt Alliance Contest, Exhibition & Auction
https://quiltalliance.org/contest/
?
 
? 2022
World Quilt Competition (Springfield, MA)
https://www.quiltfest.com
2022

July

Will be posted
Jacksonville Quiltfest 2021 (FL)
http://www.quiltfestjax.com/
September 15-17, 2022? 2022
 
To be posted
Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival (Telluride, CO)
https://www.manyhandsfiberartsfestival.org
August 6-7 2022 (ship+show)
 

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

July (?), 2022
 
2022 (FRCQ members)
Check back (Colorado)
2022 (online)
 
? 2022
Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Art Festival (Everett, WA)
https://www.qfamuseum.org
2022
 

? 2022
Fiber Fusions (Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, MA)
http://whistlerhouse.org/index.php/exhibits/call-for-entries
2022

? 2022
Quilting By the Lake (Auburn NY)
http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org
2022

? 2022
SPUN (Bridgeport CT)
www.SPUNfiberexhibit.com
2022 (ship+show)

August

Aug 14, 2021 (So CA)
Tricksters & Transformation (Culver city, CA)
https://textileartsla.org/tricksters-exhibit
Aug 27 – Sept 28, 2021(ship+show)

August 15, 2021
NorthWest Quilting Expo (Portland, OR)
https://www.nwquiltingexpo.com
Sep 23 - 25, 2021

Aug 16, 2021 (SAQA NoCA/NV)
Prism Play: A Full Spectrum of Art Quilts
https://www.saqa.com/events/saqa-calls-entry
Apr 8, 2022 – Dec 2026

Aug 16, 2021
Pennsylvania National Quilt Competition(Oaks, PA)
http://www.quiltfest.com
Aug 30 - Sep 24, 2021

August 23, 2021
Quilts Unlimited
www.viewarts.org
Oct 2, Dec 4, 2021

Aug 31, 2021 (men only)
Rocky Mountain Mile High Men's Exhibit(Golden, CO)
https://www.rmqm.org/call-for-entries.htm
Jan 17 - Apr 16, 2022

Aug 31, 2021
Fibreart International 2022(Pittsburgh, PA)
Other Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
June 3-Aug 2022 possible travel to 2024 after exhibition

Aug 31, 2021
Dia de los Muertes(La Conner, Washington)
Other Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
Sept 30-Dec 2021