“A Celebration of Color,” IQF Houston

Houston, TX: February 24, 2018 – December 2020

This new judged competition and exhibit is open to quilters working in any style—traditional, modern, or art. Artists are invited to play with color and design to create a vibrant work that truly celebrates color!
The winning quilts will be announced during the 2018 International Quilt Festival in Chicago.

Deadline:  January 11, 2018

See Website for details.

“Anthems, A LGBTQ Exhibit, IQF Chicago

Chicago, IL: April 2018 and TBD

On June 12, 2016, the LGBTQ Community was rocked by the massacre at Pulse Nightclub. While there was a huge outpouring of support for the victims of Pulse from within the Quilt Community, there were a marked number of homophobic commentaries as well. In the 1980s we learned that Silence=Death. So the question arises as to how do we, as a group of LGBTQ Quilters, demonstrate who we are within the Quilting Community? Through our ART. Thus arose Anthems, a Special Exhibit about our lived experiences in quilting. WE ARE INVITING LGBTQ QUILTERS AND THEIR ALLIES TO CREATE ART QUILTS INSPIRED BY THEIR PRIDE ANTHEM.

Deadline:  October 31, 2017

See Website for details.