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THE EXHIBITION: The 44th Annual Fiber Artists of San Antonio Juried Art Exhibition seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding art that utilizes fiber materials as the central medium, or a key component of the composition. The exhibition is open to FASA members as well as to fiber artists in Texas and the U.S. The theme calls on fiber artists to explore possibilities beyond the comfort of their current boundaries in their use of fiber, as well as in the style or statement of the piece.

EXHIBIT LOCATION & DATES: The venue for the event will be at
Say Si Art Gallery, located at 1518 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78204. The Exhibition will begin on Friday, December 7th, 2018 (Opening Reception & Award Announcements – 6 pm) and run through Friday, January 25th, 2019.  NOTE: If you are not able to attend the Opening Reception you will be notified by email if you are the recipient of an award. Prize money will be mailed to recipients shortly after the Opening date.


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Deadline: October 15, 2018


Exhibit dates: October 27, 2018-January 6, 2019

Quilts=Art=Quilts is an international juried quilt exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York.  The Art Center has been a longstanding proponent of quilts as a visual arts medium and has been presenting quilts in a gallery setting since 1981.   The Art Center is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.

Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality. Prizes are awarded, including $1,000 for Best of Show. The opening weekend of the exhibit will include an Artist Reception and Awards Presentation, workshops, and a Quilter’s Dinner & Lecture.


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Deadline: July 20, 2018


PAQA-SOUTH is proud to announce its 14th juried exhibition of innovative quilts:

What did you dream last night? Was it a pleasant fantasy, repetitious drudgery or a nightmare? Nighttime dreams might evoke strong feelings or have iconic or archetypal interpretations. A dream can be a day dream, a pipe dream, a hallucination or a delusion. It can also be a vision of the future for yourself, your loved-ones, your community or the world. So dream up a quilt! We invite you to interpret the subject in art quilt form.


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Deadline: February 1, 2019


Quilt National '19

Quilt National ’19 is the twenty-first in the series of international juried competitions dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt by serving as a showcase for NEW work (completed after September 1, 2016) that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of techniques and innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric. The jurors will select works that represent unique approaches to the medium and demonstrate the breadth and diversity of contemporary expressions. Visitors to Quilt National ’19 will see the time honored traditions are thriving and are being expressed in new forms as today’s artists rise to meet the challenge of new techniques and materials.

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Deadline: September 5, 2018


Border Wall Quilt

We’re building a wall that brings people together, To talk about building a wall that keeps people apart. Creativity is welcome; social discourse is encouraged!

General Information: The Border Wall Quilt Project is a visual representation of a discussion about the proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States. Let’s use our medium and our skills to explore all aspects of this issue and what it would mean to those on both sides. Together, let’s consider political, environmental, cultural, and economic factors. Quilters in the United States and Mexico are invited to participate.

To be a part of the Border Wall Quilt Project, create and donate up to 3 small quilted pieces, 8” x 16” ( 20 × 40 cm) expressing your views, concerns, and feelings about the proposed border wall between the US and Mexico and issues related to immigration. Under the direction of fiber artist Lea McComas, these small quilts will be used as “bricks” to build a wall about the wall. The quilt bricks will be used to create 10-foot sections of wall. Sections of wall will be placed back to back so that the installation can be viewed from both sides. In place of mortar, bricks will be suspended to create gaps that allow viewers on each side to see and hear each other. The wall will continue grow as more, and more, bricks are donated.

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Deadline: July 1, 2018


RMQM Fabric Challenge

Here is your chance to have a quilt created hang in the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.
Challenge yourself and make a quilt using fabric from any of the RMQM fabric lines: Cross Quilt, American Patch, Star of Bethlehem or Rising Sun, all recently released by Washington Street Studio Fabrics.


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Deadline: June 30, 2018


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Deadline: September 2, 2018

This juried submission opportunity is a collaborative project between Darn Good Yarn and the Fiber Art Network/Fiber Art Now. We are looking for innovative, fresh work! Surprise our jurors and the fiber art, knitting, crochet, weaving community with your submission. Get your creativity on! Selected work will be shown in the fall issue of Fiber Art Now magazine and will be featured in our online gallery, and promoted online to 65,000+ followers and fiber art collectors. There also will be PRIZES!

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Deadline: August 3, 2018

Fiber Art Network/Fiber Art Now Felt Making

This juried submission opportunity is sponsored by the Fiber Art Network/Fiber Art Now. Selected work will be shown in the summer issue of Fiber Art Now magazine and will be featured in our online gallery, and promoted online to 65,000+ followers and fiber art collectors.

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Deadline: June 4, 2018



Boundaries can be physical; a means of inclusion or exclusion. Positive and negative space are separated by a boundary. Boundaries can also be temporal, between the past and the future; or between what is acceptable to society and what is not. Some boundaries can be crossed; others act as barriers. Artists are invited to submit work exploring any aspect of boundaries. The Collective encourages artists to create edgier work, rather than staying within safe boundaries.

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Deadline: June 11, 2018


Love Your Mother

a Special Exhibit by

Love Your Mother exhibit will debut at the International Quilt Festival in Houston for November 2018! A juried selection of quilts from the challenge will premier in Houston, and we are negotiating additional venues.

The first prize is a BERNINA 570 QE machine, and the second prize is an Eversewn Sparrow 25 machine contributed by Brewer Sewing!

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Deadline: May 15, 2018


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Deadline: June 22, 2018


Our lives are measured in seasons. Not just the familiar quarterly divisions of a year: spring, summer, fall and winter, but with each new day we move among a variety of seasons. Seasons are temporary markers of the passing of time, helping us transition naturally through the changes of our lives. Transitions in our personal lives can be seen through the seasons represented by age, health, attitude, status, hopes, dreams, or priorities.

Other less personal seasonal changes are reflected in the world around us: weather, daylight, rainfall, temperature, climate, holidays, harvest, migration, sports, or hunting. Some seasons have no set time of arrival; others are regular as the ticking of a clock. Some seasons we await with excitement or anticipation; others we fear or wish to slow their inevitable arrival.

Artists are encouraged to explore and illustrate the seasons of their lives or the changes reflected in the seasons of the world in which they live.

For SAQA Members

(Use discount code GBT to join at


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Deadline: May 31, 2018


The Prince Cherrywood Challenge 2018

Prince was an iconic musician who called Minnesota home before his untimely passing. We challenge you to create a unique quilt honoring his legacy, using gorgeous hand-dyed fabric in saturated purples.
To honor Prince’s philanthropy, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity.





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Deadline: July 1, 2018


Coming in 2018

Sacred Threads 2019

Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts exploring themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace/brotherhood, grief and healing. This biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters  who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey.

The objective is to create a dignified exhibition of artwork that touches on both spiritual and personal levels all those who view it. We want to share with others the experiences of quilters whose stories may be a source of healing and strength.

Entries to Sacred Thread Exhibitions are juried in by images for purposes of space and suitability of theme only. Works are not judged.


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Online: October 1, 2018 - January 10, 2019


ANTHEMS – A LGBTQ Quilt Exhibit

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.

The Debut of Anthems will be at International Quilt Festival in Chicago in April, 2019. Quilts Inc has accepted the Special Exhibit on condition that they retain final say over the pieces included in that display.


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Deadline: October 31, 2018


Primitive Quilts

From hand pieced to machine made, the simple and unassuming designs of primitive quilts lend themselves to all techniques of quiltmaking. We invite you to submit your recently made primitive quilts to be featured in this exhibit, debuting at Quilt Market and Festival in November 2018. Specifically, we are looking for quilts made by hand or machine, appliquéd and/or pieced. We would also like to retain quilts for a possible exhibit at International Quilt Festivals in 2019.


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Deadline: May 17, 2018

Power of Women

Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison invite you to create a piece that expresses your love and appreciation of your mother, sister, influential aunt, friend, or any woman you greatly admire. This unique installation will feature three separate components, each telling a part of the story.

Layer one
The top portion of the installation will be hung at least 16 feet from the floor. It will consist of 36” x 36” quilts with the theme of “Seasons of Life: Garden as a Metaphor.”

Layer two
Will be an installation of art cloth: sheers that are painted, stenciled, dyed in many different ways to embody the theme “The Sacred Feminine” in an ethereal form. They move freely from the current in the air above to create a lovely environment. These measure 2’ x 8’ in a vertical format. The label should be attached to the sleeve.

Layer Three
This will feature “life-size” quilted portraits of women. “The Women’s Circle: Strength and Inspiration” will depict the woman who taught you how to sew, a favorite teacher, a woman who loved you unconditionally, someone who encouraged you to make art, who taught you how to cook, the one who is your friend. You know these women as they tug at your heart and raise you up. If you are a woman artist, you can create a life-size of yourself. Each quilt in this portion of the installation is 2’ x 6’ in vertical format.

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Deadline: September 3, 2018 (extended)


Modern Quilt Guild Showcase

International Quilt Festival will feature quilts in a special exhibit, the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase. This exhibit will premiere at International Quilt Market and Festival, November 8 – 11, 2018.

Modern quilting uses traditional quilting techniques with a modern design aesthetic.

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Deadline: June 22, 2018


Texas Guild Showcase

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 8-11, 2018

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Deadline: July 5, 2018