Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase

Deadline: June 27, 2014 {ONLINE}

The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase
The International Quilt Festival

International Quilt Market and Festival
Houston, Texas
October 25–November 2, 2014

Modern quilting is a new twist on the traditional art of quilting that is rapidly gaining interest from the next wave of quilters. Modern quilts and quilters:

Make primarily functional quilts but place a large emphasis on the design and art of quilt making
Use asymmetry in quilt design
Rely less on repetition and on the interaction of quilt block motifs
Contain reinterpreted traditional blocks
Embrace simplicity and minimalism
Utilize alternative block structures or lack of visible block structure
Incorporate increased use of negative space
Are inspired by modern art and architecture
Frequently use improvisational piecing
Contain bold colors, on trend color combinations and graphic prints
Use gray and white as neutrals
Reflect an increased use of solid fabrics
Focus on finishing quilts on home sewing machines

We would like to invite members from any of the Modern Quilt Guilds around the world to be considered for inclusion in the new exhibit. You may submit a total of two (2) quilts for our consideration. We require that quilts be at least 36" on each side. There is no maximum size limit.

Registration will open on May 30, 2014. The last day to register is June 27, 2014.

Completed submissions with visuals must be received online by Friday, June 27, 2014. You will be notified no later than Friday, August 1, 2014, regarding the quilts to be included in this exhibit along with shipping instructions. If selected, the quilts will need to arrive in Houston no later than Friday, September 5, 2014. Quilts will not be traveling and will be returned by the end of December 2014.

Visit website for complete details:

Quilts, Inc.
7660 Woodway, Suite 550
Houston, Texas 77063
Telephone (1) 713.781.6864
Fax (1) 713.781.8182