Quarantine Quilts (call for entry)

Okay my blogging buddies that are quilters – I want you to enter this Call for Entries with me and see if you can get your quilt into a book (see my Postscript section at the end of this post) and possibly to be shown/displayed at the Houston International Quilt Festival in 2021.

Dr. Sandra Sider, Curator of the Texas Quilt Museum is selecting quilts for a book and show called: Quarantine Quilts: Creativity in the Midst of Chaos.

The deadline for entry is June 30, 2020.

I know many of you have been busy making quilts during the COVID-times – well maybe you can share them with the larger worldwide quilting community!

Half of the royalties from the future book Quarantine Quilts: Creativity in the Midst of Chaos will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.

Here are the details from Dr. Sider’s website www.sandrasider.com

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Here are the links you need:

Read the Rules

Preview the Entry Screen

Enter the Call

Do it – enter! Even if you’ve never entered something like this before! Either your piece does not get accepted…or it does (you have to PLAY TO WIN)!

If selected you would have a quilt published in a book (and maybe your piece makes it to the Houston International Quilt Festival!)


You can read my original post from June 2014 Look Look I am in a Book for more of the story, but back in the middle of the night sometime in 2014, on a spur of the moment whim, I entered a call for entry for Sandra Sider’s book 1000 Quilt Inspirations: Colorful and Creative Designs for Traditional, Modern, and Art Quilts.

I sent in images from 5 different quilts. I was notified in June 2015 that several of my quilts would be in the book, little did I know at the time the FIVE of my quilts would be in this book!


The book was published by Quarry Books in 2015 and I nearly fainted when I received my copy and saw I had all five of the quilts I entered in this book!

img_0057This was extremely early in my days of trying to be an “art quilter” and you can imagine the joy I felt knowing my art was in a national publication.

Hope this Postscript inspires you to enter a quilt into the call for entries of her new book. I plan to enter my piece currently in progress!

Feature Photo by L N on Unsplash

16 thoughts on “Quarantine Quilts (call for entry)”

  1. Hello hello! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check out my post tomorrow for your shout out and what the questions are. Rules are apparently:

    – shout out whoever nominated you
    – answer the questions (which you’ll see in my post)
    – do the ’10 things about you’ bit
    – nominate 5-10 bloggers of your choice and let them know

    Thanks for being a great blogger to follow and looking forward to seeing what you write.

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  2. Having one project published in a book is definitely something to crow about…but five is absolutely mind boggling! You are an amazing artist and your talent certainly shines through in your work! 🙂

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      1. Tierney, the loss of your husband created a vacuum that probably sucked all of your spark. I know that it will rekindle when you are ready. When it returns it will energize you and blow us all away! Warm hugs 🙂

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