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!

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