Call Detail
Quilts=Art=Quilts 2022
Entry Deadline: 8/27/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 4
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 4
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: New York
Event Dates: 7/1/22 - 7/1/22


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.  

Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality.  Prizes are awarded, including $1,000 for Best of Show.

Applicants may submit 2 artworks for consideration. You may submit one full view image and one detail image of each work for a total of 4 images. Detail images are optional.

Full view images must be labeled with the title of the artwork. 

Detail images MUST be labeled as follows: Title of artwork_detail.

Do not submit more than 2 artworks. Detail images that are not properly labeled, or applicants who submit more than 2 artworks will be disqualified.

The entry fee for current members of the Schweinfurth Art Center is $30. The fee for non-members is $35. To get the membership discount you must call the Art Center at 315-255-1553 for the promo code.


Sheila Frampton Cooper

After channeling her artistic muse through painting, jewelry making and architectural photography for many years, Sheila plunged into abstract quilt making in 2010.Guided by intuition and inspired by nature’s palette, she speeds into journeys of revelation and surprise. Her intensity is apparent in the colors, lines and shapes of her improvisational textile works. Sheila is also a passionate teacher and has shared her process in workshops around the world. She says, "Another wonderful change quilting brought into my life was the opportunity to teach. It is a privilege for me to witness what my students accomplish in 2-5 days! I am honored to hold the space and guide them as they discover the freedom, joy, and for some, the discomfort that comes from not knowing the outcome of their creations". Since embarking on her fiber art adventure in 2010, Sheila has won awards at major quilt shows, including: IQA World of Beauty in Houston, AQS Show in Paducah and Road to California. Her work has been exhibited worldwide. 

Jacquie Gering

Jacquie is a self-taught modern quilt artist, maker, and teacher. She is known for her innovative designs, striking message quilts and unique style as well as for being a pioneer of creativity, innovation, and expertise in walking foot quilting. Jacquie co-authored Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts and her book, Walk: Master Machine Quilting With Your Walking Foot is a comprehensive guide to all things walking foot quilting. She is a leader in and advocate for the modern quilting movement. The International Association of Creative Arts Professionals named her Quilt Teacher of the Year for 2014. Walk 2.0: More Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot is her newest book. She lives in Kansas City with her husband Steve and her dog Olive, and shares her quilting knowledge on her popular blog, Tallgrass Prairie Studio. 

Ana Lisa Hedstrom

Ana Lisa’s signature shibori textiles are included in the collections of the Cooper Hewitt, The Museum of Art and Design, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the De Young Museum, the Oakland Museum, and the Racine Museum. She has completed public art commissions for the Emeryville, CA city hall and the American Embassy in Brunei. Recent exhibitions include a one person show at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 2017. Recent group shows include The Box Project: The Cotsen Collection, Fowler Art Museum and Textile Museum, 2017, Focus on Fiber 2016, Quilt Visions 2016, Quilt National, 2015 & 17; Materials Hard and Soft, Denton, Texas, 2014; ISS international, Hangzhou, China, 2014, and ISS Oaxaca, 2016. Teaching engagements include SF State University, California College of the Arts, as well as international conferences and craft schools. She has received two National Endowment for the Arts Grants and is a fellow of The American Craft Council.

Dates to Remember

Entry Deadline: August 27th, 2022

Notification of Jury Results: September 15, 2022

Delivery of Quilts: October 3-8th, 2022

Artist Reception & Awards: Saturday October 29, 2022 5-7:30pm

Exhibition: October 29, 2022-January 8, 2023

Return shipping of quilts: Beginning January 11, 2023

Selection Process

An emphasis is placed on overall quality of design, originality and visual impact.  Preliminary acceptance will be granted on the basis of the digital image submission.  Prizes will be awarded for excellence in design and workmanship in multiple categories, including $1,000 for Best in Show. Prizes are determined after the exhibit is installed.

Definitions & Conditions of Entry

  • A quilt is a fabric sandwich comprised of at least two layers:  a top, a back and usually a filling.  These are held together with quilting or tying threads.  Integration of non-fabric items is acceptable.
  • Up to two entries of original work per person are permitted.
  • Preliminary acceptance will be granted based on digital images.  Final acceptance will be granted after receipt and examination of quilt.
  • The jurors and staff of the Schweinfurth Art Center reserve the right to refuse any accepted entry for exhibition if it does not contain the same qualities as the submitted image.
  • Quilts must measure a minimum of 900 square inches total (height x width=square inches).  The vertical dimensions of any single piece may not exceed 108 inches.
  • Quilts must have been completed in 2019, 2020, 2021 or 2022.
  • Quilts must be in pristine condition and be show ready.
  • Quilts with pre-programmed computerized machine quilting are not eligible.
  • Quilts made or derived from kits, workshops, classes or commercial patterns are not eligible.
  • Quilts must have a continuous 3” wide sleeve attached to the back of the top of the quilt.  Exceptions are made if appropriate means of hanging or display is provided.
  • Quilts must be available from October 3, 2022- January 11, 2023.
  • Quilts previously exhibited at the Schweinfurth Art Center are not eligible.
  • Quilts that do not meet conditions of entry will not be accepted.
  • The Art Center will retain a 25% commission on all sales made during the exhibition.  An insurance value and a sale price, which includes commission (unless the quilt is not for sale), must be included in the application.

Entry Fee

The entry fee for Members of the Schweinfurth Art Center is $30.  The entry fee for non-members is $35. Entry fees must be paid online with a credit card at the time of entry. To receive your membership discount you must call the Art Center at 315-255-1553 for the promo code.

Notification of Acceptance

Notification of acceptance will be emailed Sept. 15th, 2022  



All quilts must arrive at Schweinfurth Art Center between Monday, Oct. 3rd and Saturday Oct. 8th. Hand delivery will be accepted within the same time dates during regular hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. We cannot accept deliveries on Sunday. Failure to provide an accepted work will result in the artist’s being ineligible for future exhibitions.

Artists are responsible for packing, shipping and insurance of accepted work to and from the Art Center. Work must be shipped in a substantial, reusable container. All continental US based artists must provide return shipping forms for quilts that need to be returned to artists by the Art Center via mail. Alaska/Hawaii, other US territories, and international artists may ship their work one way, and the Art Center will invoice them for the return shipping.

Quilts may be picked up from Tuesday, January 10, through Friday, January 13, 2023, from 10am-5pm or by appointment. Shipped work will be returned by mail beginning Wednesday, January 11, 2023.


Quilts must have an insurance value indicated on the entry form.  It must be defendable in the event of a claim. The Art Center reserves the right to require a certified appraisal for any quilt valued over $1,000.

The Art Center will insure objects while on site for the insurance value indicated on the entry form. The Artist is responsible for insurance during shipping both ways.

Application Requirements

Digital Images

All images must be submitted through If you have trouble uploading your files- you must contact Call for Entry for support.


File Type: JPEG or JPG only.

File Dimensions: 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side.

File Size: Under 5 MB.

Color Profile: sRGB

Eligibility Criteria

Artwork must be created within the last three years.