International Quilt Festival/Houston plans to showcase winning traditional quilts and their makers in a special exhibit, Texas Guilds': Award-winning Traditional Quilts. This exhibit will be one of the highlights at International Quilt Market and Festival, October 25–November 2, 2014. This exhibit is open to guilds in Texas holding a guild show and contest, a minimum of one show every three years.

We would like to invite you and your guild to participate in this exciting exhibit focusing on the Texas traditional quilter. Simply submit the winning traditional quilts from your last guild show to be considered for inclusion in the exhibit.

Completed submissions with visuals must be received online by Friday, July 11, 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, or arrangements may be made to have a quilt picked up at the conclusion of the show.

Visual Instructions

Please read carefully the information for your digital images. The complete instructions may be downloaded here. Visual Instructions (PDF).

Timeline for quilt registration

Announcement and preview – January 2014
Registration open – May 9 to July 11, 2014
Notification by – August 1, 2014
Selected quilts arrive in Houston by – September 5, 2014
Quilts returned to owner – December 2014

How to register

Registration will open on May 9, 2014. The last day to register is July 11, 2014.
To preview the registration form, click here (webpage).

When you have completed your registration be sure to print a copy of the confirmation page for your records.

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Beck, Special Exhibits Coordinator at 512.323.2255, or Amanda Schlatre, Special Exhibits Coordinator at 713-781-6864, ext. 104,   If you have technical questions about the online system, please contact Lisa Ellis at

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