Call for Entries: Quilt Visions 2024
Visions Museum of Textile Art, San Diego, US
Deadline: 09.02.2024

Call for Entries: Quilt Visions 2024 Visions Museum of Textile Art, San Diego, US Deadline: 09.02.2024

Unraveling America, detail by Denise Yaghmourian, 2021 Member Challenge

Visions Museum of Textile Art (VMOTA) is proud to announce the call for entries for Quilt Visions 2024, the museum’s 25th international juried exhibition.  Exhibition jurors Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Karl Reichert and Sandra Sider will select work exemplifying art quilting at the highest level of quality, innovation, surface design techniques, excellence in composition, and craftsmanship. Selected works will be featured in a full-color exhibition catalog. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Exhibition jurors will select innovative textile art that explores form and technique of art quilts and work that highlight fiber. Selected works will be featured in a full-color exhibition catalog. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Quilt Visions 2024 will be on display at VMOTA in San Diego, from October 12 to December 28, 2024. Selected artists will receive further information regarding participation during Quilt Visions 2024 Festival Days. Festival Days will include workshops, lectures, artist meet and greets, receptions and other gatherings. Participation by selected artists is highly encouraged but not required.

Jan 1, 2024: Call for Entry Opens (Online Only)
Feb 9, 2024: Call for Entry Closes (12 midnight PST)
April 8, 2024: Artists notified of jurors’ selections
Apr 22, 2024: Public announcement of accepted artists
Sep 23, 2024: Deadline for artwork to arrive at VMOTA
Oct 18-19, 2024: Quilt Visions Festival Days
Oct 19, 2024: Opening Reception
Dec 28, 2024: Exhibition Closes
Jan 8-15, 2025: Artwork pick up deadline
Jan 8-15, 2025: Artwork shipping deadline


  • Entry is open to the general public. Museum membership is not
  • Artists may submit up to three (3) entries. Only one (1) entry by each artist may be selected.
  • The non-refundable fee for entering up to three (3) works is $40 for all VMOTA members and $50 for non-members. To become a member click here org/join/.
  • Artwork submitted for consideration must have been completed on or after January 1, 2022 and not having been exhibited at a venue within a 100 mile radius of San Diego.
  • Artwork must be original and produced by the individual or a collaboration of a maximum of two (2) artists. Works created in a workshop or class are not eligible for submission.
  • Artworks for sale are strongly encouraged; however, NFS (Not for Sale) works may be entered.


  • An entry is considered to be a quilt if it is composed of at least two layers that are stitched or fastened together.
  • Each entry may be no larger than 72" by 72". There is no minimum size requirement.
  • Quilts must have a 3 inch sleeve securely attached to the back of the quilt. Quilts 50" or wider must have a center opening to allow for the hanging system VMOTA uses. A second sleeve at the bottom of the work is recommended.
  • Artwork must be clearly labeled with the artist's name and the title of the artwork.


  • All submissions for consideration must be accompanied by photographs that meet the following requirements:
  • One (1) overall digital image and one (1) detail digital image for each piece of artwork.
  • Digital images must be saved as a high-quality JPEG file (no TIFF files).
  • Finished images should be 2500 pixels or more on the longer side.
  • There is a 4 MB maximum on any image that is uploaded.
  • For help with resizing an image, click here.
  • Image file name must contain the artist surname, first initial and title of work, e.g. for Andrea Bacal’s Tulips filename would be bacalatulips. Do not use special characters, e.g., apostrophes, in your image file name. There is a security setting on the webserver that does not allow these characters to be uploaded.
  • If the images submitted do not meet our requirements, VMOTA staff will contact you.


  • The decision of the jurors is final.
  • VMOTA reserves the right to refuse to exhibit or to remove from the exhibition any art quilt which, upon receipt, is deemed unsuitable, including poor quality, presence of hazardous materials, misrepresentation in the entry form or digital images. Selected art quilts will be compared with the images sent to jurors before the final selection is completed.
  • Selected artwork must be available from September 23, 2024 through January 15, 2025.


  • Artists will be notified of jurors’ selection via email by April 8, 2024.
  • A public announcement will be made on April 22, 2024.


  • Artwork must be delivered by September 23, 2024 for the installation of the exhibition.
  • Selected artists are responsible for packing, shipping and insurance in transit both ways. A prepaid FedEx, DHL, USPS or UPS shipping label or account number is required for return shipping.
  • Selected artwork by non-US residents may be subject to additional customs duty.
  • VMOTA does not assume responsibility for customs or brokerage charges. Artists will reimburse VMOTA for any such charges incurred.
  • All artwork will be handled with extreme care and, when possible, returned in their original packing materials.
  • VMOTA insures accepted work while in its possession at 60% of the retail price or the declared insurance value of not for sale (NFS) works. Artists may be asked to justify the insurance value if required.

The artist retains the copyright of the work at all times. Images of selected artworks will be retained by VMOTA for promotional and educational purposes. Acknowledgment of the artist will be made in all such uses.

If an accepted artwork is withdrawn from the exhibition by the artist, that artist will be ineligible to submit to any VMOTA juried exhibition for the subsequent two juried exhibitions.

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