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Quilt Visions 2022
Call for Entries


Visions Art Museum is proud to announce the call for entries for Quilt Visions 2022 (QV2022), the museum’s 23rd international juried exhibition. Exhibition jurors Sheila Frampton Cooper, Petra Fallaux and Lisa Walton 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.

QV2022 will be on display at Visions in San Diego, from October 15, 2022 to December 31, 2022. Selected artists will receive further information regarding participation during QV2022 Festival Days which will include workshops, lectures, artist meet and greets, receptions and other gatherings. Participation by selected artists is highly encouraged but not required.



Jan 1, 2022

Call for Entries Opens (Online Only)

Feb 10, 2022

Call for Entries Closes (12 midnight PST)

Mar 31, 2022

Artists notified of jurors’ selections

Apr 11, 2022

Public announcement of accepted artists

Sep 21, 2022

Deadline for artwork to arrive at VAM

Oct 14-17, 2022

QV 2022 Festival Days

Oct 15, 2022

Opening Reception

Dec 31, 2022

Exhibition Closes

Jan 13, 2023

Artwork pick up deadline

Jan 13, 2023

Artwork shipping deadline



  •  Entry is open to the general public. Museum membership is not required. 

  •  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 $25 for all Visions members and $40 for non-members. 

  •  Artwork submitted for consideration must have been completed on or  after January 1, 2020.

  •  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 or 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 in the sleeve to allow for the hanging system Visions 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 on the longer side.

  •  There is a 4 MB maximum on any image that is uploaded. If an image is larger than that, artists will need to resize the image to 4 MB.

  •  Image file name must contain the artist surname, first initial and title of work, e.g. for Andrea Bacal’s Tulips file name would be bacalatulips. Do not use special characters, e.g., apostrophes, in your image file name.  There is a security setting on the web server that does not allow these characters to be uploaded. If the image submitted does not meet our requirements, Visions staff will contact you.


  • The decision of the jurors is final. 

  • Visions reserves the right not to include or display any work which, upon receipt, is deemed unsuitable. This includes any work that differs from the image submitted for selection.

  • Selected quilts must be available from September 21, 2022 through January 13, 2023.


Artists will be notified of jurors’ selection via email by March 31, 2022. A public announcement will be made on April 11, 2022. 


  •  Artwork must be delivered by September 21, 2022 for the installation of  the exhibition.

  •  Selected artists are responsible for packing, shipping and insurance in  transit both ways. A prepaid FedEx, DHL or UPS shipping label is required for return shipping.

  •  Selected artwork by non-US residents may be subject to additional  customs duty.

  •  Visions does not assume responsibility for customs or brokerage  charges. Artists will  reimburse Visions for any such charges incurred.

  •  All artwork will be handled with extreme care and, when possible,  returned in their original packing materials. 

  •  Visions insures accepted artwork while in its possession at 60% of the  retail price or the declared insurance value of not for sale (NFS) artworks.  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 quilts will be retained by Visions for promotional and educational purposes. Acknowledgment of the artist will be made in all such uses.



 Artwork on exhibition may be offered for sale. If an artwork is sold:

  •  The artist will receive 60% of the sale price.

  •  Visions staff will notify the artist as soon as possible of the purchase.

  •  Visions will remit the 60% commission to the artist and ship or prepare the artwork for the buyer by January 13, 2023. 


If an accepted artwork is withdrawn from the exhibition by the artist, the artist will be ineligible to submit to any Visions juried exhibition for the subsequent two juried exhibitions.  In addition, the artist will be charged a $500 fee to offset associated costs.



Sheila Frampton Cooper

After channeling her artistic muse to painting, jewelry making and architectural photography for many years, Sheila plunged into abstract quilt-making in 2010. Guided by no plan, no sketch and no agenda, but fed by intuition and inspired by nature’s palette, she speeds into journeys of revelation and surprise in her quilt studio. Her live intensity is apparent in the colors, lines and shapes of her improvisational textile works.
“Whether I'm painting, drawing or piecing a studio quilt, moving head first into the unknown fuels my creativity.” Sheila said. “I relish all the surprising discoveries along the way as the journey starts to reveal itself to me.”
Since embarking on her fiber art adventure, 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 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, England, China, and Japan.

After living in France for nearly 6 years, Sheila returned to the US and currently lives in Ventura, California.


Petra Fallaux

Dutch native Petra Fallaux is an artist, curator, and writer based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Petra’s approach to making quilts is grounded in art. Contemporary painting and graphic/architectural design are major influences. Her ongoing pieced art quilt series, Formations, embodies her credo of shape, color, and simplicity. Formations #25 and #28 traveled internationally as part of Color Improvisations 2. Her series of monoprinted quilts inspired by the Dutch horizon were included in Quilt National ’21, twice at Quilts=Art=Quilts, and in the exhibitions InspiredUnder the Blankets, and in Blue.

Most recently, Petra juried On the Edge, a new online initiative by Studio Art Quilt Associates. She was a juror for the Quilt=Art=Quilt exhibition in 2019, and for Quilt National in 2017. She has also been a juror for statewide exhibitions such as the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition and the Michigan Regional Art Exhibition

Petra regularly writes about art and quilts. Her preview of the Fiberart International 2019 exhibit appeared in Fiberart Now, while Art Quilt Quarterly published a historic analysis of art quilts in Fiberart International exhibitions. Petra wrote the introduction for Donita Simpson’s recent book of artist portraits, Detroit Framed. For the catalogue of Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eyes Quilts, she contributed an in-depth analytical essay on the fifty pieced quilts included in the exhibit.

Petra earned a Master of Arts Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Upon graduation, she directed Carnegie Mellon’s art galleries for over ten years, where she curated over one hundred exhibitions in a variety of media, from quilts, paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, video, architecture, and design, to multimedia and site-specific installations.

Since 2003, Petra has helped direct Springboard Design, an architecture and design firm whose work includes museum exhibition and public interest design. She co-curates the Springboard Gallery, which is located on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood.


Lisa Walton

Lisa Walton from Sydney, Australia, has been awarded many prizes for her quilts including major International and Australian Quilt shows. Lisa teaches Internationally and was awarded the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for Quilting Teachers by the International Quilt Association Houston USA. Lisas quilts have been exhibited in solo and joint exhibitions and her work is included in collections in the USA, Australia, and the UK. Her book – Beautiful Building Block Quilts was published by C&T Publishing. She has appeared on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show .
Lisa was a Board Member and then President of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
She is now teaching & lecturing virtually online as well as producing a series of Quilt Stories on her YouTube Channel.

For information or questions about QV2022 and Visions, please contact Christine Sharp at