Special Exhibit: Liturgical Call For Entries
Is Now Closed

Please note that this is NOT the primary Call for Entries for Sacred Threads. The primary Call for Entries, open to all faiths, can be found here.

Larkin Van Horn - Pentecost

by Larkin Van Horn.
Purchased by FUMC from the 2013 Sacred Threads Exhibit.


The 2015 Sacred Threads Exhibition will be held at the Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, VA.

Floris United Methodist Church (FUMC) invites artists to submit liturgical works to be juried into a special exhibit to be hung in the  Sanctuary and Chapel during the Sacred Threads exhibit.

These works may be for sale. FUMC is interested in purchasing pieces for permanent installation.


The Liturgical Call for Entries is open to all artists from the United States and Canada.

Quilts submitted should have a Christian theme and enhance a sacred worship environment.

Quilts must be an original design. Quilt dimensions must be 24" wide and 60" in height.  Each quilt must have a 4" hanging sleeve and an identifying label on the back of the quilt.

Entry Process

The jurying process will be done from digital images only. Entrants should submit two images per entry (one overall view and one detail view). All images must be of publication quality.

Each entry must also include an artist's statement of no more than 100 words describing the story or the inspiration behind the quilt. The number of works included in the liturgical special exhibit will depend on the number of entries submitted and the space available.


The deadline to enter is April 9, 2015.

Digital Images

Digital images must be saved as a high quality JPEG file. Images must accurately reflect the appearance of the quilt.  Any digital image correction, aside from cropping, should be done only to ensure accuracy, and should not artificially enhance the image.  Jurors reserve the right to refuse any quilt that differs significantly from the image submitted. We suggest using at least a 3 megapixel camera at the highest resolution.

We are also planning to produce a book of the exhibit, using the images provided, so it is imperative that the images be of high quality.

Finished images should be at least 2100 pixels on the longest side. 

If you have any questions about finding the resolution of your digital image, please contact Lisa Ellis at lisa@ellisquilts.com.

Entry Fee

There is no fee to enter the special exhibit. Each artist may submit two pieces.

Notification of Acceptance

Jury selection will be completed by May 15, 2015  and entrants will be notified of the juror's decision by email. The decision of the jurors is final.

Once the actual work is received, Sacred Threads reserves the right to disqualify from the exhibit any work which is soiled, torn, poorly crafted or a substitution from the original entry.

Shipping of Accepted Work

Works must be shipped to and from the exhibit at the quilter's expense. No C.O.D. deliveries will be accepted. All quilts must be shipped in a sturdy, reusable, well-labeled box.  If you have quilts accepted into Sacred Threads and the Liturgical exhibit, your pieces may be shipped together.

The acceptance letter will include instructions on packing your quilt and for those individuals wishing to hand deliver and pick up their quilts. All quilts will be returned by the United Parcel Service. We will provide a schedule for calculating your return shipping cost.

Entrants are responsible for insurance during shipping to and from the exhibition. Quilts will be insured by Sacred Threads for the duration of the exhibition for a maximum value of $1,000. Additional insurance will be provided only for quilts with a certified appraisal of over $1,000. Please include the written appraisal when you ship your quilt.

If the accepted work is sold prior to the exhibition, the entrant must make arrangements with the new owner to make the work available for the exhibition. No quilt accepted for the exhibition may be withdrawn prior to the completion of the exhibit.


If your piece is for sale and the FUMC wishes to purchase your piece, arrangements for payment will be made privately between parties. Sacred Threads will not require a commission fee but will appreciate a donation.