Sacred Threads

The next exhibit has been Officially Postponed to 2022

The next edition of Sacred Theads will be July 14-24, 2022 in Herndon, VA

Due to the uncertainty of when it will be safe to hold our exhibit and the number of months it requires for us to properly plan the juried exhibit and the weekend events, we decided it was best for everyone to decide to postpone now before artists entered their artwork.

Our call for entries has never had a made-by-date, so any quilts that were being made for the 2021 edition will be just as eligible for 2022.

We thank you, our community of artists and visitors, for understanding our difficult decision.

If you have any questions, please email Sacred Threads Chair, Lisa Ellis at

Arts and Healing Delivery

December 17, 2020 we delivered a set of art quilts to be permanently installed at the Radiation Oncology department at the Schar Cancer Center at Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, VA.

March 2021: Enjoy this video of the newly installed artwork:

Enjoy this video of delivery day:

Enjoy this video of all the quilts!


The Sacred Threads 2019 exhibit is now traveling around the USA

eQuilter.comThank you to for being the sponsor of our traveling exhibit!

Our travel exhibit includes 36 pieces from our main exhibit that are traveling for the next two years.

To see where it's headed or to request it for your venue, visit our Travel Exhibit page.


As a part of our healing mission, we are passionate about art in hospitals.

Update, September 2020. The exhibit has been installed now at NIH and UChicagoMedicine, and the Virginia Quilt Museum.

Check out the schedule, the virtual catalog and more.

Enjoy this video of our special exhibit
Eye Contact: creating a connection

To learn more about our Eye Contact travel exhibit, visit our Eye Contact page.

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About Us

Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts exploring themes of joy, inspiration, spirituality, healing, grief and peace/brotherhood. This biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey.

The objective is to create a dignified exhibition of artwork that touches on both spiritual and personal levels all those who view it. We want to share with others the experiences of quilters whose stories may be a source of healing and strength.

Entries to Sacred Thread Exhibitions are juried in by images for purposes of space and suitability of theme only. Works are not judged.

Sacred Threads is a 501(c)3 and appreciates the support of our donors. To make a tax deductible donation online, use your credit card or PayPal account.

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