Sacred Threads

Mark your Calendars for 2021

The next edition of Sacred Theads will be July 15-25, 2021 in Herndon, VA

If you are wondering about whether our 2021 exhibit will happen, due to COVID-19, we share your concern. Please know that we will only hold our exhibit if its safe and will be working closely with our venue to assess.

Our plan for now is to move forward with our call for entries (October - January 10, 2021) with the hope that we will be able to have our exhibit in July 2021. If we decide that we cannot hold it safely and we need to cancel or postpone, we will refund any entry fees.

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

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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, July 22, 2020: We are looking for some new pieces to handle all the exhibit opportunities. The new deadline is August 15, 2021.

This exhibit will debut in 2020 at the National Institutes of Heath Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD (outside Washington, D.C.) and then travel to at least two more hospitals in the US.

Read more about our newest exhibit and see galleries of the artworks.

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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