Front Range Contemporary Quilters has an active and vibrant exhibitions program showcasing member’s art. We hold at least one exhibition per year in local and regional art spaces, from museums and art centers to public spaces such as hospitals and libraries. All our exhibitions are juried by arts professionals from outside Front Range Contemporary Quilters. Often themed, the exhibitions have served to bring awareness of the art quilt to a wide audience.

FRCQ Calls for Entry


The “Contrast” exhibit will run May 3 – July 9, 2018 at the Parker Arts, Cultural and Events (PACE) Center; the juror is Linda Colsh. 

Entry Opens: January 1, 2018
Due date for entry: February 14, 2018 (midnight CDT)
Notification of selected work: March 14, 2018
Accepted art work delivery: May be delivered at the April, 2018 FRCQ meeting or delivered to PACE on May 1, 2018.
Exhibit Dates: May 3 to July 9, 2018

The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 North Public Road, Lafayette Colorado

FRCQ Exhibit August 24, 2018 to September 22, 2018

BOUNDARIES is an exhibit open to members of Front Range Contemporary Quilters.

Boundaries can be physical; a means of inclusion or exclusion. Positive and negative space are separated by a boundary. Boundaries can also be temporal, between the past and the future; or between what is acceptable to society and what is not. Some boundaries can be crossed; others act as barriers. Artists are invited to submit work exploring any aspect of boundaries. The Collective encourages artists to create edgier work, rather than staying within safe boundaries.

Entry Opens: May 1, 2018
Due date for entry: June 1, 2018
Notification of selected work: June 30, 2018
Accepted art work delivery: Accepted art work may be delivered at FRCQ meeting on August 20, 2018. Final deadline for delivery to the Collective is August 21, 2018.
Exhibit Opens: August 24, 2018
Reception is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.


The Collective Community Arts Center is offering the cash prizes for “Best of Show” and “Best New Artist,” going to an artist who has never been juried into an FRCQ show before.


Artists must be a paid member of FRCQ in 2018 to enter this exhibit.
Entries must meet the SAQA definition for an art quilt: “The art quilt is a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”
Single, diptych, triptych, or other multiple-piece works must be submitted as one entry.
Three-dimensional work is encouraged.
Framed or mounted work is eligible.
The work must be original and the result of independent (solo or collaborative) effort. If work is the result of a collaboration (including the production, design or quilting process) it must be noted on the entry form and collaborators listed. Art that was begun or worked on during a workshop or was the result of such workshop and that is in the style of the workshop teacher is not considered original and thus is not eligible for this exhibit.
The gallery can accept up to three pieces total with a maximum size of 48 inches wide. Three-dimensional work that needs to be in a locked case must fit within a 15” x 15” x 15” plexiglas cube. Instructions will follow upon acceptance. Large pieces will be considered on a case by base basis and acceptance is dependent on total gallery space needed.
Work must have been completed after January 1, 2013.
Work shown in any previous FRCQ show (other than in on-line Portfolios) at any time is ineligible.
Work may be for sale by the artist. If your work is for sale, please indicate price and contact information.
Entrants may submit up to three entries.


The Juror for Boundaries is Susan Else.

Susan Else a sculptor who works in collaged and quilted cloth, but it took her many years to discover that vocation. Long ago and in another lifetime, she worked as an editor and writer for non-profit institutions, and later became the registrar for a museum art collection. Fiber and fabric were a long-term interest, but since she grew up in a family of artists, she was rebelliously reluctant to follow in those genetic footprints. Twenty years ago she gave up the struggle, bit the bullet, and became an art quilter. Soon thereafter she started incorporating three-dimensional elements in her wall quilts, and her work rapidly morphed into figurative, narrative sculpture. Susan’s current work often incorporates sound, light, and motors. She has shown nationally and internationally, and her sculpture is in many private and public collections.

How to Enter

Entries will be accepted online via the FRCQ Website between May 1, 2018 and June 1, 2018 (entries close at midnight CST).
There is a nonrefundable entry fee of $35.00.
The limit for entries is three.
Include two color digital images for each entry: Image #1: a full view of the quilt showing all edges of the completed quilt; Image #2: a close up showing detail.
Image size should be at least 1920 pixels on the longest side. Larger is fine so long as the longest side of the overall image does not exceed 4200 pixels. JPEG images in RGB color only.
If your image file name includes special characters (e.g., “, /, #) your image may not upload correctly.
Images must be in sharp focus.
All edges of the art piece must be in the photo – DO NOT CROP INTO THE EDGES OF THE ART.
All communication for this exhibit is by e-mail, including notification of acceptance.


Entry fee of $35.00 can be made by credit card through PayPal either before or after you submit your application. Your application will not be considered complete until your payment is received.

For more information

If you have any questions, please contact Dorothy Raymond at dorothy@dorothyraymond.com . For technical questions about the on-line system, please contact Lisa Ellis at lisa@ellisquilts.com.

36th Annual New Legacies:  Contemporary Art Quilts

Fee: $35.00 (36th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts)
Entry Deadline: 5/7/18
Days remaining to deadline: 35

This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists, July 6 – September 1, 2018. Art quilts accepted for exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship. The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the world’s finest contemporary quilt artists and to advance the art form. The Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, July 13, 5 – 7 p.m. with the Awards Presentation the same evening at 6 p.m.
Please enter no more than 3 artworks, plus1 detail (up close) image for each entry.

Details can be found at: 36th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts

FRCQ Current Exhibits

Portfolio 2018, Best of 2017

Web-based Exhibit, FRCQ Website, January 1 through December 31, 2018

Portfolio 2018—Best of 2017 is FRCQ’s on-line showcase of the best work of our members, juried this year by Jennifer Tansey, co-owner of Tansey Contemporary.  

On-line exhibit runs January 1 through December 31, 2018.

Previous Portfolios are also viewable.

Portfolio 2018 – Best of 2017

Purchase Exhibit Catalog: Portfolio 2018 Catalog

Join FRCQ Today!

Please join this fun, lively artistic group of 250+ members. Our monthly meetings feature international, national or local speakers. Only members are eligible to participate in our dynamic workshops and excellent juried exhibitions. Membership dues are $35 a year and membership runs per calendar year. Membership in FRCQ includes all meetings, a high-quality monthly online newsletter, and eligibility to register for workshops. Visitors are welcome to the monthly meetings for a $10.00 fee.

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(If you would prefer to mail a membership form with a check: FRCQ Membership Form)


Membership Dues


Dates: Every third Monday, January through November.
Location: Westminster Recreation Center, 10455 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster, CO
Time: Social time starts at 6:30. The meeting is from 7-9.