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.


National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado
FRCQ Exhibit September 1, 2017 to October 28, 2017
DIVERSITY is an exhibit open to members of the Front Range Contemporary Quilters.

Maya Angelou said: “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”

This exhibit asks the artist to explore that notion with an exploration of diversity in media, technique, subject matter or through social commentary.

This exhibit will also feature a separate montage of 12” x 12” works, not necessarily on the theme of Diversity.

Entry Opens: June 1, 2017
Due date for entry: June 30, 2017.  Update:  Due date extended to July 14, 2017.
Notification of selected work: July 30, 2017
Accepted art work delivery: Accepted art work may be delivered at FRCQ meeting on August 21, 2017. Final deadline for delivery to NCAR is August 28, 2017.
Exhibit Opens: September 1, 2017
Registration link: http://frcqdiversity.org/


  1. Artists must be a paid member of FRCQ in 2017 to enter this exhibit.
  2. 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.”
  3. Single, diptych, triptych, or other multiple-piece works, framed and mounted. NCAR cannot display three dimensional or wearable works. Any work requiring unconventional display or installation must arrive with clear instructions.
  4. The work must be original and the result of independent or group effort. If work is the result of a group effort or collaboration (including the production and/or design process) it must be noted on the entry form. Art that was begun or worked on during a workshop or was the result of such workshop is not eligible for this exhibit.
  5. There is no size restriction, although artists are encouraged to submit a 12 inch by 12 inch work for consideration to be included in the montage. Accepted 12” x 12” work must be mounted on stretcher bars or cradle boards. Instructions will follow upon acceptance.
  6. Work must have been completed after June 1, 2015.
  7. Work shown in any previous FRCQ show at any time is ineligible.
  8. Work may be for sale by the artist. Sales will not be brokered by FRCQ or NCAR. If your work is for sale, please indicate price and contact information.

Entrants may submit up to four entries, if one or more of the entries is 12 inches x 12 inches. Please see below.

Please submit diptychs and triptychs as one entry.


The Juror for Diversity is Nelda Warkentin


Nelda Warkentin adopted the art quilt as her chosen medium after her plastic bag quilt was juried into Quilt National ’97. Since then, her painted silk quilts have been in numerous exhibitions in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Japan. Her work has been displayed in U.S. embassies in Belgium, Russia, Montenegro and South Africa. Galleries and art consultants in Alaska, the “Lower 48” and Mexico have represented her art. Warkentin, a former Studio Art Quilt Associates Treasurer, was a juror for Quilt National ’11. Her work can be seen at www.neldawarkentin.com

How to Enter:

  1. Entries will be accepted online via the FRCQ Website between June 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017 (entries close at midnight CST).
  2. There is a nonrefundable entry fee of $35.00.
  3. If the entrant submits only pieces that are larger than 12” x 12”, the limit for entries is three.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Please do not use special characters in the file names (e.g., “, /, #)
  7. Images must be in sharp focus
  8. All edges of the art piece must be in the photo – DO NOT CROP INTO THE EDGES OF THE ART.
  9. All communication for this exhibit is by e-mail, including notification of acceptance.


Registration will open at midnight CST on June 1, 2017. The last day to register is June 30, 2017 until midnight CST.


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.

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For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact Judith Trager at judithtrager@icloud.com. If you have technical questions about the on-line system, please contact Lisa Ellis at lisa@ellisquilts.com.


Red Rocks Community College Gallery
FRCQ Exhibit June 7, 2017 to September 1, 2017
REFLECTIONS is an exhibit open to members of the Front Range Contemporary Quilters.

Artists endlessly reflect and explore in their work the world around them. This can be seen in any number of ways including personal experience, nature, politics, race, gender, and art itself. The act of reflection is how we generate new ideas for use in our own art practice.


Trunk Show

FRCQ members volunteered 12 x 12 inch art pieces to create a traveling collection or Trunk Show. These fiber pieces are used as an outreach program to both introduce textile art to various groups on the Front Range as well as promote the work of FRCQ. Textile art has become a recognized and valued art form. This traveling Trunk Show provides a visual display of textile art to existing and upcoming artists, students, traditional quilters and the retired community.

Please contact the Board to reserve and check out the trunk show for your group. Photos courtesy of Rhonda Denney.


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 $30 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 at no cost.

To learn more about becoming a member, contact us.

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.