Event Calendar

Share your event with Surface Design Association’s international community of 3000 artists, designers, and enthusiasts. The Calendar is home to fiber, textile and design related exhibitions, events, workshops, and artist opportunities and open to all.

Submit exhibitions, events, workshops, and artist opportunities to the SDA Calendar by completing this FORM

Questions? Please email: calendar@surfacedesign.org.

2023 “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie” Call for Entries

The 2023 “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie” call for entries is open NOW! Deadline to submit is March 18, 2023. $1,000 Best in Show and other cash awards. For information on this year’s jurors, eligibility for entry, and more, or to submit your work, visit https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11175.

“Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie” is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted, as defined above. The exhibit is open to artists, age 18 or older, living in the United States, including U.S. military bases and U.S. territories. The 2023 exhibition will be on view May 11 – July 22, 2023. Celebrating 20 years of Form, Not Function in 2023!

Image: Jess Jones, “Weeping Quilt 2” (detail), 2020. Made, found, collected, and purchased fabric yo-yos; wood. 72″ x 69″ x 2″. Winner of the 2022 “Form, Not Function” Award of Excellence Presented by Schmitt Furniture.


Date(s): 12/01/2022 to 03/18/2023

Cost: $35.00 for up to three (3) works


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Carnegie Center for Art & History
New Albany, Indiana United States