Cover Competition

On behalf of the International Textile Alliance’s Educational Foundation, the ITA is pleased to bring to you another opportunity to gain exposure in the home furnishings industry for your school and students. The Showtime Directory Cover Competition.

Twice a year the Showtime Directory is printed and distributed. Our mailing list consists of over 6,450 industry executives from around the world. We would like to give you the opportunity to create a print, dobby, or jacquard fabric design that will be applied to the cover. Below you will find the guidelines for the Cover Competition. The winning student and school will receive exposure in publications, as well as a monetary award of $500 for the student. In addition, the school will be recognized in the Showtime Magazine if the school has not been featured before or recognized in 3 years.

Submission Deadline:    February 27, 2018 for the Summer Directory & Guide
                                            October 2, 2018 for the Winter Directory & Guide

Entry Submission: Via email,

Please narrow your selections by pre-screening, only 6 entries per school will be accepted. Feel free to contact our office with any questions. (336) 885-6842



Winner: December 2017

Kaylie Kaitschuck
College for Creative Studies

This design was inspired by the weather patterns and mapping in everyday society. It represents humanity, nature, and community within it. This pattern is composed of a singular unit made from couching on a long arm quilting machine. By building up layers and layers, I was able to make my own textile through different dyed yarns. This is a story about everyday life and what we are granted with on a daily basis.