Awards & Prizes

Thank you to our generous sponsors for providing prizes to winners in each category and for the following awards.


Best in Show

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Quilting Excellence

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Sponsorship Available

People’s Choice

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Best Machine Quilting

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Best Machine Quilting

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Categories & Entry

QuiltCon includes a juried quilt show featuring over 350 modern quilts. The quilts will be juried into the show and judged. Winners in each category will win awards and prizes from our generous sponsors. Entrants are welcome to enter as many quilts as they would like. 

Quilt entry for QuiltCon 2019 opens in July 2018. Interested in submitting? Read more here!


Appliqué, $500
Sponsored Available

Quilts in this category include must either machine or hand appliqué.

Fabric Challenge, $1000
Sponsored by Me+You

Quilts must incorporate one or more of the four Me+You Indah Batik challenge fabrics. Indah solids may also be used. Learn more >

Group & Bee Quilts, $500
Sponsorship Available

Quilts in this category must be made by three or more people.

Handwork, $500
Sponsored by Sulky

Quilts in this category include at least one element of handwork.

Improvisation, $500
Sponsored by Gotham Quilts

Quilts must be pieced improvisationally (without a defined pattern or template).

Minimalist Design, $500
Sponsorship Available

Quilts must demonstrate simplification of content and form for maximum visual impact.

Modern Traditionalism, $500
Sponsored by Studio 37 Fabrics

Quilts must modernize a traditional block or quilt pattern with modern design elements.

Negative Space, $500
Sponsored by Coats & Clark

Quilts must incorporate a creative or significant use of negative space.

Piecing, $500
Sponsored by Aurifil

Quilts must be machine pieced and reflect a strong or innovative use of piecing.

Quilting Challenge, $1000, Sponsored by American Patchwork & Quilting

Quilts must use stripes as a primary design element. Learn more>

Youth, Group $500
Sponsored by

All participants must be 18 years or younger at the time of entry (quilters are excluded from the age requirement)

Youth: Individual $500
Sponsored by Cotton + Steel

Entrants 18 years and younger at the time of entry (quilters are excluded from age requirement)

Small Quilts, $500
Sponsored by Curated Quilts

Quilts must be 36 inches or less per side. The quilt can be any shape.