Awards & Prizes

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


Best in Show

Sponsored by:

Quilting Excellence

Sponsored by:

People’s Choice

Sponsored by:

Best Machine Quilting

Sponsored by:

Best Machine Quilting

Sponsored by:


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 by Keepsake Quilting

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

Fabric Challenge, $1000
Sponsored by Michael Miller

Quilts must incorporate specific fabrics. Challenge to be announced soon!

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 Pineapple Fabrics

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

 Challenge to be announced soon!

Small Quilts, $500
Sponsored by Curated Quilts

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

Youth, $500
Sponsored by Cotton + Steel

For quilters under 18. Quilters may be assisted by non-youth quilters, like a parent.