Awards & Prizes

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

 

Best in Show
$5000

Sponsored by:

Quilting Excellence
$1000

Sponsored by:

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People’s Choice
$1000

Sponsored by:

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Best Machine Quilting
Framed, 
$1000

Sponsored by:

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Best Machine Quilting
Frameless, 
$1000

Sponsored by:

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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 opens in July 2017. Interested in submitting? Read more here!

 

Appliqué, $500
Sponsored by Northcott

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
Sponsored by Dear Stella

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
 

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

Minimalist Design, $500
Sponsored by Northcott

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

 

Modern Traditionalism, $500
Sponsored by Marcus 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 Apliquick

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.