Friday, August 15, 2014

The National Quilt Museum 2015 New Quilts from an Old Favorite

Deadline: November 1, 2014 (RECEIVE)

New Quilts from an Old Favorite
2015 Theme - Nine Patch

The National Quilt Museum
Paducah, KY
December 5, 2014 to December 31, 2016

Quilters around the world are invited to enter outstanding quilts in the 22nd Annual Competition coordinated by The National Quilt Museum. The 2015 competition is open to quilts that are innovative interpretations of traditional Nine Patch patterns.

Each year this international contest organized by The National Quilt Museum challenges quiltmakers to create an innovative quilt based on a specific traditional pattern. Winners of the contest traditionally include quilts from many different U.S. states and several other countries.

Quilts are selected for their excellence in design and techniques, their innovations, and their contributions to an exhibit showing the wide range of designs and styles the selected traditional pattern can inspire.

In cooperation with the American Quilter's Society, a catalog is published, featuring the award-winning and finalist quilts in full color, with a photo of the maker, information about the quilt's development and patterns and tips.

This competition gives quilters an excellent opportunity to share their work with people across the country. The quilts selected as finalists will receive awards and make up a traveling exhibition. A book on the exhibit will feature color photos of the quilts and the quiltmakers, as well as the maker’s patterns and/or tips. The exhibit will open at The National Quilt Museum and travel to other venues.

1st Place: $3,000
2nd Place: $1,500
3rd Place: $750
4th Place: $500
5th Place: $300
Finalists: $100

Anyone can enter a cloth quilt by submitting digital images (one full view and one detail), a completed entry form and an entry fee. These must arrive at the Museum by November 1, 2014.

The entry fee for Friends of the Museum is $10. Others must enclose a $50 entry fee ($60 for International) with their entry form.

A contestant can make a donation to become a Friend of the Museum when entering and enter for $10.

Complete Rules of Entry available in the brochure:

Visit website for more information:

The National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson
Paducah, KY 42001