Sunday, July 08, 2012

New Quilts from an Old Favorite: 2013 Jacob’s Ladder

Deadline: November 1, 2012 (RECEIVE)

New Quilts from an Old Favorite
--2013 Jacob’s Ladder--
National Quilt Museum

Paducah, KY

Quilters around the world are invited to enter outstanding quilts in the 20th Annual Competition coordinated by The National Quilt Museum of the United States. The 2013 competition is open to quilts that are innovative interpretations of traditional Jacob’s Ladder patterns.

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.

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.

Entry Fee: $40, $50 (International), $10 Friend of the Museum

Note: A contestant can make a donation to become a Friend of the Museum when entering.

Rules (truncated)

  • The quilt must be constructed and hand or machine quilted by the person(s) named on the entry blank. No kits, please.
  • Limit: one entry per person or team.
  • The quilt must have been finished after December 31, 2009, and be in excellent condition.
  • The quilt must be an interpretation of Jacob’s Ladder patterns and should be recognizable in some way as related to those patterns. All quilts must be original designs, no adaptations of copyrighted patterns.
  • The quilt must be a minimum of 50 in. or 127 cm in each dimension and not exceed 80 in. or 203.2 cm in any one dimension. It must not be framed with wood, metal, etc.
  • Award winners will be chosen by a panel of judges by December 19, 2012.


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

Download Brochure/Entry Form:

Visit website:

The National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson Street
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 442-8856