Awards & Prizes

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

Best in Show is selected by the judges from the 1st place quilts in each category. Machine quilting awards are selected by judges from any quilt in the show. Quilting Excellence is awarded by the sponsor, and People’s Choice is voted on by QuiltCon attendees and presented on the closing day of the show. 

Best in Show

$5000

Sponsored by:

Quilting Excellence

$1000

Sponsored by:

People’s Choice

$1000

Sponsored by:

Best Machine Quilting, Framed

$1000

Sponsored by:

Best Machine Quilting, Frameless

$1000

Sponsored by:

Categories & Entry

QuiltCon includes a juried quilt show featuring hundreds of modern quilts. Quilts that are juried into the show will be judged, and 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. A maximum of five quilts per entrant will be accepted to the show. 

Quilt entry for QuiltCon 2022 opens September 1st. Interested in submitting? Read more here!

Appliqué, $500
Sponsored by:
eQuilter.com

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

Artisan Cotton Fabric Challenge, $1000
Sponsored by:
Windham Fabrics

Quilts must use the selected color palette of Artisan Cottons. Details available here.

Group or Bee Quilts, $500
Sponsored by:
Dandelion Fabric & Co.

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
Sponsored by:
Hab-Dash by Fil-Tec

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

Modern Traditionalism, $500
Sponsored by:
String & Story

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

Piecing, $500
Sponsored by:
Aurifil

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

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

Quilts must focus on the hexagon shape. Full details available here.

Small Quilts, $500
Sponsored by:
Quilt National

Quilts must have a total perimeter of 119” or smaller. The quilt can be any shape.

Use of Negative Space, $500
Sponsored by:
Coats & Clark

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

Youth, $500
Sponsored by:
Cotton + Steel

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