QuiltCon 2023 Judging Criteria

Each category is evaluated using the following criteria:

Design
  • Elements of the modern aesthetic
  • Visual impact
  • Use of balance
  • Use of color
  • Use of contrast/value
  • Fabric choices
  • Innovation/Creativity
Workmanship
  • Overall construction
  • Piecing
  • Binding or edge finishing
Quilting
  • Execution
  • Thread choice
  • Complements the piecing/appliqué design

Additionally, some categories have category-specific criteria the judges look for. Those are listed below for each category. 

Appliqué
  • Innovation/creativity
  • Execution
Handwork
  • Innovation/creativity
  • Execution
Improvisation
  • Innovation/creativity
  • Execution
Minimalist Design
  • Principles of minimalism
Modern Traditionalism
  • Innovation and reinterpretation
Use of Negative Space
  • Innovation/creativity