Quilt to exhibit, it’s worthwhile!

Whether you quilt for business or pleasure it is always worthwhile entering in quilt exhibitions, shows or contests. Not only are there prizes to be won from exhibiting your quilts, but it also generates awareness of this addictive hobby, displaying the art and skill of quilters. It can also be rather satisfying winning a prize!

If you have made a particularly good quilt, show it off at the next quilt exhibition. Send it to as many exhibitions as you can find (cost of postage and entry considered, though a win may cover that cost.)

Christa Watson wrote an article that’s worth a read on entering quilts for show, as well as some tips to prepare your quilt for exhibition, as well as tips from award-winning quilter Cory Allender

2016 IQA Prizewinners:

International Quilt Association Journal of Quilts International Quilt Festival in Houston 2016.
The prizewinning quilts are incredible. Well worth a look and certainly inspiring!

Reflections of Cape Town by Cynthia England. Handi Quilter Best of Show Award, Houston 2016

The entry deadline for online submission for the 2017 International Quilt Festival in Houston is 26 May 2017.

Upcoming Quilt Exhibitions and Festivals:

Siyadala Quilt Festival in Port Elizabeth from 3 – 8 July 2017. Bookings for classes are still open.

Festival of Quilts in Birmingham.

Entry forms for this competition are due by 2 June 2017

International Quilt Festival in Houston from 2-5 November 2017

International Quilt Show in Dubai  from 6-10 March 2018

There are numerous quilt exhibitions, shows and contests around the world and throughout the year. The American Quilt Society has a calendar available for their Quilt Weeks and deadlines.

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