New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Bow Tie

New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Bow Tie

March 16 - June 12, 2018

Finalists and winners from the annual competition are showcased along with traditional examples featuring the theme of the Bow Tie piecework.

Bow Tie: 2018 Winners

Nearly everyone remembers sleeping under a quilt made by their mother or grandmother, and many of those quilts were made from time-honored traditional quilt designs. Today’s quilt makers were challenged to create original quilts based on classic Bow Tie block patterns. Quilters from thirteen U.S. states and Taiwan modified Bow Tie Block designs in imaginative ways. These are not your grandmother’s quilts!

Grand Prize

Formal Dinner

"Formal Dinner" by Alicia Sterna from Surprise, AZ

Second Place

Caribbean Ties

"Caribbean Ties" by Nancy Lambert from Greensboro, GA

Third Place

Froggy Went A-Courtin

"Froggy Went A-Courtin’" by Laurie Schoenebeck from Mountain, WI

Fourth Place

Black Tie and Tails

"Black Tie and Tails" Karen Grover from Rockford, IL

Fifth Place

Bow Doodles

"Bow Doodles" by Claudia Clark Myers from Duluth, MN


You Can’t Tie a Bow around This by Jean Brueggenjohann from Columbia, MO
Maze Garden by Li-Hsiang Chen from Pin-Tung City, Taiwan
Negotiating the Price of an Apple by Tere D’Amato from Mashpee, MA
Black Tie for a Blue Moon Eclipse by Mary Kay Davis from Sunnyvale, CA
Silk Ties by Margaret Fetterhoff from Spring, TX
The Perfect Nanny by Cathy Geier from Waukesha, WI
Puttin’ on the Ritz by Leslie Johnson from Arvada, CO
Spring into Daily Lives by Hui-Fen Lin from Tainan, Taiwan
Bow Tied Barbers by Zeeda Magnuson from Minneapolis, MN
Black Tie Optional by Susan Mogan from Mobile, AL
Abstract on Black Tie by Sandi Snow from Lutz, FL
Cross Pollination by Rachel Weekley from Montgomery City, MO and Marilyn Smith from Columbia, MO
Papillon by Julie Wells from Cadiz, KY

About New Quilts from an Old Favorite

The New Quilts from an Old Favorite 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. The exhibit will open at The National Quilt Museum and travel to other venues.

Learn more about the 2019 Oak Leaf & Reel Contest here.


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