Roaring Twenties: 2024 New Quilts From an Old Favorite Exhibit

Open March 15 - July 30, 2024

New Quilts from an Old Favorite

This international contest & exhibition organized by the National Quilt Museum challenges quiltmakers to create an innovative quilt based on a specific traditional pattern. Winners of the contest traditionally include quilts from many different U.S. states and several other countries.

Quilts are selected for their excellence in design and techniques, their innovation, and their contributions to an exhibit showing the wide range of designs and styles the selected traditional pattern can inspire.

New Quilts from an Old Favorite 2024: Roaring Twenties

 The 2024 New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Roaring Twenties exhibition includes 40 quilts from 21 US states and 3 countries (Netherlands, Germany, Taiwan).

One of the roles of a museum is not only to preserve the past, but also to link the past to the present and to the future. With that knowledge at heart, the National Quilt Museum holds a biennial contest and exhibition titled New Quilts from an Old Favorite.

 The program was created to acknowledge our quilt making heritage and to recognize innovation and creativity. It challenges today’s quilt makers to interpret single theme using a traditional quilt block in a work of their own design.

 The finished quilt should:

  1. Reflect the year’s theme
  2. Incorporate a traditional block
  3. Be quilted
  4. Meet the size requirements of 24″ wide x 40″ long (portrait orientation)
Roaring 20s

Important dates

September 1, 2023
Online entries open

January 19, 2024
Entry deadline

January 26, 2024
Finalists notified

February 16, 2024
Finalists’ quilts due at NQM for judging

March 1, 2024
Winners notified

April 2024
Exhibit opens at NQM

January 31, 2026
Quilts are returned

NQOF 2024 Winners

Pomes, Laura Rose's Roaring Fans

First Place
Rose’s Roaring Fans by Laura Pomes – Frankfort, IL

Mogan, Susan Twilight O'er the Chrysler Building (Square)

Second Place
Twilight O’er the Chrysler Building by Susan Mogan – Mobile, AL

Riess, Sheila At the Owl Bar

Third Place
At the Owl Bar by Sheila Riess – Ellicott City, MD