New Quilts from an Old Favorite
This international contest 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 theme is Roaring Twenties! The quilt, in some recognizable way, must be about the Roaring Twenties and include an interpretation of a traditional block pattern of your choosing. All quilts must be an original design.
September 1, 2024
Online entries open
January 19, 2024
January 26, 2024
February 16, 2024
Finalists’ quilts due at NQM for judging
March 1, 2024
Exhibit opens at NQM
January 31, 2026
Quilts are returned