The National Quilt Museum has a contest every year featuring a traditional block. It is the New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest. They are looking for the creator to put their own original twist on the design. This year the block was the Bow Tie. Here are the winners and finalists.

Next year's block is the Oak Leaf & Reel. Will you enter?

Bow Tie: 2018 Grand Prize Winner -
Formal Dinner by Alicia Sterna from Surprise, AZ


2nd Place - Caribbean Ties by Nancy Lambert from Greensboro, GA

3rd Place - Froggy Went A-Courtin’ by Laurie Schoenebeck from Mountain, WI

4th Place - Black Tie and Tails by Karen Grover from Rockford, IL
5th Place - 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

#6 Nancy T. 2018-03-21 20:55
I had the privilege of visiting the Quilt Museum this past weekend and viewed these exact quilts, what an enjoyable visit it was. It was interesting reading each description and statement by the artist. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the Paducah area.
#5 Candie 2018-03-21 13:15
I used to think I had a=quite the imagination, but every time I see the quilt ideas people come up with. I feel like the blind man in a spring garden
#4 Elizabeth Rivera 2018-03-21 09:57
Oh my they are all stunning.
#3 ConnieB from AZ 2018-03-21 08:41
I have had the privilege of taking classes from Alisha and learning from her WIP. She is not only a talented artist but a giving teacher and mentor
Congratulations on your fine work!
#2 Beth B 2018-03-21 07:18
Absolutely LOVE Froggy Went A-Courtin'!! Love the colors!
#1 Redhead1 2018-03-21 06:34
Oh do love that cat one. Wish we Callie see all the finalists enteries.
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