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Announcing the "new" New Quilts from an Old Favorite 2022

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The National Quilt Museum’s New Quilts from an Old Favorite (NQOF) competition and exhibition took some time off to regroup, refresh, and redesign. After some serious thinking and tweaking of the guidelines, they are now ready to invite quilters from around the world to enter their outstanding quilts in this “favorite” competition.

The quilts selected as finalists make up the exhibition at The National Quilt Museum and also travel to other venues across the country. This is your opportunity to be as creative and original as you can imagine with fabric, thread, and batting.Never fear—they are still including an interpretation of a traditional block (old favorite)—the difference now is it is your choice. You choose which traditional block to use, whether it is Log Cabin, Bow Tie or Carolina Lily – it is up to you on how you want to incorporate it in your original design.

The “new” change is your quilt must follow a theme and this year’s theme is Shakespeare: William Shakespeare to be exact--English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist.

The significant changes are:

  • Prize money:

First Place — $4000;

Second Place —$2000;

Third Place — $1000;

  • Award winners and finalists: receive a NQOF custom label for their quilts and a NQOF Gallery Guide
  • Frequency of competition: will be held every TWO years

Judging is based on your innovative use and interpretation of a traditional block and the 2022 theme.