September 26, 27 and 28, 2019
Portland, Oregon

Enter Your Quilt

If you would like to enter a quilt in the 2018 show, click here for a printable entry form. Here's an interesting look at how our judges judge quilts at our show:



  • Best in Show: $2,000, sponsored by Moda Fabrics
  • Two Judge’s Choice Award: $250 each
  • Shellie O'Donnell Award: $250
  • In each category: First Place: $750 • Second Place: $500 • Third Place: $250
  • Viewer’s Choice Award: $150


Judges will look for originality, creativity and workmanship. Your entry must have been completed after January 1, 2015, and fit one of these categories:

  • Large Quilt perimeter 288" or more (no more than 90" per side)
  • Intermediate Quilt perimeter greater than 180" but less than 288"
  • Small Quilt perimeter less than 160"
  • Appliqué Quilt perimeter greater than 120" and 50% appliquéd
  • Modern Quilt Non-traditional art quilts with emphasis on bold colors and large block design
  • Traditional QuiltQuilt created from a traditional quilt pattern
  • Art Quilt, Representational quilts with a recognizable or identifiable subject. Entries should extend beyond the traditional and innovative disciplines, using personal expression and originality in concept, design and execution.
  • Art Quilt, Non-Representational (Pictorial) Original quilts without a defined subject, relying on line, form and color to create the design. Entries should extend beyond the traditional and innovative disciplines, using personal expression and originality in concept, design and execution.
  • Long Arm, Mid Arm, and Small Quilting Machine Categories:
  • Freehand Quilting (up to 360") must not have any computerized quilting on quilt
  • Computerized Quilting (up to 360") must be quilted with a computerized quilting system

To enter, send the form, a $20 nonrefundable registration fee, and a photo of your quilt accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope (if you prefer to be notified by mail) by August 10, 2018 to:

Northwest Quilting Expo, 16869 SW 65th # 349, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Acceptance letters will be mailed by August 24, 2018. All accepted quilts must be received by September 6, 2018. Quilts should be mailed to the above address or dropped off at Montavilla, 429 1st Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon (the former Pine Needle Quilt Shop. Quilts must be clean, free of odor and pet hair, and in excellent condition. They must have been completed after January 1, 2016. Quilts must consist of three layers, with stitching through all three layers. They must have a 4-inch sleeve securely attached. (Click here for instructions on how to make a quilt sleeve.) No rigid frames, glass or special hanging devices are allowed. Quilts must be able to be folded. Rolled quilts will require an extra $5 handling fee.

Quilts will be returned by October 9, 2018. Quilts will not be available for pick-up at the show. If you would like us to ship your quilt back to you, please include a $5 handling fee and enclose a prepaid shipping label to attach to your box.

One quilt per entry form. Limit of two quilts per entrant. Promotional photography and use of the photographs at the discretion of NW Quilting Expo is permitted. There will be no restriction of photography by individuals for their own enjoyment.