Quilt Contest

Quiltmakers, this is your chance to shine! Highlight your best works at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo’s 2022 Quilt Contest. This juried and judged contest is open to all levels of experience – Artisans and Masters. Entrants will compete for thousands in cash prizes and awards. Sherry Massey, NACQJ certified judge will select the award-winning quilts at the Expo in Lebanon, TN this October.


Click HERE to enter your quilt by September 5, 2022 


How It Works

  1. Review the Contest Rules & Instructions
  2. Complete the Entry Form and upload your quilt photos by September 5, 2022.
  3. Entry photos will be juried by the Expo team, and up to 50 finalists will be chosen to compete for ribbons and prize money. Finalists will be announced on this page and notified via email on September 9, 2022.
  4. Sherry Massey, NACQJ certified judge, will select the award-winning quilts at the Expo in Lebanon, TN. Winners will be announced at 12:00 PM CT on October 20, 2022, at the Expo and on this page.


Best of Show is awarded a Ribbon and $2,000 (Grand Prize)

Expo's Choice is awarded a Ribbon and $1,000

Viewers' Choice is awarded a Ribbon and $500

First Place in each division (Artisan and Master) is awarded a Ribbon and $500 

All First Place winners in each category will be awarded a Ribbon

All Second Place winners in each category will be awarded a Ribbon

All Finalists receive an exclusive swag bag from Original Sewing & Quilt Expo


Sponsor a Quilt Contest Ribbon

Click HERE for sponsorship opportunities. Commit by September 14, 2022.



Join us at the Expo in Lebabon, TN this October

October 20, 21 & 22 at the Farm Bureau Expo Center

Join us for workshops and classes with some of the best teachers in the industry, fabulous shopping in the exhibit hall, hundreds of quilts on display, free presentations and trunk shows, prize drawings and more!

Expo Event Calendar 2022-2023 >>

Sherry Massey, NACQJ certified judge

Certified by the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges in 2018, Sherry considers it a privilege to evaluate the body of work currently being produced by quilters. Her philosophy is to approach each entry with respect, recognizing the creativity and necessary skills to bring it to fruition. All levels of expertise are evaluated with objectivity and fairness and constructive comments are provided to quilters so they may improve their workmanship and artistry and stretch their creativity.


Sherry teaches English paper piecing, and lectures on what a certified judge looks for in a quilt, honing in on positive feedback rather than criticism. She especially enjoys working with guilds that have never had a show judged. 


As a member of the Edmond Quilt Guild, Sherry has served in the capacity of quilt show chairman and most recently as judging room coordinator, a job both educational and rewarding. She is proud to be a member of a small group that makes quilts for Boys’ Ranch Town.


Sherry Massey began quilting in 1980, and is still discovering fresh passion and challenges in her quilt making. She had two quilts juried into AQS shows in Paducah and one in the Houston Quilt Festival. Her most recent series of projects focus on hexagon designs.

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