New Quilts From Old Favorites: What’s Next?


What a treat! Photos of the five winning quilts in the New Quilts from an Old Favorite 2015: Nine Patch contest sponsored by MODA Fabrics and Janome America, Inc. are waiting for you at the The National Quilt Museum’s website. Click HERE to see them!

NQOF 9-PIt’s just the thing to whet your appetite for the detailed photos of construction, close up shots, and completed quilts by these winners and the 13 other finalists in the book, New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Nine Patch, edited by Linda Baxter Lasco. Enjoy a visit with each of the 18 quilters as you learn about their inspiration and styles!

What is the New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest? Many quilters remember sleeping under a quilt made by their mother or grandmother, and many of those quilts were made from time-honored traditional quilt designs. Today’s quiltmakers are challenged annually by The National Quilt Museum to create original quilts based on classic block patterns. The theme for 2016 is New York Beauty! The deadline is November 2, 2015. Here’s the ENTRY FORM. Why not give it a try?

Curious about the past block choices? 2016 marks the 23rd year; following is a list of blocks featured in previous years’ contests:

1994 Double Wedding Ring
1995 Log Cabin
1996 Ohio Star
1997 Mariner’s Compass
1998 Pineapple
1999 Kaleidoscope
2000 Storm at Sea
2001 Bear’s Paw
2002 Tumbling Block
2003 Feathered Star
2004 Monkey Wrench
2005 Seven Sisters
2006 Dresden Plate
2007 Rose of Sharon
2008 Sawtooth
2009 Burgoyne Surrounded
2010 Sunflower
2011 Orange Peel
2012 Baskets
2013 Jacob’s Ladder
2014 Carolina Lily
2015 Nine Patch

Check out these books at ShopAQS including several previous years’ contests.

If you like to think ahead, start thinking about these classic block patterns!
2017 Flying Geese
2018 Bow Tie



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