Quilt Contest

Entry is open to quilters residing in the following Texas counties: Anderson, Angelina, Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bosque, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Colorado, Comanche, Coryell, DeWitt, Falls, Fayette, Fort Bend, Freestone, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Gregg, Grimes, Hamilton, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Live Oak, Madison, Matagorda, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Panola, Polk, Refugio, Robertson, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Shelby, Smith, Trinity, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton and Williamson counties.


Divisions

There are 2 divisions in the quilt contest, each with five categories:

Machine Quilting

  • appliqué,
  • piecework,
  • pictorial (theme quilt),
  • wall hanging (minimum size is 18” x 18”; maximum size is 60” x 60”), and
  • mixed technique (which includes any technique not covered in other specific categories).

Hand Quilting

  • appliqué,
  • piecework,
  • pictorial (theme quilt),
  • wall hanging (minimum size is 18” x 18”; maximum size is 60” x 60”), and
  • mixed technique (which includes any technique not covered in other specific categories).

Timeline

Nov. 2 Call for entry opens, online entry only
Dec. 15 Entry deadline
Dec. 16 – 17 Jurying
Dec. 18 Entry notifications made, along with shipping & return instructions for accepted quilts.
Jan. 15 Pieces accepted must be received in Rodeo offices by this date. Advise tracking method as questions regarding receipt of quilt will not be acknowledged.
Jan. 16 Judging
March 1 Result announced on website
March 2-21 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™
April 1 – April 5 All quilts will be return shipped or available for pick-up

Contact

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™
P.O. Box 20070
Houston, Texas 77225