Each year, the Quilt Alliance holds a contest centered on a theme, and you, our very creative friends, submit quilts on that theme. We exhibit the quilts around the country, our members and a panel of judges select their favorites, and then we auction the quilts off to the highest bidder, raising much needed funds to support our projects.

In 2015, we asked you to create quilts celebrating your friends from the animal world. And you came through in a big way. This menagerie of cats, dragons, monkeys, insects, birds, and more demonstrates your passion for all the creatures of the world. Thank you for participating!

All of the “Animals We Love” contest quilts were donated by their makers. After a national exhibition tour that begins at the Utah headquarters of Handi Quilter, Inc, and includes stops at American Quilter’s Society and Original Sewing & Quilt Expo shows, the quilts will be sold via an online auction in November 2015. The auction is one of the Alliance’s most important annual fundraisers and provides crucial funds that support the operation of projects like Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories and Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! Individual quilts will be assigned auction periods in October and instructions on bidding will be posted here.

View all of the Animals We Love quilts on the Quilt Index.