Our 2014 contest theme was Inspired By…  What’s your inspiration?

Our inspiration is the vast history of quiltmaking, which runs right up through today. Our mission is to document, preserve and share the stories of (all) quilts and (all) quiltmakers. We encourage everyone who makes quilts to enter our annual contest regardless of their style (traditional, modern, art) or technique (longarm, hand quilting, applique, pieced…) — all are welcomed and valued!

In 2014 we gave you simple instructions:  Pick a quilt. Find your inspiration. Make your own.

We asked you to pick an inspiration quilt from The Quilt Index or the Quilters’ S.O.S. — Save Our Stroies (Q.S.O.S.) projects. Browse and explore the projects to find your own inspiration quilt. Find something(s) about the inspiration quilt that inspires you, like color, line, texture, subject matter, or anything. Finally, make your own quilt–work your magic–all techniques, materials, and styles are welcome, but no replicas or copies are allowed.

See the 2014 Quilt Alliance contest quilts on the Quilt Index.