Please read the notice on our homepage about the 2020 show. This information on this page may be modified before quilt entry begins in 2021.

We look forward to showing your quilts and we value you as a quilter. It is our privilege to honor you by offering non-judged and judged categories. It is fine to enter your quilt at any level of skill. The beauty of your work is worth sharing! Judging your quilt includes a feedback sheet that will be sent home with your quilt. This feedback can become a catalyst for improvement in your future quilts. 

We will award cash prizes for judged categories.

  • Judged and non-judged categories

  • Anyone may enter items into EQS. 

  • All persons entering are limited to 4 quilts in the general categories. May also enter 2 in the variety categories and 2 into the Show Challenge.

  • A 4" hanging sleeve must be sewn to the back of the quilt, no pins please. See instructions if needed.

  • A digital photo is requested for identification purposes, (not jurying). If quilt is unfinished, send photo of a portion of the quilt.

  • EQS reserves the right to refuse any entry and/or close entry when capacity is reached.

  • Entry fees:  
    Public entries: $15 per quilt
    Sponsoring guild member: $5 each for first 2 quilts, $10 each for next 2 quilts
    Show Challenge: $10 per quilt (rules here)
    Youth entries free (under 18 by show dates). (Ribbon awards only in youth category.)

  • Drop off your quilts on Saturday, April 20th from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Pick up at the same location on Saturday, May 9th 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Locations around Snohomish County are listed in the entry form, mailed entries accepted with return shipping label prepaid and included with entry.

  • Judged entries will receive judge's comments a few weeks after the show closes.

  • Items previously entered in an EQS show may not be entered unless by invitation.

  • One entry form per item. Please do not use all capitals, what you enter on the form will be used on the display stories.

  • The opportunity to go back and edit your entry or to enter another quilt is at the end of the form.

  • Confirmation email will be sent to you which will also have a link to go back to edit your entry if necessary. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us through the help button below.

  • There will be a link at the end of the form for payment. Please add up your total and pay through the link. Contact info in form if you need to pay by check.

The Everett Quilt Show will do everything possible to take good care of your quilt.  Please consider insuring your quilt if it is valuable (call your agent about a rider on your home policy).

The Everett Quilt Show & Edward D. Hansen Conference Center cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.


"I took the scary leap to let them judge my quilt and the experience was well worth it."

Carol W, Seattle


  • Applique (Totally or predominately appliqued - 75% of quilt needs to be applique.)

  • Art Quilt/Pictorial (Any technique depicting an identifiable scene, person, object, animal etc. or abstract)

  • Small Pieced (Totally pieced by one person, perimeter 0" to 192")

  • Medium Pieced (Totally pieced by one person, perimeter 192.1" to 280")

  • Large Pieced (Totally pieced by one person, perimeter over 280.1")

  • Group (Made by two or more persons Include group members names in your "Quilt Story")

  • Mixed Technique (Combination of more than one technique ie. pieced, applique and/or embroidery etc.)

  • Modern Style (may include improv piecing, bold color, minimalism, high contrast, graphics, expansive negative space, etc)

  • Kits/Block of Month (pattern and fabric purchased as a kit - any style, any size)

  • Whole Cloth (Top is a solid piece of fabric without any piecing)

  • Theme Challenge (24" x 24" - "It's Raining Quilts") - DOES NOT COUNT AGAINST THE LIMIT OF 4 ENTRIES

  • Wearable (Describe: Vest, jacket, scarf, hat etc)

  • Variety 3-D (Describe: pillow, vase, book cover, etc)

  • Variety Flat (Table runner, pot holders, coasters, etc.)

  • Invitation Only (previous approval)

  • Youth (under 18 by show date 2019)