Decatur Public Library

504 Cherry Street
Decatur, Al 35601

Currently Open

 Annual Quilt Show

Decatur Public Library’s annual Quilt Show displays quilts created by local artisans. The show accepts either old and new quilts, hand or machine stitched.  You may submit a quilt you’ve created or one that you own.

Space is limited for our Quilt Shows, so quilts are accepted for display on a first come, first served basis when submissions are open.  Each Quilt Show has two types of awards:

Viewers’ Choice Awards

The public can vote for their favorite quilt throughout the course of the show.  Ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners.

Pictorial Quilt Awards

The Pictorial Quilt Prizes are awarded in memory of Reta Ridling and is courtesy of the Ridling family.  The winners are decided by a judge and are not voted on by the public.

To qualify for the pictorial awards, a quilt must feature figurative or representational pieces depicting a scene or subject, having the look of a photograph or painting.

Must have 3 layers (quilt top, layer of filling and a backing) that are quilted together.

          • 1st place – $150
          • 2nd place – $100
          • 3rd – $50

DPL & the Ridling family reserve the right NOT to award prizes if there are not eough qualifying entries.

If you need more information or have questions, contact the Marketing & Outreach office at 256-340-5780 to speak with Rhonda or Stephanie.

2022 Quilt Winners

Thank you to EVERYONE who shared their beautiful quilts with us.