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.