How are the quilts judged?
Each year, a certified quilt judge is brought in to review and judge each quilt. The quilt labels are covered and the only identifier is an entry number. First, second, third and honorable mention are awarded in each of 23 different categories. That's a lot of ribbons! If you have never entered a quilt in OQS, consider it. It is a great way to learn and grow as a quilter - and win a ribbon!
Can I take pictures of the quilts at the quilt show?
Yes! There will be also be a CD for sale which will have pictures AND information of all of the quilts and wearable entered in the show. They are only $10 each.
If you share your own photos online, we ask that you credit the quilt makers in your post!
If you like something in a vendor booth, please ask the vendor for permission before photographing. In special exhibit areas, check for signage to see whether photography restrictions are in place.
Can I leave and re-enter the Festival the same day?
Yes, admission is $5.00, free to OQS members and is good for all exhibits. Make sure you get your hand stamped at the main entrance for same-day re-entry.
Are there any food concessions available?
The Senior Citizens concession stand will be open Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, and will offer sandwiches, chips, drinks, and homemade cookies. New in 2019 - food trucks and seating will be available inside the Expo Building for breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday also!
What Special Exhibits are planned for 2019?
The Hoffman Challenge is an outstanding display of quilts from around the world. This special exhibit can be found at the Methodist Church. This is the last year of the Hoffman Challenge, so next year, our Festival will have a different exhibit.
This year's Featured Guild is The Golden Spread Quilters, based in Canyon, Texas. They are part of Randall County Extension Service. This special exhibit can be found at the Senior Citizens Center.
OQS Featured Quilter for 2019 is Darlene Collins. She has been called the Mother of Ogallala as a volunteer who helped organize Ogallala Quilter's Society. Darlene's projects will be on display at the Methodist Church.
For the 2019 OGS Festival, we will have a display of Quilts of Valor made by area quilters for donation to area veterans. This display will be in the sanctuary of the Methodist Church and in the Expo Building.
What is the largest size quilt you will accept as an entry?
Quilts over 96” wide will be accepted based on available space. Because of the limited space of the venue AND limitations of the frames used to hang quilts for the show, entries with quilts of 96" wide MAY be rejected. You will be contacted if your quilt cannot be hung