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 24 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 3 and 4, and will offer sandwiches, chips, drinks, and homemade cookies. Food trucks can be found outside the Expo Building with seating inside for breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday also!
What Special Exhibits are planned for 2020?
Sacred Threads is an outstanding display of quilts from around the world. This exhibit does not emphasize any particular religion or theology but conveys the spirituality, healing, and inspirational messages that transcend all people. This special exhibit can be found at the Methodist Church.
This year's Featured Guild is The Quay-Z Quilters. They are based in Quay County in eastern New Mexico. This special exhibit can be found at the Senior Citizens Center.
OQS Featured Quilter for 2020 is Wendell Tucker. He entered his first quilt in the Ogallala Quilt Festival in 2008, won a third place ribbon and was hooked. Wendell's quilts will be on display at the Methodist Church.
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.