New Quilts of Northern California

About New Quilts of Northern California

Every year NCQC sponsors the New Quilts of Northern California display at the Pacific International Quilt Festival  (PIQF) in Santa Clara.   Exhibit entries are limited to residents of Northern California only.  "Northern California" is defined as  Monterey, Kings, Tulare and Inyo Counties up to the Oregon/NV borders.

Quilts entered in this exhibit may also be entered in PIQF quilt contest for judging, but a separate entry form for PIQF is required. It can be found online at: or obtained by writing to: Mancuso Show Management, PO Box 667, New Hope, PA 18938

This exhibit will be juried to a maximum of 70 quilts. Medium-sized quilts show the best. Quilts longer than 90 inches will hit the floor. We would like quilts that are new and have not been widely shown – your latest work!  No Kit Quilts will be accepted. 


Entry requirements:

  • Entry Fee of $10 entitles you to a maximum of two (2) quilt entries; however only one quilt per quilter will be selected. Make checks payable to Northern California Quilt Council (or NCQC).
  • Entries must have been finished in 2019 or 2020 and be in excellent condition.
  • Entry forms available for download below and must be postmarked by Monday, August 6.
  • Entries must include a stamped, self-addressed business-sized envelope.
  • 4”x 6” (only) color pictures of both the full quilt and a detail (close-up) with the following information on the back of the photo:  title of quilt, dimensions (width x height in inches), and your name.
  • The entry form must be enclosed and filled out completely.
  • Questions can be answered by sending an e-mail to:

Due to the high volume of entries, those missing any of the above will be eliminated from consideration.

We will also award prizes for Visual Impact:

1st   $100.00       /       2nd $50.00      /      3rd   $25.00   


Important Dates:

Pacific International Quilt Festival is

Thursday, October 15 - Sunday, October 18, 2020

 August 6, 2020

Entry form, pictures, self-addressed stamped envelope and entry fee must be received or postmarked no later than Monday, August 6, 2020. Photographs will not be returned for any entries.

September 10, 2020

Notification letters will be mailed by this date.   Accepted entries will receive instructions for quilt shipment.

October 5 - 10, 2020

Accepted quilts must be received by New Quilts of Northern California for exhibition. Quilts may not arrive before October 5 nor later than October 10.

October 15-18, 2020

New Quilts Exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Festival at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Tuesday October 20, 2020

Quilts will be shipped/returned to participants.

The entry form can be downloaded below (under the pictures), as can a copy of the guidelines and entry requirements.


2020 New Quilts Information (pdf)


2020 New Quilts Entry - fillable (pdf)


Contact Us

Use this form to contact the New Quilts of Northern California coordinator.