Master Craftsman: Quilting


On our Master Craftsman: Quilting program participants will show their expertise in various techniques of handwork in piecing and quilting. Piecing includes appliqué, straight and curved stitching, points, cording and/or stuffing in the progressive six steps. There are two steps with specific projects and the other steps are of the participant’s choice. All steps must be of exhibit quality and Step 6, an original design, must be of masterpiece quality.

SKU: MCQUILT Category:


Step 1: A traditional pattern is enlarged to a 17 inch block and a specified portion is quilted.

Step 2: Construction of a quilted work, designed to hang and view upright. Reverse or shadow appliqué and specific curves are incorporated.

Step 3: A functional work, other than a quilt, including cording and stuffing with specialty techniques such as strip piecing, crazy quilting, etc.

Step 4: Curved piecing and two or more of the provided geometric shapes, with borders and edge finishings.

Step 5: A mariner’s compass with a minimum of three points.

Step 6: A completed small quilt with an original design, constructed with some or all of the techniques in the program and demonstrating Master Craftsman ability.

Judging: April and October

Judging Criteria: Pattern drafting, color, design, fabric selection, piecing, appliqué, quilting techniques, and finishing. The techniques in this program are to be executed primarily by hand, not machine.

Contact: Master Craftsman Quilting Chair

Click here to see requirements for Step 1 and pictures of completed pieces

After enrollment, a program packet is sent by email from the program chair. Please allow a week for your registration to be processed.

*Master Craftsman Program fees are non-refundable