Professional jury

From October 16th 2020, when registrations for the competition are closed, the professional jury will start its work. These are all people who in their daily work deal with different facets of quilting. First the professional jury will assess all entries (digitally) with a grade from 0 to 10. This way the 25 nominees per category are established.

After receiving the quilts, the professional jury will assemble before December 15th and assess these 50 nominated works to determine the 20 finalists and top 3 per category plus the overall winner. There is a winner per category, an overall winner and winner of the Audience Award. The winners of Quilt of the year 2020 will be announced before the end of the year.

Dirkje van der Horst-Beetsma

'Textile fascinates me in all its forms; working with textiles is for me a way of expressing myself. Textiles are warm, textiles live. It started long ago...'

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Frieda Sorber

Frieda Sorber learned knitting from her grandfather when she was five, sewing and embroidery from her mother at the same age, and became self-taught in many other textile techniques by visiting museums, reading books and visiting textile makers in many countries...

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Inge Schoonderwoerd

'Since 1986 I have been involved in patchwork and quilting, at the time as a hobby alongside my full-time job as an executive secretary. When my husband started his own company in 2007, I started to work alongside him and I got more time for my hobby...'

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SAQA exhibition and auction

This is your chance to own beautiful and unique art quilts made by SAQA artists around the world.

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Social Media

Quilt of the Year also has a Facebook page and an Instagram account. Follow us to see the latest updates.

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Sales exhibition at the ADAF 2021

Participants of Quilt of the Year 2020 can enter their work for a special and separate sales exhibition within the Annual Dutch Art Fair edition of 2021 (

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