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Quilt Show

Quilts by the Bay
2020 Show Cancelled
See you in 2021

Chautauqua Hall
176 16th Street (at Central Avenue)
Pacific Grove, CA
3-Day Ticket $8.00
Children under 18 are free with a parent
Free street parking

Exterior Chautauqua Hall, Pacific GrovePhotograph courtesy of Cedar Street Times

New Banners generously donated to PGMany thanks to our anonymous friend for the new banners promoting the guild's annual quilt show. We LOVE them!

Interior View of Chautaugua Hall with Quilts

The show runs in conjunction with Pacific Grove's Good Old Days festivities along Lighthouse Avenue.


Usually more than 200 quilts on display ranging from traditional to modern to art and annual challenge quilts. The show also features a Mini Quilt Raffle where you may win one of the beautiful, small-scale quilts made and generously donated by members. You may also purchase tickets for the annual Raffle Quilt which is a large fundraiser for the causes of the guild. Drawings for the Mini Quilts and the Raffle Quilt are held Sunday afternoon. Always a favorite, the Garage Sale promises gently used sewing and quilting supplies plus a vast array of fabric.

See below for quilt show information and forms. 

Linda Garofalo wins best of show

Above: Linda Garofalo won “Best of Show 2019”. Right: Carole Olsen won Judge's Choice for her Zoe, the Blue Zebra.

Carole Olsen wins Judges Choice

For a complete list of ribbon winners who requested that their quilts be judged, click here.


G2019 Ribbon Winners

Mini Quilt RaffleSmall Quilts Raffled



For media questions, contact: Maia Liddle, Publicity, email

2018 garnered lots of super publicity for our show. Many thanks to the local media that supports us. Check these links:


MPQG Business

2020 Quilt Show Forms

Quilt Entry
Judging Application
Quilt Categories Revised for 2020

  1. Entries will be due no later than February 3, 2020, at the Guild meeting that evening. They can be mailed prior to that date, but must be mailed in time to be received BY THAT DAY.
  2. You may enter as many as five quilts to be shown, PLUS any Challenge Quilts.
  3. If you wish a quilt to be judged, there is a judging fee of $8.00 per quilt. You may enter to be judged as many as three quilts, INCLUDING challenge quilts, from among the total number of quilts you’ve entered to be shown. Each quilt to be judged must have been completed within the past three years (since January 1, 2017)
  4. The Judging Application will need to be accompanied by a glossy 4”x6” photo of the quilt and a check or cash for the amount due as the judging fee(s). The Maker MUST be a member of MPQG as of 2/3/2020.
  5. The categories have not been changed from last year and are as follows: a. Traditional Quilts (large and small), hand-quilted b. Traditional Quilts (large and small), machine-quilted c. Top by One, Quilted by Another (large and small) d. Special Quilt Techniques (large and small) e. Group Quilts (any size) f. Kit Quilts (any size) g. Modern Quilts (large and small) h. Art Quilts (large and small)
  6. Art quilts must be based on a COMPLETELY ORIGINAL design and intended to be hung as a work of art.
  7. If you wish to sell your quilt you must submit with the entry form WRITTEN PERMISSION from the pattern maker. Your quilt will not be accepted for sale if you do not have written permission.
  8. Judged Quilt Awards: Ribbons can be given in each category, and an overall Best of Show award will be chosen from the first place winners.
  9. Viewer's Choice Awards: During the show, attendees can vote for their favorite quilt. Viewer's Choice awards are given at the May guild meeting.

Chautauqua Hall Layout - Diagrams (.pdf)

Chautauqua Hall Site Plan in quarter inch scale
Chautauqua Hall north and south side walls
Chautauqua Hall east and west side walls


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Guidelines for Documenting Your Quilts

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Past Ribbon Winners


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