International Plowing Match 2015 Quilt Competition Information

The 2015 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo Quilt Competition is open to all. This is a great opportunity to showcase your quilting skills to a large and enthusiastic audience. The 18 categories offer something for every taste, technique and ability. We have changed the categories in order to suit all types of quilting. There will also be separate ribbons awarded to various quilting methods.

Photo Highlights of the IPM Autumn Splendour Quilt Show held August 14-15 at the Finch Arena.Quilt competition

About 110 competition quilts were displayed at the two-day show, as well several fibre arts demonstrations and dozens of vendors in the merchant mall. Vist the Quilting Tent at IPM 2015 for IPM competition quilts, vendors and demonstrations!

GE Viewers’ Choice - 
The Flea Market Quilt was the fan favourite at the IPM Autumn Splendor Quilt Show held this past week end at the Finch arena. The viewers’ choice award is selected by visitors at the show. Entered in a group category, the quilt was made by Darlene Rodger and quilted by Diane Carson of Zurich, Ontario. From left is Jim Brownell, Chair of the IPM 2015, Laura Price, Ontario Queen of the Furrow, and Monique Wilson, IPM Quilt Show/Committee Chair. 



Rory-Dawn Kameka of Cornwall, a participant in the youth quilting category, was the very happy winner of a new Janome sewing machine at the IPM Autumn Splendour Quilt Show this past weekend in Finch. Sponsored by Giroux Sewing Centre of Cornwall and St. Bernard’s Catholic Women’s League in Finch, all youth entries in the show were entered in the draw. Taught to sew and quilt by her two grandmothers, the grade 7 student at CCVS didn’t have her own sewing machine and is looking forward to lots of new projects. From left is St. Bernard’s Cheryl Moran with Rory in front of her turtle-themed quilt. 


Sharon Shaver of Dunbar took home several ribbons for her quilts at the IPM Autumn Splendour Quilt Show this past weekend in Finch. A member of the Upper Canada Quilt Guild, Sharon is also an employee of Upper Canada Village and was one of two village quilters demonstrating the proper care of antique and vintage quilts. This pieced Lone Star wall hanging has an IPM-inspired, hand appliquéd sunflower and was made from Civil War era reproduced fabric.




1. Quilters are permitted to enter more than one quilt in a category; however, the same quilter cannot win more than one prize per category.

2. Entries must meet all specifications described in each category including size requirements.

3. Quilts must have been completed after May 2013.

4. Quilts may be delivered in person to:

Nellie McKay
17035 County Rd 43
Monkland, ON K0C 1V0

5. Entries will be judged prior to the International Plowing Match & Rural Expo at the “Link to the Past. Look to the Future” quilt show prior to August 15 & 16, 2015. Decisions of the Judges and the Quilt committee are final.

6. It is your responsibility to give credit to the original designer of your quilt pattern based on copyright rules as well as the quilter in the 3 or more category.

7. Quilts must be pieced and quilted by exhibitor 8. We have added categories for each Quilting method.  We will be distinguishing between hand quilting, machine quilting on domestic sewing machines, free hand long arm quilting and computerized quilting on certain categories.  Please enter your quilt in the proper category.  Judges will not be responsible for changing categories to suit the quilting method.


Send one copy of the Quilt Competition Form, entry description, & a non-refundable $10.00 entry fee for each quilt—payable by cheque or money order to:

IPM 2015 Quilt Competition
Attention: Debbie Toonders
PO Box 686
Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0

Deadline for Entry Forms: April 15, 2015
Click on the Links Below for Information Sheets and Forms:

2015 Quilting Brochure

How to Make a Hanging Sleeve (Required for All Entries)

Judging, Workmanship and Construction Criteria

IPM 2015 Quilting Competition Entry Form