The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce the
2024 Schoolhouse Quilt Show & Competition
June 21-23, 2024.

About the Show

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2024 Schoolhouse Quilt Competition & Exhibition will take place June 21-23, 2024, at the Allegany County Fairgrounds!

In 2022, we partnered with local guild, Schoolhouse Quilters, to expand their more than 3o-year running show from a members exhibition to a regional, even national program. With nearly 200 entries in our inaugural year, we've decided to do it again, increasing opportunities for vendors, giving more than $5,000 in prize money, and bringing recognized names to teach and lecture.

We invite quilters from all areas of the country to submit their very best and share this beautiful and traditional art form with others.

Our call is now open with a wide variety of categories - the deadline to enter has been extended to Friday, May 17, 2024, so get your quilts ready!

About the Allegany Arts Council

The Allegany Arts Council is a non-profit organization which serves as one of 24 county arts agencies across the state of Maryland. The Council operates a year-round professional gallery, develops arts enrichment, education and awareness programs in the community, supports local artists and arts organizations through grantmaking, and plays a vital role in revitalization and economic development through the arts. Its diverse array of exhibitions and competitions, programming, and public art work seeks to push the boundaries of how the arts can transform communities and lives.

Meet the Jurors

Stacy Koehler

Stacy Koehler has been actively involved in the quilting world for 30 years. She gained Certification in 2005. She has served as Secretary and President of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ), the successor to the previous NQA’s judging certification program.

Stacy feels privileged to see the results of so many quilters’ effort and have the opportunity to participate in so many quilters’ creative journeys. Beyond awarding ribbons, her judging goal is to make entering a quilt for judging a meaningful step in the quilting career of each entrant, that motivates them to make more quilts and deepen their involvement in the rewarding and supportive quilting community.

Linda McCuean

Linda is a professional longarm quilter, teacher, lecturer, and quilt maker. She began making quilts in 1978 as a hand quilter, began longarm quilting in 1998, and in 2004 became a Certified Quilt Judge with National Quilting Association.

Linda is highly awarded as a longarm machine quilter, giving her a unique perspective as a quilt judge. Linda believes a good judge must be knowledgeable in all aspects of quilting - traditional and contemporary - and she is constantly studying the latest techniques, striving to bring to the judging floor an extensive knowledge of design and workmanship, as well as her expertise as both a hand quilter and a longarm quilter.



Allegany County, the Mountainside of Maryland


Kim & Marion Leonard
Lee Ann Nightingale
UPMC Western Maryland


James Guy & Donna Miller
Peterson Psychological Services
Schoolhouse Quilters Guild, Inc.
Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A.


Creative Needle Quilters
Tim & Liz Finan
Ray & Renee Kiddy


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Our Team

Special thanks to our 2024 planning committee members who make shows like these possible:
Donna Miller, Co-Chair
Leola Saville, Co-Chair
Renee Kiddy
Holley Schewe
Kathy Turnbull