The Allegany Arts Council and Schoolhouse Quilters Guild, Inc., are pleased to announce the
2022 Schoolhouse Quilt Show & Competition
June 3-5, 2022.

About the Show

The Allegany Arts Council and Schoolhouse Quilters Guild completed their first-ever 2022 Schoolhouse Quilt Show & Competition which took place June 3-5, 2022, at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Maryland.

With nearly 200 entered quilts, you made this an extremely success show - thank you to our entrants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors and all who criss-crossed the region to attend!

We are currently in the process of evaluating the show and making decisions about future opportunities - bookmark this page for the latest updates as they become available!

About the Schoolhouse Quilters, Inc.

The Schoolhouse Quilters Guild was founded in November 1977 with just 27 charter members. The inaugural meeting took place at an old schoolhouse on Breakneck Hollow Farm in Flintstone, Maryland, a community nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Schoolhouse Quilters Guild founder, Jane Patterson, attended school at the one-room schoolhouse which she and her husband later bought to use as her studio.

For nearly 50 years, the Guild has met monthly to share experiences in quiltmaking, collecting and technique, and for more than 30 years, the Guild sponsored the largest quilt show in the tri-state area, attracting quilters from Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Today, the Schoolhouse Quilters Guild, Inc. includes members of two organizations: the Schoolhouse Quilters Guild and Creative Needles.

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 direct funding, 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 artists and the arts.

About the 2022 Schoolhouse Quilt Show & Competition

The 2022 Schoolhouse Quilt Show & Competition is the first time the Allegany Arts Council and Schoolhouse Quilters Guild, Inc. have partnered for the event, seeking to expand the long-running show into a nationally-ranked competition and tourist attraction. Allegany County is proud to honor quilters practicing this traditional art form and hopes to encourage a new generation of artists to learn the practice.

Meet the Jurors

Priscilla Godfrey
Certified Judge

Priscilla Godfrey hails from Philomont, VA, and is a Certified Judge through the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges. For more than forty years, she has been an active quilter, exhibiting her work both regionally and nationally.

Godfrey, who became a Certified Judge in 1986, has extensive experience jurying competitions like the Charlotte Quilt Guild Show, the West Virginia Culture & History Quilt Show, the Virginia State Fair Quilt Show, and the Pieceful Hearts Quilt Guild in August, GA. She has also served as Editor of The Certified Quilt Judges Quarterly, and as Nominating Chair of the NACQJ.

Godfrey is active in several organizations, including the Waterford Quilters Guild in Waterford, VA, and the Quilt Revival chapter in Fairfax, VA. Her wall hanging, “Atlantic Sturgeon,” which was made for the Endangered Species exhibit was showcased in Houston, TX, at the 2019 Houston Quilt Festival.

Elizabeth Pauley-Teletski
Certified Judge

Beth began quilting in 1974 and has finished over 200 quilts. She graduated from Hood College in Frederick, MD with a BS Degree in Home Economics and a minor in Education. She has lived in Groton, CT; Broomall, PA; Berwyn, PA; Huntsville, AL; Westtown, PA; Chesapeake City, MD; North East, MD, and now Chestertown, MD. She taught school at Waterford High School, Waterford, CT; Stetson Middle School, West Chester, PA; and Springton Lake Middle School in Media, PA. She taught quilting at A Patch of Country in Chadds Ford, PA.

Her articles have been published in the Journal of Home Economics and Quilters’ Newsletter Magazine. Beth has been a quilting consultant for MADU Ltd., Lucknow, India.

Her quilting lectures include: Quilting Takes Me to India, Family Traditions in Applique, What the Judges Look for, What to Look for When Buying A Quilt, and County Treasure: the story of an 1845 applique quilt found in the Cecil County Historical Society collection.

She married for the second time September 16, 2016 to a man she met in 1957. It’s a good story.





Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland
Ben Osten & Keith Broome
John Cornmesser
Livengood, DeVore & Co. Insurance
Peter Halmos
The Hon. Raymond & Brenda Morriss
Ray the Reliable Cleaners & Tailor
Sandi Saville


Ray & Renee Kiddy
Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A.
Schoolhouse Quilters Guild
Western Maryland Distributing Co., Inc.


Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A.
Creative Needles Quilters Guild
Bob & Nancy Hamilton
Edwin & Lita Havens
Martin & Gale Heavner
Al Delia & Cecilia Karas
Lady Blue Quilt Studio
Lifetime Eye Care
John & Ina Warnick


Lynelle & Michael Brant
Main Street Books
Mary Jane O'Rourke

Our Team

Special thanks to the committee of dedicated supporters who make events like this possible.
Donna Miller, Co-Chair
Leola Saville, Co-Chair
Nellie Clarke
Renee Kiddy