Judge’s Choice, Win Cash Prizes – 1st Place $250; 2nd Place $150; 3rd Place $75
Peoples’ Choice – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place ribbons


Anything you want it to be, but must depict at least one artichoke on the front. Quilts can be viewed both Saturday & Sunday in the Salinas Room at the south end of the Fairgrounds.


Contestants must use “some” of the provided fabric and can add as many other fabrics as you like, as well as any embellishments.


Each quilt must be 20” x 20”, have 3 layers and a 4″ sleeve. Quilts should be labeled on the back with your name, the quilts name, and “2021 Artichoke Festival Quilt Challenge”.

Quilts must be received by July 17, 2021 at The Artichoke Festival Office, 11402 Merritt St., Castroville, CA 95012.
All quilts will be displayed at the Artichoke Festival, July 24-25, 2021.
To enter, mail a completed entry form with $5.00 per fabric package requested to Artichoke Festival Quilt Challenge: 11402 Merritt Street, Castroville, CA 95012 and we will mail out the rules and fabric.
Good Luck!

Download an Entry Form 

Congratulations to the 2019 quilt challenge winners!

First Judged Second Peoples Choice Alexandra

1st – Alexandra Tsubota

Torrance, CA

Second Judged Christine Beach

2nd – Christine Beach

Pacific Grove, CA

Third Judged Karen Foster

3rd – Karen Foster

Capitola, CA

2019 People’s choice winners!

First Peoples Choice Carolyn Powell

1st – Carolyn Powell

King City, CA

First Judged Second Peoples Choice Alexandra

2nd – Alexandra Tsubota

Torrance, CA

Third Peoples Choice Linda Scherer

3rd – Linda Scherer

Prunedale, CA