The 2022 International Contest

Every year, the European Patchwork Meeting organizes its own International Contest, open to all patchwork makers all over the world.

In 2022, the organization wishes to appeal to the imagination of the artists, with the theme “Once upon a thread”.

Tell us the stories of your childhood!

Highly colorful and full of twists and turns, dive back into these tales that have marked you.

Take a fresh look at these textile stories and find the heroes, monsters, nightmares and dreams buried in your memory or your imagination.

Threads, materials, textures and colors will inspire you to express these scenes and characters from world famous books or family legends.

It’s up to you to find the thread of this textile story to come!

– Application opens: November 1st 2021
– Registration fee per file: €25
– Quilt size: 80*120 cm (width x height)

After the collection of all the candidates’ works via the EPM’s website, a jury will meet to select about thirty quilts among the applications.

This selection then premieres during the corresponding edition in September.

On this occasion, specific prizes are awarded by the jury: our grand prize, a check worth 3 000€ and many prizes from our sponsors, for a total value of over 7 000€.


Grand Prize of the European Patchwork Meeting:
Jungeun Tark – Tea-bowl

Bernina Prize:
Natalia Lashko – Dear mommy, tell me a fairytale about my beloved country Ukraine

The Grace Company Prize:
Isabel Muñoz – Bruja Piruja

Editions de Saxe Prize:
Esther Tronchoni & Peter Hayward – Once Upon a Time

France Patchwork Prize:
Kyung-A Kim – Shadow play

Quiltmania prize:
Mattea Jurin – Big girls don’t cry

Aurifil prize:
Silvia Rohden – The legend of Iguazú falls

Profi Patchwork Prize:
Sandrine Ostermann – Le château endormi