Mother's Day Photo Contest Winners

The Quiltfolk Mother’s Day Photo Contest  was by far the biggest photo contest we’ve had to date, with over 600 submissions in less than two weeks.

When we launched the contest, I was hoping to receive at least 12 submissions (the same number of winners), but I was not prepared for the hundreds of incredibly personal, emotional, and impactful photos that you have since shared.

Our team has been captivated by the entries, and they have been a profound reminder of precisely why Quiltfolk began: to tell the stories behind the stitches. To connect, share, celebrate, and find community in its truest sense.

Selecting only 12 winners was extremely difficult. Below, you will find photos that we felt truly captured the spirit of Mother’s Day and the incredible power of quilts to transmit love to those we care about.

We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we did. And thank you again to everyone who participated in the contest!


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Five generations of tradition passed down: hand-quilting, teaching skills, building legacy, making memories priceless.


Summer sleepover quilting can be “sew” fun with my grandniece, Susie.


I was Crazy-Quilting and teaching my five-year-old niece Qwen to embroider her “quilt” too. I don’t know who was happier, her or me!


While they were growing up, my favorite place to play was in my sewing room. Both granddaughters are now prize-winning quilters.


Made in one week! Three generations of quilters with a queen-size quilt made during a vacation at Grammy and Pop Pop’s in Drums, PA.


My grandson, Alex, controlling the power of sewing! He loves to help and especially loves the speed-control button: fast, slow, fast, we buzzed!


Mom taught me how to sew. Quilting helped me survive domestic violence. My folks are here for me and I wrap them in gratitude the best way I know how.


Windows, a wedding gift to my grandson. The hundreds of windows symbolize each of our unique points of view, the color wheel, endless variety.

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I learned how to sew the same exact way my daughter is learning how to sew from me – with my mother’s direct guidance and patience.


A new quilt for a new school yearan annual tradition I created. This was for the first day of first grade.


We lined the patio fence in honor of my mother with 41 personalized quilts made by her loving hands. Happy 80th birthday, Mom. We love you so much!


My precious mother surrounded by her seven daughters and one daughter-in-law. As we grew up, mother surrounded us not only with love but with lots of fabric.

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