Date and location: April 2-5, 2014; classes begin March 31, 2014
Century II Convention Center, Bob Brown Expo Hall, 225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, Kan. (MAP)
Description: Presented by the International Machine Quilters Association, Inc. The theme for this year is "Up, Up & Away." Activities include classes, quilt exhibits, vendor mall, and a "Shopping Frenzy." Classes begin on Monday, March 31st and continue through Saturday. We have a record number of hands-on classes but register early as they fill up very quickly.
Our online registration process gives you an immediate confirmation of your classes as well as an automated wait list if your class selection is closed. Adding classes will be a breeze with your online confirmation code. IMQA members can register one month prior to the general public. Join now to enjoy one of the many benefits of membership. Hours: Exhibits and Vendor Mall Open Wednesday 3-7 PM; Thursday and Friday 9 AM - 6 PM Saturday 9 AM - 3 PM. General Admission $10 per day or $25 for a multi-day pass. For more details, visit http://www.mqsshow.org.
Date and location: March 14, 2014, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and March 15, 2014 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mount Mary University, 2900 N Menomonee River Pkwy, Milwaukee, Wisc. (MAP)
Description: Sponsored by West Suburban Quilters' Quild, this show is one of the largest in southeastern Wisconsin and will include over 200 traditional and contemporary quits, vendors, quilt appraisals, a bed turning, gift boutique, demos and a great raffle -- a beautiful Guild-made quilt as well as a Bernina sewing machine donated by Bigsby's Sewing Center. Admission is $5. Info at www.wsqg.net.
Date and location: March 14-15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and March 16, 2014, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kerr-Scott Building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, N.C. (Map)
Description: The Capital Quilters Guild and Carolina Longarm Association have joined together to sponsor the Vintage View Quilt Show. Come see more than 300 quilts and our 40 fabulous vendors. More information can be found at www.capitalquilters.org
Date and location: March 15, 2014, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wayne High School, 9100 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, Ind. (MAP)
Description: Beth Ferrier of Applewood Farm Quilts will offer a "heaping hour"-long talk, featuring many quilts and a trunk show. Other features include vendors, display of quilts, appraisals, show and tell, door prizes, ugly fabric swap and block exchange, sharpening of scissors. Pre-registration: $20; walk-ins: $15 For more info: www.appleseedquiltersguild.com
Date and location: March 22-23, 2014
Welwyn Civic Centre, Prospect Place, Old Welwyn, Herts AL6 9ER UK
Description: If you're going to be in the United Kingdom next March, we should love to see you at Mimram Quilters 30th Anniversary exhibition. We are holding an open competition too for an A4 Journal Quilt on the theme of War to commemorate the start of WWI. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org and request a form.
Date and location: Mar. 22-23, 2014 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Manchester Memorial High School, 1 Crusader Way, Manchester, N.H. (MAP)
Description: Presented by the Amoskeag Quilters' Guild. Along with the quilt exhibit featuring the impressive handiwork of our members, our show includes vendors, raffle prizes to support the New England Quilt Museum, a sewing machine raffle, various technique demonstrations, and refreshments. The winning ticket for our raffle quilt (with all proceeds benefiting Webster House - a temporary home away from home for some of New Hampshire's youth) will be drawn on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Multi-day admission is $6.00 - under 12 free. The venue is accessible with plentiful parking. www.amoskeagqg.org
Date and location: March 22-23, 2014; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, Calif. (MAP)
Description: Over 200 member quilts and garments; special exhibit by the Mendocino Quilt Artists. 2-day admission: $12, under age 12 free. For more information, visit www.ebhq.org/quilt-shows/vic2014.
Date and location: Friday, March 28, 2014 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mesa Convention Center, 201 North Center St., Mesa, Ariz. (MAP)
Description: Hundreds of quilts, lectures, vendor mall, quilt appraisals available. Special guest lecturers: Jane Hall and Angela Walters. Sew-a-Thon to benefit the Child Crisis Center. Sit a bit and make a difference! Daily Admission: General public - $10; AQG Members - $5; no charge for children under 12. Free parking.
Date and location: March 28-29, 2014; Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Shirk Center, 302 East Emerson Street, Bloomington, Ill. (MAP)
Description: This is an annual show that features over 200 quilts, viewers' choice balloting, special exhibits, lots of vendors, quilting product demonstrations, and a quilters' boutique. Cheryl Adam, author of the book Off-Center Patchwork will be the featured quilt artist. The show will include a drawing for the winner of our raffle quilt, "Spring Clover." For additional information about Quilt Spectrum and the Hands All Around Quilt Guild visit http://haaqg.tripod.com
Date and location: March 28, 2014 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and March 29, 2014 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Needham Masonic Lodge, 101 Highland Ave., Needham, Mass. (MAP)
Description: Raffle Quilt (tickets at the door), Vendors (Quilt Shops and more) Boutique (Member's items for sale) Viewer's Choice (Vote for your favorite quilts) For children, we have a fun "Quilt Hunt" activity. Admission: $7.00 (children 12 and under free) For more information: www.quinobequin.org
Date and location: March 29 & 30, 2014, 10 am - 4pm
Fischer Farm, 16W680 Old Grand Ave., Bensenville, Ill. (MAP)
Description: Quilts will be on display, many of which are antique. There will be a wide variety of items on sale including books, patterns, fabric, blocks and quilts. Great door prizes will be awarded! There will be two baby-sized Sun Bonnet Sue Around-the-World opportunity quilts. Tickets for a chance to win one of these opportunity quilts can be purchased at Fischer Farm and at Deer Grove Leisure Center during regular facility hours. Sherry Branson, A.Q.S. Certified Appraiser, will be at Fischer Farm both Saturday and Sunday. Make sure to make an appointment with Sherry at (815)713-1963. For more information about this year's quilts show please call (630)834-3152.
Date and location: March 29-30, 2014. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Golden Palace, 2625 West Vassar Ave., Fresno, Calif. (MAP)
Description: Presented by the San Joaquin Valley Quilters' Guild. More than 200 quilts by local quilters, silent auction, door prizes, country store, demos, food, and vendors. For more information, visit http://sanjoaquinvalleyquilters.org
Date and location: March 29, 2014, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Mar. 30, noon-4 p.m.
Description: Quilt show presented by End of the Trail Quilt Guild. Merchant Mall, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Lunch Available, Quilt Appraiser (by appt, Sunday only) For more information, contact Tammy Maher, 785-479-2332.
Date and location: Friday, April 4, 2014, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, 301 Warren Barrett Drive, Hannibal, Mo. (MAP)
Description: Hannibal Piecemakers Quilt Guild is having their 3rd biennial quilt show featuring more than 200 judged and non-judged quilts, appraisals, boutique, vendors, Quiltmaker's Academy (free presentations), trunk show, door prizes, opportunity quilts and lunch. For more information, check out our website hannibalpiecemakers.weebly.com, or like hannibal piecemakers quilt guild on Facebook.
Date and location: Friday, April 4, 2014 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, 301 Warren Barrett Dr, Hannibal, Mo. (MAP)
Description: Featuring over 200 quilts, appraisals, boutique, vendors, Quiltmaker's Academy (free demos), trunk show, door prizes, opportunity quilts, lunch. Admission $5. Contact Jackie Williams for more info at 217-248-0038
Date and location: Thursday, April 10 - 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, April 11 - 10 a.m.-6 p.m., April 12 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Center of NH/Radisson Hotel, Manchester, New Hampshire (MAP)
Description: Classes begin April 9th, Public quilt show April 10-12. $12 Admission, good for all show days. MQX Quilt Festival is a quilt show and conference for all quilt lovers. Over 130 classes in handwork, design, drawing, all types of machine quilting (from longarm to home sewing machine), piecing and business. Want to try a machine, take a hands on-class with Gammill, HandiQuilter, Innova, Janome or Bernina machines. Over 300 competition and special exhibit quilts and 70 vendors for your viewing and shopping enjoyment. Friday night dinner with special guest, Mark Lipinski. No membership required to be part of the MQX Experience. For more info, visit http://www.mqxshow.com/MQX/East/Home/index.cfm
Date and location: April 11, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and April 12, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3700 E 50th St. Texarkana, Ark. (MAP)
Description: We have a judged show, 180 or more quilts, cash awards, door prizes, a raffle quilt, A Singer Featherweight sewing machine raffle, demonstrations, vendors, special drawings. Lots of pictures and information on our web-site at www.miller-bowiequiltshow.info
Date and location: April 18 - 19, 2014
Student Union/Gymnasium of Isothermal Community College at 286 ICC Loop Road (off Route 74 Alt) in Spindale, North Carolina (MAP)
Description: The Rutherford Quilt Guild's biennial quilt show\ will feature quilts made by guild members in a number of categories: bed quilts, large and small wall hangings, quilted wearables and miniature quilts. The quilters use both traditional and modern techniques, including hand-piecing and quilting, machine piecing and quilting, hand and machine appliqué. The guild members will also have a display of their quilted interpretations of two guild challenges: "Springtime in the Carolinas" and "3-Dimensions." The guild's Raffle Quilt "Springtime" will be displayed and tickets sold before the drawing at 4 pm on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The show will include over 12 vendors. The proceeds from the quilt show and raffle quilt are used to support our guild's community efforts as a 501c(3) charity. For 2013 the guild made and donated quilts to veterans under hospice care, Carolina House Memory Care Unit, the Rutherford Cancer Center, and to Home of the Brave, a charity that distributes quilts to the families of deceased soldiers.
Date and location: April 24, 2014, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., April 25, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and April 26th, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Kalona Community Center, 6th St, Kalona, Iowa (MAP)
Description: More than 300 new and antique hand-made quilts on display and for sale. Sponsored by the Woodin Wheel and Kalona Antique Company. For info call 319-656-2240 or email email@example.com Visit the Kalona Quilt and Textile Museum just one block east!
Date and location: Friday, April 25, 2014, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Huntingdon Community Center, 310 5th Street, Huntingdon, Pa. (MAP)
Description: The 23rd Annual Huntingdon County Quilt Show is sponsored by the Redbud Quilt Guild of Huntingdon County. Quilt registration date is Thursday April 24, 9 am to Noon. Registration forms are available on the Guild's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RedbudQuiltGuild and at the Community center when you register. There will be displays by experienced quilters Gladys Forston and George and Beverly Fitzgerald, handmade crafts, the Guild challenge, quilting demonstrations, and door prizes. Area Fiber Arts Groups have been invited to set up displays. This event coincides with the Huntingdon MayFest activities. Admission is $1.00 donation. For more information call 814-542-2017, 814-643-5756, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and location: Friday, April 25, 2014, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Miamisburg First Church of God, 446 N. Heincke, Miamisburg, Ohio (MAP)
Description: More than 100 new and heirloom quilts will be on display with vendors, guild craft booth, lunch, and technique demos, and door prizes. $5.00 admission at the door only and raffles tickets 6 for $5.00 for a chance to win one of two quilts available for raffle.
Date and location: Saturday, April 26, 10-7 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11-4 p.m.
Thompson Falls High School Gym 601 Golf St. (Watch for signs off Hwy 200) Thompson Falls, Mont. (MAP)
Description: Presented by the Flat-Iron Quilting Guild. View over 200 Quilts. Shop our Boutique and Vendor booths, watch demonstrations, enjoy complimentary refreshments in our Tea Room.*Kid's Workshops, Raffle Quilt winner's name will be drawn on April 27th, 2014 at 3:45 pm (Need not be present to win.)Admission: $3.00 Adults, under age 12 free. For more information, visit the Guild's Facebook page.
Date and location: Saturday, April 26, 2014 10am to 5pm and Sunday, April 27, and Sunday, April 27, noon to 5pm
Hagerstown Community College, ARCC, Hagerstown, Maryland (MAP)
Description: The county's largest quilt show is presented by Friendship Quilters' Guild and Buchanan Trail Quiltmakers. Come see our beautiful quilts, shop in the Merchant Mall, win a door prize. Proceeds from the show to benefit The Lady Hawks Scholarship Fund. Admission: $5.00; children under 12 free. More info go to www.fqgmd.org or www.facebook.com/buchanantrailquiltmakers.
Date and location: April 26, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Crowne Plaza, 1284 Strongtown Rd, Southbury, Conn. (MAP)
Description: Sponsored by the Connecticut Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Approximately 200 quilts judged or displayed. Vendor mall and guild boutique. Raffle quilt (Batik Beauty). Daily demonstrations. Quilt appraisals. Admission: $10 - 1 day, $15 - 2 days; $2/ person group discounts. Website: www.ctpiecemakers.org
Date and location: April 26, 2014, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and April 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
North Kingstown High School, 150 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown, R.I. (MAP)
Description: Every other year the Narragansett Bay Quilters' Association (NBQA) hosts a large quilt show. This great Rhode Island event, the TOUCHING STARS Quilt Show features over 300 member quilts, includes a lecture/presentation, raffles, quilting demonstrations, vendors, children's activities, on site food service and more. Proceeds from the show support the non-profit mission of the NBQA. Visit their website for more info.
Date and location: May 3 and 4, 2014
Grass Valley, Calif. (MAP)
Description: Our 30th Anniversary Show, "Springtime in the Pines," features three buildings of quilts and multi-media textile art, vendors, country store, silent auction, raffle baskets, special exhibits, door prizes & live music. Our featured artist is award-winning Lynda Lasich. For more info, visit www.pinetreequiltguild.com.
Date and location: May 9, 2014, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., May 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Grace Community Church, 275 Billerica Rd., Chelmsford, Mass. (MAP)
Description: More than 120 quilts on display, some for sale; display of Challenge Quilts, Comfort Quilts; Raffle Quilt and Baskets, Boutique items, Demos and more. Admission $6.00. For more information, visit http://www.chelmsfordquiltguild.com/show.shtml
Date and location: May 9-10, 2014, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stephens County Fair & Expo Center, 2002 S. 13th, Duncan, Okla. (MAP)
Description: 150+ quilts on display including Quilts of Valor, Fancy Sue on the Chisholm Trail Raffle Quilt, door prizes, coffee can raffle, silent auction, vendors, door prizes, guild marketplace. The Stephens County 4-H will be providing food and the OHCE will be serving delicious desserts all day long. For more information, email email@example.com or call 580-252-0971.
Date and location: May 10, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1350 Turk Hill Road, Fairport, New York (MAP)
Description: More than 150 quilts and 20 vendors.
Date and location: May 16th & 17th 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Parkway Presbyterian Church, 1000 Yorkshire Rd. Winston-Salem, North Carolina (MAP)
Description: Sponsored by the Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Guild, this show features a display of over 200 quilts created by members of the guild along with a boutique, vendors, quilt challenge, opportunity quilt and silent auction. Admission is $5, parking is free. For more information, go to www.forsythquilters.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date and location: May 16 and 17, 10 am to 4 pm
Poricy Park, 345 Oak Hill Road, Middletown, N.J. (MAP)
Description: More than 150 traditional and contemporary quilts will be displayed in the historic Murray Farmhouse, the Barn, and in two other park buildings. Guild members have the opportunity to have their work evaluated by a professionally certified quilt judge. The Barn Challenge, a quilt challenge based on the show's theme, is a popular feature at the show, with viewers voting for their favorite. There will be vendors, refreshments, and a raffle quilt. Admissions will be $7.00, with children under 8 free. For more information: contact the show chairmen, Kate and Anne, at QuiltShow@rebeccasreel.org. Updates will be posted on the RRQ website at http://www.rebeccasreel.org/quilt_show
Date and location: May 17th - 18th, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Josephine County Fairgrounds, Route 199, Grants Pass, Ore. (MAP)
Description: This year's Opportunity Quilt, "Remembrance," is also the theme of our 34th Annual Quilt Show. All proceeds from the 2014 Opportunity Quilt will benefit the Women's Crisis Center and the Josephine County Animal Shelter. Our show will include a collection of locally created quilts, a boutique, demonstrations, vendors, a silent auction and special displays.
Date and location: May 23-25, 2014. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 PM; p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cooper Athletic Center, Maryville College, 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, Tenn. (MAP)
Description: More than $6,000 awarded in prize money, small quilt sale, bedturning, special exhibit of quilts for Medal of Honor winners, vendors. $5 admission. Free parking. Handicapped accessible. For more information: http://smokymtnquilters.com/
Date and time: May 29, 2014, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 30, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 1st, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Collège André-Grasset 1001 Crémazie Blvd. East Montréal, QC (MAP)
Description: Courtepointe Québec Quilts invites you to attend Salon 2014. This provincial quilt show will include bed quilts, wall-hangings, art quilts, youth quilts, and quilts based on a specific theme. At this grand exhibition you will admire magnificent quilts created by Québec quilters. From the largest bed-cover to the smallest of wall-hanging, from the most classic to the very modern, there will be something for all tastes. Come participate in our workshops and learn the basic techniques of quilt-making, or upgrade your skills with our highly qualified teachers. Visitors will also have the opportunity to find and buy that unique quilt of which they have been dreaming. Do not miss this extraordinary event. Come and share our passion! http://cqq.ca/salon/a-propos-2/
Date and location: June 11-14, 2014
Description: The Annual Quilt Walk Festival remembers the early Mormon pioneers of Panguitch. The tractor pull and tractor parade occur on Panguitch's charming Main Street and as one of the most popular events of the festival is enjoyed well by all ages. Tours of historical pioneer homes that line the streets of Panguitch provide insight into the lives of earlier inhabitants of the town. Of course what would any real celebration be without a dinner and a show! Homemade, Dutch-oven dinners are available for those who buy tickets to the annual play commemorating the historical Quilt Walk that the locals put on each year. Other activities to enjoy throughout the festival include a Chocolate Fest, activities for children such as learning to make corn husk dolls or churn butter, and quilt making classes. For more information, visit www.quiltwalk.org
Date and location: June 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and 15, 2014, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Road, Annapolis, Maryland (MAP)
Description: 200+ member-made quilts, wall hangings, purses and wearables on display. Invitational exhibitor Baltimore Applique Society and Hoffman Challenge Quilts also on display. Free demos, half-day workshops, auctions, and more than 25 vendors. Professional quilt appraisal available. Boutique and country store with wide variety of hand-made goods for sale. Admission (good for both days): General $10, Senior $9, under 12 Free. Free admission for Fathers on Sunday. Visit www.AnnapolisQuiltGuild.org for the latest information.
Date and location: June 19-21, 2014 Thurs: Noon-8 pm, Friday: 10 am - 8 pm, Saturday:10 am - 5 pm
Calvary Baptist Church, 785 1st Street, Idaho Falls, Idaho (MAP)
Description: Snake River Valley Quilt Guild (SRVQG) presents The QUILT PARADE featuring more than 300 quilts. Expect hourly door prizes, demonstrations, workshops and fun for the kids. We want to make it a family affair! Visit the Guild's Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/SnakeRiverValleyQuiltGuild
Date and location: June 25 - 28, 2014
Shipshewana, Indiana (MAP)
Description: The Shipshewana Quilt Festival is a 4-day event with many activities throughout the county including: lectures by nationally recognized quilters Mary Fons and Ami Simms; educational schoolhouse; quilting workshops and lectures; a shop hop; and a quilt and vendor show. Enrollment begins on March 1st, 2014. True to the area's reputation of hospitality, each participant enrolled by June 10, 2014 will receive a welcome packet, one very unique aspect of this festival. The welcome packet includes many great items like a Festival Souvenir Pin, coupons, fat quarters and more! More information can be found on our website: www.ShipshewanaQuiltFest.com
Date and location: June 28, 2014, 9a.m.-5 p.m., June 29, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Alex Madonna Expo Center, 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, Calif. (MAP)
Description: A Multi-Guild Regional Quilt Show featuring over 300 quilts, 45 vendors, food court, quilt raffles and more. New this year are Lecture and Workshops by Jan Krentz.
Date and location: July 11-13, 2014, 9-5 Friday and Saturday; 10-4 Sunday
Description: The 19th annual Black Canyon Quilt Show is hosting award winning quilt artist David Taylor on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased in advance, or at the door. Tickets include admission to the show. The show features more than 150 quilts of various sizes, vendors, demonstrations, a raffle quilt and a Boutique whose proceeds benefit a local charity. Admission: $4.00. Children 12 and under free www.blackcanyonquiltshow.com
Date and location: July 11 - 13, 2014, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Skaneateles High School, 49 E. Elizabeth St., Skaneateles, N.Y. (MAP)
Description: More than 200 quilts, demonstrations, silent auction, raffles, merchant mall, Quilts of Valor presentation, Tea Room and much much more.
Date and location: August 2, 2014, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Eureka, Montana (MAP)
Description: Join us as we decorate our town for the 10th year. Hundreds of quilts on display and for sale decorating our buildings from the Historical Village continuing up Dewey Avenue. Our show is supported by the generous business community. Go to http://www.eurekaquiltshow.com/ for information about the show and displaying or selling your quilts.
Date and location: August 16 and 17, 2014. Saturday, 10:00 am.-4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Carl Sandburg College, Building D entrance, 2232 S. Lake Storey Rd., Galesburg, Ill. (MAP)
Description: NQA-judged quilt show with 175+ quilts on display. Bed turning, General Store, treasure chest, vendors, raffle quilt and much more. Same weekend as Heritage Days in Galesburg, Illinois. Admission: $5 adults, $1 children 6-12, under 6 free. Additional information visit sites.google.com/site/piecemakersquiltingguild.
Date and location: August 22, 2014, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., and August 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Canton, North Carolina
Description: Features include hundreds of quilts on display, many for sale, antique bed turnings, demonstrations, vendors, and so much more!
Date and location: September 2 - October 5, 2014
White Birch Lodge, 571 Meguzee Point Rd., Elk Rapids, Mich. (MAP)
Description: Introducing the 1st annual Holly Girls Quilt Retreats! The retreats will be held at the lovely 100-year-old White Birch Lodge. Nestled in the woods along the shores of Elk Lake, you will be right in the heart of Northern Michigan's resort area. The town of Elk Rapids is a charming small town with nice restaurants and shopping. We are excited to continue the tradition our good friend Gwen Marston started 30 years ago. We will keep the format and spirit of the retreats, adding our own touches based on our experience and expertise. For each six-day-long retreat, participants will arrive on Tuesday and attend the "Opening Ceremony" (introductions).Classes on Wednesday through Saturday Depart on Sunday morning. For more information, visit http://www.sue-nickels.com/retreats.php
Date and location: September 9-16, 2014. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Burlington Arts Centre 1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, Ontario, Canada (MAP)
Description: Fibre Content 2014 is a juried exhibition of contemporary fibre art showcasing a wide range of fibre art, studio quilts and mixed media work from eight groups: SAQA Central Canada, Grand Guild of Fibre Arts, Burlington Fibre Arts, Oakville Fibre Artists, Connection Fibre Artists, Group of Eight Fibre Artists, Burlington Handweavers and Spinners Guild and Burlington Hooking Craft Guild. Admission to the exhibit is free. A full-colour catalogue of works will be for sale for $5. For more information go to www.fibrations.org or www.thebac.ca
Date and location: September 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and September 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Oxford Civic Center, 401 McCullars Lane, Oxford, Alabama (MAP)
Description: Lick Skillet Quilt Guild presents the Quilts by the Lake quilt show. Professionally judged quilts including a guild member's challenge interpreting 'bridges'. A display of vintage quilts, many of which are very old and were made by local quilters. The guild's opportunity quilt and themed baskets will be displayed and tickets sold for drawings to win, with proceeds from the tickets going to benefit charities and to support the guild's community service efforts. Other features include vendors, mercantile, flea market and door prizes. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 and under. Free parking and handicap accessible. For more information, visit http://www.lickskilletquiltguild.com or email us at email@example.com.
Date and location: September 13-14, 2014; Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mount Anthony Union Middle School 747 East Road Bennington, Vermont (MAP)
Description: New and vintage quilts, demonstrations, door prizes, quilt raffle, challenge quilts, special exhibit, food service, vendors. Featured Quilter and lecturer: Michelle Scott. For more details, visit www.benningtonquiltfest.com.
Date and location: September 26-27, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes Street, Port Townsend, Wash. (MAP)
Description: Presented by the Cabin Fever Quilt Club of Chimacum, Washington. More than 150 quilts, plus vendors and demonstrations. Food available on site. For more information on Cabin Fever Quilters or the show, go to our website at www.cabinfeverquilterswa.com.
Date and location: Sept 26, 2014, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sept. 27, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry St., Dalton, Ohio (MAP)
Description: Sponsored by the Tree City Quilt Guild, Wooster, Ohio. Will feature members work, a children quilt display and vendors.
Date and location: Sept. 26-27, 2014, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sept 28, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
WNC Ag Center Expo Building Ashville, N.C.( Just off I-26, across from the Asheville Regional Airport.) (MAP)
Description: 32nd Annual Asheville Quilt Show. Over 250 quilts from all over the U.S. More than $8,000 in prize money; $1,000 prize for Best of Show. 20+ vendors. Demonstrations, silent auction, gift shop, quilts for sale, Opportunity quilt. Admission: $ 6.00, Multi-day pass and Group Discounts available. Free Parking. Handicap Accessible. Sponsored by the Asheville Quilt Guild: ashevillequiltguild.org and Moda: modafabrics.com. For more information contact show chair Sue Lerner: slerner.quiltshow(at)gmail.com
Date and location: October 3, 2014, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and October 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Del Rio Elementary School, 1036 N Road 1 W, Chino Valley, Ariz. (MAP)
Description: This biennial fundraiser includes a beautiful quilt expo & member's boutique, vendor fair, raffle baskets, hands-on demonstrations, giveaways, and our featured local quilter and artist: Kay Wentworth. One popular highlight of any quilt show is the presentation of the outstandingly beautiful opportunity Quilt. Come see this wonderful quilt. For more information, visit ChinoValleyQuilters.com
Date and location: Fri., October 3, 2014, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., October 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Riverview Hall, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, La. (MAP)
Description: 200+ quilts in judged show; demonstrations, door prizes, special exhibits, merchant mall, quilts and quilted items for sale. Silent auction of quilted items benefits the guild's service projects. Featured quilter is Phyllis Gorman (RRQ guild member and local quilter). Drawing for donation quilt created by guild members. Quilt Show is part of Red River Revel - one of the largest art festivals in the South. For more information, visit www.redriverquilters.com.
Date and location: October 4-5, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
UAW Hall, 1795 Lafayette St., Janesville, Wisc. (MAP)
Description: Featured Quilter, Raffle Baskets, Quilts, Quilt Appraisals and Vendors Admission: $5, Children 12 & under Free More Information at: RVQG.org or email rvqguild (at) gmail.com
Date and location: Oct. 11 & 12, 2014 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Webster High School, 7564 W Alder St., Webster, Wisc. (MAP)
Description: This will be our 27th Annual Quilt Show! We will have over 200 Quilts on display, Quilt Shop Vendors, Quilt Raffle, Quilt Silent Auction, Demonstrations, Bed Turning, Special Exhibits, Quilt Appraisals, Café on-site.
Date and location: Friday, Nov 7, 2014, 10am-6pm and Saturday, Nov 8, 2014, 9am-3pm
Waverly United Methodist Church, 115 W. Main St., Waverly, Tenn. (MAP)
Description: FREE and open to the public, Quilt Show and Boutique. Over 100 Quilts! Exquisite handmade Boutique items, music, snack area. Vote for "Viewers Choice" in 4 categories: Small Quilt, Bed Sized Quilt, Youth, Quilted Clothing. For more information about the Show and entering quilts, please see our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WOWE2012