Date and location: October 8 - 10, 2015, 10am-6pm
Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, Calif. (MAP)
Description: Over 500 quilts and works of fiber art in over a dozen special exhibits, including the international and select U.S. entries of the World Quilt Competition XIX: On Tour! Local quilting guilds will also have special exhibits on display, including SAQA So-Cal's "Oasis," Paradise Valley Textile Artists' "Seven Artists, Seven Years," and many more! A fabulous Merchants Mall will be filled with assorted local and national vendors offering everything the quilter, textile artist and needle crafter can possibly desire. For details, visit quiltfest.com
Coming to a city near you: Three days of all things quilt! Shopping, classes, quilt displays, trunk shows, stage presentations, fashion shows, workshops and more. Pre-event retreats allow you to learn professional quilting secrets from national experts.
Date and location: May 23-September 7, 2015
The Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, Ohio (MAP)
Description: The Dairy Barn Arts Center announces the opening of Quilt National '15, the 19th biennial juried exhibition of innovative art quilts produced in Athens, Ohio. Visitors will see an eclectic collection of never before exhibited works from talented fiber artists representing 33 states and 8 foreign countries. For more information, visit http://dairybarn.org/
Date and location: September 10-12, 2015, 9am-6pm
Alliant Energy Center Exhibitions Hall, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin (MAP)
Description: Presented by Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions, Quilt Expo features a 10-category quilt contest, vendor mall, stage presentations, informal lectures, Sit & Sew and hands-on workshops, nationally known celebrity presenters, appearances by Nancy Zieman, and raffle prizes. Tickets are $9 at the door. For more information, visit http://wiquiltexpo.com/
Date and location: September 18-20, 2015, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Walla Walla, Washington (MAP)
Description: Quilt chall, silent auction, vendors, food court, cash prizes for challenge quilt. Enjoy the beautiful quilts in the beautiful Walla Walla wine valley.
Date and location: September 19-20, 2015; Saturday 10 a.m-5 p.m and Sunday 10 a.m-4:00 p.m.
Boys & Girls Club of SW Oregon, 3333 Walnut Ave. Coos Bay, Ore. (MAP)
Description: Our 21st annual quilt show features a large display of quilts, home decor items, accessories, hourly demonstrations, Featured Quilter exhibit, raffle quilt, prizes, vendor mall & member boutique. Admission is $5.00. More info available on Facebook page: Coos Sand 'n Sea Quilt Guild. Held in conjunction with the Bay Area Fun Festival and Prefontaine 6K Run. Close to beautiful Oregon beaches & state parks.
Date and location: September 19-20, 2015; Sat: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mt. Anthony Union Middle School, 747 East Road, Bennington,Vermont (MAP)
Description: Presented by the Quiet Valley Quilters Guild. We are showing new quilts, demonstrations, quilt raffle, challenge quilts, special exhibits, many vendors, the mouthwatering fare from the Quiltfest Cafe and a special featured quilter. This year's featured quilter is Joan Ford from Hummingbird Highway in Syracuse. She is also the author of Scrap Therapy, Cut the Scraps and Scraps Plus One. Joan will be giving a presentation at 1 p.m. on each day of the show. Admission is $7; free, handicapped accessible parking. All entries have a deadline of Aug 5th. For more information visit www.benningtonquiltfest.com
Date and location: Sept 19,2015, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Union Congregational Church, 59 Main St., East Hampton, Conn. (MAP)
Description: Quilts by local quilters, art quilts from award winning quilters, antique quilts, appraiser, vendors, refreshments on site. $5.00 donation. "Shimmering Lights" Queen size quilt to be raffled. For more info, call 860.365.0527.
Date and location: September 19-20, 2015. Saturday 9AM-5PM and Sunday 11AM-4PM.
The Vanderburgh 4-H Center Auditorium 201 E Boonville-New Harmony Rd, Evansville, Indiana (MAP)
Description: Hundreds of quilts will be on display along with vendors for shopping. The two-day event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at the door for $6.
Date and location: September 21-27, 2015, 10am-5pm daily
New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks, Conn. (MAP)
Description: Over 150 quilts;Special Exhibit: Mary Wilson Kerr's Quilt As Desired; Quilt Raffle & Basket Raffle; Challenge Quilt Exhibit - this year's theme is "Ticket to Ride" Friday - Sunday Events: Vendors and Demos, Book Signings, Quilt Appraisals, Food Vendors Mary Wilson Kerr Lectures and Quilt Tours Saturday Only: Marie Bostwick Lecture Sunday: Jackie Kunkel Trunk Show http://neam.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1458
Date and location: May 23-September 7, 2015
The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, 8000 Dairy Lane, Ohio (MAP)
Description: Quilt National is a showcase for innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric. The show at the Dairy Barn is the only opportunity to see the entire Quilt National collection. The show will feature an eclectic collection of never-before-exhibited works. 85 quilters will exhibit their work and the show includes many international exhibitors. For more information, visit http://dairybarn.org/quilt-national.
Date and location: September 25-26, 2015, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
U. S. Army Reserve Center, 17879 Iowa 79, Middletown, Iowa (MAP)
Description: Handmade quilts, Quilts of Valor, vendors, raffle quilt, raffle baskets, schoolhouse demos, country store, Frannie's Attic. Food by church ladies. Free ample parking. Admission $5.
Date and location: Sept. 26, 2015 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sept. 27 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sioux City Convention Center, 801 4th St., Sioux City, Iowa (MAP)
Description: Siouxland Samplers Quilt Guild's biennial quilt show with approximately 200 quilts, vendors, classes,and special exhibits. On Sept. 26 we will be having a banquet with Maxine Rosenthal as our guest lecturer. Maxine known for her classes and books on One Block Wonders will also be teaching two full days of classes on both Saturday and Sunday. Cost: $6 to at tend the show. Banquet: $40. For more information, visit http://siouxlandsamplers.org/page.php?page=quiltshow
Date and location: Oct 2-4, 2015, 9am-5pm Friday and Saturday; 10am-4:30pm Sunday
WNC Agriculture Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd, Fletcher N.C. (MAP)
Description: Asheville Quilt Guild's 33rd Annual Quilt Show. A judged show with more than 275 quilts from all over the U.S. Over $9,000 in prize money; 22+ unique vendors. Free demonstrations; silent auction; quilts for sale; gift shop; opportunity quilt. Admission $6/day. Lunch available; multi-day passes, group discounts. Enjoy Asheville and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in their fall colors while you are enjoying the colorful quilts in the show! www.ashevillequiltguild.org/show.html. Follow us on Facebook at: Asheville Quilt Show.
Date and location: Saturday, Oct 2, 2015, 9am-5pm and Sunday, Oct. 3, 10am-4pm
Chapin's East, 502 Twin Rail Drive, Minooka, Illinois (MAP)
Description: "Fall Splendor Quilt Show" presented by Pieces From the Heart Quilt Guild. There will be 100+quilts. Admission is $7.00. Learn more at www.piecesfromtheheartquiltguild.net
Date and location: October 2, 2015, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and October 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Faith Baptist Church, 9890 State Route 43 (at Frost Road), Streetsboro, Ohio (MAP)
Description: Vendors mall, lectures, demos, country cupboard, fundraiser quilt (Pine Tree Junction) and raffle baskets. Also, register for quilt classes with Rita Fishel, Creative Grids Pineapple, September 29th; Curvy Log Cabin, September 30th; Lectures and Trunk Show October 1st. Admission: $5.00. Refreshments available. For more information, visit Streetsboroquiltguild.com
Date and location: Saturday, October 3, 2015 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, October 4, 2015 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lake County Fairgrounds, 401 Martin Street Lakeport, Calif. (MAP)
Description: Presented by Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild. This is a judged, open-entry show of 200+ quilts. Download entry forms and get entry information from the website http://www.llqg.org Featured quilter: Judy Sisneros website: http://www.judysisneros.com/ Vendor Mall with quilt fabric, books, patterns, notions, etc.; Country Store; Opportunity Quilt; Challenge and Round Robin Exhibits; Door Prizes; Silent Auction; Demonstrations; Food by Angelina's Bakery & Espresso
Date and location: October 3-4, 2015, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tompkins Cortland Community College Field House, 170 North St, Dryden, N.Y. (MAP)
Description: Over 300 quilts, wearable art and figurative art will be on display. We'll have a vendor's mall, a book sale, quilt turning sessions, demonstrations and a silent auction of over 60 small quilts. Purchase a ticket or six for the opportunity to win our show quilt, "In A New York Garden," a queen-sized quilt with an appliquéd wreath medallion of flowers and cardinals surrounded by a border of New York Beauty blocks that is exquisitely embroidered and quilted. For more information, visit http://www.tcqg.org/quilt-show.html
Date and location: Friday, October 9, 2015, 10am-6pm, Saturday, October 10, 2015: 10am-5pm
Quakertown Christian School 50 E. Paletown Road, Quakertown, Pa. (MAP)
Description: Keystone Quilters invite the public to attend our October 2015 show, which continues to be a judged show with ribbons awarded in more than 20 categories. We average 160 quilts, wall hangings, and/or clothing items from guild and non guild members. With special exhibits, free demonstrations, door prizes, vendors, guild sponsored boutique and our famous Keystone Cafe to round out the show experience, This show has continued to be a fall destination for many. With a "no repeat" policy the public is guaranteed to see a new and exciting show each year. http://www.keystonequilters.org/show.html
Date and location: October 9, 2015, 9am-4pm and October 10, 2015, 9am-5pm
Northside Baptist Church, 598 River Lane, Dixon, Ill. (MAP)
Description: The show will feature our "Gems from the Garden" raffle quilt, a display of quilts made by members, raffle baskets, boutique, bake sale, quilt appraisals, vendors and more. Admission is $5-under 12 free. Like Us on Facebook!
Date and location: October 10-11, 2015, 10am-4pm
Webster High School, 7564 Adler St. W., Webster, Wisconsin (MAP)
Description: The Mixed Sampler Quilt Guild presents it's 28th annual show. Features include 200 quilts -- large, medium, and small; from traditional to art quilts. Also, quilt shop vendors, quilt raffle, quilt silent auction, demonstrations & special exhibits, quilt appraisals by Bev Proulx, and on-site cafe. Admission $5; under 12 free.
Date and location: October 10-11, 2015 Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Benedictine University Krasa Student Center 5700 College Road, Lisle, Illinois (Near Maple &Yackley Avenues) (MAP)
Description: Faithful Circle Quilters just celebrated 40 years as a quilting guild. Our "Works of Heart" biennial quilt show will feature many quilts on display, silent auction, merchant mall, sewing machine raffle, raffle baskets, featured quilter, I love ... quilt challenge, quilter's fabric market, trading post, opportunity quilt and more. For more information visit our website: www.fcquilters.com
Date and location: October 10 - 11, 2015, 9AM - 4PM
Haehn Campus Center, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minn. (MAP)
Description: Quilt show featuring 500+ quilts made by members of St. Cloud Heritage Quilters, Raffle Quilt, Vendors, Quilt Appraisals, Demos. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/769858323133002/.
Date and location: October 15, 2015, noon-6pm; and October 16, 9am-4pm.
Onalaska United Methodist Church 212 4th Ave Onalaska, Wisconsin (MAP)
Description: Special Guest Karen McTavish Quilt display, workshops, raffle quilt, vendors, boutique, appraisals by AQS-certified appraiser. For info, visit the sponsor's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1509137246002588/
Date and location: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, 5-8pm; Friday, Oct. 16, 9am-8pm; Saturday, October 17, 9am-3pm.
Lutheran Church of the Master, 1200 N 181st Court, Omaha, Nebraska (MAP)
Description: Presented by the Cottonwood Quilt Guild. Quilter's cafe, vendors, raffle quilt, mini raffle, silent auction. Admission: Adults $6; Seniors $5; Kids 6-12 $1.
Date and location: October 16-17, 2015
Franklin, Pa. (MAP)
Description: Come see wonderful historic Franklin as it stages a city-wide quilt show event displaying quilts in historic homes and in downtown store front windows. Friday evening and Saturday morning Welcome Reception and Registration at DeBence Antique Music World, 1261 Liberty Street. Events of the day: Downtown Historic Franklin Quilt Walk, Quilt Walk & Historic Homes Tour, Tiffany Stain Glass Windows Tour and Lunch. Lectures, Vendors, Guild Vendors, Appraisals, Raffles and an end-of-day trunk sale! More details will be posted on the Preservation Association's website.
Date and location: October 16-17, 2015 10am-5pm.
Forbes Family Hall at Rim Park, 2001 University Ave E, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (MAP)
Description: Excellent quilt show in the heart of the Quilt Capital of Canada. Quilt displays, Vendors, Quilt Raffle, Small Quilt Draw, Members' Boutique, Tea Room. Attendance $7. Contact wcquiltersguild.on.ca
Date and location: Oct 17, 11am - 7pm; Oct 18, 11am - 5pm
John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street, Akron, Ohio (MAP)
Description: Judged Show, Art Quilts from Quilt National '15 - Dairy Barn, Vintage Quilt Display, Lectures, Vendors, Raffles, Refreshments Available, Free Parking, Tickets are $10. Please visit our website for more information: MuttonHillQuilts.org
Date and location: October 22-24, 2015; Thursday & Friday , 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Educational Building - Baxter County Fairgrounds, 1507 Fairground Dr., Mountain Home, Arkansas (MAP)
Description: Over 250 Quilts, Country Store, Vendors, Food. General Admission: $5 (under 12 free). Pre-Admission: $4 each for groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit http://hillnhollowquilters.com/wordpress/quilt-show-2015/
Date and location: Friday, October 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, October 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Union County High School 153 Panther Circle, Blairsville, Ga. (MAP)
Description: The Misty Mountain Quilters Guild will host the show, which will include 200 quilts, vendors, demonstrations and door prizes. Proceeds will go to our community outreach programs. Admission is $6 per day. For more info, visit our website: www.mistymountainquiltguild.org.
Date and location: October 23-34, 2015 Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9am-4pm
Hardin County Fairgrounds, Savannah, Tenn. (MAP)
Description: The show will be presented by the Pieceful Quilters Quilt Guild. Admission will be $5.00. We will be have a silent auction, Country Store, bake sale, vendors, and conducting a bed turning. Look us up at www.tennriverquiltshow.com
Date and location: Friday and Saturday, October 23 & 24, 2015, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 NE Lakewood Way, Lee's Summit, Mo. (MAP)
Description: 100's of quilts on display and Antique Quilt Bed Turning, Hourly Door Prizes, Vendors with the items to purchase, Guild Boutique and Guild Silent Auction. $3 Admission. Handicap Accessible. For more information, visit LSQG.blogspot.com.
Date and location: Nov. 14-15, 2015; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Roseville Sports Center Mahany Regional Park 1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Roseville, Calif. (MAP)
Description: Quilt Show and sale. Quilts displayed; locally made quilts for sale; boutique of high-quality, handmade items; vendors; door prizes; basket raffle; refreshments and lunch available. Admission $7, free parking. For more information, visit http://www.pioneerquiltersguild.org
Date and location: February 4-6, 2016
Port St Lucie Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Cen ter Place, Fla. (MAP)
Description: This is the ninth biennial quilt show presented by the Port Saint Lucie Crazy Quilters of Port Saint Lucie, Florida. It is a judged show with 300 quilts, 20+ vendors, raffle baskets and quilt, Member challenge, 3 days of classes with Shannon Shirley of www.onceinarabbitmoon.com, quilt appraiser, daily auction and boutique. What a perfect time to come to the sunshine and see Quilting in Paradise.
Date and location: Feb 12 & 13, 2016 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, Fla. (MAP)
Description: Sponsored by Manatee Patchworkers Quilt Guild, Bradenton, Florida. Demos, vendors, quilters basket walk, silent auction, refreshment booth. Bus parking available. Admission $7.00. For more information, visit http://www.manateepatchworkers.org.
Date and location: March 12, 2016, 10am-5pm, and March 13, 10am-4pm
Mount Mary University, 92nd & Burleigh Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisc. (MAP)
Description: West Suburban Quilters Guild presents 300 or more quilted items from full size bed quilts to small wall hangings, quilted clothing and accessories. "Sharing the Joy of Quilting" is the theme of the event, which includes vendors of quilting-related items, a gift boutique with a large variety of handmade items, quilting and craft demonstrations, quilt appraisals and a bed turning. There will be a raffle of a quilt made by Guild members as well as a Bernina sewing machine. The facilities are wheelchair accessible, and parking is free. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $5. More information is available at the Guild website, www.wsqg.net.
Date and location: March 18, 2016, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and March 19, 2016, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Illinois State Fairgrounds-Orr Building, 801 Sangamon Ave., Springfield, Ill. (MAP)
Description: The show features hundreds of quilts and quilted items, Hoffman Challenge Quilts, quilt appraisals by appointment with Hallye Bone, small quilted items priced at $20.16 to benefit charity, consignment booth, quilt shops and related craft vendors, raffle quilt from Civil War, reproduction fabrics, demonstrations, hot and cold beverages, convenient on-site lunch, free parking and handicap accessible facility. Admission: one day $7; two days $10. For more information: http://www.springfieldquilts.com/2016-quilt-show.html
Date and location: May 6-7, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Fridy & Saturday
Greene County Fairgrounds, Assembly Hall, 120 Fairgrounds Rd., Xenia, Ohio (MAP)
Description: The Miami Valley Quilters' Guild's show of work from its more than 200 members features quilts and fabric arts representing the entire range of quilting from traditional work done entirely by hand through traditional patterns pieced and quilted by machine and on to the latest in contemporary and art quilts. Vendors, local, regional and national, will have fabric, equipment, books, patterns and supplies for today's quilter and antique quilt dealers will also be available. Guild members offer their own work for sale in a boutique which benefits the guild's charitable activities and a beautiful machine pieced and quilted king size quilt with hand applique made by members will be available as a raffle prize. The building is fully handicap accessible and there is ample free parking adjacent to the facility. Daily Admission: $5.00 For information: www.miamivalleyquiltersguild.org