Original Sewing and Quilt Expo 3/2016 – 4/2016






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.


  • Atlanta, March 10-12, 2016 – (info)
  • Lakeland, Florida, March 17-19, 2016 – (info)
  • Cleveland, March 31-April 2, 2016 – (info)
  • Worcester, Massachusetts, April 7-9, 2016 – (info)

February 2016

PSL Crazy Quilters Quilting in Paradise

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, quilt appraiser, daily auction and boutique. What a perfect time to come to the sunshine and see Quilting in Paradise.

Suncoast Quilt Expo 2016

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

March 2016

Sharing the Joy of Quilting 2016

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,

My Favorite Things Quilt Show 2016

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:

April 2016

Quilting Around the World – 36th Annual Quilt Show

Date and location: April 1, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and April 2, 2016, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Decatur Civic Center, Franklin and E. Eldorado Sts., Decatur, Illinois (MAP)
Description: Hundreds of quilts on display, 30 vendors, quilts appraiser Alexandra Sweitzer, raffle quilt “Triangle Star”, silent auction to benefit a local charity, consignment shop, handicap accessible facility. Featured speaker Suzanne Marshall at 1 p.m. both days. Admission: one day $7; two days $10. For more information:

May 2016

Miami Valley Quilters Guild Quilt Show 2016

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:

June 2016

Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee 36th Annual Quilt Show and Competition

June 17-18, 2016
The Knoxville Expo Center
5441 Clinton Highway
Knoxville TN 37912
Hours of Operation: Friday June 17: 9am – 6pm
Saturday June 18: 9am – 4pm
Admission: $7 for one day; $10 for both days
Entry deadline for competition is May 3, 2016
See our website for more information: or follow us on Facebook.

Description: The 36th Annual SMQ Quilt Show and Competition will include over 30 vendors and nearly 200 quilts on display. We will have a small quilt sale benefiting the guild’s charitable work with Ronald McDonald House. Also, 2009 Quilters Hall of Fame inductee Merikay Waldvogel will present an antique quilt bed turning, talking about the history of each quilt and answering questions.

The show will be held in the Knoxville Expo Center, which has recently been renovated and has free parking and is accessible for the disabled. It is located near the intersection of I-75 and I-640, and there are a variety of restaurants nearby within walking distance.