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Georgia Quilt Show
October 3, 4 & 5, 2013
Fredericksburg Expo CenterBirmingham, AL
October 10, 11 & 12, 2013
Fort Worth, TX
Tinley Park, IL
Overland Park, KS
|Description: We bring inspiration, motivation, education, shopping and personal satisfaction to everyone who enjoys sewing, quiltmaking, embroidery, embellishment and related needle arts. For three days once each year you'll have the opportunity to spend time with others who share your interests, learn from experts in the field, find new products, project ideas and techniques...enough for a year's worth of creative fulfillment and the satisfaction these practical arts provide.|
Date and location: September 9-16, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
New England Air Museum 36 Perimeter Road Windsor Locks, Conn. (MAP)
Description: Featuring Sue Reich's Botanical Quilts; Dear Jane Quilts; Sandy Hook Tribute Quilt Over 200 quilts on display; Miniature Quilt Challenge, Hands-on classes, quilt drawing, raffle baskets. $12 adult admission to the Museum includes the show. For info, call (860) 623-3305 or visit the event website. Contact: Debbie Reed DebbieR@neam.org
Date and location: October 10-12, 2013
Oregon Convention Center 777 MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon (MAP)
Description: Quilt show, quilt competition, vendor mall, over 100 classes, evening events and special exhibits. Kickoff event on Tuesday evening, October 8th, classes begin Wednesday, October 9th and public quilt show October 10-12. For more information, visit www.MQXShow.com
Date and location: April 5 to July 9, 2013
The National Quilt Museum, 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah, Kentucky (MAP)
Description: The complex quilts of Emiko Toda Loeb are composed of Log Cabin blocks and are often two-sided. Regina Alexandra quilts reflect the spare sensibilities of the modern quilt movement. Each artist's quilts will open your eyes to new possibilities. Loeb is the first Japanese artist to hold a joint exhibition at the museum. Her website is http://www.emikotloeb.com
Date and location: Jul 29-Oct 10, 2013, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily
200 East Colfax Ave., Denver, Colo. (MAP)
Description: 250 quilts displayed on the first, second, and third floors above the Colorado Capitol rotunda. The Colorado Quilting Council (CQC) has sponsored this biennial display of new, antique, and group entry quilts since 1988. This non-judged show features entries from Coloradans of all ages and quilting abilities. This awe-inspiring show of quilts in the spectacular setting of the Colorado State Capitol Building has impressed Coloradans and visitors to our state since 1988.
Also, for the first time ever, the Colorado Quilting Council will hold a second quilt show in the historic Denver Central Library in the Reading Room, located on the 5th floor. This beautifully designed room will host 42 quilts that will hang above the books. The dates of this show will run the same as the quilt show in the Capitol Building; July 29-Oct 10, 2013. The show is free and is open to visitors during the regular library hours: Mon-Tue 10-8; Wed, Thu, Fri 10-6; Sat-Sun, 1-5. Quilt novelist Marie Bostwick will speak at the opening reception for the Central Library Quilt Show on August 4 at 2:00 PM. She will then sign her newest book, Between Heaven and Texas. Books will be available for sale. The event is free and open to the public. The Denver Central Library is located at 10 W 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver.
Date and location: April 20 to June 9, 2013. Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony April 28, 2-4pm.
Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington Rd. 18, R.R.1, Fergus, Ontario
Description: Described as one of the finest juried textile art exhibitions in Ontario, Threadworks returns to Wellington County Museum and Archives this spring with an all new exhibition. Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the Ontario Network of Needleworkers is organizing another spectacular display, showcasing a delightful variety of textile art from across Canada. For more information, contact Susan Dunlop, Curator at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wellington.ca/museum.
Date and location: April 12-August 16, 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Mexico State Capitol Rotunda Gallery, State Capitol Building, 411 State Capitol Rd., Santa Fe. N.M. (MAP)
Description: New Mexico: Unfolding, an exhibit of contemporary mixed-media fiber art, features artists who are members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), an international, nonprofit organization. The fiber artists used a wide range of materials and techniques (including unusual fabric, paint, and beads) to express their relationship to the state they call home. Themes include landscapes, plants, architecture, animals (living and extinct), insects, and birds. Some are abstract, while others deal with historical, cultural, and familial themes. The exhibit will open with a public reception on Friday, April 12, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; everyone is welcome to attend. Thereafter the gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Attendance is free for both the reception and the exhibit. For more information call (505) 986-4589, or visit www.nmcapitolart.org/default.aspx. Studio Art Quilt Associates' mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. For more information visit www.saqa.com.
May 23 - 25, 2013, Biennial Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta. Call for entry deadline is March 1, 2013. Juried and judged quilt show. 16 fiber arts related divisions sponsored by 17 New Mexico guilds and Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council. Rules, entry forms and more Fiesta information available at www.fiberartsfiesta.org or send a SASE to AFA Fiesta 2011, P.O. Box 16443, Albuquerque, NM 87191-6443.
Date and location: May 24-26, 2013, Friday & Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12-4
Description: Over 200 judged quilts, wearable and fiber arts, boutique with hand-made items, fabric & notion vendors, Scissors Sharpening Guy.
Date and location: May 31 - June 2, 2013, Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-3 a.m.
Gordon Field House, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, New York (MAP)
Description: 2013 Genesee Valley Quilt Club Quilt Show, Largest quilt show in New York State. Over 600 fabulous quilts, over 45 vendors, seminars, lectures, free demos. www.geneseequiltfest.com for event and show specifics. Show questions email Pattie at email@example.com. Group discount for 10 or more. Group questions or to register your group or bus group, call Joyce at 585-226-2577
Date and location: May 31 & June 1, 2013
Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, New Hampshire (MAP)
Description: Two days of quilting activities featuring special invitational exhibit, quilt classes, luncheon and lectures, Guild Quilt shows, dinner party with show and tell, and Vendors' May Market. Visit our website for more details: www.aquiltersgathering.com. Its tax-free and 10 minuted from outlets!
Date and location: Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, Mass. (MAP)
Description: More than 200 quilts on display: traditional and contemporary designs, many are for sale. Guild Member Boutique, handmade items offered for sale. Guided Tours and demonstrations of various quilting techniques. Raffle Quilt, designed, pieced and quilted by guild members (drawing on Sunday). Admission is $8 at the door, $5 in advance.
Date and location: June 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Whiteside Middle School, 111 Warrior Way, Belleville, Ill. (MAP)
Description: Presented by Hearts 'n' Hands Quild. Featuring over 200 quilts, vendors, antique quilt bed turnings, demonstrations and more.
Date and location: Saturday June 1, 2013 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday June 2, 2013 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple St., Santa Rosa, Calif. (MAP)
Description: Sponsored by Moonlight Quilters of Sonoma County. Over 300 quilts on display - traditional, nontraditional, and art quilts. Special exhibits of antique quilts and Quilts of Valor (made for wounded veterans) Featured artist: Judy Mathieson Boutique featuring quilts and other handcrafted items for sale. On-site vendors. Free Parking. Admission: $10.00 for both days. For more info, visit www.mqsc.org
Date and location: June 1 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and June 2 (noon - 4 p.m.)
Wayside Presbyterian Church, 1208 Asbury Rd., Erie, Pa. (MAP)
Description: We will be displaying 200+ quilts, plus quilting demos, Chinese auction, and vendors. We have a few special displays: from guild a class Decorated Christmas Trees and from teacher Karen Combs' class "Crystal Star". We will also have a special showing of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail 1812 Quilt exhibit. Free parking. Aadmission is $4; children under 12 free. Church is handicapped accessible. For more info, contact Mary Ambrose at 814-833-7137.
Date and location: June 7 - 8, 2013; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cherrystone Missionary Baptist Association Center, 5551 Tom Fork Road, Ringgold, Virginia (MAP)
Description: Over 100 new and antique quilts, vendors, boutique, door prizes, demonstrations, old fashion bed turning, raffle quilt, viewers choice awards. Admisson: $3. For more information find us on Facebook and visit us at http://www.southsidevirginiaquiltersguild.org
Date and location: June 8, 2013 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; June 9, 2013 12 noon-4 p.m.
North East Elementary Center, Rt. 89 & East Division Road, North East, Penn. (MAP)
Description: North East Crazy Quilters biennial show features 150 quilts including all sizes plus two challenge categories: Dream Vacation and UFO. Other activities include: Tea Room, Chinese Auction, Raffle Quilt, Demonstrations and Vendors. Our guild has 106 members from North Western PA and NY with the mission to promote traditional and all styles of quilting arts. Show admission fee is $4.
Date and location: June 8 & 9, 2013, Sat 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun noon - 4 p.m.
North East Elementary Center, Rt. 89 & East Division Road, North East, Penn.
Description: This year's theme is Vacation Destination. There will be 150 quilts, theme challenge, UFO challenge, Chinese Auction, Tea Room, Raffle Quilt. Vendors, Demos, Quilt Appraisals.
Date and location: June 8, 2013
Groveland California (MAP)
Description: The Pine Needlers Quilt Guild of Groveland Calif will again be painting the town in quilts. We will be hanging between 300 and 400 quilts all over our little historic town. At the Community Center we will be hosting a Civil exhibit. Our town is located in the foothills about one hour from Yosemite National Park. For more information about our area go to www.groveland.com Hope to see you there.
Date and location: June 14-16, 2013, Fri & Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy, Marietta GA 30060 (MAP)
Description: New Dates!! Presented by East Cobb Quilters' Guild in metro Atlanta. Judged, juried show with cash prizes. Over 350 gorgeous quilts from all over Georgia! Vendors, raffles, small quilt silent auction, demonstrations, appraisals exquisite raffle quilt. Admission $10, advance group rates, free parking. For more information, visit www.ecqg.com
Date and location: Thursday, June 20, 2013. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Concorde Banquets, 20922 North Rand Road, Kildeer, Ill. (MAP)
Description: Lisa Bongean, teacher and designer of primitive wool design patterns and owner of Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop in Menasha, Wisconsin, will present her trunk show "Working With Wool" at the meeting of the Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild. Lisa is a designer for Moda Fabrics and a major contributor to Primitive Quilting magazine. Debbie & Ken Wesenberg of D & K Custom Templates, Notions & Laser Cuts will be the evening's merchant. (Note: Workshops are not available for this event.) Guest cost is $7; For more info, call 847-438-0025 or go to www.nsqg.net. Follow us on Facebook.
Date and location: June 21-22, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oak Mountain Middle School, 5650 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham Alabama (MAP)
Description: 300+ quilts, Vendors, Door prizes, Demonstrations, Opportunity quilt "Serenity", Silent Auction. 2 day admission for $7. Look for our SUV Car Cozy! For more information, go to: www.bhamquilters.com
Date and location: Satuday and Sunday, June 22-23, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
Delaware Valley School, 242 Route 6, Milford, Pa. (MAP)
Description: Milford Valley Quilters guild presents an exciting quilt show featuring over 200 quilts, vendors, handcraft boutique, tote bag raffles, quilted items silent auction, guest speakers, gently used books and magazines for sale. A beautiful batik queen size raffle quilt, door prizes, educational demonstrations, raffle baskets. Come see our challenge: reuse, recycle and repurpose pillows. Admission $7.
Date and location: June 25, 2013, 6 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 206 East Badger, Waupaca, Wis. (MAP)
Description: The Pieceful Hands Guild of Waupaca, Wisc., is hosting a trunk show and talk with Virginia Findley Wolfe, author of 15 Minutes of Play - Improvisational Quilts. Virginia designs one-of-a-kind quilts. She is also a fabric designer, with her first line receiving a Best of Show at Quiltcon 2013, in Austin, Texas. Admission is $5 before June 7, and $6 at the door. Preregistration and payment can be sent to Robin Doemel, N 1972 Shadow Rd., Waupaca, WI 54981. Or call 715-256-1623.
Date and location: June 25, 2013 Refreshments: 6:00 p.m. Trunk show/talk: 6:30 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church 206 E Badger Waupaca, Wisconsin (MAP)
Description: The Pieceful Hands Guild of Waupaca is hosting a trunk show/talk with Victoria Findlay Wolfe Author of "15 Minutes of Play Improvisational Quilts" Designer of unique one-of-a-kind quilts Fabric designer, debuting her ﬁrst fabric line this spring Best of Show winner at Quiltcon 2013 in Austin, Texas
Cost: $5.00 before June 7, 2013, $6.00 at the door
Pregistration and payment to be mailed to Robin Doemel N 1972 Shadow Rd., Waupaca, Wi. 54981 if you have questions, phone 715-256-1623
Name: _______________________________ Number attending______________ Guild/club _____________________________
Number attending______________ Phone: _______________________________Amount enclosed $______________
Please return this form with your admission fee by June 7, 2013.
Date and location: June 28-30, 2013
Champlain Valley Expo, 105 Pearl St., Essex Junction, Vermont (MAP)
Description: Come to New England's Oldest and Largest Quilt Event! Enjoy a visual feast of color and design in hundreds of quilts in several exhibits. Showcased this year are Life's Work: A retrospective of the quilts of Jo Diggs; Lobby Lights: Quilts of Susan Damone Balch; Dear Jane Quilts based on patterns from the book; antique quilts from the Grana and Wadddell collections; a judged show of contest quilts; and the SewBatik Summer Solstice Challenge. Shop the colorful array of wares in the Merchants Mall offered by 80 vendors from across the country! Fabulous classes and lectures with noted instructors, appraisals of new and antique quilts, free gallery talks and vendor demos add to the excitement. And not to be missed is the Awards Ceremony and the always festive Champagne and Chocolate Preview on Thursday evening. For more information, visit www.vqf.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and location: June 28, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and June 29, 2013, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Park Street Brethren Church Family Life Center, 619 Park St, Ashland, Ohio (MAP)
Description: 25th anniversary quilt show celebration of the Old Uniontown Quilt Guild. Quilts, miniatures, vendors, demonstrations, blue and white raffle quilt, door prizes. Admission $3.00 adults, $2.00 children. Balloonfest weekend.
Date and location: Friday, July 5th, 2013 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat., July 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Mary's Community Center, I-80 Exit 220, south on Hwy 149 to 102 Penn St., Williamsburg, Iowa (MAP)
Description: "Remembering Yesterday - Celebrating Today" is hosted by the Iowa County Heartland Quilters, Williamsburg, Iowa. Quilts, vendors, raffle quilt, bed turning, concessions, quilt appraiser, country store and door prizes. Scissor sharpening available. General admission $5. Contact: Jeanette Peirce, 319-668-2362, 319-430-7804 or email: email@example.com.
Date and location: July 12-13, 2013 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs , Arkansas (MAP)
Description: 23 vendors to shop, over 250 Quilts, cash awards and ribbons. Viewers Choice and Best in Challenge Awards. Best in Show cash and Ribbon. See www.hsaquiltguild.com for entry forms and more info. Contact Beth Wynn 501-318-0947 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and location: Wednesday, July 17 to Sunday, July 21, 2013
Lighthouse Quality Inn in Boulder City, Nevada (MAP)
Description: Come to the 5th Annual Dam Christmas Party with Patrick Lose. Located just minutes from the Hoover Dam and 30 minutes from Las Vegas, the setting offers a comfortable and relaxed environment to host our annual retreat. The retreat is Christmas-in-July themed and offers plenty of time for you to work on those pesky holiday UFO's, take in a demo on some of Patrick's most popular techniques or participate in a group project. The agenda is very casual and you're encouraged to spend your time as you see fit. We encourage our retreaters to take in the sites of Hoover Dam as well as walk the quaint main street of Boulder City which is filled with unique shops, and attractions including one of our favorite quilt shops, Fiddlesticks! Transportation Boulder City is accessible by car, bus and air through the area's major hub, Las Vegas. If you choose to fly to the area, be sure to fly into Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Shuttle, limo, taxi and bus service is readily available from the airport to Boulder City. Please note that hotel check-in does not begin until Wednesday, July 17, 2013 after 3 p.m. so plan your arrival based on this time. Some attendees enjoy the Sunday evening open sew at the conclusion of the retreat. If you would like to extend your visit through Sunday, please let Gary know at the time of your registration. You are responsible for the additional night fee at the hotel. Food and Beverages: Each day's breakfast is included in your retreat fee. We ask that you bring your favorite holiday snack to share with the group. In addition, coffee, tea and water will be supplied in the workshop. Refrigerators and microwaves are available in all guest rooms as well as the workshop for everyone's use. Local restaurants may provide discounts for Dam Christmas Party attendees. A list of participating businesses will be provided upon check-in at the hotel. Fees and payment schedules are based on your accommodation choice. Shared Double Occupancy Room - $399.00 per person Includes 2 Queen Beds, Cable TV, Free Wi-Fi, Microwave and Refrigerator Single Occupancy Room - 599.00 Includes King Bed, Cable TV, Free Wi-Fi, Microwave and Refrigerator A non-refundable deposit of 100.00 is due at the time of registration. Final payment is due by July 1, 2013. You may choose to pay your fee in full at the time of registration or any time prior to the deadline. To Register call Gary at the Studio at 623-414-9464 or email to email@example.com
Date and location: July 19, 2013, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and July 20, 2012, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Evangelical Free Church, 115 Carr Lake Rd. SW, Bemidji, Minnesota (MAP)
Description: Presented by Headwaters Quilters Guild Admission: $3.00 (age 12 and over) Raffle Quilts/Vendor Mall/Refreshments Info: 218-759-2310 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and location: Wednesday and Thursday, July 19-20, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
The Exhibition Center at Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, Ohio (MAP)
Description: Presented by the Glass City Quilt Commission. This well respected regional quilt show will feature bed quilts, wall hangings, art quilts, and quilted garments. It is a NQA judged show of over 200 quilts. The Best of Show bed quilt will receive a $500 prize and a hand made glass kaleidoscope. A $250 prize award for the Best of Show wall quilt will also be presented. Additional cash prizes and ribbons will be given in a variety of categories. This year, a variety of classes and lectures will be offered over a five day period, beginning on Tuesday, July 16th and ending on Saturday, July 20th. The 2013 Invitational Challenge is entitled Sweet Sixteen and involves making a quilted piece that uses sixteen fabrics with sixteen components, such as sixteen flying geese or sixteen stars. Additional information can be obtained on our website www.gcqc.org.
Date and location: July 20-21, 2013, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
3750 Harris Street, Eureka, Calif. (MAP)
Description: 300+ quilts and quilted items, plus vendors and opportunity quilt raffle. Weekend pass: ages 60+: $6; ages 12-60: $8; children under 12: free. Visit www.REQG.com for more information.
Date and location: July 20-21, 2013, Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Redwood Acres Fair Grounds, 3750 Harris St., Eureka, Calif. (MAP)
Description: 300+ Quilts on Display, Antique Bed Turnings, Quilts and Crafts for Sale, Scissor Sharpening on site Featured Opportunity Quilt Raffle: 'Jewels', Raffle Tickets: 1= $1, 6=$5. Weekend Pass: General $8, Over 60 $6, Under 12 FREE. Sponsored by: Redwood Empire Quilding Guild, www.reqg.com
Date and location: October 5 and 6, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Deadline for entries July 23, 2013)
Tompkins Cortland Community College Field House, 170 North St., Dryden New York (MAP)
Description: The show will feature hundreds of quilts, wearable art, soft sculpture, a queen-sized raffle donation quilt entitled "New York Clamshell," vendors, demonstrations and a silent auction of 50 small quilts. Contact information: website: www.tcqg.net, email: email@example.com, phone: Kathy Carman 607-272-5895.
Maine Quilts, 36th Annual Show & Conference presented by Pine Tree Quilters Guild
July 26-28,2013 at the Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr., Augusta, Maine
Air-conditioned; convenient, free parking
Friday & Saturday 9 AM--5 PM; Sunday 10 AM --4 PM.
Cynthia England, Pat Ferguson, Pat Harrison, Dianne S. Hire, DeLoa Jones, Faye Labanaris, Cindy Needham, Sue Reich
Quilt Exhibits--Over 600 Quilts
Contemporary, Display, Judged
Special Exhibits: The Pilgrim Roy Challenge 2014 ( This exhibition organized by National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky. ) Hoffman Challenge 2012, Signature Quilts: Quiltings, Frolicks and Bees, and Jewels of Maine challenge Merchants Mall, Demonstrations, Lectures, Quilt Appraisals
Special Events Include
Champagne Reception and Show Preview Thursday, July 25, 7--9 PM
Auction Friday, July 26, 7:30--9:30 PM--proceeds benefit Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence.
Admission: $8 daily; $15 multi-day; children 12 & under free with paid adult, $7 groups (14 or more ) with advance registration
Date and location: Friday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 27: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monroe High School, 17001 Tester Rd., Monroe, Wash. (MAP)
Description: Busy Bee Quilter's of Snohomish presents more than 200 Quilts to see! The guild has quilters of all skill levels and styles. You will see hand and machine appliqué, piecing, hand and machine quilting, art quilts, miniatures, both traditional and contemporary styles, and quilted items. There is something for everyone to enjoy! Free demonstrations of quilt techniques and styles. Display of "Play on Words" Quilt Challenge. Enter to win our raffle Quilt "A Touch of Spring." Shop at the vendor mall. Enter to win many prizes at the Fish Bowl Raffle. Learn about Charity Quilts programs that benefit our own community and Seattle Children's and Harborview Hospitals. Build a quilt block for the cause. The Monroe High School is well lit, air-conditioned, and handicapped accessible, with free parking and curbside pick-up and drop off for buses. Bring yourself, bring a friend, or bring your guild. Everyone is welcome!
Date and location: August 1 - September 28, 2013. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center 375 Main Street Coopersville, Mich. (MAP)
Description: 12th Annual Quilt Show! Over 140 Quilts & Their Stories on exhibit inside the 12,000 square foot facility. $4 admission. Visit www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and location: Friday, August 2, 2013, Noon-6pm; Saturday, August 3, 10am-6pm; and Sunday, August 4, 10am-4pm.
Frederick Maryland Fairgrounds, 797 East Patrick St., Frederick, Maryland (Use Exit #56 off I-70) (MAP)
Description: Featuring prize winning quilts to spark the creative nature, warm the soul, and foster friendships. The show includes a raffle quilt, raffle baskets (one every hour), handmade items in the Boutique, a Country Store Emporium, demonstrations, silent auction and over 25 national and local vendors. Plenty of FREE parking. Lunch is available on site. Come enjoy the day and/or combine it with a visit to Washington, D.C. or locally with First Weekend Frederick activities. New Market, Maryland which is the "Antique Capital of Maryland" and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, are both less than an hour away. For more information, visit our website at www.fourcountyquilters.com. Or contact Betty at Bisemann1@gmail.com.
Date and location: Aug 2, 2013 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Aug 3, 2013 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kingswood High School, 369 South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH (MAP)
Description: More than 100 quilts will be on display with many for sale. This year we have a "Presidents' Invitational" which includes 35 years of quilts from past LLQG presidents. Many raffle items will be offered including a display of the Guild's 2013 raffle quilt, "Rubies in the Snow." The Boutique will feature items made by LLQG members, plus numerous quilting notions and supplies. The Penny Sale will have additional items from which you may choose and lunch will be available for purchase at our Café. Classes will be available both days for the beginner and experienced quilter. Check our website www.llqg.net for class schedules. At the Merchant Mall, vendors from New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts will display everything from sewing machines to buttons.
Date and location: August 3, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St Patrick Catholic Church annex, 710 Rickett, Brighton, Michigan (MAP)
Description: Presented by the Casual Quilters Guild. The biennal quilt exhibit features more than 200 contemporary quilts in traditional and modern styles boutique of handmade items available for sale quilt shop vendors demonstrations refreshments and light luncheon available on-site. $6 admission to site located across from church sanctuary. Note: Strollers are not permitted. For more information:
Date and location: August 17, 2013
Oakland, Oregon (MAP)
Description: The quaint town of Oakland, Oregon will be draped in color as the outdoor 'Antique and Quilt Show in Historic Oakland, Oregon' comes to town. The town itself is an antique shoppers delight, but in addition, antique and quilt vendors will bring their wares to town for the one-day event. Enter your quilts for a chance to win the grand prize People's Choice award... an antique Singer Featherweight sewing machine. Tickets are now on sale for a quilt raffle. You may e-mail any questions to QnAsquad@gmail.com
Date and location: August 23 (3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.) and August 24, 2013 (10 .am.-4:30 p.m.)
1102 Lawdin, Bridgeport, Texas (MAP)
Description: Theme: Stitch in Time – A Gathering of Quilters Date: Friday Aug 23. 2013 – 3:30 – 6:30 pm Pre-show and Trunk Shows – Cost $15 Trunks shows will be presented by several local Quilt Artists with a trunk show and discuss of quilt in past and how it is moving towards the future. Inspirational and informative interaction with a Gathering of Quilters Saturday Aug 24, 2013 – 10 – 5:00 pm - Quilt Show – Cost $5 Judged Quilt entries – Categories for Quilt Entry are: Pieced/Hand Quilted Pieced/Machine Quilted Hand Appliqué Machine Appliqué Pieced – traditional Pieced – Modern/Art Quilt Miniature Quilts Mixed Media/Other. Due Date to enter is 08/16/13 at the WCQG Meeting 11am – 1 pm (Late entries up to 10 am the day of the show Cost $15) Cost: $5 per quilt Early Entry – Late entry $15 per quilt Ribbons Awards Overall Best in Show Best in Hand Quilting Best in Machine Quilting Honorable Mention Judge’s Choice Show Favorite Best Quilt Challenge Needed to be honored Quilt Challenge Cost $20 – provided minimum of 1 fat quarter, Maximum size 24” x 24”. Has to go along with theme of quilt show “Stitch in Time – A Gathering of Quilters” you can use any other material but the Challenge fabric has to be incorporated into the piece (not as borders, backing or binding only)
Date and location: August 23-25, 2013
Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, Wash. (MAP)
Description: A juried and judged show presented by the Association of Pacific West Quilters with $25,000 in cash and prizes. Join us at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center for a display of over 500 quilts featuring special invitational quilt exhibits. Events include workshops, Saturday Sampler, Fashion Show, Awards Ceremony, Show Preview, and Charity Sew-In. Shop the 100-booth Merchant Mall and experience the hospitality and beauty of the Pacific Northwest. For more information visit www.apwq.org
Date and location: Exhibition: September 2013. Digital submissions accepted until July 29, 2013, 11:59 pm CT
Voght Visual Arts Center, 17420 S. 67th Court, Tinley Park, Illinois (MAP)
Description: We are currently accepting submissions for our upcoming Midwest Surface Design Association's juried exhibition "Always Something...". Things often do not go our way. When this happens, what do we experience? When our intentions are blocked, what do we perceive? We want to see how the unexpected can provide opportunity to view the world in a new way.
The exhibition will be held in September, 2013 at the Vogt Visual Arts Center in Tinley Park, IL. All current U.S. Midwest SDA members are invited to participate. To view details, deadlines and the full prospectus, please visit http.//illinoissda.blogspot.com. To become an SDA member, please visit the website at http. //www.surfacedesign.org.
Date and location: Sunday, September 1, 2013, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Monday, September 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Heyburn Elementary School Gym, 1405 Main Ave., St. Maries, Idaho (MAP)
Description: Valley Piecemakers Quilt and Craft Club will be holding their 18th Annual Quilt Show. Our featured quilter will be Donna Kelley. Admission is $1. There will be vendors, demonstrations, and light refreshments. For more information, call Donna Johnson at (208) 245-7800, or go to http://www.valleypiecemakers.com
Date and location: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 5-7, 2013
Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. (MAP)
Description: Wisconsin Public Television partners with Nancy Zieman Productions LLC to present the Quilt Expo. 2013 will be the ninth year for the award-wining event that features hundreds of quilts on exhibit, national vendors, Sit & Sew and hands-on workshops, nationally known quilting educators and celebrities, personal appearances by Nancy Zieman, host of public television's Sewing With Nancy series, stage presentations and two evening events. For more information, visit http://www.wiquiltexpo.com on the Web.
Date and location: Thursday and Friday, September 5-6, 2013, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, September 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Hall F 111 W Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA (MAP)
Description: The 32nd annual San Diego Quilt Show, with guest artist Alex Anderson, will showcase more than 400 quilts and include several special exhibits. The 2013 theme is "Surfing the USA" and includes a quilt challenge. Preview night is September 4. Classes are available featuring well-known instructors, many different techniques, and all skill levels. For information: www.sandiegoquiltshow.com or email email@example.com
Date and location: Thursday, September 12 through Saturday, September 14, 2013, 10am to 5 pm daily
Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry St, Dalton, Ohio (MAP)
Description: Join us at the 12th annual Amish Country Quilt Show, just 30 minutes from the beautiful heart of Amish country! Enjoy a large vendor mall with sewing and quilting supplies including fabrics, patterns, notions and more to create your own quilts and other projects. You can also purchase beautiful finished quilts that will be available for sale. Interested in education? Attendees can choose from numerous classes taught by industry-leading educators. Plan on learning the latest quilting techniques, join in the Quilting Bee and don't forget the Quilting Contest. You also won't want to miss the Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop Quilt display - a favorite among all quilters. What better to do in Amish Country than spend three days surrounded by Quilting!
Date and location: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 15, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jefferson Junior High School, 7200 Janes Ave. Woodridge, Illinois (MAP)
Description: Faithful Circle Quilters present over 350 quilts including a featured quilter and challenge quilts. Show will include demonstrations, a silent auction, a merchant mall, a Quilter's Trading Post selling gently used books, tools, and misc. items. Scissors sharpening will be available. Quilt appraisals by appointment. Call Nancy for appraisal appointment, 630-323-5008. Admission $6.00. Children 12 years old and under, FREE. For more information visit our web site: www.fcquilters.com
Date and location: Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Philomath Scout Lodge Philomath, Oregon (MAP)
Description: Our Quilt Show 'n' More will have quilts for sale, quilts to enjoy, vendors, food, prizes, and much more. We also have a youth category for quilt entries. Come out and enjoy the amazing location and view while enjoying some beautiful quilt work. The Philomath Scout Lodge opened its doors in 2008 on 58 acres of beautiful wetlands and natural habitat - all within the city limits of Philomath. Intensive fundraising has paid off the property, but money is still owed on the lodge. The Quilt Show's admission, quilt display fee, booth space and food money will all go to the lodge loan.
Date and location: September 20-21, 2013. Hours: Fri: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center, 5050 Sedge Blvd. Hoffman Estates, Illinois (MAP)
Description: Stroll through a cotton botanical garden of over 300 quilts created by the Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild on display. Judge and admire quilts of all sizes, shapes and techniques. NSQG is one of the oldest and largest quilt guilds in Northern Illinois. Quilt Show Highlights: 300+ quilt entries and exhibits will include wall quilts, large bed size, miniature and clothing fashion quilts. Raffle quilt made by members especially for this event. American Girl Doll Raffle – includes dozens of beautiful handmade outfits and accessories. One-stop shopping at the vendor mall featuring dozens of local quilt-related merchants. Antique quilt bed turning presentations. Silent auction of 200 member-made miniature quilts. Quilt appraisals by an AQS certified appraiser. Special display by NSQG Featured Quilter. Free round-trip shuttle bus between event and parking lot. Admission: $7.00, $1.00 off coupon available on our website. Children under 17 free with adult. For more information, visit http://www.nsqg.net/quiltshows.html. Tel: 847-285-5400
Date and location: September 20, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and September 21, 2013, 9 a.m - 5 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church, 4200 N. 204th St., Elkhorn, Nebraska (MAP)
Description: We are expecting over 300 quilts to be on display. Other features include a mMini raffle, vendors, Quilters Cafe, raffle quilt, silent auction, and demonstrations. Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $6, Kids 6-12 $1 and Kids 0-5yrs. Free. We have plenty of free parking and we are handicapped accessible.
Date and location: September 20 - 22, 2013
Hawkeye Downs, 4400 6th St. SW Cedar Rapids, Iowa (MAP)
Description: More than 400 quilts on display. Quilts judged by Carol Brooks NQACJ. Featured Quilter: Lynn Stansbery. Double Wedding Ring Raffle. Quilt Merchant Mall. Quilts for Sale. Small Quilt Auction. S.O.S. (Share Our Skills) Quilting. On-going Demonstrations. Concession area. Ample free parking. Admission: $6.00, For more information, visit www.EIHQGUILD.com
Date and location: September 20 and 21, 2013, 10 am - 4 pm each day
Brecksville United Church of Christ, 23 Public Square, Brecksville, Ohio (MAP)
Description: Presesnted by the Western Reserve Quilters Anonymous Guild. Quilts and quilted items, demonstrations, vendors, boutique, and viewer's choice. Refreshments available. Admission $3 for ages 12 and up (under 12 free). (Parking is best accessed from Arlington Street, off of Brecksville Road/Rt. 21.)
Date and location: September 21, 2013 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
First 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. Bento Box queen-size quilt to be raffle. $5.00 donation. For more info, call 860.365.0527
Date and location: Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, September 22, 2013, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Boys & Girls Club of SW Oregon, 3333 Walnut Ave. Coos Bay, Oregon (MAP)
Description: Coos Sand 'n Sea Quilters present a show featuring: *A display of over 200 quilts *Hourly demonstrations *Quilt Challenge *Vendor Mall & member Boutique *Raffle Quilt Held in conjunction with the Bay Area Fun Festival&Prefontaine 6K run. Admission: $3. More information can be found on the Coos Sand 'n Sea Quilt Guild Facebook Page or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and location: Friday and Saturday, Sept 27 and 28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
120 W. Chance A LaMer, Ocean Shores, Washington (MAP)
Description: Hundreds of quilts, quilted items and wearables, boutique, vendors mall, demos, hourly door prizes, raffle quilt. Quilt walk through town. Refreshments available. Donations welcome. Admission is free. For more info:www.seapalsquilters.org to email email@example.com
Date and location: September 28 - 29, 2013; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Ave. Sturtevant, Wisc. (MAP)
Description: Presented by Lighthouse Quilters Guild, Inc., Racine, Wisconsin. More than 200 quilts; honored quilter, guild challege, and crayon challenge exhibits; bed turning & demonstrations; raffle quilt; guild botique and vendors; food available. Admission: $5.00. Details and entry form available at www.lighthousequiltersguild.org Easy access from I-94 between Milwaukee and Chicago.
Date and location: Saturday, September, 28, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Iola Old Car Show Activity Building on Jenson Drive in Iola, WI
Description: The Iola Norske Needlers Quilt Guild invites the public to its 10th anniversary quilt show Celebration of Quilts. Everyone is invited to view over 200 magnificent quilts and wall-hangings made by the guild members during the last five years. Enjoy vendor displays, demonstrations, and an afternoon antique quilt-show-within-the-show. Carol Butzke, professional quilt appraiser, will be on hand, offering written appraisals by appointment. The show building has easy access (no steps) and plenty of parking. Join us for a day of color and creativity. The show cost is $4. Lunch is available. Further updates and a map are on iolaquiltshow.wordpress.com For more information and appraisal appointments, write or email: Norske Needlers c/o Dianne Erickson N10950 Co. P Iola, WI 54945 Email Dianne at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandy at email@example.com
Date and location: Oct 11-13, 2013
Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe St SW, East Hall I and II, Huntsville, Alabama (MAP)
Description: This quilt show is sponsored by Heritage Quilters of Huntsville, Alabama. It is a judged show with 250+ entries, vendors, raffle quilt, demonstrations, and bed turning. Entry fee is $8.00 which is good for the three days of the show. For more information, contact Katherine at 256-883-7124 or go to our website: www.hsvquilters.org
Date and location: Friday and Saturday, October 11-12, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Buckley Hall, 127 River Ave. Buckley, Wash. (MAP)
Description: Crystal Quilters of Enumclaw presents our twenty-first annual quilt show, "From Threads to Quilts." Lots of quilts, from Traditional to Modern, demonstrations, 2 raffle quilts. Challenge quilts, charity quilts, door prizes. $4 donation with all profits donated to local food banks.
Date and location: October 11, 2013 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northside Baptist Church, 598 River Lane, Dixon, Ill. (MAP)
Description: The Petunia City Quilters will be displaying their quilts during this event, which will feature vendors, raffle baskets, appraisals, bake sale, raffle quilt, handcrafted items and a Pink Breast Cancer Challenge by members. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and location: October 11-13, 2013 : Fri. Noon to 7pm; Sat. 10am to 5pm; Sun. 12pm to 4pm
Blanco, Texas 78606
Description: This year's theme is "A Sky of Many Colors." Admission $5.00; Opening Reception and Awards 5:30 pm on Friday, October 11. Over 200 quilts on display with special exhibit of national and internationally renowned quilters. Venders; Demonstrations; Workshops; Door Prizes. Quilt entry form and show information; email@example.com; 830.833.1579; www.uptownblanco.com; ample parking; handicapped accessible.
Date and location: Friday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash Street, Sanford, North Carolina (MAP)
Description: Judged Quilt Show Presented by the Hearts and Hands ECA Quilters' Guild. Best in Show prize will be $300 Hours: Admission $5, under 12 free Over 100 Quilts, Vendor Booths, Raffle Baskets, Door Prizes, Boutique with Handmade Items, Antique Quilt Display, Demonstrations, Lunch Available on Site and much, much more. Website: www.heartsandhandsnc.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and location: October 18th & 19th, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Abdallah Shrine Temple, 5300 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kansas (MAP)
Description: Starlight Starbright, this year's annual quilt, features creative member quilts in many categories and sizes. In addition to the quilts, we'll have a short technique demonstration every hour. Sewing related vendors will be present in time for early holiday shopping. Other attractions include: door prizes, hand made boutique items, bake sale, Linus Quilt Workshop. Quilt Show attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite quilts. $3 admission for adults, free admission for under 12. For more details, visit http://starlightquilters.com/2013_quilt_show
Date and location: October 19 and 20, 2013
The Field House, 166 Athletic Dr., Shelburne, VT (MAP)
Description: The 31st annual show of the Champlain Valley Quilters' Guild of Vermont offers a spectacular display of judged and non-judged quilts, theme challenge quilts, demonstrations, and special exhibits including: Quilts of Valor, Friendship Quilts, and Vermont Landscape Quilts. We will feature a wide variety of quilting related products and services, handmade crafts for sale, gorgeous raffle quilt, raffle baskets and a popular scavenger hunt for children. Appraisals by appt. Refreshments available on site. For more information, visit http://www.cvqgvt.org/
Date and location: Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tewksbury Senior Center, 175 Chandler St., Tewksbury, Mass. (MAP)
Description: This year's theme is "Our Material World." More than 100 quilts on display. Raffle quilt, raffle baskets, vendors, Member's Boutique (hand made items & crafts for sale) and sewing yard sale. Lunch Served All Day. Plenty of Free parking. Wheelchair Accessible. A free fat quarter with admission. Admission $6.00. For more info cntact Denise Sawyer at 978-761-7415 or email@example.com; or Norma Biggins, 978-269-4508 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, visit our website: http://www.tewksburypiecemakers.com
Date and location: October 24–26, 2013, Thursday & Friday – 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m; Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Baxter County Fairgrounds-Educational Building, 1507 Fairgrounds Dr., Mountain Home, Arkansas (MAP)
Description: "Autumn in the Ozarks" Over 300 Quilts - (Traditional and Art Quilts), special exhibits, vendors, door prizes, demos, and more. Admission: $5 (children under 12 free). For details, visit http://hillnhollowquilters.com/wordpress/quilt-show-2011
Date and location: October 25 - 26, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Westfield Middle School, 345 W Hoover St, , Westfield, Indiana (MAP)
Description: Presented by the Quilter's Guild of Indianapolis. 350+ quilts. Appraisals, demos-lectures, surprise baskets, vendor mall, small quilt auction, opportunity quilt, Peony Shop mystery bags, food court. Admission $8.00. For more infor: quiltguildindy.com
Date and location: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 N. Highway 45, Libertyville, Ill. (MAP)
Description: Quilt show sponsored by the Village Quilters of Lake Bluff/Lake Forest. Over 200 quilts! Merchant Market, quilting demonstrations, Boutique featuring member's creations, Silent Auction, beautiful Raffle Quilt! Come view our quilts and vote for your favorite. You can also sit and sew with us. Enjoy a wonderful day of quilts! For information, visit our website: http://www.villagequilters.org or email email@example.com.
Date and location: Nov. 1, 2 and 3, 2013, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kenan Arena, 433 Locust St, Lockport, N.Y. (MAP)
Description: We will be featuring at least 200 local quilts as well as the traveling Hoffman 2013 Challenge collection. A Chinese auction of quilts, boutique, vendors, door prizes, demonstrations and cafe will be included. $5.00 admission
Date and location: Friday, November 1, 2013 (9am-5pm) and Saturday, November 2, 2013 (9am-4pm)
Woods Chapel Methodist Church, 4725 NE Lakewood Way, Lee's Summit, Mo. (MAP)
Description: Hundreds of quilts, demonstrations, vendors, a silent auction,a quilter's boutique, and antique quilt bed turning, and door prizes. Admission is $3.00; the facility is handicap accessible.
Date and location: November 8 and 9, 2013, 10:00 am - 5 p.m.
Description: Randolph Quilters Guild presents our 19th quilt show featuring over 200 quilts, many vendors, daily demos, bed turning, and raffle quilt. Food available on site. Admission: $6.00. For more information contact: Carole Bulla @ 336-460-0886; firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and location: November 8-10, 2013
Turner Hall, 115 S. Bench Street, Galena, Ill. (MAP)
Description: This event will include demonstrations from quilters and fiber arts artisans, vendors and their offerings, over 100 quilts on display and our speaker will be Laurie Aaron Hird, author of The Farmers Wife-Quilt Sampler and The Farmers Wife-Pony Club. The event will located in Galena's Historic Turner Hall in the center of Historic Galena. The event is being sponsored by The Elizabeth Friendship Quilter s Guild and Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Galena. Our website is www.galenaquiltshow.com
Date and location: Friday, November 8, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, November 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Church of the Covenant, 267 East Beau St., Washington, Pa. (MAP)
Description: This year's theme is "Yuletide Cheer." Many quilts and quilted items on display, vendors, raffles, flea market, challenge display. Admission: $5.00.
Date and location: November 10 - 15, 2013
St. Andrew's House on the Hood Canal, 7550 E. Hwy 106, Union Wash. (INFO)
Description: Joe Cunningham, quilter, author, lecturer and teacher, has announced his first quilt retreat in twenty years. Teaming up with Seattle-based Patricia Belyea, quilter, teacher and importer of Japanese yukata cottons, Cunningham has created a retreat to inspire and refresh quilters of all levels.
The retreat location is beautiful St Andrew's House, on the picturesque Hood Canal near Seattle. Between arrival on Sunday, November 10 and departure on Friday, November 15, 2013, quilters will be treated to creative classes, evening entertainment, great food and good fellowship.
The emphasis of the instruction will be techniques that open creative possibilities for retreat participants. Joe's studies in traditional quilts have led him to develop step-by-step approaches to simple yet creative quilt design. Quilters will learn new ways to make blocks, as well as surprising and easy techniques to use in future quilts. Rather than working with pencil and paper, quilters will learn directly through cutting and sewing. All lessons will be illustrated with actual quilts.
The sewing room will be open all day and night. For those who want to take a break, the retreat location promises beach walks, rainforest hikes or just relaxing on the wrap-around porch with views of the Olympic Mountains.
Patricia will present some of her enormous collection of yukata cottons and talk about these remarkable hand-dyed Japanese textiles one evening. Joe will share his lively one-man musical, "Joe The Quilter" another night.
A large quilting frame will be set up in the Great Hall for Joe to teach hand stitching in free time between activities. He reminisced "When I was the artist in residence at the deYoung Museum here in San Francisco, I was supposed to design displays to foster interaction with the public. I had four or five exhibits with digital cameras and fancy projections, but it turned out that what everyone most wanted to do was to sit around the quilting frame and stitch away!"
A portion of the proceeds from the retreat will benefit the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum.
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