Quilt Museums and Shows



Museums & Shows

Welcome to the McCall's Quilting Museums & Shows page!

We want to encourage and support community quilting and to do that, we've created this page to communicate about local activity.

If you know of a museum or show in your area, please e-mail mcq@creativecraftsgroup.com with "Guilds and Shows" in the subject line.




United States


Oxford - September 12-13, 2014 - Lick Skillet Quilt Guild - Quilts by the Lake 2014 Quilt Show

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.

Oxford Civic Center
401 McCullars Lane
Oxford, Alabama (MAP)

September 12:  9 a.m.-5 p.m.
September 13:  10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: $5.00 adults; $3.00 children age 12 and under
Free parking and handicap accessible.

Information: http://www.lickskilletquiltguild.com or email info@lickskilletquiltguild.com


Cameron Park - September 5-7, 2014 - Gold Bug Quilters - 2014 Quilt Show

Featured: Quilts, wearables, purses and home decor, raffle quilt, vendors, basket boutique, silent auction, country store, demonstrations, lunch and refreshments

Cameron Park Community Services Center
2502 Country Club Drive
Cameron Park, CA 95682

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: $7.00 (includes all 3 days); gentlemen and children free

Information: WWW.GoldBugQuilters.org


Hollywood - August 7, 2014 - African Folklore Embroidery - Interactive Lecture and Class

FREE interactive lecture and class on African Folklore Embroidery, sponsored by the Ford Amphitheater. Using colorful African threads and beads against a black background, artist, crafter and educator Leora Raikin will share chain stitch, French knot, and beadwork techniques while discussing African life and culture with those gathered. A fun event for the whole family. All skill levels welcome. If you have already attended a class, bring your kit and come stitch with us under the trees.

Ages 8 and older

Free embroidery kits will be available. Limited supplies for the first 30 reservations.
To make your reservation, please call 323-856-5793 or email info@aflembroidery.com

Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068

Information: www.aflembroidery.com



Kelseyville - October 4-5, 2014 - Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild - Falling Leaves Quilt Show

Featured: Judged, open-entry show of 200+ quilts, Featured Quilter, Vendor Mall with quilt fabric, books, patterns, notions, etc., Country Store, Opportunity Quilt, Challenge and Round Robin Exhibits, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Demonstrations and food by Angelina's Bakery & Espresso

Lake County Fairgrounds
401 Martin Street
Lakeport, CA 95453

Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: $8.00, $6.00 pre-sale, children under 12 $2.00

Information: www.LLQG.org


Murphys - October 10-12, 2014 - Independence Hall Quilters - Mountain Heirloom Quilt Faire XXXVII

Featured: Quilts, wall hangings, wearable art, dolls, needle art, member challenge exhibit, door prizes, demonstrations, boutique, quilts for sale, country store, vendor booths, lunch, appraiser on site. Scholarship quilt and I.H.Q. Treasures drawing Sunday.

Ironstone Vineyards
1894 Six Mile Road
Murphys, CA

Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: $7.00 at the door

Information: www.IndependenceHallQuilters.com


Golden - Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is to enrich the lives of people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures through the celebration of, education about, and preservation of the art and history of American quilts and quiltmaking, past and present.

1213 Washington Avenue
Golden, Colorado, 80401-1144

Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday 12 noon–4 p.m.


$6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors, $4.00 for students (college students with I.D.), children 5 and under admitted free. Admission is free for museum members. Reduced admission rates for groups of 15 or more with a confirmed reservation. School groups welcome.


(303) 277-0377


Golden - Quilters Newsletter/Creative Crafts Group Gallery

Stop by to see our current display of quilts.

741 Corporate Circle, Suite A
Golden, Colorado, 80401
(303) 215-5622

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admission: Free


Elaine Salato , email salatoe@yahoo.com



Longmont - September 26-27, 2014 - Quilt-A-Fair

If you love quilts and quilt related items stop in at Quilt-A-Fair to enjoy our Merchants Mall featuring over 80 merchants selling beautiful fabrics, kits, patterns, tools and much more. View the beautiful quilt show provided by the Monarch Quilters, purchase a chance to win a quilt from our raffle quilt gallery, bid on quilt kits, patterns, etc. at the silent auction and enjoy the spectacular Food Court! Free parking.

Boulder County Fairgrounds
Longmont, CO

9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Information: Email: toni_fitzwater@msn.com



Shreveport - October 3-5, 2014 - Red River Quilters - A Sea of Quilts

Annual quilt show held in conjunction with Red River Revel Arts Festival. Judged show with more than 200 quilts, featured quilter (guild member), special exhibits, demonstrations, silent auction, merchant mall, door prizes and guild booth of handmade quilted and related items for sale.

Riverview Hall
600 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, LA 71101

Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: $5.00 Friday. Saturday/Sunday - included in Red Rier Revel Arts Festival admission ($5.00)

Information: quiltshowchairman@redriverquilters.com or www.redriverquilters.com


Augusta - July 25-27, 2014 - Pine Tree Quilters Guild 37th Annual Show and Conference - Augusta Civic Center

Workshops with Cindy Brick, Susan Cleveland, Gail Garber, Jane Hall, Sue Nickels, Dodi Poulsen, Pat Sloan

Quilt exhibits - Over 600 quilts

Special exhibits: AQSG Study of 19th Century Star Quilts, A Baker's Dozen App-Experts Interpret 14 Blocks, Great Stories: Selections from New England Quilt Museum, Maine: The Way Life Should Be Challenge

Air-conditioned, convenient, free parking, merchant's mall, demonstrations, lectures, quilt appraisals

Special events: Champagne reception and show preview Thursday July 24, 7-9 p.m., auction Friday July 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m. with proceeds benefitting Maine Cancer Foundation-Women's Cancer Fund

Augusta Civic Center

76 Community Drive

Augusta, Maine

Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: $10.00 daily; $15 multi-day; children 12 and under free with paid adult; groups (14 or more) $8 with advance registration

Information: info@mainequilts.org or visit mainequilts.org

Registration brochure available March 1: send $3 US to Maine Quilts, PO Box 5405, Augusta, ME 04332-5405


Stockton - October 3-5, 2014 - Courthouse Quilters of Hunterdon County - Quilts in the Mill

Enjoy a day surrounded by over 200 beautiful handmade quilts stunningly displayed in the historic setting of Prallsville Mills. As a special attraction Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Linda J. Hahn, well-known author, designer and national teacher, will share her quilts and demonstrate her technique from her latest book, New York Beauty, Diversified. Other attractions will include "When Love Blooms," a queen-size raffle quilt; mini-quilt raffles; quilting demonstrations; quilt-related vendors, art & handicraft boutique and door prizes. Come spend the weekend and enjoy the many shops, restaurants, and bed and breakfasts in this picturesque area by the Delaware River.

Prallsville Mills
31 Risler Road, Route 29
Stockton, NJ

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $7.00. Visit www.courthousequilters.com to get a discount coupon for $1.00 off admission.

Information: Contact Judee Shuler at judeeshuler@centurylink.net or call 908-337-2540



Roswell - September 18-20, 2014 - Pecos Valley Quilters - Blooming Quilts

The 2014 Quilt Show -- Blooming Quilts -- will display more than 200 quilts by local and area quilters. Cash prizes will be awarded. A great variety of merchants will be available as well as a silent auction and quilter's boutique. Quilting classes will feature instructors J. Michelle Watts and Kristi Grigsby on Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19. Thursday evening Watts and Grigsby will present a trunk show at a special reception. Additional classes are planned for Saturday including a special class for young people. 

The 2014 Opportunity Quilt, Dazzling Desert Bloom, showcases an original one of a kind quilt design by J. Michelle Watts and was expertly quilted by Rita Galaska. It has an appraised value of $6,000. Proceeds will benefit area food pantries.

Roswell Convention and Civic Center
912 North Main Street
Roswell, NM 88201

Admission: $5.00 

Information:  www.pecosvalleyquilters.com



Asheville - September 26-28, 2014 - Asheville Quilt Guild - Quilts: From Inspiration to Creation

Over 250 quilts from all over the US. More than $8,000 in prize money; $1,000 for best of show! 20+ vendors. Demonstrations, Silent Auction, Gift Shop, Quilts for Sale, Opportunity Quilt. Follow us on Facebook at Asheville Quilt Show.

WNC Ag Center Expo Building
Just off I-26, across from the Asheville Regional Airport

Friday and Saturday 9 a.m-5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission:  $6.00 - Free parking, handicap accessible. Mult-day pass, group discounts and lunch available.

Information: slerner.quiltshow@gmail.com


Concord - October 3-4, 2014 - Cabarrus Quilters Guild - Splash of Color Fiber Art & Quilt Show

This is an annual show presented by the Cabarrus Quilters Guild and sponsored by Quilters Loft, Mooresville, NC.   The arena has 30,000 SF of space to provide for more than 35 local and regional vendors and 200 quilts.  The show will feature Quilts & Wearable Arts, Raffle Quilt, Pfaff sewing machine raffle, Bed Turning, Door prizes, White Elephant Sale, Demonstrations, and Silent Auction.   This is a professionally judged quilt show.   Entries are being accepted from across the United States.   Ribbons and cash prizes will also be awarded.   Come and spend the day with us and get inspired for your next quilting project or find some great gift ideas for the holidays.

Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
4751 NC Hwy 49 North
Concord, NC 28025

GPS address: 4551 Old Airport Rd., Concord, NC

Friday 9 a.m-5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Admission:  1-day ticket $6.00; 2-day ticket $8
Parking is free, compliments of the Guild
Handicap accessible

For more information, please visit  www.cabarrusquiltersguild.org



Portland - August 14–16, 2014 - International Quilt Festival - 1st Annual Quilt! Knit! Stitch!

Quilts, Inc., produces several editions of International Quilt Festival around the country, but the addition of Quilt! Knit! Stitch! recognizes the diversity of needlearts practitioners in the Pacific Northwest. Quilt! Knit! Stitch! will feature exhibitor booths, quilts and fabric art on display, and many educational opportunities on the show floor.

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Information: quilts.com
Bob Ruggiero: pubs@quilts.com



Blanco - October 10-11, 2014 - Uptown Blanco 4th Annual Quilt Show: Heirlooms Past and Present

A quilt show celebrating the art and artistry of quilting yesterday and today. The show will feature a display of quilts by Betty Alderman along with the 2014 Hoffman Challenge. We are interested in displaying your Heirlooms of the Past and your new creation, an Heirloom of the future.
The Best of Show will win $250 cash and a gift certificate from Uptown Blanco for $250. Prizes and ribons will be awarded for other categories.

Friday and Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Information: Andrea or Sharon (830) 833-1579 ext 3; email andrea@uptownblanco.com


Bennington - September 13-14, 2014 - Quiet Valley Quilters' Guild - 21st Annual Bennington Quiltfest

The show features new and vintage quilts, guild challenge quilts, and a special exhibit. Featured Quilter and Lecturer will be Michele Scott (piecefulquilter.com) who will present a lecture both days. There will be a raffle quilt - a queen size quilt "Quiet Valley Spirit," which as made by the guild members. There will be demonstrations, door prizes, vendors, food service, and a consignment boutique. Handicapped Accessible. Free parking.

Mount Anthony Union Middle School
747 East Road
Bennington, VT 05201

Saturday 9 a.m-5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission:  $7.00

Information: Judith Smith, jsmithvt@together.net, 802-823-4631 or www.benningtonquiltfest.com



Chimacum - September 26-27, 2014 - Cabin Fever Quilters Show

Over 150 quilts, vendors and demonstrations. Food available on site.

Jefferson County Fairgrounds
4907 Landes Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission:  $5.00 donation

Information: www.cabinfeverquilterswa.com


La Conner - La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, founded in 1997, is home to Washington State's first quilt & textile museum. Our mission is to collect, preserve and exhibit local, national and international quilts and textiles; provide an educational experience; and preserve the historic 1891 Gaches Mansion, a historic landmark located at 703 S. Second St., La Conner, WA. The museum features changing quarterly exhibits that range from traditional antique bed quilts to contemporary works by emerging and established fiber artists. Our Textile Enrichment Series is an educational program that includes lectures and workshops throughout the year, and our annual Fall Festival has grown into an international juried and judged show. We are open five days per week, year-round, with tours available upon request.

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
703 S. Second Street
La Conner, WA 98257

Admission:  $7.00 non-members, $5.00 students and military with ID, free for members and children under 12

Information: 360-466-4288, www.laconnerquilts.org

October 3-6, 2014 - 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival

The 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, sponsored by the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, will feature an International Show of Juried & Judged traditional quilts, art quilts, wearable art, and fiber art in Maple Hall and the La Conner Civic Garden Club. Both locations are within a half-block of the Museum. The Festival events include Workshops, Preview Party, Specialty Vendors and a Silent Auction.

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m-6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Admission:  $10.00 also includes entry to the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum


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