Quilt Museums and 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 McCallsQuiltlng@fwcommunity.com with "Guilds and Shows" in the subject line.
Parkville - May 29-31, 2015 - Generation to Generation Quilt Show
Hundreds of quilts on display celebrating quilters through the years - youth quilts to antique quilts and every type of quilt in between. There will be 4 beautiful raffle quilts, fiber arts, door prizes, a merchant mall, a tea room, demos, and a large boutique all under one roof.
Oceanside Place Arena
830 W. Island Highway
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lakeport - October 3-4, 2015 - Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild - 14th Annual Falling Leaves Quilt Show
Judged, open-entry show of 200+ quilts. Featured Quilter: Judy Sisneros. 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
Lake County Fairgrounds
401 Martin Street
Lakeport, CA 95453
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Donation: Adults $8.00, Children under 12 $2.00
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.
Golden - Quilters Newsletter/F + W Gallery
Stop by to see our current display of quilts.
Longmont - September 25-26, 2015 - Colorado Quilting Council - Quilt-A-Fair
If you love quilts and quilting, Quilt-A-Fair is the place to be. The 80 merchants sell only quilting related merchandise. A beautiful quilt show hangs above the merchant’s mall. Purchase a raffle ticket from local guilds, and bid on an assortment of quilting related items at the silent auction tables.
Boulder County Fairgrounds
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, Colorado 80501
9 a.m.–5 p.m. both days
Admission: $5; free parking
Information: Visit the Council website at coloradoquiltcouncil.com.
Lewes - July 17-18, 2015 - Ocean Waves Quilt Guild - 2015 Show: Quilts - Paying It Forward
Quilt displays include challenge quilts and articles donated through the Guild community service program. Show features: vendors (not exclusively quilt-related), gift gallery featuring hand-crafted items from members and consignors, raffle baskets, a Featherweight sewing machine raffle, raffle quilts, docent tours, and demonstrations.
Cape Henlopen High School
1250 Kings Highway
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Food available on site plus free and plentiful parking
Admission: $8 for one-day pass; $10 for two-day pass; discounted admission ($7) with guild membership card
Blairsville - October 23-24, 2015 - Misty Mountain Quilters' Guild - QuiltFest 2015
The show will include 200 quilts, vendors, demonstrations and door prizes. Proceeds will go to community Outreach Programs.
Union County High School Gym
Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $6 per day
Information: Visit mistymountainquiltguild.org.
Shreveport - October 2-4, 2015 - Red River Quilters - Ruby Jubilee Quilt Show: Celebrating Red River Revel's 40th Anniversary
200+ quilts on display in judged show; featured quilter is guild member Jackie Pierce; vendors; product and technique demonstrations; special exhibits, silent auction; tickets available for Donation Quilt. Part of Red River Revel – one of the largest annual arts festivals in the South!
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.
Annapolis - June 13-14, 2015 - Annapolis Quilt Guild - Quilts by the Bay Quilt Show
The show will feature quilts made by guild members, the 2015 raffle quilt, a country store, children's activites, silent auction and raffle baskets, over 20 vendors, Hoffman Challenge Quilt displays, professional quilt appraisals by Phyllis Hatcher Twigg (fee per item), free demos both days, and a patriotic exhibit to honor veterans.
Annapolis High School
2700 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission $10.00; seniors $9.00; children under 12 free. Handicapped parking available.
Brainerd/Baxter - June 19-20, 2015 - Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Guild - "Home Sweet Quilted Home" Quilt Show
Along with members' quilts, there will be quilt vendors, a members' boutique, a silent auction for Lakeland Public Television quilting show support, challenge quilts, and refreshments, as well as our beautiful raffle quilt ($1.00 a chance) made from Kaffe Fassett stripes and Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics. The theme of "Home Sweet Quilted Home" is carried out in this gorgeous raffle quilt. Drawing will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. You need not be present to win.
Pam Dinndorf of Aardvark quilts will teach a class on Friday. She will present a program and trunk show of her work on Friday evening. (Nominal fee) Call 218-821-9389 to register.
Brainerd High School
705 S. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56501
See over 200 quilts for just $2.00 admission!
Lee's Summit - October 23-24, 2015 - Lee's Summit Quilters' Guild - Quilt Show
Hundreds of quilts on display plus antique quilt bed turning, hourly door prizes, vendors with items to purchase, guild boutique, and guild silent auction.
Woods Chapel United Methodist Church
4725 NE Lakewood Way
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Friday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission $3.00. Handicapped accessible.
Asheville - October 2-4, 2015 - Asheville Quilt Guild - "A Harvest of Quilts" - 33rd Annual Asheville Quilt Show
A judged show of more than 275 quilts. Prize money over $9,000. Free demonstrations, quilts for sale, gift shop, silent auction, opportunity quilt. Lunch available; multi-day passes and group discounts.
WNC Agriculture Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Concord - September 25-26, 2015 - Cabarrus Quilters' Guild - "Splash of Color" Quilts and Fiber Arts Show
An annual event presented by the Cabarrus Quilters’ Guild, a non-profit organization, the show is produced by Guild member volunteers. Entries are professionally judged by a team of judges with nationally accredited credentials. Both ribbons and money are awarded as prizes. The show also offers wearable arts, more than 35 vendors, raffles, bed turning, demonstrations, and a silent auction.
This year’s sponsors are Quilt Patch Fabrics and the Morganton Sewing Center. Spend a day with us to find inspiration for your next quilting project or find some great gift ideas for upcoming holidays!
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
4751 NC Highway & Route 49 North
Concord, NC 28025
Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: 1-day ticket $6.00, 2-day ticket $8.00. Free parking courtesy of the Guild; handicap accessible.
Portland - May 1-2, 2015 - Northwest Quilters - 41st Annual Quilt Show "A Festival of Quilts"
Show features: Raffle Quilt "A Quilter's Rose Garden", Silent Auction, Quilts for Sale, Treasure Hunt for Kids, Small Quilt Raffle, Quilts of Valor Display. The featured quilter is Marjorie Post.
Portland Expo Center, Hall D-1
2060 N. Marine Drive
Portland, OR 97217
Admission $8.00, children under 12 free
Bennington - September 19-20, 2015 - Quiet Valley Quilters Guild - 22nd Annual Bennington Quiltfest
At the show you will find not only many new quilts, but also the challenge, a special exhibit, demonstrations, a raffle quilt, and many vendors along with our special featured quilter. Quilter and author, Joan Ford, from Hummingbird Highway in Syracuse, NY, will be joining us this year along with a free lecture that takes place at 1pm on each day of the show. A queen sized quilt raffle will also be available this year as well as the Consignment Boutique and the mouthwatering fare from the Quiltfest Cafe. Deadline for quilt entries is August 5, 2015.
Mount Anthony Union Middle School
747 East Road
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free parking; handicapped accessible. Group tours and buses welcome; contact Quiltfest Chair for more information
Admission: $7.00; children 12 and under free
Berryville - April 17-19, 2015 - Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show - "Batiks, Batiks, Batiks"
Clarke County Parks and Recreation Center
225 Al Smith Circle
Berryville, Virginia 22611
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Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission donation: $5.00
Information: NSVQuiltShow.com or call 540-665-1770
Harrisonburg - Virginia Quilt Museum
The Virginia Quilt Museum was founded in 1995 and exists to celebrate quilting in Virginia. The Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit funded solely through private donations, memberships, and revenue from admissions and museum shop sales. The Virginia Quilt Museum receives no federal or state funding.
Virginia Quilt Museum
301 S. Main St. (in the historic Warren-Sipe House)
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Admission: $7.00, $5.00 students 5 and up, free children under 5
Information: 540-433-3818; vaquiltmuseum.org
May 5-July 4, 2015
Visitors to the Virginia Quilt Museum will be greeted with celebration on every floor when new exhibits open on May 5. Appropriately the museum spotlights its 20th anniversary with an exhibit “Celebrate The Day” with 71 small quilts, each honoring an obscure or lesser-known calendar holiday celebrated throughout the year. Curator Shannon Shirley of Woodbridge, VA collected art work from 53 different artists. Each quilt measures 18” wide by 30” long. Using a variety of techniques, these fiber artists had fun creating pieces honoring such holidays as Bubba Day, Save the Frog Day, and Dress Up Your Dog Day, as well as days acknowledging more serious causes. In keeping with the museum’s goal of celebrating Virginia quilters, most of the artists are from Virginia.
Another exhibit features quilts honoring the famous 19th century quilter Jane Stickle. Stickle, who lived in Vermont during the mid-1800s, created a quilt using 225 different quilt block designs. Modern-day “Janes” make their own versions of the Stickle quilt using contemporary color schemes and techniques. A quilt based on the original could take years to make by hand. Approximately 30 quilts of various sizes made from the Stickle pattern are in the exhibit “Virginia Tribute to Jane Stickle.”
Celebrating its 20 years of sharing Virginia’s quilting heritage, the museum will display Civil War era quilts from the museum’s collection In “Civil War Quilts: Antebellum to Reunion.” The quilts reflect life before, during, and after the conflict.
A free preview of the exhibits and a Meet the Artists reception will take place at the museum Saturday, May 2. At 1:30 pm Guest Curator Doreen Johnson from Warrenton, VA will present “A Tribute to Jane Stickle.” Reception from 3-4 pm. Reservations are required.
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
April 1-June 28, 2015: Revealing the Hidden with Contemporary QuiltArt Association, Impressions in Fabric with Denise Miller and Nancy Ryan, and Pastels and More - Selections from Our Permanent Collection
April 1-May 3, 2015: Beadlust with Robin Atkins
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