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.
Nantes - April 20-23, 2016 - 8th Pour L'Amour du Fil Quilt Show
Thread Arts will be hugely displayed at this new edition! In 2016, Yoko Saito will be one of our guests with her beautiful quilts, but also in the Japanese mood you will discover the BEST OF MY LITTLE JAPAN quilts from the book published by Quiltmania Editions, the traditional quilts by Linda Collins, Jane Lury & Linda Koenig, wonderful embroideries by Brian Haggard, the Australian style with Margaret Sampson George & Brigitte Giblin, the amazing Boutis by Kumiko Nakayama, and many other American and European artists!
Come and meet the artists, enjoy the demos on TV screens, classes and workshops by artists from all over the world, mini workshops from 1 to 2 hours (sewing, knitting, embroidery…). For the shopping area, over 100 exhibitors from different countries will welcome you, so don’t miss this wonderful edition with splendid exhibitions, creative moods, lots of surprises and especially the pleasure of a show not quite like any others !!
Salon Pour L'Amour du Fil
Hall XXL - Parc des Expositions de la Beaujoire
Hours: 9:30a.m. - 6p.m.
Happy Hours on Friday, April 22 from 4p.m. - 8p.m.
Oxford - September 23-24, 2016 - Lick Skillet Quilt Guild - "Quilts by the Lake" Quilt Show
Over 200 professionally judged quilts will be displayed including an “Idioms” guild member challenge. AQS Certified Appraiser Alma Moates of Pensacola, Florida, will give bed turning presentations and will also be available for quilters to schedule appraisals of their antique, vintage, and new quilts. 2015 Hoffman Challenge Exhibit’s “Pomegranate and Gold Collection” will be on display. Opportunity quilt and themed baskets will be displayed and tickets sold for drawings; proceeds to benefit charities and support guild community service efforts. Other features include vendors, demonstrations, and door prizes.
Free parking and handicapped accessible
Oxford Civic Center
401 McCullars Lane
Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $5; children 10 and under free
Eureka Springs - May 6-7, 2016 - Eureka ! Quilters - Quilts: Enduring Treasures
Special exhibits, vendors, demonstrations, and boutique plus approximately 150 quilts on display
Lone Star Bible Church
Eureka Springs, AR
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Lakeport - October 1-2, 2016 - Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild - 15th Annual Quilt Show: "Falling Leaves"
Judged, open-entry show of 200+ quilts. Featured Quilter Tami Graeber; 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 the Martinez family will be available at Barty’s.
Lake County Fairgrounds
401 Martin Street
Lakeport, California 95453
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $10 donation; children under 12 $2
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.
Punta Gorda - February 17-18, 2017 - Peace River Quilters' Guild - 14th Biennial Quilt Festival: "Follow the Sun"
Judged show by Alma Coates of Jacksonville, FL - Over 300 quilts - Opportunity Quilt, patterned after “Twisted Star” sold by Judy Neimeyer (now discontinued), designed by her engineering son, Bradley - Boutique - Silent auction - Special exhibits – Vendors - Food available - Free parking - Buses welcomed - Wheel chair accessible
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $7 one day, $12 two days
Information: Contact Barbara at 2017QuiltShowPublicity@gmail.com
Decatur - April 1-2, 2016 - Decatur Quilters Guild - 36th Annual Quilt Show: "Quilting Around the World"
Featuring hundreds of quilts. Quilts appraisal with Alexander Schweitzer, 30 vendors, consignment shop, raffle quilt "Triangle Star" an Edyta Sitar pattern used with permission. Featured speaker Suzanne Marshall at 1:00 pm both days.
Decatur Civic Center
Franklin and East Eldorado Streets
1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza
Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $7 one day, $10 two days
Information: Visit decaturquiltersguild.com.
Hinsdale - April 2-3, 2016 - Salt Creek Quilt Guild - Traditions with a Twist
Over 300 quilts will be on display. Activities and events include quilt appraisals, a merchant mall, demonstrations, beautiful boutique items, silent auction items, raffle baskets, and scissor sharpening.
Hinsdale Community House
415 W. 8th Street
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Information: Visit saltcreekqg.org.
Lafayette - April 2, 2016 - Old Tippecanoe Quilt Guild - 2016 Festival of Quilts
The 2016 Festival of Quilts will feature quilts made by the members of the Old Tippecanoe Quilt Guild, and will include a trading post, vendors, and special challenge "Take me to the River!" in honor of Indiana's Bicentennial.
Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds
Home Economics Building
1010 Teal Road
Lafayette, Indiana 47905
Information: Visit oldtippecanoequiltguild.org.
Paducah - The National Quilt Museum
The National Quilt Museum works to advance the art of today's quilters by bringing it to new and expanding audiences worldwide.
215 Jefferson Street
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
Free parking; special RV and bus parking available
Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. all year
Sundays March 1 through November 30 from 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
General adult $11.00
Guided tour admission $15.00
Seniors (60 and over) $10.00
Under 12, free with adult
Shreveport - September 30-October 2, 2016 - Red River Quilters - Annual Quilt Show: Quilting Is My Heart
Judged show of more than 200 quilts with special exhibits and featured quilter. Merchant mall, product and technique demonstrations, door prizes, silent auction of quilted items. Part of Red River Revel – one of the largest arts festivals in the South.
600 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, LA 71101
Augusta - July 29-31, 2016 - Pine Tree Quilters Guild - Maine Quilts 39th Annual Show
500+ Quilts – antique to contemporary. Special Exhibits: Quilts as Desired; Fenway Park Revisited; Little Quilts from Antique Inspirations; Lupines on My Mind. Workshops with 7 national teachers, Merchants Mall, Demonstrations, Lectures, Friday night event.
Air-conditioned. Convenient free parking.
Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive
Champagne reception Thursday, July 28 7-9p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9a.m.-5p.m.
Admission: $10 one-day; $15 multi-day; groups $8 with advance registration
Yarmouth - April 23-24, 2016 - Calico Quilters' Quilt Show
125+ Maine-made quilts and quilted items on display. Raffle of 20 pillows, bags, and table top items -- for your home or as a gift. Bargains on pre-owned fabric, craft books and supplies. 5 needlecraft vendors. Demos of quilting techniques.
Easy parking and handicapped accessible. Displays are on one level in a spacious, comfortable environment. Some display quilts are for sale.
52 School Street
Directions: Take Interstate 295 to Exit 17, Yarmouth. Go South on Route 1 for about a mile. Immediately after crossing the river, exit right onto School Street. The school & parking lot entrance is on the right.
Information: Contact Suzie McCormack at firstname.lastname@example.org
Annapolis - June 11-12, 2016 - Annapolis Quilt Guild - Quilts by the Bay 2016
Annapolis Quilt Guild is a nonprofit organization. The show is our major fundraiser. All of the proceeds from the show go to support our mission to advance fellowship among persons interested in the art of quilting; to preserve the tradition, culture, and history of quilting; and to enjoy and appreciate others' work.
200 member made quilts, wall hangings, purses & wearables. Hoffman Challenge quilts. Visit more than 20 vendors. Silent auction. Country Store with items for quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting & more. Boutique with handmade pieces. Raffle quilt & raffle baskets. Professional quilt appraisals available. Children’s activities & voting. Free demonstrations both days. Air-conditioned. Convenient free parking.
Annapolis Senior High School
2700 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Admission includes both days: General $10; Senior $9; under 12 free
Fletcher - September 30-October 2, 2016 - Asheville Quilt Guild - 34th Annual Quilt Show "Quilts: Colorful, Creative, and Cozy"
A Judged show of over 300 Quilts; over $10,000 in Prize Money; 25+ Unique Vendors; Free Demonstrations, Silent Auction, Gift Shop, Quilts for Sale, Opportunity Quilt.
Free parking; handicapped accessible; lunch available.
WNC Ag Center
Davis Event Center
Friday and Saturday: 9a.m.-5p.m.
Admission: $7. Group discounts and multi-day passes available.
Coshocton - August 12-14, 2016 - Coshocton Canal Quilters - 29th Annual Show: "Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows"
Come join us for our 29th Annual Quilt Show. Our guild has over 100 members with many levels of talents & interests. Over 200 quilted items will be on display including quilts of all sizes, antique quilts, needlework, & wearable quilted articles. Includes ‘Hall of Honor’ display of the quilts we make for local veterans. In the beautiful Presbyterian Church we will honor our members ‘Over 70’ & their quilts.
Also we will share pillowcases made by us as part of the ‘One Million Pillowcase Challenge’ made for local distribution. Includes Opportunity Quilt Raffle, Vendors, Guild Boutique with handmade items, box lunches available, & free fun activity for kids. We are located in Coshocton, Ohio 80 miles east of Columbus.
The Presbyterian Church
142 N. Fourth Street (corner of Fourth and Chestnut)
Friday August 12: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 13: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 14: noon-3:30 p.m.
Admission: $5; under 12 years free. Free parking on site and in the area. Handicap accessible. Elevator available.
Information: https://sites.google.com/site/coshoctoncanalquilters/coshocton-quilt-show or email CCQmgr@gmail.com
Knoxville - June 17-18, 2016 - Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee - 36th Annual Quilt Show and Competition
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.
Deadline for competition is May 3, 2016.
The Knoxville Expo Center
5441 Clinton Highway
Knoxville, TN 37912
Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission $7 one day, $10 both days
La Grange - Texas Quilt Museum
The Texas Quilt Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity. It is housed in two historic 1890s buildings, which provide a fine showcase for both antique and contemporary quilt art with their high ceilings, brick walls, and original hardwood floors.
Home for the new museum is the picturesque Central Texas town of La Grange, located on the winding Colorado River between two major highways, making it within easy driving distance of the state’s major cities and airline hubs.
Texas Quilt Museum
140 W. Colorado Street
La Grange, TX 78945
Admission: General $8.00, seniors and students $6.00, tours of 20+ arranged in advance $6.00
Information: 979-968-3104, texasquiltmuseum.org
January 7-March 27, 2016: Modern Quilt Guild at the Texas Quilt Museum (juried show) and SAQA: Wild Fabrications
Harrisonburg - Virginia Quilt Museum - Opening Feb. 2 for the 2016 Season
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
Tuesdays through Saturdays 10a.m.-4p.m.
Admission: $7.00, $5.00 students 5 and up, free children under 5
February 2-May 7, 2016: "Three Decades of a Quilting Friendship" by Constance Norton and Violet Cavazos; "Quilt Study of Civil War Era Quilts" by The American Quilt Study Group; "Treasures from the Vault - Mary Spitzer Etter Collection"
May 17-September 10, 2016: "American Pride: Quilts from the Pat and Arlan Christ Collection"; "Along the Spice Route"; "Treasures from the Vault: Presidential Connections"; "A National Park Service Centennial Celebration"
September 20-December 17, 2016: a collection of Polly Mello's funerary or mourning quilts; "Treasures from the Vault: Crazy Quilts"; "A Potpourri of Quilts: Floyd County, Virginia Quilt Guild"
Information: 540-433-3818; vaquiltmuseum.org
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
Mukwanago - April 2-3, 2016 - Mukwanago Crazy Quilters - 29th Annual Quilt Show
Our quilt show is a professionally-judged show that is open to any quilter. This year's theme is Modern Quilts and there are 32 different categories to enter. There is something for everyone to enjoy with over 300 quilted items on display, bed turning presentation, demonstrations, two vendor malls, and a quilt and sewing machine raffle. We also have a cash and carry boutique with various homemade items for sale.
All proceeds from the boutique benefit the Mukwanago Food Pantry. Lunch is available for purchase both days with all lunch proceeds benefitting the American Diabetes Association.
Park View Middle School
930 North Rochester Street
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission $5 single day, $8 both days
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