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 McCallsQuiltlng@fwcommunity.com with "Guilds and Shows" in the subject line.





United States


Modesto - January 21-22, 2017 - Country Crossroads Quilters - Heart of the Valley Quilt & Textile Arts Show

The largest quilt show in the Central Valley! Over 200 quilts and 30 vendors. Featured Quilters Penni Barger and Kathryn Sander. Show Features: Quilts, Art Quilts, Wearables, Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Raffle Quilts (designed and made by members of CCQ and showcase modern and traditional quilting techniques), refreshments, vendors and exhibits include artist interpretations, autumn quilts and visual coloring.

Modesto Centre Plaza
10th and K Street
Modesto, California

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

Admission: $8; children under 12 are FREE

Information: Website: www.countrycrossroadsquilters.com or contact Liz Carota (209)484-6274; lejcarota@sbcglobal.net or Barbara Grandon (209)534-0554; barbgrandon@gmail.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/F + W 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




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



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
Students $5.00
Under 12, free with adult

Information: 270-442-8856; email info@quiltmuseum.org; website quiltmuseum.org




Singerly Fire Hall - Diamond State Quilt Show 2017

Ladybug Quilt Guild is proud to announce the 2017 Diamond State Quilt Show. Highlighting the beautiful quilts and talented quilters of the region, this show brings together the best local quilters, vendors, and teachers to the Delaware/Maryland region for the benefit of all those interested in the art of quilting. Many quilts will be exhibited and judged. 12 vendors will be at the show.

Singerly Fire Hall
300 Newark Avenue
Elkton, MD

Thursday, August 10: 10am - 5pm
Friday, August 11: 10am - 5pm
Saturday, August 12: 10am - 5pm

Admission: Adults $10.00

Information: website: ladybugquiltguild.weebly.com




Morehead City - May 19-20, 2017 - Crystal Coast Quilters' Guild - "Crystal Coast Quilt Show" Biannual Show

The Crystal Coast Quilters' Guild will present its 33rd Crystal Coast Quilt Show at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Visitors can purchase tickets to win the "Navigating My Way Back Home" Bed Quilt which will be awarded on Saturday, May 20 at 4:30pm. You need not be present to win. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and can be purchased in advance from guild members or at the show.

Crystal Coast Civic Center
3505 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC  

Friday, 5/19/16: 9a.m.-5p.m.
Saturday, 5/20/16: 9a.m.-5p.m.

Admission: Adults $7, children 12 and under free

Information (Naida Koraly): 252-808-7632, email csquiltshow@gmail.com, or visit www.crystalcoastquiltersguild.org




Athens - May 28-November 27, 2016 - "Mastery: Sustaining Momentum" curated by Nancy Crow

New, bold, large scale works by twelve master quilters will be featured at the upcoming exhibition, Mastery: Sustaining Momentum at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH from May 28 – November 27, 2016. The exhibit is curated by Nancy Crow and sponsored by The Chaddock Group.  

Artists were asked to create three large scale works for Mastery: Sustaining Momentum.
The show will feature many talented master artists from around the world and the nation: Margaret Boys-Wolf (Washington), Bonnie Bucknam (Washington), Nancy Crow (Ohio), Marina Kamenskaya (Illinois), Judy Kirpich (Maryland), Colleen Kole (Michigan), Helen Mcbride Richter (Georgia), Leslie Riley (Illinois), Arturo Alonzo Sandoval (Kentucky), Gerri Spilka (Pennsylvania), Heide Stoll-Weber (Germany), and Kit Vincent (Canada). Many of these extraordinary individuals have presented works in past Quilt National exhibitions and this exhibition will give audiences a chance to see a number of their works in a truly monumental scale.

The Dairy Barn Arts Center
8000 Dairy Lane
Athens, Ohio  45701

Tuesdays through Sundays: 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.
Thursdays until 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $10; seniors and students $8; Dairy Barn members and children under 12 years free.

Information: DairyBarn.org  or contact Meaghan Duffy, Exhibitions Director, 740-592-4981, meaghan@dairybarn.org




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



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

10am - 4pm, Tue - Sat

Admission:  $7.00, $5.00 students 5 and up, free children under 5

September 20 - December 17, 2016: “Midnight in the Garden of Quilts” visiting exhibit of the Polly Mello Collection
Are you ready for a walk down the dark side of quilting? In this infamous collection of macabre quilts and ephemera, a light is shone into the dark cobweb-covered corners of textile arts. It is Midnight in the Garden of Quilts, so prepare for a stroll along the ghostly path of mourning quilts, coffin drapes, and quilts of presidential assassination, along with critter quilts, quilts from the headlines, and the oxymoronic “Creepy Crib Quilts”.  

September 20 - December 17, 2016: “Treasures from the Vault: Crazy Quilts” from the VQM Collection
Museum curator Gloria Comstock unearthed this group to complement the Mello collection. Popular throughout the late 1800s, the labor-intensive style of “crazy quilts” features small and irregularly-shaped pieces of fabric. Exotic blends of velvet, silk, and satin are common, embellished with lace, ribbons, and beads. Early on, crazy quilting was a national fad among upper-class, urban women who took full advantage of the array of fabric available from the newly-industrialized textile mills. Over time, people in rural areas and small towns picked up on the style, though they preferred sturdier and less-expensive fabrics and employed fewer decorative embellishments.  

September 20 - December 17, 2016: “A Potpourri of Quilts: The Floyd Quilt Guild” visiting exhibit curated by Karin Tauber
Southwest Virginia, long-known for its artisan crafts and Appalachian quilt-making talents, shines in this exhibit. Herein is displayed some of Virginia’s finest quilting talent paying tribute to time-tested styles and techniques, exploring the diversity of fiber art, and engaging new trends as they emerge. These quilters share a dedication to the integrity of construction while pursuing their own unique and personal creativity.  

Opening July 26: "Inspired by the National Parks: Celebrating 100 Years" Curated by Donna De Soto
A colorful celebration of the 59 US National Parks, this collection of 177 original art quilts depicts the widely varying landscapes, flora, and fauna of the parks. The quilts offer a range of styles, techniques, interpretations, artistry, and materials. Delight in these textile tributes to our national treasures – from Acadia in Maine, to Voyageurs in Minnesota, to Yosemite in California, to Haleakala in Hawaii, to our own Shenandoah.

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

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




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