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.
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
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
Roseville - November 12-13, 2016 - Pioneer Quilters Guild Quilt Show and Sale
The 2016 show includes quilt exhibits, quilts for sale, craft boutique, vendors, door prizes, raffle baskets, and a cafe with refreshments and lunch available.
Roseville Sports Center
1545 Pleasant Grove Boulevard
Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $7; children under 12 free. Free entry on Sunday with Saturday admission.
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
Eddyville - September 9-10, 2016 - Lyon County Homemakers Club & Lake Barkley Tourist Commission - 10th Anniversary Lake Barkley Quilt Show
Quilt displays, Eleanor Burns' Pinwheel in a Day Class (Friday), vendors, much more!
Lee S. Jones Park
309 Lee S. Jones Park Drive
93 South Eddyville, KY
Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Information: 270-625-6262 or 270-388-7763; email email@example.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
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
Fremont - October 14-15, 2016 - Prairie Piecemakers Quilt & Needlework Guild - "Black and White and Read All Over" Biennial Show
Over 250 quilts and needlework items will be on display. We are proud to have Scott Flanagan as our 2016 Featured Quilter. Scott works at a local quilt shop and is a national award winner, pattern designer and national teacher. His creations are beautiful. Tickets are still available for our stunning Raffle Quilt, "Nebraska Pioneer Spirit", stitched by Lisa Braasch & custom quilted by Sue Steier. Other show features include a Mini-Raffle, Silent Auction, Scissors Sharpener, Vendors and plenty of homemade food at the Quilter's Cafe. Free parking; handicapped accessible.
Good Shepard Lutheran Church
1440 E. Military Avenue
Fremont, NE 68025
Admission: Adults $5, children 12 and under free
Information: 402-753-8885, 402-721-1983, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
Athens - September 24-25, 2016 - Endless Mountains Quilt Guild - Endless Mountains Quilt Show
Over 300 quilts, special exhibit by Red Bird Quilt Company, vendors, food
Lynch-Bustin Elementary School
253 Pennsylvania Avenue
Athens, PA 37912
Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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
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