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
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
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
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.
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
Edmond - July 8-9, 2016 - Edmond Quilt Guild - "Festival of Quilts 2016"
The Festival of Quilts is a juried show, with entries from master and amateur guild members in multiple categories: Pieced, Applique, Mixed Technique, Art & Innovative, Pictorial, Small Scale, Holiday, and Modern Quilts, with special judging for group quilts and first-time entrants. There are also special awards for Best Hand-Quilting, Best of Show, and Judges and Viewers Choice.
This year’s judges are JoLynn O'Neil of Lone Camp Quilting in Santo, Texas, and Betty New of Naples, Florida. Both judges have won numerous awards at quilt shows and are excited to bring their unique perspectives to Edmond. JoLynn is a professional long-arm quilter, and Betty is an experienced judge, teacher, and pattern designer, with national recognition from the American Quilters Society in Paducah, Kentucky, the International Quilting Association in Houston, Texas, and the National Quilting Association in Columbus, Ohio.
In addition to the marvelous quilts on display, quilt show attendees will enjoy a wide variety of vendors, as well as the Edmond Quilt Guild’s own Artisan Marketplace. This area features all sorts of fun items made by guild members. Here you’ll find traditional, modern, scrappy, and vintage treasures. And, of course, no Edmond quilt show would be complete without a generous supply of door prizes.
This festival is just one of the ways the Edmond Quilt Guild preserves, teaches and shares the history and art of quilting. Proceeds from the show allow members to provide a loving touch to the community by creating handmade placemats for Edmond’s Meals on Wheels and donating baby, youth, and lap quilts to OU Medical Children’s Center, the HOPE Center, Edmond Fire Department, and the Infant Crisis Center.
Memorial Road Chuch of Christ - Summit Building
2221 E. Memorial Road
Edmond, Oklahoma 73013
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission: $9; free parking
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
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
May 17-September 10, 2016: "American Pride: Eagles and Stars: Quilts from the Pat and Arlan Christ Collection"
The Christs, husband and wife quilt collectors and historians from Pennsylvania, dedicate their exhibit of patriotic quilts to those who have served in the US military, and their families who remained at home to provide the food, clothing, and materials needed to supply the troops. These creations are a true testament of the “American Pride” that is worked into each stitch.
May 17-September 10, 2016: "Along the Spice Route" Curated by Ann Reardon and Paula Golden
The story of spices, some 5000 years old, is also the history of trade and commerce, as well as the new world. “Along the Spice Route” features 41 wall quilts depicting artistic interpretations of spices that refine modern cuisine. The exhibit offers an opportunity to discover the spices’ countries of origin, the importance of ancient trade routes, and the lasting connections between the world’s cultural heritages.
May 17-July 20, 2016: "Treasures from the Vault: Presidential Connections" Curated by Wayne Harrison
This exhibit presents a series of quilts and other material culture (presidential campaign items) showing connections between presidents with Virginia family connections and the Whig Party. These connections are demonstrated by quilt pattern and/or association with relatives of U. S. Presidents and/or campaign memorabilia.
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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