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 mcq@creativecraftsgroup.com with "Guilds and Shows" in the subject line.

 

 

 

Canada

BRITISH COLUMBIA

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
Parkville, BC

Friday and Saturday:  10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday:  10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: $8.00

 

United States

COLORADO

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.

Admission:

$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.

Information:

(303) 277-0377
rmqm.org

 

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

Information:

Quiltmaker.com/blogs
Elaine Salato , email salatoe@yahoo.com

 

Hotchkiss - March 20-22, 2015 - S&B Quilters' Guild - 2015 Cabin Fever Quilt Show

This show includes vendors and the S&B Quilters' Boutique, as well as the Calico Cafe for a cup of joe and a sweet treat!

Delta County Fairgrounds
403 Bridge Street, Heritage Hall
Hotchkiss, Colorado

Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: $3; children under 12 free

Information: Visit the guild website at orgsites.com/co/sbquiltersguild or email sb.cabinfever.2015@gmail.com


DELAWARE

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
Lewes, Delaware

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

Information: Contact Dana Mason at danaleemason@gmail.com. Website: OceanWavesQuiltGuild.org/qs15.html



FLORIDA

Punta Gorda - February 20-21, 2015 - Peace River Quilters' Guild, Inc. - 13th Biennial Quilt Festival

This judged show with the theme "Every Quilt Has a Story" will feature over 300 quilts, a raffle quilt, boutique, silent auction, special exhibits, vendors, demonstrations, and more. Food will be available.

Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, Florida

Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Free parking...buses welcome...wheel chair accessible.
Donation: $7 for one-day pass; $12 for two-day pass

Information: Contact Marty at prqgpubchair12@yahoo.com.

 

ILLINOIS

Decatur - April 10-11, 2015 - Decatur Quilters Guild - 35th Annual Quilt Show

The show will feature over 250 quilts from local quilting artists and a shopping area of 25+ vendors.  Events include a raffle quilt, mini classes, and a bed turning with featured quilts by 80-plus-year-old lifetime members.

Decatur Civic Center
One Gary Anderson Plaza
Decatur, Illinois

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

Information: Deb Tener, Show Chairperson at 217-454-4159 or email dkt900@sbcglobal.net. Website: decaturquiltersguild.com.

 

MARYLAND

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.

Information: Gloria Rund at gjrund@verizon.net. Website: annapolisquiltguild.com.

 

 

MINNESOTA

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!

Information: tclang@q.com

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh - March 26-28, 2015 - Three Rivers Quilters - 2015 Three Rivers Quilt Show

View over 130 quilts, watch demonstrations of a wide variety of quilting skills presented by our members and others, shop at our own Grannie's Attic sale, visit a wide variety of quilt-related vendors, enjoy a snack at the Quilter's Cafe, buy tickets for outstanding items donated by participating vendors, or purchase a DVD of the show quilts...there's so much to do at our annual show! The theme of the 2015 show is Hexagons.

IBEW Circuit Center
5 Hot Metal Street
(Southside)
Pittsburgh, PA  15203

Map & Directions

Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Admission:  $7.00; multi-day pass $10.00; reduced admission Thursday after 3 p.m. $5.00

For information on entering quilts and on the show, please visit  threeriversquilters.org
For group ticket discounts contact quiltshow@threeriversquilters.org

 

TEXAS

Houston - September 26-December 24, 2014 - Houston Center for Contemporary Craft - CraftTexas 2014

The eighth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft, this show will feature 49 works by 44 Texas artists. The exhibition includes everything from sculpture, jewelry, textiles, installations, and furniture to concepts that include vernacular architecture, formal elements of design, and man’s relationship to nature. 

            Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
            4848 Main Street
            Houston, TX 77002

Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM
Summer Hours:  Closed Sundays, July 6 – Labor Day
Fall/Winter Holidays: Closed November 27, December 25 – 26, December 31 and January 1

Free Admission and Free Parking

Information: 713-529-4848 or visit crafthouston.org

 

LaGrange - October 2-December 21, 2014 - Texas Qulit Museum - Art Quilts from the John M. Walsh III Collection

This exhibit features a stunning, once-in-a-lifetime display of contemporary art quilts from one of the country's most renowned privately-held fabric art collections. The exhibit includes 54 works, the largest number of the Collection's quilts ever shown in one venue at the same time. Museum Curator Dr. Sandra Sider and Mr. Walsh will lead a gallery talk and Q&A session on Saturday, October 4, from 4:30-6 pm. Admission to the gallery talk is free.

            Texas Quilt Museum
            140 W. Colorado St.
            LaGrange, TX 78945

Open Thursday - Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 4 PM

General Admission $8; Seniors & Students $6

Information: texasquiltmuseum.org


VIRGINIA

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
google map link

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


WASHINGTON

Bremerton - February 20-21, 2015 - Kitsap Quilters 29th Anniversary Quilt Show - "Modern Vintage"

A stunning array of contemporary and classic quilts will be on display. Vendors from throughout the Kitsap County area, as well as other parts of Washington and Oregon, will be available. The show also includes a boutique of noteworthy items made by members for sale, as well as lots of excellent quilt-related bargains. Events include an exciting silent auction with themed baskets. Some of the displayed quilts are available for purchase. A selection of delicious food will be available for sale on site.

Presidents' Hall
Kitsap County Fairgrounds
Bremerton, Washington

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission donation:  $5.00; children 10 and under free

Information: kitsapquilters.com

 

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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