Regional Quilt Shows

Quilt Exhibit & Show Calendar

The shows/events/challenges below are compiled from many sources, so check details before you travel.  To have your show added to our list, email or to let us know the details of your show.


July 5 – September 21, Oysterponds Historical Society, Summer Exhibition: “Quilty Pleasures: Four Centuries of Quilts”: The Summer Exhibition is open Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 2—5 p.m. 1555 Village Land, Orient, NY

June 27-29, 2014, Vermont Quilt Festival, Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, Vt, merhcant mall, workshops, lectures, preview, contest quilts, special exhibits, quilt appraisals, gallery talks, vendor demos,

June 28 – November 1, 2014, Quintessential Quilts: Piecing Together Danbury’s History, presented by the Danbury Museum and Historical Society, 43 Main Street, Danbury CT. Don’t miss this enchanting exhibition of heirloom quilts from the museums collection, handmade by local residents. Each one if these beautiful quilts tells a poignant story about Danbury’s people and it’s past. The exhibition opens with the roots of the craft in the 18th and 19th centuries and moves on to highlight the rising popularity of quilt making as an artistic endeavor in the 2oth century. The exhibition is open Wednesdays – Saturdays form 10 am – 3 pm,

July 11-13, 2014, Star Spangled Quilts Quilt Show, Thumbstall Quilt Guild, Skaneateles High School, 49 East Elizabeth Street, Skaneateles, NY, $6 admission, over 200 quilts, vendors, community service projects, demonstrations, quilt raffle, tea room, silent auctions,

July 13-25, 2014, QUILTING BY THE LAKE 2014: Join us for Quilt Show, Tours, & Classes at Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY. One of the longest running professional quilting conferences in the country with an internationally renowned faculty and over 200 quilters participating in classes in design, techniques and surface design for all levels. Quilt Show Open to Public – Now Air Conditioned! Hours: Sunday July 13 – Fri July 18, and Sun July 20 – Thurs. July 24 11:30 – 5:30. Tuesdays July 15 and July 22 from 7-9pm. Admission $6, Members of Schweinfurth Art Center and Children under 12 free. Free to Guild Members with guild membership card on Monday July 14, 2014. Special Tour Days July 17 & July 24, Tour Day Package Includes: Introduction to QBL, Guided Tour of QBL classrooms with teachers, Lunch, Admission to Quilt Show & Vendors, Lecture by QBL Faculty (open to Tour & QBL Students only) July 17: Philippa Naylor: Philippa trained as a clothing designer and worked as a lingerie designer before setting up her own bespoke wedding and evening dress business. She began quilting in 1996 while living in Saudi Arabia. Curved Pieces, the use of bright hand-dyed fabrics and extensive free motion machine quilting are hallmarks of Philippa’s work. She has won many top quilting prizes including the Pfaff Award for Machine Artistry and the International Quilt Festival, Houston in 2007 and 2008 and best of Show at the 2003 American Quilters Society show in Kentucky. Philippa published her book “Quilting in the Limelight” in 2008. July 24: Victoria Findlay Wolfe: Victoria Findlay Wolfe is a New York City based quilter who recently won Best of Show at the 2013 QuiltCon Conference for her quilt Double Edged Love. Victoria is a fabric designer, found and President of NYC Modern Quilt Guild, a Board member of the Quilt Alliance, and runs several community drives with BumbleBeansBASICS. She is the author of 15 Minutes of Play (C&T publishing). Born and raised on a farm in Minnesota, she credits her quilting influences to her grandmother’s double knit crazy quilts that kept her warm, growing up. Tour Day: $30, advance registration required 1 week before tour day. Registration 10:30am – 11:00 am. Classroom tours 11:15 – 12:15. Lunch12:15 – 1:00 Quilt Show 1:00 – 2:00. Lecture 2:00 – 2:45. Quilt show open until5:30pm. Tour involves brisk walking.
Register for Tour Day or call 315.255.1553. Interested in taking a class? For more information visit Quilting by the Lake is a program of the Schweinfurth Art Center.

July 24-27, 2014, Quilt Odyssey Quilt Show, Hershey Lodge & Convention Center,

July 30 – August 2, 2014, AQS Quiltweek, Charlotte, North Carolina, Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S College St., Charlotte, NC, 28202,

August 2, 2014, Eureka Montana Quilt Show (EMQS) “Diamond Anniversary” (Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), Join us as we sparkle our town with hundreds of quilts for the 10th year! From the Historical Village to Memorial Park, an awesome variety of quilts will be on display and for sale. We also expect a record number of product and food vendors to round out the experience. Go to for information about the show, registration forms for displaying or selling your quilts, and a contact for purchasing a vendor space.

August 9, 2014, The Piecemakers of Cairo Quilt Show, Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Ave, Cairo, NY, 12413, $2 Admission donation, 10 am – 4 pm

August 9-10, 2014, The Patchworkers Show, Windham-Ashland-Jeweyy Central School (16 miles from Cairo, NY) 5411 State Route 23, Sundham, NY 12496, $3 admission donation (2 day), both shows feature beautiful quilts on display, raffles, and items for sale made by quilters as well as other vendors. Show proceeds help cover teh costs of the many charity projects the quilters participate in and educational programs for the quilters.

August 14-17, The World Quilt Show-New England XII, Manchester, New Hampshire, The Radisson Center of New Hampshire, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH, Mancuso Show Management,

August 14-16, 2014, Sewing and Quilt Expo, Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Blvd. Monroeville, PA,

1st Annual Holly Girls Retreat, Sue Nickels & Pat Holly, Five Sessions: September-October 2014, White Birch Lodge, Elk Rapids, Michigan, more info:

September 10 – 13, 2014, AQS Quilt Week, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37401,

September 13-14, 2014, Bennington Quiltfest, Quiet Valley Quilters Guild, Mount Anthony Union Middle School, 747 East Road, Bennington, VT, New and vintage quilts, demonstrations, door prizes, quilt raffle, challenge quilts, special exhibit, vendors, food service, Sat. 9-5, Sun 9-4, Featured quilter and lecturer Michelle Scott,

September 13, 2014, Button Show: NJ State Button Society Show, 9 AM – 4 PM, Union Fire Co. Ballroom, (Rear of building), 396 River Rd., Titusville, NJ 08560, $2 admission. Collectible clothes buttons, many buttons to see and buy, plenty of parking, judging competition, brown bag lunch and raffle.

September 18-21, 2014, Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXI, Greater Phildelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA, Mancuso Show Management,

September 91 & 20, 2014, Ricky Tims, 6 Master Classes, sponsored by, Enjoy two high-energy and inspiring days with Ricky Tims where he will take you through many of his world renowned techniques, such as Improvisational Patchwork, Convergence, Rhapsody, Kaleidoscope, Quick and Easy Bindings and much more. You will also receive a full color syllabus of Rickys instructions. Leave your machine at home! Master Classes are presented on 2 large screens so everyone attending see the smallest details. Ricky’s hand-dyed fabrics, books, DVDs and other items that support the lessons are available for purchase. To purchase tickets and for hotel information go to: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1284 Strongtown Road, Southbury, CT   06488
Ph: 203-598-7600, Block booking is available - only $99 per room plus tax per night.  Discounted rates are available for the nights of September 18-21.

Seminar Sessions

Friday, September 19, 2014:

Session 1: 9:00am – 10:30am

Session 2: 11:15am – 12:45pm

Session 3:  2:15pm – 3:45pm

Saturday, September 20, 2014:

Session 4: 9.00am – 10.30am

Session 5: 11.15am – 12:45pm

Session 6:  2:15pm – 3:45pm

Each Session contains different content!
Like taking 6 separate classes!

Ticket Pricing – $189 per person

September 19-21, 2014, Quilters take Manhattan, Join us for a Quilters Dream Weekend in the Big Apple, Amy Butler at FIT, plus workshops & quilt exhibit at City Quilter, Garment District Tours, Broadway Outing, Met Museum Tour, Shopping with our sponsors, Gorgeous quilts and fascinating quiltmakers,

September 22-28, Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show “Pack Up Your Troubles”, 10-5, New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 150+ Quilt exhibit, vendors and demos Friday-Sunday, Sue Reich lectures Friday & Sunday, Karen Eckmeier lectures-Saturday, basket raffle, food vendors, special quilt exhibit-Sue Reichs WWI Quilts, www.neam,org,,

September 27 & 28, 2014, Harvest of Quilts XII, Country Quilters Guild, Pine Bush High School, 156 State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566,  Speaker Paula Nadelstern, AQS Appraisals, Antique Invitational,, admission $6, $10/2 days, 10 AM – 4 PM

October 3-5, 2014, Quilts in the Mill, Courthouse Quilters Guild of Hunterdon County, Prallsville Mills, 31 Risler Road, Route 29, Stickton, NJ, 10 AM – 5 PM, $7 admission, over 200 quilts on dispay, Saturday lecture with Linda Hahn, raffle, door prizes, mini quilt raffle, vendors, boutique, quilting demonstrations, refreshments available.

October 18 & 19, 2014, QUILT Schenectady, 14th Biennial Quilt Show “Autumn Inspirations 2014″, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4, Proctor’s GE Theatre, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY, Featured quilter Kathie Greenwold, vendors, guild boutique, raffle quilt, door prizes, demonstrations, soldier and kids exhibits,

November 1-15, 2014, Shades of the Season 12th Annual Eastern PA Shop Hop, by Robert Kaufman FAbrics, 11 shops, 15 days, passport sales begin August 1st, $5,

November 6-9, 2014, A Quilters Gathering, Radisson Hotel, Madison Downtown, 307 n Amherst Rd, Bedford, NH,

November 8 & 9, 2014, Evening Star Quilters Quilt Show, Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave., Mineola, NY 11501, $8 Admission, Sat. 10-5, Sun, 10-4,


March 27 & 28, 2015, Urban Inspirations Quilt Show, Empire Quilters, F.I.T., 28th Street and 7th Avenue, NYC,