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Iowa Quilt Shows & Events

Quilts and their designs have changed over time, reflecting the influences of geography, historical events, technological innovations, economic circumstances, ethnic traditions, and personal aesthetics. Iowa has a rich quilting history, and is bound with a wealth of opportunities to discover this quilting heritage. Explore the many quilt shows, shop hops, exhibitions, festivals, classes, workshops and retreats Iowa has to offer. Also, be sure to visit the many art galleries and museums throughout the state.

Quilters Resources prides itself in being your most comprehensive resource for quilting related information on the internet; however, please understand that circumstances beyond our control may limit the accuracy of posted information. I am not always made aware of event changes and/or cancellations. As such, please be sure to verify dates, times, and locations prior to traveling to any event.

If you have an event addition and/or updated information, please e-mail all of the details (dates and time, name of show, location including complete address and state, website or Facebook page, contact information, and any additional information deemed necessary).


Iowa Museums have many ongoing exhibits


July 1 - December 31, 2016
English Quilts - Amish Quilts
Kalona Quilt & Textile Museum 
715 D Ave, Kalona, IA 52247

October 1, 2016
Annual Pioneer Festival
Prairie Trails Museum of Wayne County
515 E Jefferson, Hwy 2E, Corydon, IA

October 5-8, 2016
AQS Quilt Show Des Moines
Iowa Events Center, Hy-Vee Hall
730 Third St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show

October 8-9, 2016
Coverd Bridge Quilters Annual Show
Winterset Elementary School 
404 S 2nd Ave, Winterset, IA 50273

October 15-16, 2016
Northeadt Iowa Quilters' Guild Quilt Show
Deocorah Middle School
405 Winnegbago St, Decorah, IA 52101

October 19-22, 2016
Southern Ioiwa Shop Hop - 8 shops

October 29-30, 2016 (Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4)
Quilt Show
Fort Dodge Area Quilters Biennial Quilt Show
Webster County Fairgrounds
Old Highway 169 S, Fort Dodge, 50501
For info or Cynthia (515) 573-2229

November 3-5, 2016
Keepsake Quilters Guild Biennial Quilt Show
John Deere Supervisor’s Club
3265 Dewitt Road, Waterloo, IA

November 5-6, 2016
Finding Friendship & Quilts
Delaware County Fairgrounds Pavilion 
200 E Acres St, Manchester, IA 52057
Contact: Mack  563-920-0423

November 11-12, 2016
Best Western Holiday Lodge 
2023 7th Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428
Contact: The Quiltmakers Shoppe  563-927-8017

December 1-3, 2016
14th Annual Comfort & Joy Quilt Show
During the 11th Annual No Place Like Creston for the Holidays
Quilts & Other Notions Creative Center
201 N Elm St, Creston, IA


February 2017 TBD
Flurry Frenzy Metro Area Shop Hop
Omaha/Council Bluffs area

Cut Up & Quilt - Council Bluffs, IA
Bella Fiore - LaVista, NE
Country Sampler - Omaha, NE
Country Sampler - Papillion, NE
David M. Mangelsen's - Omaha, NE
More Sew for You - Omaha, NE
Sunshine Stitches - Omaha, NE
The Quilt Studio - Omaha, NE

February 2017 TBD
I-80 Quilters One-Stop Shopping Spree - 15 vendors
Clarion Highlander Hotel
2525 N Dodge Street, Iowa City
, IA 52245

February 1 - April 30, 2017 TBD
Block Stock - International Shop Hop

March 25-26, 2017
Mt. Pleasant Biennial Quilt Show
Iowa Wesleyan College
601 N Main St, Mt Pleasant, IA 52641
Jane Messer at 319-931-0175 or

April 5-8, 2017
Country Roads Shop Hop - MN & IA shops

April 27-29, 2017
46th Annual Kalona Quilt Show & Sale
Kalona Historical Village 
715 D Ave, Kalona, IA 52247
Katie Karnes 319-656-2240

May 4-6, 2017
The Pella Area Quilter's Guild Annual Quilt Show
Historic Pella Opera House
611 Franklin St, Pella, IA
Over 100 quilts from local artists. Raffle Quilt.
Adult Admission $5. Children under 12 free with adult. Beat day to attend-Wednesday!

May 18-20, 2017
Sioux Prairie Quilt Show
Prairie Winds Event Center 
906 8th St SE, Orange City, IA 51041

May 2017 TBD
Annual Machine Quilters Showcase
Sponsored by: International Machine Quilters Associati
Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
350 1st Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401      
Linda Hamson (800) 980-9505

June 1-30, 2017
All Iowa Shop Hop
Contact: Kevin  319-594-7987

June 22-24, 2017
39th Annual Quilt Show
Omaha Quilters Guild
LaVista Conference Center
12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE

June - September 2017 TBD
Row By Row Experience

July 2017 TBD
Annual Quilt Show
Sponsored by Ankeny Area Quilt Guild
FFA Enrichment Center, DMAC Campus
1055 Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, IA

August 1 - October 1, 2017
SAQA Regional - Deeply Rooted Exhibit
Octagon Center for the Arts
427 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA 50010

September 23-24, 2017
Biennial Quilt Show
Sac County Fairgrounds
416 Park Ave, Sac City, IA

September 2017 TBD
7th Annual Garden Quilt Show
Reiman Gardens-ISU 
1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011

September 2017 TBD
Shop Hop - 8 Shops
Heart & Hand Dry Goods Co., Sioux City, IA
Inspired by Time, Storm Lake, IA
Lee's Quilt Shed, Jolley, IA
Quilting on Main, Pocahontas, IA
Quilt'n Kaboodle, Cherokee, IA
Roelofs, Sioux Center, IA
Stitch Studio, Orange City, IA
Towne Square Quilt Shoppe, Lake City, IA

October 4-7, 2017
Des Moines, IA

October 21-22, 2017
Siouxland Samplers Quilt Guild 14th Biennial Show
Sioux City Convention Center
801 4th St, Sioux City, IA

October 2017 TBD
Northside Strippers Quilt Guild Biennial Quilt Show
Fairfield Arts and Convention Center
200 N Main St, Fairfield, IA
For info, CR Quilts (641) 469-4534 or
Judi Herzog (641) 472-6240


May 2018 TBD
Biennial Quilt Show
Dubuque Country Fairgrounds
12583 Old Highway Road, Dubuque, IA

August 2018 TBD
Tri-State Quilter's Guild Biennial Quilt Show
First Christian Church, 3476 Main St, Keokuk, IA
For Info, Joyce Taylor, President TSMQG, (217) 256-4685 or



September 26-27, 2015
Prairie Sisters Quilt Show
Columbia Junior High
94 W Richton Rd, Steger, IL

September 30 - October 4, 2015
Historic Textile and Quilt Exhibition
Living History Farm
11121 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA or 515.278.5286

thru October 18, 2015
American Gothic in Stitches: Quilts Inspired by the Famous Painting
American Gothic House Center
300 American Gothic St, Eldon, IA

March 15-20, 2016
Mississippi Valey Quilters Guild Quilt Exhibit
Figge Art Museum
225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52801

June 11-12, 2016
Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival   
Colfax, IA  

September 10-18, 2016
Clay County Fair - Textiles, Crafts, and Arts
Clay County Fairgrounds
1401 4th Ave W, Spencer, IA 51301
(712) 262-4740 or

September 23-24, 2016 (Fri 9-6, Sat 9-4)
Great River Quilt Show
Mississippi Valley Quilt Guild
Mississippi Valley Fair Grounds
2815 W Locust St, Davenport, IA 52804
$6 adults, ages 10 adn under free
Contact: Bev  563-391-8685

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