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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


June 1-30, 2016
All Iowa Shop Hop

June 21 - September 6, 2016
Row By Row Experience

August 5-6, 2016 (Fri 9-5pm, Sat 9-3pm)
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 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
$6 adults, ages 10 adn under free

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

September 2016 TBD
Annual Quilt Show
Sac County Fairgrounds
416 Park Ave, Sac City, 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 15-16, 2016
Northeat Iowa Quilters' Guild Quilt Show
Deocorah Middle School
405 Winnegbago St, Decorah, IA 52101

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

October 2016 TBD
15th Annual Pioneer Festival
Prairie Trails Museum of Wayne County
515 E Jefferson, Hwy 2E, Corydon, IA

October 2016 TBD
Annual Quilt Extravaganza
First Lutheran Church
212 North Main Street, Saint Ansgar, IA 50472
Holly Schimmelpfennig (641) 736-2300

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

December 2016 TBD
13th Annual Comfort & Joy Quilt Show
Quilts & Other Notions Creative Center
201 N Elm St, Creston, IA

December 2016 TBD
No Place Like Creston for the Holiday
Downtown 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 2017 TBD
Mt. Pleasant Biennial Quilt Show
Iowa Wesleyan College
601 N Main St, Mt Pleasant, IA 52641
Jane Messer at 319-931-0175 or

April 2017 TBD
Country Roads Shop Hop - MN & IA shops
Prairie Quilting, Windom, MN
Old Alley Quilt Shop, Sherburn, MN
Crafty Corner and Sewing, Worthington, MN
Homespun Quilt Shoppe, Estherville, IA
Wooden Thimble, Estherville, IA
Michele's Quilting and Sewing Center, MN

April 2017 TBD
46th Annual Kalona Quilt Show & Sale
Kalona Community Center
511 C Ave, Kalona, IA 52247
For info, (319) 656-2240

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

May 2017 TBD
American Quilt Expo
Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, IA 50309 or (800) 699-6309

June 2017 TBD
38th Annual Quilt Show "Welcome to My Secret Garden"
Omaha Quilters Guild
LaVista Conference Center
12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE

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 2017 TBD
Siouxland Samplers Quilt Guild 14th Biennial Show
Sioux City Convention Center
801 4th St, Sioux City, IA

October 4-7, 2017
Des Moines, 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



September 25-26, 2015
Salute to Freedom Quilt Show
U.S. Army Reserves Center
17879 Iowa 79, Middletown, IA

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

May 4-7, 2016 (10-6pm)
The Pella Area Quilter's Guild
2016 Tulip Time Quilt Shw
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!

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

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