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Illinois 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. Illinois 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, and exhibitions Illinois 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).


Illinois Museums have many ongoing exhibits


October 19-22, 2016
MQX Quilt Festival - Midwest
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
3000 S Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL
217-529-7777 or
Classes begin Wednesday, October 19 - Saturday, October 22
Preview Wednesday, October 19 6-8 pm
Public Quilt Show, October 20-22 

October 20-22, 2016
Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar
Pheasant Run Spa & Resort
St Charles, IL
Register at

October 21, 2016
Calhoun County Annual Quilt Tour
Quilts are displayed in several historic churches in the Villages of Kampsville, Hardin and Brussels, IL.
For information, contact Robbie at 618.232.1268 or Jane at 618.883.2578

October 23, 2016 (1-4:30pm)
Quilt Show in the Historic Village of Elsah, IL
Free Admission
For infoirmation, contact the Maple Leafe Cottage Inn at (618) 374-1684 and ask for Deborah

October 22, 2016
Annual Heifer International Quilt Auction
Glenview Community Church
1000 Elm Street, Glenview, IL 60025
Beryl Bills at
Audrey Veath at 815-347-2516
Beth Gunzel at 312-340-8866 or

November 4-6, 2016
Fine Art of Fiber
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022

November 19-20, 2016 (10-4pm)
Northern Lake County Quilters' Guild Annual Quilt Show
Lake County Impressions XIII Quilt Show
Antioch Township Center, Deep Lake Rd, Antioch, IL 60002
For info Sharon Wick at


February 2017 TBD
Creative Journey Shop Hop
A Different Box of Crayons, Wheaton, IL
Elemental Yarns, Plainfield, IL
Prairie Stitches, Oswego, IL
Quilters Quest, Woodridge, IL
Roberts Sewing Center, Crest Hill, IL
The Quilt Merchant, Winfield, IL
WoolKeeper, Oswego, IL

March 9-11, 2017
Galena/Jo Daviess Quilt & Fiber Arts Show
Desoto House Hotel 
230 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036

March 12-13 2017
Little Cabin in the Woods Quilt Show
Knights of Columbus Hall
401 W Main St, Ottawa, IL 61350  
Contact: Kelly Bunnell, (815) 433-2984   

March 18, 2017 (9am-4pm)
15th Annual Bond County Historical Society
Greenville Free Methodist Church
1267 Illinois Route 140, Greenville, IL
(618) 664-0575 (Nadine Baldwin)
15th annual Quilt Show will include 100+ quilts on display, antique quilt bed turning program, quilt block contest entries, vendors, demonstrations, door prizes, quilt raffle, and viewers’ choice awards. Admission $3. Quilt Block Contest deadline is Feb 25, 2017, entry forms and official rules at website.

March 31 - April 1, 2017 (9am-4pm)
Timeless Treasures: Quilts for All Seasons
presented by Salt Creek Patchmakers Quilt Guild
Clinton Elks Club, 1520 E South Clinton, Clinton, IL
Contact: Cathey Bush (217) 201-3543 or

March 31 - April 1, 2017
Parade of Quilts
Channahon United Methodist Church
24751 W Eames St, Channahon, IL 60447   
Debbie Buttry, (815) 675-1546  

April 4-8, 2017
13th Annual Festival of Quilts
Cunningham Children's Home Spiritual Life Center
1301 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, IL 61802
(217) 367-3728

April 2017 TBD
37th Quilting Around the World
Sponsored by Decatur Quilters Guild
Decatur Civic Center, One Gary Anderson Plaza, Decatur, IL
Admission: one day $7, two day $10
Contact: Linda Boles 217-412-0262 or

April 2017 TBD
Hands All Around Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Spectrum
Central Catholic High School
1201 Airport Road, Bloomington, IL

April 2017 TBD
10th Annual Quilt Show
Fischer Farm, 16W680 Grand Ave, Bensenville, IL
contact Janis Arquette at

April 6-8, 2017
Spring International Quilt Festival
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018
Contact 713-781-6864

SAQA Regional - Deeply Rooted (Midwest states)
Balancing Act Exhibit
Wild Fabrications Exhibit

April 27-29, 2017
28th Annual Aruth Amish Country Quilt Show
Otto Center
2056 County Rd 1800 E, Arthur, IL 61911

Contact Wilma Herschberger 217-543-2287

April 2017 TBD
4th Annual Forgotten Shop Hop
featuring shops in Central Illinois

Spring 2017 TBD
Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild Biennial Quilt Show
Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center
5050 Sedge Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL

May 6-7, 2017
Bits 'n Pieces Quilt Show

May 12-14, 2017
Cats, Calico & Cross Stitch Quilt Show
Bishop Hill Colony School 
309 N Bishop Hill St, Bishop Hill, IL 61419
Contact Marilyn Nelson  309-927-3851

May 2017 TBD
Annual "Naperville Quilts" Show - Giving Back, Stitching Forward
NIU Naperville Conference Center
1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563
Fri 2-7, Sat 9-5

May 2017 TBD
Annual Quilt Show
Bishop Hill State Historic Site
103 N Bishop Hill St, Bishop Hill, IL

June 1 - August 31, 2017
Northern Illinois Quiltfest

June 10, 2017 (9am-4pm)
North Shore Quilt Expo
North Shore Sports and Wellness
158 S Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL 60015
For info Contact Phyllis Fay

June 10-11, 2017
Quilts from the Heart Quilt Show
Whiteside Middle School 
111 Warrior Way, Belleville, IL 62221

June - August 2017
Annual Northern Illinois Shop Hop

June - September 2017 TBD
Row By Row Experience

June - July 2017 TBD
2016 Illiana Shop Hop "Town & Country" - 12 shops

July 2017 TBD
Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show
Sponsored by: Threads of Time Quilt Shop, Danville,
Vermilion County Museum, 116 N Gilbert, Danville, IL 61832
(217) 442-2922 or  

July 2017 TBD
Annual East Central Illinois Shop Hop
Proceeds benefits breast cancer research.
Farm Ridge Quilts
The Needle & I
Lori's Pins & Needles
Main Street Quilt Company
A Quilting Bee
Sew Sassy
Stewart's Sewing
Stitch & Sew
Threads of Time
Village Stitchery
The Wooden Spool
The Quilt Top Shop

June 2017 TBD
Hearts 'n' Hands Quilt Guild Biennial Quilt Show
Whiteside Middle School
111 Warrior Way, Belleville, IL 62221
For additional details, contact

August 2017 TBD
Galena/Jo Daviess Biennial Quilt Show
Galena, IL

August 2017 TBD
Autumn Gems Annual Quilt Show
Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson, Peoria, IL 61602

September 16-17, 2017 (Sat 9-5, Sun 11-4)
Faithful Circle Quilters Biennial Quilt Show
20th Biennial Quilt Show "Bouquet of Quilts"
Jefferson Junior High School
7200 James Avenue, Woodridge, IL
Over 400 quilts on display, vendors, demonstrations, raffle baskets, and more
Judy 630-341-5251

October 13-14, 2017
Village Quilters of Lake Bluff/Lake Forest Biennial Quilt Show
Libertyville Sports Complex
950 N. Highway 45, Libertyville, IL 60048

October 2017 TBD
Heart Quilt Quild Bi-Annual Quilt Show
Chapin's East
502 Twin Rail Drive, Minooka, IL 60447

October 2017 TBD
19th Annual Central Illinois Shop Hop
"Quilting Keeps you Grounded"
Nonnie’s Attic Fabric Shop, Pekin
Ma’s Got A Notion, Havana
Quilted Cow Emporium, Jacksonville
Sew Unique, Springfield
P eace & Applique, Rochester
Quilter’s Delight, Clinton
The Treadle, Bloomington
Sewing Studio, Normal
The Quilt Corner, Morton
Peddlers Way, Washington
Prairie Points, Peoria
Quilting Bee, Galesburg
Piece to Peace Treasures, Macomb

October 2017 TBD
Sewing & Quilt Expo
Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 N. Thoreau Dr., Schaumburg, 60173
Contact (800) 699-6309


March 2018 TBD
"Touched by a Ribbon" Biennial Quilt Show
sponsored by Heartland Quilters Guild
Main Street United Methodist Church, 1400 Main St, Alton, IL
Admission $5, quilts, quilt raffle, vendors, door prizes, crafts, chairman's challenge, quilt appraisals, food, etc.

March 2018 TBD
Biennial Quilt Show "A Twist on Tradition"
sponsored by Pride of Prairie Quilters
Richland Grade School
1919 Caton Farm Rd, Crest Hill, IL 60403

March 2018 TBD
My Favorite Things Q.U.I.L.T.S. - Biennial Quilt Show
Illinois State Fairgrounds (Gate 9)
Orr Building, 801 Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL 62702

April 2018 TBD
Salt Creek Quilters Guild Biennial Quilt Show
Hinsdale Community House
415 W 8th St, Hinsdale, IL     


March 21-22, 2015
Covered Bridge Quilt Guild Show
Sponsored by: Covered Bridge Quilters Guild
Bureau County Fairgrounds
811 West Peru Street, Princeton, IL 61356

April 18, 2015
Quilt Connection Quilt Show and Boutique
Mayfair Presbyterian Church
4358 W Ainslie, Chicago, IL 60630

May 2-3, 2015
Sinissippi Quilt Show
Hosted by Quilters Haven
Indoor Sport Center, Sportscore two
8800 E Riverside Blvd, Losvespoark, IL 61111

May 2, 2015
Bond County Historical Society Quilt Show
Free Methodist Church
1367 E State Route 140, Greenville, IL 62246
For Info 217-561-1157

May 30, 2015 (9am-6pm)
Spring "Stripper" Competition, First prize $100
$50/per person - Contestants receive the same "stripper" to create their own unique quilt top in one day
Aaron Whitney Homestead
420 E Kansas St, Elburn, IL 60119
(630) 365-2687 or

June 13, 2015
Color in Motion Quilt Show
Taylorville H.S., Route 29, Taylorville, IL

July 17-19, 2015
Batavia Quilt & Textile Show
sponsored by Batavia Depot Museum
Eastside Community Center
14 N Van Buren, Batavia, IL

July 24-25, 2015
River Country Quilt Show
Jacksonville High School
1211 North Diamond, Jacksonville, IL 62650
Contact: Barbara Suelter 217-602-0426

October 2-3, 2015
Olney Quilt Guild Quilt Show
Christian Church of Olney
400 Sam Street, Olney, IL 62450

October 9-10, 2015
Shades of Autumn
presented by Petunia City Quilters
Northside Baptist Church
598 River Lane, Dixon, IL
"Gems from the Garden" raffle quilt, display of quilts made by members, raffle baskets, bake sale, boutique, vendors and more!

October 10-11, 2015
Works of Heart Quilt Show
presented by Faithful Circle Quilters Guild
Benedictine University Krasa Student Center
5700 College Road Lisle, Illinois
Admission $7
Many quilts on display, silent auction, merchant mall, sewing machine raffle, raffle baskets, featured quilter, quilter's fabric market & trading post, opportunity quilt and more.

March 16, 2017 (9:30am)
Designer Gudrun Erla Lecture
hosted by Quilting Bee in Galesburg
Knox Agri Center, 180 S Soangetaha Rd, Galesburg, IL
The lecture will be followed by a lunch break and hands on workshop at a cost of $45.00 per person. A project from Erla's Stripology 2 pattern book will be selected.  Workshop begins at 12:30 pm  Call for your reservation 309-343-2063

April 1-2, 2016
Eat, Love, Quilt
Bloomington Hands All Around Quilt Guild Show
Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center
1413 Leslie Dr, Bloomington, IL

April 7-9, 2016
Spring International Quilt Festival
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL

SAQA Regional - Deeply Rooted (Midwest states)
Balancing Act Exhibit
Wild Fabrications Exhibit

April 9, 2016
Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair   
Cedarville, IL

May 14-15, 2016
Spring Fiber Fling   
Woodstock, IL

July 16-17, 2016
Valley Girls
Hosted by Illinois Valley Quilt Guild
Festivities Unlimited, 1504 Poplar St, Ottawa, IL 61350
Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4

August 6-7, 2016 (Sat 10-4, Sun 11-4)
"In a Quilter's Garden" Quilt Show
presented by the Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Knoxville High School
600 E Main St, Knoxville, IL
Admisison Adults $5, children 6-12 $1
Over 200 judged Quilts on display, Viewer's Choice, Bed Turning, Kitchen Store, Treasure Chests, Raffle baskets and Raffle Quilt, Scissor sharpening, Bake Sale, Appraisals by appointment from Carol Butzke, AQS, PAAQT Judge. For more info Kathy Roche  309-343-3946

September 9-10, 2016 (Fri 9-5, Sat 8-2)
Crossroads Harvest of Quilts 2016
Crossroad Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show
Thelma Keller Convention Center
1201 N Keller Dr, Effingham, IL 62401
Admission: $5 adults, $1 children ages 5-12
Over 100 entries in 10 different categories, quilting and crafting vendors, demonstrations, scissor sharpening ($5 scissors, $3 knives, Saturday only), AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser Sandy Schweitzer $50 (To make an appointment for your appraisal contact: Karie Wines 217-343-3114 or

Septemer 17-18, 2016
Harvest of Quilts
Hosted by Heritage Quilters Guild of Lockpart
Liberty Junior High School
151 Lenox St, New Lenox, IL
Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4

October 1-2, 2016 (Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4)
Autumn Splendor Quilt Show
Hosted by Quiltmakers of Kankakee
Knights of Columbus
187 S Indiana Ave, Kankakee, IL
Contact: Roberta Renville  815-932-6173

October 1-2, 2016
Quilt Show during Fluorspar Festival
Downtown Rosiclare, IL
The Festival features an ever-growing list of activities and things to do, including a Queen’s Pageant, a carnival, hickory-smoked barbeque, a pet parade, kid’s games, karoke, food and craft vendors, a quilt show, an open-house at the American Fluorite Museum, a car, truck and motorcycle show and a large parade featuring local school bands, groups, floats, a Grand Marshall and horse clubs. Local musical talent will also be on hand and the finale is held Saturday evening at the City Park on the Ohio River.

October 8, 2016 (9am-4pm)
Scrappy Happy Hearts Quilt Show
Presented by Happy Hearts Quilt Guild
Salem Community Center
416 E Oglesby, Salem, IL
Adults $3, under 12 free
Vendors, demonstrations, appraisals, scissor sharpening

Contact DeAnna Clark

July 31 - October 9, 2016
Bryerpatch: Quilts by Carol Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
2600 Richview Rd, PO Box 923
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

October 14-15, 2016 (Fri 9-6, Sat 9-4)
Prairie Treasures Quilt Show
Hosted by Prairie Star Quilters Guild
DuPage County Fairgrounds
2015 West Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187 

October 16, 2016 (6:30pm preview, 7pm auction)
Riverwalk Quilters Guild Small Quilt Auction
Grace United Methodist Church
300 E Gartner Road, Naperville, IL


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