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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 would like to update or add an event, please e-mail events@quiltersresources.net.

ONGOING

Illinois Museums have many ongoing exhibits

2016

April 21-22, 2016
27th Annual Aruth Amish Country Quilt Show
Otto Center
2056 County Rd 1800 E, Arthur, IL 61911
www.illinoisamishcountry.com

May 13-14, 2016
Annual "Naperville Quilts" Show - Giving Back, Stitching Forward
NIU Naperville Conference Center
1120 E Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL 60563
www.facebook.com/RiverwalkQuilters
Fri 2-7, Sat 9-5

May 13-15, 2016
Annual Quilt Show
Bishop Hill State Historic Site
103 N Bishop Hill St, Bishop Hill, IL
http://bishophillartscouncil.blogspot.com/

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

June - August 2016
Northern Illinois Quiltfest
www.northernillinoisquiltfest.com

June 21 - September 6, 2016
Row By Row Experience
www.rowbyrowexperience.com

July 1-31, 2016
Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show
Sponsored by: Threads of Time Quilt Shop, Danville,
Vermilion County Museum, 116 N Gilbert, Danville, IL 61832
www.vermilioncountymuseum.org
(217) 442-2922 or vermillioncounty@att.net  

July 7-9, 2016
Annual East Central Illinois Shop Hop
www.facebook.com/pages/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

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

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

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 kmr@grics.net  309-343-3946
sites.google.com/site/piecemakersquiltingguild/

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
crossroadquilters.wordpress.com/quilt-show
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 kaw301@yahoo.com)

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

September 2016 TBD
Super City Quilt City Connection Annual Quilt Show
sponsored by Metropolis Tourism, Harrah's, NQM
100 Front St, Metropolis, IL 62960
www.metropolistourism.com or lindsey@metropolistourism.com

September 2016 TBD
Autumn Gems Annual Quilt Show
Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson, Peoria, IL 61602
www.facebook.com/Gems-of-the-Prairie-Quilters
info@gemsoftheprairie.com

October 1-2, 2016
Autumn Splendor Quilt Show
Hosted by Quiltmakers of Kankakee
Knights of Columbus
187 S Indiana Ave, Kankakee, IL
Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4

October 13-15, 2016
Sewing & Quilt Expo
Schaumburg, IL
www.sewingexpo.com/Calendar.aspx

October 14-15, 2016 (Fri 9-6, Sat 9-4)
Prarie Treasures Quilt Show
Hosted by Prairie Star Quilters Guild
DuPage County Fairgrounds
2015 West Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
www.psqg.org
drslm@comcast.net 

October 19-22, 2016
MQX Quilt Festival - Midwest
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
3000 S Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL
www.mqxshow.com/MQX/Midwest
217-529-7777 or MQXShow@comcast.net
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 www.rickytims.com/j25/register-for-a-seminar

October 2016 TBD
Annual Central Illinois Shop Hop
www.facebook.com/Central-Illinois-Shop-Hop

October 2016 TBD
Quilt Show during Fluorspar Festival
Downtown Rosiclare, IL
www.hardincountyil.org
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 2016 TBD
Quilt Show during Scarecrow Daze Festival
Downtown and Forest Park
Shelbyville, IL 62565
217-774-2244
During the Annual Scarecrow Daze Festival, the entire city of Shelbyville is decorated with scarecrows. With a different theme every year, entrants decorate their homes and businesses to the theme. There is also a large parade on Saturday, kids' games, a beer tent, music, a quilt show, and plenty of food and crafts, in downtown Shelbyville. Held in conjunction with Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest.

October 2016 TBD
Calhoun County Annual Quilt Tour 9
Quilts exhibited in Brussels, Hardin, Batchtown and Kampsville 
Calhoun County, IL
For information, contact Robbie at 618.232.1268 or Jane at 618.883.2578
www.visitalton.com/events/detail/134/annual-quilt-and-church-tour/5228

October 2016 TBD
7th Annual Heifer International Quilt Auction
Glenview Community Church
1000 Elm Street, Glenview, IL 60025
Beryl Bills at berylbills@comcast.net
Audrey Veath at 815-347-2516
Beth Gunzel at 312-340-8866 or Beth.Gunzel@heifer.org

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 sew2much2@yahoo.com

November 2016 TBD
21st Annual Northern Illinois Shop Hop
16 Participating Shops!

2017

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

www.facebook.com/Creative-Journey

March 2017 TBD
15th Annual Bond County Historical Society
Greenville Free Methodist Church
1267 IL Route 140, Greenville, IL
www.bondcountyhistorical.org
Admission $3

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 boleslinda51@yahoo.com
www.decaturquiltersguild.com

April 2017 TBD
Hands All Around Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Spectrum
Central Catholic High School
1201 Airport Road, Bloomington, IL
haaqg.tripod.com/quiltshow.htm
ruthnovosad@msn.com

April 2017 TBD
10th Annual Quilt Show
Fischer Farm, 16W680 Grand Ave, Bensenville, IL
contact Janis Arquette at proud_past@yahoo.com
www.facebook.com/FischerFarmBensenville

April 2017 TBD
Cunningham Children's Home Annual Festival of Quilts
Cunningham Children's Home Spiritual Life Center
1301 N Cunningham Ave, Urbana, IL 61802
(217) 367-3728
www.cunninghamhome.org
csjames@cunninghamhome.org

Spring 2017 TBD
Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild Biennial Quilt Show
Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center
5050 Sedge Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL
www.nsqg.net/quiltshows.html
nsqg.info@gmail.com

April 6-8, 2017
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 2017 TBD
Faithful Circle Quilters Biennial Quilt Show
Krasa Student Center-Benedictine University
5700 College Rd, Lisle, IL 60532
www.fcquilters.com
info@fcquilters.com

June 2017 TBD
Hearts 'n' Hands Quilt Guild Biennial Quilt Show
Whiteside Middle School
111 Warrior Way, Belleville, IL 62221
www.heartsnhandsquilt.com
For additional details, contact darlene.pratte@yahoo.com

August 2017 TBD
Galena/Jo Daviess Biennial Quilt Show
Galena, IL
www.bestofgalena.com/bandb/bbigevents/2015-fall-quilt-fest/
www.facebook.com/NorthernILQuiltFest

October 2017 TBD
Village Quilters of Lake Bluff/Lake Forest Biennial Quilt Show
Libertyville Sports Complex
950 N. Highway 45, Libertyville, IL
www.villagequilters.org
show.info@villagequilters.org

October 2017 TBD
Heart Quilt Quild Bi-Annual Quilt Show
Chapin's East
502 Twin Rail Drive, Minooka, IL 60447
www.piecesfromtheheartquiltguild.net
pfthqg@gmail.com

2018

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
sewfarsewgood@piasanet.com
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
salatoe@yahoo.com
www.prideofprairie.org

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
springfieldquilts@gmail.com
www.springfieldquilts.com

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

PAST EVENTS

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
www.facebook.com/Covered-Bridge-Quilters-Guild-1560206024231209/

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

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
www.aaronwhitneyhomestead.com
www.facebook.com/aaronwhitneyhomestead
420 E Kansas St, Elburn, IL 60119
(630) 365-2687 or aaronwhitneyhomestead@aol.com

June 13, 2015
Color in Motion Quilt Show
Taylorville H.S., Route 29, Taylorville, IL
217-561-1157

July 17-19, 2015
Batavia Quilt & Textile Show
sponsored by Batavia Depot Museum
Eastside Community Center
14 N Van Buren, Batavia, IL
Contact chrisw@bataviaparks.org
www.bataviaquiltshow.com

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
www.facebook.com/olneyquiltguild

October 9-10, 2015
Shades of Autumn
presented by Petunia City Quilters
Northside Baptist Church
598 River Lane, Dixon, IL
www.facebook.com/pages/Petunia-City-Quilters-Dixon-Illinois
quilter011061@gmail.com
"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
www.fcquilters.com
Admission $7
nfo@fcquilters.com
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
haaqg.tripod.com/quiltshow.htm

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

 

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