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Massachusetts 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. Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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).


Massachusetts Museums have many ongoing exhibits


July 14 - October 16, 2016
Confluence: Water's Beauty, Use and Misuse
New England Quilt Museum 
18 Shattuck Street, Lowell, MA
Admission $8
Contact: 978-452-4207 Ext.15

September 7 - November 3, 2016
Fiber in the Present Tense 2016
Surface Design Association, MA/RI Chapter
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472
Contact: 617-923-0200
A juried exhibition to showcase the fiber artwork of the MA/RI Chapter of the Surface Design Association (SDA)

October-December 2016
Quilt Exhibit: "The work of Kay Oft", a nationally know quilter
Brookside Quiltworks
2 Sheffield Rdk, Egremont, MA 01258
(413) 528-0445 or

October 7-8, 2016 (Fri 5:30-9:30pm, Sat 9:30-4)
Beautiful Backyards and Beginnings Dye Classes Part I
Beautiful Backgrounds and Beginnings This 2 day class will begin Friday evening with a "Beautiful Beginnings and Backgrounds" class. We will learn 2 different methods (low water immersion vat dyeing along with snow and ice dyeing) for creating the beautiful backgrounds for the group to use on Saturday's "Tweaking Batiking" class. We will also have a welcome reception that will include light appetizers.
Pattern PartyOn Part II - we will stamp, stencil and resist our way into some one of a kind, brightly colored patterned and textured fabrics. Learn about "Dye-Paint", and use several different resists to create batik-like effects - the easy way!
528 Federal St, Montague, MA 01351
(413) 552-7178
Friday night Class Fee - $35 Saturday all day Class Fee - $50

October 14-15, 2016 (Fri 10-7, Sat 10-5)
Rising Star Quilters 29th Annual Quilt Show
St. Brigid Church
1995 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02421
Quilts, cafe, vendors, yard sale and boutique.  Take a chance on a raffle and watch demonstrations by guild members.
Admission $6 (children under 12 free)

October 14-16, 2016
14th Annuual Massachusetts Quilt Shop Hop
If you haven't picked up your passport you may still do so. Six Participating shops/500plus quilters/122 prizes. Pack your lunch in the Official Mass Shop Hop lunch cooler.  Get your goody bag from each shop. Play your best poker hand. Dress up in your wild west outfits for a special team spirit drawing at each shop. Plus our regular door prizes of course and the grand prizes.  It is easier to finish all shops and win this year than ever before.
A Notion To Quilt, Shelburne Falls, MA
Bayberry Quilt & Gift Shoppe, Chicopee, MA
Brookside Quiltworks, So. Egremont, MA
Karen's Quilting Corner, Williamstown, MA
Pumpkin Patch, Lee, MA
Quilts & Treasures, East Longmeadow, MA

October 15, 2016 (Indoors, 9-2)
Concord Piecemakers Quilt Guild Biennial Yard Sale
St Matthews United Methodist Church
435 Central St, Acton, MA
A variety of fabric yardage, along with fabric in smaller cuts will be for sale at substantial savings. In addition, books, magazines, patterns, kits, UFOs, notions, knitting and crochet supplies will be available. Please note: CASH ONLY

October 20 - December 31, 2016
America's Applique Quilts: The Christ Collection
New England Quilt Museum 
18 Shattuck Street, Lowell, MA

October 22-23, 2016 (Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4)
Burlington Quilters' Guild Annual Show
Middlesex Community College, Campus Center
591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730
Admission $7, free parking

October 22, 2016 (10-4)
Stitch it Forward 2016 Quilt Show
Plymouth County Cranberry Quilters
West Elementary School
70 Plympton Road, Plymouth, MA
Over 175 quilts displayed, vendors, a boutique, a "white elephant", guild quilt raffle, as well as basket raffles and a door prize. Admission $8

October 25, 2016
Nimble Thimbler's Quilt Auction
Nimble Thimbler's Quilt Guild
First Congregational Church
25 Sanborn Street. Reading, MA
Free Admission

November 3 – December 31, 2016
Stitches and Strokes Reversed: Paintings and the Quilts That Inspired Them
Amazing Things Arts Center, Main Gallery – Second Floor
160 Hollis Street (Rte. 126), Framingham, MA 01702
A joint venture between the County Line Quilters and the Framingham Artists’ Guild, Free Admission

November 5-6, 2016
Fiber Festival of New England 
Springfield, MA

November 10-12, 2016 (Thurs & Fri 10-6, Sat 10-3)
Annual Pinwheel and Friends Quilt Show
Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center
366 Mai St, Sturbridgd, MA 01566  
Admission $12

November 2016 TBD
6th Annual Fiber Arts Festival of New England
Mallary Complex at Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Avenue (Rte. 147)
West Springfield, MA 01089


January-March 2017
Quilt Exhibit: "The embroidered quilts of Donna Ruggiero"
Brookside Quiltworks
2 Sheffield Rdk, Egremont, MA 01258
(413) 528-0445 or

March 18-19 2017
Rhododendron Needlers Quilt Guild Quilt Show
Blue Hills Regional High School
800 Randolph Street, Canton, MA  02021

April 1-2, 2017
Hands All Around 16th Biennial Quilt Show
Hands Across the Valley Quilt Guild
University of Massachusetts
One Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA

April 8-9, 2017
Tewksbury Piecemakers Annual Quilt Show
Tewksbury Senior Center
175 Chandler St, Tewksbury, MA
Denise Sawyer 978-761-7415 

April 2017 TBD
Plymouth County Cranberry Quilters Biennial Quilt Show
First Congregational Church of Plympton
254 Main Street (Route 58), Plympton, MA  02367

April 2017 TBD
Biennial Quilt Show
Thimbles and Friends Quilt Guild
Abington, MA

April 2017 TBD
Annual Schoolhouse Shop Hop - 5 shops, MA & NH

April 2017 TBD
Annual Quilt Show & Annual Arts & Craft Fair
Covenant Congregational Church
204 Center Street, North Easton, MA 02356

April 2017 TBD
Original Sewing & Quilt Festival
DCU Center
50 Foster St, Worcester, MA 01608

Celebrating Silver Exhibit

May 2017 TBD (Thurs 5-8, Fri 9-8, Sat 9-5)
6th Annual BUCC Quilt Show & Sale
Belchertown United Church of Christ
18 Park St, Belchertown, MA 01007
Featuring, but not limited to, hexagon quilts, raffle quilt, sewing Tag Sale inside show, antique and new quilts for sale. 
Entry $5, under 12 yrs free.
Contact:  Jane Crutchfield (413) 283-4456 or - if you have a quilt to exhibit, consign for sale, or have questions.

June 2017 TBD
Material Girls Quilt Guild Biennial Quilt Show
St Leo's School Auditorium
120 Main St, Leominster, MA 01453

June 2017 TBD
Quilters' Quest Shop Hop
Adirondack Quilts - South Glen Falls, NY
Brookside Quilltworks - Egremont, MA
Gloversville Sewing Center - Gloversville, NY
Gloversville Sewing Center - Saratoga Springs, NY
The Joyful Quilter - Glenville, NY
KC Framing and Fabrics - Saratoga Springs, NY
Log Cabin Fabrics - Selkirk, NY
Pumpkin Patch - Lee, MA
Quiltbug - Schenectady, NY
Style Fabrics - Kingston, NY
The Yardstick - Cobbleskill, NY

June - September 2017 TBD
Row By Row Experience

August 2017 TBD
Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod Annual Quilt Show
Cape Cod Technical Regional High School
351 Pleasant Lake Ave, Harwich, MA 02645

September 2017 TBD
36th Annual Quilt Show
presented by Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild
Hope Community Church, 11 Hale St, Newburyport, MA
Ample parking. Busses are welcome and the Church is Handicap accessible. Admission $8 at the door. Luncheon, demonstrations, vendors and raffles. Over 100 quilts will be displayed.

September 2017 TBD
Humble Beginnings Adventure
Dragonfly's Quilt Shop (Bellingham, MA)
Emma's Quilt Cupboard (Franklin, MA)
Daley By The Yard (Acton, MA)
Sew-Together Quilt Shop (Tewkesbury, MA)
Quilters' Quarters (Georgetown, MA)
The Victorian Cupboard Sewing Studio (Salem, NH) or (508) 360-6099
Adventure Passes on sale $6

October 2017 TBD
Wayside Quilters 16th Quilt Show
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
390 Lincoln Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776
Admission $6 per person ages 12 & up

October-December 2017
Quilt Exhibit: "The works of Steven Rotondaro" Steven has been making the Muppet's clothing for nearly 30 years.  All quilts are scrappy and hand quilted
Brookside Quiltworks
2 Sheffield Rdk, Egremont, MA 01258
(413) 528-0445 or

October 2017 TBD
Thimbles and Friends Quilt Guild Biennial Quilt Show
Bridgewater Senior Center
10 Wally Kruger Way (Off route 18/28), Bridgewater, MA 02324

October 2017 TBD
Concord Piecemakers Quilt Guild Biennial Quilt Show
St Matthews United Methodist Church
435 Central St, Acton, MA


March 2018 TBD
Biennial Quilt Show
presented by Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild of Mendon MA
Blackstone Valley Technical High School on
Pleasant St, Upton MA
Quilt boutique, raffle quilt, vendors and 200+ quilts

April 2018 TBD
Quinobequin Quilters Biennial Quilt Show
Needham Masonic Lodge
1101 Highland Ave, Needham, MA

May 2018 TBD
Chelmsford Quilter's Guild Biennial Quilt Show
Grace Community Church
275 Billerica Rd, Chelmsford, MA

September 2018 TBD
15th Biennial Quilt Show
Herring Run Quilters' Guild
Norwell Middle School, Route 123, MainSt, Norwell, MA


November 6-8, 2015
Proper Bostonian Quilters Quilt Show
Monsignor Donahue Hall, St Theresa School
40 St Theresa Ave, W Roxbury, MA 02132

thru January 17, 2016
Art as Quilts Exhibit
Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301

thru Januay 31, 2016
Textiles and Quilts exhibit
The Beebe Estate
235 West Foster St, Melrose, MA 02176
(781) 720-9343

thru February 7, 2016
Piecing Together a Changing Planet Exhibition
Lowell National Historic Park
Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Lowell, MA

thru February 17, 2016
Piecing Together a Changing Planet Exhibit
Boott Cotton Mills Museum
115 John St, Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 970-5000

thru March 7, 2016
SAQA Regional - Piecing Together a Changing Planet (FL)
Lowell National Historical Park
Boott Cotton Mills Museum
115 John St, Lowell, MA

March 12, 2016 (1:30pm EST, preveiw begins at 10am)
Heirloom Quilts & Antique Textiles
Plymouth Memorial Hall
83 Court St, Plymouth, MA
18th-19th Century tapestries and textiles, vitage linens, and lace. Internet bidding available through LiveAuctioneers

April 30, 2016
Sheepshearing Festival 
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

April 30 - May 1, 2016
"Something Old Something New" VII
Sponsored by Linsey Woolsey Quilt Guild
Norton Middle School
215 West Main Street (Rt. 123), Norton, MA 02766

May 28-29, 2016
Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair 
Cummington, MA

June 4, 2016 (10am-2pm)
Swansea Quilt Show
Old White Church, 113 GAR Highway, Swansea, MA
For information

June 24-26, 2016 (Fri-Sat 10-4, Sun 10-3)
Silver Celebration 2016
The Shining Tides Quilt Guild 25th Bienniall Quilt Show
Friends Academy
1088 Tucker Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747

May 4 - July 10, 2016
Butterfly Whirl: Contemporary Quilt Art
New England Quilt Museum 
18 Shattuck Street, Lowell, MA

May 27 - July 24, 2016
SAQA Regional - Piecing Together a Changing Planet (FL)
Cape Cod National Seashore
Wellfleet, MA

thru September 2016
Quilt Exhibit: "Log Cabin Old and New" 5 states, 19 artists very diverse and lovely
Brookside Quiltworks
2 Sheffield Rdk, Egremont, MA 01258
(413) 528-0445 or

September 17-18, 2016 (10-4 both days)
Marathon Quilters 20th Anniversary Quilt Show
Cultural Arts Center
98 Hayden Rowe St (Route 85), Hopkinton, MA 01748
Admission $5, $3 seniors, 12 and under free
Raffle Quilt, Raffle Baskets, Boutique and Vendors.  Quilts on display in the new Cultural Arts building.

September 24, 2016
Quilt For A Cure Day
Quilts & Treasures, 56 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow, MA

September 24, 2016 (10am-3pm)
Quilt Show
Church of the Good Shepherd
209 Union St, Clinton, MA 01510
For several years church members have displayed many old and unique family quilts, each with its own story to tell. The church, which dates back to the 1800s, is a perfect venue for viewing these beautiful quilts.
Admission $5

September 24-25, 2016 (Sat 9-4, Sun 12-3)
Quilt Show: Celebrations
Cape Cod Quilters
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main St, South Yarmouth, MA
Over 100 beautiful member quilts, batik bargello raffle quilt, raffle baskets, boutique. Visit our room dedicated to all our charity work.
Admission $6 daily, multiple day $10

October 1-2, 2016 (Saturday 10-4, Sunday 11-4)
Coounty Line Quilters of Framingham, Massachusetts
Medway Senior Center
76 Oakland Street, Medway, MA

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