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North Carolina 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. North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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).


North Carolina Museums have many ongoing exhibits

Quilt Trails of Western North Carolina


October 6-15, 2016
Quilt! Carolina Shop Hop
A fun & unique tour of shops

October 12, 2016 (Thurs 12-4pm, Fri/Sat 10-4pm)
Annual Quilt Show & Sale
First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley
3634 Soco Rd Maggie Valley, NC
Free admission and parking
Featuring over 100 locally made quilts many of which are for sale, a crafts room full of member-created items perfect for gift-giving, and several vendors selling much needed supplies for that next project. This show has been an annual event for over 25 years. A beautiful king size quilt to which all members have contributed will be raffled off

October 14-15, 2016 (9:30am-5pm)
"A Galaxy of Stars" Quilt Show
presented by The Gate City Quilt Guild
Congregational United Church of Christ
400 W. Radiance Dr, Greensboro, NC
visit for Sew Exciting Activities and a Discount Coupon. Contact us at should you have questions. 

October 15, 2016 TBD (3rd weekend)
High Country Quilters Annual Quilt Show
Maggie Valley Town Hall
3987 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751 or 828-926-3169

October 21-22, 2016 (9-5)
Biennial Quilt Show "Bee by the River in Red and White"
presented by Twin Rivers Quilters Guild
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28563
Admission $7

October 28-30, 2016
Southeastern Fiber Fair (SAFF)  
Fletcher, NC

October 28-29, 2016 (Fri 9-5; Sat 9-4)
"Handmade in America"
presented by Mooresville Centerpiece Quilters' Guild
Talbert Recreation Center
210 Talbert Drive, Mooresville, NC
for information, contact Carol Benson

November 5, 2016
Brushy Mountain Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show
Hiddenite Center's Lucas Mansion Gallery
316 Church Street, Hiddenite, NC 28636

November 5-6, 2016 (Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5)
The Peace by Piecing Quilt Guild
Wilson County Agricultural Center
1806 Goldsboro Street, Wilson, NC
Admission $3, small children free.  There will be quilts of all types and age, vendors, door prize, craft and food sale, viewer's choice awards and opportunities to win a queen size Hawiian Delight quilt made by the guild.  Any questions please contact Margie Hardison, 252-230-4361.

November 10-13, 2016
Quilt & Sew-In Retreat
Meadowbrook Inn
711 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
For info & registration


January 2017 TBD
Kanuga Knitting & Quilting Annual Retreat

February 2017 TBD
Annual Romancing Eastern North Carolina Shop Hop - 6 shops
All About Quilting - Jacksonville, NC
Cotton Fields - Washington, NC 
New Bern Fabric Center - New Bern, NC 
Quilted Butterfly - Morehead City, NC
Sewing Creations - Greenville, NC
Sewing Solutions - New Bern, NC

March 10-11, 2017
“A Walk Down Memory Lane” 40th Anniversary
Charlotte Quilters' Guild Annual Quilt Show
Union County Agricultural Center - new location
3230 Presson Rd, Monroe NC
More than 180 quilts on display. Special exhibit showcasing past winners to celebrate the Guild’s 40th Anniversary.  Local and regional vendors. Raffle quilt. Free parking.

April 7-8, 2017
Tarheel Quilters Guild Quilt Fest
“A Symphony of Quilts”
Methodist University (Fayetteville, NC)
Quilt Show, Vendors, Raffles, Door Prizes, CHildren’s Activities and much more!

April 2017 TBD
Colonial Quilt Lovers Biennial Show
Knobbs Creek Recreation Center
200 East Ward Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909

April 21-22, 2017 (Fri 9-5, Sat 9-4)
Heart of the Triad Quilt Guild Biennial Quilt Show
C3 Church Greensboro
300 NC Hwy 68 South, Greensboro, NC 27409
I-40 Exit 210

April 28-29, 2017 (9:30am-5pm)
Lincoln Quilters 25th Anniversary Quilt Show "Silver Threads"
James Warren Building, 115 W Main St, Lincolnton, NC

April 2017 TBD
Quilters by the Sea quilt guild presents it's annual show
Piecework: Quilting and Fiber Arts Show
A unique venue highlighting quilting and fiber artists!
Brooklyn Arts Center
516 North 4th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

April 2017 TBD
6th Annual Scenic Route Shop Hop
Quilter’s Nook - Boydton, VA
Lib’s Place - Rice, VA
Rose Patch Creations - Crewe, VA
Threads Run Thru It - Phenix, VA
Ladybug’s Cottage - Wendell, NC
Quilt Lizzy - Warrenton, NC

May 4-7, 2017
Quilt & Sew-In Retreat
Meadowbrook Inn
711 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
For info & registration

May 2017 TBD
Crystal Coast Quilters' Guild Biannual Show
Crystal Coast Civic Center
3503 Arendell St, Hwy 70, Morehead, NC

June 2017 TBD
Shady Ladies 14th Annual Quilt Show
Folkmoot Friendship Center in the Historic Hazelwood School
Waynesville, NC
Over 100 quilts will be on display. Proceeds from the $5 per person donation will be donated to Folkmoot.

June 2017 TBD
Quilting with the Stars
North Carolina Quilt Symposium
William Peace College, 15 E Peace St, Raleigh, NC

June - September 2017 TBD
Row By Row Experience

July 2017 TBD
Schoolhouse Quilts Shop Hop
399 Sunset Memorial Rd, Forest City, NC 28043
(828) 245-9774

July 2017 TBD
21st Annual Quilt Show
Alleghany Quilters Guild
Alleghany County Fairgrounds
1375 US Hwy 21 N, Sparta, NC 28675
contact: Jean Stevens, 561-358-3901 or

August 2017 TBD
The Mountain Piecemakers Annual Quilt Show
Burnsville Town Center
6 South Main Street, Burnsville, NC 28714
Contact Dorothy at 828-678-0221

August 2017 TBD
28th Annual Cruso Quilt Show
sponsored by Cruso Friendship Club
13186 Cruso Rd, Canton, NC 28716

August 2017 TBD
Lake Norman Quilters Biennial Quilt Show and Exhibition
Talbert Recreation Center
210 Talbert Pointe Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117

August 12-13, 2017
High Point Quilt Guild
Quilt and Vendor Show
Hartley Drive YMCA
150 W Hartley Dr, High Point, NC 27265 for additional details.

September 2017 TBD
Wilkes County Quilters, Inc. 19th Annual Show
Stone Center for Performing Arts
613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro NC 28659

September 2017 TBD
Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Fair
Jefferson Station, 20 E Ashe St, W Jefferson, NC
For info

September 2017 TBD
Asheville 35th Annual Quilt Show
WNC Agriculture Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732

October 2017 TBD
Foothills Quilters Guild Biennial Show
Leona Neal Senior Center
100 T R Harris Drive in Shelby, NC 28150

November 5-8, 2017
Quilt & Sew-In Retreat
Meadowbrook Inn
711 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
For info & registration

November 2017 TBD
Randolph Quilters Guild Bi-annual Quilt Show
First Baptist Church
110 Church Street, Asheboro, NC 27203
Louella Caison at 336-857-2488 or


May 2018 TBD
Biennial Quilt Show "Springtime in the Carolinas"
Rutherford Quilt Guild's
Isothermal Community College, Student Union
286 ICC Loop Road (off Route 74 Alt), Spindale, NC

September 2018 TBD
Biennial Smoky Mountain Quilt Show
Ramsey Center Coliseum, Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723

September 2018 TBD
Quilting in the Pines V Biennial Quilt Show
presented by Sandhills Quilters Guild
Historic Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Hill Road S, Pinehurst, NC


March 20-21, 2015
Greater Greenville Quilt Festival
Presented by the Greenville Quilters Guild
First Christian Church - Family Life Center
2810 E 14th St, Greenville, NC 27858

April 23-26, 2015
Quilt & Sew-in Retreat (Formerly Sew Modern)
Meadowbrook Inn
711 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

May 15-16, 2015
“Southern Hospitality” Quilt Show and Exhibition
Sponsored by Crystal Coast Quilters Guild
Crystal Coast Civic Center
3505 Arendell Street, Highway 70, Morehead City, NC 28557

October 16-17, 2015
Catawba Valley Quilters's Guild Quilt Show
Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Avenue Drive SE; Hickory, NC 28601

October 16-17, 2015
Hearts and Hands ECA Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show
Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center
1801 Nash Street, Sanford, NC 27330

January 8-9, 2016
The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace
Sponsored by: The Quilter's Gallery, Cleveland
Dennis Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford, NC 27330   
Patti Cline (704) 376-2531    
Admission: $6      

January 29-30, 2016
The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza
Sponsored by: The Quilter's Gallery, Cleveland
Statesville Civic Center, 300 S Center St, Statesville, NC 28677   
Patti Cline (704) 376-2531 or    
Admission: $6      
QNAE is a shoppers dream come true. We will have 35 of the best vendors we can find. There will be a fabulous selection of fabrics, yarns, notions, books and patterns from which to choose. Several of the major sewing machine brands will be represented. Long Arm machines will be there for a trial run as well.

January 16 - March 5, 2016
Small Tapestry International 4
Artspace, 201 E Davis St, Raleigh, NC
Opening receptions: February 5, 2016, 6-10 pm; and Friday March 4, 2016, 6-10pm

April 15-17, 2016
Warrenton Quilt Days
Historic Warrenton, NC
Inaugural regional quilt show - National quilt experts, designers and appraisers. Hundreds of quilts will be displayed in historic homes, churches, the Courthouse Square, public buildings, businesses, the Cotton Gin, and on porch railings.

April 29-30, 2016 (Fri 10-5:30, Sat 10-4)
Sunny Days and Starry Nights Quilt Show
presented by the Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild
First Baptist Ministry Center
223 N Fulton St, Salisbury, NC 28144
Vendors, Boutique, Door Prizes, Tea Room
Presentation of quilts to local veterans

Admission $5, children under 12 free, groups of 15 or more $4 each.
Contact: Linda Bryant, show chairman

May 10-22, 2016
Sacred Hearts Exhibit
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
495 Herbert Hills Drive, Hayesville NC

May 14, 2016 (8am-12pm)
Airing of the Quilts
presented by Three Rivers Quilt Guild and Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Episcopal Church, Pee Dee Avenue, Albermarle, NC
For information 704-982-1428

May 20-21, 2016 (9-5pm)
"Celebrate!: 35 Years of Quilting"
Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Guild Qult Show
Old Clemmons Gym, 6031 Stadium Dr, Clemmons, NC
Quilts made by members of the guild will be displayed, large raffle quilt, boutique, and vendor booths.
For information, contact Amy Elliott, Publicity Chairman (336) 924-6790 or

April 27 - July 2, 2016
ArtQuilts Voices
Page-Walker Arts & History Center
Cary, NC

September 22-24, 2016
Smoky Mountain Splendor
Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center Coliseum on the campus of Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 828-506-6331

September 23-24, 2016
Pamlico River Quilters Guild 2016 Quilt Show
"Branching Out With Quilts"
Washington Civic Center 110 Gladden St, Washington, NC
Contact: Kathy Belski

September 30 - October 1, 2016 (9-4pm both days)
Cabarrus Quilter’s Guild presents
Splash of Color 2016
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, Gold Hall
4751 NC-49, Concord, NC 28025
$7 admission fee (free parking)
Contact: or
Cecilia Estey


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