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Virginia 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. Virginia 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 Virginia 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).


Virginia Museums have many ongoing exhibits


February 9-12, 2017
Birds of a Feather 2017
The Longarm Network Machine Quilting Education Event
Newpoet News, VA
Registrationopens August 1

February 2017 TBD
3rd Annual East Coast Gammill/Statler Conference
Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center
1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glenn Allen, VA
(810) 727-1400
This conference is for Gammill and Statler owners and those individuals thinking about purchasing a Gammill/Statler in the future. More than 80 classes will be offered in this 3-day event for beginners to advanced longarm quilters.

February 2017 TBD
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA

March 24-25, 2017 (Fri 9-5, Sat 9-4)
"Pieces of our Lives"Starquilters Guild Biennial Quilt Show
Berglund Center
710 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA

for info Kathy, Wickham, Quilt Show Chair

March 2017 TBD
Charlottesville Area Quilters Guild
Biennial Quilt Show
East Rivanna Fire Station
3501 Steamer Dr, Keswick, VA 22947
(just east of Charlottesville, VA)

April 2017 TBD
Northern Shenandoah Valley Biennial Quilt Show
Clarke County Rec Center
225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA 22611
For info

April 2017 TBD
13th Annual Quilt Show
Cabin Branch Quilters Guild & Stonehouse
Prince William County Fairgrounds
10624 Dumfries Rd, Manassas, VA
For info RoseMary Baty-Willcox or 703-398-769

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 2017 TBD
Floyd Quilt Guild, Inc. Annual Quilt Show
Floyd EcoVillage on Franklin Pike, 718 Franklin Pike SE, Floyd, TX  

June 2017 TBD
Quilters Unlimited 44th Annual Quilt Show
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
(703) 261-6366

June 2017 TBD
6th Annual Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day and C&O Railway Heritage Festival
presented by Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge, VA
A major component of Heritage Day is a quilt show and bed turnings. International quilt artist Kaye England will be here for bed turnings featuring her extensive collection of vintage quilts. Other quilt related events include an Americana quilt display featuring quilts from the Civil War to present day, as well as demonstrations on wool appliqué and quilts made by local artisans in the Highlands. As an additional attraction, a needle art exhibit will be included with the quilt displays. There will be three venues for quilts:
-Community Room in the the Historic Masonic Theatre, 510 Main Street
-Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, 439 E Ridgeway
-Clifton Forge Public Library, Church Street
Free admission.

June 2017 TBD
Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show
Turner Ashby High School
800 N Main St, Bridgewater, VA 22812

June - September 2017 TBD
Row By Row Experience

July 7-23, 2017
Sacred Threads Biennial Exhibition
Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon, VA

July 2017 TBD
Annual Quilt Shop Rally
The Sewing Studio, Inc. - 1310 Memorial Blvd S, Martinsville
Sew Biz, Inc. - 92 & 94 Harvey St, Radford
Sew What Fabrics & Batiks Etcetera - 460 East Main St, Wytheville
Quilted Expressions & Sewing Possessions, Inc. - 3622 Old Forest Rd, Lynchburg 
Creative Quilting Connection - 4903 Starkey Rd, Roanoke
The General Store at Smith Mountain Lake - 213 Scruggs Rd, Moneta

July 2017 TBD- 5 miles from Virginia
21st Annual Quilt Show
Alleghany Quilters Guild
Alleghany County Fairgrounds
1375 US Hwy 21 N, Sparta, NC 28675
Features over 100 beautiful quilts, viewer balloting, vendors, guild boutique, Quilts of Valor display & presentation, antique quilt bed-turning, often called the "best little quilt show in the mountains". FREE admission & parking - directly on route of Hwy 21 Road Market.
contact: Jean Stevens, 561-358-3901 or

September 2017 TBD
Biennial Quilt Show
sponsored by River Country Quilt Guild, Stingray Stitchers, Bay Quilters and Parks, Recreation & Tourism
6509 Main St, Gloucester, VA
(804) 693-2355 or

September 2017 TBD
Annual Stories of the Stitch Outdoor Quilt Show
Matthews Living History Farm Museum
126 White Pine Road, Galax, VA
For info (276) 238-1217 or

September 2017 tBD
55th Annual Virginia Peanut Festival
Veterans Memorial Park, Emporia, VA


April 2018 TBD
LQG Biennial Quilt Show
Lake Quilters Guild
Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Rte 122, Moneta, VA



September 26, 2015
Charity Sewing Day
DC Modern Quilt Guild
Falls Church Episcopal Church
115 E Fairfax St, Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 241-0003

February 11-14, 2016
Birds of a Feather - longarm workshop
Newport News Marriott at City Center
Newport News, VA
Gather with fellow longarm quilting enthusiasts from across the country and across the globe at the premier east coast workshop series

February 29 - March 5, 2016
Applique Academy
Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA
Applique classes catering to the beginner, intermediate, and advanced stitcher. Featuring Cori Blunt, Barbara Burnham, NancyChong, Mimi Dietrich, Barabara Eckmeier, Gretchen Gibbbons, Becky Goldsmith, and Judy Severson

March 19-20, 2016
Patches 'n Pieces Quilt Club Quilt Show
Holy Cross Regional School
2125 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501

April 30, 2016
Powhatan's Festival of Fiber 
Powhatan, VA

May 6-7, 2016 (Fri 9-5, Sat 9-4pm)
White Oak Mountain Quilters Quilt Show
Saint Luke's Methodist Church
3090 N Main St, Danville, VA 24540

June 17-18, 2016 (Fri 10-8, Sat 10-5)
Quilters Rock the Beach
Tidewater Quilters' Guild Virginia Quilt Show
Cape Henry Collegiate School
Virginia Beach, VA
Admission $10 for both days (includes show pin), children under 12 are free.

May 17 - September 10, 2016
American Pride: Eagles & Stars
Quilts from the Pat and Arlan Christ Collection

Virginia Quilt Museum
301 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 433-3818 or

September 24-25, 2016
Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival 
Berryville, VA

September 29 - October 1, 2016
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
2371 Carl D Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

October 1-2, 2016
Fall Fiber Festival & Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials 
Montpelier Station, VA

October 6-10, 2016
Central Virginia Tour de Quilt
Rachel's Quilt Patch - Staunton, VA
The Quiltery, Fairfield, VA
The Little Quilt Shop - Culpepper, VA
Material Thing - Chesterfield, VA
Quilter's Corner - Midlothian, VA
Quilting Adventures - Richmond, VA
Threads Run Thru It - Phenix, VA
Lib's Place - Rice, VA
Rosepatch Creations - Crewe, VA

October 21-24, 2016
Stafford Piecemakers Quilt Guild Quilt Show
Central Rappahannock Regional Library- Porter Branch
2001 Parkway Boulevard, Stafford, VA 22554
Information: 540-659-4909 or

November 4-13, 2016
Quilter's Quest Shop Hop
Maryland/Northern Virginia

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