Quilt Show Information

2015 promises to bring us a year full of quilt shows and opportunities to share our work with others outside of our immediate community.  Below I have gathered information for a sampling of quilt contests, shows, and exhibitions which will occur in the United States.  These are listed in the order the shows will open.  If you know of a show you would like to share, please let me know, and I will add that information to this list.  Any show is welcome, provided entries are accepted nationally or (preferably) internationally.

2015 Quilt Show Dates and Deadlines

Organization/Show Name:  Oklahoma Winter Quilt Show

Website:  http://qscexpos.com/oklahoma.html

Contest Deadline:  December 19, 2014   PDF Entry Form:   http://qscexpos.com/pdf/quilt-contest-entry-ok.pdf

Show Dates:  January 8-10, 2015, with Pre-show workshops beginning on January 7, 2015

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Organization/Show Name:  American Quilter’s Society:  Albuquerque, New Mexico

Website:  http://www.quiltweek.com

Contest Deadline: September 19, 2014  (NOW CLOSED)

Show Dates: January 14-17, 2015

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico


Organization / Show Name:  Road to California Quilter’s Conference and Showcase

Website:  http://www.road2ca.com

Show Dates:  January 22-25, 2015

Location:  Ontario, California


Organization/Show Name:  The Modern Quilt Guild  /  Quiltcon

Website:  http://www.quiltcon.com

Contest Deadline:  November 30, 2014  (NOW CLOSED)

Show Dates:  February 19-22, 2015

Location: Austin, Texas


Organization/Show Name:  Indiana Heritage Quilt Show

Website:  http://www.ihqs.org

Contest Deadline:  February 20, 2015

Show Dates:  March 5-7, 2015

Location: Bloomington, Indiana


Organization/Show Name:  American Quilter’s Society:  Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Website:  http://www.quiltweek.com

Contest Deadline: November 6, 2014  (NOW CLOSED)

Show Dates: March 11-14, 2015

Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Organization/Show Name:  Quilts, Inc.  /  International Quilt Festival:  Chicago, Illinois

Website:  http://www.quilts.com/home/shows/viewer.php?page=SummerFestivalChicago

Contest Deadline:  January 30, 2015.  Please see the call for entries at http://callforentriesmidwestmarvels.com for more details.  (NOW CLOSED)

Show Dates:  March 26-28, 2015

Location: Rosemont, Illinois


Organization/Show Name:  MQX Quilt Festivals: New England

Website:  www.mqxshow.com

Contest Deadline:  February 1, 2015  (NOW CLOSED)


Show Dates:  April 8-11, 2015

Location:  Manchester, New Hampshire


Organization/Show Name:  American Quilter’s Society:  Paducah, Kentucky

Website:  http://www.quiltweek.com

Contest Deadline: December 5, 2014 (NOW CLOSED)

Show Dates: April 22-25, 2015

Location: Paducah, Kentucky


Organization/Show Name:  Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQA)

Website:  www.hmqs.org

Contest Deadline: April 11, 2015

Show Dates: May 7-9, 2015

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah


Organization/Show Name:  The Dairy Barn Arts Center  /  Quilt National ‘15

Website:  http://dairybarn.org/quilt-national/quilt-national-2015/

Contest Deadline:  (NOW CLOSED)

Show Dates:  May 23 – September 7, 2015 (Touring Exhibit Follows- see website for details)

Location: Athens, Ohio


Organization/Show Name: Sew Original Quilt and Creative Expo

Website:   http://qscexpos.com/reno.html

Contest Deadline:  (Information not currently available)

Show Dates:  June 11-13, 2015

Location:  Reno, Nevada


Organization/Show Name: National Quilting Association, Inc.

Website: http://www.nqaquilts.org/quiltshow/site/2015/

Contest Deadline:  April 1, 2015 (First 400 Entries Accepted for Competition)

Show Dates:  June 18-20, 2015

Location:  Little Rock, Arkansas


Organization/Show Name: Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

Website: http://kcrqf.com

Description:  Quilt show with 90 vendors, 130 judged quilts and 100s of quilts on display from 15 local guilds.

Contest Deadline:  Entries must be post marked between March 1 and March 31.  (Entries accepted in order received until space is filled)

Show Dates:  June 19-21, 2015, with classes beginning the 18th.

Location:  Overland Park, Kansas


Organization/Show Name:  American Quilter’s Society:  Syracuse, New York

Website:  http://www.quiltweek.com

Contest Deadline:  March 6, 2015

Show Dates: July 29 – August 1, 2015

Location: Syracuse, New York


Organization/Show Name:  American Quilter’s Society:  Grand Rapids, Michigan

Website:  http://www.quiltweek.com

Contest Deadline: March 27, 2015

Show Dates: August 12-15, 2015

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan


Organization/Show Name:  Quilts, Inc.  /  Quilt! Knit! Stitch!

Website: http://www.quilts.com/home/shows/viewer.php?page=StitchPortland

Contest Deadline:  (information not currently available)

Show Dates:  August 13-15, 2015

Location: Portland, Oregon


Organization/Show Name:  American Quilter’s Society:  Chattanooga, Tennessee

Website:  http://www.quiltweek.com

Contest Deadline: May 1, 2015

Show Dates: September 16-19, 2015

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee


Organization/Show Name:  American Quilter’s Society:  Des Moines, Iowa

Website:  http://www.quiltweek.com

Contest Deadline: June 5, 2015

Show Dates: September 30 – October 3

Location: Des Moines, Iowa


Organization/Show Name:  Quilts, Inc.  /  International Quilt Festival:  Houston, Texas

Website:  http://www.quilts.com/home/shows/viewer.php?page=FallFestival

Contest Deadline:  (information not currently available)

Show Dates:  October 29 – November 1, 2015

Location:   Houston, Texas


Organization/Show Name:  MQX Quilt Festivals: Midwest

Website:  www.mqxshow.com

Show Dates:  Please see the following statement from the MQX Quilt Festival Email Newsletter:

MQX Midwest – Sadly, it looks like we are going to have to skip our fall show for this year. We had planned to be in Springfield again but the Crowne Plaza underwent some significant changes, including an entire management and sales team revamp, and our dates for 2015 and 2016 were not held for us. The hotel/convention center has recently been sold too. We are working on dates for 2016 and if not in Springfield, we will be in one of the surrounding states. We are definitely reserved for Springfield in 2017 and 2019.”


The information provided on this page is accurate to the best of my knowledge.  If you discover any errors or would like to share the information for other shows, please let me know so I can make any necessary additions or corrections.  I cannot personally vouch for the majority of the shows on this list as either an entrant or an attendee, so please enter/attend at your personal discretion.  Happy quilting!

This list is current as of February 17, 2015

2 thoughts on “Quilt Show Information

  1. Mary Lang says:

    Kansas City area will be hosting a big quilt show.
    Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival
    Starting on June 18, 2015 with classes
    June 19th.-20th will be the quilt show with 90 vendors, 130 judged quilts and 100s of quilts on display from 15 local guilds.
    Can you please list us on your site, thank you.

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