“We Color the World”
Thursday through Saturday, September 26, 27 & 28, 2019
In the Cultural Center on the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines
Show Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM Thursday and Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday
Join us for our 37th Annual Quilt Show. Over 400 quilts will be on display in various categories, including appliqué, pieced, miniature, mixed technique, modern, hand or machine quilted, and wool. Special Exhibits include: Color Me with Wool, 2018 President’s Challenge, Community Giving display, Little Quilts Silent Auction and Raffle Quilts.
Admission is $7.00 at the door. Advanced tickets will be on sale for $5.00 beginning at the July Guild meetings, July 23, 2019. If you have any questions regarding the 2019 Quilt Show, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond as soon as we’re able.
Our Gold Level Sponsors:
- Bernina – Woodside Quilting
- Gruber’s Quilt Shop
- Off the Rails Quilting
- The Iowa Quilt Block
- The Woolen Needle
Silver Sponsors and Special Exhibit Sponsors include:
- Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co.
- Applique After Hours
- Creekside Quilting
- Handi-Quilter – Hermes Auto & Upholstery
- Gammill – At the Heart of Quilting
- Iowa Falls Sewing and Fabric
- Metro Sew & Vac
- Piece Works Quilt Shop
- Quilt Addicts Anonymous
- Quilting Connection
- Quilter’s Cupboard
- Sew Great Tours
- Stitching Place
- Winline dba Bri Lee
Dozens of vendors will be in attendance and more are signing up for a booth every week!
Little Quilts Silent Auction
Besides the Raffle Quilt, we also raise funds for our guild through the Little Quilts Silent Auction. Guild members make and donate small and miniature quilts for this fundraiser.
During the show, shop the “buy-now” and auction items. Silent Auction finishes at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 28th with results ready for payment and pickup after 3:00 PM.
Treasured Quilts Special Exhibit
The Treasured Quilts exhibit reflects the theme of the show: We Color the World. We’ll have bright colorful quilts in this special exhibit.
Quilt Turning returns! Every quilt has a story and we will hear wonderful ones at this years’ turning!
Quilt Drop Off & Pick Up
If you entered quilts in the show, please review this page for directions about drop-off and pick-up. Thank you!!
This year because we are in a new venue we must have more volunteers for the show. We need 75 people every day!! Volunteering is a great chance to visit with people and see the quilts up-close. Some jobs will even allow you to work on hand work or read a book while helping! You can even bring a cushion to sit on. It takes all of us working together and this year it takes more of us working together.
It’s so imperative that we fill all our slots for volunteering, we would love for everyone to volunteer for 2 or more positions over the 3 day show. As an incentive, we will put the names of everyone who has volunteered 2 times in one day or 3 times during the show in a basket and we will draw 4 names to win a gift certificate to one of our local quilt shops. Good luck to all!
Additional Details About the New Location
We know that some are uncertain regarding this venue, but let me assure it will be a beautiful building to display our quilt show in. Please feel to contact me if you have any questions. – Jill Reber email@example.com