Quilt Show

“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 dmaqgweb@gmail.com. We will respond as soon as we’re able.

Members can enter quilts in the show from June to July 23, 2019.
Click here for Quilt Entry Information.


Our Gold Level Sponsors:

  • APQS
  • 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:

  • Applique After Hours
  • Creekside Quilting
  • Handi-Quilter – Hermes Auto & Upholstery
  • Gammill – At the Heart of Quilting
  • Iowa Falls Sewing and Fabric
  • Metro Sew & Vac
  • Quilt Addicts Anonymous
  • Piece Works Quilt Shop
  • Winline dba Bri Lee

Dozens of vendors will be in attendance and more are signing up for a booth every week!


Raffle Quilt

We think this Raffle Quilt is so colorful! Raffle Tickets sales start at the May 28th Guild meetings. Tickets are one for $1.00 or six for $5.00. Raffle tickets continue through the show until the drawing at 3:45 PM on Saturday, September 28th. (Need not be present to win) 


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.  These should be no larger than 96” in circumference. Contact Deanna Wilson @ 515-250-7859 or Carolyn Hoiser @ 515-279-9353 if you would like to donate to this special fundraiser.

During the show, check out the daily “buy-now” items and the auction sheets throughout the show. Silent Auction finishes at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 28th with results ready for payment and pickup after 3:00 PM on Saturday.


Treasured Quilts Special Exhibit

The Treasured Quilts exhibit reflects the theme of the show: We Color the World. We’re looking for bright colorful quilts to include in the special exhibit. They can be large or small, new or antique. To submit your quilt for consideration, click here for the submission form.

Contact Ellen Kelly Smith at ellenwkelly@hotmail.com or Leigh Lussie at leighlussie@hotmail.com if you need more information.


Quilt Turning

Quilt Turning returns! Every quilt has a story and we would love to hear yours. Won’t you consider sharing your quilt and its special story for this part of the show? Email photo and story to Lynn Witzenburg at lynnwitz@msn.com.