Quilt Shows Around the World!

Houston International Quilt Show 2009

Quilt Shows have been a tradition among quilters for many years. There are literally hundreds of them to be seen each year all over the globe.

Almost every quilt guild will host an event to promote their passion and recognize everyone's hard work and dedication. Don't be deceived by the smaller size of these gatherings... there will be quilts of all levels and almost every guild will have their master-level quilters, innovative designers and colorists that love to share their skills and display their beautiful pieces.

The large national and international exhibits will have world-class teachers that share their expertise in workshops. There will be hundreds of quilts on display, their workmanship will exhaust your mind. Usually a large market area is available, which will be full of designers and shops selling their related wares.

Most of the links below are for large-scale shows. If you are planning a vacation and want it to be all about quilts... they will keep you busy for several days. Make sure you book your hotel very early, even the large centers will run out of hotel space. Take your most comfortable pair of shoes, you will literally walk miles to see all the exhibits on display. And don't forget to leave room in your luggage or take an extra suitcase to accommodate the great treasures you won't be able to resist at the quilting markets!

When I went to Houston with my friend, we spent three to four hours a day at the International Quilt Show. The rest of the day we spent sight-seeing in the area or relaxing in the hotel. We found that even three hours of looking at quilts is overwhelming for the brain... by making shorter day trips to the show, we managed to see everything and take it all in mentally. And we still had time to shop!


Canadian Events

Quilt Canada takes place in a different part of the country each year. Be sure to take part in this wonderful experience!
Quilt Canada 2013



Celebrating both tradition and innovation, The Grand National welcomes works that exemplify the fine art of the Canadian quilter today. This show takes place in Kitchener, Ontario.
The Grand National



American Events

Original Creative Festival, Quilt, Sew & Fiber Art Expo. Marianne and Mary Fons teach at the Original Creative Festival, Quilt, Sew & Fiber Art Expo, June 13 – 15, 2013 at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd, Sharonville, OH. Inspiration, Education and Entertainment, It’s all here just for you. We are fortunate to display a special quilt exhibit, "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope." The quilt art exhibit features 236 quilts and travels throughout the US. This is the last year this exhibit will be on tour. Pilgrim Roy Invitational Challenge from the National Quilt Museum and Hoffman Challenge quilts will also be display. Enter your quilt in the quilt contest. Visit vendors with thousands of products. Meet the Fons ladies. Classes by Marianne and Mary Fons on June 14. Designer Joi Mahon will teach throughout the event. Special longarm classes by award winning quilt artist Irena Bluhm. Ellen Gormley, author of Go Crochet and Learn Bruges Lace will teach. Other teachers include Linda McGehee, Mary Huey, Janice Stewart, Anne St. Clair, Cathy Robbins, Pam Damour, Peggy Sagers, Pam Folberth and Betty Mitchell. This event is one you won’t want to miss. Hours: Thurs & Fri, 10 am – 5pm. Sat., 10 am – 4 pm. Classes beginning at 9 am all days. Registration $8. Bring a non-perishable food item for $2 off of registration. Register at
www.originalcreativefestival.com or phone 800-473-9464 for more info. Food donated to a local food bank.



Round Bobbin Quilt, Sew & Fiber Art Expo, September 20-21, 2013 at the St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, MO. Inspiration, Education and Entertainment. It’s all here just for you. We are very fortunate to display a special quilt exhibit, "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope." The quilt art exhibit features 236 quilts and travels throughout the US and we are excited to bring it to the St. Charles area. Pilgrim Roy Invitational Challenge from the National Quilt Museum and Hoffman Challenge quilts will also be on display. Enter your quilt in the quilt contest. There will be vendors with thousands of products for you to purchase. There are classes by world renowned teachers such as Linda McGehee, Pam Damour, Anne St. Clair and Toby Lischko. Special longarm classes by award winning quilt artist Irena Bluhm. There is something for everyone! Linda McGehee and Irena Bluhm will teach special pre-show classes September 19. Hours: Friday, Sept. 20 from 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 am – 4 pm. Classes begin at 9 am each day. Registration $8. Bring a non-perishable food item for $2 off registration.
Register at www.roundbobbin.com, 800-473-9464 for more information. Food will be donated locally to Operation Foodsearch.



Linda V. Taylor teaches at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival, August 9 – 11, 2013 at the Ranch, Larimer County Fairground Event Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO. Inspiration, Education and Entertainment. It’s all here just for you. This exciting quilt show is one you will want to be sure to attend! Over 600 quilts will be on display. View the entire traveling Hoffman Quilt Challenge exhibit. This is the only place it will be shown all together as one exhibit. Many other award winning quilts will be on display. Special longarm classes by award winning international quilt artists Irena Bluhm and Linda V. Taylor. Quilt appraisals, creative demonstrations, classes, vendors and door prizes. Hours: Friday, Aug. 9 & Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday, Aug. 11 from 10 am to 4 pm. Classes begin at 9 am each day. Free stage demos begin at 9:30 am. Registration opens at 8:30 am all days. Registration $10 adults. Bring a non-perishable food item for $2 off registration.
Register at www.rmqf.net, 800-473-9464 for more information. Food will be donated to the Larimer County Food Bank.



Visit one of these fabulous International Quilt Shows in Houston, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Minneapolis, Minnesota; or Long Beach, California. They are offered at different times of the year, so if you want to catch all four...
International Quilt Shows



Check out the many Quilt Festivals available all over America... Travel to Manchester, Philadelphia, Santa Clara, West Palm Beach, Somerset or Denver!
Quilt Festivals Information... click here!



Travel to Sisters, Oregon for the most vibrant day of the year. Over 1200 quilts from around the world will cover the 1880's-style town in rich texture and color.
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Event



Road to California Quilter’s Conference and Showcase “The Best in the West” is held at the Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, California. Make a road trip of memories to this event!
Road to California Quilt Showcase



Join the Amish Country Quilt Show in the beauty of Ohio's Amish country! Enjoy a large vendor mall with sewing and quilting supplies including fabrics, patterns, notions and more to create your own quilts and other projects. You can also purchase beautiful finished quilts that will be available for sale. Choose from numerous classes taught by industry-leading educators. Join in the Amish Quilting Bee and don't forget the Quilting Contest. What better to do in Amish Country than spend three days surrounded by Quilting! Held at the Buckeye Event Center, just off Route 30 in Dalton, just 30 minutes from the heart of Amish country.
Amish Country Quilt Event



Australian Events

Australia's premiere quilting event consists of a four day convention and expo. Adventure to a quilt show in Melbourne and see quilts from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Australasian Quilt Convention



Full of inspiration, advice and shopping, Australia's Craft & Quilt Fair is a complete craft experience, bringing the world of craft to you. See it, touch it, buy it and find it, all in one day! This Fair is hosted in several different locations across Australia... pick the one that works for you.
Australia Craft & Quilt Fair



UK Quilt Events

If you're considering a trop to England or Scotland, choose from a variety of quilt shows being offered many different times of the year with a great choice of locations.
UK Quilt Events



Well-organized and just waiting for you! Travel to Loch Lomond, Scotland to take classes and see a fantastic bunch of quilts!
The Loch Lomond Quilt Event



Dubai Events

Quilts submitted from around the world will be put on exhibition for two days for a fantastic display of talent and artistry. Spread over 4 days this is going to be an exciting Quilt show. Think of travelling to Dubai for a new quilting adventure!
Dubai International Event






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