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BHQG Events

The Black Hills Quilters Guild is an active organization that sponsors a number of events throughout the year.  Click the menu links to the right for more information about them. 

Quilt Show:  First weekend of June.  This show displays over 400 quilts and usually has about 20 vendors.   

Quilting in the Hills Retreat:  September or October.  There are usually 2 - 3 national teachers at this event.  

SOYO Winter Retreat:  January.  This is a chance to bring your own projects and sew all weekend without interruptions.

Central States Fair Quilt Display:  Third week of August.  The guild sponsors a quilt displays as part of the Central States Fair.   

Stock Show:  Late January.  The guild sponsors a quilt display as part of the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo.

Special Events:  Scheduled as needed depending on availability of instructors and facilities.  

Special Interest Groups:  These are small groups of members with a common interest in a quilting technique or style.  Go to the page for more information about the groups and meeting schedules. 

Raffle Quilt:  The guild makes a quilt that is unveiled at the Quilt Show.  Tickets are sold at local events and businesses throughout the year and the winner is drawn at the following year's Quilt Show. 


Special Events

Pennee Clanton Workshop

Fractured Quilts, "fractures" for short, are a way or making images more interesting and more attractive.  They provide a view similar to what you would see in a fractured mirror, hence the name, or when looking through a teleidoscope (similar to a kaleidoscope, but with an open view).  They are easy to make, wonderful to see, and should be in every quilter's bag of tricks.  Pennee is going to share her Fractured Quilt technique at a one day workshop on Thursday, August 3 at Terra Sancta Retreat Center from 9 am until 4 pm.  The fee is $50 and includes lunch.   

Supply List:

  • Four exact repeats of a fabric motif, panel or photograph.  The total amount will vary depending on the repeat. Please do not cut anything prior to class.
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • Cutting board, rotary cutter and 6 x 24 ruler
  • Numbered pins or something to mark the strips with

Samples of Pennee's projects. Yours will look different depending on your starting fabric. 

     Sample 1                Sample 2


Online Registration

Download and Print Registration Form

A Special Thanks to our Fair Sponsors

We are most appreciative of all of our sponsors who donate prizes for the Quilt Division of the Central States Fair.  If you would like to become a sponsor, please consider donating toward this purpose.  If you need additional information contact us. 

Donate to the BHQG (requires credit/debit card or paypal account)


Please support the businesses and organizations who have generously donated prizes for the quilt division! Sponsors for the 2015 Central States Fair Quilt Division are:

Betty's Quiltery
Black Hills Quilters Guild
Fabric City / Sewing Center
Fabric Junction
Quilt Connection Etc.

There’s something new every day!

2016 Quilting Demonstration Schedule

All demos are at 1:00 pm

Central States Fair Fine Art Building


Monday, August 22         What Can a Specialty Ruler Do For You? by Quilt Connection, Etc.

Tuesday, August 23        Fabric Embellishment with Paint, Crayons, Foils and More by Marcie Turner-Parish, BHQG

Wednesday, August 24   Tuffets by Betty Opp, Betty's Quiltery

Thursday, August 25       Brazilian Embroidery by Peggy McKie, BHQG

Saturday, August 27        Notions by Fabric Junction



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