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Quilt Display at the Central States Fair

August 16-25, 2018

The Central States Fair in August provides a great opportunity to display quilted creations. Entries are open to the public. The guild assists in the Quilt Division by providing guild members to serve as Fair Superintendents, who arrange for afternoon demonstrations and oversee the quilt display during the length of the fair.

Guild members volunteer to hang and take down the quilts, as well as sell tickets for our raffle quilt. Entries are open to the public, quilts are professionally judged, and prizes are given for each division. The prizes are made possible by monetary donations from the guild and other local businesses.

This year the fair is open from August 16-25.  We will need volunteers to staff the exhibit, sell raffle tickets and to set-up and take-down.  Volunteer sign-up sheets and fair booklets will be available at the Tuesday Gatherings.  

Quilts do not need to be pre-registered.  Bring them to the Fine Arts Building on Thursday, August 15 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm and Friday, August 16 from 9:00 am - 12:45 pm. Pick up quilts at the Fine Arts Building on Sunday, August 25 from 11:00 am -1:00 pm. 

The following demonstrations were presented at the 2018 fair. 2019 demonstrations will be announced in July.

Demonstrations were held at 2 pm in the Fine Arts Building.

Saturday, August 18 Thread Painting by Midje Kerr
Sunday, August 19 Fast Pillowcases! by Kelli Luxen
 Monday, August 20  Machine Binding by Jan Johnson
 Tuesday, August 21 Color Your Quilts - paints, penciles & markers by Melissa Grote
 Wednesday, August 22          Mock Cathedral Windows with Denim by Sandy Johnson
 Thursday, August 23 Wool Applique by Marcie Turner-Parrish
 Friday, August 24 Magic Binding by Mary Ann Clark
 Saturday, August 25 Shopping Tote by Pearl Krush

Winners of 2018 CSF Quilt Show

Best of Show Bed of Roses by Charlotte Schoonover
Class A, Large
Professionally Quilted
Best of Class: Trip Around the World by Joan Davis
Judge's Choice: Geisha Garden by Joan Davis
Class B, Medium
Professionally Quilted
Best of Class: Baltimore Album by Joyce Ketterling
Judge's Choice: Reminiscing by Gloria Wyatt
Class C, Small
Professionally Quilted
Best of Class: Tie a Yellow Ribbon by Bev Peterson
Judge's Choice: Sunflower Quilt by Marilyn Eighmy
Class D, Large
Non-Professionally Quilted
Best of Class: Bed of Roses by Charlotte Schoonover
Judge's Choice: Rainbow Stars by Janet Sewell
Class E, Medium
Non-Professionally Quilted
Best of Class: Spools and Tools by Elaine Anderson
Class F, Small Quilts
Non-Professionally Quilted
Best of Class: Pastel Daybreak by Kim Dieball
Class G, Petite Best of Class: Pinwheels by Eldora Fischbach
Judge's Choice: Intervience by Eldora Fischbach
Class H, Youth Best of Class: To the Moon by Sara Pfisterer
Class I, Unique Best of Class: Feathered Star by Diane Cordray
People's Choice Awards Joyce Ketterling
Charlotte Schoonover
Cat Schmidt
Bev Peterson
Diane Cordray
Vicki Barlean
Gwenn Markham

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. 

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Please support the businesses and organizations who have generously donated prizes for the Quilt Division! Sponsors for the 2018 Central States Fair Quilt Division.  

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