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Quilt Display at the Central States Fair

August 17-27, 2023

The Central States Fair in August provides a great opportunity to display quilted creations. 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.

Entries are open to the public, quilts are professionally judged, and prizes are given for each division. Quilts do not need to be pre-registered. The prizes are made possible by monetary donations from the guild and other local businesses. Guild members volunteer to hang and take down the quilts, as well as sell tickets for our raffle quilt. 

2023 Quilt Division Schedule

All activities take place in the Fine Arts Building at the Fairgrounds. Entry tags will be available at check-in time. Exhibit numbers are not required this year; information required is name, phone number, zip code, Division, Class, and Lot. See Fair book for complete rules and more information.  

Thursday, August 17, 4:00 - 7:00 pm - Check in quilts
Friday, August 18, 9:00 am - Noon - Check in quilts
Friday, August 18, 1:00 - 5:00 pm - Judging takes place
Saturday, August 20 - Saturday, August 27 - Quilt Show open from 12:00 to 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 27, Noon - 2:00 pm - Pick up quilts

Demos at the Fair

  • Tuesday, August 22, 1:00 pm - Denim Quilts by Sandy Johnson
  • Thursday, August 24, 1:00 pm - Magic Binding by Julie Richter
  • Friday, August 25, 1:00 pm - AccuQuilt Cutter by Judy Young

2023 Quilt Division Winners

Best of Show  Charlotte Schoonover   Because of Friends
1st: Large Applique  Joyce Ketterling  Birds in Full View
Best of Class: Large Pieced  Carol Oehlerking  Stained Glass
1st: Large Pieced  Marilyn Eighmy  Hawaiian Pineapple
3rd: Large Pieced  Juanita Holley  Nature's Lodge
Best of Class: Large Pieced  Vickie Dirks  Star Burst
1st: Large Applique  Marilyn Eighmy  4 Seasons
1st: Small Applique  Nyla Christensen  Dance of the Dragonflies
3rd: Small Pieced  Nyla Christensen  Stars
1st: Medium Pieced  Gail Madler  Merry Berry Bright
3rd: Large Pieced  Kathy Langston  Blue Star
2nd: Large Pieced  Nyla Christensen  Blue Birds
Best of Class: Small Mixed  Rhonda Jenner  Home Sweet Home
2nd: Large Pieced  Vera Howard  States
1st: Medium Pieced  Angie Blansett  Gold
1st: Medium Mixed  Kathy Reeves  Stars Over Baltimore
Best of Class: Small Applique    Rhonda Jenner  Who's Calling? My Friends
1st: Small Pieced  Rhonda Jenner  Owl In Around
3rd: Large Pieced  Nyla Christensen  9 Stars for the Course
2nd: Small Pieced  Nicole LeBlond  Christmas Tree Wall Decor
2nd: Small Applique  Rose Andersen  Gnome Xmas Tree Farm
2nd: Small Pieced  Mary Ann Clark  Stitching Up Enchantment
2nd: Medium Pieced  Melissa Hovde  Modern Dresden
1st: Youth  Jackson Beckett  Tully the Turtle
2nd: Youth  Mikala Stephens  Rainbow
3rd: Youth  Ellie Beckett  12 Diamonds

2023 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. 

   Click to Donate ONLINE 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 2023 Central States Fair Quilt Division. 

Black Hills Quilters Guild
Quilt Connection, Etc.
Quilt Time
The Sewing Center/Fabric City
Betty's Quiltery
Heart Felt Quilts
Farmer's Daughter
The Knothole

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