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Quilt Display at the Central States Fair

August 16-25, 2019

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. 

Quilt Division Schedule

  • Fair open Saturday, August 17 - Saturday, August 24 from Noon to 7:00 PM
  • Bring quilts to the Fine Arts Building on Thursday, August 15 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and Friday, August 16 from 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Judging on Friday, August 16 at 1:00 PM; winners awarded Friday evening.
  • Quilts will be hung on Saturday, August 17 from 9:00 AM - Noon
  • Pick up quilts at the Fine Arts Building on Sunday, August 25 from 11:00 am -1:00 pm.

 We 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.  


2019 Quilt Division Winners

Best In Show  Thunder Rolls and Lightning Strikes  Joan Davis
Judge's Choice  Harry Potter / Bookcase  Julie Richter
Large Quilt, Pieced, Professionally Quilted  Thunder Rolls and Lightning Strikes     Joan Davis
Medium Quilt, Pieced, Professionally Quilted      Eloquent  Joan Davis
Small Quilt, Pieced, Professionally Quilted   Attic Window Silent Night  Gail Madler
Large Quilt, Appliqued,
Non-professionally Quilted   

 Encounters on a Mountain Walk

 Joyce Ketterling 
Medium Quilt, Mixed Techniques,
Non-professionally Quilted
 Harry Potter / Bookcase  Julie Richter
Small Quilt, Appliqued,
Non-professionally Quilted
 Phoenix  Nyla Chritensen
Petite Quilt  One of Many  Elaine Anderson  
Youth Quilt    Nia Selfridge
Unique    Diane Conroy

 


2019 Demos - presented daily at 1:00 and 3:00 PM in the Fine Arts Building

Saturday, August 17   1:00 PM   Crazy Quilt Paper Piecing  Vicki Barlean
    3:00 PM  Easy Pillow Cases  Kelli Luxem
Sunday, August 18   1:00 PM  Disappearing 9-Patch  RosaLea Grav
    3:00 PM  How to use a Stripology Ruler  Moneik Stephens
 Monday, August 19   1:00 PM  Fun with pre-cuts  Jeni Cerone
    3:00 PM  Stash Busting  Pearl Krush
 Tuesday, August 20   1:00 PM  Binding by Hand and Machine  Marcie Parrish
    3:00 PM  Wool Applique  Marcie Parrish
 Wednesday, August 21        1:00 PM  Simple Quilted Table Topper  Joyce Bowman
    3:00 PM  Beginning Quilter's Tool Kit  Kelli Luxem
 Thursday, August 22   1:00 PM  Angelina Fibers  Melissa Grote
    3:00 PM  Disappearing Hour Glass 9-Patch

 Bev Peterson & Joyce Ketterling  

 Friday, August 23   1:00 PM  Paper Piecing Stars  Vicki Barlean
    3:00 PM  TV Tray Ironing Boards (tentative)  Tamra Taylor
 Saturday, August 24   1:00 PM  TV Tray Ironing Boards (tentative)  Tamra Taylor

 


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. 

   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 2019 Central States Fair Quilt Division.  

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