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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|
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.
The Sewing Center/Fabric City
Heart Felt Quilts
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