Come on out to the fair!
Quilt Display at the Central States Fair
August 22-29, 2020
The fair is still on but there will not be a quilt display this summer due to COVID-19.
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 22 - Saturday, August 29 from Noon to 7:00 PM
- Bring quilts to the Fine Arts Building on Thursday, August 20 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and Friday, August 21 from 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM
- Judging on Friday, August 21 at 1:00 PM; winners awarded Friday evening.
- Quilts will be hung on Saturday, August 22 from 9:00 AM - Noon
- Pick up quilts at the Fine Arts Building on Sunday, August 30 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,
Encounters on a Mountain Walk
|Medium Quilt, Mixed Techniques,
|Harry Potter / Bookcase||Julie Richter|
|Small Quilt, Appliqued,
|Petite Quilt||One of Many||Elaine Anderson|
|Youth Quilt||Nia Selfridge|
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|
2019 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
Quilt Connection, Etc.
The Sewing Center / Fabric City