quiltshow overview

Quilt Show by the Black Hills Quilters Guild

June 6-8, 2019

The 2019 BHQG Quilt Show will be held on June 6-8 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in beautiful downtown Rapid City. There will be a preview on Thursday, June 6 from 5:00-8:00 PM. The show will be open on Friday, June 7 from 9:00 AM-6:00 PM followed by a cocktail party in the Alpine Room. It will also be open on Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

Registration for Quilts is now open

Registration deadline is May 7. Please read all rules before you register; some category definitions have changed. Please type with correct spelling, punctuation and capitalization so our committee does not have to revise your entry. If you find errors in your registration or experience any problems, please Contact Us.

     Click here to register online

     Click here to open a form for printing

     Click here to open the rules

There will be a drawing for early registration. If you register before March 5, you will have a chance to win a $60 or $40 prize. If you register between March 6-April 2, you will have a chance to win a $40 prize. 

Quilts will be checked in from 8:00 AM - Noon on June 5 and must be picked up at approximately 5:00 PM on June 8. Tags to be attached to your quilt will be distributed at guild meetings from May 14-June 4 or you may pick them up when you check-in your quilt. If you find errors on your tag, please Contact Us prior to the show.


Along with over 400 competition quilts, visitors will see several quilt displays. Caring Heart Quilts and Thinking of You quilts will be hung in a special display. Quilts made in a class will be displayed in the Inspiration Studio. A Quilt Show favorite - the Guild Challenge Quilts - will be displayed and can be voted on by all attendees. Other Special Exhibits may be announced as more information is available. 

Silent Auction for Hospice of the Black Hills

The BHQG will again sponsor a Silent Auction of Small Quilted Objects to supporting Hospice of the Black Hills. In the last fourteen years, we have raised $33,421 for this cause.


If you would like to be a vendor for the 2019 Quilt Show, please Contact Us .

We are still arranging for our vendors for the 2019 show; this page will be updated once they have made commitments. The following vendors were at the 2018 Quilt Show.

Applique After Hours Needleturn applique, bright and bold wool applique
Artistic Lasers Coffee mugs, drinking mugs, leatherette, ink pens, jewelry
Bent Pine Woodcrafts Hand crafted seam rippers, quilt ladders, racks and holders, decorative spools and buttons
Bound to be Quilting Original patterns
The Country Shoppe Decor items, stitchery samples, ornaments, Boyds Bears, bunnies, dolls, cards
Gammill Statler longarm quilting machines
G&P Trading Sewing, needlework and pieced goods
Handi Quilter Handi Quilter machines, quilt patterns
Jukebox Quilts Innova longarm machines and accessories, thread, needles, bobbins, batting
MJ Tours Promoting quilt travel
Martelli Cutting tables, rulers, notions
Natioal Dance Clubs Rapid City Dance instruction
Peggy and Char Sisters Boutique Lula Roe clothing
Piece by Piece Quilted clothing, vests, jackets, vintage quilts, linens
Quilt Connection, Etc. Fabric, kits, wool, patterns
TJ Woodworm and Blue Essence Woodworking, fiber arts
Tracy Trevethan Designs Wool, original designs, all notions
The Willow Wood Market Kits, patterns, wool, rug hooking, fabric, supplies


Inspiration Studio

New this year is the Inspiration Studio. This will replace the Demo Room on the west side of the hall. In this room there will be information about the Quilting in the Hills Retreat and a display of quilts made by our members in classes (you must register any quilts to be displayed). There will also be classes and lectures available. We are still putting the schedule together for this and will announce that later.

Open Sewing for Project Warmth

There will be an Open Sew area. This gives people a chance to sit and sew for a few minutes or a few hours. Machines will be provided by Fabric Junction, fabric and helpers will be provided by the BHQG. Last year six quilts were completed during the show which were used for Project Warmth, the charity outreach division of the BHQG.  

Friday Evening Cocktail Party and Awards Event

After a long day at the Quilt Show on Friday, there will be an opportunity to enjoy cocktails and appetizers in the Alpine Room. at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The event is scheduled for 6:30 PM on June 7, 2019  More information later.

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors

We are most appreciative of all of our sponsors who donate toward helping us produce a quality quilt show and keep the cost down for the attendees.  If you would like to become a sponsor for our next show, please consider donating toward this purpose.  If you need additional information Contact Us. 

   Donate to the BHQG (requires credit/debit card or paypal account)

2018 Sponsors are listed below.

Gold  Rapid City Regional Hospital Foundation
Bronze  Quilt Connection, Etc.