quiltshow overview

Quilt Show by the Black Hills Quilters Guild

The pictures of quilts from the 2017 Quilt Show are now in the Gallery.  Click Gallery in the menu bar and click the group of pictures you wish to view. 

Save the date for the 2018 Quilt Show - June 1, 2, and 3

Location:  Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in beautiful downtown Rapid City

Show Times:  Friday, June 1 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday, June 2 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday, June 3 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration for Quilts

Registration for the 2018 Quilt Show will be open about February 1, 2018. The deadline to register quilts is May 1, 2018.

Quilts, Quilts and More Quilts

There are usually over 400 quilts displayed at the BHQG Quilt Show.


The 2017 Show featured vendors from all over the country, offering fabrics, embellishments, patterns, books and more. 

Project Warmth, the charity outreach division of the quilter's guild, sells small quilted items to raise money for its work.  A silent auction to benefit Hospice House of the Black Hills offers handmade little quilts and quilted objects, from true miniatures to table runners, along with other unique items. 

BH Quilters Treasures offers items for sale by members and other people, including hand-made creations as well as fabric and various quilting/sewing supplies and equipment that are no longer needed by the seller. 


If you would like to be a vendor for the 2018 Quilt Show, please Contact Us .

The following vendors were at the 2017 show:

  • A Bit of Everything
  • Badlands Quilting
  • Bent Pine Woodcraft
  • Country Loft Quilt & Design/Innova Long Arm Quilting Machines
  • G&P Trading
  • Ghana Crazy
  • Granny's Legacy
  • Good Vibrations
  • JD Stencils / Morgan No Slip Hoops
  • Jan's Quilting by Janet Sears
  • Java Hut
  • Handiquilter / Jo Ann Hoffman
  • LuLaRoe/31 Gifts
  • Quilt Adventure Tour / Marilyn Hovland
  • Martelli Enterprises
  • Piece By Piece
  • Quilt Connection
  • Sandi Irish
  • Studio 180 Design presented by P & J
  • Tracy Trevethan Wool Designs

Learning Opportunities

The following demonstrations, lectures, and workshops were offered at the 2017 show. 

Fri 10:00 am Judging Quilts Klaudeen Hansen
Fri Noon Make-and-Take Class Melissa Grote, BHQG
Fri 1:30 pm Trapunto, Mitered Corners, and Quilted Jewel Templates Sandi Irish, The Irish Chain
Fri 2:30 pm Pineapple Trim Tool from Creative Grids Anne Meisner, The Quilt Connection
Sat 11:00 am Perfect Points with Deb Tucker Tools Joyce Holley, Patti Heintz
Sat Noon How to Make a Denim Quilt from Jeans Sandy Johnson, BHQG
Sat 1:30 pm Wool Applique Kim Zenk, Granny's Legacy
Sat 2:30 pm Make-and-Take Class Melissa Grote, BHQG
Sun 2:30 pm Make-and-Take Class  Melissa Grote, BHQG

Open Sewing for Project Warmth

New in 2017, the guild set up an area to make quilts for Project Warmth, the charity outreach division of the BHQG.  Sewing machines, supplies, and help were provided.  Two quilts were completed during the show. 

Quilt Appraisal

A Certified AQS appraiser will be available at the 2018 show.   

Saturday Evening Event

The Awards and Trunk Show Event will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 in the Alpine Room upstairs at the Civic Center.

Raffle Quilt and Raffle Basket

"Dazzling Daizies" the appliqued, machine quilted raffle quilt, will be raffled on Sunday, June 3, 2018 near the end of the show.   There will also be a drawing for one or two raffle baskets featuring a wide assortment of fabrics, notions, and many other extras.

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)

2017 Sponsors


Rapid City Regional Hospital


The Sewing Center
Ginny's Legacy


The Irish Chain
First National Bank
Quilt Connection, Etc.