quiltshow overview

Black Hills Quilt Show

June 8, 9, and 10, 2023
at The Monument

The 2023 Black Hills Quilt Show will be held June 8-10 in the Rushmore Hall at The Monument in beautiful downtown Rapid City. This show, sponsored by the Black Hills Quilters Guild, will be open for a preview on Thursday, June 8 from 5:00-8:00 PM, on Friday, June 9 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and on Saturday, June 10 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

More information about the 2023 show will be added as it becomes avaialble. Come back to this page often to check for updates.

Registration is now open

Please read the rules before you register. Registration will close on May 2. You may register online or print the form below and mail it (it must be received by May 2).

Quilts must be brought to The Monument between 8:00 AM and Noon on June 7. Quilts must be picked up at The Monument between 5:00 and 6:00 PM on June 10. You must have a receipt to pick up a quilt. If you cannot deliver or pick-up your quilt at these times, ask someone to do this for you. We can accept quilts from outside our area if you  are not able to come to the Quilt Show. The owner is responsible for all shipping costs and insurance. Please Contact Us to make arrangements. You must still register your quilt using one of the forms below. 

    Click here to open the Rules for the 2023 Quilt Show

    Click here to register Online

    Click here to open form to print to mail

After you register, there will be a confirmation displayed on the screen; then you will receive an email confirmation. There is no confirmation for paper forms. If you have requested to have your quilt judged, you will be transferred to PayPal to make your payment using a credit card or PayPal account. Quilt tags for registered quilts will be available at all guild meetings between May 9 and June 6; those not picked up will be at The Monument when you check in your quilts. The top half of the tag must be pinned to your quilt; the bottom half is your receipt. If you find errors in your entry or wish to withdraw your quilt prior to the show, please Contact Us.

This year we are encouraging you to register early and to have one or more quilts judged. For each quilt you register as judged, your name will be in a drawing for a $50 prize. For each quilt you register before April 4, your name will be in a drawing for a $25 prize. These prizes will be awarded at the Quilter's Extravaganza on Monday evening, June 19. Early registration also helps our committee who have to proofread all of the entries.

All quilts must be registered, including those that will appear in Special Exhibits. The one exception is the BHQG Challenge Quilts (more information about these exhibits appears below).


There were about 450 competition quilts at the 2022 show. Pictures are available in the Gallery tab on this website.

Special Exhibits: These quilts highlighted some of the activities of the Black Hills Quilters Guild.

  • BHQG Photo Inspiration Challenge is open to guild members. Full rules are given under Members/Guild Challenges.
  • Mona Lisa Art Quilt Group will display a challenge called "Roots". The artist may write the word "roots" and/or convey the definition through their quilt. Full rules are given under Members/Guild Challenges.
  • Inspiration Studio display
  • Heart Quilts displays Caring Heart Quilts and Thinking-of-You Quilts
  • Sew Sweet Sampler was a guild challenge pattern provided by Pearl Louise Designs
  • Wool Applique - NEW exhibit this year
  • Quilters Rest will display a variety of quilts in our lounge area
  • In Memory booth for Joan Davis will display quilts made by Joan

Quilt Judge

Pamela Walsh returns as the Quilt Judge in 2023. She is a retired Colorado dentist and Certified Quilt Judge through the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges. She attends and judges numerous national, state and local quilt shows annually. She is the Colorado Quilting Council Lead Quilt Judge and the past Chairperson of the Colorado Quilting Council Competition Committee.

Raffle Quilt and Raffle Basket

 There will be a Raffle Quilt and and several Raffle Baskets at the 2023 show. In 2022, we had 6 large baskets of quilt fabric, patterns, notions, and more.

Silent Auction for Monument Health Hospice House

The Black Hills Quilters Guild will again sponsor a Silent Auction of Small Quilted Objects with proceeds going to Monument Health Hospice House. Last year, $2235 was donated; since 2005, the BHQG has raised $40,254 for the Hospice House.


Our vendor spaces are full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please Contact Us .

     Apply to be a Vendor Online

     Open vendor form for printing

The following vendors plan to be at the 2023 show. This will be updated as more vendors are finalized.

  • Bent Pine Woodcraft - Seam rippers, quilt clamps, quilt hangers, ruler holders, quilt ladders, miscellaneous
  • Busy Ewe/Quilted Buffalo - Farm to fiber sheep wool, knit and quilt shop items
  • Cre8tive Dimensions - A-1 longarm dealer, wide backs
  • Fracked Out Woodcraft - Fractal burned wood products, laser engraved wood products
  • G&P Trading - Laurel Birch fabric totes, accessories, animal applique patterns
  • Heartfelt Quilt Shop - Quilting tools, binding tool, fabric, accessories
  • Heirlooms by Design - 3 different longarm machines, thread, fabric
  • Irish Chain - Quilting patterns, fabric
  • Just for Fun - Wool appliques, holiday, dolls, witches, Santas
  • Little Willow Traders - furniture items made with old quilts, hangers, fabric shelf
  • Merry Moose Quilt Shoppe - Minky, kits, accessories, holiday and cabin prints
  • Piece By Piece - Quilt themed clothing and household items
  • Sweet On You - Homemade chocolates and other confections
  • The Country Shoppe - Button rugs and hand-crafted decor, holiday decor, dolls
  • The Quilting Cushion - Portable massage cushions
  • Wendy Roberts ART - Quilted garments, hats, bags, pillows, carvings

Inspiration Studio

The Inspiration Studio will offer classes and demos during the Quilt Show. They also provide information about upcoming learning events, such as the Quilting in the Hills Retreat offered by the Black Hills Quilters Guild in the fall.

The Black Hills Quilters Guild In Action

This area of the Quilt Show will feature the activities of The Black Hills Quilters Guild. Quilts will be offered for sale or visitors can sit-and-sew for a while to learn about the art of quilt making. There will also be displays to show the many ways that our Guild contributes to the community.

  • Project Warmth offers a variety of quilted items for sale. The proceeds of these sales help purchase batting, fabric, and quilting services for the quilts that are donated to a variety of local charities.
  • Open Sew offers people a chance to sit and sew for a few minutes or a few hours and learn the basics of quilting. Machines, supplies, and helpers are provided by the BHQG.
  • Caring Heart Quilts are given to our quilt Guild sisters who have experienced a serious health concern or lost a spouse or child. Small Thinking of You (TOY) blocks are sent to our quilt guild sisters when they are sick or have suffered a loss or sometimes just to say Thank You. Examples of both of these types of quilts will be displayed.
  • Boots for Troops are Christmas Stockings that are filled with snacks and small gifts and sent to our deployed Troops during the holidays. Examples of these stockings will be displayed.
  • Veteran Quilts are made by members of the Guild and given to residents at Fort Meade. They usually have a patriotic theme.  
  • Infant Bereavement Program provides swaddling blankets and quilts to parents who have lost an infant. Members of the Guild provide these items through a program at Monument Health. 
  • Pet Beds are made with scraps of fabric and batting that are leftover from making quilts and are donated to the local Humane Society. This keeps these materials out of landfill and provides a soft place to sleep for the animals at the shelter. 
  • In Memory Displays honor our quilt Guild sisters who have passed away during the previous year. We thank them for their contributions to quilting and to our guild. These will include a display of some of thier quilt creations. 
  • Quilters Rest is a place to sit and rest for a few minutes or a few hours while waiting for your spouse or friends to finish looking at quilts and shopping.

A Celebration of Quilting

SAVE THE DATE: June 19, 2023

This event celebrates the completion of our quilt show and the quilters who worked hard to make it a success.  This event is scheduled for Monday, June 19, at Faith Lutheran Church. There will be more information by May 1.

There will also be a short business meeting following this event including election of officers for the next year.

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors

We are most appreciative of all of our sponsors who donated 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

2022 Sponsors are listed below.

  • The Sewing Center/Fabric City
  • Quilt Connection, Etc.

 SAVE THE DATE for our future quilt shows

    June 6, 7, and 8, 2024

   June 5, 6, and 7, 2025

   June 4, 5, and 6, 2026