quiltshow overview

Black Hills Quilt Show

 June 3, 4, and 5, 2021
at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

The 2021 Black Hills Quilt Show will be held as scheduled on June 3-5 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in beautiful downtown Rapid City. This show, sponsored by the Black Hills Quilters Guild, will be open for a preview on Thursday, June 3 from 5:00-8:00 PM, on Friday, June 4 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, and on Saturday, June 5 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Admission is $7 per person per day or $10 for a 3-day pass. Members that help with set-up will receive a 3-day pass for free admission; other members will get a $2 discount for a one-day pass (must show membership card to receive discount).

More information about the 2021 show will be added as it becomes avaialble. Come back to this page often to check for updates.

COVID Safety Policy 

The 2021 Quilt Show is going to happen this year after cancelling last year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.We have developed a policy based on the guidelines from the CDC and our state and local governments and have recently revised this document. We will continue to monitor COVID outbreaks in our region and update the policy, if necessary. Please check this website for updates.

Currently, the COVID statistics in western South Dakota are low. The administration of vaccines is currently in progress with about 35% vaccinated. We expect these trends to continue. 

    COVID Safety Policy (revised: April 13, 2021)

Registration is closed

Thank you for registering your quilts. We are expecting nearly 500 quilts in the show this year. Tags will be available at the Tuesday Gatherings. If you cannot pick up your tags prior to the show, they will be available at the check-in table on Wednesday, June 2.

Quilts must be brought to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center between 8:00 AM and Noon on Wednesday, June 2. Quilts must be picked up at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center between 5:00 - 6:00 PM on June 5. 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 or contact us for other options.

     Click here to open the Rules for the 2021 Quilt Show


We plan to have nearly 500 competition quilts in our quilt show. About 25% of the quilts will be in the Judged Area. We encourage you to participate in the Viewers' Choice voting for the other quilts and also to vote for your favorite quilt for the Best of Show. This vote will continue through 5:00 PM on Friday and the ribbons will be placed on the winners before the show opens on Saturday.

Special Exhibits: These quilts highlight some of the activities of the Black Hills Quilters Guild. They are not judged or voted upon but are included for your viewing pleasure.

  • Mona Lisa is the BHQG art quilt group and willl display their 2021 Challenge Quilts
  • Heart Quilts will display Thinking of You and Caring Heart Quilts
  • Inspriation Studio will display paper-pieced quilts
  • Quilters' Rest is a lounge area for quilters and friends to sit and relax for a while surrounded by a quilt display
  • Other special exhibits to be determined

Quilt Judge

You may elect to have your quilt judged. The judge this year is Pamela Day Walsh from Golden, CO. Pamela is a 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.

If you would like to have your quilt judged, check the appropriate box and pay the judging fee when you register.

There will not be a quilt appraiser at the show this year.

Raffle Quilt and Raffle Basket

The 2021 BHQG Raffle Quilt will be on display during the show. A winning ticket will be drawn near the end of the show. Tickets will be available for sale during the show.

    Click here for more information about Raffle Quilt

There will also be a drawing for one or more Raffle Baskets containing fabric and quilting supplies. Tickets will be sold during the show.

Silent Auction for Hospice of the Black Hills

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

Items will be displayed during the show and the bidding will close about 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 5.


There will be many opportunities to replenish your stash and buy new tools and supplies. At this time there are still a few space left for vendors.

If you would like to be a vendor for the 2021 Quilt Show, please fill out the form below or Contact Us .

     Open Online Vendor Application

     Open Vendor Application for printing

The following vendors have confirmed that they will be at our show (as of 4/7/21). Check back later for updates.

Barn Quilts and More Painted quilt blocks on wood, for sewing room, fence, gate, wall, house
Bent Pine Woodcraft Seam rippers, quilt clamps, quilt hangers, ruler holders, quilt ladders, and misc.
Busy Ewe Farm and Fibers Yarns, woven items, handmade items, kits
Creative Dimensions Quilt Academy & Supply- A-1 Quilt Machine dealer; long arm supplies, bolted fabric, widebacks, patterns, notions; quilters select products, precut bundles and kits
G&P Trading Laurel Burch fabric, socks, bags, quilt books, patterns, tools
JoAnn Hoffman Designs  Quilt patterns
Little Women Quilt Shop Deb Tucker tools, patterns
Mary's Quilt Market Contemporary bright colored fabrics, kits, notions and more
Merry Moose Quilt Shop Quilt kits, precuts and clothes ideas
Piece by Piece Vintage quilts and linens; line of quilted clothing- shirts, jackets, vests
Prairie Spirit Tours Quilt tours
Quilt Store and More Quilt fabrics, supplies, notions
Sew Storm Quilt Shop Kimberbell fabric, embroidery and sewing designs and embellishments
Stitch by Stitch Quilt Shop Fabric, kits, books, patterns, notions
The Country Shoppe Raggedy Ann’s, penny rugs, patterns, pillows, stitcheries
The Irish Chain Patterns, fabrics, kits, FQ bundles
The Shanty Stitcher Binding rulers, fabric, cross stitch and embroidery, wool applique
TJ Woodworm and Blue Essence Woodworking and fiber arts

Vendors will offer specials at the Preview Party from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday evening.

  • The Country Shoppe will have vintage quilts for $50 and Raggedy Ann's at 35% off
  • Merry Moose Quilt Shoppe will have 15% off all precuts
  • Stitch by Stitch Quilt Shop will have bins of Fat Quarters for $2, one-yard cuts for $5, patterns for $3.50, and books at half-price
  • Busy Ewe Farm and Fibers will have a 10% discount on Needle kits and gift bag items
  • Mary's Quilt Market will have buy 6 fat quarters at regular price and get 7th one for one cent.
  • The Shanty Stitchers will have 25% off on binding rulers
  • The Irish Chain will have 20% off on fabric rolls and selected fabric on the bolt.
  • Quilt Store and More will have 20% off layer cakes and charm packs
  • Sew Storm Quilt Shop will have 20% off fabric cuts

Inspriation Studio

The Inspiration Studio usually offers demos and classes during the Quilt Show. There will be no classes this year but we are still working to arrange some demos. Check back later.

Open Sewing for Project Warmth

There will be an Open Sew area at the show. This gives people a chance to sit and sew for a few minutes or a few hours. Machines, supplies, and helpers will be provided by the BHQG. In 2019, four quilts were completed during the show which were used for Project Warmth, the charity outreach division of the BHQG.

The Quilters' Extravaganza

The Friday evening event has been cancelled this year. We will plan for its return in 2022. 

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

2021 Sponsors are listed below.


The Sewing Center/Fabric City



 SAVE THE DATE for our future quilt shows

   June 2, 3, and 4, 2022