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Quilt Display at the Central States Fair

August 15-24, 2019

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 17 - Saturday, August 24 from Noon to 7:00 PM
  • Bring quilts to the Fine Arts Building on Thursday, August 15 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and Friday, August 16 from 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Judging on Friday, August 16 at 1:00 PM 
  • Quilts will be hung on Saturday, August 17 from 9:00 AM - Noon
  • Pick up quilts at the Fine Arts Building on Sunday, August 25 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.  

The following demonstrations were presented at the 2018 fair. 2019 demonstrations will be announced in July.

Demonstrations were held at 2 pm in the Fine Arts Building.

Saturday, August 18 Thread Painting by Midje Kerr
Sunday, August 19 Fast Pillowcases! by Kelli Luxen
 Monday, August 20  Machine Binding by Jan Johnson
 Tuesday, August 21 Color Your Quilts - paints, penciles & markers by Melissa Grote
 Wednesday, August 22          Mock Cathedral Windows with Denim by Sandy Johnson
 Thursday, August 23 Wool Applique by Marcie Turner-Parrish
 Friday, August 24 Magic Binding by Mary Ann Clark
 Saturday, August 25 Shopping Tote by Pearl Krush


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 2018 Central States Fair Quilt Division.  

Black Hills Quilters Guild
Betty's Quiltery
Fabric Junction
Quilt Connection, Etc.
Quilt Time
The Sewing Center / Fabric City