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.

You should receive an email confirmation after you register your quilt online. 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. 

We are excited to have a new judge this year, Pamela Day Walsh from Golden, CO. Pamela 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.

There will be a Trunk Show at the Cocktail Party and Awards Event on Friday, June 7.

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 .

The following vendors will be at the 2019 Quilt Show. More will be added as they are confirmed.

Backdoor Quilt Shoppe Judy Neimeyer patterns, kits
Coyote Creek Gammill longarm quilting systems/machines
The Country Shoppe Raggedy Anns, Boyds Bears, and bunnies
Fabric Junction Fabric
Hingeley Road Quilting Quilt fabric and supplies
MJ Tours Quilt adventure tours
Martelli Cutting tables, rulers, notions
Merry Moose Quilt Shoppe Quilting fabric, patterns for clothes and quilts
Piece by Piece Quilted clothing, vests, jackets, vintage quilts, linens
Point Perfect Quilters Patterns and tools
Quilt Connection, Etc. Fabric, kits, notions, Viking and Pfaff sewing machines
Snuggle Quilts Patterns
Tracy Trevethan Designs Wool, original designs, all notions
Travelling Designs Custom photo printing, photo panels
The Willow Wood Market Kits, patterns, wool, rug hooking, fabric, supplies


Inspiration Studio

New this year is the Inspiration Studio which is replacing the Demo Room on the west side of the hall. This will have classes, quilt displays and information about the Quilting in the Hills Retreat. When the class schedule has been finalized, it will be posted here.

The quilt display for the Inspiration Studio will be quilts made during a class (retreat or quilt shop classes). To register your quilt for this display, choose Special Exhibit, Inspriation Studio for the category. Please put the instructor's name, name of the class and date, if known in the Artist's Statement box.

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. There will be a Trunk Show at this event. 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)

2019 Sponsors are listed below. More will be added as donations are made.



The Sewing Center/Fabric City
Quilt Connection, Etc.


Kirk Funeral Home
Carol Bailey