Black Hills Quilt Show
SAVE THE DATE
June 6, 7, and 8, 2024
at The Monument
At the Black Hills Quilt Show in 2024, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the quilt show. The theme will be "50 Years of Quilting" with special exhibits to celebrate this milestone.
The show will be held June 6-8 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 6 from 5:00-8:00 PM, on Friday, June 7 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and on Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Admission to the show is $7 per day or $14 for a 3-day pass; children 12 an under are free.
Please check back to this page frequently because updates will be added as the show plans are finalized.
Registration is now Open
Registration for the 2024 Quilt Show is now open. If you wish to display a quilt in the show, you must register it before May 7, 2024. Please review the rules and category descriptions prior to registering your quilts.
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. Quilt tags for registered quilts will be available at all guild meetings between May 14 and June 4. 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.
While you may like to procrastinate, there is an incentive to register early. If you register before April 15, you will have your name in a drawing for a $50 prize, which will be awarded at the Celebration of Quilting event on June 17. Early registration 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 460 quilts registered in 2023, including 140 judged quilts.
Special Exhibits: These quilts highlight some of the activities of the Black Hills Quilters Guild. Additional special exhibits will be shown in the Black Hills Quilters Guild ... In Action room.
- 50th Anniversary Quilt - this quilt was made by Judy Woodworth to commemmorate our anniversary. Judy has won national and international awards for her quilts. She is a quilter, teacher, author and a self-taught professional longarm quilter, as well as a member of our guild.
- BHQG 50th Anniversary Challenge is open to guild members. (More information under the Members Menu.)
- Inspiration Studio will display Guild Challenges completed from July 2023 through May 2024. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorites.
- In Memory booth for Betty Opp will display quilts made by Betty. Betty was a local quilter and owner of Betty's Quiltery fabric shop.
- Quilts of Valor will be displayed along with information about getting involved in this activity.
- Special Interest Group Displays
- Mona Lisa Challenge will have a challenge called "Mona Lisa's Flower Garden" and there will be a vote for your favorite. (More information under Members Menu.)
- Modern Mavens will have a challenge called "Circles and Curves" and there will be a vote for your favorite. (More information under Members Menu.)
- Foundation Fanatics will display a foundation pieced quilt made by it's members
- Creative Stitchers will display their current projects
- Scrappy Scrappers
- The OGs will display samples showing methods for original quilt designs
- Adventurous Applique
- English Paper Piecing
- Quilting Quest
- Dear Jane
- Wonderous Wearables will display their current projects
The judge for the 2024 Quilt Show 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. To have your quilt judged, you must select that option when you register your quilt and pay the judging fee.
Raffle Quilt and Raffle Basket
There will be a Raffle Quilt and and several Raffle Baskets at the 2024 show. These baskets contain quilt fabric, patterns, notions and supplies and maybe a few surprises.
Silent Auction for Monument Health Hospice House
The Black Hills Quilters Guild sponsors a Silent Auction of Small Quilted Objects and other items with proceeds going to Monument Health Hospice House. In 2023, $3089 was donated; since 2005, the BHQG has raised $43,353 for the Hospice House.
Our vendor spaces are currently filled. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please Contact Us . If there is a cancellation, we will contact people from the waiting list in the order they were received.
The following vendors plan to be at the 2024 show.
- Bent Pine Woodcraft - Wood-handled seam rippers, quilt hangers and racks, finger presses, miscellaneous
- Busy Ewe Farm & Fiber - Wool, yarns, roving, finished products, and supplies
- A Charming Affair - Wearable Art, museum prints, kimonos, scarves, mini-purses, jewelry
- Crafts, Quilts, and More - Fabric, pre-cuts, supplies, and crafting materials
- Creative Dimensions - A-1 longarm machines and supplies, wide backs, wool, bolted fabric
- Fracked Out Woodcraft - Fractal-burned and laser-engraved wood products, clappers, finger pressers
- G&P Trading - Laurel Burch totes, socks, animal applique patterns, wallets, bags, and books
- Grassland Gourmet - Dip mixes, soup mixes, bread mixes
- Kathy's Patchworks, Too - Repurposed chenille animals, blankets, and original kits
- Little Willow Traders - repurposed quilts for furniture & house items
- Merry Moose Quilt Shoppe - Minky, kits, accessories, holiday and cabin prints
- Piece By Piece - Quilted shirts and jackets, vintage quilts, linens, etc.
- Stitch by Stitch Quilt Shop & B's Designs - Fabric, kits, patterns, books, and notions
- Sweet On You - Truffles, beverage bombs, spices, cake pops and homemade confections
- The Country Shoppe - Button rugs and hand-crafted decor, holiday decor, dolls
- The Quilting Cushion - Portable massage cushions
- The Shanty Stitchers - Quilt kits, fabric, and notions, cross stitch and embroidery
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 Inspiration Studio will display items from the four challenges sponsored by the Education Committee during the last year, including Children's Book Challenge, Adopt an Orphan Challenge, Around the Block Challenge, and Fabric Swap Challenge. Attendees may vote for their favorites for each challenge.
The Black Hills Quilters Guild In Action
We are proud that the Black Hills Quilters Guild is active in our community with donations of quilts and other items to various local organizations. This room is the place to learn more about our guild and our community outreach program.
- Project Warmth will offer 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 were 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.
- USS SD Submarine Quilts are made by guild members and sent to the USS SD Submarine.
- 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 These 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.
- 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 shop at the vendors.
A Celebration of Quilting
This event celebrates the completion of our quilt show and the quilters who work hard to make it a success. This event is will be held on Monday, June 17 at Faith Lutheran Church and includes a Trunk Show. More information will be posted later.
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
2023 Sponsors are listed below
- Gammill Longarm Quilting Machines
- The Quilt Connection, Etc.
- The Sewing Center/Fabirc City
SAVE THE DATE for our future quilt shows
June 5, 6, and 7, 2025
June 4, 5, and 6, 2026