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 are many changes for the show this year; please review the dates and times carefully.

Deadline for registering quilts - Tuesday, May 7 at Midnight
Quilt Check-in - Wednesday, June 5 from 8:00 AM - Noon
Show Open for Preview - Thursday, June 6 from 5:00-8:00 PM
Show Open - .Friday, June 7 from 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Quilt Show Reception - Friday, June 7 from 6:00-8:30 PM, Alpine Room
Show Open - Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Pick up quilts - Saturday, June 8 at 5:00 PM

Admission to the show is $6 per day or $10 for a 3-day pass. Members can enter for free but are encouraged to volunteer for the many jobs of running the quilt show.

Registration has closed

Over 400 quilts were registerd for this year's show. 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 Heart quilts will be hung in a special display. Quilts made in a class will be displayed in the Inspiration Studio.There will be a group of seven quilts using the Hawthorne Ridge pattern.  The BHQG Mona Lisa Art Quilt Group will present a collection of "Road Through the Black Hills". A Quilt Show favorite - the Guild Challenge Quilts with the theme of Dresden Plate - will be displayed and can be voted on by all attendees.

We are excited to have a new judge this year, Pamela Day Walsh from Golden, CO. 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 past Chairperson of the Colorado Quilting Council Competition Committee and the current NACQJ Assistant Candidate Coordinator.

There will be a Trunk Show presented by Rebecca Smith at the Reception on Friday, June 7.

Certified AQS Appraiser, Jan Sears, will do professional appraisals of quilts. A written appraisal will be done for $45. Appointments preferred to assure you get your quilt appraised; to make an appointment, call Gwynn at 605-431-2519.

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. Items will be available for you to bid on; bidding will close near the end of the show on Saturday.


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.

Artistic Lasers   Laser-etched mugs, cups, frame, pens, gift products, jewelry, t-shirts
Backdoor Quilt Shoppe   Judy Neimeyer patterns, kits
Bound to Be Quilting  Original patterns designed by Pat Syta & Mimi Hollenbaugh; quilt kits
Coyote Creek Gammill   Longarm quilting systems/machines
The Country Shoppe   Raggedy Anns, Boyds Bears, and bunnies
Designer Fabrics   Quilt kits, fabric, books, patterns, notions, designer fabrics, exclusive patterns and kits
Fabric Junction   Fabric
G&P Trading  Fabric, patterns, kits
Hingeley Road Quilting   Quilt fabric and supplies
The Irish Chain   FQ bundles, kits, patterns
MJ Tours   Quilt adventure tours
Martelli Enterprises   Cutting tables, rulers, notions
Material Girl   Fabric
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
Trims on Wheels   Quilting fabrics, lace, trims, zippers, ribbons, appliques
The Willow Wood Market   Kits, patterns, wool, rug hooking, fabric, supplies

 Quilts and More

New this year is a booth called Quilts and More. This booth will offer new, finished handmade and quilted merchandise made by members of the Black Hills Quilters Guild.

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. The quilt display for the Inspiration Studio will be quilts made during a class (retreat or quilt shop and quilt show classes).

On Thursday evening from 6:30-7:00 PM, there will be a lecture by our judge, Pamela Day Walsh. 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 past Chairperson of the Colorado Quilting Council Competition Committee and the current NACQJ Assistant Candidate Coordinator. Dr. Walsh will present a program, "It's in the Details", which explains how to achieve objective standards of workmanship and design used to evaluate quilts in competition. Whether one quilts for fun or competition, this information will enable the quilter to produce their very best work.

On Friday and Saturday, the quilt show will offer four 2-hour classes. Click on the links below for a description of each class, with times, fees, supply lists and pictures.

     Wool Applique Coaster with Tracy Trevethan

     Rug Hooking by Willow Wood Market

     Components of Storm at Sea Block by Point Perfect Quilters

     "At Your Fingertips" Tool Caddy & Wonder Clip Pincushion by Quilt Connection, Etc.

Online registration is closed but you can still sign up for these classes at the quilt show, if space is avaialble. Stop by the Inspiration Studio to sign up. There is an additional $3.00 registration fee for non-members.There will be a couple extra sewing machines available for your use in case you have not planned ahead. Fabric can be purchased at the show from several of the vendors.

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, supplies 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. Project Warmth will also have some quilts for sell in the Open Sew area. 

Black Hills Quilt Show Reception 2019

After a long day at the Quilt Show on Friday, June 7, a fun evening awaits at the quilt show reception. Head upstairs from the show to the Alpine Room. Doors open to a cash bar at 6:00 PM followed by the buffet about 6:30.

Winners of all quilt categories will be announced and the 2020 Raffle Quilt will be unveiled. There will be a Trunk Show presented by Rebecca Smith.

The buffet will feature: Caprese Salad Skewers, Rainbow Fruit Skewers, Strawberry & Spinach Crostini, Pepperonata & Borsin Crostini, Crab & Avocado Crostini, Cucumber & Dill Canapes, Bacon Wrapped Asparagus, Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms, Beef Tenderloin Sliders, Chicken Salad on Hawaiian Rolls, and Raspberry Lemon Drop & Chocolate Trilogy Dessert Tarts. Coffee, Iced Tea, and Water are included. Cost is $20 per person.

Ticket sales are closed.

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.

Gold  Regional Health Foundation


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


Kirk Funeral Home
Carol Bailey

 SAVE THE DATE for our future quilt shows

  June 4, 5, and 6, 2020
  June 3, 4, and 5, 2021
  June 2, 3, and 4, 2022