RSQ Quilt Events Page

  • New England Quilt Museum Lowell, MA
    Event:
    Down by the Old Mill Stream: Rhode Island Quilts & Historic Fashions
    Date:
    July 10 - October 5, 2014
    Description:
    This exhibition explores how new textile technology in the late 18th and 19th centuries benefited and inspired Rhode Island quiltmakers. Rare quilts, garments and related objects from the University of Rhode Island's Historic Textile and Costume Collection exemplify innovations in printing technology, dye chemistry and print motifs.
    Admission:
    Admission: $8.00, Free to Members and Children under 12
    Address:
    18 Shattuck Street Lowell, Massachusetts 01852
    Contact:
    978-452-4207 Ext.15
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
    Event:
    Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection
    Date:
    April 6, 2014 - July 27, 2014
    Description:
    A visual treat and an abundance of eye-popping color: celebrate the beauty and vibrancy of American quilts from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection

    "Quilts and Color" celebrates the vibrant color palette and inventive design seen in the acclaimed Pilgrim/Roy Quilt Collection. The exhibition features 60 distinctive quilts from the renowned collection and is the first to explore how, over five decades, trained artists Paul Pilgrim and Gerald Roy searched out and collected quilts with bold, eye-popping designs that echoed the work of mid-20th century Abstract Expressionist and Op Artists.
    Handicap
    accessible:
    Yes
    Address:
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5523
    Contact:
    617-267-9300
  • Windham Textile and History Museum Willimantic, CT
    Event:
    Inspiration Quilts: Then and Now
    Date:
    May 16 - September 7, 2014
    Description:
    The exhibit celebrates the museum's 25th anniversary by featuring 25 special quilts: twelve antique quilts from the museum's collection, twelve contemporary quilts created by artists inspired by the antique quilts, plus a group quilt composed of 25 blocks by members of the Connecticut chapter of Studio Art Quilt Associates.
    In addition, members of area quilting guilds and the general public were invited to submit postcard sized quilts and will be offered for sale as a fundraiser for the museum.
    Address:
    411 Main Street
    Willimantic, CT 06226
  • Coastal Quilts Artists Marshfield, MA
    Event:
    Coastal Quilts Artists: Color is Our Canvas
    Date:
    June 14-July 20, 2014
    Description:
    This show will feature fabric artwork from Lynne Conover, Anne Marcin, Sandy Gregg, Janet Dye, Pat Smith, Penny Myles, Joan Randall, Graciela Piccolo, Mary Lou Schwinn and Bobby Sullivan.

    A special collection of quilts made by Janet Duncan Dignan, who passed away last summer, will also be displayed. Janet was a prolific quilter who seldom missed a meeting and whose enthusiasm was a constant inspiration to the group. She always sought out the latest quilting techniques, filling her quilts with color, innovation and whimsy. Janet had a sense of fun and a very young spirit which is evident in her all her work.

    An artists' reception will be held Saturday June 21 from 2-4 at the North River Arts Society, 157 Old Main St, Marshfield Hills, MA The exhibit will be open weekdays from 9-12 or by appointment.
    Address:
    North River Arts Society
    Marshfield Village, Marshfield, MA
  • Pine Tree Quilters Guild Augusta, Maine
    Event:
    Maine Quilts 37th Annual Show and Conference
    Date:
    Friday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27, 2014 Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: 10am-4pm
    Description:
    Workshops with Cindy Brick, Susan Cleveland, Gail Garber, Jane Hall, Sue Nickels, Dodi Pulsen & Pat Sloan.

    Over 600 quilts: contemporary, display, judged.

    Special Exhibits: AQSG Study of 19th Century Star quilts; A Baker's Dozen App experts interpret 14 blocks; Great Quilts, Great Stories; Selections from the New England Quilt Museum; "Maine: The Way Life Should Be" Challenge.

    Merchants Mall, Demonstrations, Lectures, Quilt Appraisals.

    Special Events include a Champagne Reception and Show Preview Thursday, July 24th, 7-9pm;

    Auction: Friday, July 25th, 7:30-9:30pm - Proceeds benefit Maine Cancer Foundation-Women Cancer Fund.
    Admission:
    $10 daily; $15 multi-day pass; Children 12 & under free with paid adult admission; $8 for groups of 14 or more with advance registration.
    Address:
    August Civic Center, 76 Community Dr., Augusta, Maine
    Contact:
    info@mainequilts.org
  • Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod Harwich, MA
    Event:
    33rd Annual Quilt Show: "Got Scraps?"
    Date:
    July 31 - August 2, 2014
    Thursday and Friday: 9:30am-4:00pm Saturday: 9:30am-3:00pm
    Description:
    Show Features
    • Exhibit of over 300 Quilts made by Members
    • Special Exhibits by Featured Quilters
    • Antique and Vintage Quilt Exhibit
    • Merchant Mall with over 25 Vendors
    • Lectures and Demonstrations
    • Quilt Appraisals
    • Boutique of Handcrafted Items
    • Raffle of Quilt and Other Great Prizes
    • Scavenger Hunt for Kids
    • Got Scraps Challenge
    Admission:
    Daily Admission $7.00 and $11.00 for a multi-day pass
    Group Discount Available (20+), inquire through our Contact Us page.
    Address:
    Cape Cod Technical Regional High School in Harwich
    Route 6 to Exit 10 (Route 124 North)
  • Clamshell Quilt Guild New London, CT
    Event:
    2014 Quilt Show "Quilts All Around the Town 2014"
    Date:
    August 2, 9am-5pm and August 3, 10am-4pm
    Description:
    Boutique, Mini-Quilt Auction, Basket Drawings, Vendors, Demos, Food. Featured Speaker/Teacher: Sue Nickels
    Admission:
    $8/one day $12/both days
    Address:
    College Center, Connecticut College, New London
  • Hudson River Piecemakers Quilt Show Lake Luzerne, NY
    Event:
    Hudson River Piecemakers Quilt Show
    Date:
    Sat., Aug. 9, 2014 - 9am to 4pm Sun., Aug. 10, 2014 -9am to 2pm
    Description:
    Quilt Raffle, Boutique, Demos, Vendors, Cafe
    Admission:
    $6.00 or $5.00 with a canned good for the local food pantry.
    Address:
    Hadley-Luzerne Central School High School Gym
    273 Lake Avenue (Rt. 9) Lake Luzerne, NY, 12846
  • Mancuso World Quilt Show Manchester, NH
    Event:
    World Quilt Show - New England XII
    Date:
    August 14-17, 2014
    Description:
    The World Quilt Show - New England is Mancuso Show Management's outstanding New England quilt festival. This New England quilt festival is one of the most internationally diverse events of its kind in the world of quilting and the textile arts. This year's faculty will be offering a fabulous variety of workshops and lectures. In addition, Mancuso Show Management is hosting the World Quilt Panel and Forum Ice Cream Social; this special event is included with your festival registration. Also returning to the Festival for another year will be the special Saturday luncheon presentation. Plus, for those who wish to travel to the show with ease, Show Management is offering an all inclusive show & hotel package. We hope you will join us in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA for World Quilt Show - New England.
    Address:
    The Radisson Center of New Hampshire Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Sudbury, Mass 375th Celebration Sudbury, MA
    Event:
    Quilt and Flower Exhibit
    Date:
    August 23, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
    Description:
    Quilt and Flower Exhibit Also: Family Friendly Activities, Food, square dancing, animals! Take the kids!!!
    Admission:
    Free
    Address:
    First Parish at Intersection of Concord Rd. and Route 27
  • Dance Across The Seas Travel starts in Boston, MA
    Event:
    Quilting Across The Seas Cruise
    Date:
    Sept. 14-21, 2014
    Description:
    Join DATS Travel's quilting cruise Hosted by Instructors Sue Kappes and Dawn Gerber from Hanover PA. Both teachers have experience in piecing and applique and each have their expertise in specific areas. Dawn has won many awards for her hand quilting and applique. Sue excels in piecing and teaching new techniques with years of experience in teaching quilting classes at her local quilt shop.

    Boston To Canada

    Royal Carribean~Brilliance of the Seas
    Contact:
    lisa.datstravel@gmail.com
  • Herring Run Quilters Guild Norwell, MA
    Event:
    With These Hands: Celebrating Silver
    Date:
    Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Description:
    The Herring Run Quilters' Guild, Inc. presents its 13th biennial quilt show, celebrating the 25th year of the Guild.

    There will be over 150 quilts on display, vendors, boutique, basket raffle, demos and refreshments. Our featured quilter this year is Sue Hart.

    A special blue and white quilt "Hello Dolley Madison" will be raffled off on Sept. 21. Raffle tickets $1.00 each, 5/$6.00
    Admission:
    $7.00 at the door
    Address:
    Norwell Middle School on Route 123 in Norwell, MA
  • Quilts & Flowers Exhibit Ridgefield CT
    Event:
    Quilts & Flowers Exhibit
    Date:
    Wednesday September 24 through Sunday September 28 9 am until 5 pm
    Description:
    Showcasing over 30 quilts from author and designer Johanna Wilson, founder of Plum Creek Patchwork, and resident of Ridgefield Crossings. Designers and florists will exhibit complimentary floral arrangements.
    Admission:
    Free
    Address:
    Ridgefield Crossings
    640 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield CT 06877
    Contact:
    203.431.2255
  • Littleton Quilt Guild Sewflakes Littleton, NH
    Event:
    5th Biannual White Mountain Quilt Show
    Date:
    Sat., September 27, 2014 - 10am-4pm Sun., September 28, 2014 - 10am-4pm
    Description:
    The show will feature quilts made by guild members, quilting demonstrations, vendors, raffle and door prizes. A light lunch will be available.
    Admission:
    $3 or two adults for $5
    Address:
    Littleton Opera House
    Corner of 2 Union Street and Main Street
    Littleton, NH
    Parking:
    Yes
    Contact:
    LittletonQuiltGuild@hotmail.com
  • Purple Moose Designs Waterville Valley, NH
    Event:
    Quilting Retreat
    Date:
    Fri., Oct. 10 thru Mon., Oct. 13 (Columbus Day Weekend)
    Description:
    Don't you deserve some Quilting R&R?
    Choose your own "R's"

    Rest - no chores, no cooking, no cleaning

    Relaxation - take a dip in the indoor pool, soak in the Jacuzzi, take a walk and admire the fall splendor

    Rejuvenation - learn something new in a class

    Recreation - or just do your own thing, sew until the wee hours, be with others who understand your obsession with fabric and thread.

    Retail Therapy - your very own personal mini quilt shop onsite in case you forget anything. Visit the shops in the quaint Village Center. Take a road trip to visit quilt shops.

    Sarah Ann Smith will be leading a class to create Balinese Garden, and Alison Bolt will be presenting an evening lecture entitled "Confessions of a Type A Quilter."

    Space is limited to 30 quilters. $150 deposit to hold your spot. Price includes everything: room at the inn for 3 nights, 8 meals, wine and cheese social, class with Sarah Ann Smith, evening entertainment with Alison Bolt, your very own 8' table for quilting, raffles, prizes, welcome package... the works!
    Admission:
    Single occupancy: $579
    Double occupancy: $499
    Triple occupancy: $429
    Quad occupancy: $389
    Address:
    Snowy Owl Inn
    Waterville Valley, NH
    Contact:
    headmoose@purplemoosedesigns.com
  • Milk & Honey Quilters Middlebury, Vermont
    Event:
    Milk & Honey Quilters Quilt Show
    Date:
    Sat., October 11, 2014 - 10am-5pm Sun., October 12, 2014 - 10am-3pm
    Description:
    Featured Artist: Anne Standish
    • Lots of quilts
    • Keepsake Quilting's Challenge Collection
    • Quilts of Valor
    • Vendors
    • Basket Raffles
    • Bear Paw Raffle Quilt
    Address:
    Middlebury Union High School
    73 Charles Avenue, Middlebury, Vermont
  • Plymouth County Cranberry Quilters Carver, MA
    Event:
    Fall in Love with Color!! Quilt Show
    Date:
    October 18-19, 2014
    Description:
    Over 200 quilts, boutique, demos, vendors, Chinese raffle & refreshments.
    Address:
    Carver Middle School
    60 South Meadow Road, Carver, MA
  • Champlain Valley Quilt Guild
    Event:
    32nd Annual Quilt Show: Baskets Aplenty
    Date:
    October 18 & 19, 2014 Saturday 10-5 Sunday 10-4
    Description:
    Champlain Valley Quilt Guild's 32nd Annual Quilt Show "Baskets-Aplenty" is joining the Fiber Arts Festival with Green Mountain Hooking Guild, Fiber Arts Co-Op, and the Green Mountain Alpaca Association

    Join us for a spectacular display of judged and non-judged contemporary and traditional quilts, theme challenge quilts, youth quilts, demonstrations, gallery talks. We will feature a wide variety of quilting related products and services, handmade crafts for sale, gorgeous raffle quilt, raffle baskets and a popular scavenger hunt for children.
    Admission:
    $6.00, Children under 12 free Attend one show - Save $1 off admission to the others
    Address:
    Champlain Valley Expo, State Building, Pearl Street, Essex Junction
  • Cocheco Quilters Guild Rochester, NH
    Event:
    33rd Annual Quilt Show: Tapestry of Color
    Date:
    Saturday, October 18, 2014 Sunday, October 19, 2014
    Description:
    Held at the Rochester Community Center, this show is a major fall attraction in the Seacoast area. The facility is totally handicapped accessible with plenty of free parking. Over 200 stunning quilts are featured, as well as a number of special events, including: Large Penny Sale & Cocheco Boutique & Special Exhibitions Demonstrations & Door Prize Drawings Large Vendor Mall & Sewing Machine Raffle & Quilt Raffle Appraisals & On-Site Lunch, Snacks & More
    Handicap
    accessible:
    Yes
    Address:
    Rochester Community Center
    150 Wakefield St.
    Rochester, NH
    Parking:
    Yes
  • Rising Star Quilters Guild Lexington, MA
    Event:
    Our show! Rising Star Quilt Show
    Date:
    Friday October 24th 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday, October 25th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Description:
    Please join us in our new location

    In Parish Hall you'll find
    • The Quilts
    • Scavenger hunt
    • Raffle quilt
    • Mini quilt raffle
    • and raffle baskets

    In Keilty Hall you will find:
    • Our CafĂ©
    • Vendors
    • Yard Sale
    • Demonstrations by RSQ members
    Handicap
    accessible:
    Yes
    Admission:
    $6.00 Children 12 years and under free!
    Address:
    New location
    St. Brigid Church
    1995 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington Center
    Parking:
    Ample parking available in the church parking lot
    Contact:
    quiltshow@risingstarquilters.org
  • Burlington Quilters' Guild Bedford, MA
    Event:
    Annual Quilt Show & Boutique
    Date:
    Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10AM-5PM Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 10AM-4PM
    Description:
    Featuring Charity quilts, demonstrations, quilts, quilts and more quilts on display!
    Raffle baskets, Raffle quilt, Refreshments, Scavenger hunt with prizes, teddy bears, vendors and a wonderful collection of boutique items. Check the website for directions to their show venue.
    Address:
    Middlesex Community College Campus Center
    591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730
    Contact:
    email@burlingtonquiltersguild.org
  • Eastcoast Quilters Alliance
    Event:
    A Quilters Gathering
    Date:
    November 6 - 9, 2014 Thursday thru Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM & Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM
    Description:
    This 26th year of the Gathering includes classes, merchants mall, and special exhibits.

    One of the special exhibits is by RSQ member, Monique Cerundolo! You can read more about her exhibit, "SEASONS OF GRIEF AND HOPE A Reflective Journey Through Quilts and Poetry" by following this path: A Quilters Gathering > Gathering Special Events > Reflection of Theme.
    Admission:
    Daily Admission $10.00
    Multi-Day $12.00
    Address:
    Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown, NH
    Contact:
    email

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