Upcoming Quilt Contests and Shows

Here at 24 Blocks we like to keep you updated about what’s going on in the world of quilting. Here are some upcoming opportunities for quilting enthusiasts to take their hobby to the next level – meeting other quilters at a quilt show, or putting their work out there in a quilting contest.

We hope this list inspires you to search for more shows and contest in your specific area!

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Here are the Quilts, Inc Trade Shows and Festivals on the Horizon

October 27-29, 2012
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

November 1-4, 2012
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

April 11-13, 2013.
Duke Energy Convention Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

May 17-19, 2013

Portland 2013

June 21-23, 2013
Preview Night and classes begin June 20
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Illinois

Chicago 2013

American Quilt Society’s Upcoming Show Dates

  • 2013: March 13 ñ 16
  • 2013: April 24 ñ 27
  • 2014: April 23 ñ 26
  • 2012: October 3 – 6
  • 2013: October 2 ñ 5
  • 2014: October 1 – 4
  • 2012: August 22 – 25
  • 2013: August 14 – 17
  • 2014: August 20 – 23

And More…

Each year this international contest organized by The National Quilt Museum challenges quiltmakers to create an innovative quilt based on a specific traditional pattern. Winners of the contest traditionally include quilts from many different U.S. states and several other countries. Quilts are selected for their excellence in design and techniques, their innovations, and their contributions to an exhibit showing the wide range of designs and styles the selected traditional pattern can inspire.

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