Plan your next trip around these upcoming shows. Admire the quilts, meet and learn from their makers, and share in the stories of this timeless art.


May 25-September 19, 2019

Quilt National; Athens, Ohio

Dubbed the Academy Awards of Quilting, this biennial juried exhibition contains more than 80 contemporary works from international masters in thread, fabric, and needlework. Roam the grounds of the historic Dairy Barn Arts Center and newly opened Ora Anderson wooded trail.

June 13-15, 2019
Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival; Overland Park, Kansas

Influential quilters, designers, authors, instructors, and vendors gather in the "City of Fountains" for a show managed by 18 regional quilt guilds. See more than 400 judged and guild quilts, plus traditional works by Jo Morton and tsunami quilts by Cynthia Parry. Quilter and pianist Ricky Tims performs June 13 and 14.

June 19-22, 2019
Shipshewana Quilt Festival; Shipshewana, Indiana

Quilting talents converge for lectures, educational opportunities, workshops, quilt and vendor shows, and an area shop hop. Special guests include Pat Holly, Sue Nickels, and Quiltworx founders Judy and Judel Niemeyer, who will curate a special quilt exhibit, Redesigned in Red, White & Black.

June 26-29, 2019
Vermont Quilt Festival; Essex Junction, Vermont

The 43rd annual nonjuried quilt contest joins antique and modern quilt exhibits, classes, presentations, and quilting products-all celebrating quilt creativity and artistry-and encourages the next generation of quilters. Color My World is this year's theme.

July 13, 2019
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show; Sisters, Oregon

Quilts take over this rustic western town for a nonjuried, outdoor show of 1,200 hanging quilts from all 50 states and seven foreign countries. Special exhibits include juried quilts of the 2019 National Cherrywood Fabrics Competition commemorating the musician Prince, as well as the best modern quilts of QuiltCon 2019.

July 25-28, 2019

Quilt Odyssey; Hershey, Pennsylvania

The Baltimore Appliqué Society showcases new Baltimore Album quilts alongside a juried quilt show, classes, demonstrations, and a merchant mall. Participants include international quilting personalities Bonnie Hunter, Karen Kay Buckley, and Pepper Cory and quilting instructors Mimi Dietrich, Linda Ballard, and Michelle Hiatt.

September 11-14, 2019

AQS Fall QuiltWeek; Paducah, Kentucky

Quilt City USA is home to the American Quilter's Society (AQS), the world's largest quilting membership organization. Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2019, AQS has events slated year-round. QuiltWeek Fall Paducah-with dozens of vendors, special exhibits, live demonstrations, quiltmaker studios, master quilters, and quilt and signature fabric shops (including Hancock's of Paducah and Paper Pieces)-serves as the culminating bash.

October 17-20, 2019
Pacific International Quilt Festival; Santa Clara, California

View prizewinning entries from the Pacific International Quilt Competition and World Quilt Competition-including Innovative, Traditional, Wall, Modern, and Wearable Art categories. International quilt faculty, demonstrations, lectures, and 150 vendors create a high-profile show.

October 17-19, 2019
Autumn in the Ozarks Quilt Show; Mountain Home, Arkansas

See 300 quilts on display, shop vendors, and visit the Country Store. There will be on-site scissors sharpeners and quilt appraisals. You can also bid on raffle quilts to raise money for the Peitz Cancer Support House.

October 31-November 3, 2019
Quilt Festival; Houston, Texas

The world's largest annual quilt show, sale, and quiltmaking academy features nearly 1,400 quilts in dozens of themed exhibits, 500+ classes and lectures, and almost 1,000 vendor booths offering antique and contemporary quilts, patterns, fabric, books, notions, crafts, and sewing machines. Additionally, there are free educational opportunities.