Quilt Show

Quilts from the Heartland signThe 2017 BQG Quilt Show: Quilts from the Heartland
The Bloomington Quilters Guild Quilt Show takes place every three years.

Our 2017 show is located at Bloomington's Monroe County Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave., Bloomington, Indiana.

Come see over 200 local beautiful quilts! Peruse our Treasure Shop to buy fabric, quilting books, notions and handmade craft items. Quilt appraisals will be available. Shop our quilt vendors.

Friday, Nov. 10

9 am - 6 pm

Saturday, Nov. 11

9 am - 5 pm

Admission: Adults: $6. Children under 12: FREE.

Quilts from the Heartland flyer (PDF)

Guild Members: Enter your quilt in our show! Entry Form(s) must be received by October 10, 2017.

How to prepare your quilt for submission
For the 2017 BQG Quilt Show, here are instructions to prepare your quilts for submission: sleeves, labels, and submission pillow cases:
How to Make a Sleeve and Labels (PDF)

Quilts from the Heartland ENTRY RULES (PDF)     ENTRY FORM (PDF)

Quilt Appraisals: Donna Kooistra, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser, will be available for quilt appraisals during the quilt show.
Written Appraisal: The cost of a written appraisal is $50.00. The client receives the written appraisal with all information and value with photo of appraised quilt embedded, a statement of the appraiser’s qualifications, a cover letter of what to do with appraisal copies in terms of insurance, and a three‐page quilt care handout.
Verbal Appraisal: The cost of a verbal evaluation is $30.00. These are generally done on vintage quilts when folks simply want to know dating, patterns, fabrics, etc. No written paperwork is given for verbal evaluations, although the client may take notes.

If you are interested in signing up for a quilt appraisal, or have any other questions, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Unraveled Quilt Store's 2017 Challenge fabric

2017 Unraveled Quilt Store's Challenge

Sponsor:
Unraveled Quilt Store

381 Fletcher Avenue
Spencer, IN 47460
812-821-0309

Prizes:
1st:    $50.00 Unraveled gift card
2nd:   $25.00 Unraveled gift card

The Unraveled Quilt Store Challenge is open to the public. 
Download: Unraveled Quilt Challenge (PDF) 
PLEASE NOTE: Unraveled Quilt Store has run out of the challenge fabric.

General Challenge Rules:

  1. You must use a recognizable amount of the challenge fabric as an integral part of the entry. It must appear in the body of the quilt and not just in the border. The challenge fabric can be purchased at Unraveled Quilt Store.
  2. Other fabrics may be incorporated in the quilt.
  3. Quilts must be no larger than 25” x 25”.
  4. Entries must be finished quilts. No tops will be accepted.
  5. Entries must be clean and odor free when they are received or they may be returned without consideration for the competition.
  6. Entries can be made by an individual or a group. Additional prizes will not be awarded for group entries.
  7. You may enter as many quilts as you'd like as long as each quilt follows these rules.
  8. This challenge is open to the public.
  9. Entries must be dropped off at the Bloomington Convention Center on Thursday, November 9, 2017, between the hours of 2:30 and 6:00 pm.
  10. Quilts will be judged by Lisa at Unraveled and the BQG quilt show co-chairs. Judging will be based of originality and creativity, use of challenge fabric, visual impact and workmanship.
  11. Entries will be displayed at the Bloomington Quilters Guild (BQG) Quilts from the Heartland show November 10 and 11, 2017 at the Bloomington Convention Center.
  12. Winners will be selected and announced November 10, 2017 at the quilt show. The winners’ quilts will be displayed at Unraveled Quilt Store from November 13 to December 13, 2017.
  13. Non-winning quilts may be picked up at the Bloomington Convention Center on Saturday, November 11, 2017, between the hours of 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

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Quilts from the Heartland flyer (PDF)

How to prepare your quilt for submission
For the 2017 BQG Quilt Show, here are instructions to prepare your quilts for submission: sleeves, labels, and submission pillow cases:
How to Make a Sleeve and Labels (PDF)