Quilt Show

Quilt Show

The QGI Quilt Show is a biennial event that happens in the fall of odd numbered years.

2017 Indianapolis Quilt Show: October 20-21, 2017 Westfield Middle School: 345 W Hoover St,  Westfield, IN 10am-5pm.  Admission $10 for 2 days.  Look for show bookmarks with $1 coupon at local quilt shops.

QUILT – EAT – SLEEP – REPEAT!”  QGIShowLogo copy

The theme of the 2017 Quilt Show largely reflects  “The Circle of Life”  for most quilters (borrowing from Elton John and The Lion King).  If you have ever attended a quilting retreat you have seen this theme in action–dozens of quilters enjoying each other’s company while creating quilts, an overflowing table of “treats” to share, and comfy beds for rest before they joyfully begin it all again the next day.

Alan Shephard by Williams
Alan Shephard by Williams

The 2017 Show will be expanding to 30,000 sf of space at the Westfield Middle School, Westfield, IN.  One of the new features will be a special exhibit curated by Susanne Miller Jones titled “Fly Me To The Moon.”  Artists from eight countries have created art quilts celebrating Man’s First Walk on the Moon.  This multifaceted collection includes quilts that commemorate the iconic images from the news; recall personal memories of July 20, 1969; honor all of the Apollo Missions; recognize all of the Apollo Astronauts; investigate scientific moon images, examine Nasa’s cool tools; explain myths associated with the moon; define moon idioms; replay the music inspired by the moon; and visit pop culture icons.  The exhibit’s 179 art quilts tell the story of our fascination with the moon.  This exhibit has something for everyone and our Indianapolis Quilt Show will be one of only a few places nationwide to exhibit the entire collection.

In Support of the Fly Me To The Moon Exhibit, we are pleased to announce thatDavid Wolf copy
physician, engineer and NASA astronaut Dr. David Wolf will be at our show the afternoon of Friday, October 20! As a four-time veteran of outer space, his
experiences and knowledge about space will make the exhibit come alive. He will be accessible to visitors to answer questions and to share what it is like to be “out of this world.”

Godspeed July 16, 1969 Apollo 11 (Currier)
Godspeed July 16, 1969 Apollo 11 (Currier)


Featured Quilter: The Show Committee announced that Mary Strinka will be the “Featured Quilter” at the 2017 Show.  We want to recognize Mary’s original and exceptional creations as a quilter and fiber artist, her generous contributions in time and talent to our guild, and her kind, inclusive spirit toward all who join the quilting family.  She loves to develop original designs, to incorporate unusual and specialty fabrics, and to find new ways to bring  3-D into her works that reach out to the viewer.

Mary’s quilt “My Fantastically Fertile Forest of Friends” was juried into the AQS Spring Paducah quilt show.  This quilt was assembled from over 80 blocks and other design elements given to me by guild members at the end of my year as president. The quilt was in the QGI 2015 quilt show.

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“Frost In The Air II”
Our show quilt is a “one of a kind” creation one lucky person will get to take home in
November 2017. The original 2014 pattern by Amy Krasnansky was a 37”x 37” wall
hanging. With permission from Amy and Quilter’s World Magazine, Maureen Weflen
adapted it to an 85” x 85” quilt using EQ7 software.
Through heroic efforts by Tommi Derado, who pieced the 3,360 pieces in the quilt top in
just 2 weeks (sewing 168 hours); and Kathy Yull, who spent 60 hours quilting every
piece of fabric in the top, our guild has a beautiful quilt to exhibit and sell tickets to raise
monies for our charity projects. We have already been invited to exhibit it next March at
the Indiana State Heritage Quilt Show in Bloomington, IN.
Ticket sales will begin in early 2017.

Please check future newsletters and our website (www.quiltguildindy.net) for new/updated information about the show as we move into 2017. Your quilt show committee is working hard to make the 2017 show a very memorable one.

Quilt Registration Now Closed

  • Registration is primarily ONLINE! However, if you are not able to register online, you may submit a paper registration* with a check for all fees, as long as it is postmarked by August 15, 2017.
  • Every item must be registered separately.
  • There is a limit of 5 items + 1 Challenge quilt per person
  • The entry fee is $2.00 for every non-judged item and $8.00 for every judged item.
  • Registration closes on September 1, 2017
  • You must be a current member of QGI by September 1, 2017 to register a quilt in the show

Documents to help you register correctly


After you register your quilts, don’t forget to mail* your check, made out to “QGI”, and postmarked by September 1, 2017.  See details in the above forms

*Checks will also be accepted at all QGI meetings.  Paper registration + check must be postmarked by August 15, 2017.

Volunteer Sign Up

We are an ALL volunteer run show and a big show which needs hundreds of volunteers to run smoothly.  Your involvement is key to the success of the show!

We are happy to provide you with free admission to the show on the day(s) that you volunteer. If you volunteer on  Saturday through Thursday, you may select the day (Friday or Saturday) that you want to visit the show.

All volunteers need to check in at the Volunteer Check-in Desk prior to attending the show and prior to your shift. The Volunteer Check-in Desk is located at the South Entrance of the Westfield Middle School Building. Please park in the South parking lot.

Sign up to Volunteer here.  The link will take you to sign up genius.

Quilt Show Vendors
Accomplished Quilting
Anastatia’s Button Jewelry
Erica’s Craft & Sewing Center
Fennell Artworks
HeartCreek Farms Creations
Heaven on Earth
Peace and Applique
Presto Avenue Designs
Quilt Quarters
Quilted Glo
Quiltmakers Workshop
Quilts in Wood
Quilts Plus
Sarah’s Machine Quilting
Scrapyard Quilt Shop
Stipples, Etc.
The Back Door
The French Seam
The Quilting Squares Quilt Shop
Threads of Time
Tree City Stitchers
Demo Time Vendor Topic
10:45 AM Heart Creek Farm Creations Having Fun with Punch Needle
11:15 AM Heaven on Earth Cupcake/Cake Mixes by Moda
11:45 AM Peace and Applique Trendy Tools
10:45 AM Presto Avenue Designs Have You Been Flower Hugged Today?
11:15 AM Quilt Quarters Westalee Ruler
11:45 AM Scrapyard Quilt Shop Using the X-Block Ruler
1:00 PM The Quilting Squares Quilt Shop How to use your scraps

Display of over 400 Member Quilts
Language of Color Challenge Quilts
Chance to win “Frost In The Air II” Opportunity Quilt
Quilts of Featured Quilter Mary Strinka
Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit
Presidents Challenge Quilts Exhibit
Quilts of Valor Exhibit
Fly Me To The Moon Exhibit
Treasure Baskets
Mystery Bags
Live and Silent Auctions
Peony Shoppe
22 Vendors
Bed Turning of Antique Quilts
Charity Quilting Activity
Sale of Show Merchandise
Food Court

How to Make a Hanging Sleeve QGI

Show Ready Quilt Info for 2017 Quilt Show: How to prepare your quilt

Maureen Weflen

Melissa Snyder

Quilt Show Co-chairs

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