BE A PART OF THE SHOW
Are you an Indianapolis Quilt Guild member and looking to get involved at this year's show? Scroll below for ways you can get involved. Not yet a member? Click here.
October 11 & 12, 2019
Indiana State Fairgrounds
10 am to 5 pm daily
Interested in attending this year's Quilt Show? Click here for a $1 off admission!
Scroll below and click on a topic for more information and for how you can get involved.
Check out our gallery from previous QGI shows.
THINGS TO DO & MORE
Admission $10 at the door (children 12 and under free). No advanced sales.
Over 400 quilts by members of QGI on display
Some quilts available for sale
25 vendor booths with fabric, books, notions, and much more. See here.
Snippy Jim, a scissor sharpener, will be at be at the show sharpening scissors/knives for $5 per item
Peony Shoppe resale shop
Silent Auction of quilt kits and other items
Purchase raffle tickets for Opportunity Quilt and Treasure Baskets
Buy Mystery bags
Special exhibit by members of InFiber textile art group
Short demos and lectures
Exhibits of QGI charity quilts and Quilts of Valor
Visit our featured quilter Cyndia Gerner
We are thrilled to announce that, after 6 successful quilt shows at Westfield Middle School, we are moving to a larger and more centrally located facility: the Ag/Hort Building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. We have over 40,000 square feet of space, all on one level, no stairs or ramps or tarp-covered floors. Plenty of surface parking is available surrounding the building (fairgrounds parking fee is $8.00 per vehicle). Concession stand located inside the building. ATM in the lobby. Larger vendor booths. More space for more quilts, demos, and other features. Easy access off 38th St and Fall Creek Parkway.
PARKING INFORMATION: https://www.indianastatefair.com/fairgrounds/directions-parking/
BUY A TICKET TO WIN!
Stop by the show to see this year's Opportunity Quilt, "Belfast Market." Raffle tickets to win this quilt are $1 each or six (6) for $5 and will be available at the show.
QGI members interested in selling tickets can pick up a package at any meeting. The drawing will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the regular evening QGI meeting. If you love the quilt and want to make your own, we'll also be selling the pattern for $10 at the show and QGI meetings.
The quilt was designed by Jennifer Fulton, fabric choices by Elizabeth Meek, blocks created by QGI past presidents and assembled by Elizabeth Meek and Mary Strinka. It was quilted by Cathy Franks with binding by Suzie Wetzel and label by Rhonda Bieda.
The quilt would make a nice gift for yourself or others. Please stop by to see us and get your ticket.
Cyndia has been a secretary, a nurse, an adjunct pre-school teacher, a sales person in a quilt store, and a professional long arm quilter for hire. She is a wife, a Mom and a Gramma. She started her first quilt in 1971. Her exhibit will feature many of her quilts from across the decades.
Most recently Cyndia has had quilts juried into the International Quilt Festival shows in Houston and Chicago. She has also had her quilts at AQS Paducah, MQS, and Quilt America. She has also won a number of ribbons at QGI quilt shows, but she says that two of her favorite ribbons were viewer’s choice awards – because it means her peers really liked them.
Cyndia also has incredible storytelling talent, and in addition to sharing her lifetime of quilt creations, she will also have two short lectures during the show. You’ll be sure to be both enlightened and entertained and you’ll be enriched to meet this very special lady face to face.
Demo Time Vendor Topic
Friday, Oct 11
11:00 AM. Cyndia Gerner. QGI Featured Quilter
12:00 PM. Scrapyard Quilt Shop Fun with Layer Cakes & Pineapple Made Easy
12:30 PM Peace and Applique Best New Trendy Tools
1:00 PM. Pam Durant. Bed Turning
2:00 PM. HeartCreek Farms Creations Having Fun with Punch Needle
2:30 PM. Presto Avenue Designs. Embellished Applique
3:00 PM. Quilted GloHot Fix Adhesive - Quick & Easy Applique
Saturday, Oct 12
11:00 AM. Cyndia Gerner QGI Featured Quilter
12:00 PM. Thyme to Sew Machine Embroidery & Long Arm Quilting
12:30 PM. Crimson Tate African Block Wax Print Fabric
1:00 PM. Pam Durant Bed Turning
2:00 PM. Quilt Quarters Westalee Rulers & Accuquilt cutters
2:30 PM. Heaven on Earth The Wonderful World of 3-Yard Quilts
ENTER YOUR QUILT
TO BE JUDGED OR NOT TO BE JUDGED
Get ready to show off your quilting skills and creativity! You have the opportunity to enter your quilts and a Crossroads Challenge project.
Before you register your quilt, please review the following information.
Quilts can be entered for display only ($2.00 entry fee), or to be judged ($8.00 entry fee). Your judging fee not only gets you a chance to win a ribbon, but you will also receive valuable written comments to help you improve your skills.
To determine what categories you might choose to enter, please review the quilt category descriptions here.
To celebrate our theme of QUILTING AT THE CROSSROADS, please consider making and entering a quilt that meets our special Crossroads Challenge rules! Read the requirements here.
New this year! Members may also designate their quilts for sale at our show. Read the sales agreement here. If you are interested in this option, please print and fill out the agreement and turn it in prior to the show.
Want to register by paper? Download form here .
Entry Deadline 9-4-19
Ready to register? Click the button below.
JOIN IN THE FUN
Thank you for volunteering for our Quilters Guild of Indianapolis' 2019 quilt show. Your involvement is key to the success of the show!
October 11 & 12, 2019 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Ag/Hort Building.
We are happy to provide you with free parking and free admission to the show on the day that you volunteer. If you volunteer on Saturday through Thursday prior to the show, you may select the show day (Friday or Saturday) that you want to visit the show. If you volunteer for more than one time slot you will get both days free admission. This includes shifts worked before the show opens.
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 room is located off of the lobby before admissions on the left.
You can make changes in your assignment by going back into SignUpGenius.
Non QGI members can be signed up for slots by a member
PHOTO CREDIT: Theresa Cantwell
SUPPORT OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS
We offer so many ways you can support our fundraising efforts, please consider doing one or more of the following:
Donate your quilting items to the Peony Shoppe (collections taken at all meetings)
Buy quilt show t-shirts and pins at any meeting
Buy raffle tickets for our opportunity quilt
Sell raffle tickets to your friends and relatives
Buy a pattern for Belfast Market (our Opportunity Quilt)
Help publicize our show!
Spread the word to your friends
Put up posters and flyers wherever you are able
Share our Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1224784851012740/