2020 Quilt Show

Keeping Warm in South Dakota XII: All Creatures Near and Far

Location:  The Swiftel Center – Brookings, South Dakota

Dates: May 2 – 3

  • Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission: $6 per day

Luncheon and Guest Speaker

Colleen Carlson presents: “A Pattern is Just a Suggestion”

  • Date: Saturday, May 3, 2020
  • Time: Noon
  • Cost: $20

Colleen Carlson learned to sew in 4-H in her hometown of Cavalier, North Dakota. She wasn’t fond of it. Aside from simple mending, she didn’t sew for years. Then in 1999, she was dragged by a friend into a quilt shop where she spotted a wonky log cabin quilt. Colleen thought, “I can sew crooked. I can make that!” She started quilting and never stopped. 

Colleen is an award-winning quilter who likes contemporary fabrics and modern designs. She has shown quilts regionally and nationally in juried shows.

Colleen’s mother frequently said, “A pattern is just a suggestion.” Come see Colleen’s adjustments to patterns and pictures. From small steps to large leaps, she will show examples with slides and quilts. Soak up inspiration to make your own design choices.

To purchase luncheon tickets, please contact Sandy McFarland (mcfarlas@brookings.net).

2020 Raffle Quilt

This year’s raffle quilt is “Summer Solstice,” designed by Judy Neimeyer of QuiltWorx. It is a queen-size beauty with vibrant blues and neutrals. It’s paper pieced with a diamond center surrounded by New York Beauty Units, Windmill blocks, and Quarter Star blocks. This quilt was made by Deb Carlson and Linda Vollan and machine quilted by Bev Krog.
Purchase tickets for $1 or 6 tickets for $5. The drawing will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2020. Need not be present to win.

See the quilt on our Facebook page!

2020 Challenge Fabric

The 2020 Quilt Show Challenge is underway! This year’s fabric is a tone-on-tone blue designed by Dan Morris and manufactured by Quilted Treasures. Quilters use the fabric and follow rules to make a project that is displayed at the show. Attendees then vote for their favorite, and the winner gets a prize!

If you’ve made a quilt with the challenge fabric and want it displayed at the show, please contact Theresa Bennett (tbennett111@hotmail.com).

If you want to participate in the 2022 challenge, fabric will be available for purchase at the quilt show.

And There’s More!

RSVP to our Facebook event for more details!