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Mark your Calendars for The Minnesota Quilt Show!

MN Quilt Show

Mark your Calendars for The Minnesota Quilt Show!


The Minnesota Quilt Show, presented by Minnesota Quilters, is returning to the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud June 15 - 17.  Returning attendees will find familiar features but will notice some new features.  Minnesota Quilters, a statewide organization which provides quilting education, activities, mentoring, and fellowship for quilters, recently introduced a new logo and name for their annual show.


Quilters and those that appreciate the textile arts will find a multitude of activities.   Plan a day trip or take a deep dive and register for a multi-day pass.  The show begins with Preview Night on Wednesday, June 14, from 7 - 9 p.m.   You’ll meet the teachers, celebrate the winners of the judging, and start shopping.  Show hours on Thursday and Friday are 9 - 6 and on Saturday 9 - 4.   A daily ticket is $16.  Kids 12 and under are free while youth ages 13 - 18 are $5.


Be inspired by the quilts!  You’ll find over 300 quilts entered by youth as well as quilters that make their living by creating quilts.  The Judged Quilt Exhibit draws people from across the country and is judged by nationally certified quilt judges.  A variety of styles will be evident - applique, art, modern, pictorial and more.   Add in the non-judged quilts that have been entered and you are sure to find some favorites.  The Minnesota Quilt Show is also able to bring in several Special Exhibits.  Graffiti is the current Cherrywood Challenge and you’ll be amazed by the ideas generated around that theme using the same palette of 8 colors.  Also on display are quilts inspired by poetry and by children’s books.  


If learning is a priority, there are several options:  workshops, lectures, and presentations on the Learning Stage.   Again, a wide variety of topics are available.  Advanced registration for workshops is available online but you can buy lecture tickets at the show and the Learning Stage is free.  Faculty include Deborah Boschert, Susan Cleveland, Dawn Cook Ronningen, Sue Cortese, Linda Hahn, Luke Haynes, Laura Heine, Barb Kuklok, RaNae Merrill, Jane Sassaman, Barbara Walster, and Christa Watson.  In addition, Jennifer Cruise, Kate Eelkema, Cindy Erickson, Gwen Hanvy, Allison Rainboth, and Kate Eelkema will be giving lectures.


Shop from vendors that are local and national - all in one spot.  If you have been thinking about buying a new machine, this is the place for you with all the top brands represented and ready with show deals.   Of course there will be fabric, patterns, notions.  You can even bring your scissors to be sharpened or quilts to be appraised while you enjoy the show!


Connecting quilters is one of our goals and so we encourage you to learn about local quilt guilds at our Connect Table, sew a block at Quilting for Others, or hang out at our new Sewcial Lounge to learn some tips, work on a project from a class, or meet new people.


Visit, call 651-224-3572, or email

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