Can you believe that October is here already (this Friday?) This month brings a flock of fantastic opportunity quilts, shows, and exhibits. We're making this a regular monthly feature, so you can check each month to see if there is a show near you (and let us know if there are any we've missed !)
Nimble Fingers Quilt Group (Oct 15-16, Maryland); Durham-Orange Quilters Guild (Oct 22-24, North Carolina); Chaska Area Quilt Club (Oct 1-2, Minnesota); Courthouse Quilters, (Oct 1-3, New Jersey). Row 2: Morningstar Quilt Guild (Oct 1-2 , New York); DeKalb County Quilters Guild (Oct 2-3, Illinois); Blue Mountain Quilters Guild (Oct 16-17, British Columbia, Canada); 15th Annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show (Oct 9-10, Connecticut). Row 3: Prairie Star Quilters Guild (Oct 15-16, Illinois); River Valley Quilters Guild (Oct 8-9, Minnesota); Pine Belt Quilters (Oct 8-10, Mississippi); Quilts in the Barn (Oct 15-17, Victoria, Australia); Row 4: Aurora Blue 38th Annual Quilt Show (Oct 15-24, Oregon); Tidewater Quilters Guild (Oct 15-17, Virginia); La Crosse Area Quilt Guild (Oct 16-17, Wisconsin); Village Quilters (Oct 9-10, Tennessee).
More October Shows and Raffles: Chantilly Sewing and Quilt Expo (Sept 30 - Oct 2, Virginia); Oxford Quilters Guild (Sept 30- Oct 2, Ontario, Canada); Tavern Quilt Guild (Oct 1-2, Virginia); Quarry Quilters (Oct 1-2, Indiana); Quilt Fest 2010, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum (Oct 1-3, Washington); Vernon Silver Star Quilters (Oct 1-2, British Columbia, Canada); Crossroads to Texas Quilt Guild (Oct 1-2, Texas); Piedmont Quilters Guild (Oct 1-3, North Carolina); Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild (Oct 1-3, Santa Fe); Heart of the Pines Quilt Guild (Oct 1-2, Michigan); Durand Quilt Show (Oct 1-2, Michigan); Red River Quilters (Oct 1-3, Louisiana); Valley of the Mist Quilters (Oct 2, California); Pine Needle Quilters (Oct 2, Wisconsin); Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild (Oct 2-3, California); Simi Valley Quilt Guild (Oct 2-3, California); Darting Needles Quilt Guild (Oct 2-3, Wisconsin); Great Lakes African American Quilters (Oct 2-3, Michigan); Magic Needlers Quilt Guild (Oct 2-3, South Dakota); Columbus Star Quilters and Evening Star Quilters (Oct 2-3, Indiana); Quilters United in Learning Together, Schenectady (Oct 2-3, NY); Cashmere Museum Apple Days (Oct 3, Cashmere, Washington); Quilting in the Tetons (Oct 3-9, Wyoming); Utah Quilt Guild (Oct 5-9, Utah); 41st Annual Riley Festival (Oct 7-10, Indiana); North Central Washington Quilt Guild (Oct 8-9, Washington); San Juan Quilters Guild (Oct 8-9, New Mexico); Brant Heritage Quilt Guild (Oct 8-9, Ontario, Canada); Happy Hearts Quilt Guild (Oct 9, Illinois); Starlight Quilters Guild (Oct 9-10, Kansas); Red River Quilters Guild (Oct 9-10, Texas); Northeast Quilts Unlimited (Oct 9 - Nov 11, New York); Georgia Quilt Show (Oct 14-16, Georgia); Berks Quilters Guild (Oct 15-16, Pennsylvania); High Plains Quilt Festival (Oct 15-16, New Mexico); Grouseland Foundation Festival of Quilts (Oct 15-16, Indiana); Museum Quilt Guild (Oct 15-16, New York); Staying in Stitches Quilt Guild (Oct 15-16, Georgia); Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter (Oct 15-17, Washington); 22nd Annual Quilt Show, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center (Oct 15-17, Florida); Rising Star Quilters Guild (Oct 16-17, Massachusetts); Marquette County Quilters Association (Oct 16-17, Michigan); Queensland Quilt Show (Oct 20-24, Brisbane, Australia); Kansas City Sewing & Quilt Expo (Oct 21-23, Missouri); Valley Forge Homestead Quilt Guild (Oct 22-23, Pennsylvania); Blount County Quilters Guild (Oct 22-23, Alabama); West Sound Quilters (Oct 22-24, Bremerton, Washington); Independence Hall Quilters (Oct 22-24, California); Milk and Honey Quilters Guild (Oct 23-24, Vermont); Twin Rivers Quilters Guild (Oct 29-30, North Carolina); Champlain Valley Quilters Guild (Oct 30-31, Vermont).
International Shows: Pacific International Quilt Festival (Oct 14-17, California); The Knitting and Stitching Show 2010 (Oct 7-10, London, England).
Exhibits opening this month: Quilt Visions Biennial 2010 (Opening Oct 24, Oceanside Museum of Art, California); Unpacking Collections: The Legacy of Cuesta Benberry (Oct 8-10, Michigan State University Museum); Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum (opening Oct 5); African-American Quilts Today (opening Oct 23, at the NE Quilt Museum)