The 2023 quilt show theme and raffle quilt are a tribute to our Armed Forces and those who have served. We have several things planned this year to make the show special and a bit different. Please join us!
Voting occurs Friday, Ribbons will be awarded Saturday morning.
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The FQG Quilt show is held every year on a Friday and Saturday towards the end of September at the Flathead County Fairgrounds. It is one of the most significant quilt events in the Northwest, attracting over 1000 attendees!
The show has much to offer with close to 200 quilts displayed, live demonstrations, and a featured quilter each year. Dozens of vendors from the Northwest as well as our own substantial guild boutique provide great shopping opportunities. There is always a beautiful raffle quilt on display made by members of the guild. The show is an event not to be missed. With an international draw, visitors come to see the creative work of the guild and to enjoy the community of our fellow quilters.
You can download the categories for this year's show here.
2023 Quilt Show Categories
100 Theme Quilt - Quilt should reflect the theme of Stars and Stripes Forever. Minimum perimeter 280”.
200 Small Theme Quilt - Quilt should reflect the theme of Stars and Stripes Forever. Perimeter Less than 280”.
300 Hand Quilted - Quilted by hand. Minimum perimeter 140”.
400 Domestic Machine Quilted - Quilted on a sit down, stationary/traditional sewing machine. Minimum perimeter 280”. Quilter’s hands move the fabric. This is not a long arm or short arm quilting machine.
500 Long Arm Quilted - Quilted by the same person that pieced the quilt. Minimum perimeter 280”. Computer or pattern may be used. Machine glides on a carriage frame. Fabric is still.
600 Long Arm Quilted - Quilted by a different person than the maker. Minimum perimeter 280”. Computer or pattern may be used. Machine glides on a carriage frame. Fabric is still.
700 Long Arm Hand Guided - Minimum perimeter 280”. Quilter hand guides the machine as it glides on a carriage frame. No pattern or computer assistance. Fabric is still.
800 Mixed Technique - Three or more techniques are the focus of the quilt. Minimum perimeter 180”. Techniques may include: any type of applique ( hand turned/stitched, machine stitched, raw edge) embroidery (hand or machine), crazy quilting, trapunto, detailed piecing, paper pieced, beading, crystals, prairie points etc. This list is not inclusive. Special Note: the quilting is not one of the techniques.
900 Miniature Quilt or Wall Hanging - Miniature is to scale. Maximum of 24 inches on a side with the maximum block size at 4 inches square.
1000 Small Quilt or Wall Hanging - Maximum perimeter is 140”.
1100 Medium Quilt or Wall Hanging - Perimeter is greater than 140”, and less than 210”
1200 Large Quilt or Wall Hanging - Perimeter is greater than 210” and is less than 280”.
1300 Other Quilted Item – may include bags, decorations or miscellaneous. Has to incorporate quilting techniques.
1400 Original Art Quilt - Piece is one of a kind, non-traditional and designed completely by the maker.
1500 Challenge Quilt - FQG Members only. Members participate in a Challenge as part of the quilt show and follow challenge sideboards related to the Stars and Stripes Forever theme .
1600 Junior Quilter– Any quilter under 18. Display only. Not required to attend kids camp to enter. Not required to be a member to enter.
Best of Show Ribbon – Viewer’s Choice from all categories except Junior Quilter
To enter a quilt in the show, please read thru the info on the Quilt Registration Page and use the button to access the on-line registration form