2020 Raffle Quilt "Cactus Rose"

2022 Quilt Show

“Treasures of the Valley”

Friday, September 30

Saturday, October 1

10am – 5pm

Expo Idaho, Boise

Welcome to the Boise Basin Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show page. The Boise Basin Quilters’ Guild (BBQ) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) established for the purpose of promoting awareness, education and the preservation of the quilting arts. Our annual quilt show is a primary fundraiser for supporting various BBQ programs that, in turn, support multiple community programs. Information on the programs we support can be found here

Boise Basin Quilters Guild’s annual quilt show showcases hundreds of quilts and exhibits. Come see the professionally judged quilts, shop for gifts & quilting supplies, collect your free door prize & enter for a chance to win our beautiful raffle quilt! The quilt show promotes awareness, education, and preservation of the quilting arts, supports the Boise Basin Quilters Guild’s community outreach projects, and supports our local quilt shops and vendors.

Each year, we try to provide a wonderful and unique experience. We are definitely not our grandmother’s quilt show as is evident in the quilts that are submitted each year which are more contemporary, edgier and artsier than we have seen in years past. Below are some of the activities of this year’s show. Feel free to visit often, sign up for our free newsletter or like us on Facebook. We hope you and your friends will attend the show this year and check out the diverse fiber art form that quilting has become.

General Show Information Our annual quilt show is the largest professionally judged quilt show in Idaho with traditional, modern, and art quilts. Our show is open to adults and youths alike with entrants vying for prizes valued at over $3,000 in various categories. In addition there are special awards.

Featured Quilt ArtistThis year Linda Dixon is our Featured Quilt Artist. Read about Linda on the Featured Quilt Artist page.

Gift GardenOur Gift Garden is a marketplace for members and non-members alike to offer their quality pieces of work for sale at reasonable prices. The Gift Garden offers not just quilts or quilt-related items, but many other quality hand-made items just in time for your holiday shopping!

Merchant Mall Our show participants love discovering what’s new, from sewing and quilting machines to rulers/tools, patterns embellishments, fabrics and more! In 2019 we had 35 local and national vendors. If you are a quilting-related business or service, you can find more information regarding booth spaces here.

DemonstrationsOur vendors provide 20-minute presentations on new and exciting techniques and products throughout the two-day event.

Silent AuctionThroughout the year, members make themed quilt blocks to be auctioned off at the Show. In many cases, there will be enough blocks to finish a quilt top! Participants bid on these blocks throughout the event and the final bidding stops on Saturday at 4:30 pm.

Quilts of ValorA display of patriotic quilts and a public presentation of red, white and blue quilts made locally are presented to local American service personnel and veterans to thank them for their military service. A formal presentation will be held on Friday at 3:30 pm. You can find more information, including photos, here.

Volunteers NeededWe have a number of opportunities for you to volunteer to help with the Guild. We have a new electronic feature that allows you to sign up for the time and day of your choice. We need volunteers during Shop Hop in April, to monitor the Raffle Quilt and sell Raffle tickets. We will have a booth at the Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival in May, again selling Raffle Tickets and recruiting new guild members. Finally, we have a lot of opportunities to help with the Quilt Show at the end of September. Click Quilt Show Documents — choose the date and time you would like to volunteer. We look forward to seeing you at these activities and very much appreciate your volunteering!

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To see other 2022 quilt show related pages, click any of the links listed below
Raffle Quilt

Merchant Mall (Vendors)
Quilt Entries
Gift Garden
Featured Quilt Artist
Winning Quilt Photos

Feel free to pass on comments and suggestions:
2022 Quilt Show Chair, Carol Bearce
Phone: 208-949-8815
Email: quiltshow@boisebasinquilters.org