2017 Quilt Show
Friday, September 29
Saturday, September 30
10am – 5pm
Expo Idaho, Boise
2016 Quilt Show Summary
Our quilt show is the only professionally judged quilt show in Idaho and is open to adults and youths alike. Entrants vied for prizes valued at more than $3,000 in 19 different categories. The NQA certified judges were impressed by the talent of the quilter’s who submitted their quilts. Our quilt show was amazing this year! We had around 2,100 paid visitors to our show.
Barbara Shapel was our Featured Guest Quilt Artist. Barbara is an award winning quilter and author. Although Barbara is a resident of Washington, she is a native of Boise. Guests were awed by her wonderful two-sided quilts. If you enjoyed her quilts at the show, send her an email at Barbara@Barbarashapel.com
This year, our guest quilt group was the Kuna PieceMakerS. These wonderful and talented ladies exhibited over 30 quilts utilizing their “Scrappy Theme”.
On Friday afternoon, several Quilts of Valor were presented to veterans of the Armed Services. The BSU Honor Guard presented the colors. For more information on BBQ’s involvement in this charity, go to www.boisebasinquilters.org/community-outreach/quilts-of-valor. The turnout of guests who witnessed the presentation was heartwarming and impressive.
Our wonderful show included our “Love at Home” raffle quilt (won by Gay Carlson of Nampa) door, prizes, a Gift Garden with hand-crafted items and donated items to raise monies for charities, quilt block Silent Auction, vendors from our local area and out of state, and demonstrations from many of our vendors. Also, many quilt show visitors went home with a door prize – fabric, patterns, thread, books! Should you visit our vendor’s store, please take a moment to thank them for their support, click for vendor contact information www.boisebasinquilters.org/quilt-show/2016-vendors.
Quilt Show Contact
Quilt Show Chair, Janae Bissinger