Over 400 colorful and intricate quilts hang up at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in the first week of June for the Black Hills Quilt Show. It is organized by the Black Hills Quilters Guild. Vendors come from all over the country and offer fabrics, embellishments, patterns, books, and much more. The Black Hills Quilt Show is the gathering for South Dakota quilters!
Classes and workshops are held at the show. Previous classes have included favorites like “Wool Applique”, “How to Make a Denim Quilt from Jeans”, and “Make-and-Take” classes.
Certified quilt appraisers are available during the show to held quilters find out the value of their works. The Black Hills Quilters Guild has a charity outreach called Project Warmth. Project Warmth sells small quilted items and handmade miniature quilts to benefit their work. The silent auction will go to benefit the Hospice House of the Black Hills. There is an open sew area where volunteers can make quilts for Project Warmth. All supplies and sewing machine were provided, and two quilts were made during the 2017 show.
Whether a hardcore quilter or just a curious layman, the Black Hills Quilt Show always amazes visitors with the sheer number of masterful quilts, friendly community, and variety of vendors!