The Status of 2021 Quilt Shows: in person And virtual
To say that 2020 was a crazy year would be a tremendous understatement. The same can be said for the state of our Quilt Shows.
With venue closings and large gatherings temporarily banned, all the major Quilt Shows were forced to shift gears, or in some cases, cancel all together.
Therefore, to plan for the upcoming year I’ve been researching the status of all the major 2021 Quilt Shows and compiled a list of their current status. Many are choosing to hold Virtual Quilt Shows however, many are still planning to continue with in person Quilt Shows later in the year.
How many items can you check off of the Big Quilter’s Bucket List Challenge?
Below you will find a list of not only the larger shows around the United States, arranged by date, but also the 2021 International Quilt Shows around the world.
I will continually be updating this list once a month or sooner if I get specific information. So, be sure to bookmark this page or Pin it to Pinterest so you can check back as we go forward.
If I’ve missed a Quilt Show that you feel should be included in the list, please let me know HERE or in the comments below.
National 2021 Quilt Shows
|Create DIY Quilt Festival||Virtual||Jan 13 – Jan 16||COMPLETE|
|Road to California||Virtual||Jan 21 – Jan 24||Virtual|
|Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival||Phoenix, AZ||Jan 28 – Jan 30||CANCELLED|
|Quilt Fiesta||Tucson, AZ||Feb, 2021||CANCELLED|
|QuiltCon||Virtual||Feb 18 – Feb 22||Virtual|
|AQS QuiltWeek||Daytona Beach, FL||Feb 24 – Feb 27||CANCELLED|
|Sewing & Stitchery Expo||Virtual||Feb 18 – Feb 20||Virtual|
|Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival||Virtual||Feb 24 – Feb 27||Virtual|
|Original Sewing & Quilt Expo||Atlanta, GA||Mar 11 – Mar 13||Active|
|SMP Spring Quilting Festival||Virtual||Mar 15 – Mar 20||Virtual|
|Original Sewing & Quilt Expo||Lakeland, FL||Mar 18 – Mar 20||Active|
|Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival||Sacramento, CA||TBA||TBA|
|AQS QuiltWeek||Branson, MO||Mar 24 – Mar 27||CANCELLED|
|Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival||Denver, CO||TBA||TBA|
|Original Sewing & Quilt Expo||Chicago, IL||Apr 15 – Apr 17||Active|
|Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival||Portland, OR||TBA||TBA|
|AQS QuiltWeek||Paducah, KY||Apr 21 – Apr 24||CANCELLED|
|QuiltFest||Greenville, SC||Apr 29 – May 1||Active|
|A Mountain QuiltFest||Pigeon Forge, TN||May 5 – May 8||Active|
|QuiltFest||Jacksonville, FL||May 13 – May 15||Active|
|Miss D’s Palatka Quilt Show||Palatka, FL||May 22 – May 23||Active|
|Georgia Celebrates Quilts||Marietta, GA||June 9 – June 11||CANCELLED|
|Minnesota Quilt Show||Virtual||June 10 – June 12||Virtual|
|Quilt Show Reno||Reno, NV||June 10 – June 12||Active|
|Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival||Oklahoma City, OK||June 17 – June 19||Active|
|KC Regional Quilt Festival||Overland Park, KS||June 17 – June 19||Active|
|Shipshewana Quilt Festival||Shipshewana, IN||June 23 – June 26||Active|
|Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival||Castle Rock, CO||June 24 – June 26||Active|
|World Quilt New England||Springfield, MA||Summer TBA||Active|
|Sisters Quilt Show||Sisters, OR||July 10||Active|
|Original Sewing & Quilt Expo||Cleveland, OH||July 15 – July 17||Active|
|SM Quilters Ruby Jubilee||Knoxville, TN||July 30 – July 31||Active|
|Original Sewing & Quilt Expo||Raleigh, NC||Aug 5 – Aug 7||Active|
|AQS QuiltWeek||Grand Rapids, MI||Aug 18 – Aug 21||CANCELLED|
|Original Sewing & Quilt Expo||Dallas, TX||Aug 19 – Aug 21||Active|
|Great Wisconsin Quilt Show||TBA||Sept 9 – Sept 11||Active|
|Original Sewing & Quilt Expo||Cincinnati, OH||Sept 16 – Sept 18||Active|
|Riley Blake Design’s Garden of Quilts||Lehi, UT||Sept 16 – Sept 18||Active|
|PA Nat’l Quilt Extravaganza||Oak, PA||Sept TBA||Active|
|Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival||Pleasanton, CA||Sept 16 – Sept 18||Active|
|Pryor Patchers Quilt Guild||Pryor, OK||Sept 17 – Sept 18||Active|
|Northwest Quilting Expo||Portland, OR||Sept 23 – Sept 25||Active|
|Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival||San Bernardino, CA||Sept 23 – Sept 25||Active|
|Asheville Quilt Show||Asheville, NC||Sept 24 – Sept 26||CANCELLED|
|Original Sewing & Quilt Expo||Fredericksburg, VA||Sept 30 – Oct 2||Active|
|Washington State Quilters||Spokane, WA||Oct TBA||Active|
|Quilts By the River||Palatka, FL||TBA||TBA|
|Celebration of Quilts||Beaver Falls, PA||Oct 7 – Oct 9||Active|
|Sew Magical Expo||Kissimmee, FL||Oct 8 – Oct 10||Active|
|Pacific Quilt Festival||Santa Clara, CA||TBA||TBA|
|Int’l Quilt Fall Festival||Houston, TX||Oct 28 – Oct 31||Active|
|Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival||Tucson, AZ||Nov 4 – Nov 6||Active|
|Original Sewing & Quilt Expo||Novi, MI||Nov 11 – Nov 13||Active|
|Quilt & Sewing Fest of NJ||Edison, NJ||Nov 17 – Nov 20||Active|
|Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival||Puyallup, WA||Nov 18 – Nov 20||Active|
|Original Sewing & Quilt Expo||Nashville, TN||Nov 18 – Nov 20||Active|
Did you know there are large International Quilt Shows held each year around the world? There are! In fact, some of the most amazing Quilt Art is on display at these shows, including spectacular landscapes in France and the most insanely detailed pieces in Japan, just to name a few.
Listed below are the major 2021 International Quilt Shows and their current status. I will be continually updating this section as well the moment any new information comes about.
2021 Quilt Shows Around the World
|Tokyo Quilt Festival||Tokyo, Japan||Jan||CANCELLED|
|Patchwork Sitges||Barcelona, Spain||TBA||TBA|
|Australian Quilt Convention||Royal Exhibition Bldg., Melbourne, AU||Apr 15 – Apr 18||Active|
|International Quilt Spring Festival||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Festival of Quilts||NEC, Birmingham, England||July 29 – Aug 1||Active|
|Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork||Village in Val d’Argent, France||Sept 16 – Sept 19||Active|
Whether it’s in person or virtual, 2021 Quilt Shows are sure to bring out some amazing quilts! Plus, don’t forget our amazing Quilt Show Vendors! I’m sure they’ve all been working on some great new products to show you in 2021!
I try to keep these lists as complete as possible so, If I’ve missed a Quilt Show that you feel should be included in the list, please let me know HERE or in the comments below.
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