Show Schedule

Admission is $10.00/day or $15 for two days. Children under 12 are free. Each lecture is $12 at the door.
(Quilt show admission is required for admittance to all lectures.)

Thursday, October 26, 2023
7:00 pm—Opening Reception (Advance tickets required)

Friday, October 27, 2023
9:00 am—Quilt Show and Basket Raffle Open
10:30 am—Vendor Demo
12:00 pm—Allison Rainboth Lecture “Quilts from 1920-1950”
1:30 pm—Vendor Demo
2:00 pm—Vendor Demo
3:00 pm—Colleen Carlson Lecture “Back Talk”
4:30 pm—Vendor Demo
5:00 pm—Friday Basket Raffle Drawings
6:30 pm—Allison Rainboth Lecture “Choosing Quilting Designs”
7:00 pm—Quilt Show Closes

Saturday, October 28, 2023
9:00 am—Quilt Show and Basket Raffle Open
10:15 am—Vendor Demo
11:00 am—Clem Buzick Lecture “Wide Open Spaces”
12:30 pm—Vendor Demo
2:00 pm—Katie Hennagir Lecture “Common Sense Quilts—Designs for Your Stash”
3:00 pm—Viewer’s Choice Announced
3:30 pm—Vendor Demo
4:00 pm—Saturday Basket Raffle Drawing
4:30 pm—Raffle Quilt Drawing
5:00 pm—Quilt Show Closes


First, second, and third place ribbons will be awarded in each judged category. Purple ribbons and a $100 cash prize are awarded as follows:

Best of Show—sponsored by Designer Fabrics
Viewers’ Choice—sponsored by Prairie Rose Quilt Shop
Judge’s Choice—sponsored by Blow’s Sew-n-Vac

The following additional green ribbon awards will also be chosen by the judge:

  1. Best quilting on a stationary sewing machine—Sewing Machine—sponsored by Blow’s Sew-n-Vac
  2. Best Hand Quilting—$50 Gift Certificate—sponsored by Willow Wood Market
  3. Best Use of Color—$50 Gift Certificate—sponsored by Designer Fabrics
  4. Best Innovative—$50 Gift Certificate—sponsored by Creative Dimensions: Quilt Academy & Supply
  5. Best Scrap Quilt—$50 Gift Certificate—Quilt Essential
  6. Best Long Arm Machine Quilting—$100 cash award—sponsored by Red River Machine Quilters Guild
  7. Security Team Choice—$50 Gift Certificate—sponsored by Blow’s Sew -n-Vac, (chosen by Alerus security team)
  8. Barn Quilts Viewers’ Choice—$50 Gift Certificate—sponsored by Quilter’s JEM

    The North Star Quilters Guild reserves the right not to award ribbons if specific criteria are not met. The quilt show judge may decide whether there will be duplicate ribbons awarded in any category and may make special awards


North Star Quilters Guild and the Alerus Center are not responsible for any damage, loss, or theft. Check your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance for coverage. Keep a photo and a description to substantiate any possible claim. During show hours guild members will patrol the display area, and security is provided by the Alerus Center. After hours, the Alerus Center and Quilt Show Exhibit Area are locked.