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2024 Quilt Show

September 8 - October 13, 2024

Tuesdays thru Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Free Admission & Parking


Anderson Arts Center

6603 3rd Avenue, Kenosha

Our quilt show is coming back to the beautiful Anderson Arts Center in September! Enjoy over 60 quilts made by our guild members. Since the quilters are the stars of this show, in addition to information about each quilt, you will learn a little bit about each quilt creator. Visitors will have the opportunity to speak firsthand with the quilters while seeing them in action. Visitors can also vote for their favorite quilt overall and for their favorite in this year’s Quilt Challenge “I'm a Star.”  Winners of the viewers choice awards will be announced in early December and posted on our Facebook page.


Select quilts in our show will be available for purchase. Beautiful and unique items made by our members will also be available for purchase in the Anderson Arts Center gift shop and we will have some special items available for silent auction in the library. Our raffle quilt, wall hanging and table runner will be on display and our members will be happy to sell you raffle tickets! This is a show you don't want to miss!


Quilt Show Entry Requirements

  • Entry is open to Southport Quilters Guild members only.

  • Only quilts that have not been previously entered in our show may be entered. The exception is quilts entered in 2020 (show closed early due to COVID) and 2021 (virtual show due to COVID). Quilts entered in 2020 can not be judged if they were judged in 2020.

  • You can elect whether or not to have your quilt judged.
  • ALL quilts MUST have a hanging sleeve. The sleeve should be placed 2” from the TOP EDGE of the quilt and should be a continuous 2½“ wide sleeve across the back of the quilt. A slit will be made in the sleeve by the Arts Center to facilitate hanging. Quilts without a proper hanging sleeve meeting these specifications will NOT be accepted.
  • Due to space limitations, if you enter multiple quilts, we cannot guarantee that all your quilts will be hung.
  • You may only enter one judged quilt per category.
  • Category is determined by the size of your quilt and how it was quilted. The size is based on the smallest side of the quilt.     Large = 60" or larger; Medium = 36"- 59"; Small = 35" or less
  • If you are entering a quilt in our show for the first time, you may enter it in a category based on size and quilting method, or you can choose to enter it in Category 1, First Time Entrant.

Help us celebrate the opening of our show with a reception on Sunday, September 8. From 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. you can enjoy all the fabulous quilts on display in this historic home as well as live piano music, hors d'oeuvres and live demonstrations. We will have beautiful hand-crafted items available in the gift shop, special items available for silent auction bids and don't forget to buy tickets for our incredible raffle quilt.

Show Opening and Reception

Special Exhibits

  • 2024 Quilt Challenge, "I'm a Star" – Quilters were challenged to create a 20" x 20" quilt inspired by the year of their birth. For more information, visit our Quilt Challenge page.

  • Carpenter's Apprentice – In April, the Guild held a workshop where Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs taught us her original method of accordion half square triangles. Participants were asked to display their finished quilts in this exhibit.

  • Kenosha County Fair Winners – Our guild sponsors 8 quilting categories in the fair. Winners will be invited to display their quilts.

  • Quilt Raffle – This year's amazing raffle quilt will be on display and raffle tickets will be available. New this year are a wall hanging and table runner for second and third prizes! Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

  • Silent Auction – We have several beautiful, unique items available for bids in the Library. If you find an item that you really love, take it home immediately by paying the "Buy It Now" price! All silent auction sales benefit both the Guild and the Anderson Arts Center.

  • Video Display of Upstairs Quilts – The Anderson Arts Center does not have an elevator. If you have difficulty climbing stairs, you can still see all the wonderful quilts that are hung upstairs by viewing the video display in the Library.

  • Live Demonstrations – Guild members will be on hand throughout the month of the show to demonstrate various quilt related skills and answer questions.

  • Gift Shop – While you're at the Anderson Arts Center, don't forget to stop in their gift shop. There are many unique items for sale made by our guild members and other area artists. All SQG items sold will benefit both the Guild and the Anderson Arts Center.

Quilt Categories

  1. First Time Entrant in a SQG Show 

  2. Large – Domestic machine or hand quilted

  3. Large – Longarm quilted

  4. Medium – Domestic machine or hand quilted

  5. Medium – Longarm quilted

  6. Small – Domestic machine or hand quilted

  7. Small – Longarm quilted

  8. Challenge Quilt

Important Dates
  • August 13 – Quilt Drop Off, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Anderson Arts Center

  • August 14 – Judging Day, 9:00 am until finished. Guild members only.

  • September 8 – Show opens

  • October 13 – Show closes

  • October 15 – Quilt Pick-up, 10:00 am until noon at the Anderson Arts Center

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