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23rd Annual
Hill City Outdoor Quilt Show & Sale

September 10-11, 2022


 

Quilts of Valor
Quilts of Valor

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Hill City Quilt Show
Hill City Quilt Show

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Many beautiful quilts
Many beautiful quilts

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Quilting is Art!

Quilt & Fiber Arts entry forms available for download below.

The Hill City Arts Council is proud to bring this long-standing showcase of quilts and fiber artists to our community.
The Hill City Quilt Show & Sale offers a dinner and quilt trunk show, bed turning, prizes, demonstrations, vendor mall, youth fiber arts activity and more than 300 unique quilts on display.

See the expanded outdoor display of quilts on Main Street and don’t forget to bring your camera!

The Quilt Show celebrates this popular art form while providing a venue for area quilters to connect.

Join us September 10 & 11 from 9 am – 4 pm daily for this two-day celebration of the art of quilting.
Admission is $5 at the door for adults. Kids ages 18 & under get in free. 

 

DINNER AND TRUNK SHOW: Heart of the Hills Quilters presents The Dinner and Quilt Trunk Show on Saturday, September 10th at 5:00 pm at the Little White Church on Main Street. Dinner provided by Xi Alpha Chi.
The featured quilt artists are Larine Page, Haleigh Bower and and Rita Thompson from Buffalo, SD
. Other quilt artists will show their quilts with an old fashion bed turning. You are invited to bring a special quilt to share. It will be placed on a bed and you will be able to tell it's story. Write your info on an index card that you can read to the audience. For those that aren’t familiar with the term “bed turning”, they are the precursor to our modern “quilt show and tell” programs at quilt guild meetings. Back in those days, women did not have many occasions to get together socially, and when they did it was usually at someone’s home. They would each bring a quilt to share, and since space was limited, they would lay them all out on a bed, stacked one on top of the other. Each woman would take a turn with her quilt which would be held up for everyone to see. Then she would tell the story of her quilt.

BED TURNING: If you would like to bring one quilt to share for the bed turning, please write all your information down on an index card to read.
Maker, date and story behind quilt. 

 

FIBER ARTS:

Fiber art is the creation of works of art using a combination of matter made out of natural or synthetic material. Fibers can consist of cotton, linen, yarn, felt, hemp, string, ribbon, wool, silk, acrylic, rayon, and so many more. As with any other art form, the artist's imagination is the only restriction to what can be made.

The Hill City Arts Council celebrates all types of fiber arts and artists! 

So, in 2019 we added a new category to the Quilt Show to showcase fiber art that does not necessarily consist of quilting's three layers.  Fiber arts is a style of art that uses textiles such as fabric and yarn to create works of art that go beyond the literal meaning of the components.  The artwork may be functional or decorative and two or three dimensional. 

Show us your felting, weavings, crochet, knitting, embroidery, braiding, lacemaking, basketry, rug making, book art, needle point, mixed media, macrame, cross stitching.  We have been celebrating the art of quilts and quilters for over 20 years and we look forward to supporting more artists within our community through the expanded Quilt Show and Fiber Arts.

If you are a quilter or fiber artist interested in entering the quilt show, please download the Fiber Arts category form and Fiber Arts entry forms.

VENDOR: If you are a vendor and would like to participate in our vendor mall please download the vendor application and mail it to the HCAC office.

The 2022 Hill City Quilt Show is brought to you through a partnership with the Hill City Quilt Show Committee, Heart of the Hills Quilters Guild, and Hill City Arts Council.

For more info, contact the Hill City Arts Council at 605-574-2810 or info@hillcityarts.org.

Quilt block in logo:  Coastal Lily block designed by Minick & Simpson

2022 Quilt Show & Sale

Sept 10-11, 2022
Hill City High School Gym
488 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745
9am – 4pm Daily
$5 per adult, FREE for kids 18 & under

Bed Turning

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Dinner and Trunk Show
Featured Quilt Artists

"The Buffalo Gals"

Larine Page, Haleigh Bower
and Rita Thompson

$20.00 Saturday, September 10th - 5:00
An old fashion bed turning will be at the
Little White Church in Hill City on Saturday evening. Download mail in application or call HCAC office 605-574-2810 and reserve your spot. We will need a list of guests that you will be bringing to the dinner and if you will be bringing a bed turning quilt. One per person.

Dinner and Trunk Show sponsored by
Heart of the Hills Quilters and Xi Alpha Chi

Quilt Entry Forms 

Fiber Arts Entry Forms 

Call Vicki Barlean 605-390-3153
All classes held at the new Hill City Center

Classes

2022 Featured Quilt Artist

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Pennee Clanton

Saying that if you love what you are doing you won’t work another day could be embroidered on my personal quilt. I love all aspects of quilting from the fabric selection to the cutting to the final handwork. The creation of a quilt is deeply satisfying and so gratifying whether it is an intricate design or a simple throw quilt. My quilt store "Quilt Connection Two" is more than just that. It is a gathering place for customers and friends. We are family who discuss fabrics as well as town happenings over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. The Town of Buffalo is a community that rallies together in times of need or great celebrations, times of sadness and happiness. The “Quilt Show” in Buffalo that is held on Memorial Day has become one of the great celebrations, bringing in many communities to participate or view the wide variety of creations from our quilters. Quilting allows me to teach beginners to Quilt, advise the seasoned quilters and entice the hesitant to give quilting a go. Every quilt is a story and my way of telling mine.  My favorite fabrics are batiks because they are so versatile. 
I love doing Challenge quilts. I love creating with questionable fabrics. That's what makes it so fun.

I opened The Quilt Connection Two in the fall of 2018 in the home I was raised in. I had retired from my job of 25 years and realized that our little town of Buffalo could use a quilt shop. I called the Quilt Connection Etc. in Rapid City and ask Anne Meisner if she wanted a "Sister Store". And she said "yes."
There are many quilters in Buffalo and the nearest quilt shop was 70 miles away.
We have wonderful quilting and sewing machine classes. My shop carries Husqvarna Viking, PFAFF, and Singer sewing machines. It is a great place to gather and share.

I am located at 305 3rd St., Buffalo, SD.  Two blocks west of Highway 85.

Quilting is my passion and I enjoy teaching others.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 9
5:00 - Vendor Set - Pipe and drape setup is scheduled for
4:30 in cafeteria and 5:00 for middle gym.

 

Saturday, September 10

9:00-4:00 - Doors Open-Vendor Mall Open 
People's Choice voting begins

3;00-5:00 - Happy Hour-Twisted Pines on Main Street
Wine and Hors d'oeuvres special just for quilters

5;00 - Dinner, Trunk Show and Bed Turning
Little White Church on Main Street

 

Sunday, September 11

9:00-4:00 - Doors Open-Vendor Mall Open
People's Choice Award Announced

3;00-5:00 - Happy Hour-Twisted Pines on Main Street
Wine and Hors d'oeuvres special just for quilters

3:30 - Hill City Quilt Guild raffle winners announced

3:30 - Early Bird Quilt Entry Award announced

5:00 - Quilt Pick Up

 

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History of the quilt show

This show was started in 1999 when Betty Dahlin and Valerie Begeman came to Lou Schuelke and Sherryl Alexander with the idea to have an outdoor quilt show in Hill City in addition to their Great Black Hills Quilt Escape retreat.  At that time we formed the Heart of the Hills Quilters.

 

We continued under the name of Great Black Hills Outdoor Quilt Show and Classes through 2002.  During 2002 the quilt show was classed as a featured state event by the South Dakota Board of Tourism and the Governor's Top Ten Events.  This provided a lot of advertising that we did not have to pay for-it was a win-win situation for us.  We hung all of the quilts that were entered outside either at the fronts of the businesses or on teepee poles that we constructed just for this event.  It always looked so beautiful.

 

In 2003 the Great Black Hills Quilt Escape decided to move their retreat to a space in Lead so we changed the name of our show to Hill City Outdoor Quilt Show and Sale.  The Hill City Area Chamber of Commerce came onboard with the Heart of the Hills Quilters to put on the show in Hill City.  We continued to have classes for a few more years.

 

In 2004 we were chosen as one of ABA's Top 100 Events in North America so that was a great honor and provided more publicity for our show.

 

In 2010 we moved the bigger part of our show to the inside at the Hill City School and made a two-day event for the quilt show.  We continued to have some quilts hung outside but the majority was inside.  The wind was always a challenge with the outdoor quilts.

 

The Hill City Quilt Show continues today to be a very popular event for those who want to display their quilts and those who just want to come enjoy them.
 

2021 Quilt Show Sponsors

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2022 Quilt Show Vendors

Pearl Louise Designs and Artistic Lasers will be set up at Quilt Time in Hill City.

Vendor Set Up Times-Friday September 9, 2022
Pipe and drape 4:30
Vendors allowed in to set up around 5:00
Cafeteria gets set up first at 4:30

Vendor Booths are SOLD OUT!

Lodging in the Hills

2021 Quilt Show Winners

Best of Show–Garden Party-Marilyn Hoelscher-$100
 

Mayor’s Choice–Hawaiian Pineapple-Marilyn Eighmy-$50
 

Hill City Quilt Guild Challenge
1st-Wise Old Owl Party-Sherryl Alexander
2nd-Sunny Afternoon-Kay Cole

 

 

 

 

 


Bed Quilt/Throw Small
1st-Garden Glory-Lori Comer
2nd-Sailors Delight-Anita Peters

Bed Quilt/Throw Medium
1st-Enchanted Quartets-Mary Ann Clark
2nd-Green Tea and Sweet Beans-Marilyn Hoelscher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Bed Quilt/Throw Large
1st-Crystal Blue-Sherryl Alexander
2nd-Woodcarver's Star-Juanita Holley
2nd-Ocean Waves-Kay Cole

 

Wall Quilt Medium - Large
1st-Calendula Patterdrip"s Cottage-Carol Head
2nd-An Enchanting Winter-Joyce Ketterling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wall Quilt Miniature
1st-Feathered Stars-Eldora Fishbach
2nd-30 Stars for 30 Years-Lois Sherwood

 

 

Applique
1st-Garden Party-Marilyn Hoelscher
2nd-Colleen's Garden-Terri Peitzmeier

Hand Quilted
1st-Plan B-Elaine Anderson
2nd-Velvet Crazy Quilt-Jan Humphrey

Art Quilt
1st-Mitchell Sisters-Pennee Clanton
2nd-Secret Garden-Tonna Zieske

Baby/Children’s Quilts
1st-Llama Love-LaDonna Coates
2nd-Hear the Ribbits-Larine Page 

Miscellaneous
1st-Coiled Bowl-Sherryl Alexander
2nd-Happy Halloween-Judy Heeb

 

Juniors
1st-Butterfly Blizzard-Maren Sobolik
2nd-Trade Winds-Kadyn Comer

 

Fiber Arts
1st-Flash of Fall-Barbara Rowe
2nd-Exploring the Iron Creek Trail-Marcie Parrish   

 


 

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Wise Old Owl
Wise Old Owl

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Sunny Afternoon
Sunny Afternoon

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Garden Glory
Garden Glory

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Sailor's Delight
Sailor's Delight

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Enchanted Quartets
Enchanted Quartets

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Green Tea & Sweet Beans
Green Tea & Sweet Beans

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Crystal Blue
Crystal Blue

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Wood Carver's Star
Wood Carver's Star

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Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage
Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage

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An Enchanting Winter
An Enchanting Winter

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Feathered Stars
Feathered Stars

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30 Stars for 30 Years
30 Stars for 30 Years

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Garden Party
Garden Party

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Colleen's Garden
Colleen's Garden

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Plan B
Plan B

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Velvet Crazy Quilt
Velvet Crazy Quilt

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Mitchell Sisters
Mitchell Sisters

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Secret Garden
Secret Garden

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Llama Love
Llama Love

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Hear the Ribbits
Hear the Ribbits

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Coiled Bowl
Coiled Bowl

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Happy Halloween
Happy Halloween

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Butterfly Blizzard
Butterfly Blizzard

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Trade Winds
Trade Winds

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Flash of Fall
Flash of Fall

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Exploring the Iron Creek Trail
Exploring the Iron Creek Trail

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