2018 dates: Friday and Saturday, May 11 & 12

Friday, 9 am to 6 pm   Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

Ramada Hotel Fargo               3333 13th Ave South

(same site as last year, formerly the Baymont Inn, formerly the Doublewood Inn)


featuring hundreds of quilts in a judged show
retrospective of quilts by Lucy Senstad, long-time owner of Aunt Annie’s shop in Avon, MN
Lucy Senstad
touchable samples of many techniques, courtesy of the Surface Design Association
some SDA swatches
 2 Story Quilts by Jewell Wolk

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Enjoy these demonstrations free of charge


plush work flowers on vintage wool quilt

Morning:  9:30 to 11:30 Mennonite plush work flowers, Kim Baird ⇒

Afternoon: noon to 2:00 English Paper Piecing, Barb Zeleznik  Catch the hexie fever! Extremely portable.

2:30 to 4:30 Doodle Quilting, Stephanie Lacher    Stephanie utilizes doodling (like zentangle) to create quilting designs.


Morning: 10:30 to 12:30 Embellisher machine, Julie Richardson   Discover the machine with lots of needles and no thread! It’s an electric needle felter, and Julie does amazing things with it.

Afternoon:  Crazy Quilting, Aura Lee Mohror  The name does NOT refer to your mental health. Check out the original “art quilting.”

Each of these one-hour lectures costs only $10


11 to noon   Strategies for Entering a Quilt Show…What Are the Judges Looking For?   Melissa Griggs

Have you ever attended a quilt show and asked yourself these questions:

How do the judges determine the winners in each quilt category?

How do the judges determine “Best of Show”?

How do the judges determine the winners of “Special Awards”?

Or, “What was that judge thinking”?

If so, this is the lecture for you!  Find out the answers to your questions!

1:30-2:30   What’s in my Button Box?  Kae Watson (interactive)

Perhaps you have some buttons you are curious about? Kae, of the 183 Vintage Button Trading Company, can help

3:00 to 4:00  How to Choose Your Batting, Clem Buzick and Char Boardman

Two members of the Red River Machine Quilters share their experience and answer your questions. Clem has won national awards for her quilting.


11 to noon  Women of the Plains: a story quilt devoted to Blackfeet women, Jean Wakely

The Blackfoot Indians live across the plains of Montana, the Dakotas and Canada, and have been there for some 10,000 years. Women of the Plains (Indians) is a storyquilt devoted to the women who mitigated – softened – the hardness of life on the plains. During courtship, marriage and children, life and death, suicide and war, the burden of keeping the family alive fell mainly on the shoulders of the women. A featured quilt in the book First Prize Quilts by Dimetra Markris , this beloved quilt is one of Jewell Wolk’s finest and well documented quilt. (2 quilts to view in person)

1:30 to 2:30  Beads, Beads, Beads!  Kim Stenehjem 

Learn about the glittering galaxy of beads available to add interest to your quilts. Plus some tips and techniques for ensuring that your beautiful beads stay firmly attached to your quilts.

3:00 to 4:00   Photographing Your Quilt, advice and tips from a professional, Russ Hanson

Bring your smart phone or your camera for some practice time. Russ is the owner of Hanson Photo Video Communications in Moorhead.


2018 quilt delivery date: 

Tuesday, May 8  noon to 6


Quilt Return

Quilts must be picked up on Saturday, May 12, 2018, between 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Ramada Fargo. You or a representative must present your entry receipt to claim your quilt. If your quilt is to be shipped, include a prepaid shipping label with your quilt.