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Schoolhouse Quilters' Guild
Cordially Invites You to Participate In Our Biennial Quilt Show 2017, Our 32nd Show
June 16-18, 2017

Western Maryland's largest and finest quilt show!

Where: Allegany County Fairgrounds in the 25,000 sq. ft. Multipurpose Building, Cumberland, MD

Sponsor: The Schoolhouse Quilters' Guild, Inc. of Cumberland, Maryland. Quilt Show 2017 is graciously assisted by Creative Needle Quilters. The Guild is a member of the Allegany Arts Council.

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 16-18, 2017.

Directions: For GPS directions use: 11400 Moss Avenue, Cumberland, MD. From I-68 East or West, take Exit #42 - Green Street/US 220 South. Proceed south on US 220 approximately 2.5 miles. Take a left onto Moss Avenue (immediately after Shooter's Bar & Grill). Fairgrounds are just beyond the railroad tracks. The show is in the Multipurpose Building on the right after you enter the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Free parking. Tour buses are welcome!

Housing: See Housing List for local overnight accomodations. The Mountain Side of Maryland website also gives information on local housing. Camping is available on the Fairgrounds at $25.00 per day per space. You must contact the Fairgrounds at 301-729-1200 to make arrangements.

Quilt Registration: We will accept your quilt on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds from 12:00 noon to 5 pm only. No fee is charged to register items. For those who want to show their quilts, registration information is below. On-line preregistration is closed.

Submission and Pickup of Entries: Any quilter or sewer of any age may submit entries on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 12 noon to 5 pm, at the Multipurpose Bldg., Allegany County Fairgrounds, 11490 Moss Ave., Cumberland, MD 21502. There is no charge for submission of entries. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded. Our quilt stands have changed, requiring no hanging sleeve on your quilt. Please cover your name on the back of your quilt with muslin or tape for judging.

Each quilt is registered and numbered separately for maximum security. Most homeowner policies will provide insurance protection for your quilts. Overnight security services are provided on the premises.

Starting at 4:45 pm on Sunday, June 18, 2017, pickup numbers will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Pickup of entries will be at the end of the show, from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. The signed receipt is required for return of quilt(s) to the owner.

Sale of Quilts and Wallhangings: Our primary goal is to display the wide variety of quilting talent in the area. Some quilters choose to sell their work. Therefore, in order to maintain the beauty and consistency of our Show, we will retain the quilts and wallhangings which sell until the conclusion of the Show.

2017 Highlights Will Include:

Coal Mining in Appalachia Challenge We invite members to create a quilt that tells the story of coal mining in our area. This is a topic that is so current in politics. It is also for many members part of their family history. Use your imagination and create a three layer small quilt not to exceed 45” on any side or angle.

Lita Havens Portrait Art Quilt Challenge Design a portrait art quilt (a person or a pet) to size of 20" X 20". The quilt must be constructed in fabrics. Any techniques may be used to make the quilt. Embellishments may be added if desired. It must consist of 3 layers and must be quilted. Quilt will be judged for the creativity and originality. Monetary awards - $50 first prize, $35.00 second prize and $25.00 third prize.

Scenes from one of our prior Quilt Shows at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Click on thumbnails below for larger images. Photos courtesy of Kevin Kamauf, Manager, Allegany County Fairgrounds.

Quilt Show Scene 1 Quilt Show Scene 2 Quilt Show Scene 3 Quilt Show Scene 4 Quilt Show Scene 5 Quilt Show Scene Quilt Show Scene 7 Quilt Show Scene 8

For additional information, email to sqg2017quiltshow@yahoo.com or call Lita at 240-362-7079 or Mary Ann at 301-338-1082.