2017 Quilt Show

Trinity Valley Quilt Guild and five other Guilds will be participating in conjunction with the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo to bring North Texas one of its largest quilt shows.

In fact, the equivalent of six quilt shows in one!  

There will be 300-400 quilts on display, classes, demos, speakers and rows of vendors. Come see our booth and purchase a chance to win our Donation Quilt made by Guild members!   

Festival Night  

On Thursday evening, August 24th, enjoy the wonderful keynote talk by Meg Cox (www.megcox.com), who will share her thoughts on “Making Meaning: How Quilters Celebrate Life”. Meg is a fun and inspiring lecturer who can change lives. Come join us for a lively and thought provoking Festival Night at the NTQF Quilt Show  


Tickets to the NTQF Quilt Show will be $10 from a guild member or any participating quilt shop, $13 online at www.sewingexpo.com/Events/Arlington,TX and $15 at the door. Parking will be $5.  

Quilt Entry  

For a quilt entry, go to www.sewingexpo.com/Events/Arlington,TX and click on the NTQF logo to obtain the entry form.


All entries must be made online. All entrants must be a member of one of the participating guilds.

Arlington Convention Center Map

Keynote Speaker

Making Meaning: How Quilters Celebrate Life

A fun, inspiring lecture that changes lives: perfect for keynotes and evening programs. An expert on tradition who has written four books on ritual, Meg Cox shares examples of quilters’ celebrations but also shows powerful ideas from her own life. She shares what she has learned in 20 years of research about what makes traditions unforgettable. Whether you’re looking for a way to liven up your monthly quilt group or mark major life milestones, you’ll come away with concrete ideas.

Meg Cox Quilt Journalist Tells All

Meg Cox is a journalist and thought leader on quilting and traditions who lectures at guilds, shows and museums. Meg is past president of the national nonprofit Quilt Alliance. She contributes articles to the Wall Street Journal and many national magazines, and is the author of the resource guide The Quilter’s Catalog. Her popular newsletter Quilt Journalist Tells All! features news, reviews and monthly giveaways.

www.megcox.com http://quiltalliance.org/
Records stories of quilts and quiltmakers, safely stores them and shares them with world. Mission – Brings together the creative, scholarly and business worlds of quilt making to celebrate and preserve or shared quilt heritage and inspire today’s quilters. Sponsors National Quilting Day.

North Texas Quilt Festival

August 24-26, 2017
Arlington Convention Center
10-6 Thu and Fri, 10-5 Sat


New this year – Quilt entries can only be submitted through the Original Sewing and Quilt expo website.

The forms on this page (IN THE BOX LABELED "QUILT SHOW FORMS" ABOVE) are for informational purposes only.

You can read and practice on them before you go to the website.

The entry website is http://www.sewingexpo.com/Events/Arlington,TX

Click on the NTQF logo to get to the entry form(PDF).

2016 Quilt Show Wrap-up

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