Quilt Show - Sew Many Favorites

Sew Many Favorites

Friday September 18th
Saturday September  19th
10 am - 5 pm
Will Rogers Convention Center,
Fort Worth
Admission $8 (Presale $7 at Cabbage Rose or Country Stitches)
Parking to City of FW $10

Over 200 quilts - Vendor Mall - Member Sales Booth 

Silent Auction goes Live Saturday at 2:00 pm Don't miss it!

Donation Quilt Drawing Saturday at 3:30. 


Entrants - Quilt drop off Thursday, 09/18 between 8:00 am and 9:00 am only.
Pick-up Saturday, 09/19 after 6:00 pm. Round-up room, Amon Carter Hall

Volunteer Information

We still need Volunteers!

Contact Faye Nedderman to sign up to work:

  • Free entry for volunteer’s the day you work.
  • Enter through the doors to the left of the main doors marked Volunteers.

Quilt Show Judges

Marilyn Hardy, NQA CJ

Brief Biography - Marilyn Hardy of Tyler, Texas was one of the founding members of the Quilters Guild of East Texas. Through the years she has served her guild in many capacities, including president, quilt show chairman, judging coordinator, and newsletter editor. For her service to the guild, she was honored with a lifetime membership.

For Marilyn quilting is more than a hobby – it is a major focus and passion. She loves making quilts and has won numerous ribbons in quilt shows.

It was through her involvement as quilt show judging coordinator that Marilyn became interested in the process of judging quilt shows. She began judging and went further to become a National Quilting Association Certified Judge in 2008. She has also completed the requirements of Master Quilt Judge, and in 2012 was one of three NQA Certified Judges to judge their national show in Columbus, Ohio. She currently serves as Education Chair on the board of the National Quilting Association.

Judging Philosophy – As a quilt show judge, I recognize, reward, and encourage excellence in quilt design, workmanship, and creativity. My hope is that the comments I make as a judge will be insightful, helpful, and encouraging to the person who dedicated herself to starting and finishing a quilt.

Serena Stiles Vrnak, NQA CJ, MQJ

Brief Biography - Quilting is Serena’s passion and hobby. She has sewn all her life, and studied Fashion Merchandising at Texas Christian University. Serena entered the judging world in 2007 to promote and encourage this ever changing art form known as quilting. She entered the National Quilting Association Certified Judging program and was ltimately certified in June of 2010. She was awarded Master Quilt Judge status through the NQA program as well as selected to be the 2013-2014 NQA Show Judging Coordinator.

For Serena, NQA Judging Certification meant she could bring to each show the full breathe of knowledge necessary for objectively critiquing a quilt. It became the vehicle to understanding each and every process in order to give entrants an equal opportunity. She believes that knowledge provides understanding, understanding promotes objectivity, and objectivity is fairness to all.

Serena is an active member in many quilt related organizations (NQA, AQS, SAQA, etc.) and her local guild, Quilters Guild of East Texas. She has shown her quilts and won at various shows throughout the region (the Azalea Quilt Show, the Gun Barrel Quilt Show, the Waco Quilt Show, the Trinity Valley Quilt Show, and the Dallas Quilt Show). In 2011 Serena entered the National Quilting Association Quilt Show and won with both quilts. She also enjoys designing her own quilts, or simply adding an original border design to a traditional pattern. Serena is the designer of the ribbon winning 2011 Raffle quilt for her local guild.

Juding for Serena is a process she hopes will encourage, empower and enable all needle artists. She views the critique sheet as a tool and opportunity to communicate with the entrant about their creative endeavor. Serena firmly believes it is an honor to be allowed to critique the work of another.

Judging Philosophy – As a judge I strive to consistently and appropriately apply the elements and principles of design as well as workmanship to each individual quilt. I want to encourage each quilt artist to be her best, to enjoy her work, and the pleasure it brings.

Quilt Show Parking Info

TVQG apologizes for the $10 cost to park for both guests and vendors. This is set by the City of Fort Worth, and all fees go to the city. You may purchase a 3 day pass Thursday morning, which will cover parking for Thur – Sat for $20.

Quilt Drop Off/Pick up – 45 min free parking in the lot facing the Cowgirl Museum or in the underground parking lot. Do not go to the back of the building, that is for vendors only.

See Parking Map for details on Public and Vendor driving routes and parking areas.

Special Quilt Show Hotel Rate!

20% at Holiday Inn Express!

2015 Donation Quilt

tvqg 2015 donation quilt corner

Donation Quilt 2015

"Sew Many Favorites"

86" x 86"

Half square triangles donated by guild members
Designed and assembled by Carolyn Bowden
Drawing Sunday September 19th, at 3:00.
Need not be present to win.

TVQG Quilt Show

Small Quilt Auction


Silent Auction starting 10 am Friday, then Live Auction at 2:00 on Saturday!

Small Quilts Only this year! It's not too late to get your auction quilt in. Mail to Miriam Hink.
Must fill out an entry form to go with your quilt and get your quilt and form to Miriam Hink, Auctioneer Extraordinaire, by September 16th.
To be judged the quilt must be 24” or smaller on any given side
Proceeds to benefit the Sue O’Kelley Scholarship