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 judged 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 at 7:00pm, 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. There will also be door prizes, to include a sewing machine, and key Festival ribbon winners will be recognized. 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. Tickets are $15. They can be purchased from any guild member, or at the door. Net proceeds from all the tickets we sell through TVQG go to our guild coffers.

Arlington Convention Center Map

Festival Night 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. 

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Membership Challenge 2017- Two Color Quilt

All entries for the Challenge 2017 will have to have filled out a form listing the size, colors, and title of their entry and turn it in to Nikki by the July meeting.Form Here (PDF)


  • No smaller than 160 inches around perimeter
  • No larger than 360 inches around perimeter
  • Must consist of three layers: top, batting and
  • backing
  • Must be stitched...NOT tied.
  • You can only use TWO colors...this doesn't
  • mean two fabrics
  • ONE of the colors cannot be WHITE
  • ONE of the colors cannot be BLACK
  • It must have a hanging sleeve attached and a
  • label that includes your name, name of
  • quilt, and the year made. (Please cover this
  • with a piece of fabric for the judging.)

Quilt Show News

Volunteers are going to be needed to run our NTQF Quilt Show and assist with the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo. TVQG will be responsible for supplying 82 four-hour shifts during the show week Monday through Saturday.

Some of the areas of need are: quilt check-in, set-up, take down, Quilt Angels, scribes, ribbons, general volunteers (which may include help with Expo classes). When you work a 4-hour shift, you will receive the rest of the day at the show free. Sign up with Pat Drake at Guild Meeting.

You may choose an area to volunteer with no guarantee of actually getting it. But the sooner you sign up, the better your chances.

Dates to Remember

May 1- August 26
Pre-Sale Discounted Show Tickets from Guild Members

May 10 (about)
Registration opens for OSQE Classes

August 19
Guild Meeting where you can drop off your show quilt early

August 21
Quilt Drop off/Turn in 4-8 p.m. at Arlington Convention Center

August 22
NTQF Set-Up – Tuesday

August 23
NTQF Judging – Wednesday

August 24
Festival Night with Keynote Speaker – Thursday

August 24-26

August 26
Quilt Pick-Up – Saturday, 6:30-8:00pm at Arlington Convention Center