Quilt and Vendor Show

The 2018 Quilt & Vendor Show will open at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The Quilt Show will once again be juried and limited to approximately 200 quilts. You can look forward to the best of the best!

Many different vendors from around the country will provide you with the newest and best products. Whether you have entered a quilt to be judged or are adding to your collection by shopping the vendors, you are sure to have an enjoyable experience!

A concession stand will operate inside the Quilt & Vendor Show Wednesday, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Thursday through Saturday, 11 am to 3:00 pm.

Click here for Quilt Entry Forms, Contest Rules and Prize Details

Activities Stage

This is the place within the show to sit and listen to product presentations and demos from vendors, show sponsors, and others! Check the on-site schedule.


Daily Pass


Event Pass


Children 10 and under free with paid adult admission

Show Hours:

Wednesday June 20

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday June 21

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday June 22

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday June 23

9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, June 19, 7 pm

Awarding the 2014 Best of Show Grand PrizeJoin us for the Quilt Show Awards Ceremony! Be among the first to preview this year’s “Winner’s Circle”. The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and a preview of all category winners, concluding with the unveiling of the Grand Prize winning quilt. The 2018 special exhibit will be open, as well as all show quilts.

Quilt Show entrants will receive an invitation to attend this event at no cost before the pre-enrollment deadline on June 10.

This activity has limited public availability and requires pre-enrollment to attend.


2017 Show Awards & Prizes




Best of Show



1st Place - Pieced, Large



1st Place - Pieced, Small


Robert Kaufman Fabrics

1st Place - Appliqué, Large


Wilmington Fabrics

1st Place - Appliqué, Small



1st Place - Mixed Media/Techniques, Large



1st Place - Mixed Media/Techniques, Small


2nd Place Awards in Above Categories



3rd Place Awards in Above Categories



1st Place - Hand Quilted



1st Place - Machine Quilted



Viewers' Choice

48 Spool kit*
$480 Value

Aurifil threads

* All costs, taxes, fees and shipping expenses associated with any element of a prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. All federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the winner's responsibility. Winners will be issued a 1099 tax form for the actual retail value of any prizes of $600 or more. All prizes will be awarded.

Show Rules

  • Do not touch the quilts
  • No smoking and no food or drink in the show
  • Photos shot with available light are preferred (No Flash Photography Please)
  • For safety reasons, children must be accompanied by an adult

Photography Rules

Quilt & Vendor Show photos are for your personal enjoyment and for sharing with family, friends and fellow guild members who could not attend. Photos are not to be used for any commercial purpose. They are not to be posted on any web site which permits images to be used on items that may be purchased. If you post your photos to your personal web site, you must include appropriate credit to each quilt artist and note that the photos were taken at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival. Photographing vendor booths is prohibited without vendor consent.
Please be responsible in your use of quilt photographs and help us protect the rights of the quilt makers and artists. Additionally, LaGrange County Indiana has a large Amish population. Please do not take pictures without permission. Thank you for your respect of their religious beliefs. Photography at the Festival is neither a right nor an entitlement; it is a privilege.

Quilt & Vendor Show Booklet Advertising Opportunities

Advertising is available in the show booklet. We have a limited number of pages available. We request that you have any ads to us by May 1st, 2017. If you any questions, please e-mail advertising@shipshewanaquiltfest.com

2017 Advertising Form
Click Here
for Advertising Form

Quilt & Vendor Show location
Shipshewana Event Center
760 S. Van Buren Street
Shipshewana, IN 46565