Volunteers Needed

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Many volunteers are needed to make the Shipshewana Quilt Festival a success. Information on volunteer positions for the 2018 Festival will be posted as it becomes available.

We are very grateful for the volunteers that make the Shipshewana Quilt Festival possible. The hours of dedicated planning time through the Festival to post-Festival take down, Festival-goers like you fill many diverse and critical jobs. Here’s how you can become part of the Shipshewana Quilt Festival volunteer team:


Are you interested in helping as a volunteer at the Festival this year? Choose as many jobs and shifts as you like. Three hours earns you a Shipshewana Quilt Festival 2018 pin.

Basic Volunteer Information:

In general it is a good idea to arrive 15 minutes before the start of your shift to receive materials and ensure a smooth transition between shifts. It is essential that you remain at your assigned job for the full period specified. Others are relying on you, so it is very important to have an alternate individual that will help out with your commitment if you are not able to follow through because of illness or emergency.

The Shipshewana Quilt Festival organizes its volunteers with an activity Volunteer Coordinator for each of the following activities: Quilt & Vendor Show, Education, Enrollment & Check-in and Overall Coordinator.

THANK YOU Blue Gate Catering for providing volunteer lunches!


Quilt Angels Needed

If you are interested in helping us show off our wonderful quilts, you may volunteer to be a quilt angel. You will gently handle the quilts as a "White Glove" guardian, protecting the quilts from being touched by eager fingers and showing them to visitors who want to see the back or check out the details. Three hours earns you a Shipshewana Quilt Festival 2018 pin. You need no special qualifications; you just need to be a quilt lover! To volunteer, check the Quilt Angel space on your Event Enrollment Form. We must receive your form by May 1, 2018 in order to be eligible. The Shipshewana Quilt Festival will contact you if you are selected.