Upcoming Quilt Show

upcoming quilt shows

2017 Quilt Show


Due to COVID, the 2021 quilt show has been postponed to 2022.  Saturday, April 17, 2019 (10am-5pm)

Sunday, April 18, 2019 (10am-3pm) 

The Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave, Portsmouth, RI 02871

Sandy Point Avenue is off route 138 (East Main Road) in Portsmouth

100+ Quilts

Raffle Quilt

Raffle Baskets

Small Quilts Silent Auction

Boutique Table

Vendor Mall

Admission:  $8 per person per day

Children under 12 are free.

There will be more than a hundred quilts made by our members; some quilts are for sale (look at the information card next to the quilt to see if a particular quilt is for sale). The show will include vendors offering supplies, fabrics and other items of interest, a raffle quilt and raffle baskets, a boutique table selling hand-made items, and demonstrations of quilting techniques.

The Quilts Make the Show

Enter your quilt in the show! All current Quilters by the Sea members are encouraged to enter up to four quilts in the show (the number accepted may depend on the total number of quilts entered). Quilts of all levels and all styles are welcome – don’t be shy. To submit your quilts for the show, please read these instructions QBS Show Registration Instructions 2019 and then fill out this form QBS Show Registration Form 2019. Updated forms for the 2021 show will be on the website closer to the show dates. Don’t forget to put  a 4 inch sleeve and a label on your quilt. Instructions on our NICU Challenge can be found here.


Vendors add so much to the show. They offer quilting supplies, other craft supplies, sewing machines and so much more. If you would like to be a vendor at the show, please contact the vendor chair.

Main Fundraiser for guild activities!

The quilt show helps raise funds for the guild’s programs and activities as well as for charitable causes. Below are some of the ways in which we raise funds – please support them when you come to the show!

Raffle Baskets

Raffle baskets are filled with goodies and so much fun to win! Proceeds are used for guild programming and activities. For more info, contact Deborah Pereira. Here is a list of the some of the themes for this years 20 raffle baskets:

Man caveItalian Cooking: oils, vinegar, pasta, canned tomatoes, seasonings, cheese, hot pads, strainer, utensils Gardening: Seeds, gloves, plant food, garden tools, kneepads, bird feeder, water can Wine: wine, crackers, cheese, glasses, cocktail napkins, glass charms, glass markers, cork screw, fabric with a wine theme Jelly rolls: Jelly Roll, patterns, jelly roll holder, threads, pins, needles, ruler Dog: Brush/comb, treats, toy, leash, poop bags, water/food dish, travel water/food dish, chew toy Sewing and Quilting: thread, needles, fat quarters, rulers, pins, marking tools, pin cushions, magnetic pin rest, patterns, scissors, thimbles, band-aids, tape measure Boutique Table 

Guild members make handmade items for sale at the show to support the guild. For more information, contact Marla Rusling.

Boutique table with handmade items for sale at the quilt show
Boutique table with handmade items for sale at the quilt show
 Items include: coasters, placemats, tea cozies, bottle bags, baby items, needle holders, pin cushions, baby blankets and many other items.
 Small Quilt Auction Guild members make small quilts (under 24 inches) which are auctioned off in a silent auction during the quilt show. Proceeds from the auction support the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, the largest quilt museum on the East Coast. To download the form for the Small Quilt Silent Auction, click here
Raffle Quilt

Proceeds from the raffle quilt go to support the programs and guild activities. Tickets are for sale (contact a guild member) for $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5.00.  You do not need to be present to win!

The Mission of the Quilt Show:

To increase awareness of Quilters by the Sea and quilting
To involve most guild members in show preparation
To make a profit to support guild activities
To raise money for the New England Quilt Museum

What to do in the Area

Here are a few things to pursue in the area:
– Norman Bird Sanctuary
– Tennis Hall of Fame
– Breakers tour
– Cliff Walk
– Bike or hike Ocean Drive or Fort Adams
– Rent scoot coops and scoot around Newport
– See if the Hop on Hop off shuttle boat is running and hop around Newport, Fort Adams, and Goat Island
– Tour Bellecourt – the one and only 19th century bachelor pad built in the style of a French hunting lodge by Oliver Perry Belmont
– Chill at Castle Hill or Guerneys (Goat Island) with a beer or a glass of wine and magnificent views
– Shuttle out to Rose Island if times permit
– Check out the Newport History Museum walking tours
– Hike Sachuest wild life refuge
– Visit the Newport Car Museum