2015 Quilt Show – May 22–24, 2015
The Smoky Mountain Quilters 2015 Quilt Show will take place at Maryville College. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, the campus of Maryville College is nestled in the foothills between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Tennessee’s third largest city. Just 15 miles from downtown Knoxville and 5 miles from McGhee Tyson Airport, the campus is near the convergence of Interstates 40, 75 and 81 making it within a day’s drive of two-thirds of our nation’s population.
The area is rich in quilting tradition and embraces the styles and techniques of prior generations as well as the innovative approaches of contemporary art quilters. Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee serves almost 120 members and is only one of several area quilt guilds, many of which produce their own annual or biennial quilt shows.
Since 1980, our goals have been to promote and showcase both the artistic and technical abilities of quilt makers from all over our country and beyond its shores. We also encourage emerging quilters no matter what age they choose to thread their first needles whether hand held or in a machine. Our entries are not juried, however we depend on the services of highly trained and certified professional judges to evaluate the quilts and award the efforts of our entrants.
Our ample exhibit space is completely climate controlled with good lighting. Viewers will be able to examine the quilts and shop with a variety of vendors in the immediate vicinity. They will also enjoy shopping for small quilts created by our members. Merikay Waldvogel, Quilter’s Hall of Fame inductee in 2009, will present bed turnings of antique log cabin quilts at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, May 22. The local chapter of Quilts of Valor will present a quilt to a veteran at noon each day during the show. Quilt appraisals by a Certified Quilt Appraiser are available for purchase. Admission charge is $5.00 per person. Children 12 and under can attend the show free, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
More than $6000 in Awards • Vendors
Small Quilts for Sale
Bed Turning of Vintage Quilts • Ample Free Parking
Climate Controlled Exhibit Area for All Events
Quilters’ Scavenger Hunt • Admission $5, children 12 and under free
2015 Quilt Show • May 22–24, 2015
May 22 & 23 • 9 AM to 5 PM
May 24 • 11 AM to 4 PM
To Enter the Competition
The entry form for the 35th Annual Smoky Mountain Quilt Show & Competition is now available for your convenience.
The entry deadline is April 7, 2015, and only the first 200 entry submissions will be accepted.
Fill out your form online, print it and mail it to the address listed on the form.
To download the entry form, list of categories and rules and other show information, click here.