Welcome to the 2020 Higher Ground Fair Quilt Show!

Saturday, September 19, 9 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, September 20, 9 AM - 4 PM


Join us for a regional quilting show, showcasing quilters from across the Rocky Mountain Region! Bringing quilters together, educating fairgoers about the intricacies of quilting, and inspiring the next generation of quilters.​ 

Interested in participating at Higher Ground Fair 2020? 

We are accepting applications! Apply today!


The Quilt Show is located in Higher Ground Fair’s Artisan Marketplace. Admission to the Quilt Show is included in the General Higher Ground Fair ticket and ALL Quilt Show Participants get FREE Higher Ground Fair Weekend Tickets.


Submissions for Quilt Show:

Quilts submitted for the 2020 Higher Ground Fair Quilt Show will be judged by Cindy Brick. Prizes will be awarded to places 1st, 2nd, and 3rdin each of the seven categories. $10 judging fee per quilt per category. $25 judging fee for three or more quilts. Details can be found below. 

Submissions for Display only:

Quilts submitted for display will also need to be submitted through the Quilt Show Entry form and will be reviewed. No fee for display only. Space is limited.


Judge and Appraisals for all Quilts by Cindy Brick. 

To schedule an Appraisal at the submit the Appraisal Form to info@highergroundfair.org

If you are interested in doing a demonstration, giving a presentation or selling some of your quilting materials, please submit a participant application.




Quilt Entry Guidelines


  • Quilter(s) may submit their completed work by submitting an entry form, 2 digital photos, and the story behind the quilt.

  • Quilter(s) must be located within one of the six the Rocky Mountain states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, and the Native First Nations of the region.

  • Quilts may be entered in a maximum of two (2) categories. 

  • Quilts must be no larger than 95" in width and 95" in length (size restriction does not apply to Display Only Submissions)

  • All quilts must remain on display until 4 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2019.

  • Two photos must be submitted with the entry:

  • A full-view photo of the completed quilt showing all four corners of the quilt. No part of the quilt may be obscured.

  • A photo of the entrant(s) from the shoulders up. If a group is submitting, please use a photo that includes all of the participants.

  • A brief narrative of the quilt must be uploaded with an entry including but not limited to: Materials used and where they are from geographically, start and completion date, the technique used, type of quilt, and inspiration for the design.

  • Quilts must be clean, free of odor, and in excellent condition. Quilts that are soiled, torn, or incomplete will be disqualified for both entry and display.

  • Quilts will be accepted for sale. If you are interested in selling your quilt, indicate it and the price on the registration form.

Quilts must arrive no later than 6 PM THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19

Payments are due when quilts are dropped off on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19

Entry forms may be mailed/emailed to

Email: info@highergroundfair.org

Mail: Higher Ground Fair Head Office, 968 North 9th Street, Laramie, WY 82072



  • Hand Quilted: Quilt must be predominantly completed by hand; quilts can be any technique; at least 75% of quilting must be done by hand.

  • Machine Quilted: Quilt must be predominantly completed by either a moveable machine, stationary machine, or both.

  • First Quilt - Youth: Quilt must be predominantly made by someone between the ages of 4 and 18. 

  • First Quilt - Adult: Quilt must be predominantly made by someone between the ages of 19 and 60.

  • First Quilt - Elder: Quilt must be predominantly made by someone aged 61 or older. 

  • Collaborative Quilt: Made by two (2) or more quilters. Names of each participant must be included in the entry form.

  • Heritage Quilt: For display only. Antique or historical quilts are eligible. Dates of any alteration to the original (restoration, repairs, etc.) must be listed in the entry form.

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about us

The Higher Ground Fair celebrates rural Rocky Mountain living - the traditional to the innovative - with the goal of a better future for all of us. The organizers have a commitment to find, showcase and promote music, agriculture, art, culture, and food from the six Rocky Mountain states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and the Native First Nations that also call this region home. The fair is brought to you by and benefits the nonprofit work of Feeding Laramie Valley and Action Resources International.

dates & hours

Planning a safe and accessible 5th Higher Ground Fair September 18 & 19, 2021


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Mailing Address

PO Box 536

Laramie, WY 82073


968 N 9th St

Laramie, WY 82072

fair location:

Wyoming State Historical Site

975 Snowy Range Rd.

Laramie, WY 82070

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