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Welcome to the 2023 Higher Ground Fair Quilt Show!

Saturday, September 16, 9 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, September 17, 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 2023

We are accepting applications!




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 Display only:

Quilts submitted for display will also need to be submitted through the Quilt Show Entry form and will be reviewed. There is no fee for display only. 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 17, 2023.

  • Two photos must be submitted with the entry:

  • A full-view photo of the completed quilt showing the entirety 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 must arrive no later than 6 PM THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14

Payments are due when quilts are dropped off on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14

Entry forms may be mailed/emailed to


Mail: Higher Ground Fair, c/o Feeding Laramie Valley, 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.

  • Rocky Mountain Themed Quilts: Must incorporate imagery or themes inspired by the landscapes and culture of the Rocky Mountain region, namely Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, and the Native First Nations within them. 

  • Mini Quilts: Machine or hand quilts with sides under 24 inches and a maximum block size of 4 inches. 

  • Non-Traditional Quilts: Quilts that utilize atypical or asymmetrical patterns and block sizes/layouts. 

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

  • Heritage Quilt: 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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