This is not a judged show.  Prizes are awarded for most categories based on viewer’s choice.  There is also an option for “Best of Show”.

  • Theme – Star Light, Star Bright:
    • Star block(s) must make up 50% or more of the top.
    • Must contain bright fabrics
    • Must contain light fabrics
    • No size restrictions.
  • Traditional: Classic piecing (like Grandma made) with rows and columns; repeating blocks; sampler quilts.
  • Modern: Made with use of bold colors and prints; high contrast and graphic areas of solid color; change of “traditional” block & layout.
  • Applique: Both hand and machine applique accepted; at least 50% of item must be applique.
  • Mixed Technique: Two or more techniques used to create the entry.
  • UFO Greater than five (5) years: Entry started in or before 2011.
  • Original/Innovative Design/Art: Original design of entrant; innovative design based on pattern idea.
  • Batik: Top must be 100% batik fabric.
  • “Off the Bed”: Quilted clothing, purses, totes, table runners, table toppers, wall hangings; any item you would not use to cover up with.
  • My First Entry in the AAQG Show: Must be the first time you have ever entered ANYTHING in the AAQG Quilt Show.
  • Director-at-Large Alphabet Challenge (no viewer’s choice voting): Your entries from the challenge
  • Mystery Quilt (no viewer’s choice voting):  Your entries from the mystery quilt worked on this year.


  • Deadline was June 14
  • Link to entry form (PDF)
  • Link to online entry form
  • If you have entries to submit, email Janet at
  • Dropoff options
    • Quilt show setup morning, Thursday July 14 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Quilter’s Cupboard in Ankeny the week before the show.  Wednesday, July 13 is the last day you may drop off at QC.  They are open until 5:30 p.m.
      • If your quilt is in a pillowcase that you want returned, please make sure the pillowcase is clearly marked.
  • ID Tags
    • Each entry must have an ID tag attached to it.  Place ID tag into a baggie and attach it to the lower left hand corner of the quilt with safety pins.  Click here to see a diagram of where the ID tag goes.
    • Fold the quilt so that the ID tag is showing information on top of the item.  This will help to make check in more efficient.
    • Link to blank ID tags
    • Coming soon…Populated ID tags.  You can print off your tags.
  • Pick-up
    • All entries MUST be picked up on Saturday, July 16 between 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • If someone else is picking up your entries, they must have written permission to take your entries.
  • Please remember entries are not insured by the guild.


Do you want to help at the Show and aren’t sure how?  Sign up to volunteer.  We have many different options!!!

  • Link to online signup
  • Ankeny Summerfest Parade – We have a float that will be in the parade.  We ride in the bed of a pickup that pulls the float.
  • Setup – Many hands make light work!  We need to check in entries, organize, and hang them.  Display items in the Country Store.  Setup the member table with books/magazines.  Setup donation quilts.  Prep food for Quilter’s Cafe.
  • Signage – This person will put out signs in designated places on Thursday July 14 and pick them up after the show on Saturday July 16.
  • Make Lemon Bars or Scotcheroos – Click here for the recipes.  We need to have all bars made with the same recipe, so that the bars are consistent.  Do NOT cut the bars, and use a disposable pan.  
  • During Friday and Saturday of the show, we have several positions with 2 hour time slots.
    • Admissions – Welcome our guests and collect money for entry into the show.  July 15-16
    • Guild Table – Answer information about the guild.  Keep the books/magazines organized on the table.
    • Country Store – Sell items at the Country Store
    • Quilter’s Cafe – Serve lunch and dessert items to attendees.  Some food preperation will be needed.
    • Raffle Quilt Table – Sell tickets for the Raffle quilt
    • White Glove – Walk around the quilts, and offer to show backings, etc.  You will wear white gloves to touch the quilts.
    • Vendor Hospitality – Help vendors by getting them drinks, watching their booth when they need a quick break, or whatever they may need!
  • Teardown – This is Saturday July 16.  This involves checking out quilts being picked up, taking down quilts, cleaning up the kitchen and dining area, clearing off members table, packing up Country Store remaining items, etc.
  • Count Ballots – This is when we get to go through all of the ballots that were cast for voting on entries.  This will be Sunday afternoon July 17 and the location is TBD.

June Raffle Goal

We made 26.28% of our goal before the show!








Click on the item below to see country store item ideas
Knitting Needle Roll
Free Patterns/Tutorials from Pattern Pile: Link
Stacking Fabric Boxes
Zipper Pouch
Iron Tote
Piano Tote Bag
Cutting Mat, Ruler, Pressing Board Tote Bag
Rotary Cutting Mat Case, hooks onto sewing machine rolling bag
Do you have complete quilting kits that you will never finish?  Consider donating the kit.