Tucson Quilters Guild
Presents our 41st Annual Quilt Show

Tucson Convention Center
260 South Church Street
Tucson, Arizona

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
February 22-24, 2019-next year
9:00AM-5:00PM Friday and Saturday
10:00AM-4:00PM Sunday


Starlight, Starbright was won by Phyllis Spalla

Introducing the 2018 raffle quilt "Star Light, Star Bright" our beautiful red and white reversible quilt made in honor of the 40th "Ruby" Anniversary of our Quilt Fiesta! Show.  
Star Light, Star Bright is an award winning quilt. It received an Honorable Mention at the 2017 Quilt Fiesta and 2nd Place at the Arizona Quilters Guild 2017 show.

Judged Winners 2018 - posted 2/16/18

Best of Show

Best of Show, Patty Goodsell, Heartsong #305

Blueberry Hill

Nancy Arseneault, Blueberry Hill #423

ruby jubilee winner 2018


2018 Viewer's Choice
Dorothy Lee Memorial Asian-Inspired Quilt Award
542 Tranquility Gloria Bifulk

1st – 908 Mesa Verde Cliff Palace Kathy Adams
2nd – 423 Blueberry Hill Nancy Arseneault
3rd – 305 Heartsong Patty Goodsell
HM – 555 Brilliant Beauties of Joy Rosie Lysinger
HM – 566 Amazon Star Rita L. Sainz
HM – 263 Dear Paula, with Sincere Thanks Karen G. Fisher
Red & White Viewer’s Choice
709 Ruby Constellation Evelyn George quilted by Suzanne Irving

Details for 2019 to follow

$ for one day

Three day ticket for $, only available on Friday.
Children under 14 are free.

The Tucson Quilters Guild presents its 40th Annual Quilt Show, Quilt Fiesta!, February 22, 23, & 24, 2019 at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) 260 S. Church St. Tucson, AZ. Quilts and other quilted items will be featured.


The three-day event will feature demonstrations, vendors, Quilt Fiesta Academy, and the 2019 Raffle Quilt. We will be having a special Kids Row again this year. All demonstrations and speakers are free with admission to the show. Door prizes will be given out throughout the show. They are generously donated to the show. All paid admissions get a drawing ticket. We will have Vintage Quilt Turning again.

Bobbie Aug will once again be at Quilt Fiesta 2018 to do quilt appraisals. If you would like to have a modern quilt appraised that is hanging in the show, please print the two-page form, fill it out and (with your check made out to Bobbie Aug) and give it to Reilly Zoda. Here is the form for appraising antique quilts. Doing this before the show starts will make it easier for Bobbie to know which quilts in the show (and how many) will need to be appraised. She will also take walk in appraisals.

No food or beverages allowed on the show floor. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
Wheelchairs, walkers and strollers are allowed. Children are welcome and free under age 14. Rolling shopping carts are not allowed.

Certain quilt show positions are listed below for direct emailing.


Please note, the Tucson Quilters Guild is not recommending any of these hotels. The listings below are for informational purposes only.

Need a hotel for your stay? Visit http://www.visittucson.org/ to search for information on local hotels. The Riverpark Inn is a short-ten-minute walk under the freeway at 350 S. Freeway. Others aren't really within walking distance but are a short trip by car. Here are a few of the hotels in that part of Tucson. Try the Holiday Inn Express Tucson Hotel, Grant Rd., Super 8 Motel Grant Rd., Rodeway Inn, Grant Rd & I-10, Ramada Limited Tucson West, Days Inn Tucson, La Quinta Inn, Comfort Inn, I-10 & Starr Pass, and InnSuites Hotel Tucson City Center. The nearest RV park is Prince of Tucson RV Park. Checking online will bring up many locations.


2018 Quilt Show Directors

Helen Frost
Kate Verbeke

Quilt Show Vendor Chair
Donata Pfisterer

Vendor Committee
Tucson Quilters Guild
P.O. Box 14454
Tucson, AZ 84732
520-733-9557-ask for Donata

Bus Trips
Kate Verbeke

Roberta Sipes

The guild is happy to accept NEW quilting notions and products for the doorprize table.

Cathy Dargel

Program Booklets
Kathy Harris

Raffle Tickets
Patty Kruse

Shellie Whitman and Erma Watson

Parking, Map and the Modern Streetcar

No food or beverages allowed on the show floor. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
Wheelchairs, walkers and strollers are allowed. Children are welcome and free under age 14. Rolling shopping carts are not allowed.

Map to downtown Tucson including the Tucson Convention Center. Exit the I-10 at Congress/Broadway and turn east. Turn right on Granada, either turn into the second driveway on the left or curve around onto Cushing and drive into the Convention Center which will be on the left. Use lots B and C. Lot B is closest to the entrance. Can even park in lot A which is on Church Ave. The underpass under the freeway is open, it is south of Congress Ave and leads directly to the Tucson Convention Center.

Tucson has a new Modern Streetcar which has a stop at the Tucson Convention Center. It is the Granada Ave. at Cushing St. Station. It is at the corner of Cushing and Granada. From there, just walk across the parking lot to the entrance. It runs every 10 minutes on Friday and every 20 minutes on Saturday and Sunday. Here is informaiton on purchasing tickets or day passes. It's $1.50 for one way and $4 for a day pass. Consider parking for free in many lots on Saturday and Sunday at the University of Arizona and taking the Modern Streetcar to the show.

There is a charge for parking in the lots. The price is $10 and can change at any time. There is some(very little) free parking on the street on the weekend and possibly Friday. I believe that cars can leave and re-enter the lot for no additonal charge on the same day. Check with the clerk upon entry. Lot B is closest to the entrance of the show which is on the west side of the Exhibition Hall. Lot C is also very close to the entrance. Parking in Lot B is right near the door and there are no stair problems with either lot. There is handicaped parking at the TCC. Enter the parking lot off Cushing Street or Granada Street. There are escalators, stairs and an elevator inside near the show entrance.

We have halls B&C. Tickets will be sold inside near our entrance doors next to the escalators on the entry level.

Additional parking is available at locations near the convention center and at La Placita Garage at 211 South Church for $5 or so. This is a bit further to walk to our show but still close. It is a brightly colored parking garage next to the Cathedral at 6th Ave.

Guild Quilt Show Meetings for 2019

All show meetings are at the Police Station on 22nd and Alvernon at 10:00am, enter off Alvernon, only.

April 27, 2018
May 25, 2018
No meetings in June or July
August 31, 2018
September 28, 2018
October 26, 2018
November 16, 2018
December 14, 2018


April 20, 2018