2017 Special Events and Exhibits

Moda Jelly Roll Race

How many times have you thought to yourself: “I am not creative enough or have time to make a quilt?” Well, now you can watch two teams of quilters compete to finish two unique, fabulous, quilt tops in just 30 minutes.

You will learn how a “Jelly Roll” (a roll of long strips of fabric, donated by Moda FabricsJelly_Roll_Quilt for this show, only 2 1/2” wide with changing patterns and designs) can be used to create a unique quilt top.  Please cheer on the team of your choice, while you learn.

Once the quilt tops are finished they will be made into finished quilts and donated to the Asheville Quilt Guild outreach activity “Community Quilts.”

We hope that seeing what you can do with just a simple sewing machine will encourage you to make a quilt!  The two photos show a typical “jelly roll” quilt and a classic sewing machine with the beginning of a jelly roll under the needle.

Kids Sewing Station

Once again we are offering kids an opportunity to sew at our annual quilt show.

Children, 5-16, can participate in this free activity where they will have the guidance of volunteers in the use of sewing machines, while using pre-cut Moda fabric squares to make a pillow.

We ask that the parents stay with their children during this 30 minute activity.


Designer Divas

Divas are Designers of Wearable Art.
Divas are Individualists who go beyond the ordinary.
Divas are Vibrant and active in the Asheville scene.
Divas are Artists whose canvas is their wardrobe.
Divas are Sharing of their knowledge and tools.




 Henderson County Quilt Block Trail: Fiber Replicas


Comedy/Tragedy is part of a collection of nine special small wall hangings that represent the first of a group of 26 blocks now featured on buildings, barns and businesses in Henderson County. A brochure produced by our Henderson County Travel & Tourism and Western North Carolina Quilt Guild will accompany this exhibit, free for all. It features the blocks and their location on a driving map.

Cherrywood Challenge 2016


Select quilts from the 2016 Lion King challenge will be on display in the Asheville Quilt Show


Original artwork, designs, and logo from the Broadway production and animated motion picture The Lion King ©Disney Enterprises Inc. All rights reserved. Used courtesy of Disney Theatrical Group.  Quilts are the original creations of the contributing artists who created them, based on and inspired by Disney’s The Lion King. Artwork is for inspiration and personal use only.