About the Show
The Allegany Arts Council and Schoolhouse Quilters Guild completed their first-ever 2022 Schoolhouse Quilt Show & Competition which took place June 3-5, 2022, at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Maryland.
With nearly 200 entered quilts, you made this an extremely success show - thank you to our entrants, sponsors, volunteers, vendors and all who criss-crossed the region to attend!
We are currently in the process of evaluating the show and making decisions about future opportunities - bookmark this page for the latest updates as they become available!
About the Schoolhouse Quilters, Inc.
The Schoolhouse Quilters Guild was founded in November 1977 with just 27 charter members. The inaugural meeting took place at an old schoolhouse on Breakneck Hollow Farm in Flintstone, Maryland, a community nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Schoolhouse Quilters Guild founder, Jane Patterson, attended school at the one-room schoolhouse which she and her husband later bought to use as her studio.
For nearly 50 years, the Guild has met monthly to share experiences in quiltmaking, collecting and technique, and for more than 30 years, the Guild sponsored the largest quilt show in the tri-state area, attracting quilters from Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Today, the Schoolhouse Quilters Guild, Inc. includes members of two organizations: the Schoolhouse Quilters Guild and Creative Needles.
About the Allegany Arts Council
The Allegany Arts Council is a non-profit organization which serves as one of 24 county arts agencies across the state of Maryland. The Council operates a year-round professional gallery, develops arts enrichment, education and awareness programs in the community, supports local artists and arts organizations through direct funding, and plays a vital role in revitalization and economic development through the arts. Its diverse array of exhibitions and competitions, programming, and public art work seeks to push the boundaries of artists and the arts.
About the 2022 Schoolhouse Quilt Show & Competition
The 2022 Schoolhouse Quilt Show & Competition is the first time the Allegany Arts Council and Schoolhouse Quilters Guild, Inc. have partnered for the event, seeking to expand the long-running show into a nationally-ranked competition and tourist attraction. Allegany County is proud to honor quilters practicing this traditional art form and hopes to encourage a new generation of artists to learn the practice.