Quilt Guild

Sew Happy Stitchers

25th Annual
Dickens of a Quilt Show
Sponsored by:
Sew Happy Stitchers  & HORICON BANK
Show Location / Show Hours:
HORICON BANK, 400 Watson Street, Ripon
Friday, Dec. 6th: 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday, Dec. 7th: 9:00 - 7:00
Sunday, Dec. 8th: 11:00 - 2:00

Live musical performances Friday & Saturday

Quilts of Valor Presentation, Sunday at 1:00

Special Feature of this year's show:

Quilts with Curved Seams

All quilters are eligible to enter.  Prizes to be awarded for “Viewer’s Choice” in the following eight categories*:

  • Bed Quilts (65" width & larger)
  • Lap Quilts (64” x 72” & smaller)
  • Baby & Juvenile Themed Quilts
  • Wall Hangings (up to 48" width**)
  • Quilted Clothing & Accessories
  • Children’s Category (can include school or individual projects, the child/children must have participated in the project to the best of their ability for their age, and must be 15 or younger)
  • Quilts with Curved Seams (This year’s feature category, all sizes accepted up to 80” width)
  • 2019 Dickens Challenge – “What's On Your Bucket List?”

  *The Sew Happy Stitchers reserve the right to adjust entry categories if needed.

Rules for Entry:

  • Each item must have the attached entry form submitted with payment by F​riday, November 22th
  • Make checks payable to the Sew Happy Stitchers and mail along with entry forms to Linda Ollerman, 750 South Grove St., Ripon, WI 54971.
  • All quilts and wall hangings must have a four inch rod pocket sewn or securely safety pinned to the back for display.  All pet hair and loose threads must be removed.
  • Framed items will not be allowed, and display of all items is at the guild’s discretion.
  • All items are to be labeled with name and address, and delivered to Horicon Bank during business hours on Monday, December 2nd, or by noon on Tuesday, December 3rd.  Deadline time is noon on Tuesday, December 3rd!  Quilts received after the deadline or without properly attached hanging sleeves will not be displayed.
  • Entry fee is $3.00 per item (except no fee for challenges).
  • Pick-up procedure——Items are to be picked up at the Horicon Bank (please use back entrance) on Sunday, December 8th, 2:30-3:30 only, and make other arrangements if this is not possible.
  • Any questions or to make special arrangements for dropping off, picking up, or shipping items, please contact Linda at
    (920)748-3814 or lvollerman@charter.net.

Please Note:  All entries are covered for fire, theft, and damage.

Winners will be announced and ribbons displayed at the show on Sunday.

**NOTE - There is now a size restriction on the Wall Hangings

Dickens of a Quilt Show Entry Form
Be an early bird!!
Get your entry forms in by November 8th to qualify for prizes in the early bird drawing!

Name  __________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________

City___________________ State________________ Zip____________
Phone __________________________________________________
E-mail* __________________________________________________
*Those who provide an e-mail address will automatically receive an entry form to next year’s show via e-mail.

**By submitting entry to quilt show, you give permission to have photos taken and used for guild purposes.

Quilt Title __________________________________________________
Category ____________________    Size _______ " wide   x  _______ " long

Quilting was done by (name of person): _______________________

Quilting method (circle one):                HAND                     MACHINE                     LONG-ARM

Please share the story of your quilted item with our viewers!  Use the remaining space on this form (and back of form if needed) to explain the details of the making of your quilt.  This will help our viewers enjoy the history behind your efforts.  Your story must be included on or with this form to insure that it is printed in time for display at the show.  (Please include the age of the maker for children’s category.)

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For those who like to plan ahead:
Next year’s special feature category (the 2020 show) will be
Applique Quilts (All sizes accepted, up to 80" width)

Also, for quilt show updates, winning photos, and other guild information,
check out our website sewhappystitchers.com