Bayberry Quilt Show

 “Welcome Aboard” to Bayberry Quilters’ Annual Quilt show July 31 – August 2, 2024 at the Cape Tech High School in Harwich.  There will be plenty of quilts on exhibit, vendors for shopping and lots of activities for both beginning and experienced quilters.

The show will be open 10 am – 4 pm on Wednesday and Thursday and 10 am – 3 pm on Friday.  Admission is $12; children under 12 are free.  A group admission rate is available for guilds and other groups; please contact the show chair at quiltshow@bayberryquiltersofcapecod.com for details.

Welcome Aboard Challenge Quilts

Imagine yourself on a vessel of any kind:  sailboat, motorboat, ocean liner, submarine, on the surface or beneath the sea.  You are looking out of a porthole.  What do you see? Your challenge is to create a picture of your view.  Your design will be set inside an 18-inch circular porthole frame. You can make a circular quilt 18 inches in diameter (or slightly larger) or a 20-inch square (the corners will be folded back so only an 18-inch circle will be seen).

Your design can be of land in the distance, other boats, dolphins, whales, or other sea animals. If your vessel is submerged, you might show fish, sea turtles or other aquatic animals, seaweed, a coral reef, a mermaid… whatever is beneath the sea.  Let your imagination roam!

Elsa Hahn will create the USS Bayberry and its portholes will display your imaginative creations.

Welcome Aboard Theme Quilts

Bayberry members are invited to make a theme quilt for the show. Quilts might include blocks with sea-themed patterns such as Storm at Sea or Mariner’s Compass or elements like anchors, nautical flags, rope, cleats, lighthouses, starfish, ships wheels, buoys, oars and of course boats and anything found on boats.

You can also feature items related to the sea; whales and other sea animals and plant life.  This will be a ribbon category for the show.

quilts hanging at the 2023 Bayberry Quilt Show
Quilts in the Block of the Month Category at the 2023 Bayberry Quilt Show

Thank for joining us on a fun “Road Trip” at our 40th Quilt Show in August 2023 at the Cape Cod Technical School in Harwich.Click this link:  Bayberry Ribbon Winners 2023  to see all the outstanding quilts and projects that received ribbons at this year’s show.

Quilt Show – Member Information

We depend on members fulfilling their responsibility to work at the show by signing up at guild meetings for one (or more!)  work sessions during the week of the Show. Watch for sign-ups at our spring guild meetings to make a choice of days and duties.

Useful links for Quilt Show information:

Please note:  Drop-off for quilt entries will be Tuesday July 30 from 9 to 11 am; quilts may be picked up at or after 4 pm on Friday, August 2.  

Previous Quilt Show Archives

Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod have held quilt shows since shortly after the guild’s formation in 1981.

The annual summer show exhibits outstanding work by members and friends, brings together vendors for shopping and demonstrations and is a wonderful opportunity for members to share their skills and love of quilting with others.