Festival of Quilts

Festival of Quilts

Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


A Cunningham Children’s Home tradition, now in its 14th year, attracted nearly 1,400 visitors and raised more than $76,000 in 2017 to help bring hope to hundreds of youth and families.  

For a suggested donation of $5 for admission,the Festival, our signature fundraiser, features something for everyone:

  • QUILT SHOW with hundreds of hand and machine quilted pieces including contemporary designs as well as antique quilts on loan for the show
  • QUILT AUCTION featuring beautiful traditional and contemporary quilts and wall hangings
  • GIFT SHOP packed with generously donated handcrafted items
  • BAKE SALE with delicious homemade goodies and treats
  • QUILT BOUTIQUE with quilts, wall hangings, and table runners for purchase
  • PATCHWORK CAFE where guests can enjoy a cup of coffee or an inexpensive lunch and visit with friends
  • WALKING TOURS of Cunningham’s Urbana campus to learn more about the mission and ministry of Cunningham Children’s Home 
  • FEATURED SPEAKERS detailing their quilting expertise
  • RECOGNIZED GALLERY of the 2018 Boneyard Arts Festival

Help us celebrate a tradition that offers warmth, comfort, and hope to the youth at Cunningham.

2018 Featured Speakers

We are excited to have Marie Samuel, a United Methodist Women team member of the Cache River District, as our featured speaker on Friday, April 13th at 11 a.m. Marie has combined her concern for our earth's resources of clean air, water, soil, and creatures with her love for quilting. Her presentation, " A Trunk Show of Eco-Art Collage Quilts," will be one you won't one to miss!

How cool is it that Cynthia Cossu and Harris Gosselin, owners of Threads of Time Fabric and Retreat Center in Danville, will be our featured speakers on Saturday, April 14th at 11 a.m. at the Festival of Quilts? We can't wait for their presentation: "Threads and Needles and Machines. OH MY!"


We are excited to see the beautiful work of our quilters for the 14th Annual Festival of Quilts! Please join us.


Learn how you can participate here. 

13th Annual Festival of Quilts Recap

Volunteer or become a sponsor:

To volunteer, or for additional information about becoming a 2018 Festival of Quilts sponsor, please contact Ginger McKee at 217.337.9074 or by email


Special thanks to our 2018 Festival of Quilts Presenting Sponsors: