Festival of Quilts

Festival of Quilts


Important Announcement Regarding 16th Annual Festival of Quilts

At Cunningham Children’s Home, our number one priority is the health and safety of the youth in our care, our staff and our community. After much consideration, and to do our part in slowing the spread of the virus which causes COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone the annual Festival of Quilts which was to occur April 3rd and 4th.

Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers who have already committed to the Festival this year. Once we have a clearer picture of what we are dealing with, we will work with our Festival committee to identify new dates for our signature fundraiser.

We are grateful for the auction and show quilts and boutique and gift shop items we have received thus far for this year’s Festival. We will continue to accept them! For that project you were wondering if you would have time to finish, the answer is YES!

Please continue to check our website and social media for updates on the rescheduling of the 2020 Festival of Quilts.


About the Festival:

For a suggested donation of $5 for admission,the Festival of Quilts, 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 Boneyard Arts Festival

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


To Volunteer:

To volunteer, please contact Colleen Combes at 217.337.9058 or by email

Become a Sponsor:

For additional information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Colleen Combes at 217.337.9058 or by email.


15th Annual Festival of Quilts Recap

Special thanks to our 2019 Festival of Quilts Sponsors: