The 2024 Minot Prairie Quilt Festival is over, and I want to thank everyone who was involved in our Festival.

Thank you to everyone who took classes or lectures, to our vendors, those who put quilts in our quilt show, our volunteers, and our excellent teachers.

Mark Darrell and Andrew Lee were delightful.

It was great seeing our Canadian quilting friends again.

The Banquet was a lot of fun and the Quilts of Valor presentation was a very moving way to close our Festival.


Bev Cushing
2024 Festival Chair


April 4-6, 2024

Mark your calendars for April 4-6, 2024, at the Grand Hotel. 
Quilt Show and Vendor hours
Friday, April 5  10am-8pm
Saturday, April 6  10am-5pm
Grand Hotel Information Update:
We want to pass along some information regarding the Grand Hotel during our Minot Prairie Quilt Festival.
We have been told the Grand Hotel which is under new management will be doing renovations during our Festival.  The restaurant and lounge will be closed.  Our meals will be coming from their catering kitchen.
In addition, they will be painting the main lobby and will be closing the main stairs to the lower level.
An elevator is available to the lower level classrooms and there is another set of stairs to the west we can also use to get to the lower level.
We have also been told some of the rooms will not have cable TV.  Please check with the hotel to see if your room will have cable or not.
We will have a wonderful Festival, and hope everyone will work with us, regardless of these disruptions. 
See you in a few days!!
Minot Prairie Quilt Festival Committee

The 2024 festival will be held at the Grand Hotel. This hotel is located at 1505 North Broadway, Minot, ND 58703, across from the Minot Airport. Please call the hotel’s direct line to make your reservation and receive the special room rate (701) 852-3161.

2024 Quilt Festival – Quilt Challenge Rules
Theme: Patriotic fidget quilt

Must include:

  1. Button
  2. Crunchy item
  3. Elastic
  4. Patriotic fabric
  5. Pocket
  6. Ribbon
  7. Roll-up for portability
  8. Velcro
  9. Zipper
  10. Quilting: must have three layers consisting of top, batting, and backing. Must be quilted.
    No ties or false backs.
  11. Safety: all features must be safe for disabled children and elderly adults.
  12. Size: starting at 108” perimeter up to 168” perimeter (i.e., 22” x 32” up to 36” by 48”)
  13. Techniques: you may use any technique for the quilt top.
  14. Washable: must be machine washable.

Donation: You have the option of donating your fidget quilt after the festival. The recipient of the
challenge fidget quilts is:

Primary: Total Behavior Support (10 fidget quilts)
(Providing ABA Therapy for autistic children)
1015 S Broadway #15, Minot, ND 58701

Secondary: Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center (remainder quilts)
(Providing services to children victimized by abuse)
20 1st St SW Suite 202, Minot, ND 58701

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