Batavia's Quilt and Textile Show

2016 Event Hours

Fri., July 15: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Sat., July 16: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sun., July 17: 10:00am – 5:00pm


$6 adults
$5 Seniors (60+)
Children 10 & under are free


Shannon Hall at the Eastside Community Center
14 N. Van Buren St.
Batavia, IL 60510

Batavia Textile

Show Information

The Batavia Quilt and Textile show, developed by the Batavia Depot Museum to help fund new exhibits and programs, began in July 2007.   The annual show is held at the Batavia Park District’s historic Eastside Community Center, 14 North Van Buren Street. Since 2007 the show has continued to grow and features over 100 beautiful quilts made by local quilters, a vendor hall that features new products and demonstrations.

Quilt Technique DemonstrationsSaturday: Quilt Appraisals

Lynn Contri, Professional Quilt Appraiser, will be available on Saturday, July 16, from 10 am- 5 pm. The fee is $35 per quilt – please allow 30 minutes for each appraisal. Walk-Ins are welcome, but if you’d like to schedule an appointed time please contact the Batavia Depot Museum at 630-406-5274 or


Sunday Program: Why is it called a Sad Iron?

A sad iron is a heavy flat iron that was heated on the stove top to press fabric before electric irons were invented. Can you imagine making a quilt using one of these? Not to mention doing every stitch by hand! Luann Bombard will talk about the history of sad irons at 11 am and again at 2 pm. FREE with Quilt Show admission.



Special Feature: Commemorative Quilts

A special exhibit of commemorative quilts will be on display on the stage in Shannon Hall. Quilts will depict special life events: birth, marriage, graduation, college, anniversary, retirement, etc. FREE with Quilt Show admission.


Quilt Raffle

The Prairie Star Quilters Guild will have raffle tickets available to purchase for a chance to win this beautiful quilt. The quilt was a group effort (a block exchange within a quilting bee).  Sherena Titus pieced the blocks together and quilted it


Lunch/Concessions Available

On Saturday and Sunday a variety of sandwiches, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase in the Vendor Hall. Proceeds benefit the development of exhibits and educational programs at the Batavia Depot Museum.





Quilts for a Cause

The Batavia Quilt & Textile Show is honored to have two unique booths representing non-profit organizations that provide quilts to comfort families going through difficult times.

Gift of Hope

Perhaps the greatest gift one can give is the gift of life, and during the sixth annual Quilt & Textile Show, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network will be on hand displaying quilts that portray just that. Honoring legacies and connecting lives, Gift of Hope and its Donor Family Advisory Council are piecing together quilts honoring the men, women and children who have given the gift of hope through organ and tissue donation. The purpose of the quilts is to help families pay homage to their loved ones' legacies, as well as extend the impact of their precious gifts through public awareness.
Visitors who view the Gift of Hope quilts will also have the opportunity to register to become an organ and tissue donor. For more information about becoming a donor, visit

Quilts of Valor
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover ALL combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. This foundation works with local quilt shops that offer monthly sewing sessions to provide these quilts. So far through the efforts of the foundation quilters across the country have made over 40,000 “Quilts of Valor” and presented them to combat veterans from all military branches, including World War II veterans, Vietnam veterans, and active duty service members. For more information about this organization, visit