Welcome to the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame Website

On these pages you will find our "virtual" Hall celebrating and honoring the contributions of Arizonans to quiltmaking and educating the public about quiltmaking, its history and artisans. We invite you to explore our regular monthly features in the Featured Quiltmaker gallery and the Hall of Fame Award winners. Take a look at our calendar for upcoming quilt shows and events around the state. If you are interested in joining as a Friend, as a Board member or just getting involved in quilting, please contact us. We love to talk about quilt making and sharing our stories with one and all.



"Every Quilt Tells a Story"and "Every Quilt Needs a Label to Tell Its Story"

You are invited to attend any of the following Arizona Quilt Documentation Session listed below.

4/26/2014 Quilt Documentation Day, Sierra Vista, AZ at the Sierra Vista History Museum. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Appointments are recommended.

Contact the Arizona Quilt Documentation Project at azquiltdoc@yahoo.com or call 480-395-4340 for more information, to schedule an appointment or volunteer.


"Old Spanish Trail" is the 2014 Opportunity Quilt. The Quilt was designed by Evelyn George a 2008 Inductee of the Hall of Fame. Members of the 2013 Hall of Fame Board and friends pieced and quilted this quilt. We will be selling patterns for this beautiful quilt and chances to win it.


Sign up for your FREE Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame e-newsletter! This monthly newsletter will contain the latest news “Heard ‘round the Hall,” quilting tips, and more of interest to Arizona quilters. It’s easy! On our contact page , just give us your name and e-mail address. Put the word “newsletter” on the subject line and hit send.

The Hall of Fame does not share e-mail addresses with any individual, group, or organization. We only use e-mail addresses for our own communications, and you’ll always have the opportunity to opt out, although we don’t know why you would!



Are you on facebook? This fun, social networking site is a great way to say in touch with family, friends and business associates...and keep up with Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame!

It’s easy. If you don’t already have a facebook profile, visit www.facebook.com and register. It’s easy, intuitive and free. Once you’re in your profile, use the search box to look for “Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame, Inc.” Just click “like” and our posts will appear on your wall.

Class of 2014 can be Revealed

The Board is proud to introduce the inductees for 2014 into the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame. The Friends Favorite is Gina Perkes. An award winning quilter, author and teacher from Payson, Gina received the most votes from the Friends of the Hall of Fame. Next is Goldie Richmond, deceased, the subject of a 2012 book entitled Desert Trader: the Life and Quilts of Goldie Tracy Richmond. The third inductee this year will be Laraine Daly Jones, Tucson, the Collections Manager at the Arizona History Museum. All three had impressive qualifications for induction and are well deserving of the honor. Join them at the luncheon on September 28 at the Tucson Doubletree by Hilton when they are inducted by reserving your place at arizonaquiltershalloffame.org. We hope to see you there!

Luncheon selection can be ordered via our paypal link here.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available click here.

2014 Shop of the Year Announced

The Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame is pleased to pronounce Quilting Sisters of Payson Arizona the Shop of the Year as voted on by the Friends of the Hall of Fame. This is the fourth year that the quilters of Arizona have been asked to designate one of the many shops in Arizona the “best”. Opened in 2009, the owners Cheryl and Richard Dolby have a small shop offering the area premium fabrics, books, classes and service that made this an easy selection this year. Congratulations!


Our first Benefit Bidding Auction was so successful, that the Board of Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame has now scheduled a second auction. So mark your calendars for these dates.

Calling all charitable minded quilters who would like to make a small quilt that the AQHOF could use in this auction. We want quilts no larger than 120 inches on the perimeter (which would be 30" wide by 30" long or some such configuration). Any theme, any color, any technique will do. Create something that you believe the rest of the world would want in their private collection of quilts! Go to our website to download an entry form and submit your mini-masterpiece by September 1, 2014.

If you are interested in donating a quilt for the auction please download our Commitment form and send it in.

Mark your calendars for October 21 through October 31, 2014 (our scheduled auction time frame). To make a bid on our quilts during this time period, go online to www.benefitbidding.com and register, then bid. Very simple! All money will be used by the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame to continue our non-profit work in recognizing the contributions of Arizonans, and our Quilt Shops to quilt making in our great state.




Kathleen Bond is the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame Award Winner at the Mountain Top Quilt Show in Prescott, AZ June 6 & 7, 2014

Joanne Bahr. She won the AQHOF award at the Strawberry Patchers Quilt Show on Friday & Saturday, June 13 & 14.
Quilt Name: "De Colores"
Description: Hand pieced "Cathedral Window" pattern. For two years with the help of her mother, who cut squares of fabric for the quilt, Joanne hand pieced this quilt. It is a beautiful piece of art.