Donation Quilts

2013 Coral Springs Quilters Inc. - Friendship Bouquet 90" x 90"

Friendship Bouquet 90 in. x 90 in. :: Created by Coral Springs Quilt Guild guided by Judy Kaplan.

2013 Donation Quilt created by Coral Springs Quilt Guild guided by Judy Kaplan.
Custom Quilted by Linda Wilson
Benefits Gilda's Club, Ft. Lauderdale.

Members of the Coral Springs Quilters Guild completed this striking quilt with a combination of pieced and hand appliqued blocks. Linda Wilson's exquisite custom quilting adds to the beauty of this year's donation quilt. Proceeds benefit Gilda's Club of Fort Lauderdale, a free cancer-support community for women, men, children and teens with all types of cancer and their families and friends.

Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Drawing is Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Broward Quilt Expo, War Memorial Auditorium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. You need not be present to win. Florida Registration #CH5112


2013 East Sunrise Quilters - A Great Wave

A Great Wave :: Created by East Sunrise Quilters 2013 Donation quilt created by East Sunrise Quilt Guild
Benefits The Pantry of Broward Inc.

"A Great Wave" is made in a pattern called "Blooming Nine Patch".  The quilt, which is queen size, uses 8 different fabrics, varying in shades from off white to to blues reaching a dark blue color with a gold design on the outer edge.  The back of the quilt is a Japanese design depicting a great wave and a mountain at night.

Tickets are $1.00, or 6 for $5.00 benefiting The Pantry of Broward Inc.



2015 Quilting in the Pines Guild - Nine-Patch Tango 85" x 85"

Nine-Patch Tango 85 x 85 :: Created by Quilting in the Pines Guild. Created by Quilting in the Pines Guild members for Broward Quilt Expo 2015.

Custom quilted by Nora Bordach, Pembroke Pines, FL • Approx. size: 85” x 85”

Proceeds benifit Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center in Pembroke Pines, Broward County, FL


Raffle drawing to be held March 14, 2015 at the War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Tickets are $1.00 per ticket or 6 for $5.00. You need not be present to win.  Florida Registration #: CH33954


2013 Southern Stars Quilt Guild Inc. - Jewel Box

Jewel Box :: Created by Southern Stars Quilt Guild Inc.

2013 Donation quilt created by Southern Stars Quilt Guild Inc

Custom quilted by Beth Anderson (Sew Be It)
Benefits Hollywood Rotary Club

Jewel Box is a king-sized quilt in jewel tone batiks and white-on-white pieced by members of Souther Stars Quilt Guild and quilted by Beth Anderson.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 with proceeds going to the Hollywood Rotary Club for their work with various local groups.

The drawing will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 by the Hollywood Rotary Club.



2013 West Broward Quilters' Guild - Circle of Friendship 100" x 100"

Circle of Friendship 100 x 100 :: Created by West Broward Quilter's Guild. 2013 Donation quilt created by West Broward Quilters’ Guild

Custom quilted by Helia Ricci

Benefits Boggy Creek Children's Retreat
Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Drawing is Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Broward Quilt Expo, War Memorial Auditorium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.


Volunteer Opportunities

Calling all guild members! We need your help in making BQE a success. Behind the scenes or out front, there are many opportunities to volunteer all 3 days of the show. From collecting, organizing and hanging quilts and special exhibits to greeting visitors, we need help to make the show run smoothly. Others are needed to help with workshops, demos, the mini auction and Quiltique, not to mention taking down and returning quilts at the close of the show.

Without volunteers, we have no show. Please donate a few hours of your time to make BQE the best quilt show ever. Contact your guild’s BQE representative for details.




Our site acts as the venue for member guilds to list quilts made for the purpose of raising funds. Broward Quilt Expo, Inc. is not involved in the actual transaction between guilds and individuals purchasing tickets. As a result, we have no control or nor accept any responsibility over any part of the transaction for buying or selling tickets, or the award process.

Challenge Rules


BQE invites the members of its sponsoring guilds to participate in this special challenge.

“Spool”, as defined by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Spool, a usually low-flanged or unflanged cylinder on which thread, wire, cable, paper, film, straps, or tape is wound for distribution or use.

  • Bobbin, a cylinder or reel on which a quantity of thread, yarn or wire is wound for use in a particular machine or device
  • Cable reel used to carry various types of electrical wires

Quilters, however, when hearing this word, have many different definitions for “spool”, and all sorts of images come to mind... spools of thread, antique wooden spools, and spool quilt patterns, to name a few.  But as we know, there are many more ideas out there for all of us!!  Use your imagination and make a challenge quilt!

There are no fabric requirements for this challenge, but there are some

  1. Size can be any combination of a length and width with the perimeter totaling NO MORE than 144”; your quilt can be any size you want smaller than 144” total, as long as the 4 sides do not add up to more than 144”. Examples of possible quilt sizes:  52”x20”, 48”x24”, 42”x30”, 36”x36”, or any odd size whose length and width are less than or equal to 144”.
  2. Orientation can be either portrait or landscape.
  3. The entry must be a standard quilt with three layers, and quilted – creative finishing is allowed.
  4. There must be a 4” sleeve for hanging and a label on the back of the quilt.
  5. The BQE Challenge is open to any member of the five (5) Broward County Quilt Guilds:  Coral Springs, East Sunrise, Quilting in the Pines, Southern Stars and West Broward.  There is no entry fee.
  6. Only one entry per person.  Use the regular BQE quilt entry form for your challenge quilt.
  7. Information for your challenge quilt entry delivery to the show will be the same as for all BQE

Quilts will be judged on theme interpretation, construction and overall appearance. Cash prizes will be awarded. Challenge quilts are also eligible for the Viewer’s Choice

Questions? Contact your BQE Guild Representative 
Coral Springs
Charlotte Noll
Diane Baxter
East Sunrise
Lois Hammond
Debbie DeJesse
Quilting in the Pines
Elena Madara
Southern Stars
Karla Irby
West Broward
Linda Wilson

Download Challenge Rules