Quilts must be dropped off by March 27

Quilt Drop Off Location

Stitched with Love
500 North Custer Rd.  Unit 110
McKinney Texas 75071


Martha Cavazos Fipps 
City of McKinney Environmental Education Coord.  


The Magic of Monarchs Quilt Show


Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Heard Craig Center for the Arts 
205 W. Hunt Street
McKinney, TX 75070

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Download McKinney Monarch Initiative Brochure

Thread your sewing machine, it's time to make a quilt!

The Magic of Monarchs Quilt Show will be held during the middle day of the annual Arts in Bloom Wine & Art Festival
in Downtown McKinney at the Heard Craig Center for the Arts (corner of Church & Hunt Street) on Saturday, April 10 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Why a Monarch themed show? We want to bring awareness about the plight of the Monarch with a form of art that's not represented at the Arts in Bloom festival. The Monarch population has declined by approximately 90 percent since the 1990s, faces habitat loss, and suffers fragmentation in the United States as well as Mexico. Using this distinctive art medium, we would like to present these striking creatures as well as the beauty of their natural environment to the community in an effort to raise awareness to the difficulties they face. We ask you to please submit your handmade butterfly or nature-inspired quilts to help us in this endeavor.

Enter your Quilt in 1 of 3 Categories

  • Mini Quilt measures less than 36x36 inches*.
  • Large Quilt measures more than 36x36 and less than 80x80*.
  • Exhibition Quilts for display purposes only
    *Only Mini & Large Quilts are eligible for People’s Choice Award

Download Quilt Show Guidelines
Quilt Show Schedule 

People's Choice Award
Every guest at the show will receive a ballot with participating quilts.  Voting will end at 2 pm, ballots will be tabulated and winners announced at 3 pm.  There will be a first place and honorable mention award for the Mini and Large categories.   

First Place:  $100 Gift Card from Stitched with Love
Honorable Mention:  $50 Gift Card from Stitched with Love 

Want to learn how you can help save the Monarchs?
Visit information booths during the Quilt Show. We will have representatives from Rooted In, Monarch Watch, Native Plant Society of Texas and Collin County Master Gardeners.  

Stitched with Love has donated a beautiful quilt titled “For observing nature, the best pace is a snail's pace” .  Proceeds from raffle will the donated to the Butterfly House at the Heard Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary.  Tickets are $1 or six for $5.  Tickets can be purchased in person at Stitched with Love before the show.   

Want to learn to sew? 
Visit our sponsor, Stitched With Love located at 500 N. Custer Rd, Unit 110.  Learn more about Stitched with Love by reading this article in Community Impact Magazine.