Special Events

Del Mar Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

This show will be helt Thursday May 11 through Saturday, May 13th. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM. Demonstration shift hours are 10 AM to 1 PM and 1 PM to 4 PM.

This commercial show is a wonderful opportunity to promote membership in our chapters. Vendors offering supplies in quilting, sewing, needle arts, beading, books and crafts, attend this event. We will need approximately twelve demonstrators to man our booth over the three days.

The Craft Fair is offering free admission to all guild members. Just bring a copy of the admission coupon supplied by your chapter in the newsletter. Parking at the fairgrounds is $13.00 so sign up with a friend and carpool to the show. Sign-ups can be done through your chapter's calendar coordinator starting in March or by contacting Margi Thornburgh.

Stitched needlework will be needed to display in the booth Please contact JMargi to loan your pieces for the show. All items to be displayed in the booth are needed by the SDANG program meeting on May 9th.

San Diego County Fair

The Del Mar Fair theme is Where the West is Fun! The fair will open on Friday, June 2nd at 4 PM and run through Tuesday, July 4th. The theme this year is the Western Lifestyle and History including Hollywood Westerns & Cowboys.

We will start demonstrating on Saturday June 3rd. There are 2 shifts per day 11am to 1:30pm and 1:30pm to 4pm on weekdays. Weekend shifts are 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4 pm. 

The fair will be closed on the first four Mondays: June 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th and on the first two Tuesdays: June 6th and 13th.

Competition handbooks are available online only, at  http://www.sdfair.com/entry. The handbook should be available on the website soon. 

You must submit your entry form to the fair by 11:59PM on Friday May 5th. The entry form can be printed and mailed to the Del Mar fairgrounds. Entries must be delivered to the fairgrounds on Tuesday May 16th and Wednesday 17th   from noon to 7 PM. 

NEW THIS YEAR! Entry pick up will be on Friday July 7th from noon to 7 PM. Contact the Fair Office at 858-792-4207 x2458 regarding any entry questions.


The demonstration calendar will be at the March meetings for signups.