Broward Quilt Expo 2021

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Broward Quilt Expo - 2021 - A new beginning

A new venue

   * Charles F Dodge City Center 

        601 SW City Center Blvd.

        Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

A new month - rescheduled due to coronavirus

  * October 22 - 24th, 2021

        Friday night - Awards Ceremony/Lecture - Mezzanine

        Saturday & Sunday - Quilt Expo - Main Hall


See for quilt categories and rules


Entries are $15 for guild members, $25 for non-guild members


Challenge - open to guild members only


Registration for classes, quilt entry and ticket sales for "Get it Quilted" raffe - all open up June1, 2021











The Charles F. Dodge City Center Pembroke Pines, is in the heart of Pembroke Pines, the second-largest city in Broward County, and is nestled between Mediterranean style residences, casual-chic and family-style restaurants featuring international cuisine and numerous name-brand stores and shopping malls. The city center is a multi-use facility that serves the community by hosting events such as Banquets, Conferences, Concerts, Meetings, Social Events,Trade Shows, and facilitating local events which will promote civic, educational and community pride. 

This SMG managed facility offers 45,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space. Besides its intelligent design, the City Center is also visually striking, attendees will notice the modern contemporary architecture with its sleek lines and the unique layout of the facility. 

The City Center's largest space is the Great Hall which measures over 23,000 square-feet. This impressive space offers room for over 3,200 guests seated theater style, 2400 for concerts, 1,300 classroom style, 1,120 banquet style and over 100 exhibits for trade shows. The Mezzanine is 4,544 square-feet and can seat up to 210 guests for banquets. The center also offers twelve (12) flexible meeting rooms with 5,804 square feet of state-of-the art amenities and accommodates up 300 attendees. 

Supporting these spaces are the City Center's well-equipped catering facilities by SAVOR which means, that everything from coffee breaks to five-course banquets, will run seamlessly. Ample space for freight access into the Great Hall offers added convenience for larger events. If you can imagine it, we can make it happen.





The Challenge is on !!!!!

Challenge Quilt Design Guidelines  -Elements – Earth, Wind, Fire & Water

There are no fabric requirements for this challenge – use one element or all, or any combination of the four, but there are some rules:

1.      Size can be any combination of a length and width with the perimeter totaling NO MORE than 144 inches.

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 seven (7) BQE Participating member Quilt Guilds:  Coral Springs, East Sunrise, Quilting in the Pines, Southern Stars, South Florida Modern, Ocean Waves and West Broward.  

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.

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 Award.

BQE Raffle

Get it Quilted >>>>>


Due to postponement of Expo the new dates for the raffle are.....

     ticket sales begin June 1, 2021

     drawing October 1, 2021

     quilt to BQE long-armer by October 15, 2021

     quilting to be done during the show on Saturday and Sunday

BQE 2021 Lecture and Workshops Schedule



Friday night lecture -

Maribeth Schmit - Entering your quilts in shows: What a judge sees

Saturday –

Classroom 1 - Ellen Lindner - Grow with the Flow - full day

Classroom 2 - Linda Hungerford - Domestic machine quilting –  full day

Classroom 3 - Maribeth Schmit - Fantastic Finishes - full day

Classroom 4 - Joe Cunningham - Creative Design

Sunday -

Classroom 1 - Nicole Kaplan - Tiny Piecing - half day

Classroom 2 - Debbie K - Liberated Houses - half day

Classroom 3 - Joe Cunningham - Rock the Block, Block Style - full day

Classroom 4 - open - to be decided

connections to websites -

Ellen Lindner -

Maribeth Schmit -

Joe Cunningham -

Quilt entry category - EXHIBIT ONLY - it's back for 2021

Entry fee $10

Your quilt will not be judged but will be hung in the show.  All quilts entered as Exhibit Only may be offered for sale by the owner.

If sold, BQE will receive a 10% fee for the sale and collect sales tax from the purchaser. Sold quilts may be picked up by the purchaser on Monday October 25, 2021.