Wyoming Quilt Shop Hop

The Wyoming Quilt Shop Hop began this past week on May 28th.  The Shop Hop ends on September 3rd.  There are 23 participating shops.  Each shop will provide one free pattern for a quilt block and stamp your passport.  Don’t forget to sign up for the door prize.  After having your passport validated by at least 12 shops you can mail it in to be entered into the Grand prize drawing.  Do you need a passport?  You can get one at one of the shops or you can print one from  Join in the summer fun and help support your local Wyoming Quilt Shops.

Row by Row – Taste the Experience

The Row by Row Shop Hop begins June 21st and ends September 3rd.  This is a shop hop type event with no fees, no passports and all summer to play.  Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt.  Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer.  Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!  To find other shops that are participating go to

Check out the Wyoming Facebook page too!

Prizes, collectibles and more fun!  Create a quilt using at least 8 different rows and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6 ¼ yards of fabric!).  Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize!

Laramie Quilts of Valor Group

Laramie has an official Quilts of Valor group. The Laramie QOV group meets every other month, but the meeting time is dependent on what the group has going on that month.  Please join this group if you are interested in participating.  We would love to welcome you to our group.  Check the Laramie QOV website for more details or email the group at

The group will be having a quilt show July 1-31, 2018 at Quilt Essentials.  All the quilts that are currently made will be on display.  The group members will be in the shop on July 14th to meet with visitors who come in.  The members of this group donate their time, talent and fabric to this important cause.  Quilt Essentials accepts donations for the group to be used in the shop to purchase fabric, batting and other supplies for the quilts that are made.

The official meetings for the calendar year are scheduled for the 1st Saturday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 9:30 during the open sew from 8:00-noon.

Cost: Free

Late Night Quilters

This evening is for you!  Join us on the 4th Wednesday of every month.  Quilter’s can come in from 5:00 pm and stay until 9:00 pm.  Bring your sewing machine or hand work or just come by to chat a while. Finish up a project or start something new. There may even be an occasional free demo.   We are having potluck dinners so please RSVP to if you will be attending.

Cost: Free

Higher Ground Quilt Show

The Higher Ground Fair is hosting its debut Higher Ground Quilt Show September 21 and 22, 2019.  The quilt show is a celebration of quilters from across the Rocky Mountain region of Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and New Mexico. The event will be held at the Albany County Fairgrounds in Laramie, WY. Entries will be accepted until September 5th, 2018. The entry fee is $10 per quilt or a flat-rate fee of $25 for three or more quilts. No fee for display-only quilts.

To find out more about the quilt show or the Higher Ground Fair itself, please visit our website

Registration Policy

Student Expectations
Students are expected to show up on time for class and be prepared to learn.  Please be respectful of others and their desire to learn.  Class supplies should be purchased prior to class.

Class & Club Fees/Registration
Register early, as class/club space is limited. Payment must be received prior to class/club to guarantee a spot. Please remember that if payment is not made, you are NOT registered.

You may call with your credit card info or come into the store. Once you pay for your class, you will receive a supply list. If you have required supplies at home, by all means, bring them. If not, we would appreciate it if you would purchase the supplies from us. We'll offer you a 10% discount on the fabric, tools, and other class supplies purchased from Quilt Essentials.  If there is no registration fee then there isn't a 10% discount.

Cancellation Policy
We have a 7 day cancellation policy. If you cancel 7 days in advance, your class/club fee can be transferred to another class/club or be used as store credit. If you cancel in less than 7 days, you forfeit your fee.