1996The Black Canyon Quilt Show was started in 1996 by a small group of women from Friendship Quilters of Western Colorado. What has become an annual event was first held in the lobby area only of the Montrose Pavilion. Over the years, the show has grown to fill most of the Pavilion for three days and now hosts a variety of vendors.

The Black Canyon Quilt Show was incorporated in December 2009 and is coordinated by a volunteer board of directors comprised of representatives from Columbine Quilters, Friendship Quilters of Western Colorado and San Juan Quilters. As soon as one quilt show is finished, work begins on the next one!

Quilters in the Montrose area have the common goal of promoting the art of quilting. The purpose of the Black Canyon Quilt Show, Inc. is to promote the art of quilting through an annual quilt show and ongoing educational opportunities.