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Instructor to Teach “Mystical” Longarm Quilting Series

Innova longarm teacher Jamie Wallen to share quilting knowledge
at Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

Joining the faculty for the 25th annual Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza (PNQE), September 13 through 16, is Innova longarm instructor Jamie Wallen. Teaching three days, Jamie will be introducing his internationally known Mystical Quilting series at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

Innova longarm instructor Jamie Wallen.
Innova longarm instructor Jamie Wallen.

For the last two decades, instructor Jamie Wallen has worked to develop his unique quilting style after purchasing his first longarm machine back in the 90s. Ever since, Jamie’s passion for sharing and teaching his technique with others has grown immensely.

In Jamie’s workshops, students have the opportunity to work on Innova longarm machines provided by PNQE sponsor The Longarm Network. For four hours registrants will learn how to properly use a longarm machine while creating a fun project! All six of his classes are designed for beginners and intermediate skill levels.

Students will be learn how to make this in Jamie Wallen's Thursday afternoon workshop Mystical Florals Leaves and Vines from 1 to 5 pm (4 hour class).
Students will learn how to make this design in Jamie Wallen’s Thursday afternoon workshop Mystical Florals Leaves and Vines from 1 to 5 pm (4 hour class).

Jamie will be presenting his signature series of workshops, Mystical Quilting. The first class on Thursday morning titled Mystical Feathers is dedicated to feather work, exploring all feather forms and learning how to apply feather styles to quilting. On Thursday afternoon students can learn how to add florals, leaves, and vine variations to their quilts in the class, Mystical Florals Leaves and Vines. Jamie’s Friday morning workshop, Mystical Grids, comprises of new designs, specifically his Point-to-Point “Mystical Grid Designs.”

For the rest of his classes, Jamie Wallen will teach Mystical Rulers, Mystical Shapes, and Mystical Borders & Blocks. In the Friday afternoon class, Mystical Rulers, Jamie will demonstrate how to use his favorite rulers to save time on projects. His fifth class Mystical Shapes, taught on Saturday morning, will teach students new variations of the common shapes found on quilts. In Jamie’s last class on Saturday afternoon called Mystical Borders & Blocks, students will learn how to use his tricks to tackle making borders and blocks.

Take Jamie Wallen's Mystical Rulers workshop on Friday afternoon from 1 to 5 pm (4 hour class).
Take Jamie Wallen’s Mystical Rulers workshop on Friday afternoon from 1 to 5 pm (4 hour class) to learn how to use rulers to save time on projects.

For the last 25 years, the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza has offered students the most unique workshops taught by a variety of talented instructors. The longarm classes especially, give students the chance to try a machine they would otherwise not have access to. Jamie Wallen does an impeccable job of teaching simplified techniques and methods that will help quilters create masterpieces.

Major Annual Sponsor Brother / Byrne Sewing Connection, Major Sponsors Baby Lock / Hayes Sewing Machine Company, BERNINA / Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting, JanomeElna / Pocono Sew & Vac, Juki / Byrne Sewing Connection, Innova / The Longarm Network, Husqvarna VikingPfaff / The Sew’n Place, Silver Sponsors Gammill, Handi Quilter, Threads Run Thru It, Pocono Sew & Vac, and Special Vendor Sponsors French Connections and Martelli Enterprises have generously sponsored the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

For complete show details and to register online, visit the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

Australian Woman Celebrates Her 20th Year of Entering The World Quilt Competition

Two decades later and quilter Tanya McRae submits yet another beautiful traditional quilt

The spectacular global event, World Quilt New England, continues to be the host of the premiere of the highly renowned World Quilt Competition in Manchester, New Hampshire. Bringing quilt enthusiasts the best quilts from across the globe, many quilters dream of having their work displayed in the competition. For one particular quilter, the competition is a special event she has partaken in year after year.

McRae's first program book from World Quilt & Textile Festival in 1998.
McRae’s first program book from World Quilt & Textile Festival in 1998.

Quilter Tanya McRae, who’s from Wonthaggi Australia, is no stranger to the World Quilt Competition. For the last 20 years, she has diligently submitted her entry from Australia. McRae’s first quilt submission was back in 1998 when the show was held at Pasadena, California. During that time World Quilt New England was a traveling show and titled World Quilt & Textile. Flash forward twenty years, and Tanya continues to produce beautiful masterpieces, entering her quilt in this year’s 22nd annual competition.

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Tanya McRae’s 2010 entry Candles of Life.

With the World Quilt Competition now in its 22nd year this August, McRae reminisces on the past twenty years and her experiences with Mancuso Show Management’s quilt festival.  Tanya even kept her flyer from the first World Quilt Competition she entered. Her use of vibrant colors and technical patterns in her traditional style quilts makes her work unique and recognizable after all these years! Looking back eight years ago, we were able to find her 2010 entry Candles of Life as well as her traditional quilt Day’s End from last year.

The competition, which includes entries from across the globe, is the largest international quilt festival to date with 15 countries participating in the competition. These countries over the years have included Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and of course Australia.

McRae’s quilt will appear at the Manchester venue, and be judged with the other entrants and has the opportunity to be selected to travel across the country to three other Mancuso Show Management quilt festivals. These shows include The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in September, Pacific International Quilt Festival in October, and World Quilt Florida in January.

Tanya McRae's 2017 entry Day's End.
Tanya McRae’s 2017 entry Day’s End.

Be sure to check out Tanya McRae’s quilt along with the other international quilts in Manchester, NH from August 16-18 at the Center of New Hampshire! Offering workshops, a number of exhibits and a large Merchants Mall, the quilter in you is sure to have a great time! For complete show information on World Quilt New England visit: www.quiltfest.com.

Major Sponsors Innova Longarm Systems / Olde City Quilts, PfaffHusqvarna Viking/ Nashua Sew & Vac and Silver Sponsors Gammill / The 12th Stitch Quilts and Handi Quilter / Bits ‘n Pieces have generously sponsored the 2018 World Quilt New England.

The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza Celebrating its Silver Anniversary in 2018

September 13-16, 2018
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA

25 in color

You are invited to celebrate the world of quilting and the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza’s 25th Anniversary as the event returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, September 13-16, 2018. PNQE remains a spectacular show of creation, innovation, and education where show-goers will enjoy a unique and beautiful display of over 600 quilts and works of textile and wearable art from across the globe. Plus, as past visitors know, the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza features an amazing Merchants Mall filled to the brim with booths, offering everything the quilter, needlecrafter, textile artist and home sewers need to quench their creative thirsts. The Extravaganza, the largest and most comprehensive quilt festival in a state that is known for its rich history of quilting, will be dishing up all the ingredients needed for a successful quilt show.

Talent, creativity, and expertise surround PNQE …

Quilters have the opportunity to display their quilts at PNQE by submitting works to the annual juried quilt competition. This year’s quilt competition themed A Day in the Life, asks entrants to tell us what a day in the life of a quilt artist is like. This competition will include magnificent works by some of the nation’s finest quilt and fiber artists. Attendees can witness these quilts including the international entries and select U.S. winner from the 2018 World Quilt Competition. Plus, you can take part in judging by casting your vote for the Viewer’s Choice Award. The winner will be announced on www. quiltfest.com following the close of the Extravaganza.

A renowned faculty will offer a wide variety of workshops for the beginner to the more advanced quilter and textile artist. Opportunities to learn new techniques and skills will be available with a wide array of workshops presented by the 2018 faculty that includes Sarah Bond (PA), Augusta Cole (VA), Gyleen Fitzgerald (MD), Marjan Kluepfel (CA), Deborah Konchinsky (PA), Dierdra McElroy (CA), Bobbie Bergquist (NH), Beth Dix (NC), Joan Jones (NJ), Joyce Teng (TX), Erin Underwood (MD), Marilyn Urciuoli (NH), Judy Donovan (PA), Phyllis Twigg Hatcher (MD), and Jamie Wallen (IN).

Augusta Cole’s lecture, A Collage of Tricks, Tips and Tidbits will be presented on Friday afternoon at the event. This lecture promises to entertain you with fun, friends, laughs, tricks, tips and tidbits every quilter should know. This event is included with Registration or General Admission.

Back again this year will be the entertaining runway fashion shows! PNQE Goes Fashion – is included in your show entrance or registration. The two Fashion Shows are both moderated by award-winning wearable, bead and fiber artist Judy Donovan. Thursday afternoon, Judy will present her own work in Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Art, Music & Humor in Clothing! Join Judy as she moderates Saturday afternoon’s SewBatik Challenge Fashion Show. Entries to the challenge will be viewed, judged, and awarded Judge’s Choice, Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice. Come to one or both – you’ll be glad you did!

Also, for your viewing pleasure, there will be over twenty special exhibitions on display including works by local guilds. These guilds, The Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild, Quilters of the Round Table, and the Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild, will be providing the show with quilts created by members of their guild. The exhibits will showcase the unique styles and adaptions of the different quilt groups. Among these exhibits, there are international entries and select United States winners from the 2018 World Quilt Competition. These beautiful works of quilt art from across the globe are a must see!

Another special exhibit that the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza is honored to present is the contemplative juried exhibit of fiber art titled “Threads of Resistance.” Created by the Artist Circle Alliance, this contemporary exhibit is one that addresses current issues Americans are facing in this day and age. It is a great example of how quilting is an art form that can not only provoke emotions but communicate different points of view.

Certified Appraiser Phyllis Twigg Hatcher will be in attendance, appraising new and old quilts Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to any registrant who signs up for an appointment. Patrons will have the chance to explore the Merchants Mall inside the show, which includes 50+ vendors from across the country. Bringing the latest products in the quilt world to PNQE, exhibitors provide everything from fabric to thread, needles to sewing machines, and patterns to batting!

With all the products, workshops, and exhibits the quilt festival offers, the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza continues to be at the center of it all for quilt, fiber, wearable and textile art. Join Mancuso Show Management as they celebrate 25 great years in the Greater Philadelphia area!

The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza is supported by Major Annual Sponsor Brother / Byrne Sewing Connection; Major Sponsors Baby Lock / Hayes Sewing Machine Company, BERNINA / Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting, JanomeElna / Pocono Sew & Vac, Juki / Byrne Sewing ConnectionInnova / The Longarm Network; Silver Sponsors Gammill / Threads Run Thru It,  Handi Quilter / Pocono Sew & Vac; and Special Vendor Sponsors French Connections and Martelli Enterprises.

For complete show details and to register online, visit Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

 

Pacific International Quilt Festival Announces 2018 Special Vendor Sponsors

Creative Ps & Qs, APQS, & IntelliQuilter generously sponsor quilt festival competition

Mancuso Show Management returns to the West Coast for the 27th year of the Pacific International Quilt Festival. On October 11 through the 14, the quilt festival will have exhibits, informative workshops, and competition quilts that can be viewed at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

Each year the festival puts on an extensive merchants mall including exhibitors, some of whom are special vendor competition sponsors. This year, the festival is proud to welcome Creative P’s and Q’s, APQS: Quilt Forever, and IntelliQuilter as special vendor sponsors who have graciously agreed to sponsor the Pacific International Quilt Festival’s competitions.

NewestCreative P’s and Q’s is an online quilt store, which can be found on Etsy, offering its own exclusive quilting patterns and kits created by Pernille Gutschick who is a prize-winning quilter. With 180+ shades of Hoffman 1895 Bali Watercolor batiks in stock, Creative P’s and Q’s are the purveyors of the rainbow. They carry a wide selection of colorful and intriguing batiks with prints and digitally printed fabrics. The shop also manufactures their own exclusive precuts as well as commercially produced ones.

APQS_Quilt_Forever_logo_4C_HAPQS hand crafts their quilting machines in Carroll, Iowa. Previously known as the American Professional Quilting Systems, this shop has been providing customers with superior quality long-arm machines for more than 30 years.

 

Intelliquilter_webIntelliQuilter offers an after-market add-on for long-arm and mid-arm quilting machines. The motor control system can easily be attached to the carriage and machine head. These products make it easier to switch between computerized and free-hand mode. IntelliQuilter is available to use for even some of our other sponsors like APQS, Bernina, Gammill. HandiQuilter, Innova, and Nolting.

Be sure to visit these sponsors online and stop by their booths to further discuss products and quilting!

Founding Sponsor Bernina/ California Sewing & Vacuum, Major Annual Sponsor Brother / Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Centers, Major Sponsors Gammill-Baby Lock / Meissner Sewing & Vacuum Centers, Janome/ Ray’s Sewing Machine Center, Husquarna-Viking/ U.S. Sewing & Vacuum, PFAFF/ AAA Vacuums & Sewing, Juki / California Sewing & Vacuum, Innova /Sew So Shop: Creations in Quilting & Long Arming, Silver Sponsor Handi Quilter, Special Exhibit Sponsor Nolting Longarm Quilting Machines, Special Vendor Sponsors Creative P’s & Q’s, APQS: Quilt Forever, and IntelliQuilter have generously sponsored the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

For complete show details and to register online, visit www.quiltfest.com.

The End to Another Great Year in New Jersey!

Winners of the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey,  April 26-29, 2018

The fourteenth year of the Quilt and Sewing Fest of New Jersey has officially come to a close. This year’s festival was enjoyed by all in attendance. With a great faculty, a large Merchants Mall with over 50 exhibitors, and quilts for everyone’s viewing pleasure, it’s no surprise it was so well received by the public!

Attendees from near and far came to the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey to witness the incredible works of quilters in the Tri-State area. The competition was fierce with over 60 extraordinary quilts entered in the annual Tri-State Competition.

Best of Show Sewing is Beleafing by Christine Wickert
Best of Show
Sewing is Beleafing
by Christine Wickert

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey had a number of local guilds provide exhibits containing their members best work. These collections of quilts included those created by The Empire Quilters Guild, Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild, North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, and NYC Metro Modern Quilters. Local quilters also presented one-person shows such as Edward Bostick’s Narratives, Tributes & Legacies of African Americans and A Quilter’s View of the U.S. by Deb Hathaway Hunter.

Residents of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania entered their quilts into the competition hoping to win the prestigious Best of Show award. This year Christine Wickert’s hand pieced, hand appliqued, and hand quilted Sewing is Beleafing, was the official Best of Show quilt for the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey.

Special Award Best of New Jersey Autumn Frames on Point by Phyllis Garnant
Special Award
Best of New Jersey
Autumn Frames on Point
by Phyllis Garnant

The second-place award went to The Halo Medallion, by Doris Prol, with Nancy Breland’s Ginkgos in Sunshine coming in third. Attendees were thrilled to see the special award, the Best of New Jersey quilt, go to Autumn Frames! This quilt was made by Middletown’s very own Phyllis Garnant.

All entries were judged by renowned instructor Bobbie Bergquist and certified appraiser Phyllis Twigg Hatcher. Each judge was also able to choose a quilt to award their Judge’s Choice ribbon to. Bergquist’s pick was Barbara Khan’s Enchanted Flowers, and Hatcher’s choice was Rachel Derstine’s Maples on Water.

Viewers' Choice Patima by Sarah Reindel
Viewers’ Choice
Patima
by Sarah Reindel

The quilt that stole the NJ show, however, was the Viewers’ Choice quilt. At the quilt festival, attendees have the opportunity to vote for their favorite quilt in the competition. On the last day, the votes were counted and the Viewers’ Choice ribbon was awarded to Sarah Reindel for her quilt Patima. To view all the winners in the 2018 Tri-State Quilt Competition click here.

Interested in entering a quilt in one of our quilt competitions? Our next show is at World Quilt New England in Manchester, New Hampshire where the distinguished World Quilt Competition will be held. Visit www.quiltfest.com to enter the competition. Your very own quilt could be hanging at our quilt festival!

Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Sew Jersey, Major Vendor Sponsors Baby LockElna Janome/Pocono Sew & VacBERNINAInnova/Olde City QuiltsPfaffAbove and BeyondHusqvarna VikingStony Brook Sew & Vac Superstores, and Silver Sponsors Gammill and Handi Quilter generously sponsored The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey.

World Quilt New England Offers All Inclusive Show & Hotel Package

Manchester, New Hampshire: August 16 – 18, 2018

Just as the ever-popular World Quilt New England (WQNE) will be back for the 16th year, so too will Mancuso Show Management’s official show and hotel package. When you join WQNE in Manchester this August, Thursday the 16th through Saturday the 18th, you have the chance to not only explore beautiful New Hampshire but also take advantage of the remarkable benefits of WQNE’s show & hotel package.

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Pictured: The Manchester Downtown Hotel (soon to be DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester).

This amazing offer continues to make traveling to the summer quilt festival accessible and carefree. Just like WQNE’s slogan, “You get here, we’ll do the rest…” suggests, World Quilt New England gives its show patrons the most convenient and affordable quilt festival experience.

With the package, World Quilt New England offers attendees a 3 or 4-night stay at the event’s official host hotel. Check-in to the Manchester Downtown Hotel (soon to be DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester) on Wednesday, August 15th or Thursday, August 16th. Complimentary breakfast coupons for each morning and courtesy hotel parking for one vehicle is also included. Then on Sunday, August 19th, check out so you can head home to start that newly inspired quilting project! *If interested in adding additional hotel nights, please contact our office at (215) 862-5828.

Patrons will also receive show pre-registration, a choice of one full-day Thursday, Friday or Saturday workshop (up to a $75 value) workshop taught by exceptional faculty, and access to the afternoon lecture with renowned instructor Esterita Austin Thursday at 4:30 pm. Also included is a favorite activity among attendees, you do not want to miss out on Friday’s World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social at 4:30 pm! The Special Luncheon Presentation, facilitated this year by Laura Wasilowski on Saturday at 12:30 pm, is sure to make the all-inclusive experience all the more enjoyable!

The show opens each day at 10 am and closes at 5 pm, where with your pre-registration, you will be granted admission to the large Merchants Mall, filled with every kind of quilt and sewing product you could imagine. While inside, admire the stunning display of quilts including the exciting premiere of the 22nd World Quilt Competition and special exhibits.

Vacation with us in the city that booms in the summer; located in the heart of New England, you will fall in love with not only our astounding quilts but the charming city in which World Quilt New England is held. When you’re the largest city in the state, with dozens of fine dining and shopping options, it’s sure to be a destination for all. This lively city of New Hampshire has a plethora of entertainment, from theaters to museums to sports games, giving tourists something to see, do, and explore. Manchester seems to have something for everyone, so come experience it for yourself!

Major Sponsors Innova Longarm Systems / Old City Quilts, PfaffHusqvarna Viking / Nashua Sew & Vac and Silver Sponsors Gammill and Handi Quilter / Bits ‘n Pieces have generously sponsored the 2018 World Quilt New England. 

For complete show and hotel package details, visit: www.quiltfest.com. Click here for a printable Registration Form or please reference a copy of the form enclosed in the WQNE brochure. Book your stay in Manchester today!

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey Opens Tomorrow at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center

97 Sunfield Ave, Raritan Center, Edison, NJ 08837
April 26-29, 2018

Mancuso Show Management is excited to be introducing the fourteenth annual Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey tomorrow, April 26th. From Thursday to Sunday the quilt festival will be open to the public. Located at a new location this year, the show will be held at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, New Jersey. The facility is in the Raritan Center at 97 Sunfield Ave.

NJ-Convention-CenterFor those interested in exploring the Merchants Mall and viewing a beautiful display of over 400 quilts, wearable, and textile works, general admission is $13. This includes re-admittance and can be purchased on-site during show hours (Sunday only admission is $11). Accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted for free. Interested in group rates? Discounts for groups of 20 or more can be arranged (call 215-862-5828 for more details). The show opens its doors promptly at 10 am and will close at 5 pm. On Sunday the show will close an hour earlier at 4 pm.

Anyone wanting to take a workshop or get a quilt appraised can do so at the festival’s registration desk. A registration fee of $20, that includes show admission, is required to sign up for any workshop. There are 10 instructors teaching 14 different workshops so you are sure to find a class you’ll like!

Be sure to bring a friend or two and enjoy a weekend at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey!

Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Sew Jersey, Major Vendor Sponsors Baby LockElnaJanome/Pocono Sew & Vac, BERNINAInnova/Olde City Quilts, Pfaff/ Above and Beyond, Husqvarna Viking/ Stony Brook Sew & Vac Superstores, and Silver Sponsors Gammill and Handi Quilter generously sponsor The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey.

For complete show details or to register online, please visit www.quiltfest.com.

Eti David Brings Cultural Lenses to WQNE Workshop

Talented Israeli Instructor and Quilter
to Travel to Manchester for Global Event

Pictured: International Instructor Eti David.
Pictured: International Instructor Eti David.

For the 16th annual World Quilt New England (WQNE) taking place at the Center of New Hampshire, attendees are anticipating so much more than fabric and thread. During the quilt festival, held from Thursday, August 16 to Saturday, August 18, eager students have the opportunity to further their quilting education. Individuals can sign up for workshops and be taught by a lineup of 12 wonderful instructors. This year World Quilt New England has the honor of hosting international instructor Eti David, a native of Ramat Hasharon, Israel.

Arriving with her quilts and fabric, she brings an entirely different perspective on the art of quilting. Not only can she impart her skill set and quilting knowledge, she will also offer a cultural lens to her students. This is the reason why World Quit New England, home to international quilts, is the perfect festival to have her participate in.

One Line Variation, WS #001 Thursday, August 16 9 AM – 4 PM
One Line Variation, WS #001
Thursday, August 16
9 AM – 4 PM

Since her beginnings in patchwork and quilting 40 years ago, Eti’s completely immersed herself into the quilting world. In 2005, she attended QSDS (Quilt Surface Design Symposium) one of the most comprehensive art conferences in the world. Here she learned more about fusing and was able to perfect her techniques. This trip would later change her attitude towards art quilts and help shape her current teaching methods.

Eti’s outlook on quilting continues to be inspired by daily life, particularly from the work of painters in her country, and from the simplicity and beauty of the nature around her. She uses commercial fabrics as well as her own hand dyed fabrics to create her quilt masterpieces. Her choices in fabrics helped her win the Hilary Morrow Fletcher Award, “Persistence Pays.” In this particular work titled “Orange Towers,” she practiced using only one fabric for the entire quilt.

Mikado, WS #002 Friday, August 17 9 AM – 4 PM
Mikado, WS #002
Friday, August 17
9 AM – 4 PM

Throughout the years she has partaken in numerous group and solo quilt exhibits in Israel, Europe, and the United States. Eti’s unique approach to quilting and her diverse cultural background is sure to present a new way of viewing the craft of quilting.

Eti will be teaching three full-day workshops each day from 9 am to 4 pm at WQNE. The first titledOne Line Variation will take place on Thursday and will explore the main principles of composition and how complete composition can be attained by the use of lines. In her second workshop Mikado, students will be creating a quilt that represents the Japanese tradition of sleeping on the floor by playing with lines, rhythm, and flow. This class will take place on Friday and her last class, Waves”, will be on Saturday. In this workshop, Eti will show students how to create an interesting and complex flow of waves in their quilt by utilizing an array of colors and shapes.

Waves, WS #003 Saturday, August 18 9 AM – 4 PM
Waves, WS #003
Saturday, August 18
9 AM – 4 PM

As well as an instructor for World Quilt New England, Eti is the official Israeli world quilt coordinator for the World Quilt Competition. From the Manchester venue, select U.S. winners and all international entries, including the ones coordinated by Eti David, will travel across the country to three other Mancuso Show Management quilt festivals in PA, CA, and FL. Eti David will also be the third panelist for the World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social Friday at 4:30 pm.

Major Sponsors Innova Longarm Systems / Old City Quilts, PfaffHusqvarna Viking / Nashua Sew & Vac and Silver Sponsors Gammill and Handi Quilter / Bits ‘n Pieces have generously sponsored the 2018 World Quilt New England. 

For complete show details and to register online, please visit: www.quiltfest.com.

Educate Yourself on the Educators of World Quilt New England

Outstanding Faculty to Present Over Twenty Workshops During Quilt Festival

With the return of World Quilt New England (WQNE) to the Center of New Hampshire, comes new artistry, quilts, and instructors. Celebrating its 16th year in Manchester, Mancuso Show Management’s remarkable quilt festival is scheduled for this summer, Thursday, August 16 through Saturday, August 18. The show offers incredible workshops taught by some of the most extraordinary teachers in the industry.

Mancuso Show Management prides itself on providing instructors who can communicate to students the most innovative ideas, techniques, and methods in the quilting world. The aim, to have a collective faculty of talented, fresh innovators, has resonated positively among registrants. This year is no different.

For the summer of 2018, World Quilt New England is presenting an outstanding group of twelve men and women who will present over twenty different workshops and lectures. Some instructors travel the globe to be here with us, some a few states, and others a few towns over. All, however, bring to the table their own unique style and approach to quilting. If interested in participating in any of the available workshops, don’t wait to sign up! Click here to register. Here’s a peak of at the workshops available:

For those attending who live in the New England area, there are several instructors who live and teach in New Hampshire and Maine. If you haven’t been able to take a class with them yet, be sure to sign up! Nowhere else will you be able to get all these instructors in one place, at one time again!

David Sirota Card Trick, WS #013 Thursday, August 16 9 AM – 4 PM
David Sirota
Card Trick, WS #013
Thursday, August 16
9 AM – 4 PM

The only man on our instructor line up is the one and only David Sirota from the city of Manchester! In his Thursday workshop Card Trick, using the Sirota “No More Tears©” Paper Piecing Method, he has taken the mystery out of basic paper piecing. You’ll be crying tears of joy after learning the method that makes paper piecing done in half the time!

Another native of New Hampshire is Bobbie Bergquist who will be a judge for the competition in addition to instructing a half-day class on Thursday. The workshop, new for 2018, is titled How to Make a 2-Sided Quilt with Quilt As You Go. Learn Bobbie’s simple Quilt As You Go technique where you will learn how to create 2 sided blocks and join them together.

Cyndi Catt Intro to Needle Felting, WS #015 Thursday, August 16 1 PM – 4 PM
Cyndi Catt
Intro to Needle Felting, WS #016
Friday, August 17
1 PM – 4 PM

Fiber enthusiast Cyndi Catt is the last local from New Hampshire, who will be bringing the art of needle felting to the workshops! Anyone looking to learn the basics of needle felting and bring home a cute project of your choice (gnomes, sheep, trees, foxes, owls etc.) then this is the class for you!

Try something new and work on a longarm machine! One of our very talented longarm teachers for this year is Margaret Solomon Gunn. Her Thursday morning class, Dense & Danty Freehand Fills, introduces students to several creative background fills! Join Margaret in the afternoon for her Templates I workshop. This class is perfect for newer longarm users who are interested in learning template techniques and tips. The longarm workshop on Friday morning, Fearless Feathers, is for quilters who want to incorporate feathers into their quilting! By the end of her three half-day classes on Thursday and Friday, you will be a pro at using a Longarm machine. For those more interested in a design workshop, Margaret will also be offering her Creating a Masterpiece half-day workshop on Friday afternoon. During this class, she will be discussing the characteristics of quilts and what makes them true masterpieces! Students will then utilize Margaret’s suggestions and guidelines to create a quilting design for a top.

Judy Engime Let’s Try Something Different!, WS #020 Saturday, August 18 9 AM – 12 PM
Judy Engime
Let’s Try Something Different!, WS #021
Saturday, August 18
9 AM – 12 PM

Or learn the basics of the longarm machines in Judy Engime’s Friday afternoon half day workshop Let’s Get Started – Free Motion Focus or experiment with alternative textiles on the machines in her Saturday morning half day class Let’s Try Something Different! Let’s all be sure to take these Longarm workshops!

A judge, lecturer, and instructor, Esterita Austin is sure to be a presence at this summer’s festival. An internationally award-winning quilt maker and designer, she is well known for her portraiture and stone series as well as her mono printing techniques. Esterita will have three full-day workshops each day suited for all skill levels. Her Luminous Painted Illusions on Thursday and Iridescent Painted Irises on Saturday will both teach students an original technique that uses fusible web to transfer painted imagery to Organza using textile paints. Esterita’s Friday class Animal Portraits will be creating a fabric portrait with an emphasis on color and value. Her lecture, Inspirational Journeys, on Thursday at 4:30 pm will discuss the idea that we can find inspiration for art in the most unlikely places.

Barbara Dann Diamonds in the Sky, WS #008 Friday, August 17 9 AM – 4 PM
Barbara Dann
Diamonds in the Sky, WS #008
Friday, August 17
9 AM – 4 PM

Barbara Dann, an instructor who enjoys teaching techniques that make piecing easier, faster, and more accurate, will be presenting three full-day workshops. Her Thursday class Galaxy will have students making a quilt with the alternating block design. Then on Friday, she will be teaching how to make a quilt that uses corner beam blocks that give your masterpiece an alternating diamond illusion in Diamonds in the Sky. Her final class on Saturday, titled Love Links, involves learning how to make flying geese using the Wing Clipper tool. Barbara is also a panelist on Friday’s World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social at 4:30 pm.

Lecturer, panelist, judge, and instructor Laura Wasilowski will present three classes. In Thursday’s full-day class, Another Nut House, students will learn fusing techniques, how to add hand embroidery, and finally how to bind an art quilt. Then, in the full day Friday class, Improvisational Hand Embroidery on Wool, learn to create a hand embroidered vignette on wool. Her Saturday half-day workshop, titled Tiny Homes, explores the techniques of fusing while creating a little house quilt. If you don’t have time to take Laura’s class, see her at Friday’s 4:30 pm World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social. She will be discussing the quilting world and the direction of the industry with two other panelists. Then catch her luncheon lecture, about quilt making in a series, on Saturday at 12:30 pm.

Joyce Fischer Invisible Machine Applique, WS #016 Friday, August 17 9 AM – 12 PM
Joyce Fischer
Invisible Machine Applique, WS #017
Friday, August 17
9 AM – 12 PM

The official quilt appraiser for the show and an instructor on our faculty this year is Joyce Fischer from New York state. Her Friday half day workshop titled Invisible Machine Applique will teach an invisible machine applique technique where students will learn to prepare applique shapes and background fabric, how to apply prepared shapes, and finally how the technique will give a look of hand applique when applied. Come learn these new skills to make a masterpiece all your own!

Don’t be intimidated by Michele Galloway’s Scared Silly! workshop. The class which is for all skill levels will have you combining color and embroidery with the Crayola Color Tinting technique. Done with hand embroidery, students will leave this Saturday half-day workshop with a fall themed wall quilt.

Erin Underwood Free Motion Machine Quilting, WS #018 Saturday, August 18 9 AM – 4 PM
Erin Underwood
Free Motion Machine Quilting, WS #019
Saturday, August 18
9 AM – 4 PM

Looking to learn the tricks that make machine quilting easier? Erin Underwood has all the answers for you in her Saturday full day workshop Free Motion Machine Quilting. Students will practice border patterns, sashing ideas, and fillers for all that empty white space. You won’t want to miss out on this class!

The international instructor on this year’s faculty is Eti David, from Israel. With 40 years of quilting experience, Eti will be teaching three full-day workshops. She will also be on the panel for the World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social on Friday at 4:30 pm. Her Thursday class, One Line Variation, will examine the principles of composition with an emphasis on lines. Mikado, her Friday class will work with lines, rhythm, and flow while creating a quilt that represents the Japanese tradition of sleeping on the floor. Her last workshop on Saturday, Waves, teaches students how to create a flow of waves by combining curvy lines while using various colors and shapes.

This incredible lineup will have you leaving World Quilt New England with a new method or technique that will be helpful when working toward your next quilting project. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from the best!

Major Sponsors Innova Longarm Systems / Old City Quilts, PfaffHusqvarna Viking / Nashua Sew & Vac and Silver Sponsors Gammill and Handi Quilter / Bits ‘n Pieces have generously sponsored the 2018 World Quilt New England.

For complete show details and to register online, please visit: www.quiltfest.com.

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey

NEW VENUE / NEW DATES

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey Takes Center Stage
at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center
Edison, New Jersey ~ April 26-29, 2018

Mancuso Show Management is excited to announce that The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is moving to a wonderful new venue with late April show dates. The New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ is the new host venue for this always popular event to be held April 26-29, 2018. Serving New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the New York metropolitan and southern New England areas, this remarkable event provides the stage for a unique collection of quilt, wearable and textile art, along with a fabulous Merchants Mall featuring merchandise for all your quilt making and sewing needs! Also available on the Quilt & Sewing Fest agenda are inspiring workshops. Join us for another year of amazing quilting, wonderful shopping and exceptional learning!

The Quilt Fest of New Jersey features fifteen special exhibits plus the entries to the juried and judged Tri-State Quilt Competition showcasing an array of quilts created by residents of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. These talented regional quilt artists will display a superb collection of artwork while competing for prizes. In addition, visitors to the Quilt Fest will not want to miss the special exhibit starring the beautiful award-winning quilts of the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXIX. Enjoy the beauty created by some of your fellow quilt artists; you’ll leave inspired to create your own masterpiece.

A wide range of workshops and lectures for beginners as well as for the more advanced quilt artist will be offered throughout the festival. Any quilt or textile art enthusiast who is interested in learning new techniques can learn from an exceptional faculty including Sarah Bond, Joyce Hughes, Jessica Skultety, David Sirota, Bobbie Bergquist, Debora Konchinsky, Lisa White Reber, Erin Underwood and longarm instructors Lisa Calle and Judy Engime. In addition, Certified Appraiser Phyllis Twigg Hatcher will be on-site to provide appraisals of traditional, modern and non-traditional quilts as well as woven coverlets.

Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Sew Jersey, and Sponsors Baby Lock-Elna-Handi Quilter/Pocono Sew & Vac, BERNINA-Innova/Olde City Quilts, Gammill/Threads Run Thru It and Janome/American Sew & Vac, generously sponsor The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey.

For complete Quilt Fest details, please visit www.quiltfest.com.

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