PO Box 667 New Hope, PA 18938 215.862.5828

Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium

Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium
Manchester, NH
August 17-19, 2016
Evening Welcome Reception Tuesday, August 16
~Part of World Quilt New England~

Join Rosalie Dace & Frieda Anderson
as they explore
the Trends & Traditions of Quilting
Anderson & DaceLearn from the past while studying the bright future of quilting
at the Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium.

Immerse yourself into the study of quilting’s current trends and past traditions with workshops and activities presented by Rosalie Dace and Frieda Anderson.

Symposium includes:

  • Tuesday Evening Welcome Reception
  • Lecture with Frieda Anderson
  • A full day workshop with Rosalie Anderson, and a full day workshop with Frieda Anderson
  • World Quilt New England Show and Merchant’s Mall
  • Special Luncheon/Lecture and Trunk Show with Bonnie Dwyer
  • Surprise Evening Event into the World of Art
  • Trends & Traditions Adventure Tour
  • The Always Popular World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social
  • 4-night Stay at Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown

Symposium registrants also have the option of taking a Saturday workshop from World Quilt New England faculty and attending the Saturday luncheon and lecture with Rosalie Dace.

Special Note: This symposium will be limited to 50 registrants. It is only available through the printable registration form on our website that can be emailed, mailed or faxed. You may also call 215-862-5828 to register. (You cannot register for this symposium with our online check out.) If you are interested in participating in this new concept symposium, feel free to contact us directly.

Looking at the World through Quilts

Join us for summertime fun  …
Don’t just GO to a New England quilt festival  …
VACATION at one!

 Looking at the World through Quilts
World Quilt New England
Manchester, New Hampshire ~ August 18-20, 2016

Walking into World Quilt New England, one is almost overwhelmed by the spectacular display of magnificent quilts from around the world on exhibit. Standing out among all the quilts on display are the quilts competing in the World Quilt Competition, an always beautiful collection that makes awarding Best of Show a very difficult task for the judges. The 2016 competition will be no different!

The premier of the World Quilt Competition will be at World Quilt New England at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, August 18 – 20, 2016 where the competition will be judged. From New Hampshire, the international entries and selected winning U.S. entries will tour to three more Mancuso Show Management quilt festivals across the U.S. Be sure to take an opportunity to view this international collection of beautiful and culturally unique creativity and talent.

BestCountry Japan15Now in its twentieth year, this international quilt competition draws entries from across the globe. The 2016 World Quilt Competition will feature quilts from Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Best of Country from among the entries for each nation will be chosen as well as the Best of World Award winner. Visitors to World Quilt New England also have an opportunity to vote for their favorite quilt entry to win the prestigious Viewers’ Choice Award. Pictured left: Butterfly Flying Over Red & White Peony by Keiko Morita, Japan, Best of Country 2015.

If you would like to enter the World Quilt Competition, the entryWQ2015_2012 form for U.S. entrants is available online and for printable download. International entrants should also visit the website to obtain contact information for their country’s World Quilt Competition representative. To view the beautiful winning entries from the 2015 World Quilt Competition, please click here. Pictured right: Unified by Margaret McDonald, Australia, Best Use of Color 2015.

If you miss seeing the World Quilt Competition entries at the World Quilt Show in New Hampshire, you still have a chance to see them! The international entries and selected U.S. winners will continue on a national tour following World Quilt New England and be exhibited at the Mancuso Show Management festivals in Oaks/Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Palm Springs and Santa Clara/Bay Area, California and Orlando, Florida.

The World Quilt Competition is an amazing opportunity to see the work of quilt artists from across the United States and from abroad. Enjoy viewing the diverse talents and techniques captured through quilt making!

World Quilt New England and the World Quilt Competition is generously sponsored by ABM International/Innova, Handi Quilter and SewBatik.

When you go …

An Amazing Global Quilt Event Returns

Join us for summertime fun  …
Don’t just GO to a New England quilt festival  …
VACATION at one!

An Amazing Global Event Returns
to the Center of New Hampshire

World Quilt New England
Manchester, New Hampshire ~ August 18 – 20, 2016

Mancuso Show Management’s Outstanding New England Quilt Festival
, World Quilt New England, returns to the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 18 – 20, 2016. Plus, and new for 2016, the festival will open to all (those who are pre-registered and those who purchase admission at the show) on Wednesday evening, August 17 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  A great long weekend can be spent at World Quilt viewing the spectacular collection of quilts and textile art from all over the world in the event’s international competition and special exhibits, learning new techniques and quilt and sewing secrets from the internationally known faculty in workshops and lectures, and shopping in the Merchants Mall. Come be inspired!

The overall highlight for quilt enthusiasts attending this show is the annual premier of the World Quilt Competition. Now in its twentieth year, this international competition draws entries from across the globe. See how quilters from around the world approach their art! The competition is judged at the Manchester venue where the entries will be on display and viewed for the first time in the United States. After New Hampshire, selected U.S. winners and all of the international quilt entries tour to other Mancuso Show Management venues in Pennsylvania, California and Florida. Pictured: Humming Bee by Judith Wilson, UK, Honorable Mention 2015.

You will also enjoy a wide range of quilt and textile related activitiesRosalieDaceWeb including workshops and lectures presented by a renowned faculty. The 2016 faculty includes Rosalie Dace who is from South Africa, and instructors from across the United States including Frieda Anderson (IL), Pamela Druhen (VT), Pat Harrison (RI), Marjan Kluepfel (CA), Dierdra McElroy (CA), Bobbie Bergquist (NH), Bonnie Dwyer (ME), Debora Konchinsky (PA), Nancy Murtie (FL), David Sirota (NH), and offering quilt appraisals Joyce Fischer (NY). Join one or more of these talented instructors in a workshop to learn a new technique or perhaps brush up an old one. Pictured: Rosalie Dace (South Africa).

Among the highlights of the 2016 show are two special luncheon presentations by well-known instructors Bonnie Dwyer and Rosalie Dace, and the always-popular World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social. In addition, the World Quilt Show will continue to offer its all-inclusive show and hotel package for those who prefer an easy, package plan.

4005aAfter viewing all the wonderful quilts, it’s time to shop. This exciting venue offers a fabulous merchants mall with exhibitors who travel to New Hampshire from throughout the country. From books to threads, from scissors to thimbles, from fabric to patterns there will be everything imaginable available for purchase by the quilt artist and needlecraft enthusiast.

World Quilt New England
is an amazing opportunity to see the work of quilt artists from across the United States and from abroad. This show, the only one of its kind, is not to be missed! Nothing beats New England in the summer! Pictured above left: Pro und Kontra by Martina Hilgert-Vervoort, Germany, Honorable Mention 2015.

World Quilt New England is generously sponsored by ABM International / Innova, Handi Quilter and SewBatik.

For complete show details and to register online, please visit World Quilt New EnglandClick here to enter the World Quilt Competition; international competition entrants, please click here.

When you go …

More Mid-Atlantic Wearable Art Winners

The wearable art competition has been a unique part of the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival for many years. Pictured below are some of the winning entries from the 2016 event. These garments illustrate the unique and creative styles found in the spectacular collection of garments displayed each year in the Mid-Atlantic Wearable Art Competition.

The competition categories are Full Ensemble and Vest, Jacket or Coat. These fabulous garments will definitely inspire you to explore new wearable art ideas for your own creation.

1st Place Full Ensemble: Silver Lining by Natasha Lehrer Lewis
VA5007A    5007B

Best Use of Embellishments Full Ensemble: The Emergence of Spring by Kathy Knapp
VA5004A   5004C

1st Place Vest, Jacket or Coat: Dahlia Diamonds by Karla Dahms
VA6002A   6002B

Best Use of Embellishments Vest, Jacket or Coat & Viewers’ Choice: Warm in Blue by Roberta Morgan

The online and printable entry  forms for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Wearable Art Competition will be available on quiltfest.com in October 2016.

More Mid-Atlantic Winners

We can never see too many beautiful quilts. Here are the first place winners from each of the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival’s Sew Far, Sew Good quilt competition categories.

1st Place Innovative
#1012 Moonflower by Molly Y Hamilton-McNalleyVA1012A
1st Place Traditional
#2037  by Karen SievertVA2037a
Best Wall Quilt
#3037 Magical Toys by Flora Joy

1st Place Mid-Century Modern
#4008 A Slice of Pi by Connie Kincius Griner
Congratulations to all these winners!

Animals on Parade at M-AQF

Quilters love to portray animals on their quilts! From family pets to animals photographed in the wild, you’ll find just about every species imaginable – even some that sprang from someone’s imagination. Here’s a look at some of the creatures we saw in the competition and in special exhibits at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. We hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we did!

Celtic Fox by Kathy McNeil
The Dreamy Lemur
by Maria Cousins

American Bison by Ann Horton
The Lookout by Barbara McKie
Night Shift by Sarah Jillard
Puppy Love by Jennifer JuneSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
The King Looking for His Bride by Judy Murphy
Over the Wall by Jodi Scaltreto
Carousel Stampede by Cathy Wiggins
From the The James River Rug Hookers & the Shockoe Slip Rug Hookers