Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium
Join Rosalie Dace & Frieda Anderson
As they Explore the Trends & Traditions of Quilting
“Have it your way!” at the Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium (part of World Quilt New England), August 16-19, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
There are now three options for Symposium registration:
- Double Occupancy with Breakfast & Parking
- Single Occupancy with Breakfast & Parking
- Symposium Only (No Hotel, Breakfast or Parking)
Learn from the past while studying the bright future of quilting!
The Trends and Traditions Quilt Symposium is an opportunity to connect with other artists, work with some of the best instructors in the world and challenge yourself creatively!
There’s more to the Symposium than just classes! Trends & Traditions includes:
Tuesday Evening Welcome Reception
Workshops with Rosalie Dace & Frieda Anderson
Lecture with Frieda Anderson
Luncheon Lecture & Trunk Show with Bonnie Dwyer
Paint Bar Adventure to Explore the World of Art
Trends & Traditions Adventure Tour
World Quilt New England Show & Merchant’s Mall
World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social
4-night stay at the Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown
4 Breakfast Coupons per person
Hotel Parking for 4 nights (1 Vehicle / Room)
The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
Welcomes the Goddess of the Last Minute
Robbi Joy Eklow
Unique Quilter & Informative Instructor
The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks (Valley Forge area), PA September 15-18, 2016 features an impressive instructor line-up offering a variety of workshops, lectures, a judging seminar and fashion shows. This year’s Extravaganza features well-known instructors including Robbi Joy Eklow.
Dubbed “The Goddess of the Last Minute,” Robbi Joy Eklow started quilting during the 1976 quilt revival. She, however, did not actually finish a quilt until her son was born in 1985; a quilt which she still has today. Soon after the birth of her son, Robbi joined a quilt guild and began collecting fabric, taking workshops and attending quilting events. She quickly found a love for the world of quilts.
Robbi’s teaching career began at a local quilt shop when she walked into the store with a suitcase full of quilts and asked to teach. Today, Robbi lectures and teaches internationally. “I always felt that teaching would be fun if I could teach my own designs and that’s what I’ve done since,” says Robbi. She enjoys seeing what her students do with her designs and loves when they share their own knowledge with the class.
Robbi’s specialties include fused appliqué, which she designs on her computer. Her quilts are often seen in competitions and special exhibitions at major quilt shows across the United States. She has designed quilts, won awards and written articles for many quilting publications. Her first book is Free Expression: The Art and Confessions of a Contemporary Quilter.
What does Robbi love most about the craft of quilting? “I love being a member of the sister/brotherhood of quilters. I enjoy working with fiber and use it as a way to introduce myself to people. I make art quilts from cotton fabrics that I dye myself, use bonded appliqué and free motion quilt extensively on the surface. I enjoy lecturing and teaching in order to share the techniques I’m using and to encourage others to find their voice through fiber.”
Robbi will present three full day workshops and a lecture at PNQE. For details, please click here.
Major sponsors Brother/Byrne Sewing Connection, BERNINA/Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting, Baby Lock/Hayes Sewing Machine Company, Janome – Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac; Silver sponsors ABM international Innova and Handi Quilter; and Special Vendor Sponsors French Connections and SewBatik generously support the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.
You are invited to celebrate the world of quilting and, new for 2016 FASHION, as the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, September 15-18, 2016. PNQE includes a unique and beautiful display of over 600 quilts and works of textile and wearable art from across the globe, an amazing Merchants Mall, offering everything quilters and needle crafters need to quench their creative thirsts, and three fashion shows that are included with your admission. The Extravaganza is the largest and most comprehensive quilt festival in a state that is known for its rich history of quilting.
The 2016 teaching staff at the Extravaganza is sure to enlighten – from beginner to advanced there will be something for everyone. Presenting this year are Pepper Cory (NC), Robbi Joy Eklow (IL), Pat Harrison (RI), RaNae Merrill (NY), David Sirota (NH), Bobbie Bergquist (NH), Phyllis Twigg Hatcher (MD), Caroline Hershey (VA), Debora Konchinsky (PA), Renelda Peldunas-Harter/Carolyn Perry Goins/Cindy Simms (VA), Lisa White Reber (PA), and Janneke Van der Ree (NJ). In addition, Karen Boutte, California’s “Quilt Diva” will be moderating the exciting and new for 2016 PNQE fashion shows including the SewBatik Challenge Fashion Show. For workshop details, please click here.
This year’s PNQE quilt competition, themed Evolving, asks entrants to respond to, “How is your work evolving as quilting moves forward?” To enter the competition, click here. The Quilt Competition will have magnificent works by some of the nation’s finest quilt artists. Pictured: A Little Bit of Baltimore by Janet L. Stone, PNQE 2015 – Best of Show.
There will also be special exhibits on display including the international entries and select U.S. winning entries from the 2016 World Quilt Competition, celebrating its 20th year in 2016. These beautiful works of quilt art from across the globe are a must see!
Finally, in 2016 PNQE is Going FASHION. The PNQE fashion shows at 2:00 pm on Friday & Saturday, September 16-17 and 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 18, are included with your show admission. Moderated by the Quilt Diva, Karen Boutte of California, there will be fashion for everyone and there is even an opportunity for your garment to walk the runway! To enter your work in the SewBatik Challenge Fashion Show, click here.
Brother: Byrne Sewing Connection; BERNINA: Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting; BabyLock: Hayes Sewing Machine Company; Elna / Janome: Pocono Sew & Vac; Handi Quilter, ABM International / Innova, and SewBatik generously sponsor the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.
VT/NH/ME Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Regional Meeting
Saturday, August 20, 2016
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at World Quilt New England
Radisson Center of New Hampshire
700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101
World Quilt New England will host the summer regional meeting of SAQA On Saturday afternoon, August 20 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the quilt festival in the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester.
Guests and members are invited to attend SAQA’s summer regional meeting of local quilt artists from Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Topics for the meeting include discussion on pertinent aspects of professional development to aide in the presentation of your art, a slide show preview of regional quilts donated to SAQA’s Fall Benefit Auction and Show ‘n Tell of members’ recent work. Additionally, this is a marvelous opportunity to meet and network with fellow fiber artists that you won’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you at Mancuso Show Management’s World Quilt New England event in Manchester, NH.
In addition to Saturday’s regional meeting, the SAQA members are presenting a special exhibit at World Quilt New England. For their exhibit, A Piece of Me, the ME/NH/VT Region of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) issued a challenge posing the questions “What is an art quilter?” and “What does it mean to be an art quilter?” Participants were asked to make an 8” x 10” little quilt in answer. Pictured below, from the exhibit is Light in the Wood II by Kathleen John.
You’re invited to join SAQA! Find fellow artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners and museum curators in an organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. Visit saqa.com for more information.
SAQA is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them. They are an information resource on all things art quilt related for their members as well as the public. Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA members now number more than 3,000 artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors.