It’s opening day of the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey! Join the fun at Somerset’s Garden State Exhibit Center and feast your eyes on beautifully crafted works of quilt and textile art from all over the country.
At this year’s event, the long list of must-sees includes the entries to the juried and judged Tri-State Quilt Competitions. The competition will highlight an array of quilts created by residents of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. These talented regional quilt artists will display a stunning collection of artwork.
In addition, show-goers won’t want to miss the special exhibits on display including the beautiful, Award Winning Quilts of the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. Also among the exhibits will be Quilting Leather? featuring leather quilts created by Cathy Wiggins (pictured above), quilts by Quilt Fest instructor Jessica Skultety, an exhibit of Modern Quilts presented by the North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild plus more!
Award Winning Quilts of the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival
3rd Place-Innovative: Blue Anemone by Andrea M Brokenshire
There are some seats still available in this year’s workshops that are full of fun and innovative techniques for beginners as well as for the more advanced textile artist. Those interested in learning new skills, developing skills already acquired or just wanting to have some quilting fun can learn from an exceptional faculty including David Sirota, Jessica Skultety, Bobbie Bergquist, Debora Konchinsky, Nancy Murtie and Lisa White Reber. Plus, certified quilt appraiser Phyllis Twigg Hatcher will be on-site offering quilt and woven coverlet appraisals by appointment. Please call the on-site quilt registration desk to check availability: 732-748-0197.
Finally, you won’t want to miss the Merchants Mall filled with rows of vendors offering a variety of quilt, wearable and textile art supplies. Everything one needs to create a masterpiece of their own!
The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey
Garden State Exhibit Center
(Just off I-287, Exit #10)
50 Atrium Drive
March 2-5, 2017
Thursday-Friday-Saturday: 10am – 5 pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm
$13 includes re-admission for all show days.
$11 Sunday only.
Children under 16 free.
Please, no pull along or drag behind carts allowed on the show floor.