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Memorial Day 2017

Fallen Heroes by Valerie BeuthFallen Heroes - Valerie Beuth

Valerie entered Fallen Heroes in the competition at the Pacific International Quilt Festival. At that time she wrote about this quilt, “The source of my quilting energy comes from a compelling desire to translate works of art from other mediums into fabric. My visual inspiration for Fallen Heroes was provided by a drawing by political cartoonist David Granlund. Our flag is reaching out in gratitude to those who sacrificed everything to keep us free. The stripes coming apart remind us that war takes its toll on us all.”

PNQE XXIV Announces Its 2017 Quilt Competition Theme: Not Fade Away

With over 600 quilts and garments on display, it is no wonder that 1003athe Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza held September 14-17, 2017 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks (Greater Philadelphia/Valley Forge area), Pennsylvania is called The Center of It All for Quilt, Fiber, Wearable and Textile Art. Included among the exhibits on display is the annual Juried & Judged Quilt Competition highlighting the talent and creativity of regional as well as national quilt artists. Be sure to get a glimpse of this year’s exquisite quilt competition entries; the show is anticipating its best year yet! (Pictured: Emma in the Looking Glass by Lenore Crawford (PNQE 2016.)

The competition theme chosen for the 2017 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza is Not Fade Away. Quilt entrants, who are vying for over $13,000 in awards and prizes, are asked to respond to, “The art of quilting continues to grow in popularity, but it is up to us to keep it growing and vibrant! How were the skills and love of quilting passed on to you? How will you pass it on so that this art form will Not Fade Away?” Enjoy reading the artists’ statements about their work.

The accepted quilt entries are competing in Traditional, Innovative and Mid-Century Modern Categories and the  Wall Quilt Competition. Event attendees can even be part of the judging by voting for their favorite quilt entry to win the prestigious Viewers Choice Award!

The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza is generously sponsored by major annual sponsor Brother/Byrne Sewing Connection; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting; BERNINA/Hayes Sewing Machine Company; Janome – Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac; Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter,  Innova; and Special Vendor Sponsor French Connections.

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXIV
The Center of It All for Quilts, Wearable & Textile Art
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA  19456

September 14-17, 2017
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm




From Mid-Atlantic to Pennsylvania

Show, Travel & Hotel Package to the 2017 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza from Hampton, Virginia

A Three-Night Quilting Adventure including a stop in Lancaster, PA. September 13-16, 2017

The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza offers a Show, Travel & Hotel Package to make your visit to the “Extrav” carefree. Travelling by deluxe charter coach from Hampton, Virginia to Oaks, Pennsylvania, your first adventure will be in scenic Lancaster County for shopping, a Pennsylvania Dutch lunch and a short tour of the Amish countryside before heading to the show.

Your host hotel is the Homewood Suites in Audubon, PA where breakfast is included.
Your itinerary of activities at the Extravaganza include a Fashion Show and two Lectures. Plus, you’ll have time to explore the show on your own. You may also choose to sign up for a full or half-day workshop (at the cost published in the PNQE brochure) on Thursday and/or Friday. You will be sent PNQE workshop details as soon as they are available. Thursday features a group dinner. On Friday evening, your tour bus will transport you to the charming town of Phoenixville, PA. Check out of the hotel on Saturday, September 16, ready to go home and create your own quilted masterpiece!

Show, Travel & Hotel Package Includes:
• Round trip transportation via deluxe charter coach between Hampton, Virginia and Oaks, Pennsylvania
• Show Pre-Registration and Admission
• 3 Night Stay at the Homewood Suites, Audubon, PA (Breakfast
• Lancaster County shopping, lunch and tour
• PNQE Fashion Show presented by Vickie Clontz, Thursday at 2:00 pm (2016 PNQE fashion show pictured below)
Fashion Show
• PNQE Lectures presented by Pepper Cory on Thursday and David Sirota on Friday
• Group dinner on Thursday evening
• Friday evening adventure to Phoenixville, PA

Please click here to download a Show, Travel & Hotel Package registration form.  

Fashion Makes a Triumphant Return to PNQE

Celebrating 24 years, the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (Oaks, PA) this September 14-17.  Two outstanding fashion shows will, once again, be part of this not-to-miss event.

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Award-winning fiber and textile artist, Vickie Clontz, of Annie’s
Vickie_6345_03Keepsakes, will be the moderator of both fashion shows.  On
Thursday, she presents her “Celebrating Art & Fashion” creations at 2:00pm.  Inspired by nature and art from around the world, she will
explore a wide variety of textures, hues and shapes in this captivating collection of wearable art. Join us as we embrace our unity in creativity and applaud our diversity in individuality on our journey of love, learning and illumination. There will also be a Special Accessories in this cultural blend of clothing created by the “Art Tarts” art quilt group of Charlotte, NC. To see more of Vickie’s work, please visit her web-site at www.annieskeepsakes.com.

Saturday at 2:00pm, Vickie turns her attention to the presentation of the SewBatik Challenge Fashion Show.  This challenge was created last year by Bruce and Diane Magidson of SewBatik in SewBatikFabric17conjunction with Mancuso Show Management and asks entrants to be inspired to create day to day street wear or runway style garments.  This year, the challenge fabric is Paisley Esprit – Midnight Sand Storm (pictured left).  Vickie Clontz will award the Judge’s Choice prize to the top entry as well as an Honorable Mention ribbon and the audience will vote for the garment to win People’s Choice. As you read this and become inspired to create your own garment visit www.sewbatik.com (Our Products menu – SewBatik Challenge) to enter.  Entry deadline is August 14, 2017.

These fashion shows are included with your paid admission to the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.  Come and be inspired!  For more information about the quilt festival, visit www.quiltfest.com.

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXIV
The Center of It All for Quilts, Wearable & Textile Art
September 14-17, 2017
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA  19456