Special exhibits are highly anticipated each year by attendees of the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza held this year from September 14-17, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks (Valley Forge area), Pennsylvania. As with past shows, viewers will not be disappointed with the exhibits on display!
Included are exhibits by regional Modern Quilt Guilds from Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Central Jersey. The four guilds are all members of The National Modern Quilt Guild. According to The Guild, “Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways. ‘Modern traditionalism’ or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.”
While each group will present its own exhibit, all are tied together by the common thread of Modern Quilting. The exhibit from the Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild will highlight its members’ unique interpretations of the many different styles of quilting they experienced and learned through the Guild’s speakers, workshops, and sew days. The Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild’s exhibit will include examples of works chosen specifically to illustrate the range of activities the guild has orchestrated for its members over the last year. The Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild will present a Member’s Exhibit that is a representative collection of quilts crafted by their members, both individually and collectively. Members of the Central Jersey Modern Quilt Guild will exhibit challenge quilts based on the Pantone color of the year (#8217, Greenery). (Pictured left, a challenge quilt from the Central Jersey Guild.)
In addition, PNQE instructor Sarah Bond will also present an exhibit titled Modern Quilts from My Grandmothers. The Modern Quilt movement has quilters creating new and exciting quilts all over the world. Sarah comes from a long line of quilters, something she didn’t know when she made her first quilt. This exhibit will present the work of some of those quilters along with some of Sarah’s modern and contemporary works. See for yourself how the lives and quilts of four 19th and 20th century women influenced the 20th and 21st century work of one quilter.
Show-goers to the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza will not want to miss the amazing quilts showcased in these special exhibits.
The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza is proudly supported by Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Byrne Sewing Connection, Major Sponsors Bernina/ Hayes Sewing Machine Company, Baby Lock/Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting, Janome/Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac, and Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova.
View and/or print the complete brochure from the show’s website, 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
World Quilt New England at the Radisson Center of New Hamsphire, August 17-19, 2017, will have an amazing collection of special exhibitions on display. This year, several New England based guilds are taking part in WQNE in the best way they know – by creating quilts. There will be a lot of beauty, talent and fabric in one room. WQNE is proud to include these special exhibitions.
One Woman Show: Barbara Barrick McKie
Barbara Barrick McKie has been fascinated with sewing, nature, and photography since high school. Her first original art quilt was created in 1971. In 1994, she created her first digital quilt and have been doing so ever since, printing her own fabric. Many of Barbara’s quilts are inspired by her trips around the world, and the animals and plants on her property. She photographs animals and nature, uses free-motion applique and quilting, and often uses trapunto & thread painting. (Pictured: Crested Barbet – yes, this really is a quilt!)
Wicked Good Art Quilts – SAQA Vermont-New Hampshire-Maine
New Englanders describe things as wicked, whether they are very good or very bewitching. New England SAQA artists were invited to create an art quilt displaying their finest – or rather – their wicked good art quilts. The exhibit showcases the diversity of style and techniques used by New England SAQA artists. (Pictured: Birds Relaxing Badly Again by Stephanye Schuyler)
World Quilt New England is generously sponsored by Olde City Quilts, Innova, Handi Quilter and Bits ‘n Pieces.
For complete show details and to register online, please visit World Quilt New England.
World Quilt New England
Featuring the premier of the 2017 World Quilt Competition
Radisson Center of New Hampshire
700 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
August 17-19, 2017
10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily