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The End to Another Great Year in New Jersey!

Winners of the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey,  April 26-29, 2018

The fourteenth year of the Quilt and Sewing Fest of New Jersey has officially come to a close. This year’s festival was enjoyed by all in attendance. With a great faculty, a large Merchants Mall with over 50 exhibitors, and quilts for everyone’s viewing pleasure, it’s no surprise it was so well received by the public!

Attendees from near and far came to the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey to witness the incredible works of quilters in the Tri-State area. The competition was fierce with over 60 extraordinary quilts entered in the annual Tri-State Competition.

Best of Show Sewing is Beleafing by Christine Wickert
Best of Show
Sewing is Beleafing
by Christine Wickert

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey had a number of local guilds provide exhibits containing their members best work. These collections of quilts included those created by The Empire Quilters Guild, Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild, North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild, and NYC Metro Modern Quilters. Local quilters also presented one-person shows such as Edward Bostick’s Narratives, Tributes & Legacies of African Americans and A Quilter’s View of the U.S. by Deb Hathaway Hunter.

Residents of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania entered their quilts into the competition hoping to win the prestigious Best of Show award. This year Christine Wickert’s hand pieced, hand appliqued, and hand quilted Sewing is Beleafing, was the official Best of Show quilt for the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey.

Special Award Best of New Jersey Autumn Frames on Point by Phyllis Garnant
Special Award
Best of New Jersey
Autumn Frames on Point
by Phyllis Garnant

The second-place award went to The Halo Medallion, by Doris Prol, with Nancy Breland’s Ginkgos in Sunshine coming in third. Attendees were thrilled to see the special award, the Best of New Jersey quilt, go to Autumn Frames! This quilt was made by Middletown’s very own Phyllis Garnant.

All entries were judged by renowned instructor Bobbie Bergquist and certified appraiser Phyllis Twigg Hatcher. Each judge was also able to choose a quilt to award their Judge’s Choice ribbon to. Bergquist’s pick was Barbara Khan’s Enchanted Flowers, and Hatcher’s choice was Rachel Derstine’s Maples on Water.

Viewers' Choice Patima by Sarah Reindel
Viewers’ Choice
by Sarah Reindel

The quilt that stole the NJ show, however, was the Viewers’ Choice quilt. At the quilt festival, attendees have the opportunity to vote for their favorite quilt in the competition. On the last day, the votes were counted and the Viewers’ Choice ribbon was awarded to Sarah Reindel for her quilt Patima. To view all the winners in the 2018 Tri-State Quilt Competition click here.

Interested in entering a quilt in one of our quilt competitions? Our next show is at World Quilt New England in Manchester, New Hampshire where the distinguished World Quilt Competition will be held. Visit www.quiltfest.com to enter the competition. Your very own quilt could be hanging at our quilt festival!

Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Sew Jersey, Major Vendor Sponsors Baby LockElna Janome/Pocono Sew & VacBERNINAInnova/Olde City QuiltsPfaffAbove and BeyondHusqvarna VikingStony Brook Sew & Vac Superstores, and Silver Sponsors Gammill and Handi Quilter generously sponsored The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey.

World Quilt New England Offers All Inclusive Show & Hotel Package

Manchester, New Hampshire: August 16 – 18, 2018

Just as the ever-popular World Quilt New England (WQNE) will be back for the 16th year, so too will Mancuso Show Management’s official show and hotel package. When you join WQNE in Manchester this August, Thursday the 16th through Saturday the 18th, you have the chance to not only explore beautiful New Hampshire but also take advantage of the remarkable benefits of WQNE’s show & hotel package.

Pictured: The Manchester Downtown Hotel (soon to be DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester).

This amazing offer continues to make traveling to the summer quilt festival accessible and carefree. Just like WQNE’s slogan, “You get here, we’ll do the rest…” suggests, World Quilt New England gives its show patrons the most convenient and affordable quilt festival experience.

With the package, World Quilt New England offers attendees a 3 or 4-night stay at the event’s official host hotel. Check-in to the Manchester Downtown Hotel (soon to be DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester) on Wednesday, August 15th or Thursday, August 16th. Complimentary breakfast coupons for each morning and courtesy hotel parking for one vehicle is also included. Then on Sunday, August 19th, check out so you can head home to start that newly inspired quilting project! *If interested in adding additional hotel nights, please contact our office at (215) 862-5828.

Patrons will also receive show pre-registration, a choice of one full-day Thursday, Friday or Saturday workshop (up to a $75 value) workshop taught by exceptional faculty, and access to the afternoon lecture with renowned instructor Esterita Austin Thursday at 4:30 pm. Also included is a favorite activity among attendees, you do not want to miss out on Friday’s World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social at 4:30 pm! The Special Luncheon Presentation, facilitated this year by Laura Wasilowski on Saturday at 12:30 pm, is sure to make the all-inclusive experience all the more enjoyable!

The show opens each day at 10 am and closes at 5 pm, where with your pre-registration, you will be granted admission to the large Merchants Mall, filled with every kind of quilt and sewing product you could imagine. While inside, admire the stunning display of quilts including the exciting premiere of the 22nd World Quilt Competition and special exhibits.

Vacation with us in the city that booms in the summer; located in the heart of New England, you will fall in love with not only our astounding quilts but the charming city in which World Quilt New England is held. When you’re the largest city in the state, with dozens of fine dining and shopping options, it’s sure to be a destination for all. This lively city of New Hampshire has a plethora of entertainment, from theaters to museums to sports games, giving tourists something to see, do, and explore. Manchester seems to have something for everyone, so come experience it for yourself!

Major Sponsors Innova Longarm Systems / Old City Quilts, PfaffHusqvarna Viking / Nashua Sew & Vac and Silver Sponsors Gammill and Handi Quilter / Bits ‘n Pieces have generously sponsored the 2018 World Quilt New England. 

For complete show and hotel package details, visit: www.quiltfest.com. Click here for a printable Registration Form or please reference a copy of the form enclosed in the WQNE brochure. Book your stay in Manchester today!