When you fill out a brief survey at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, you’re entered to win a $25 or $50 Quiltfest Bucks Gift Certificate to be used at any ONE vendor on the show floor. Winners will be informed via email and over the loud speaker at the show.
No cash value, no change given. Certificate has no value after end of show on February 28, 2016. Be sure to fill out your survey for a chance to win big!
One week from today The Center of it All for Quilts, Wearable and Textile Arts will be in Hampton, Virginia at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival!
To get you ready for all the wonderful works of art you will see in Hampton, here are the Best of Show winners from last year’s quilt and wearable art competitions.
Big Bertha by Margaret Solomon Gunn
Circle Game 1957 by Marty Ornish
Stop by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation table located in the lobby of the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. Learn about the two world-class Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and their special exhibit, A Century of African-American Quilts.
This exhibit showcases eleven colorful and stunning quilts, half of which have never before been seen by the public. The quilts of
African Americans varied widely, depending on the date, location, community, the purpose for which the quilt was made, and the personal artistic vision of the quiltmaker. The bold designs and brilliant colors of the quilts featured in the exhibition speak to a longstanding cultural and artistic tradition within which the women designed and created their quilts. Although none of the quilts in the exhibit were made during the era of slavery in America, several of the quilters represented in the exhibit were born into slavery and others descended from enslaved families. Each quilt maker used the humble materials of fabric and thread to create a bedcover that was warm and practical as well as brilliant in color and artistry.
Quilt pictured was pieced and appliqued by Dora Smith ( 1901).
Have a friend that you’re trying to convert into a quilter? Beginners are encouraged to attend all Mancuso Show Management quilt Shows! There’s so much to learn & aspire to and plenty of people willing to help. Click here to find a show near you: www.quiltfest.com.
Speaking of aspiring to… get a look at The End of the Line? By Joanne Baeth, Best Wall Quilt at the 2014 Pacific International Quilt Festival.
We are just over a week awayfrom the opening of Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2016! Go ahead, you can let out a little cheer!
To get you even more excited (than you are already) here’s a look at 2010’s Best of Show quilt, Circles of Life by Linda French.
Stop by these participating Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey sponsor stores to purchase discounted show tickets.
Now through March 1, 2016
(While supplies last. Cut-off date may vary by location.)
Advance Tickets are $11.00
($1.00 off the $12.00 General Admission)
Purchase Discounted Advance Tickets at these Participating Locations:
Rock, Paper, Scissors
15 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042
Visit Rock, Paper, Scissors Website
Olde City Quilts
339 High St.
Burlington, NJ 08016
609 747 0075
Visit Olde City Quilts Website
Pocono Sew & Vac
567 Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Visit Pocono’s Website
Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey Special Exhibit
by The Empire Quilters Guild
For 33 years, the Empire Quilters Guild has been home to a wide array of quilting trends and members in metropolitan NYC. EQG offers quilters of all levels, styles, and methods a place to learn, to contribute, and to create.
“Urban Rainbow offers a taste of our show and tell. Without restricting the method or style we asked members to use ROYGBIV, the acronym for all the colors in a rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green Blue, Indigo, Violet, any shade, tint, value, or hue. The quilting rainbow is thriving in and around urban NYC. We hope you enjoy it, and if you like what you see here….well, there’s lots more across the river!” Pictured: Spare Change by Betsy Vinegrad.