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Florida Quilt Competition

Quilt Artists  Present Their Talents
at the 2018 World Quilt Florida


World Quilt Florida returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, January 18-20, 2018. Included among the many exhibits at the show will be the entries to the popular Florida Quilt Competition, open only to entrants who are residents of Florida. This impressive quilt art showcase will feature works by Florida’s most talented quilt and textile artists. World Quilt Florida is an incredible opportunity for quilters from across the Sunshine State to experience the talent and creativity of their fellow enthusiasts.

Entrants to the Florida Quilt Competition will vie for over $3,500 in awards. In addition, show-goers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite competition quilt to win the prestigious Viewers Choice Award. For those who love anything quilt related this wonderful display of quilt art cannot be missed!

Be sure to get a glimpse of this year’s exquisite quilt competition entries. The show is anticipating its best year yet!

To enter the Florida Quilt Competition, please click here.

Pictured below: From the 2017 Florida Quilt Competition –
Geese Galaxy by B. Watana Cantrell.

World Quilt Florida Returns to Orlando!

Discover the World of Quilting Arts

After an exciting and adventurous 2017 in Central Florida, Mancuso Show Management announces that World Quilt Florida will again return to Orlando, January 18-20, 2018. Mancuso Show Management is thrilled to return World Quilt Florida to such an amazing city! The festival will be held in Hall WE2, West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. This unique quilt and textile event offers attendees a trip around the world – no passport needed!

View how the other side of the globe creates their quilts! The show will exhibit the international entries as well as selected United States ribbon winning entries from the 2017 World Quilt Competition. An outstanding nine countries are represented in this beautiful collection including Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.

David Mancuso, President of Mancuso Show Management states, “This is the most comprehensive collection of international quilts displayed in the US.”

The quilt show will also include the Florida Quilt Competition, open only to residents of Florida. Like a fine art show, the entries to this competition are an impressive showcase of some of Florida’s most talented quilt and textile artists. It’s a wonderful opportunity for quilters to experience the diversity and creativity of their fellow enthusiasts.

The World Quilt Competition – On Tour, the Florida Quilt Competition and other special exhibitions allow attendees to view over 500 quilts! For those who love anything quilt related, this display of quilt art should not be missed!

The aisles of the World Quilt Merchants Mall will be filled with everything a happy shopper could possible imagine and more:  sewing machines, long arm machines, machine accessories, needles, pins, fabric markers, books, jewelry, thread, more fabric than you’ve ever seen in one place, notions, batting, patterns, stencils, finished ‘art’ clothing and patterns for clothing, shoes, jewelry making supplies, sewing machine carrying bags, scissors, rotary cutters, rotary cutting mats, rulers, magazines, magnification products, yarn and knitting supplies, trims, buttons, beads, stencils and more … much, much more!

FL MerchantsMall

In addition, workshops and lectures are available for those quilters looking to learn new techniques and work with some of the most talented and world-renowned quilt instructors. Quilters wanting inspiration with a large dose of entertainment will not want to miss the opportunity to learn from such a fantastic faculty including Frieda Anderson, Linda Hahn, Mark Sherman, David Sirota, Michele Sanandajian,  the “new for 2018” longarm workshops taught by Gina Perkes and more.

Pre-registration and other information is available on the show’s website.

PNQE 2017 Competition Winners

2017 Competition Winners

#4004 Atomic Synergy
by Deborah  Levy
PNQE17 4004a

PNQE17 4004b

BERNINA 1st Runner-Up Best of Show:
#1007 Respite
by Sandy Curran
PNQE17 1007a

First Place:
#1006 When My Spirit is Set Free
by Teri L Cherne
PNQE17 1006a

Second Place:
#1001 The Big Bang
by Kathie Beltz and Mara Novak
PNQE17 1001a
Third Place:
#1009 Dialogue
by Rachel Derstine
PNQE17 1009a
Honorable Mention:
#1021 Life and Times of the Attitude Birds
by Lydia Erika Middugh
PNQE17 1021a
Best Hand Workmanship:
#1010 Women Rulers
by Connie Harris Farrington
PNQE17 1010a
Best Sewing Machine Workmanship:
#1027 Words for a Good Life
by Carolee Rounsaville
PNQE17 1027a
Best Longarm Machine Workmanship:
#1023 Points and Zigzags
by Catherine Palmer
PNQE17 1023a
Best Use of Color:
#1012 The Midnight Musician
by Marlene Fenoglietto
PNQE17 1012a
Best Interpretation of Theme:
#1022 The Shot
by Leslie A. O’Brien
PNQE17 1022a
First Place:
#1032 Decadent Victorian Darlings
by Hattie F Williams
PNQE17 1032a
Second Place:
#2033 When the Stars Come Out
by Diane Wingo
PNQE17 2033a
Third Place:
#1020 Paradise In Blooms
by Joyce McComas
PNQE17 1020a
Honorable Mention:
#2002 With Milk and Sugar … ?
by Rhonda Adams
PNQE17 2002a
Best Hand Workmanship:
#2005 I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends
by Stephanie J Braskey
PNQE17 2005a
Best Sewing Machine Workmanship:
#2014 Afterglow of Summer
by Lorraine A Ennis
PNQE17 2014a
Best Longarm Machine Workmanship:
#2020 The Doctor’s Wife
by Debra Lohman
PNQE17 2020a
Best Use of Color:
#2022 Butterflies
by Jan Lucas
PNQE17 2022a
Best Interpretation of Theme:
#2013 Flowers from My Grandmother’s Garden
by Claudia Dimond
PNQE17 2013a
First Place:
#4003 Whistling Winds in the City
by Cindy Carey
PNQE17 4003a
Second Place:
#4010 Climbing Your Ladder
by Janet Schoenfeld
PNQE17 4010a
Third Place:
#4002 Connect the Dots
by Sue Bower
PNQE17 4002a
Honorable Mention:
#4011 The Neighborhood
by Janet Schoenfeld & Maria O’Haver
PNQE17 4011a
Best Use of Color:
#4005 Off-kilter
by Rebecca Moyer
PNQE17 4005a
Best Use of Negative Space:
#4009 Miro and Me
by Stephanie Zacharer RuylePNQE17 4009a
Best Interpretation of Mid-Century Theme:
#4013 Mod Blocks 2.0
by Betsy Vinegrad
PNQE2017 4013a
#3008 A Silver Lining
by Lisa H Calle
PNQE17 3008a

PNQE17 3008b

Second Place:
#3031 Autumn Forest
by Carolyn L Olsen
PNQE17 3031a
Third Place:
#3001 Everyday Rust … Faded Glory
by Esterita Austin
PNQE17 3001a
Honorable Mention:
#3047 Drawing Nigh
by Betty Jo Tatum
PNQE17 3047a
Best Mid-Century Mod Wall Quilt:
#3007 Night Moon
by Maxine Shall Burkholder
PNQE17 3007a
Best Hand Workmanship:
#3051 Joyful Blooms
by Joyce L Wuehle
PNQE17 3051a
Best Sewing Machine Workmanship:
#3036 The Toymaker
by Sheila Riess
PNQE17 3036a
Best Longarm Machine Workmanship:
#3004 Nathan’s School House
by Daria Bernard
PNQE17 3004a
Best Use of Color:
#3020 Where is Everyone?
by Susannah  Kipp, Jane Frenke, Phyllis Hagstad, Shirley Hillgren, Dawn Lewis, Colleen Tavenner & Lin Vance
PNQE17 3020a
Best Interpretation of Theme:
#3023 Lime Ammonite II
by Kimberly Lacy
PNQE17 3023a

Frieda Anderson:
#3042 S Spiral
by Sheila Shepherd
PNQE17 3042a

Bobbie Bergquist:
#2007 Berries & Blossoms
by Katherine Carrington
PNQE17 2007a
Pepper Cory:
#3010 Two Heads are Better than One
by Donna Chambers
PNQE17 3010a
Paula Golden:
#1024 Flying Off into the Sunset
by Jamee Pemberton
PNQE17 1024a
Dierdra McElroy:
#1032 Decadent Victorian Darlings
by Hattie F Williams
PNQE17 1032a
#2011 Edith and Irene (central detail)
by Rich Danner
PNQE17 2011a

PNQE Competition Countdown

Quilt Entry Competition Deadline: August 14, 2017

There are just 4 days left to submit your entry to the 2016 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza quilt competition, Not Fade Away:  While the art of quilting continues to grow in popularity, it is also 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?

*Modern Quilt Theme Interpretation
Mid-Century Mod emphasizes the look and feel of mid-20th century design. Artists are asked to draw inspiration from this period, reflecting their own exposures or from the work of artists such as Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Victor Vasarely, Frank Stella, etc.

 To enter, please click:  Enter Online or  Print an Entry Form. Jury results will be mailed to all entrants by August 24, 2016.

From the 2016 PNQE Competition:
Emma in the Looking Glass by Lenore Crawford