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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
Patima
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.

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey Opens Tomorrow at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center

97 Sunfield Ave, Raritan Center, Edison, NJ 08837
April 26-29, 2018

Mancuso Show Management is excited to be introducing the fourteenth annual Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey tomorrow, April 26th. From Thursday to Sunday the quilt festival will be open to the public. Located at a new location this year, the show will be held at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, New Jersey. The facility is in the Raritan Center at 97 Sunfield Ave.

NJ-Convention-CenterFor those interested in exploring the Merchants Mall and viewing a beautiful display of over 400 quilts, wearable, and textile works, general admission is $13. This includes re-admittance and can be purchased on-site during show hours (Sunday only admission is $11). Accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted for free. Interested in group rates? Discounts for groups of 20 or more can be arranged (call 215-862-5828 for more details). The show opens its doors promptly at 10 am and will close at 5 pm. On Sunday the show will close an hour earlier at 4 pm.

Anyone wanting to take a workshop or get a quilt appraised can do so at the festival’s registration desk. A registration fee of $20, that includes show admission, is required to sign up for any workshop. There are 10 instructors teaching 14 different workshops so you are sure to find a class you’ll like!

Be sure to bring a friend or two and enjoy a weekend at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey!

Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Sew Jersey, Major Vendor Sponsors Baby LockElnaJanome/Pocono Sew & Vac, BERNINAInnova/Olde City Quilts, Pfaff/ Above and Beyond, Husqvarna Viking/ Stony Brook Sew & Vac Superstores, and Silver Sponsors Gammill and Handi Quilter generously sponsor The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey.

For complete show details or to register online, please visit www.quiltfest.com.

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey

NEW VENUE / NEW DATES

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey Takes Center Stage
at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center
Edison, New Jersey ~ April 26-29, 2018

Mancuso Show Management is excited to announce that The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is moving to a wonderful new venue with late April show dates. The New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ is the new host venue for this always popular event to be held April 26-29, 2018. Serving New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the New York metropolitan and southern New England areas, this remarkable event provides the stage for a unique collection of quilt, wearable and textile art, along with a fabulous Merchants Mall featuring merchandise for all your quilt making and sewing needs! Also available on the Quilt & Sewing Fest agenda are inspiring workshops. Join us for another year of amazing quilting, wonderful shopping and exceptional learning!

The Quilt Fest of New Jersey features fifteen special exhibits plus the entries to the juried and judged Tri-State Quilt Competition showcasing an array of quilts created by residents of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. These talented regional quilt artists will display a superb collection of artwork while competing for prizes. In addition, visitors to the Quilt Fest will not want to miss the special exhibit starring the beautiful award-winning quilts of the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXIX. Enjoy the beauty created by some of your fellow quilt artists; you’ll leave inspired to create your own masterpiece.

A wide range of workshops and lectures for beginners as well as for the more advanced quilt artist will be offered throughout the festival. Any quilt or textile art enthusiast who is interested in learning new techniques can learn from an exceptional faculty including Sarah Bond, Joyce Hughes, Jessica Skultety, David Sirota, Bobbie Bergquist, Debora Konchinsky, Lisa White Reber, Erin Underwood and longarm instructors Lisa Calle and Judy Engime. In addition, Certified Appraiser Phyllis Twigg Hatcher will be on-site to provide appraisals of traditional, modern and non-traditional quilts as well as woven coverlets.

Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Sew Jersey, and Sponsors Baby Lock-Elna-Handi Quilter/Pocono Sew & Vac, BERNINA-Innova/Olde City Quilts, Gammill/Threads Run Thru It and Janome/American Sew & Vac, generously sponsor The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey.

For complete Quilt Fest details, please visit www.quiltfest.com.

Yes, this is a quilt!
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Tuscany by Donald Gough
2017 Tri-State Competition
at The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey,

 

 

 

 

NJ Competition Entry Deadline


The Entry Deadline for
the Tri-State Quilt Competition
at The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is
MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018

To Enter Online Click Here  


New Venue ~ New Dates
 New Jersey, New York & Pennsylvania Quilt Artists
Compete for Best of Show
at the 2018 Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey


The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey
will take place at the event’s new venue, the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, New Jersey April 26-29, 2018. Like a fine art show, the Quilt Fest features outstanding quilts hanging on display in fantastic exhibitions. Included is an impressive showcase of some of the region’s most talented quilt and textile artists – the entries to the juried and judged Tri-State Quilt Competition. This show is a wonderful opportunity for quilters to experience the diversity and creativity of their fellow enthusiasts, and to be both awed and inspired.

The Tri-State Quilt Competition highlights quilts and textile art created by residents of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. These regional artists will represent their quilt and textile communities with a stunning collection of artwork while competing for prizes. Those attending the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite competition quilt to win the prestigious Viewer’s Choice Award. For those who love anything quilted, this spectacular display will satisfy that creative craving.

Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Sew Jersey, and Sponsors Baby Lock-Elna-Handi Quilter/Pocono Sew & Vac, BERNINA-Innova/Olde City Quilts, Gammill/Threads Run Thru It and Janome/American Sew & Vac, generously sponsor The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey.

For complete Quilt Fest and Competition Entry details, please visit www.quiltfest.com.

Yes, this is a quilt!
Renee Fleuranges Valdes_Shades of Misty
Shades of Misty by Renee Fleuranges-Valdes
Entry in the 2017 Tri-State Competition at The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey

New Venue / New Dates for New Jersey Quilt Fest

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey Moves to the
New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center

 Raritan Center, Edison, New Jersey
April 26-29, 2018

 Mancuso Show Management has announced that The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is moving to the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Raritan Center, Edison, NJ. The dates for the fourteenth annual Quilt Fest will be April 26-29, 2018.

NJCEC
The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center is located in the geographic heart of the Northeast,  and is adjacent to the confluence of I-95 (The NJ Turnpike), I-287, The Garden State Parkway, and US Routes 1, 9, and 35. Just 15 minutes south of Newark Liberty Airport, 40 minutes south of Midtown Manhattan and 60 minutes from Northeast Philadelphia, it is also convenient to all major transportation centers with public transportation available from New York City provided by AMTRAK to both New Brunswick and Islen/Metropark. This easy accessibility makes the Exposition Center ideal for our event.

Area Map-NJ Expo Center
Show Management has also announced the Hilton Garden Inn – HiltonGardenInnEdison/Raritan Center as the Quilt Fest’s host hotel. Located just one mile from the Exposition center, the Inn features sophisticated accommodations, friendly service and a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Shuttle service between the Hilton Garden and the Expo Center will be provided during show hours by request. A special rate of $119 plus tax is offered to Quilt & Sewing Fest participants. The group rate reservation deadline is April 9, 2018; please call (732) 225-0900 for reservations.

“The late April dates are perfect to bring people out to this easy to reach location in Edison,” states David Mancuso, president of Mancuso Show Management that is based in New Hope, PA. The Hilton Garden Inn located just one mile from the Exposition Center, with shuttle service to the Expo Center, also makes it great for a weekend getaway.”

For complete Quilt Fest details, please visit www.quiltfest.com.

Longarm Workshops at Quilt Fest of New Jersey

Innova Longarm Workshops
at the 2018 Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey

New Jersey Convention & Expo Center
Edison, NJ
April 26-29, 2018

 

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is excited to announce that well-known instructors/quilt artists Judy Engime and Lisa Calle will teach longarm workshops during the festival. Olde City Quilts and Innova Longarm Systems will provide the longarm machines!

Judy Engime, who opened Burlington, NJ’s Olde City Quilts in 2006, long arm classis dedicated to growing interest in longarm quilting by providing machine rental and instruction for all skill levels. Judy’s goal is to inspire beginners and she especially strives to replace fear of failure with fun! Judy will teach a beginner longarm workshop at QFNJ, Let’s Get Started – Free Motion Focus on Thursday, April 26, in the afternoon. If you are a beginner longarm quilter or one who feels intimidated, this class is for you! Judy provides basic techniques to eliminate fears and fuel your creativity. On Friday morning, April 27, Judy will present Let’s Try Something Different; this class is for everyone who wants to experiment with alternative textiles on the longarm. Click here for more information.

Longarm quilter and instructor Lisa Calle discovered her love for the flowerpowersampleartistic side of textiles after earning a degree in Textile Management. Never thinking of herself as a creative person, everything changed once she drove her first longarm. Along her journey she has produced award winning quilts and found she loves to inspire others.  She is teaching three, half-day workshops at the NJ Quilt Fest: Flower Power, Rulers for Rookies and Feathers for the Timid. Click here for workshop details.

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is excited to provide these outstanding longarm workshops for its registrants. Be sure to sign up early as these workshops are going to fill quickly!

For complete Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey details please visit quiltfest.com.

Frieda Anderson’s Naturally Inspired Workshops

 World Quilt Show Florida
January 18-20, 2018
Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, Florida

The World Quilt Show Florida at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, January 18-20, 2018 features well-known instructors including the very talented and informative Frieda Anderson.

FriedaAnderson_2Frieda made her first quilt when she was in high school. She has always made things, and loves the process of creating. In college she majored in Art History and minored in ceramics, but returned to fiber because it was more satisfying. She can’t remember when she didn’t sew

She finds each step of quilt making, from the beginning to the end, a real challenge. Frieda says, “It is hard to say what part I like best. I love the pure creativity involved in conceiving and designing a new quilt. I love to piece and I love to fuse. I have found that by fusing smaller pieces, I can work out design issues. Then I like to make a bigger, bolder statement and piece the same quilt in a large format. Most of my work is machine quilted and nature inspired.”

Frieda’s original quilts are inspired by the everyday scenery that surrounds her and the colors of the mid-west landscape she lives in. She works with her own hand dyed cotton and silk fabrics. The dyeing process is always an adventure. The ways the dyed fabric look influence the rhythm of her work and the way she uses color in her pieces and often affects how she quilts her quilts. Trees and leaves are a big part of what influences her designs. Frieda has been making quilts for over 40 years.

Naturally Inspired Workshops:

DragonFly Garden, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Thursday, January 18

Seaside Village, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Friday, January 19

Under the Sea, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Saturday, January 20

Dragonfly Garden
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For detailed information about Frieda’s workshops, please visit www.quiltfest.com.

World Quilt Florida is generously sponsored by Major Annual Sponsor Brother/The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Major Vendor Sponsors BERNINA/Wandering Stitches, Juki – Baby Lock/The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore, Innova Longarm Quilting Systems/Florida Quilting Center; and Silver Sponsor Handi Quilter/Heart of Florida Sewing Machine Co.

Learn Longarm Quilting this Winter

 World Quilt Show Florida
January 18-20, 2018
Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, Florida

Learn something new and exciting this January at the World Quilt Show Florida held at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, January 18-20, 2018. With only two quilters per Innova machine, this is your chance to learn new, or master already acquired longarm skills. Taught by Gina Perkes, these workshops are a great opportunity to train on an Innova with its exclusive Lightning Stitch – the ultimate in stitch regulation!

Gina PerkesGina, an internationally award-winning quilter, has been quilting for nearly two decades and has developed many tools for machine quilters and a thread line with Superior Threads. She has appeared on several quilting shows and is the author of: Mastering the Art of Longarm Quilting published by C & T. She operates her shop, The Copper Needle, an Innova dealership, and training center in Payson, Arizona. Gina loves working with other quilters, sharing her techniques and helping them find inspiration and gain confidence. She teaches both domestic and longarm techniques and, believing that quilting is therapeutic, strives to create a stress-free, fun learning environment for her students.

Gina Perkes’ Longarm Workshops – each limited to just 12 students!
Thursday, January 18:
The Fundamentals of Longarm Quilting, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Beauteous Blocks and Borders, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Friday, January 19:
Make Mine Modern, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Glorious Grids with Fillers, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Saturday, January 20:
Quiltside Tools, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Free Motion Edge to Edge Designs, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Fundamentals of Longarm Quilting

For detailed information about Gina’s workshops, please visit www.quiltfest.com.

World Quilt Florida is generously sponsored by Major Annual Sponsor Brother/The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Major Vendor Sponsors BERNINA/Wandering Stitches, Juki – Baby Lock/The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore, Innova Longarm Quilting Systems/Florida Quilting Center; and Silver Sponsor Handi Quilter/Heart of Florida Sewing Machine Co.

 

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!

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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.

The World Quilt Show Florida is generously sponsored by Major Annual Sponsor Brother/The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Major Vendor Sponsors BERNINA/Wandering Stitches, Juki – Baby Lock/The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore, Innova Longarm Quilting Systems/Florida Quilting Center; and Silver Sponsor Handi Quilter/Heart of Florida Sewing Machine Co.

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

Virginia Quilt Guilds Exhibit at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, February 22-25, 2018, will have an amazing collection of special exhibitions from around the county, the state and the country. This year, many quilt guilds from Virginia are taking part in M-AQF in the best way they know – by creating quilts. There will be a lot of beauty, talent and fabric in one room. M-AQF is proud to include these special exhibitions.

Included among these hometown exhibits are:

A Year of Mini-Challenges –
Peninsula Modern Quilt Guild
Stacks of Block Blocks by Kelley Paz
During 2017, the PMQG focused on education in the principles of modern quilting as a major goal. To that end, the guild had 3 mini-challenges, each focused on a different aspect of modern quilting. Pictured: Stacks of Block Blocks by Kelley Paz.

 

 


Baskets & Blooms –
The Virginia Quilt Museum
Heralding the arrival of spring in Virginia, the Virginia Quilt Museum shares this selection of floral and basket quilts from its Educational Collection that are representative of the flowers that are telling us that spring has arrived.

 

The World Around Us –
Colonial Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Italian Tiles (detail) by Beth Filko
Inspiration is all around us. This challenge invites us to make a quilted piece inspired by architecture or an architectural element. Pictured: Italian Tiles by Beth Filko.

 

 

 

Over the Years –
54-40 African American Quilt Guild
This exhibit celebreates the 25th Anniversary of 6 women who had a vision to learn and share the art of quilting with other African Americans.

 

Quilts Represent the Threads of Life –
Tidewater Quilters’ Guild
Goose in the Pond detail - Tidewater

We sew together, in groups; almost never alone! Sew and sew, sometimes with strife; Stories and tales, and gifts of love; Created in our “Threads of Life.” Pictured: Goose in the Pond (detail).

 

 

 

To Every Thing There Is a Season –
Cabin Branch/Stonehouse Quilt Guilds
Every season has a food, weather, sport or activity or holiday that makes it special. Share your love of that special part of the year in fabric and thread.

 

 The Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice
“We Are Somebody” Quilting Program presents “Just 4 U”
Quilt (detail) by L.R. - VA Juvenile Justice
The Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice’s quilting program, believed to be the only quilting class in the country in a male juvenile corrections setting, teaches not just the hard skills involved in this difficult craft, but also critical life skills such as goal-setting, patience, frustration management, public speaking, and the value of precision.  Pictured Quilt (detail) by L.R.

 

 

In addition, The Golden Thimble Needlework Guild and The Bead Society of Southeastern Virginia will be presenting free Fiber and Needle Arts Demonstrations throughout the four-day event.

Founding Sponsor BERNINA/Nancy’s Calico Patch/Cottonwood; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Tidewater Sew-Vac; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/All Brands, Elna/The Quilters Studio, Janome/ Tidewater Sew-Vac, and Innova Longarm Systems; and Silver Sponsor Handi Quilter generously sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.

For complete details, including workshop and lecture information, please visit: www.quiltfest.com.