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PNQE Goes Fashion

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
September 15-18, 2016
3 Days of Fashion Shows Included with Admission

Prepare to be amazed by the world of Fashion at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza. Witness amazing works of fiber and fabric in not just ONE, but THREE different Fashion Shows moderated by Karen D. Boutte. Included with admission, these Fashion Shows are sure to inspire, Friday Sept. 16 through Sunday Sept. 18, 2016.

Fashion Shows Moderator:
Karen D. Boutte, The Quilt Diva, California
PNQE’s fashion show moderator and instructor, Karen is a KarenBouttenationally known quilt instructor, lecturer, author and designer of original quilts and garments. She encourages her students to free their creative spirit, enjoy the process and above all, have fun! Karen specializes in teaching basic and intermediate quilt making skills, embellishing and decorative stitching. Karen enjoys the freedom of designing quilts and creating art to wear. In addition to moderating three fashion shows, Karen is also teaching a full-day work shop on Thursday, September 15:

Delightful Diva Designs – Designer Collection Jacket
Choose your favorite designer fabric (i.e., Kona Bay; Michael Miller, RJR, Moda or Lonni Rossi, to name just a few) and create a jacket using a purchased sweatshirt for the foundation. The “Diva” will teach you the techniques for designing and constructing your jacket including preparing the foundation, layering the background, adding embellishment and decorative stitches.  All levels.

Pepper Cory Returns to PNQE

Pepper Cory Returns
to the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

The 2016 teaching staff at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, September 15-18, 2016 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, is sure to enlighten – from beginner to advanced there will be something for everyone. Presenting this year is Pepper Cory, a longtime favorite at Mancuso Show Management’s festivals.

Active in quilting since 1972, Pepper Cory is known for her eclecticCory_PNQE16_004D use of color and her personalized one-on-one approach to teaching. The author of six books and numerous articles, she also designs piecing templates, quilting stencils, and fabric lines. Pepper shares her enthusiasm for quilting by teaching and lecturing throughout the United States as well as internationally. Pepper also blogs about learning to quilt Pepper at the Quilt Studio and shares photos and commentary about vintage quilts at Quilt Flap. When not quilting, she can be found on the beach near her North Carolina coastal home.

Pepper both machine and hand pieces, but prefers hand quilting for her own work. Handling a needle gives her, in her own words, “A kind of high.” And, while she collects antique quilts, she creates contemporary quilts with all sorts of fabrics.

A longtime instructor, Pepper brings a sense of humor and confidence to her classes. Pepper is presenting three full day workshops at PNQE. For details, please click here.

Swartz Creek Scrap Quilt
Inspired by an Antique Pennsylvania Quilt
Full Day Workshop, Thursday, 9/15/16
Sewing machines provided by Janome/Pocono Sew & Vac

Easy String Star Quilt
Full Day Workshop, Friday, 9/16/16

Yokosu! Welcome to Sashiko
(Japanese Hand Quilting)
Full Day Workshop, Saturday, 9/17/16

Quiltfest Goes Mod!

It’s a Mod, Mod World! Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs and the Pacific International Quilt Festival are presenting a National Juried & Judged Modern Quilt Competition – Mid-Century Mod.

With over $6,000 in prizes, the competition is sure to draw entries from some of the best Modern Quilters in the country. Pictured below: Shelter by Ann Horton.


The entries will be judged and displayed at Quiltfest Oasis in Palm Springs, October 6-8. Then, the quilts will travel to the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara/Bay area where they will be on exhibit from October 13-16.

Mid-Center Mod entrants will be asked to respond to the competition’s theme:

  • 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. Where did you find the inspiration for your Mid-Century Mod quilt?

For entry information and details please visit the Modern Quilt Competiton on quiltfest.com.

The Mid-Century Mod competition is generously sponsored by Founding Sponsor BERNINA/California Sewing & Vacuums, Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Meissner Sewing Center, Major Sponsors Gammill/Meissner Sewing Center, Janome/Ray’s Sewing Machine Center, Baby Lock/Eddie’s Quilting Bee, BERNINA/Ralph’s Sewing Center; Silver Sponsors ABM/Innova and Handi Quilter; Special Exhibit Sponsor Nolting Longarm Quilting Machines; and Special Vendor Sponsors Sew Batik and Quilter’s Slidelock.

Have it Your Way!

Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium
Join Rosalie Dace & Frieda Anderson
As they Explore the Trends & Traditions of Quilting

Have it your way!” at the Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium (part of World Quilt New England), August 16-19, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

There are now three options for Symposium registration:

  • Double Occupancy with Breakfast & Parking
  • Single Occupancy with Breakfast & Parking
  • Symposium Only (No Hotel, Breakfast or Parking)

 Learn from the past while studying the bright future of quilting!
The Trends and Traditions Quilt Symposium is an opportunity to connect with other artists, work with some of the best instructors in the world and challenge yourself creatively!

There’s more to the Symposium than just classes! Trends & Traditions includes:

Tuesday Evening Welcome Reception
Workshops with Rosalie Dace & Frieda Anderson
Lecture with Frieda Anderson
Luncheon Lecture & Trunk Show with Bonnie Dwyer
Paint Bar Adventure to Explore the World of Art
Trends & Traditions Adventure Tour
World Quilt New England Show & Merchant’s Mall
World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social
4-night stay at the Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown
4 Breakfast Coupons per person
Hotel Parking for 4 nights (1 Vehicle / Room)

Download/Print a Symposium Registration Form Here!

Frieda Anderson – Creative, Crisp Curves Workshop



Rosalie Dace – Going Round in Circles Workshop