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PNQE Winners

Please enjoy the amazing winning quilts in the Evolving! quilt competition at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXIII. There’s still time to see these wonderful works of textile art in person at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. The Extravaganza is open today and tomorrow (Friday & Saturday, September 16-17) from 10 am to 6 pm and on Sunday, September 18 between 10 am and 4 pm.

BEST OF SHOW
#2010 Chasin’ Rainbows by Teri L Cherne
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BERNINA 1st Runner-Up Best of Show:
#1007 Hungry Hunter by Anna Faustino
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INNOVATIVE
First Place:
#1003 Emma in the Looking Glass by Lenore Crawford
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Second Place:
#1004 Sunset Trees by Sandy Curran
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Third Place:
#1024 The Couple by Eve Vallorani   

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Honorable Mention:
#1002 Weeds by Nancy Breland
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Best Hand Workmanship:
#1006 Lady of the House by Connie Harris Farrington

Best Sewing Machine Workmanship:
#1026 Geisha in the Snow by Jennifer Wheatley
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Best Longarm Machine Workmanship:
#1005 Pueblos by Marcia DeCamp
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Best Use of Color:
#1015 Gaudi at the Gates of Heaven by Amy A Peterson
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Best Use of Embellishment:
#1018 Lost in the Woods by Susan H Schweikhart
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Best Interpretation of Theme:
#1020 Spiral Galaxy Number 3 by Betty Jo Tatum
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TRADITIONAL
First Place:
#2011 Now I Know My ABC’s by Marie Anne Coadic
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Second Place:
#2036 Cultivate Creative Wonder by Terri VandenBosch
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Third Place:
#2023 Love in Bloom by Nancy L Losee

Honorable Mention
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#2002 Party Games by Marcia Andrews
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Best Hand Workmanship:
#2029 Cairo Nights, Cairo Lights by Sarah Pierson
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Best Sewing Machine Workmanship:
#2032 Iced Ginger Snap Latte by Nancy Simmons
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Best Longarm Machine Workmanship:
#2018 Mariner’s Compass by Valeria J Hill & Lew Kinter
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Best Use of Color:
#2014 Spring has Come by Lynne Do
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Best Use of Embellishment:
#2034 Bountiful by Jo Timko
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Best Interpretation of Theme:
#2037 Razzmatazz by Becky Weiland
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MID-CENTURY MOD MODERN
First Place:
#4009 Tiki Dilemma by Jodi Robinson

Second Place:
#4008 Ribbon Dance by Rosemarie Palmer-Sungail
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Third Place:
#4001 Improv Insanity by Janet Bergman
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Honorable Mention:
#4004 Dottie’s Lament by Sue Bower
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Best Use of Color:
#4007 Ashes to Ashes by Teri O’Meara
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Best Use of Negative Space:
#4011 Modern Mojo Three by Linda M Thielfoldt
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Best Interpretation of Mid-Century Theme:
#4010 Home by Jessica Skultety
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WALL QUILTS
BEST WALL QUILT:
#3003 Waratah by Melinda Bula3003a
Second Place:
#3019 Late Bloomers by Eileen Mannion
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Third Place:
#3007 Alegria by Anna Faustino
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Honorable Mention:
#3029 The Birds on Hoffman Avenue by Sheila Riess
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Best Mid-Century Mod Wall Quilt:
#3038 Dream House by Janneke Van der Ree
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Best Hand Workmanship:
#3033 ‘Wild’ Flower Fiesta by Sharon L Schlotzhauer
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Best Sewing Machine Workmanship:
#3031 Annabelle’s Wedding Feast by Kathleen Rountree
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Best Use of Color:
#3006 Blue-Throated Barbet by Deb Crine
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Best Interpretation of Theme:
#3014 Becket Mountain Trilliums by Terry Kramzar
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JUDGE’S CHOICE RIBBONS
Bobbie Bergquist:
#2003 Surprisingly Red by Becolourful by Margaret B Applegate & Jeanne Thompson
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Karen Boutte:
#1011 Randy the Rhino by Nanette Konstant
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Pepper Cory:
#4005 Airplane Quilt by Kimberly DiJoseph
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 Robbi Joy Eklow:
#1025 Wild Roses on a Eclectic Field by Eve Vallorani
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 VIEWERS’ CHOICE
#2031 Friends of Baltimore by Dorothy E Shaddinger
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It’s Happening this Week … PNQE!

pnqe1pnqe-2016You are invited to celebrate the world of quilting as the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, September 15-18, 2016. This popular event is the largest and most comprehensive quilt festival in a state that is known for its rich history of quilting. PNQE will be dishing up all the ingredients needed for a successful quilt show including a unique and beautiful display of over 600 quilts and works of textile and wearable art from across the globe. Plus, as past visitors know, the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza features an amazing Merchants Mall filled to the brim with vendor booths, offering everything quilters and needlecrafters need to quench their creative thirsts. The Extravaganza is the largest and most comprehensive quilt festival in a state that is known for its rich history of quilting.

The Merchants Mall and Quilt Show daily hours are:
Thursday, September 15   10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday, September 16         10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, September 17    10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 18       10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Learn More about the Show Here

pnqe3pnqe2pnqe4pnqe5pnqe6pnqe7Karen D. Boutte – California
Pepper Cory – North Carolina
Robbi Joy Eklow – Illinois
Pat Harrison – Rhode Island
RaNae Merrill – New York
David Sirota – New Hampshire
Bobbie Bergquist – New Hampshire
Phyllis Twigg Hatcher – Maryland
Caroline Hershey – Virginia
Debora Konchinsky – Pennsylvania
Renelda Peldunas Harter, Carolyn Perry Goins & Cindy Simms – Virginia
Lisa White Reber – Pennsylvania
Lisa Steele – Virginia
Janneke Van der Ree – New Jersey

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PNQE Celebrates 23 Years

Celebrate the world of quilting, textile and wearable arts as the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, September 15-18, 2016. The Extravaganza is the largest and most comprehensive quilt festival in a state that is well-known for its rich history of quilting.

PNQEBestofShow2015PNQE will include everything needed for a successful show including a beautiful display of over 600 quilts and works of textile and wearable art from across the globe. This year’s PNQE quilt competition, featuring magnificent works by some of the nation’s finest quilt artists, is themed Evolving! Entrants are asked to respond to, “How is your work evolving as quilting moves forward?” Pictured 2015 Best of Show: A Little Bit of Baltimore by Janet L. Stone

 

 

 

There will also be special exhibitions on display. Among them are the 8003ainternational entries and select U.S. winners from the 2016 World Quilt Competition. This outstanding international competition is celebrating its 20th year! These beautiful works of quilt art from across the globe are a must see! Pictured: Tree Spirit by Sue Cameron, Best of Country – South Africa, 2016 World Quilt Competition.

 

 

 

 

 

The 2016 teaching staff at the Extravaganza is sure to enlighten many a student. For instructor and workshop information, please click here.


PNQE Goes FASHION
– In addition to all this, Karen Boutte, NewHopeArtsFashionCalifornia’s “Quilt Diva” will moderate the three “new for 2016” PNQE runway fashion shows: Inspired & In Style featuring works of wearable art by Karen Boutte and Rachel D.K. Clark, the SewBatik Challenge Fashion Show, and Fiber, Fabric, Fashion presented by the New Hope Arts Center.

 

Plus, as past visitors know, the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza features an amazing Merchants Mall filled to the brim with vendor booths, offering everything quilters and needle crafters need to quench their creative thirsts.

All of this and more – see you at the Extravaganza!

 

 

 

New Hope Arts Center Presents Fiber, Fabric, Fashion at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza – Sunday, September 18, 2016

A true testament to the words “wearable art” will be presented at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks (Valley Forge area), PA September 15-18, 2016. The New Hope Arts Center will present Fiber, Fabric, Fashion, in a runway fashion show on Sunday, September 18th, at 1pm.

nhac 1The Arts Center’s first runway show was held at the Center this past February and was a huge success. It was so well attended they filled their space to maximum capacity. According to the fashion show Director Sandy Morrison, Fiber, Fabric, Fashion is a collaboration between designers and the Director. The current exhibition features upcycling fashion (clothes made out of recycled clothing and fabric), felting and fiber arts, jewelry, steam punk style and vintage. The designers include Kristen Leonard of Charley Girl Designs, Gina Tavelli, Nelly Kouzmina of Feltinelli, Illia Barger of Pantaluna, Angela Pilat of Glamtastik Joanne Eisenberg of Flirt and Janice Hengel. Sojourner, a vintage clothing shop located  in Lambertville, NJ will also be featured in the show. All of the designers are regional and have a beautiful distinct style that really comes together on the runway.

The evidence of the show’s Director, Sandy Morrison’s hard work and passion for the arts presents itself in the carefIMG_4667ully selected ensembles, the model’s fittings and the music compilation. Before coming to the New Hope Arts Center 5 years ago, Sandy was a modern dancer and also worked at auction houses so she is no stranger to the art world. She has always had an interest in fashion. Sandy enjoys linking the show together, from choosing the right art piece to choosing the right song for the runway. “There’s a lot of moving parts, when you start to see it threading together, it’s a great feeling,” said Sandy. There is a lot of thought in her process of acquiring designers and pieces for the show.  She is looking for wearable art that is not your “every day”. She has chosen the designers for the runway show at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza based on this notion. Her idea to mix it up with vintage pieces from Sojourner – one of a kind pieces from countries like Guatemala, China, Istanbul, Bali, and Japan, in her words,  “allows the art to speak for itself.”

IMG_4669The New Hope Arts Center is a non-profit organization and art space located on Bridge Street of New Hope, PA. The Arts Center has strong ties to the community offering a place where regional artists and other organizations can showcase their work. Whether its sculpture, textile art, paintings, photography, cinema and performing arts, many local artists have exhibited their works at the Arts Center. For them, it’s about getting the community together. 80% of what they do is free to the public – exhibitions are free.

Carol Cruickshanks, the Executive Director of the Arts Center, runs the Center and its 4-5 staff members.  There is a Board of Directors, members of the community and many artists themselves, that contribute to the Center. Corporations like PNC and Mancuso Show Management often fund the Center’s exhibits. PNC Bank recently funded an outdoor sculpture project. The Arts Center plans to install 12-15 large sculptures in public places like the front lawn of the New Hope Library. However, the majority of funds come from private donors and membership. Professional artist members of the Center can show pieces as part of their membership. For more information on the New Hope Arts Center, visit http://www.newhopearts.org.

Great news! There is no additional charge for the New Hope Arts Center’s Fiber, Fabric, Fashion runway show. Quilt Show admission includes admission to all fashion shows throughout the event. Fashion show seats are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information on the Fiber, Fabric, Fashion, Click Here.

Major sponsors Brother/Byrne Sewing Connection, BERNINA/Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting, Baby Lock/Hayes Sewing Machine Company, Janome – Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac; Silver sponsors ABM International/ Innova and Handi Quilter; and Special Vendor Sponsors French Connections and SewBatik generously support the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

The Art of Fashion Returns to the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

Quilting, home sewing, wearable art, fashion – they are all cut from the same cloth! Mancuso Show Management is excited to announce three amazing fashion shows to be featured at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks (Valley Forge area), PA September 15-18, 2016. There will be one fashion show per day, Friday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 1pm. From casual dress to out of this world couture, these fashion events are sure to impress!

Friday, September 16th’s fashion show, “Inspired & In Style”, scheduled for 2pm includes garments created by Karen Boutte and Rachel D.K. Clark. Both Karen and Rachel are California quilt and wearable artists.  The show will be a perfect blend of fabric and fun with exceptional designs and a flair for the dramatic.

Saturday, September 17th, at 2pm will feature the SewBatik Challenge Fashion Show. The challenge fabric, a magnificent paisley batik, has inspired home sewers and wearable artists to create unique and beautiful garments. SewBatik not only sponsored the fabric challenge, they also are a special vendor sponsor for PNQE as well as a vendor in the Merchant’s Mall.  Visitors to the SewBatik booth will find a wide array of batiks.  Two prizes will be awarded at this fashion event; Diva’s Choice, a $300 prize chosen by Challenge Fashion Show Moderator/Judge Karen Boutte, and People’s Choice, $200 prize chosen by the fashion show audience. For more information on SewBatik, visit http://www.sewbatik.com.

Sunday, September 18th, at 1pm, the New Hope Arts Center presents Fiber, Fabric, Fashion. A regional nonprofit organization, the New Hope Arts Center premiered its first fashion show this past February.  After a tremendous response,  the Center decided to make it an annual event. The current exhibition features upcycling fashion, felting and fiber arts, jewelry, steam punk style and vintage. The designers include Kristen Leonard of Charley Girl Designs, Gina Tavelli, Nelly Kouzmina of Feltinelli, Illia Barger of Pantaluna, Angela Pilat of Glamtastik,  Joanne Eisenberg of Flirt and Janice Hengel. Sojourner, a vintage clothing shop located  in Lambertville, NJ will also be featured in the exhibition. All show designers are regional and have a beautiful distinct style that really comes together on the runway. For more information on the New Hope Arts Center, visit http://www.newhopearts.org.

Every garment has a story; Quilt Diva, Karen Boutte will moderate all three fashion shows. Karen has worked with Mancuso Show Management on the Pacific International Quilt Festival’s fashion show for over 15 years so she is no stranger to the runway.  With her fabulous sense of style as well as her fabulous sense of humor, attendees to the shows will not be disappointed!

Great news! There is no additional charge for the fashion shows. Quilt Show admission includes admission to the fashion shows. Fashion show seats are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information on all three fashion shows, visit https://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/pennsylvania-national-quilt-extravaganza/additional-information-2/pnqe-goes-fashion/

Major sponsors Brother/Byrne Sewing Connection, BERNINA/Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting, Baby Lock/Hayes Sewing Machine Company, Janome – Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac; Silver sponsors ABM international Innova and Handi Quilter; and Special Vendor Sponsors French Connections and SewBatik generously support the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

Inspired & In Style – Friday Fashion Show by Karen Boutte and Rachel Clark at PNQE

Among the three amazing fashion shows to be featured at The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks (Valley Forge area), PA September 15-18, 2016 is Karen Boutte and Rachel Clark’s “Inspired & In Style.” The fashion show, on Friday, September 16th at 2pm, includes garments from both Karen Boutte’s and Rachel Clark’s extensive wearable art collections.

karen b-4Karen will moderate all three fashion shows at PNQE including her own on Friday. She has worked with Mancuso Show Management on the Pacific International Quilt Festival’s fashion show for over 15 years so she knows very well what makes a fabulous fashion exhibition. For Karen, who is always seen wearing her tiara, a show is 50% wearable art and 50% entertainment. Her collection to be shown is eclectic with casual and dressy pieces, garments she made for a challenge or pieces created because “that fabric said make me into something.”

Karen Boutte, “The Quilt Diva” is a nationally known instkaren b-3ructor, lecturer, author and designer. She started sewing as a child and became inspired by her Great Aunt Nora’s Cathedral quilt. Karen was in awe of the beautiful artwork and soon after joined a local quilt guild to find out more about quilting. Years later Karen decided to become a full-time quilt instructor and began teaching at shops, guilds and quilting events. “There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student having fun discovering their creativity with fabric and thread,” Karen stated.

karen b-1In 2004 Karen wrote a book, Delightful Diva Designs, Wonderful Whimsical Wearables, and she and her work have been featured in several publications over the years.

“I love selecting fabric for a project. The color, texture and design possibilities are endless. Nothing makes my heart sing more than visiting a variety of quilt shops looking for just the right fabric for a new project. I love to collage various fabrics and create story quilts and garments. I use raw edged appliqué, thread painting, beading and lots of embellishments.”

“Inspired & In Style” will also feature garments created by Rachel D.K. Clark. Rachel is a contemporary folk artist,  teacher and lecturer who comes from a long line of sewers, beginningrachel c-1 with her great-grandmother.  Rachel started quilting as a child and continued sewing through high school. She credits her aunt and high school home economics classes with teaching her sewing and basic quilting techniques that allowed her to pursue a career in wearable art. She has been a wearable artist for over 30 year and has taught on the national circuit for more than 20 years. Like Karen, Rachel’s work includes eclectic fabric mixes, vibrant designs, and a keen sense of wit. While her work can be whimsical, political or a personal statement, it always reflects her love of traditional quilt making. Rachel’s muses vary; one of her most famous pieces, her Running With the Wolf coat celebrates and honors the blues singer Chester Barnett aka “Howling’ Wolf.”rachel c-2

She has done several one-woman exhibits including Pacific International Quilt Festival and her work has been featured in various gallery shows, magazines such as “Threads”, and “The Quilting Quarterly,” the Bernina Fashion Show and on “The Home and Garden Channel’s” Simply Quilts. Right now Rachel is having a love affair with Beige, Chartreuse and creating coats.

Together Karen and Rachel offer a beautiful collection of wearable art garments. For more information on their fashion show, visit https://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/pennsylvania-national-quilt-extravaganza/additional-information-2/pnqe-goes-fashion/

Major sponsors Brother/Byrne Sewing Connection, BERNINA/Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting, Baby Lock/Hayes Sewing Machine Company, Janome – Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac; Silver sponsors ABM international Innova and Handi Quilter; and Special Vendor Sponsors French Connections and SewBatik generously support the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

PNQE Competition Countdown

Quilt Entry Competition Deadline: August 15, 2016

This is it! … Today is the last day to enter the 2016 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza quilt competition, Evolving. You may submit your entry online (by midnight EDT) or mail it postmarked today, August 15.

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

Best of Show – 2015 PNQE Competition:
A Little Bit of Baltimore by Janet L. Stone
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PNQE Competition Countdown

Quilt Entry Competition Deadline: August 15, 2016

There are a mere 72 hours left to submit your entry to the 2016 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza quilt competition, Evolving: The next generation is entering the world of quilting; new ideas are emerging and change seems to be constant. How is your work evolving as quilting moves forward?

 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 2015 PNQE Competition:
Feathered Stars by Barbara G. Khan
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PNQE Competition Countdown

Quilt Entry Competition Deadline: August 15, 2016

There are just 5 days left to submit your entry to the 2016 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza quilt competition, Evolving: The next generation is entering the world of quilting; new ideas are emerging and change seems to be constant. How is your work evolving as quilting moves forward?

 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 2015 PNQE Competition:
Celestial Splendor by Rachel Wetzler
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