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The 2017 Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey Returns to the Garden State Exhibit Center

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey and the Tri-State Quilt Competition are returning to The Garden State Exhibit Center, in Somerset, March 2 – 5, 2017. Show-goers will feast their eyes on beautifully crafted works of quilt and textile art from all over the country.

At this year’s event, the long list of must-sees includes the entries to 8038anjthe juried and judged Tri-State Quilt Competition and the special exhibitions. The competition will highlight an array of quilts created by residents of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. These talented regional quilt artists will display a stunning collection of artwork while competing for over $5,500 in prizes. In addition, show-goers won’t want to miss the special exhibits on display including the beautiful, award winning quilts of the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. Also among the exhibits will be Quilting Leather? featuring leather quilts created by Cathy Wiggins, quilts by Quilt Fest instructor Jessica Skultety, an exhibit of Modern Quilts presented by the North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild plus more! Pictured: Home and Hearth by Jo Timko.

This year’s workshops will be full of fun and innovative techniques for beginners as well as for the more advanced textile artist. Those interested in learning new skills, developing skills already acquired or just wanting to have some quilting fun can learn from an exceptional faculty including David Sirota, Jessica Skultety, Bobbie Bergquist, Debora Konchinsky, Nancy Murtie and Lisa White Reber. Plus, certified quilt appraiser Phyllis Twigg Hatcher will be on-site offering quilt and woven coverlet appraisals by appointment.

Finally, you won’t want to miss the Merchants Mall filled with rows of vendors offering a variety of quilt, wearable and textile art supplies. Everything one needs to create a masterpiece of their own!

Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Sew Jersey, and Major Sponsors BERNINA/Olde City Quilts, ABM Innova and Handi Quilter generously sponsor The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey.

 

New Jersey Quilts

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, held March 3-6 in Somerset, NJ,  was filled with wonderful quilts – from the entries of the Northeast Quilt Competition to the quilts in the special exhibits including the incredible winning quilts from the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival .

You can view images of the New Jersey winners here and the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival winners that were on display in Somerset here.

The Quiltfest included modern quilts:
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a fantastic lion quilt, “Just Stop” by Krishma Patel:8031a

quilts with birds including “Birds of Iceland” by Barbara McKie:
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plus the fanciful, “Christmas Eve ABC’s”by Cathy Wiggins:ABC's cropped
and lots of other, fantastic quilts that provided plenty of eye candy for everyone who attended this outstanding quilt festival.

A “Real Quilt” Quiltfest Funny

Dottie’s Lament by Suzanne BowerBowerS_DottiesADottie’s Lament will make a “guest” appearance as a one-quilt special exhibit at The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey this week.

If you want inspiration, entertainment, and to learn new skills look no further than the amazing roster of workshops and lectures to be presented at the 2016 Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey. Headliners Meg Cox and Liza Prior Lucy along with our other exceptional faculty members will motivate any beginner or expert quilt and textile artist. This spectacular event is held at the Garden State Exhibit Center, in Somerset, March 3 – 6, 2016. In addition to the fantastic faculty, The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey will display a unique collection of quilt and textile art, along with a fabulous Merchants Mall featuring merchandise for all your quilt making and sewing needs!

The quilt show features the juried and judged “Northeast Quilt Competition” with an array of quilts created by residents of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Over $8,000 in awards and prizes as well as ribbons will be presented to winners in a number of categories including Best of Show and Viewer’s Choice. In addition to the competition quilts, attendees to this event will not want to miss the spectacular special exhibitions such as the beautiful award winning quilts of the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and the Hoffman Challenge.

The workshops offered at The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey range from modern design with traditional piecing to appliqué and fabric dying. Quilt enthusiasts looking to explore new techniques or sharpen their talent will not be disappointed. Also, during the event Phyllis Twigg Hatcher will be available to provide quilt appraisals. Quilt and textile artists interested in stocking up on fabrics, tools, and sewing notions can shop the Merchants Mall.

You may purchase general admission tickets or sign up for available workshops,  lectures or appraisal appointments at the show, March 3-6, 2016 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset.

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Calling All Aspiring Quilters

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.

New Jersey Quilt Fest – Advance Tickets

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
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15 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-337-6759

Visit Rock, Paper, Scissors Website



Olde City Quilts
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339  High St.
Burlington,  NJ  08016
609 747 0075

Visit Olde City Quilts Website



Pocono Sew & Vac

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567 Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
570-421-4580

Visit Pocono’s Website

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Urban Rainbow at New Jersey Quiltfest

Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey Special Exhibit
Urban Rainbow
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 UrbanRainbowrestricting 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.

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Calling all Star Lovers to Quiltfest New Jersey

NancyMNancy Murtie, who believes quilting should be effortless and fun will present For Lovers or Stars at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey on Thursday, March 3 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

 

In Nancy’s workshop you will make a wall hanging featuring the starMurtieQFNJ16_006 Marianne Fons designed for Eleanor Burns’ new book All Star Quilts. You will learn the easy, time saving techniques used by Marianne and Eleanor. Nancy’s version of this quilt features striped border fabric. Nancy has also developed an easy mitered corner technique that will be taught in class. A step-by-step demonstration of how to create Eleanor’s new feather star will be given. This feather star has no set in seams and is as easy as the Bear’s Paw block. This workshop is great for beginner and intermediate level quilters.

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is generously sponsored by Brother/Rock, Paper, Scissors; BERNINA of America/Olde City Quilts, ABM Innova/Olde City Quilts, BabyLock/Pocono Sew & Vac, Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac, Handi Quilter, Pocono Sew & Vac, Pfaff/Above & BeyondCreative Sewing; and Sew Batik.

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Create a Fabric Postcard at Quiltfest New Jersey

Janneke Van der Ree’s fabric post card workshop at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, March 3-6, 2016 will be held on Friday, March 4 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

VanDerRee_QFNJ16_009 After picking a theme, you will design and construct your own personal postcards. Have fun with your scraps and embellishments and then finish these cards with fun quilting and decorative edge stitching. You will go home with your one-of-a-kind postcards. You can keep them for yourself, give them away or actually mail them to your friends. This is a great class for beginning quilters. For more details and to sign up for the class, click here.

Janneke Van der Ree has a very Dutch name because she was bornJanneke in the Netherlands. Growing up she was a typical Dutch craftsy child who always wanted to become a teacher. She graduated college with a specialty in textile arts and drawing.

After only a few years of teaching, she moved to England with her husband and took sewing classes to get to know people. There she discovered that sewing (clothes) was not for her, but she loved the fellow artists she met and the socializing. For that reason, she took up quilting when she moved to the USA 20 years ago.

She learned all the basics from traditional Pennsylvanian and Lancaster quilters. Janneke then tried to combine their craftsmanship with her Dutch whimsical craft sense.

She never lost the teacher inside herself and continues to love to teach adults as well as children to quilt and express themselves through the arts. She strives to learn new techniques and ways of making joyful pieces of fabric art.

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is generously sponsored by Brother/Rock, Paper, Scissors; BERNINA of America/Olde City Quilts, ABM Innova/Olde City Quilts, BabyLock/Pocono Sew & Vac, Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac, Handi Quilter, Pocono Sew & Vac, Pfaff/Above & BeyondCreative Sewing; and Sew Batik.

 *** Janneke will also be presenting Youth (ages 6-11) Workshops at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey! Click Here for More Information!

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Ever think of entering your quilt in a competition?

Ever think of entering your quilt in a competition?

Well, if you have, you 5 Days until the Northeast Quilt Competition Competition Entry Deadline

Northeast Quilt Competition: Entry Deadline Monday, February 1, 2016

The Northeast Competition is open to residents of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine only.

To enter the Northeast Quilt Competition, please click below:
Enter your Quilt Online or View a Printable Entry Form.

From the 2015 Competition:
Best of New Jersey Award:
#8043 Felicity aka Spargo-esque by Jo Timko
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