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Glorious Color at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey

Liza Prior Lucy is the featured instructor at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, March 3-6, 2016, held at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. However, in addition teaching her business, Glorious Color, will be vending in the event’s Merchants Mall.

Since 1999, GloriousColor.com has specialized in the quilt fabricHeritageCover_TN and books created by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy. They carry all of Kaffe’s quilt fabrics. In addition, they make fabric packs for many of the quilts featured in Kaffe Fassett`s Heritage Quilts, Quilt Grandeur, Kaffe Quilts Again, Kaffe Fassett’s Simple Shapes, and other sources.

Glorious Color also carries all the fabrics from Philip Jacobs and Brandon Mably and selections from Marcia Derse, Martha Negley and Keiko Goke, plus appliqué patterns by Kim McLean and Susan Powell.

Liza says the best part of her job is collaborating with the fabric artists – Kaffe Fassett, Philip Jacobs and Brandon Mably – as well asLizaPriorLucy working with the team that put Kaffe and her books together. She added, “It’s a joy to be surrounded by creative energy and generous people.”

Meet Liza at the Quiltfest! Sign up for a full day workshop or shop at the Glorious Color booth in the Merchants Mall. Liza is teaching Glorious Hexagons on Friday, March 4, and Bright Squares on Saturday, the 5th.

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.


Brother Sponsors Youth Workshops at Quiltfest New Jersey

Long-time Quiltfest sponsor Brother has stepped up at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey to support youth sewing workshops. Youth from ages 11-16 will benefit from this sponsorship as they work on projects using the machines Brother will provide.

JannekeThe Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is also excited to announce that Janneke Van der Ree of Pennington, New Jersey will teach these workshops that are designed for this age group. The quilt festival takes place March 3-6, 2016 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ.

Janneke Van der Ree is a Dutch quilter who moved to the United States 20 years ago. Always a craftsy sewer, she took up quilting to get to know people and fell in love with this fabric art. Janneke has been quilting and teaching in Europe and the USA and tries to combine the art and craftsmanship learned in the USA with her Dutch whimsical craft sense.

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On Saturday, March 5 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Janneke will help those in her class create a charming Puppy Pet Pillow. Students will practice both machine and hand sewing, but must have some prior experience using a sewing machine.



Janneke will present her most popular youth workshop on Sunday, NotebookMarch 6 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm – Fabric Notebook Cover. Those in attendance will turn their ugly, plain composition books into cool, colorful notebooks with fantastic, fabric covers. After sewing the covers by machine, the students can decorate their covers with quilting and embellishments. Again, prior experience using a sewing machine is necessary.


Act now – each workshop is limited to just 15 students from the ages of 11 to 16! Click here for complete details and to download a printable, registration form. Online registration is not available for these workshops

Sewing machines and accessories for the youth workshops at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey are generously provided by Brother/Rock-Paper-Scissors.


The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey 2016

A Magnificent Duo to Present Workshops and Lectures at The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey 2016

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.Meg Cox & Liza Lucy Headliners Meg Cox and Liza Prior Lucy (pictured) along with our other exceptional faculty members will motivate any beginner or expert quilt and textile artist. This spectacular event, held at the Garden State Exhibit Center, in Somerset, March 3 – 6, 2016 is easily accessible from central New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York metropolitan and southern New England areas. 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 “Tri-State 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. Pictured 2015 Best of Show:  My Version of a Persian by Christine Wickert.
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.

Pre-registration and other information is available on the show’s website, www.quiltfest.com.

Major Annual Sponsor – Brother: Rock, Paper, Scissors; and Sponsors – ABM/Innova and Handi Quilter generously support The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey.




Special Exhibits a Highlight of The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey

Special exhibits are always eagerly anticipated by attendees of the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey. Viewers in attendance at the Garden State Expo Center, March 3-6, 2016, will not be disappointed with the wonderful special exhibits Mancuso Show Management has planned! Included among the exhibits at the 2016 event are:

  •  Aunt Lucy Goes to Quiltfest – Pieced Together Quilters
  • Cool Classic Rides II – Quilts by Teresa ShippyCoolClassicRidesWEB
  • Diverse Visions – Adirondack Regional Textile Artists’ Alliance
  • 1914-2014: U.S. Modern Era – Mason Dixon Quilt Professional NetworkMDQPN
  • Modern Quilts – North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild
  • Paint Chip Challenge – Allentown Crazy Quilters
  • Standing on the Shoulders of Famous Leaders – Quilts by Dr. Edward Bostick
    (pictured: Marian Anderson & Thurgood Marshall)Anderson-MarshallWEB
  • Urban Rainbow – Empire Quilters Guild

Major Annual Sponsor – Brother: Rock, Paper, Scissors; and Sponsors – ABM/Innova and Handi Quilter generously support The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey.


Most Trending Quilt Competition

How would you like to win a $500 Quiltfest Bucks Shopping Spree to be spent in the fantastic Merchants Mall at World Quilt Florida AND have your quilt on display at the show? Enter Mancuso Show Management’s first ever Most Trending Quilt Competition for a chance to win! Anyone in the U.S. can win and entering is easy.MostTrendingQuilt

Visit Quiltfest – Mancuso Shows on Facebook. Then, comment on the Most Trending Quilt post with a photo of your quilt (1 quilt per person) and get all your friends to like it. Be sure to include all the details as described in the post.

The Most Trending Quilt must be available to hang in the World Quilt Florida show, January 7-9, 2016.

The Quilt with the most “likes” will be the winner! If you can’t make it to the show, you can always donate your Quiltfest Bucks to a friend who can attend!

World Quilt Florida
January 7-9, 2016 – Orlando, Florida

Mancuso Show Management Announces Northeast Quilt Competition

Mancuso Show Management is excited to announce the expansion of the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey’s quilt competition to include entrants from the entirety of the northeastern United States – New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont & Maine.

These northeast regional artists will represent their quilt and textileFelicityakaSpargo-esque_JoTimko communities with a stunning collection of artwork while competing for over $7,000 in awards and prizes in the Quilt Fest’s juried and judged competition. Online and printable entry forms are available on quiltfest.com and the entry deadline is February 1, 2016. Pictured: Felicity aka Spargo-esque by Jo Timko, Best of New Jersey 2015

Major Annual Sponsor Brother: Rock, Paper, Scissors and Sponsors Bernina: Olde City Quilts, Baby Lock/Elna/Handi Quilter: Pocono Sew & Vac, Above and Beyond Creative Sewing Center and ABM International/Innova generously support The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey.

Will your quilt be the next to win Best of Show at the Quilt Fest? We’ll never know … until you enter!


The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey – Featured Faculty for 2016

Mancuso Show Management has announced that Liza Prior Lucy of New Hope, Pennsylvania is the featured instructor, and Meg Cox from Princeton, New Jersey is the featured lecturer at the 2016 Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, March 3-6, 2016 in Somerset, New Jersey.

A well-known quilter in her own right, Liza Lucy is also famed asLizaPriorLucy Kaffe Fassett’s collaborator in quilt design and is co-author with him of many books including Glorious Patchwork. Liza specializes in re-interpreting traditional quilt patterns using contemporary fabrics and unexpected color combinations. Visit Liza’s online fabric store, GloriousColor.com. Liza is teaching two full day, 9 am – 4 pm, workshops at the Quilt Fest: Glorious Hexagons on Friday and, on Saturday, Bright Squares.

 Meg Cox is a journalist and thought leader on quilting and traditions who lectures at guilds, shows and museums. She contributes articles MegCoxto the Wall Street Journal and many national magazines. Her popular newsletter, Quilt Journalist Tells All!, features news, reviews and monthly giveaways. You may subscribe to her newsletter at www.megcox.com. Meg’s 1:30 pm, Sunday, March 6 lecture, Celebrate! Rituals for Quilters, will be enjoyed by quilters and their non-quilting friends and family alike.