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Hometown Art at World Quilt Florida

World Quilt Florida at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, January 19-21, 2017, will host an amazing collection of special exhibits from around the country plus the international entries from the World Quilt Competition: On Tour. This year, guilds from Florida are taking part in World Quilt Florida in the best way they know how … by creating quilts. World Quilt Florida is proud to include these special exhibits of hometown art:


How do we spell Florida? … Everglades Park – Hibiscus Quilt Guild of South Florida
hibiscus-river-otterA guild member picked a phrase based on Florida themes and then each member picked a letter and made a quilt depicting something in reference to the phrase that starts with that letter. 2016’s phrase is “Everglades Park”. Pictured: River Otter

 

 


MASKarade – Gold Coast Quilters’ Guild

maskaradeMasks have been used for their expressive power since antiquity and come in many forms: Ritual masks, on action heroes and heroines,  masks in fashion,  pageants and carnivals that have played out for centuries. Even in the animal world, Mother Nature has given many animals  mask-like faces. Quilts pictured were created by Beverly Fine, Jane Gavlick and Candice Phelan.

Miami Art Quilters at The National Day of the Cowboy
cowboyswebNational Day of the Cowboy was set aside for the preservation of the pioneer spirit and  heritage, and the promotion of cowboy culture. As part of this celebration the Miami Art Quilters have displayed their cowboy inspired works for many years. Each year participation and authenticity has increased. Quilts pictured are by Cheri Ucci and Arlene.


Orlando Modern Quilt Guild

The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild  is a non-profit organization formed to inspire and support our members in their enjoyment of and growth in quilt making. We promote an interest in and appreciation of the art of quilt making. More information can be found at  theorlandomodernquiltguild.blogspot.com.

Stitched Together – South Florida Modern Quilt Guild
The quilts in this exhibit were made by members of the guild during the first year of its existence as a modern quilt guild. The guild’s interest is in modern quilting, which can include many approaches. Modern quilting, like all art, changes, grows and adapts from quilter to quilter as they find their own voices. For information, visit southfloridamqg.com.

Trees – Quilters Innovative Design
“Let’s take our hearts for a walk in the woods and
listen to the magic whispers of old trees.”           ~ Author Unknown
bernie-mayer-photoTrees shelter us. Trees provide life and sustenance for us.  Trees inspire us.  The Quilters Innovative Design group selected Trees as our yearly challenge.  The topic provides artists with an opportunity to create, experiment and perhaps have a bit of fun in the quilting medium. Quilt pictured was created by Bernie Mayer.

 


What’s Old is New Again! –  Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild

magic-windows-pieced-by-eleanor-moland-quilted-by-gail-rowlandFlorida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild is a traditional guild that brings people who love quilts, and want to learn and preserve the art of quilt making, together.  Over time, quilts have evolved from being simply utilitarian to works of art.  These traditional pieced and appliqued quilts are made with patterns that have been used by quilters for generations. Pictured: Magic Windows – pieced by Eleanor Moland, quilted by Gail Rowland.

You won’t want to miss these and the other wonderful exhibits at World Quilt Florida. This incredible event will also include the Florida Quilt Competition entries, workshops and lectures presented by world-renowned instructors, and a Merchants Mall offering the best in fabrics, notions, machines, wearable art and everything for the quilter, textile artist and home sewer.

Major Annual Sponsor – Brother: The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Major Vendor Sponsors – BERNINA of America: Wandering Stitches, Elna: Sew-Mini Things, Juki & Baby Lock: The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Sponsors –  ABM/Innova, and Handi Quilter; and Special Vendor Sponsor –  Granny’s Legacy Patterns generously support World Quilt Florida.

World Quilt Florida Quilt Competition Deadline

Only 5 days remain to submit your entry to the Florida Quilt Competition at World Quilt FloridaClick here for online and printable entry forms. The entry deadline is this coming Monday, December 5, 2016.

While we’re all waiting to see who this year’s winners will be, take a few moments to enjoy some of the wonderful entries from the 2016 competition:

Moonswept by Nikki Hill
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Carmen Miranda by Marian McCoin
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If I had a Flower … by Gabriele DiTota
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Birthday Party DLVIII by Cindy Pilkington
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Sunset Ripple by Beth Houck Shutty
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Florida Splendor by Michele Rene Sanandajian
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World Quilt Florida returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, January 19-21, 2017. World Quilt Florida is an incredible opportunity for quilters from across the Sunshine State to experience the talent and creativity of their fellow enthusiasts.

Major Annual Sponsor – Brother: Sewing Studio; Major Vendor Sponsors – BERNINA of America: Wandering Stitches, Elna: Sew-Mini Things, Juki & Baby Lock: The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Sponsors –  ABM/Innova, and Handi Quilter; and Special Vendor Sponsor –  Granny’s Legacy Patterns generously support World Quilt Florida.

World Quilt Florida Welcomes Marjan Kluepfel

Artist, Instructor & Quilt Enthusiast

For those interested in studying a wide variety of quilting techniques and styles, World Quilt Florida features a range of workshops and lectures presented by a world-renowned faculty. marjankluepfel_fb1Included is Marjan Kluepfel who is eager to spread her knowledge and passion for quilt making to students planning to participate in her full day workshops. Marjan’s love for quilting is contagious. You won’t want to miss her this year at World Quilt Florida held January 19-21, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Marjan grew up in the Netherlands, and after living in Florida, Hawaii, South Carolina and Australia, now makes her home in Northern California. Marjan’s main artistic influence is the natural wonders she encountered in all those places, both on land and under water.

Marjan pays close attention to color and texture, “I like to work with color and movement in my pieces. The bright colors I use express my positive outlook on life.” She uses many different surface design techniques such as fabric dyeing, painting, printing, pleating and machine quilting and embroidery.

The texture, color and prints of fabrics fascinate her and often give her inspiration for new designs. She seldom draws out a quilt plan, but lets the fabrics and textures determine the next step. While working towards an idea, she tries to avoid any definite image of the completed piece, because the complex nature of fabric often reveals surprises that dictate unexpected changes of direction.

Marjan writes, “I am an artist who uses fabric and thread as my medium instead of paper and paint … and a sewing machine instead of a brush. I like to work with color and movement in my pieces. The bright colors I use express my positive outlook on life.”

 Her work has been juried into many shows and she teaches internationally. Above all, Marjan states, “My desire has always been to create unique pieces and have lots of fun during the process.

kluepfel_fl002bMarjan will present three full-day workshops at World Quilt Florida. Her workshop on Thursday, January 19 is titled Shimmering Dragonflies & Sparkling Flowers. On Friday, January 20, she will present Seascapes, and on Saturday, January 21, Hand Dyed Fabrics: They’re ir-RESIST-able. For details on these workshops please visit quiltfest.com.

Taking one of Marjan’s workshops will set you on a path of exploration of new ideas and techniques!

Major Annual Sponsor – Brother: The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Major Vendor Sponsors – BERNINA of America: Wandering Stitches, Elna: Sew-Mini Things, Juki & Baby Lock: The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Sponsors –  ABM/Innova, and Handi Quilter; and Special Vendor Sponsor –  Granny’s Legacy Patterns generously support World Quilt Florida.

Renowned California Quilter Linda Schmidt Joins the Faculty of World Quilt Florida

Talent, creativity and expertise surround World Quilt Florida, which will take place in Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, January 19-21, 2017. A spectacular faculty will offer a wide variety of workshops for the beginner to the more advanced quilter. rendevous-in-florenceIncluded in the stellar line-up of instructors is well-known quilt maker and teacher Linda Schmidt who will present several workshops and a lecture/trunk show. Linda’s easy-going teaching style has made her a sought-after instructor on the national circuit for more than 20 years.

Pictured above:  Rendezvous in Florence – A “quilted head shot” of Linda by Linda.

Linda’s quilting philosophy is that she firmly believes you can do whatever you set out to do, as long as you have the tools and techniques to get you there. She comes from a long line of quilting women and started her first quilt at the age of eight, and has made almost all of her own clothing since she was twelve. She has, of course, made hundreds of quilts and has won over 300 ribbons from local, national and international quilting exhibitions.

Linda stated, “The bottom line is that there is nothing I like better than to talk to people about quilting, unless it is making quilts and wearable art. I have an eclectic taste in quilts and quilters, an insatiably inquiring mind and a sincere desire to help others learn what they need to know in order to do what needs to be done. So, welcome to my world!”

schmidt_fl011aLinda will present three, full-day workshops at World Quilt Florida. On Thursday, January 19, join Linda for Fantasy Forest; you will create a miniature forest scene while learning design principles as you work with a wide variety of techniques and products. On Friday, Linda offers her classic Creating with Cool Stuff workshop where you will experiment with “cool stuff” that will enable you to create waterfalls, trees, clouds, streams and abstract art. The Perfect Wave is Linda’s half-day workshop on Saturday, January 21. Linda says, Come jump in – the water’s fine!” While creating your perfect wave you will try out all sorts of products and interesting techniques. Pictured: The Perfect Wave.

Short Attention Span Quilting is Linda’s 4:30 pm, Friday, January 20 lecture and trunk show. This event is a grand panorama of Linda’s art quilts starting with her first blue ribbon quilt and moving on through her adventures in quilting with a few wearable art garments thrown in … just for fun!

Major Annual Sponsor – Brother: Sewing Studio; Major Vendor Sponsors – BERNINA of America: Wandering Stitches, Elna: Sew-Mini Things, Juki & Baby Lock: The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Sponsors –  ABM/Innova, and Handi Quilter; and Special Vendor Sponsor –  Granny’s Legacy Patterns generously support World Quilt Florida.

Florida Quilt Competition 2017

World Quilt Florida returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, January 19-21, 2017. Included among the many exhibits at the show will be the entries to the popular Florida Quilt Competition, open only to entrants who are residents of Florida. This impressive quilt art showcase will feature works by Florida’s most talented quilt and textile artists. World Quilt Florida is an incredible opportunity for quilters from across the Sunshine State to experience the talent and creativity of their fellow enthusiasts.

photo-jan-07-10-02-33-am-1Entrants to the Florida Quilt Competition will vie for over $3,500 in awards. In addition, show-goers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite competition quilt to win the prestigious Viewers Choice Award. For those who love anything quilt related this wonderful display of quilt art should not be missed! Pictured: Donna Douglass with her World Quilt Florida 2016 Best of Show quilt, Flourish on the Vine.

Be sure to get a glimpse of this year’s exquisite quilt competition entries. The show is anticipating its best year yet!

To enter online, click here. Entrants may also download a printable/mail-in entry form here.

Major Annual Sponsor – Brother: Sewing Studio; Major Vendor Sponsors – BERNINA of America: Wandering Stitches, Elna: Sew-Mini Things, Juki & Baby Lock: The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Sponsors –  ABM/Innova, and Handi Quilter; and Special Vendor Sponsor –  Granny’s Legacy Patterns generously support World Quilt Florida.

World Quilt Florida Returns to Orlando

Discover the World of Quilting Arts

After an exciting and adventurous year in Central Florida, Mancuso Show Management announces that World Quilt Florida will return to Orlando, January 19-21, 2017. Mancuso Show Management is thrilled to return World Quilt Florida to such an amazing city! The festival will be held in Hall E2, West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 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 2016 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.”

photo-jan-07-10-02-33-am-1The 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. The competition entrants will be competing for over $3,500 in prizes. It’s a wonderful opportunity for quilters to experience the diversity and creativity of their fellow enthusiasts. PIctured: Donna Douglass with her Best of Show entry, Flourish on the Vine.

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!

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 nationally renowned quilt instructor of the year Mark Lipinski, Netherlands born Marjan Kluepfel, and Florida native Mark Sherman.

Major Annual Sponsor – Brother: Sewing Studio; Major Vendor Sponsors – BERNINA of America: Wandering Stitches, Elna: Sew-Mini Things, Juki & Baby Lock: The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Sponsors –  ABM/Innova, and Handi Quilter; and Special Vendor Sponsor –  Granny’s Legacy Patterns and Hannah’s Quilts generously support World Quilt Florida.

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.

Local Guilds at World Quilt Florida

Quilt guilds are fantastic participants at all the festivals presented by Mancuso Show Management. The guilds offer the opportunity for you to win a spectacular opportunity quilt. In addition, the guild members serve as  white glove hosts and hostesses to help show goers more closely appreciate the hundreds of quilts on display at each event.

Pictured below, with their opportunity quilts, are members of the The Feather Princesses Applique Guild Guild and the Quilt Guild by the Sea.

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Florida Quilt Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the
2016 Florida Quilt Competition at World Quilt Florida!

  • Best of Show
    • #8004: “Flourish on the Vine” by Donna Douglass
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  • Second Place
    • #8019: “Dotting Inside the Box” by Sandi Snow
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  • Third Place
    • #8007: “Moonswept” by Nikki Hill
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  • Best Hand Workmanship
    • #8028: “Dancing Vines” by Rosillis Rosario
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  • Best Sewing Machine Workmanship
    • #8021: “Grandmother’s Cabin” by Rahna Summerlin
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  • Best Longarm Machine Workmanship
    • #8005: “Winter in the Garden” by Olive Gobin
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  • Best Pictorial Quilt
    • #8017: “Birthday Party DLVIII” by Cynthia Pilkington
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  • Best Use of Color
    • #8043: “Bird of Paradise” by Laura Ruiz
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  • Best Use of Embellishments
    • #8036: “Tranquility #2” by Linda Hoffmeister
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  • Judges Choice Ribbons
    • Anna Hergert
      • #8012: “Jewel of a Daisy” by Anne Marie Miro
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    • Bobbie Bergquist
      • #8001: “Evening Flight” by Gretchen Brooks
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  • Viewer’s Choice

    • #8019: “Dotting Inside the Box” by Sandi Snow
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