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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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Best of Show!

Donna Douglass with her Florida Quilt Competition Best of Show winning  quilt, Flourish on the Vine.

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You can view this quilt along with all the Florida Quilt Competition  entries and special exhibit quilts at World Quilt Florida at the Orange County Convention Center, 10:00am to 6:00pm today & tomorrow, January 8-9.

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Florida Quilters Exhibit at World Quilt Florida

World Quilt Florida at the Orange County Convention Center, January 7-9, 2016, will have an amazing collection of special exhibitions. This year, several guilds from Florida are taking part in the quilt festival in the best way they know – by creating quilts. There will be a lot of beauty, talent and fabric in one room!

Special Exhibits will be presented by:

  •  Connections – Quilters Innovative DesignInternationalConnection_Barbara Stewart
  •  Fabric 20 – Gone to Pieces QuiltersFabric20
  •  Flowers, Always and All Ways – Out of the Box Design GroupFlowers
  •  Opposites Attract – Martin County QuiltersOpposites
  •  Paradise Found – Tampa Bay Surface Design GroupParadiseFoundTampaBaySurfaceDesign2
  •  Around & Around / Nine Patch Nirvana – Quilt Guild by the SeaUntitled-1
  •  South Florida Modern Quilt GuildSugar Magnolia
  •  Strip Tease Revisited – Palm Beach County Quilters GuildBossMan-KatharineStubbsWardWEB

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World Quilt Florida – Advance Show Tickets Available

World Quilt Florida is coming to Orlando, January 7-9, 2016. Mancuso Show Management is thrilled to bring the event 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!

Advance show tickets can be purchased at a discount of $1.00 off the $12.00 admission price ($11.00) at the following local businesses:

  • Heartfelt Quilting and Sewing in their two locations / www.heartfeltquilting.net/:
    • Winter Haven: 365 5th St SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880
    • Kissimmee: 401 S John Young Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34741
  • Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore: 9605 US-17, Maitland, FL 32751 / www.sewing.net/

The World Quilt Competition, 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!

Plus, 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!

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Amazing Works of Quilt Art on Display in Orlando at the 2016 World Quilt Florida

January 7-9, 2016World Quilt Florida relocates to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. Included as always at the event will be the always-popular Florida Quilt Competition. 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. For those who love anything quilt related, this display of quilt art should not be missed! 

The Competition highlights quilt art created by FloridaFL2015_8042 artists who are competing while representing their quilt and textile art communities with a fabulous collection of artwork. The competition entrants will be competing for over $3,500 in prizes. Pictured: I Still Remember When by Sandi Snow, Judge’s Choice: Florida Quilt Competition 2015.

The Competition Entry Form is available on the show’s website or you may enter online. Also, due to the delayed launch of the new quiltfest.com web site, the entry deadline has been revised to December 14, 2015.

Major Annual Sponsor Brother, Major Vendor Sponsors BERNINA/Wandering Stitches, Juki/The Sewing Studio, Janome/Heartfelt Quilting and Sewing, and Elna-Baby Lock/Sew-Mini Things; and Sponsors  ABM Innova, Handi Quilter and Sew Batik generously support World Quilt Florida.

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Modern Quilter Carole Lyles Shaw Joins the World Quilt Florida Faculty

World Quilt Florida, presented January 7-9, 2016 in Orlando, offers a fantastic, panoramic view of the world’s take on quilting and textile art. The world-renowned faculty presenting workshops at the show can open the doors to a whole new world of quilting with their innovative designs and techniques. Included among the instructors is Florida native Carole Lyles Shaw.

Carole is a modern quilter and teacher who truly loves her job. Since Carole began quilting in 1989, she has taken a modern and creative approach with her art. She enjoys modern quilting’s allowance for individualism and free expression. Teaching gives Carole the opportunity to open quilters’ eyes to the possibilities in creating modern quilts. Carole is a member of the Board of Directors of The Modern Quilt Guild as well the co-founder of the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild in Florida where she served as President in 2014. In addition to teaching and lecturing from coast to coast, Carole is currently working on publishing patterns of her quilts.

Carole will present 2 full-day, 9 am to 4 pm, workshops at World Quilt Florida:

CShaw Frac Dis Mod 9 PatchFractured Disappearing Modern 9 Patch,
Thursday, January 7

IMG_5314Scrappy Improv Block Quilt: Stash Buster & Orphan
Block Project , Friday, January 8

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Marjan Kluepfel – Lecture & Workshops at World Quilt Florida: January 7-9, 2016

Included among the World Quilt Florida instructors at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida is Marjan Kluepfel who has a penchant for teaching quilting to those who love the craft as much as she does. Marjan was born and raised in the Netherlands, but has lived in many places – Florida, Hawaii, South Carolina and Australia. Now residing in Northern California, Marjan teaches and exhibits quilts across the globe. Her main artistic influence is nature; most of her designs are organic. 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.

Marjan will present a lecture, “The Colorful World of a Fabric Dyer & Art Quilter” at 4:30 pm on Friday afternoon and will offer three full day, 9 am to 4 pm, workshops at World Quilt Florida:

aquarium5Seascapes,
Thursday, January 7

 

 

daylilyFabulous Flowers – Fast, Fun, Fused,
Friday, January 8

 

zen2Zen & the Art of Free Form Fiberscapes,
Saturday, January 9

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Florida Quilt Competition

The countdown is on for entries to the Florida Quilt Competition at World Quilt Florida. The deadline for entry is one week from today – December 14, 2015!

Which quilt will win Best of Show in this “all Florida” competition? You won’t know if your quilt will come out on top unless you enter. To enter online, click here.

For inspiration … past winners:

2015: “A Baltimore Reflection” by Rosalynn McKown8055a

2014: “Mozart” by Barbara A. Stewart
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2012: “Poppy’s Rainbow” by Mark L. Sherman
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World Quilt Florida Hotel Reservation Deadline Extended

The Rosen Plaza Hotel has extended the deadline to make Quiltfest special group rate reservations to December 11, 2015. Those who travel to Orlando, especially in January, know this rate is an exceptional value.

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Rosen Plaza Hotel
9700 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 USA
Telephone: 800-627-8258 or 407- 996-9702
Located in the heart of the convention district, across from Pointe Orlando, only 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport, only minutes from Orlando’s theme parks, and connected via Skybridge to the Orange County Convention Center, the Rosen Plaza’s superior location is hard to beat. Recently renovated rooms and suites, complimentary in-room basic wireless internet, complimentary fitness center, resort-style amenities, and a variety of dining options from casual to fine dining make Rosen Plaza a most conducive place to work and play. The group rate reservation deadline is Friday, December 11, 2015. For reservations, please call 800-627-8258 or 407-996-9702. Please be sure to mention QuiltFest World Quilt Florida to receive our special group rate of $129 single or double, (one additional person, $20) plus tax and OCCCD fund of 1%.