Because of a delay in launching its new website, Mancuso Show Management has extended the entry deadline for the Florida Quilt Competition. The deadline for online and mailed entries is now December 14, 2015.
The entries to this competition are an impressive showcase of some of Florida’s most talented quilt and textile artists. The competition entrants will compete for over $3,500 in prizes.
Sunshine State of Mind by Susan H Rienzo,
Judge’s Choice, 2015 Florida Quilt Competition.
In 2016, World Quilt Florida is relocating to the Orange County Convention Center located in Orlando, January 7-9. This show is a wonderful opportunity for quilters to experience the diversity and creativity of their fellow enthusiasts.
Mancuso Show Management is happy to announce that the shuttle bus contract for World Quilt Florida has been awarded to ESCOT Bus Lines. Because World Quilt’s Orlando venue, the Orange County Convention Center, is such a vast facility, Mancuso Show Management elected to provide shuttle service for attendees. The shuttle bus will take attendees to and from the West Concourse parking area to the show’s entrance located in West Concourse/Hall E2, running on a continuous loop throughout the day.
For the convenience of our event patrons, the shuttle will run every show day between the following times:
• Thursday, January 7th: 8:00am – 7:00pm (last pick up at 6:30pm)
• Friday, January 8th: 8:00am – 9:00pm (last pick up at 8:30pm)
• Saturday, January 9th: 8:00am – 7:00pm (last pick up at 6:30pm
ESCOT Bus Lines, a family owned and operated charter bus company was founded in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1983 by Lou and Diane Scott. Beginning with a fleet of two mini-buses that provided daily shuttle service to Tampa Bay area attractions, they now have 45 late model charter coaches, and 19 transit style coaches for contract services in both Tampa and Orlando. Over the past 30 years, the nature of the business has evolved from local service into a full service company specializing in charters, contract services and luxury services.
Mancuso Show Management is happy to partner with ESCOT Bus Lines for the upcoming World Quilt Florida!
Mancuso Show Management announces a new location for 2016 World Quilt Florida – Orrrlannndooo! A premier vacation destination, Orlando is home to many attractions and theme parks, over 170 golf courses, and an eclectic range of restaurants, nightlife and entertainment. Most importantly, Orlando is centrally located so World Quilt Florida can be easily accessed from all directions. MSM is thrilled to bring World Quilt Florida to such an amazing city January 7-9, 2016, to be held in Hall E2, West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center. Show days will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. Escape the frigid temps of the northern January winter and enjoy the warmth of artistic inspiration at the 2016 World Quilt Florida!
World Quilt Florida offers a fantastic excuse to plan a weekend getaway with a display of over 500 quilts from across the globe, workshops and lectures presented by an international faculty and a fabulous Merchants Mall featuring a variety of quilt, sewing and textile vendors.
The quilt show will once again include the Florida Quilt Competition, open only to residents of Florida. In addition, the spectacular 2015 World Quilt Competition international quilts as well as selected US winners will be on display. These special exhibitions, along with many others will be available for viewing up close. Very appreciated white glove volunteers from local guilds will be walking the aisles to assist.
Quilters wanting inspiration with a large dose of entertainment will not want to miss Mark Lipinski’s special afternoon presentation on Saturday, January 9, “Bull in a China Shop (or The Unexpected Journey of an Out of Control Quilter Traveling the World and What He Encountered Along the Way).” Mark truly lives up to his reputation for being a talented quilter, instructor and entertainer. In addition, workshops and lectures will be presented by well-known faculty members including Anna Hergert from Canada, Marjan Kluepfel, Carole Lyles Shaw, Mark Lipinski and several others. On Friday, the fun continues after hours with Game Zone – a Quilters Strip Poker/Quilt-O combo hosted by Pat Yamin.
Have a New Year’s resolution to start a new project? The show’s Merchants Mall will offer everything you may possibly need!
Make it a quilt show-cation! Mancuso Show Management encourages attendees to take advantage of the very popular all-inclusive show and hotel package that is available to quilt show registrants. Visit quiltfest.com for details.
Pre-registration and other information is available on the show’s website, www.quiltfest.com. View or print the event brochure from the website, or to receive a brochure in the mail please write to: World Quilt Florida, Dept. P, P.O. Box 667, New Hope, PA 18938.
Major Annual Sponsor – Brother: Wandering Stitches; Major Vendor Sponsors – BERNINA of America: Wandering Stitches, Elna/Baby Lock: Sew-Mini Things, Juki: The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Sponsors – ABM/Innova, Sew Batik and Handi Quilter: Heartfelt Quilting and Sewing; Special Vendor Sponsor – Siesta Silver Jewelry generously support World Quilt Florida.
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