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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


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:

Thursday, January 7



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


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


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

2012: “Poppy’s Rainbow” by Mark L. Sherman

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.


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%.


World Quilt Florida Instructor – Anna Hergert, Canadian Teacher of the Year!

World Quilt Florida, presented January 7-9, 2016 in Orlando, provides attendees with a three day all access pass to some of the greatest quilt and textile art minds from across the globe. Whether it’s technique, design or motivation, the world-renowned faculty presenting workshops at the show can offer it all. Included among the instructors is Anna Hergert who travels to Orlando from Canada.

Anna Hergert’s passion for the arts has her wearing many hats in today’s quilting world – artist, teacher, lecturer and writer. Teaching fiber arts is an especially important part of Anna’s life; she was the recipient of the CQA/ACC Teacher of the Year Award in 2014. Growing up in Germany, Anna was exposed to fiber art at an early age. Finding she had a deep interest in art and textiles, Anna decided to pursue a career in the arts – first obtaining Diplomas in Art, Design, Contemporary Embroidery as well as Patchwork and Quilting from London City & Guilds, eventually establishing herself as a full time professional artist. Today, she teaches and exhibits quilts internationally. Anna and her husband reside in rural Saskatchewan Canada, north of Moose Jaw at Buffalo where she says the views are a continual source of inspiration.

Anna will present a lecture, “Choosing Creativity” at 4:30pm on Thursday afternoon and will also offer 2 full day, 9 am to 4 pm, workshops at World Quilt Florida:

Hergert_MolaLayer – Baste – Cut – Reveal: Uncover the Mystical Mola:
Friday, January 8



Make It Shine!Hergert_Make It Shine
Saturday, January 9




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

World Quilt Florida Competition Entry Deadline Extended

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.

FL2015_8032Sunshine 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.

 Visit our all new website: www.quiltfest.com.


Mancuso Show Management Awards World Quilt Florida Shuttle Bus Contract to ESCOT Bus Lines

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 20150707_100306_resizedcompany 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!Florida



The Orange County Convention Center Welcomes “World Quilt Florida” to Orlando!

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!

Orange County Convention Center
Orange County Convention Center

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.

Carefree by Ellen Lindner, Best Pictorial Quilt – 2015 Florida Quilt Competition
Carefree by Ellen Lindner, Best Pictorial Quilt – 2015 Florida Quilt Competition

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.