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World Quilt New England Offers All Inclusive Show & Hotel Package

Manchester, New Hampshire: August 16 – 18, 2018

Just as the ever-popular World Quilt New England (WQNE) will be back for the 16th year, so too will Mancuso Show Management’s official show and hotel package. When you join WQNE in Manchester this August, Thursday the 16th through Saturday the 18th, you have the chance to not only explore beautiful New Hampshire but also take advantage of the remarkable benefits of WQNE’s show & hotel package.

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Pictured: The Manchester Downtown Hotel (soon to be DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester).

This amazing offer continues to make traveling to the summer quilt festival accessible and carefree. Just like WQNE’s slogan, “You get here, we’ll do the rest…” suggests, World Quilt New England gives its show patrons the most convenient and affordable quilt festival experience.

With the package, World Quilt New England offers attendees a 3 or 4-night stay at the event’s official host hotel. Check-in to the Manchester Downtown Hotel (soon to be DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester) on Wednesday, August 15th or Thursday, August 16th. Complimentary breakfast coupons for each morning and courtesy hotel parking for one vehicle is also included. Then on Sunday, August 19th, check out so you can head home to start that newly inspired quilting project! *If interested in adding additional hotel nights, please contact our office at (215) 862-5828.

Patrons will also receive show pre-registration, a choice of one full-day Thursday, Friday or Saturday workshop (up to a $75 value) workshop taught by exceptional faculty, and access to the afternoon lecture with renowned instructor Esterita Austin Thursday at 4:30 pm. Also included is a favorite activity among attendees, you do not want to miss out on Friday’s World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social at 4:30 pm! The Special Luncheon Presentation, facilitated this year by Laura Wasilowski on Saturday at 12:30 pm, is sure to make the all-inclusive experience all the more enjoyable!

The show opens each day at 10 am and closes at 5 pm, where with your pre-registration, you will be granted admission to the large Merchants Mall, filled with every kind of quilt and sewing product you could imagine. While inside, admire the stunning display of quilts including the exciting premiere of the 22nd World Quilt Competition and special exhibits.

Vacation with us in the city that booms in the summer; located in the heart of New England, you will fall in love with not only our astounding quilts but the charming city in which World Quilt New England is held. When you’re the largest city in the state, with dozens of fine dining and shopping options, it’s sure to be a destination for all. This lively city of New Hampshire has a plethora of entertainment, from theaters to museums to sports games, giving tourists something to see, do, and explore. Manchester seems to have something for everyone, so come experience it for yourself!

Major Sponsors Innova Longarm Systems / Old City Quilts, PfaffHusqvarna Viking / Nashua Sew & Vac and Silver Sponsors Gammill and Handi Quilter / Bits ‘n Pieces have generously sponsored the 2018 World Quilt New England. 

For complete show and hotel package details, visit: www.quiltfest.com. Click here for a printable Registration Form or please reference a copy of the form enclosed in the WQNE brochure. Book your stay in Manchester today!

Eti David Brings Cultural Lenses to WQNE Workshop

Talented Israeli Instructor and Quilter
to Travel to Manchester for Global Event

Pictured: International Instructor Eti David.
Pictured: International Instructor Eti David.

For the 16th annual World Quilt New England (WQNE) taking place at the Center of New Hampshire, attendees are anticipating so much more than fabric and thread. During the quilt festival, held from Thursday, August 16 to Saturday, August 18, eager students have the opportunity to further their quilting education. Individuals can sign up for workshops and be taught by a lineup of 12 wonderful instructors. This year World Quilt New England has the honor of hosting international instructor Eti David, a native of Ramat Hasharon, Israel.

Arriving with her quilts and fabric, she brings an entirely different perspective on the art of quilting. Not only can she impart her skill set and quilting knowledge, she will also offer a cultural lens to her students. This is the reason why World Quit New England, home to international quilts, is the perfect festival to have her participate in.

One Line Variation, WS #001 Thursday, August 16 9 AM – 4 PM
One Line Variation, WS #001
Thursday, August 16
9 AM – 4 PM

Since her beginnings in patchwork and quilting 40 years ago, Eti’s completely immersed herself into the quilting world. In 2005, she attended QSDS (Quilt Surface Design Symposium) one of the most comprehensive art conferences in the world. Here she learned more about fusing and was able to perfect her techniques. This trip would later change her attitude towards art quilts and help shape her current teaching methods.

Eti’s outlook on quilting continues to be inspired by daily life, particularly from the work of painters in her country, and from the simplicity and beauty of the nature around her. She uses commercial fabrics as well as her own hand dyed fabrics to create her quilt masterpieces. Her choices in fabrics helped her win the Hilary Morrow Fletcher Award, “Persistence Pays.” In this particular work titled “Orange Towers,” she practiced using only one fabric for the entire quilt.

Mikado, WS #002 Friday, August 17 9 AM – 4 PM
Mikado, WS #002
Friday, August 17
9 AM – 4 PM

Throughout the years she has partaken in numerous group and solo quilt exhibits in Israel, Europe, and the United States. Eti’s unique approach to quilting and her diverse cultural background is sure to present a new way of viewing the craft of quilting.

Eti will be teaching three full-day workshops each day from 9 am to 4 pm at WQNE. The first titledOne Line Variation will take place on Thursday and will explore the main principles of composition and how complete composition can be attained by the use of lines. In her second workshop Mikado, students will be creating a quilt that represents the Japanese tradition of sleeping on the floor by playing with lines, rhythm, and flow. This class will take place on Friday and her last class, Waves”, will be on Saturday. In this workshop, Eti will show students how to create an interesting and complex flow of waves in their quilt by utilizing an array of colors and shapes.

Waves, WS #003 Saturday, August 18 9 AM – 4 PM
Waves, WS #003
Saturday, August 18
9 AM – 4 PM

As well as an instructor for World Quilt New England, Eti is the official Israeli world quilt coordinator for the World Quilt Competition. From the Manchester venue, select U.S. winners and all international entries, including the ones coordinated by Eti David, will travel across the country to three other Mancuso Show Management quilt festivals in PA, CA, and FL. Eti David will also be the third panelist for the World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social Friday at 4:30 pm.

Major Sponsors Innova Longarm Systems / Old City Quilts, PfaffHusqvarna Viking / Nashua Sew & Vac and Silver Sponsors Gammill and Handi Quilter / Bits ‘n Pieces have generously sponsored the 2018 World Quilt New England. 

For complete show details and to register online, please visit: www.quiltfest.com.

Educate Yourself on the Educators of World Quilt New England

Outstanding Faculty to Present Over Twenty Workshops During Quilt Festival

With the return of World Quilt New England (WQNE) to the Center of New Hampshire, comes new artistry, quilts, and instructors. Celebrating its 16th year in Manchester, Mancuso Show Management’s remarkable quilt festival is scheduled for this summer, Thursday, August 16 through Saturday, August 18. The show offers incredible workshops taught by some of the most extraordinary teachers in the industry.

Mancuso Show Management prides itself on providing instructors who can communicate to students the most innovative ideas, techniques, and methods in the quilting world. The aim, to have a collective faculty of talented, fresh innovators, has resonated positively among registrants. This year is no different.

For the summer of 2018, World Quilt New England is presenting an outstanding group of twelve men and women who will present over twenty different workshops and lectures. Some instructors travel the globe to be here with us, some a few states, and others a few towns over. All, however, bring to the table their own unique style and approach to quilting. If interested in participating in any of the available workshops, don’t wait to sign up! Click here to register. Here’s a peak of at the workshops available:

For those attending who live in the New England area, there are several instructors who live and teach in New Hampshire and Maine. If you haven’t been able to take a class with them yet, be sure to sign up! Nowhere else will you be able to get all these instructors in one place, at one time again!

David Sirota Card Trick, WS #013 Thursday, August 16 9 AM – 4 PM
David Sirota
Card Trick, WS #013
Thursday, August 16
9 AM – 4 PM

The only man on our instructor line up is the one and only David Sirota from the city of Manchester! In his Thursday workshop Card Trick, using the Sirota “No More Tears©” Paper Piecing Method, he has taken the mystery out of basic paper piecing. You’ll be crying tears of joy after learning the method that makes paper piecing done in half the time!

Another native of New Hampshire is Bobbie Bergquist who will be a judge for the competition in addition to instructing a half-day class on Thursday. The workshop, new for 2018, is titled How to Make a 2-Sided Quilt with Quilt As You Go. Learn Bobbie’s simple Quilt As You Go technique where you will learn how to create 2 sided blocks and join them together.

Cyndi Catt Intro to Needle Felting, WS #015 Thursday, August 16 1 PM – 4 PM
Cyndi Catt
Intro to Needle Felting, WS #016
Friday, August 17
1 PM – 4 PM

Fiber enthusiast Cyndi Catt is the last local from New Hampshire, who will be bringing the art of needle felting to the workshops! Anyone looking to learn the basics of needle felting and bring home a cute project of your choice (gnomes, sheep, trees, foxes, owls etc.) then this is the class for you!

Try something new and work on a longarm machine! One of our very talented longarm teachers for this year is Margaret Solomon Gunn. Her Thursday morning class, Dense & Danty Freehand Fills, introduces students to several creative background fills! Join Margaret in the afternoon for her Templates I workshop. This class is perfect for newer longarm users who are interested in learning template techniques and tips. The longarm workshop on Friday morning, Fearless Feathers, is for quilters who want to incorporate feathers into their quilting! By the end of her three half-day classes on Thursday and Friday, you will be a pro at using a Longarm machine. For those more interested in a design workshop, Margaret will also be offering her Creating a Masterpiece half-day workshop on Friday afternoon. During this class, she will be discussing the characteristics of quilts and what makes them true masterpieces! Students will then utilize Margaret’s suggestions and guidelines to create a quilting design for a top.

Judy Engime Let’s Try Something Different!, WS #020 Saturday, August 18 9 AM – 12 PM
Judy Engime
Let’s Try Something Different!, WS #021
Saturday, August 18
9 AM – 12 PM

Or learn the basics of the longarm machines in Judy Engime’s Friday afternoon half day workshop Let’s Get Started – Free Motion Focus or experiment with alternative textiles on the machines in her Saturday morning half day class Let’s Try Something Different! Let’s all be sure to take these Longarm workshops!

A judge, lecturer, and instructor, Esterita Austin is sure to be a presence at this summer’s festival. An internationally award-winning quilt maker and designer, she is well known for her portraiture and stone series as well as her mono printing techniques. Esterita will have three full-day workshops each day suited for all skill levels. Her Luminous Painted Illusions on Thursday and Iridescent Painted Irises on Saturday will both teach students an original technique that uses fusible web to transfer painted imagery to Organza using textile paints. Esterita’s Friday class Animal Portraits will be creating a fabric portrait with an emphasis on color and value. Her lecture, Inspirational Journeys, on Thursday at 4:30 pm will discuss the idea that we can find inspiration for art in the most unlikely places.

Barbara Dann Diamonds in the Sky, WS #008 Friday, August 17 9 AM – 4 PM
Barbara Dann
Diamonds in the Sky, WS #008
Friday, August 17
9 AM – 4 PM

Barbara Dann, an instructor who enjoys teaching techniques that make piecing easier, faster, and more accurate, will be presenting three full-day workshops. Her Thursday class Galaxy will have students making a quilt with the alternating block design. Then on Friday, she will be teaching how to make a quilt that uses corner beam blocks that give your masterpiece an alternating diamond illusion in Diamonds in the Sky. Her final class on Saturday, titled Love Links, involves learning how to make flying geese using the Wing Clipper tool. Barbara is also a panelist on Friday’s World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social at 4:30 pm.

Lecturer, panelist, judge, and instructor Laura Wasilowski will present three classes. In Thursday’s full-day class, Another Nut House, students will learn fusing techniques, how to add hand embroidery, and finally how to bind an art quilt. Then, in the full day Friday class, Improvisational Hand Embroidery on Wool, learn to create a hand embroidered vignette on wool. Her Saturday half-day workshop, titled Tiny Homes, explores the techniques of fusing while creating a little house quilt. If you don’t have time to take Laura’s class, see her at Friday’s 4:30 pm World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social. She will be discussing the quilting world and the direction of the industry with two other panelists. Then catch her luncheon lecture, about quilt making in a series, on Saturday at 12:30 pm.

Joyce Fischer Invisible Machine Applique, WS #016 Friday, August 17 9 AM – 12 PM
Joyce Fischer
Invisible Machine Applique, WS #017
Friday, August 17
9 AM – 12 PM

The official quilt appraiser for the show and an instructor on our faculty this year is Joyce Fischer from New York state. Her Friday half day workshop titled Invisible Machine Applique will teach an invisible machine applique technique where students will learn to prepare applique shapes and background fabric, how to apply prepared shapes, and finally how the technique will give a look of hand applique when applied. Come learn these new skills to make a masterpiece all your own!

Don’t be intimidated by Michele Galloway’s Scared Silly! workshop. The class which is for all skill levels will have you combining color and embroidery with the Crayola Color Tinting technique. Done with hand embroidery, students will leave this Saturday half-day workshop with a fall themed wall quilt.

Erin Underwood Free Motion Machine Quilting, WS #018 Saturday, August 18 9 AM – 4 PM
Erin Underwood
Free Motion Machine Quilting, WS #019
Saturday, August 18
9 AM – 4 PM

Looking to learn the tricks that make machine quilting easier? Erin Underwood has all the answers for you in her Saturday full day workshop Free Motion Machine Quilting. Students will practice border patterns, sashing ideas, and fillers for all that empty white space. You won’t want to miss out on this class!

The international instructor on this year’s faculty is Eti David, from Israel. With 40 years of quilting experience, Eti will be teaching three full-day workshops. She will also be on the panel for the World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social on Friday at 4:30 pm. Her Thursday class, One Line Variation, will examine the principles of composition with an emphasis on lines. Mikado, her Friday class will work with lines, rhythm, and flow while creating a quilt that represents the Japanese tradition of sleeping on the floor. Her last workshop on Saturday, Waves, teaches students how to create a flow of waves by combining curvy lines while using various colors and shapes.

This incredible lineup will have you leaving World Quilt New England with a new method or technique that will be helpful when working toward your next quilting project. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from the best!

Major Sponsors Innova Longarm Systems / Old City Quilts, PfaffHusqvarna Viking / Nashua Sew & Vac and Silver Sponsors Gammill and Handi Quilter / Bits ‘n Pieces have generously sponsored the 2018 World Quilt New England.

For complete show details and to register online, please visit: www.quiltfest.com.

World Quilt New England: A Look Back on the Years

Manchester, New Hampshire: August 16 – 18, 2018

As we approach the 16th year of World Quilt New England (WQNE) this August, Mancuso Show Management is reflecting on the many years hosted at Manchester’s Center of New Hampshire. World Quilt New England, which was originally named World Quilt Show: On Tour, has morphed and changed drastically in the 16 years since first opening in the city of Manchester.

Before settling in Manchester in 2003, the international event began on the West Coast in Pasadena, California in 1997. Known then as the World Quilt Show: On Tour, the exhibit traveled across the country for the next five years. The international quilts were displayed in Lansing, MI, Winston-Salem, NC, Greensboro, NC, Grand Rapids, MI, and Columbus, OH, until finding its final home in New Hampshire.

In 2003, the festival’s name was officially changed to World Quilt New England and exclusively premiered at the Center of New Hampshire by 2006. To this day, WQNE has returned year after year to Manchester where it continues to be the perfect location for this spectacular event.

Throughout the years we have developed ideas and improved activities to remain a progressive influence in the show industry. For Mancuso Show Management 2010 was a pinnacle summer for the direction of World Quilt New England. It was at this festival that we redesigned our activities and overall look of the event to further engage and entertain attendees.

World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social Pictured: A delicious sundae created by attendee & the instructor panelists for forum.
World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social
Pictured: A delicious sundae created by an attendee & the instructor panelists for the forum.

That year, WQNE added an Ice Cream Social to the long-standing World Quilt Panel & Forum, making the experience not only educational but fun! The new Special Luncheon Presentation gave registrants the opportunity to interact with instructors in a more intimate setting than in the classroom. This activity continues to be a favorite among attendees, who learn more about the instructors while enjoying a delicious meal.

This was also the year World Quilt New England introduced the all-inclusive show & hotel package. By making this available, Mancuso Show Management transformed this event into not just a quilt festival, but a wonderful vacation getaway for many quilt enthusiasts. It’s the ultimate place to purchase fabric, patterns, sewing machines, batting, needles, thread etc., or to simply learn a new quilting skill or technique.

Best of Country 2017: South Africa “The Blooming Mosaic” by The Village Quilters Guild
Best of Country 2017: South Africa
“The Blooming Mosaic” by The Village Quilters Guild

To this day the most excitement originates from the acclaimed World Quilt Competition now in its 22nd year. With entries coming in from across the globe it is easy to get excited about this spectacular global event! Being the largest international quilt competition to date, it really is at the center of it all for quilt, wearable, and textile art.

The response from the public has been a positive one, with people traveling near and far to catch a glance of the World Quilt Competition. While a trip around the world would take months, WQNE brings quilts from across the globe to people’s doorstep. Making its initial appearance at the Manchester venue where the entries are juried and a “Best of World” winner selected, attendees are the first in the U.S. to view the new display of world quilts.

Over the years World Quilt New England has provided it attendees with hundreds of different exhibitors and showcased the largest display of international quilts in one facility. In the last 22 years, the World Quilt Competition has had 15 countries participate in the competition. These countries include Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Best of Country 2017: Israel “In the Garden of Nuts” by Tamar Rimon Hemeli
Best of Country 2017: Israel
“In the Garden of Nuts” by Tamar Rimon Hemeli

What really ties this entire show together is the international quilt competition. The number of years the World Quilt Competition has been touring speaks volumes. It all comes back to the quilts and the creative inspiration each provokes. Behind every piece of art is a story. No matter where the quilt comes from or what culture it represents, people are able to look beyond the diverse artistry and appreciate the cohesive collection created by talented quilters.

Thanks to the sponsors over the years this competition receives international recognition and participation. Major sponsors Innova Longarm Systems / Old City Quilts, Pfaff Husqvarna Viking / Nashua Sew & Vac and silver sponsors Gammill and Handi Quilter / Bits ‘n Pieces have generously sponsored the 2018 World Quilt New England.

You don’t want to miss out on this year’s 16th annual celebration of World Quilt New England, at the Center of New Hampshire. It will be the best one yet!

For complete show details and to register online, visit: quiltfest.com.

WQNE Returns to Manchester

World Quilt New England Returns to Manchester with Spectacular Global Event:
Mancuso Show Management Presents the World Quilt Competition XXII

 

Mancuso Show Management is proud to announce World Quilt New England (WQNE) will be returning for its 16th year in Manchester, NH. Held at the Center of New Hampshire, this show continues to be at the center of it all for quilt, wearable and textile arts. The three-day quilt festival, taking place on Thursday, August 16 through Saturday, August 18 opens its doors each day at 10 am and closes at 5 pm. This unique festival allows quilt and sewing enthusiasts to appreciate the amazing artistry of textile artists from around the globe, providing a source of inspiration and a means to express new ideas.

Best of World 2017 "Eye Remember" by Maria Ferri Cousins & S.B. Walsh, USA
Best of World 2017
“Eye Remember” by Maria Ferri Cousins & S.B. Walsh, USA

Come behold beautifully crafted quilts, with the main attraction being entries to the 22nd World Quilt Competition. Making its debut at the Manchester venue, the entries will be judged and the highly sought after “Best of World” title will be awarded. Attendees will have the opportunity to be the first in the U.S. to view the new display of 2018 World Quilts.

The World Quilt Competition, which includes select U.S. winners and all international entries, will then travel across the United States to Mancuso Show Management’s shows in Pennsylvania, California, and Florida. At World Quilt New England, there will be over 400 quilts from 10 countries, making this show one of the most exciting on the east coast.

Discover the fun and enlightening activities, lectures, and workshops offered, including a special luncheon presentation hosted by Laura Wasilowski. Titled “Where did I go wrong? Confessions of a serial quilter”, hear her interpretation of quilt making in a series while enjoying a delicious meal. Back for another year is the World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social. Dive into the quilt conversation with fellow quilters, after a moderated led discussion by World Quilt instructors. While at the festival you are sure to find activities, you’ll want to take part in!

After immersing yourself in the culture and creative minds of others, pick up some supplies for your next project! This year’s festival has anything you’d ever need. Our exceptional Merchants Mall includes rows of exhibitors from across the country, providing booths full of fabric, thread, thimbles, patterns, sewing machines, etc. In the weeks leading up to World Quilt New England, be sure to visit our website for the full list of vendors participating in the quilt festival!

Now that you have the supplies, come learn a new skill or two! We are sure to have the perfect class for you. The lineup of talented instructors makes for an incredible faculty who will present techniques and methods that you can effectively use in upcoming quilting projects. Classes of all skill level are provided, ranging from novice registrants to the most experienced quilter.

Teachers for WQNE will include: Eti David (Israel), Esterita Austin (NY), Barbara Dann (PA), Laura Wasilowski (IL), David Sirota (NH), Bobbie Bergquist (NH), Cyndi Catt (NH), Joyce Fischer (NY), Michelle Galloway (PA), Erin Underwood (MD), and Longarm Instructors Judy Engime (NJ) and Margaret Solomon Gunn (ME). Joyce is also the show’s official certified quilt appraiser, who will be offering appraisals, by appointment all days of the event.

Don’t miss out on our all-inclusive show and hotel package! It continues to be a favorite among quilt show registrants because of its easy and cost-effective way to enjoy all World Quilt New England has to offer.

Major sponsor Innova Longarm Quilting Systems and sponsors Gammill and Handi Quilter have generously sponsored World Quilt New England.

For complete show details and to register online, please visit: quiltfest.com.

2017 World Quilt Competition Winners

orld Quilt New England
2017 WORLD QUILT COMPETITION
Manchester, New Hampshire

BEST OF WORLD:
#1006 Eye Remember by Maria Ferri Cousins & S.B. Walsh, USA
1006a

 INNOVATIVE:
First Place:
#8007 The Egyptian Goose Family by Kathryn Harmer Fox, South Africa
8007a

Second Place:
#2017 Methylene Blue Mandalas by Katherine Jones, Australia
2017a

 

Third Place:
#7003 Summer Landscape – Tongariro National Park by Merrilyn George, New Zealand
7003a

 

Honorable Mentions:
#9007 A Kaleidoscope of Kimonos by the Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt Group, UK
9007a

#4020 A-Maze-ing Words by Petra van der Daele, Germany
4020a

#4015 Seasons by Claudia Scheja, Germany
4015a

 

Best Use of Color:
#2001 Carousel by Yvonne Chapman, Australia
2001a

 

Best Hand Workmanship:
#9023 The Winters’ Tail by Shakesmeer, UK (Marion Barlow, Janice Bebb, Jennifer Ellis, Dilys Fronks, Barbara Harrison, Sue Horder, Liz Pedley, Jackie Wigglesworth)
9023a 

Best Machine Workmanship:
#7001 Good Vibrations by Ansa Breytenbach, New Zealand
7001a 

TRADITIONAL:
First Place:
#9509 Nostalgia by Annelize Littlefair, UK
9509a
Second Place:
#1521 Fun and Fancy by Zena Thorpe, USA
1521

 

Third Place:
#9507 50 Hearts for 50 Years by Jacquie Harvey, UK
9507a

 

Honorable Mentions:
#9512 Blue Cabin by Joy Salvage, UK
9512a
#2502 Flowering Star by Catherine Butterworth, Australia
2502a
#2501 Carnaby Street by Catherine Butterworth, Australia
2501a

 

Best Use of Color:
#9505 Simple Sampler by Jo Colwill & Jan Whitehouse, UK
9505

Best Hand Workmanship:
#4505 Andesine by by Andrea Stracke, Germany
4505a

 

Best Machine Workmanship:
#2505 North Country Girl by Karen Terrens, Australia
2505a

 

*BEST OF COUNTRY AWARDS: 

 United States:
#1507 Esfahan by Megan Farkas
1507a

                                  

Australia:
#2009 Ornithology of Oz by Helen Godden
2009a

 

Canada:
#3007 Wabi Sabi Modern by Anna Hergert
3007a
 

Germany:
#4001 St Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna by Ursula Bierbaumer-Bohle

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Israel:
#5008 In the Garden of Nuts by Tamar Rimon Hemeli
5008a

 

New Zealand:
#7502 Shimidsu-Sakuran by Anne Joule
7502a

 

South Africa:
#8015 The Blooming Mosaic by the Village Quilters Guild
8015a

 

United Kingdom:
#9513 Tartan Tattoo by Linzi Upton
9513a

 

*Not all countries were eligible for “Best of Country” awards.

                         

VIEWER’S CHOICE:
To be announced on quiltfest.com.

Join Us for Summertime Fun … World Quilt New England

Join us for summertime fun …
Don’t just GO to a New England quilt festival,
VACATION at one!
All Inclusive Show & Hotel Package Available!

Get a taste of culture, diversity and creative talent at World Quilt New England in Manchester, New Hampshire. This show is an amazing opportunity to see the work of textile artists from throughout the globe. This worldwide event is not to be missed!

World Quilt New England offers a COMPLETE Show & Hotel package to make your visit carefree. Show and Hotel packages include:

  • Show Pre-Registration
  • 3 or 4 Night Stay at the Radisson Hotel Manchester
  • 3 or 4 Breakfast Coupons per Person
  • Hotel Parking for 3 or 4 Nights (1 vehicle)
  • Choice of 1 full-day workshop on Thursday or Friday
  • Lecture with David Sirota, Thursday at 4:30 pm
  • World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social, Friday at 4:30 pm
  • Special Luncheon Presentation by Christine Porter, Saturday at 12:30 pm
  • PLUS, you’ll have time to explore the show on your own!

*Note: if you choose a full-day Saturday workshop, it may overlap with Saturday’s Special Luncheon Presentation.

 Click Here for the 3 night package form
or
Click Here for the 4 night package form

Radisson Manchester

Located in the heart of New England, the Radisson Hotel Manchester is attached to The Center of New Hampshire and just minutes from the area’s major airport and highways. The city’s cafés, theater and museums are within walking distance, while Boston is within an hour’s drive. The Radisson offers a full service day spa, an on-site fitness facility, indoor pool and whirlpool, and a complimentary airport shuttle.

It’s your vacation! So, do it right, and enjoy the luxurious accommodations brought to you by the Radisson Hotel Manchester. Each room is outfitted in chic decor, and is backed by the comfort of high-end furniture and bedding.

Fantastic dining is available directly on the premises. Start your day off right with a delightful breakfast from Café on the Park. Unwind from the day’s activities over one of the popular dinner specials, and a Quilters Cocktail from JD’s Tavern.

While you’re in town, take advantage of the opportunity to explore downtown Manchester, NH! Full of exquisite sights, top-notch dining, and an array of activities to do – it’s no wonder World Quilt New England comes back each year.

World Quilt New England XV
Featuring the premier of the 2017 World Quilt Competition XXI
August 17-19, 2017
Radisson Center of New Hampshire
Manchester, NH

 

New England Quilters Exhibit at WQNE

World Quilt New England at the Radisson Center of New Hamsphire, August 17-19, 2017, will have an amazing collection of special exhibitions on display. This year, several New England based guilds are taking part in WQNE in the best way they know – by creating quilts. There will be a lot of beauty, talent and fabric in one room. WQNE is proud to include these special exhibitions.

Crested Barbet FullOne Woman Show: Barbara Barrick McKie
Barbara Barrick McKie has been fascinated with sewing, nature, and photography since high school. Her first original art quilt was created in 1971. In 1994, she created her first digital quilt and have been doing so ever since, printing her own fabric. Many of Barbara’s quilts are inspired by her trips around the world, and the animals and plants on her property. She photographs animals and nature, uses free-motion applique and quilting, and often uses trapunto & thread painting. (Pictured: Crested Barbet – yes, this really is a quilt!)

Wicked Good Art Quilts – SAQA Vermont-New Hampshire-Maine
Birds Relaxing Badly Again_Stephanye Schuyler
New Englanders describe things as wicked, whether they are very good or very bewitching.  New England SAQA artists were invited to create an art quilt displaying their finest – or rather – their wicked good art quilts. The exhibit showcases the diversity of style and techniques used by New England SAQA artists. (Pictured: Birds Relaxing Badly Again by Stephanye Schuyler)

 

 

 

World Quilt New England is generously sponsored by Olde City Quilts InnovaHandi Quilter and Bits ‘n Pieces.

For complete show details and to register online, please visit World Quilt New England.

World Quilt New England
Featuring the premier of the 2017 World Quilt Competition
Radisson Center of New Hampshire
700 Elm St., Manchester, NH  03101
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
August 17-19, 2017
10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily

 

 

 

CALL for ENTRIES

World Quilt New England
August 17-19, 2017
Radisson Center of New Hampshire
Manchester, NH

21st Annual World Quilt Competition
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ostmark and online entry deadline: July 27, 2017

The World Quilt Competition is a juried and judged competition offering over $9,500 in Prizes!

U.S. Entrants click here to enter online, or click here for a printable entry form.

International Entrants: All international entries must be submitted through your country’s World Quilt Competition Coordinator. Click here to discover  your country’s coordinator.

The World Quilt Competition is generously sponsored by Handi Quilter and Innova Quilting Systems.

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Best of Country 2016 – Australia:
True Blue Mates by Yvonne Chapman

 

 

Just Announced at World Quilt New England – Longarm Workshops

Longarm classes have been newly added to the festival’s workshop line up!  Well-known instructors Barbara Persing and Judy Engime will present these fabulous new additions to World Quilt New England, to take place August 17-19, 2017 at the Radisson Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.

meJudy Engime, who opened Olde City Quilts in 2006, has been dedicated to growing interest in long arm quilting by providing machine rental and instruction for all skill levels. Judy strives to inspire beginners and especially enjoys replacing fear of failure with fun!

Judy will teach two, 3-hour workshops; one on Friday afternoon, August 18 and the second on Saturday morning, August 19. Both workshops are geared to the beginning longarm quilter: Let’s Get Started – Free Motion Focus, and Let’s Get Started with Rulers. Judy’s workshops are limited to 12 students each, so sign up early if you are eager to Get Started!

 Barbara PersingBarbara Persing, who started her longarm quilting business in 2000, is an author, designer, professional longarm quilter/ instructor and award winning quilt artist. Her customers appreciate her unique ability to develop quilting designs that highlight the personality of their quilts. She has taught longarm classes at local and national venues and values the opportunity to share her experience with students.

You Can Feather is a 4-hour workshop for the beginner and intermediate level longarmer on Thursday morning, August 17. Barbara’s Borders, Sashing and More (Thursday, August 17) and Fill the Spaces (Friday, August 18) are also 4-hour workshops, but are suitable for all levels of longarm quilting experience. Keep in mind that Fill the Spaces is limited to just 12 students.

 For complete workshop and World Quilt New England details, please click on the links above.

World Quilt New England
Featuring the premier of the 2017 World Quilt Competition XXI
August 17-19, 2017
Radisson Center of New Hamsphire
700 Elm St., Manchester, NH  03101

Workshop longarm machines & accessories are generously provided by Innova Longarm Systems & Olde City Quilts of Burlington, New Jersey.
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