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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
Manchester, New Hampshire

#1006 Eye Remember by Maria Ferri Cousins & S.B. Walsh, USA

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

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


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


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

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

#4015 Seasons by Claudia Scheja, Germany


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


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)

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

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


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


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


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

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


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



 United States:
#1507 Esfahan by Megan Farkas


#2009 Ornithology of Oz by Helen Godden


#3007 Wabi Sabi Modern by Anna Hergert

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



#5008 In the Garden of Nuts by Tamar Rimon Hemeli


New Zealand:
#7502 Shimidsu-Sakuran by Anne Joule


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


United Kingdom:
#9513 Tartan Tattoo by Linzi Upton


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


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
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





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

21st Annual World Quilt Competition
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.






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.


World Quilt New England Celebrates 15 Years of International Quilting

Bringing the world of quilting to the city of Manchester, the 15th annual World Quilt New England returns to the Radisson Center of New Hampshire, Thursday, August 17 through Saturday, August 19, 2017. The event is open between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm each day.

Quilt and sewing enthusiasts will once again be able to view the 9505aunique and beautiful entries of the  World Quilt Competition. Quilts from 10 nations will compete for the coveted Best of World title. The competition entries, judged at the Manchester venue, will be on display for the first time in the United States. After New Hampshire, selected U.S. winners and all of the international quilt entries tour to other Mancuso Show Management venues in Pennsylvania, California and Florida. Pictured: – Peony Ring by Sally Bramald, Best of County-U.K., 2016 World Quilt Competition.

An internationally known faculty will offer quilt and textile related activities including workshops and lectures that will be presented at this year’s event. The 2017 faculty includes Christine Porter from the United Kingdom, and instructors from across the United States including Esterita Austin (NY), Marjan Kluepfel (CA), RaNae Merrill (NY), David Sirota (NH), Bobbie Bergquist (NH), Debora Konchinsky (PA), Michele Galloway (PA), Erin Underwood (MD), and Joyce Fischer (NY). Joyce will also be offering appraisals during the event.

In addition, Mancuso Show Management is thrilled to present for the first time at World Quilt New England, several longarm quilting workshops sponsored by Innova/Olde City Quilts. Judy Engime (NJ) and Barb Persing (PA) will offer longarm classes for all levels.

Quilters attending the event will not want to miss the special luncheon and lecture presented by Christine Porter. Also, be sure to attend the World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social; attendees can learn about the instructors and join in the conversation about the hot issues of today’s quilting world.

This year’s fabulous merchants mall offers a wide variety of quilting and sewing products including machines, books,  threads, fabric, patterns and more.

World Quilt New England, not only gives attendees the unique opportunity to view amazing quilt work from around the globe, but also provides the inspiration and supplies to create their own masterpiece!

World Quilt New England is generously sponsored by ABM International / Innova and Handi Quilter.

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 each day

World Quilt Competition 2016 Winners

Congratulations to all!

Outstanding entries were displayed and judged in this truly international competition. The competition for prizes was intense. We want to take this opportunity to commend the judging staff and their assistants for a superb and difficult job.

In all, over $9,500 in prizes was awarded thanks to the generous support of Show Sponsors Nashua Sew & Vac: Husqvarna Viking/Pfaff, ABM International/Innova, Handi Quilter and Mancuso Show Management / www.quiltfest.com.

#1034 On This Winter Day by Nancy J Prince & Linda French, USA

First Place:
#8008 The Three Watchers by Kathryn Harmer Fox, South Africa

Second Place:
#9012 Beyond the Blackhole by Natalia Manley, UK

Third Place:
#8010 Pele: She-Who-Shapes-the-Land by Jenny Hearn, South Africa

Honorable Mentions (3):    
#2004 Foliata by Cathy Jack Coupland, Australia
#9010 Q4Quilters by The Fun Stitchers, UK
#1038 Mont St Michel Memories by Linda S Schmidt, USA

Best Use of Color:
#7001 Rural 1 by Robyn Croft, New Zealand

Best Hand Workmanship:
#1040 Bottles and Blooms by Shannon Shirley, USA

Best Machine Workmanship:
#1009 Farm Girl by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, USA

First Place:
#6501 American Spirit by Keiko Ike, Japan

Second Place:
#9509 Kutch Diamonds by Annelize Littlefair, UK
Third Place:
#9503 Subtle Differences by Kay Bell, UK
Honorable Mentions (3):
#2503 Persian Panoply by Jan Frazer, Australia
#9508 Cappuccino Dreams by Lynda Jackson, UK
#1506 Winter Days in Shades of Taupe by Janet A Elia, USA
Best Use of Color:
#7506 Moonshadows by Anne Joule, New Zealand

Best Hand Workmanship:
#9512 Cappuccino by Gwenfai Rees Griffiths, UK
Best Machine Workmanship:
#1520 Cabin Fever by Patti Sandage, USA

United States:
#1026 Pelican’s Partner by Barbara McKie
#2003 True Blue Mates by Yvonne Chapman

#3501 A – Z for Ewe & Me by Carolyn A Hudson

#4013 Blattgold (Leaf Gold) by Brigitte Morgenroth
#5028 Disengagement by Gisha Wogier
New Zealand:
#7003 The Chisel Master by Alison Laurence
South Africa:
#8003 Tree Spirit by Sue Cameron
United Kingdom:
#9505 Peony Ring by Sally Bramald

#1017 Lake Region Birches by Sandra Joncas, USA

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