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.
#9012 Beyond the Blackhole by Natalia Manley, UK
#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
#9509 Kutch Diamonds by Annelize Littlefair, UK
#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
*BEST OF COUNTRY AWARDS:
#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
#7003 The Chisel Master by Alison Laurence
#8003 Tree Spirit by Sue Cameron
#9505 Peony Ring by Sally Bramald
*Not all participating countries were eligible for “Best of Country” awards.
Join us for summertime fun …
Don’t just GO to a New England quilt festival …
VACATION at one!
World Quilt New England
Presents a Quilting Dynamo from South Africa
Rosalie Dace – Quilter, Instructor & Talented Artist
From August 18-20, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire, World Quilt New England will offer a fantastic, panoramic view of the world’s take on quilting and textile art. The World Quilt Competition and special exhibitions provide a colorful vista of fabric and thread. In addition, the world-renowned faculty presenting workshops at the show can open the doors to a new world of quilting with their innovative designs and techniques.
Included among the instructors is Rosalie Dace who lives in South Africa. Rosalie is a talented quilter who enjoys teaching those who love the craft as much as she does. She loves fabric, particularly the texture, smell and human quality. She comments, “I love the way the color goes right through fabrics and the way it drapes. It is comforting and exciting at the same time and is constantly a platform for people’s ingenuity and creativity. While the traditions of the craft give us a measure of security and continuity with the past, the medium lends itself to innovation and incorporation of new technology. As a quilt maker, I am constantly trying to balance being a teacher and helping people develop their creativity, while producing fresh work myself.”
Rosalie started teaching in her home, but today is invited to teach at events all over the world. Her specialties are good basic design, numerous embellishment techniques, techniques in skinny line piecing and the use of sheers. Teaching allows Rosalie to interact with people who have the same interests as her, but who have unique and diverse backgrounds. “I see my job as being a catalyst to enable students to do far more than they ever believed possible; and I love to see their eyes light up when they say, ‘Look what I did,’” Rosalie said.
Major moments in Rosalie Dace’s quilting life range from making her first quilt and seeing her son’s face when she gave him a quilt for his 17th birthday to winning major awards and being published and exhibited nationally and internationally. How does she feel about her life these days? “I feel very fortunate to do the traveling I do as a quilter and sometimes feel I have to pinch myself to see if it’s all real.”
Rosalie teaches two, full day workshops at the World Quilt New England on Thursday, August 18, Going Round in Circles, and on Friday, August 19, African Motifs in Design. You also won’t want to miss her luncheon lecture on Saturday, August 20 at 12:30 pm, Old Traditions, New Directions offering a personal view of the of the obsessive pleasure and delight (along with a measure of agony) that many quilt makers experience. Pictured: Class samples, African Motifs in Design.
World Quilt New England is generously sponsored by ABM International/Innova, Handi Quilter and SewBatik., Visit World Quilt New England for complete show details and to register online.
Continuing education and keeping up with industry changes are a big part of today’s quilting world. Quilters and textile artists are constantly looking to learn new skills, find new inspiration and build their knowledge base. Mancuso Show Management’s events strive to offer a great variety of workshops presented by a renowned faculty for those interested in further learning. World Quilt New England 2016, held August 18-20 at the Center of Manchester in New Hampshire is no exception.
We have the privilege of hosting such an amazing and diverse group of instructors at World Quilt New England and while there are still workshop spaces open, if you are interested in participating in any of the available workshops, please don’t wait to sign up. Visit quiltfest.com to register. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s still available.
Internationally known instructor and South African native, Rosalie Dace brings her expertise in design with her workshops African Motifs in Design and Going Round in Circles. She is also presenting a lunch and lecture on Saturday, August 20 at 12:30pm. Old Traditions, New Directions offers a personal view of the obsessive pleasure and delight (along with a measure of agony) that many quilt makers experience in their art.
Known for her hand dyed fabrics, fusing and stunning quilts, Frieda Anderson offers 2 full day workshops Thursday and Saturday. Thursday’s workshop plays around with lines, shapes, and colors in Creative Crisp Curves – Intentional Improvisational Class. Her Saturday dyeing workshop Flooded with Color teaches you how to dye formulas for 48 shades – a skill that any quilter would certainly “dye” for! Frieda will also present Moving Forward with a New Tradition – Art Quilts, a lecture featuring art quilts on Wednesday, August 17 at 6:00pm.
Regional artist, Pamela Druhen is an instructor for all seasons. Pamela uses threadwork to bring texture and depth to her quilts. If you are tired of the hot summer, take Pamela Druhen’s full day workshop The Winter Palette on Thursday, August 18. The class explores the blues, blacks and grays of winter in a beautiful quilted landscape. Or, join Pamela’s Landscape for Real workshop that delves into creating that perfect quilted landscape. Pamela also will lecture on Thursday, August 18 at 4:30pm where she will share her latest works and answer your questions about technique, color and anything else that comes to mind!
If you are a nature or free-motion aficionado, Marjan Kluepfel offers 3 full day workshops at WQ New England Thursday through Saturday that will sharpen your noggin as well as your needle. Originally, from the Netherlands, Marjan resides in sunny California where her views inspire her uniquely beautiful quilting pieces. She teaches across the world and is one of our favorite instructors to have teach at Mancuso events. Her Thursday workshop, Bobbin Drawing, Thread Painting & Free-Motion Machine Embroidery is a hands on class featuring the title’s techniques. Marjan’s Friday workshop, Zen and the art of Free Form Fiberscapes teaches essential design principles to make a picturesque fantasy quilt and her Saturday workshop, Shimmering Dragonflies & Sparkling Flowers will use fusing, free-motion machine embroidery, thread painting and bobbin drawing to create a fabric collage.
Do your quilts have something to say? Didi McElroy’s Saturday half day AM workshop, Words in Quilts will teach students to incorporate words in their quilts using reverse appliqué. Didi, a world renowned hand quilter will also present her famous full day workshops Needle-Turn Applique 101 and That Perfect Stitch on Thursday and Friday respectively.
With this incredible line up, you won’t want to miss your chance to learn from the best. Visit quiltfest.com and register now!
Today, Monday, July 18, is the final day to submit your entry to the 2016 World Quilt Competition: click here for the online and printable entry forms.
You may enter online or print an entry form to mail to the competition. Online entries must be submitted by midnight Eastern Daylight Time tonight; mail-in entries must be postmarked today, July 18.
More wonderful entries from the 2015 competition:
Only 5 days remain to submit your entry to the prestigious 20th annual World Quilt Competition: click here for the online and printable entry forms. The entry deadline is Monday, July 18, 2016.
Enjoy some of the wonderful entries from the 2015 competition:
World Quilt New England, to be held at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester from August 18-20, 2016 features a world-renowned faculty who have all developed their own quilting techniques, styles and interpretations. However, they all have one thing in common: they love to quilt. Included on the faculty are the talented Marjan Kluepfel and David Sirota, well-known fiber artists, quilters and instructors. Taking a workshop from Marjan or David will inspire and educate – prompting a curious quilter to create something extraordinary of his or her own!
Marjan Kluepfel 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. She will offer three, full day, 9 am to 4 pm, workshops at World Quilt New England:
- Thursday, August 18: Bobbin Drawing, Thread Painting &Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
- Friday, August 19: Zen and the Art of Free Form Fiberscapes
- Saturday, August 20: Shimmering Dragonflies & Sparkling Flowers
David’s friend Amy taught him the basics of quilt making. Following this start, he learned just about everything he knows about quilting from watching Simply Quilts. He then spent the next 13 years looking for the quickest and easiest ways to complete a quilt. As a result, he developed the No More Tears© method of foundation or paper piecing. David has taught this workshop at World Quilt New England for the past several years, changing the way most of his students paper piece … forever! David and his students can’t imagine going back to the old way. David is pictured surrounded by his students. David is teaching two full day, 9 am to 4 pm, workshops at World Quilt New England:
- Thursday, August 18: Chevron Star – No More Tears Method©
- Saturday, August 20: Storm at Sea – No More Tears Method©
There are just 10 days remaining to submit your entry to the prestigious 20th annual World Quilt Competition: click here for the online and printable entry forms. The entry deadline is Monday, July 18, 2016.
Enjoy some of the wonderful entries from the 2015 competition:
Who will win Best of World in 2016? It might be you!
The entry deadline for U.S. entries to the 20th annual World Quilt Competition is Monday, July 18. Printable and online entry forms for U.S. entrants only are available from quiltfest.com.
The international entry deadline was last month. Thanks to the efforts of our international coordinators, we received a very strong response for the 2016 competition.
To view the spectacular winning entries from the 2015 World Quilt Competition, please visit quiltfest.com.
The World Quilt Competition at World Quilt New England, August 18-20, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire, is an amazing opportunity to see the work of quilt artists from across the United States and from aaround the world. Enjoy viewing the diverse talents and techniques captured through quilt making!
Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium
Join Rosalie Dace & Frieda Anderson
As they Explore the Trends & Traditions of Quilting
“Have it your way!” at the Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium (part of World Quilt New England), August 16-19, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
There are now three options for Symposium registration:
- Double Occupancy with Breakfast & Parking
- Single Occupancy with Breakfast & Parking
- Symposium Only (No Hotel, Breakfast or Parking)
Learn from the past while studying the bright future of quilting!
The Trends and Traditions Quilt Symposium is an opportunity to connect with other artists, work with some of the best instructors in the world and challenge yourself creatively!
There’s more to the Symposium than just classes! Trends & Traditions includes:
Tuesday Evening Welcome Reception
Workshops with Rosalie Dace & Frieda Anderson
Lecture with Frieda Anderson
Luncheon Lecture & Trunk Show with Bonnie Dwyer
Paint Bar Adventure to Explore the World of Art
Trends & Traditions Adventure Tour
World Quilt New England Show & Merchant’s Mall
World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social
4-night stay at the Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown
4 Breakfast Coupons per person
Hotel Parking for 4 nights (1 Vehicle / Room)