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World Quilt New England Instructor Highlights

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
Marjan-Studio-1Marjan 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 Sirota
David Sirota & Students '12David’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©
    Scrappy Chevron Star Good One
  • Saturday, August 20: Storm at Sea – No More Tears Method©



World Quilt Competition Countdown

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:

Coco (The Quilt) by Neroli Henderson, Australia
Pro und Kontra by Martina Hilgert-Vervoort, Germany
My Green by Maya Chaimovich, Israel
Plainly Not Simple by Denise Havlan, USA

World Quilt Competition Entry Deadline

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!

Best of World 2015:  Free Tibet by Meri Henriques Vahl, USA

Have it Your Way!

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)

Download/Print a Symposium Registration Form Here!

Frieda Anderson – Creative, Crisp Curves Workshop



Rosalie Dace – Going Round in Circles Workshop

World Quilt New England Hosts SAQA Meeting

VT/NH/ME Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Regional Meeting

Saturday, August 20, 2016
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at World Quilt New England
Radisson Center of New Hampshire
700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101

World Quilt New England will host the summer regional meeting ofHaving fun at SAQA meeting SAQA On Saturday afternoon, August 20 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the quilt festival in the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester.

Guests and members are invited to attend SAQA’s summer regional meeting of local quilt artists from Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Topics for the meeting include discussion on pertinent aspects of professional development to aide in the presentation of your art, a slide show preview of regional quilts donated to SAQA’s Fall Benefit Auction and Show ‘n Tell of members’ recent work. Additionally, this is a marvelous opportunity to meet and network with fellow fiber artists that you won’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you at Mancuso Show Management’s World Quilt New England event in Manchester, NH.

In addition to Saturday’s regional meeting, the SAQA members areLight in the Wood II by Kathleen John web presenting a special exhibit at World Quilt New England. For their exhibit, A Piece of Me, the ME/NH/VT Region of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) issued a challenge posing the questions “What is an art quilter?” and “What does it mean to be an art quilter?” Participants were asked to make an 8” x 10” little quilt in answer. Pictured below, from the exhibit is Light in the Wood II by Kathleen John.

You’re invited to join SAQA! Find fellow artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners and museum curators in an organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. Visit saqa.com for more information.

SAQA is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them. They are an information resource on all things art quilt related for their members as well as the public. Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA members now number more than 3,000 artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors.

Judging Seminar

Special 2-Day Judging Seminar

World Quilt New England
August 18-20, 2016 ~ Manchester, New Hampshire

Mancuso Show Management has jumped on-board where NQA left off, offering a Judging Seminar conducted under the auspices of the new National Association of Certified Quilt Judges.

Whether you are quilt maker interested in perfecting skills and knowledge, a quilt professional such as a teacher or appraiser, or someone interested in becoming a quilt judge, this 2-Day Judging Seminar presented by Pat Harrison at World Quilt New England provides a thorough foundation in all aspects of quilt judging. For registration details, please click here.

In this seminar, you will learn through a combination of discussion, demonstration, hands-on samples, PowerPoint presentations and mock judging just how quilts and quilted items are judged. The seminar covers all aspects of quilt judging, including but not limited to the job of judging, the art of evaluating design and workmanship, all about quilt show categories and awards, the various judging systems used, how to go about setting up a judging floor, and the difference between judging versus jurying. Discussion also includes presentation of the certification requirements for the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ), the only national certifying organization for quilt judges.

Students will receive handouts including resource recommendations, art and design terms with definitions, a glossary, sample contracts, and invoices. This 2-day seminar does not certify students as quilt judges nor is it a prerequisite for the NACQJ Judge Certification Program.

Pat HarrisonPat Harrison, who is from Exeter, Rhode Island, is a Certified Quilt Judge and currently the President, Candidate Coordinator, and Webmaster of the newly formed National Association of Certified Quilt Judges. She is a teacher, author, lecturer, designer, and longarm quilter. A retired school librarian and teacher, she has won numerous awards for her quilts at local, regional and international shows.


Andi Perejda contributed an article to the October 2015 issue of On Track magazine about the new group that has been formed to promote professional level quilt judging at guild, regional and national quilt shows. The National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ) will be carrying on the work of the former NQA Judge Certification program.
NACQJForty-six years ago, the National Quilting Association was formed in Maryland in order to provide judged quilt shows with professional quilt judges. These judges had a comprehensive background in quilt history, workmanship, and quilt-making techniques. The purpose of the Judge Certification Program was to ensure that these judges could set aside their personal preferences to make objective, educational comments to quilt entrants. These comments would then help the entrants by providing a meaningful critique with direction for the improvement of their work while also recognizing their achievements.

The judges certified under the auspices of the NQA are now becoming the NACQJ. Their level of professional services to quilt shows is of the highest quality. In addition to being proficient at judging workmanship, they are also able to evaluate design as related to the contemporary incorporation of art techniques into quilt making. Evaluation of design is as important as workmanship in determining award winners. The certification process in its improved format will continue with the certification of candidates in the program as new CJs.

Anyone interested in joining the certification program is encouraged to contact the Judging Coordinator at NACQJcoordinator@gmail.com. The preparation for becoming a Certified Judge is rigorous and requires passion and desire on the part of the Candidate. Much of the work is self-directed. All qualified candidates who demonstrate a complete knowledge of a broad range of quilting techniques, skill in objective design critique, and confident skills in the judging room will achieve success in their goal to reach certification.

The NACQJ invites all quilt makers to visit its new website, www.nacqj.com to see the directory of excellent quilt judges, their locations and contact information. The site contains much useful information about our programs.





All Inclusive Show & Hotel Package – 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
You Get Here, We’ll Do the Rest

World Quilt New England
Manchester, New Hampshire
August 18-20, 2016

RadissonMancuso Show Management is offering complete 3 or 4-night Show & Hotel Packages to make your visit to World Quilt New England carefree. Check-in to the Radisson Hotel Manchester, the event’s host hotel that is attached to the Center of New Hampshire, on Wednesday or Thursday, August 17-18. Check-in time is 3:00 pm (hotel will hold your luggage if you are arriving early on Thursday for a workshop).

Your itinerary of activities includes one full-day workshop of your choice on Thursday or Friday, Pamela Druhen’s Thursday afternoon lecture, Friday’s World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social and Rosalie Dace’s luncheon presentation on Saturday. Plus, you’ll have time to explore the World Quilt Show on your own. You will also receive Show Pre-Registration, which includes admission to the Quilt Show & Merchants Mall for all show days, hotel parking for one vehicle per room, and breakfast coupons for each morning of your stay. Check out of the hotel on Sunday, August 21, ready to go home and create your own quilted masterpiece!

Show & Hotel Package Includes:

Note: If you choose a full-day Saturday workshop, it may overlap with Rosalie Dace’s luncheon presentation.

If you are interested in adding additional hotel nights to your stay, please contact our office at (215) 862-5828.

Please visit World Quilt New England for a printable Show & Hotel Package Registration form. We hope you will join us for the excitement of World Quilt New England and the premier of the 2016 World Quilt Competition XX.

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Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium

Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium
Manchester, NH
August 17-19, 2016
Evening Welcome Reception Tuesday, August 16
~Part of World Quilt New England~

Join Rosalie Dace & Frieda Anderson
as they explore
the Trends & Traditions of Quilting
Anderson & DaceLearn from the past while studying the bright future of quilting
at the Trends & Traditions Quilt Symposium.

Immerse yourself into the study of quilting’s current trends and past traditions with workshops and activities presented by Rosalie Dace and Frieda Anderson.

Symposium includes:

  • Tuesday Evening Welcome Reception
  • Lecture with Frieda Anderson
  • A full day workshop with Rosalie Anderson, and a full day workshop with Frieda Anderson
  • World Quilt New England Show and Merchant’s Mall
  • Special Luncheon/Lecture and Trunk Show with Bonnie Dwyer
  • Surprise Evening Event into the World of Art
  • Trends & Traditions Adventure Tour
  • The Always Popular World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social
  • 4-night Stay at Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown

Symposium registrants also have the option of taking a Saturday workshop from World Quilt New England faculty and attending the Saturday luncheon and lecture with Rosalie Dace.

Special Note: This symposium will be limited to 50 registrants. It is only available through the printable registration form on our website that can be emailed, mailed or faxed. You may also call 215-862-5828 to register. (You cannot register for this symposium with our online check out.) If you are interested in participating in this new concept symposium, feel free to contact us directly.

Looking at the World through Quilts

Join us for summertime fun  …
Don’t just GO to a New England quilt festival  …
VACATION at one!

 Looking at the World through Quilts
World Quilt New England
Manchester, New Hampshire ~ August 18-20, 2016

Walking into World Quilt New England, one is almost overwhelmed by the spectacular display of magnificent quilts from around the world on exhibit. Standing out among all the quilts on display are the quilts competing in the World Quilt Competition, an always beautiful collection that makes awarding Best of Show a very difficult task for the judges. The 2016 competition will be no different!

The premier of the World Quilt Competition will be at World Quilt New England at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, August 18 – 20, 2016 where the competition will be judged. From New Hampshire, the international entries and selected winning U.S. entries will tour to three more Mancuso Show Management quilt festivals across the U.S. Be sure to take an opportunity to view this international collection of beautiful and culturally unique creativity and talent.

BestCountry Japan15Now in its twentieth year, this international quilt competition draws entries from across the globe. The 2016 World Quilt Competition will feature quilts from Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Best of Country from among the entries for each nation will be chosen as well as the Best of World Award winner. Visitors to World Quilt New England also have an opportunity to vote for their favorite quilt entry to win the prestigious Viewers’ Choice Award. Pictured left: Butterfly Flying Over Red & White Peony by Keiko Morita, Japan, Best of Country 2015.

If you would like to enter the World Quilt Competition, the entryWQ2015_2012 form for U.S. entrants is available online and for printable download. International entrants should also visit the website to obtain contact information for their country’s World Quilt Competition representative. To view the beautiful winning entries from the 2015 World Quilt Competition, please click here. Pictured right: Unified by Margaret McDonald, Australia, Best Use of Color 2015.

If you miss seeing the World Quilt Competition entries at the World Quilt Show in New Hampshire, you still have a chance to see them! The international entries and selected U.S. winners will continue on a national tour following World Quilt New England and be exhibited at the Mancuso Show Management festivals in Oaks/Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Palm Springs and Santa Clara/Bay Area, California and Orlando, Florida.

The World Quilt Competition is an amazing opportunity to see the work of quilt artists from across the United States and from abroad. Enjoy viewing the diverse talents and techniques captured through quilt making!

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

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