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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.

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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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An Amazing Global Quilt Event Returns

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

An Amazing Global Event Returns
to the Center of New Hampshire

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


Mancuso Show Management’s Outstanding New England Quilt Festival
, World Quilt New England, returns to the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 18 – 20, 2016. Plus, and new for 2016, the festival will open to all (those who are pre-registered and those who purchase admission at the show) on Wednesday evening, August 17 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  A great long weekend can be spent at World Quilt viewing the spectacular collection of quilts and textile art from all over the world in the event’s international competition and special exhibits, learning new techniques and quilt and sewing secrets from the internationally known faculty in workshops and lectures, and shopping in the Merchants Mall. Come be inspired!

The overall highlight for quilt enthusiasts attending this show is the annual premier of the World Quilt Competition. Now in its twentieth year, this international competition draws entries from across the globe. See how quilters from around the world approach their art! The competition is judged at the Manchester venue where the entries will be on display and viewed 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: Humming Bee by Judith Wilson, UK, Honorable Mention 2015.

You will also enjoy a wide range of quilt and textile related activitiesRosalieDaceWeb including workshops and lectures presented by a renowned faculty. The 2016 faculty includes Rosalie Dace who is from South Africa, and instructors from across the United States including Frieda Anderson (IL), Pamela Druhen (VT), Pat Harrison (RI), Marjan Kluepfel (CA), Dierdra McElroy (CA), Bobbie Bergquist (NH), Bonnie Dwyer (ME), Debora Konchinsky (PA), Nancy Murtie (FL), David Sirota (NH), and offering quilt appraisals Joyce Fischer (NY). Join one or more of these talented instructors in a workshop to learn a new technique or perhaps brush up an old one. Pictured: Rosalie Dace (South Africa).

Among the highlights of the 2016 show are two special luncheon presentations by well-known instructors Bonnie Dwyer and Rosalie Dace, and the always-popular World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social. In addition, the World Quilt Show will continue to offer its all-inclusive show and hotel package for those who prefer an easy, package plan.

4005aAfter viewing all the wonderful quilts, it’s time to shop. This exciting venue offers a fabulous merchants mall with exhibitors who travel to New Hampshire from throughout the country. From books to threads, from scissors to thimbles, from fabric to patterns there will be everything imaginable available for purchase by the quilt artist and needlecraft enthusiast.

World Quilt New England
is an amazing opportunity to see the work of quilt artists from across the United States and from abroad. This show, the only one of its kind, is not to be missed! Nothing beats New England in the summer! Pictured above left: Pro und Kontra by Martina Hilgert-Vervoort, Germany, Honorable Mention 2015.

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

For complete show details and to register online, please visit World Quilt New EnglandClick here to enter the World Quilt Competition; international competition entrants, please click here.

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Calling All Aspiring Quilters

Have a friend that you’re trying to convert into a quilter? Beginners are encouraged to attend all Mancuso Show Management quilt Shows! There’s so much to learn & aspire to and plenty of people willing to help. Click here to find a show near you: www.quiltfest.com.

Speaking of aspiring to… get a look at The End of the Line? By Joanne Baeth, Best Wall Quilt at the 2014 Pacific International Quilt Festival.

Most Trending Quilt Competition

How would you like to win a $500 Quiltfest Bucks Shopping Spree to be spent in the fantastic Merchants Mall at World Quilt Florida AND have your quilt on display at the show? Enter Mancuso Show Management’s first ever Most Trending Quilt Competition for a chance to win! Anyone in the U.S. can win and entering is easy.MostTrendingQuilt

Visit Quiltfest – Mancuso Shows on Facebook. Then, comment on the Most Trending Quilt post with a photo of your quilt (1 quilt per person) and get all your friends to like it. Be sure to include all the details as described in the post.

The Most Trending Quilt must be available to hang in the World Quilt Florida show, January 7-9, 2016.

The Quilt with the most “likes” will be the winner! If you can’t make it to the show, you can always donate your Quiltfest Bucks to a friend who can attend!

World Quilt Florida
January 7-9, 2016 – Orlando, Florida

Best of World to be Chosen at the World Quilt Competition XIX

World Quilt Show – New England XIII
Manchester, New Hampshire
August 13-15, 2015

Every year the international World Quilt Competition has such an amazing display of quilts that the judges find presenting only one with the Best of World Award a very difficult task. This year will be no different with a collection of beautiful and culturally unique entries. The premier of the 19th annual World Quilt Competition will be at the World Quilt Show – New England XIII, returning to the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, August 13-15, 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 exhibition full of creativity and talent.

Now in its nineteenth year, the competition draws entries from across the globe that will compete for over $9,500 in prize money. Best of Country from among the entries for each nation will be chosen as well as the prestigious Best of World winner. Visitors to the World Quilt Show – New England also have an opportunity to vote for their favorite entry to win the Viewer’s Choice Award.

If you would like to enter the World Quilt Competition XIX, a 4009aprintable or online entry form for U.S. entrants is available on worldquilt.com. International entrants should also visit the website to obtain contact information for their country’s World Quilt Competition representative. To view the spectacular winning entries from last year’s competition, please visit worldquilt.com.
Pictured: Skyline by Claudia Scheja, Germany, 2014 World Quilt Competition.

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!

 The World Quilt Show – New England is generously sponsored by Major Sponsor Brother, and Sponsors ABM International/Innova, Handi Quilter and Sew Batik.

View or print the event brochure from www.worldquilt.com, or to receive a brochure in the mail email mancuso@quiltfest.com or write to the World Quilt Show – Dept P, P.O. Box 667, New Hope, PA 18938 USA.

Looking at the World through Quilts

 World Quilt Show – New England XIII
Manchester, New Hampshire – August 13-15, 2015

Mancuso Show Management’s Outstanding New England Quilt Festival, the World Quilt Show – New England, will be returning to the Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, August 13 – 15, 2015 in its new 3-day – Thursday, Friday and Saturday – format.

WQNE14_9002aWant to see quilts from across the globe? No need to spend days traveling. We are bringing the quilts to you. Join us for the premier of the 2015 World Quilt Competition XIX. These quilts from all over the globe present a mix of culture, fun and creative talent. The show also features special quilt exhibits including displays from across the United States and Canada. You will also enjoy a wide range of quilt and textile related activities including workshops and lectures presented by an internationally known faculty. Plus, if you need to cap-off your unfinished summer project or jump-start something fresh for the fall season, the show’s Merchants Mall will offer everything you may possibly need! Pictured above: Best of World 2014, “Chinese Journey in Three Parts” by Stephanie Crawford, U.K.

The Show’s faculty includes Anna Hergert from Saskatchewan, Canada who is the Canadian Quilters Association Teacher of the Year. In addition, instructors from the United States include Pamela Druhen (VT), Pat Harrison (RI), Sue Nickels (MI), Pat Yamin (NY), Bobbie Bergquist (NH), Debora Konchinsky (PA), Nancy Murtie (FL) and David Sirota (NH). Join one or more of these talented instructors in a workshop to learn a new technique or perhaps brush up an old one.

Among the highlights of the 2015 Show are a special luncheon presentation by well-known instructor Sue Nickels, the always popular World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social, and, new for 2015, Quilt-O; “the best time you will ever have at a quilt show.” Also, the World Quilt Show will continue to offer its all-inclusive show and hotel package for those who prefer an easy, package plan.

After viewing all the wonderful quilts, it’s time to shop. This exciting venue offers a fabulous merchants mall with shows vendors who travel to New Hampshire from throughout the country. From books to threads, from scissors to thimbles, from fabric to patterns there will be everything imaginable available for purchase by the quilt artist and needle craft enthusiast.

The World Quilt Show – New England is an amazing opportunity to see the work of quilt artists from across the United States and from abroad. This show is not to be missed! Nothing beats New England in the summer!

The World Quilt Show – New England is generously sponsored by Major Sponsor Brother, and Sponsors ABM International/Innova, Handi Quilter and Sew Batik.

 View or print the brochure from the event’s website, www.worldquilt.com, or to receive a brochure in the mail, email mancuso@quiltfest.com or write to:
WQ-NE, Dept P
Mancuso Show Management,
PO Box 667
New Hope, PA 18938.