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The Center of It All! Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXIV

The Center of It All!
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXIV
September 14-17, 2017

In 2017, the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza celebrates its 24th year. This popular event has grown into a “destination” for quilt, textile, fiber and wearable artists. The Extravaganza is the largest and most comprehensive quilt festival in a state known for its rich history of quilting. Held September 14-17 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks (Valley Forge area), PA, PNQE will be dishing up all the ingredients needed for a successful quilt show.

This year’s national competition theme is Not Fade Away, 3003achallenging quilt artists to describe how they will pass on the art of quilting to the next generation. In addition, the show’s special exhibitions will fill the aisles with hundreds of works by quilt and textile artists from around the globe. In all, over 600 quilts and works of textile art will be on display. Pictured: 2016 Best Wall Quilt, Waratah by Melinda Bula.


This expansive venue offers plenty of room for the Extravaganza’s mega Merchants Mall. Anyone who has attended in the past will attest to the vast variety of merchandise offered by quality companies.

The 2017 teaching staff at the Extravaganza is sure to enlighten many a student. From beginner to advanced there will be something for everyone. Presenting this year are Frieda Anderson (Illinois), Pepper Cory (North Carolina), Paula Golden (Virginia), Dierdra McElroy (California), David Sirota (New Hampshire), Sarah Bond (Pennsylvania) and more! In addition, and NEW for 2017, are longarm workshops taught by Lisa Calle (Pennsylvania), Jill Churchill (Pennsylvania) and Valerie Schlake (Virginia). Also, certified appraiser Phyllis Twigg Hatcher will be on-site providing quilt appraisals by appointment.

Lectures will also be featured at PNQE. Sarah Bond will present “Many Quilts, One Family: Quilts from my Grandmothers” on Thursday afternoon, September 14. We are also excited to have David Sirota back for a second year in Oaks. In addition to his workshops, he will speak on Friday afternoon at 2pm – “What Makes a Quilter Tick? A Humorous Look in the Mirror.” David’s lecture is included with show registration or general admission.

As if all this isn’t enough to keep you busy, the PNQE Fashion Shows 2016-09-16 14.15will be returning for a second exciting year! Thursday will feature Vickie Clontz – Celebrating Art & Fashion. The SewBatik Challenge Fashion Show will headline on Saturday afternoon. Both shows will be moderated by Vickie Clontz, and fashion show admission is included with your show admission or registration.


Visit PNQE’s website at www.quiltfest.com for complete workshop, lecture, fashion show and other “Extrav” details.

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center is located in Oaks, PA just a few miles west from the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Valley Forge exit; just off Route 422. Plus, the overall region presents many opportunities for groups traveling to the Quilt Extravaganza. Valley Forge, Lancaster County, Historic Bucks County and Philadelphia are all within easy reach.

The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza is generously sponsored by major annual sponsor Brother/Byrne Sewing Connection; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting; BERNINA/Hayes Sewing Machine Company; Janome – Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac; Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova; and Special Vendor Sponsor French Connections.

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXIV
The Center of It All for Quilts, Wearable & Textile Art
September 14-17, 2017
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA  19456