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Finalists Selected for Florida Quilt Competition

Finalists Selected for the Florida Quilt Competition
at the World Quilt Show Florida
January 18-20, 2018
Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, Florida

The quilters whose works were accepted as finalists in the 2018 Florida Quilt Competition at the World Quilt Show Florida were notified the week of December 11, 2017. Produced by Mancuso Show Management, the World Quilt Show will take place at Hall WE2 – West Concourse, Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from January 18-20, 2018.

WQFL_Competition-Image for Accepted QuiltsThe talented quilters whose entries were selected by the jury as finalists will have their quilts on display at the show, competing for the competition’s prizes. Winners will be selected at the show and announced on the World Quilt Florida website, www.quiltfest.com, on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Quilt and textile art enthusiasts will have an opportunity to view these outstanding works of textile art among all the other magnificent displays at the event, January 18-20, 2018.

President of Mancuso Show Management David Mancuso says, “Quilting is truly art. Every quilt that is displayed at the World Quilt Show takes great skill and talent to make it come to life. This quilt competition incorporates pieces from the best quilters in Florida that will be judged, and on display to be enjoyed by quilt enthusiasts and other quilt artists.”

Besides the competition quilts on display, the Quilt Festival will feature workshops and lectures taught by a renowned faculty, a Merchant’s Mall and a beautiful collection of special exhibits including the international entries of the 2017 World Quilt Competition and exhibits by many Florida quilt guilds.

The Florida Quilt Competition is generously sponsored by Major Annual Sponsor Brother/The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore; Major Vendor Sponsors BERNINA/Wandering Stitches, Juki – Baby Lock/The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore, Innova Longarm Quilting Systems/Florida Quilting Center; and Silver Sponsor Handi Quilter/Heart of Florida Sewing Machine Co.

Mancuso Show Management has several long running shows annually, each with its own quilt competition. Besides World Quilt Florida, MSM hosts, the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, VA; The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, Edison, NJ; World Quilt New England, Manchester, NH; the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Oaks (Philadelphia area), PA; and the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara (Bay area), CA.

For more information, visit www.quiltfest.com.

Yes, this really is a quilt!
From the 2017 Florida Quilt Competition,
Spring by Karen Waechter of Lutz, Florida