The Largest Quilt Festival on the Eastern Seaboard Celebrating 28 Years!
February 23 – 26, 2017
Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, Virginia
|Mancuso Show Management announces the always spectacular Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, February 23 – 26, 2017. Not only does this incredible event feature astounding works of quilting art, it also offers a wide array of workshops presented by world-renowned instructors along with a fabulous Merchants Mall for plenty of shopping. The Festival’s centerpiece, however, will again be its outstanding collection of over 500 quilts and works of wearable and textile art on display. In addition to the competition entries, there will be special exhibitions of quilts and textile art on display. This ever-popular quilting arts event is one not to be missed!
“The Hampton Roads Convention Center, which hosts this fabulous event, is an ideal venue for a quilt festival of this magnitude,” states David Mancuso, President of Mancuso Show Management. He adds, “The exhibition space along with the break-out rooms for workshops and the nearby official event hotels make this a win-win situation for Show Management and the City of Hampton.”
This year’s Quilt Competition themed “From Atlantic to Pacific” gives entrants an opportunity to tell show-goers about how where they live or grew up affects their quilting! In addition, 2017 will feature a Modern Quilt Category in the quilt competition titled “Mid-Century Mod.” Also, while attending the event, be sure to explore the Wearable Art Competition where you will find unique full ensembles, vest, jacket & coat entries on display. The Quilt and Wearable Art Competitions will feature magnificent works by some of the nation’s finest quilt and fiber artists. Take part in judging by casting your vote for the Quilt and Wearable Art Viewer’s Choice Awards.
From award-winning quilters to those who would like to sew their first stitch, everyone will find workshops and lectures that will introduce them to the latest innovations in the quilting world. This year a multitude of workshops and lectures will be offered by a stellar line-up of instructors teaching all levels. In addition, you also will not want to miss the “best time you’ll ever have” at a quilt festival at the Game Zone: Quilters’ Strip Poker/Quilt-O Combo, held on Friday evening, February 24. For those who are interested in pre-registering for workshops, lectures and activities at the festival or for additional information, complete show information is available here, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.
Everything needed to make the beautiful quilts and works of textile art on exhibit is available in MAQF’s Merchants Mall. The vendors, occupying over 250 booths, will be offering the best in machines, fabrics, notions, wearable art, embroidery and everything for the quilter, textile artist and home sewer.
Founding Sponsor BERNINA/Nancy’s Calico Patch; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Tidewater Sew-Vac; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/All Brands, Elna/The Quilters Studio, Janome/ Tidewater Sew-Vac, and Pfaff/Bella Fabrics; Silver Sponsors ABM International / Innova and Handi Quilter; and Special Vendor Competition Sponsor IntelliQuilter generously sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.