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M-AQF Competition Countdown

This is it! … just 1 Day until the M-AQF Competition Entry Deadline

Quilt & Wearable Art Competition Deadline: January 26, 2016

To enter, please click below:
Enter your Quilt Online or View a Printable Entry Form.
Enter your Competition Garment Online or View a Printable Entry Form

From the 2015 Competitions:
Best of Show:
Big Bertha by Margaret Solomon Gunn
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Best of Show:
Circle Game 1957
by Marty R Ornish

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Founding Sponsor BERNINA/Nancy’s Calico Patch; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Tidewater Sew-Vac; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/All Brands, Janome/Sew E-Z, and Husqvarna Viking/Bella Fabrics; and Silver Sponsors ABM International / Innova and Handi Quilter generously sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.

For complete M-AQF details, including pre-registration, workshop and lecture information, please visit quiltfest.com.

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A Fabric Workshop to “Dye” For in NJ

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“Dyed Fabrics are good for everything!”
~ Lisa White Reber

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For 20 years, Lisa White Reber has been dyeing fabrics. “What’s amazing is that you start out with a plain white piece of fabric and end up with an amazing piece of art,” Lisa said in an interview with Quiltfest. After years of reading books and watching television programs about dyeing, Lisa’s once casual hobby turned her into a, “passionate dyer.”
Lisa will be teaching her full day workshop, “Painterly Effects with Various Thicknesses of MX Dyes” on Saturday, March 5 at The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey. “My class is technique-driven,” Lisa explains, “we will cover the basics of MX dyes on cotton fabric and mixing thickened dye in different consistencies and strengths.” Students in the workshop will then experiment with different marks made on fabric by different brushes and palette knives. Lisa continues, “You’ll go home with at least 20 samples, plus handouts to help you remember how you got there. You can use them in your quilts or as a starting point for further exploration. I strongly recommend note-taking as you go, plus taking pictures.”
While not a prerequisite, this year’s dye class will incorporate some of the work from Lisa’s MX Dye class at the last Quiltfest of New Jersey. “Last year’s class explored four different ways to use thickened dyes, but it was all the same thickness. That was great for screen printing, but thick dye really doesn’t flow.” Students will spend the day thinning out dye to see how it handles and how the results differ from a thicker dye. “In Art History terms,” Lisa proclaims, “part of the definition of painterly is non-linear.”
For more information of Lisa’s Workshop, click here.
The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is generously sponsored by Brother/Rock, Paper, Scissors; BERNINA of America/Olde City Quilts, ABM Innova/Olde City Quilts, BabyLock/Pocono Sew & Vac, Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac, Handi Quilter, Pocono Sew & Vac, Pfaff/Above & BeyondCreative Sewing; and Sew Batik.
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Create Hexagons at Quiltfest New Jersey

Maria Tamaoka’s workshop at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, March 3-6, 2016 at the Garden State Exhibit Center will help you create a hexagon mat to fit in a mini tray that is provided in the class kit. This workshop, Hexagon Mini Tray, was a sell-out at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in 2015!

 

MariaTamaokaMaria started her quilt shop, Pinwheels in 1991. Since then, she has been recognized as the “Taupe Lady” specializing in Daiwebo Taupe fabric. Her kits, patterns and projects incorporate many unique materials and techniques, which Maria finds throughout her travels in Japan and Europe.

 

Maria’s Hexagon Mini Tray workshop is from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Thursday, March 3. All levels of quilters will experience the success of English paper piecing while making a simple “mat” for this tray. Daiwabo fabric is included in the class kit, and, of course, so is the tray. To sign up, please click here.

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The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is generously sponsored by Brother/Rock, Paper, Scissors; BERNINA of America/Olde City Quilts, ABM Innova/Olde City Quilts, BabyLock/Pocono Sew & Vac, Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac, Handi Quilter, Pocono Sew & Vac, Pfaff/Above & BeyondCreative Sewing; and Sew Batik.

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Thursday @ Mid-Atlantic

Thursday, February 25 is a great day to enjoy a workshop at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. We have several suggestions: Twist & Shout with instructor Anna Hergert, Vikki Pignatelli’s Crazy About Curves workshop, or So Square taught by Gyleen Fitzgerald.

 

Anna Hergert is the 2014 Canadian Quilters Association Teacher of 02_Design based on inspirational sourcethe Year! Anna’s classes earn rave reviews, so you should take this opportunity to study quilting with this outstanding instructor. Anna’s Thursday Mid-Atlantic workshop is Twist & Shout. In this design class, you will journey from realism to abstraction and produce one-of-a-kind tessellated designs. Get ready for the “WOW” effect! Click here for complete workshop details.

 

Vikki Pignatelli is known for her flowing designs and passion forCrazyAboutCurves color–as well as breaking all quilting “rules. Vikki’s Thursday workshop, Crazy About Curves, is “No Rules, No Stress, All Fun!” Students will quickly master Vikki’s technique that is a combination piecing/appliqué method of creating even sharp curves and narrow points effortlessly and with precision! For workshop details, please click here.

 

Gyleen Fitzgerald’s Thursday workshop, So Square, is perfect for theMAQF16_Fitzgerald012 beginning quilter. Squares and rectangles do all the work as students create a visually stunning graphic and modern quilt. Click here for complete workshop details.

 

The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival is generously sponsored by BERNINA of America/Nancy’s Calico Patch Brother/Tidewater Sew-Vac; Baby Lock/All Brands, Janome/Sew E-Z, Juki, Husqvarna Viking/Bella Fabrics, Juki, ABM International / Innova, Handi Quilter, Sew Batik and Intelliquilter.

 

Important Reminder: The pre-registration deadline for M-AQF is February 5, 2016. For those who miss this deadline registration will open, for available workshops and activities, at the quilt festival on Wednesday, February 25 at 3pm.

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Make a Mola at Quiltfest New Jersey

Hand sew a cockatoo mola in a workshop led by Phyllis Twigg Hatcher at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, March 3-6 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset.

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You will learn to create a mola in the easy style of the San Blas Island women. The Galah in the image is a pink and gray cockatoo, but you can make your cockatoo in any colors you like. You will learn to layer fabrics for easy access in a relaxed reverse appliqué island technique. While the class stitches, Phyllis will tell you about the island women she met who make these hand sewn mola treasures off the coast of Panama and tell their way of life secrets.

 

The Galah Cockatoo Mola workshop will be held on Thursday, March 3 from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Please click here for complete details.

 

Phyllis Twigg Hatcher has been an American Quilters SocietyPhyllisTH Certified Appraiser of both new and antique quilts since 1999. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Quilters Hall of Fame. Phyllis currently works with the Baltimore Appliqué Society to document all the quilts in the collection of the Maryland Historical Society.

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is generously sponsored by Brother/Rock, Paper, Scissors; BERNINA of America/Olde City Quilts, ABM Innova/Olde City Quilts, BabyLock/Pocono Sew & Vac, Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac, Handi Quilter, Pocono Sew & Vac, Pfaff/Above & BeyondCreative Sewing; and Sew Batik.

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Glorious Color at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey

Liza Prior Lucy is the featured instructor at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, March 3-6, 2016, held at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. However, in addition teaching her business, Glorious Color, will be vending in the event’s Merchants Mall.

Since 1999, GloriousColor.com has specialized in the quilt fabricHeritageCover_TN and books created by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy. They carry all of Kaffe’s quilt fabrics. In addition, they make fabric packs for many of the quilts featured in Kaffe Fassett`s Heritage Quilts, Quilt Grandeur, Kaffe Quilts Again, Kaffe Fassett’s Simple Shapes, and other sources.

Glorious Color also carries all the fabrics from Philip Jacobs and Brandon Mably and selections from Marcia Derse, Martha Negley and Keiko Goke, plus appliqué patterns by Kim McLean and Susan Powell.

Liza says the best part of her job is collaborating with the fabric artists – Kaffe Fassett, Philip Jacobs and Brandon Mably – as well asLizaPriorLucy working with the team that put Kaffe and her books together. She added, “It’s a joy to be surrounded by creative energy and generous people.”

Meet Liza at the Quiltfest! Sign up for a full day workshop or shop at the Glorious Color booth in the Merchants Mall. Liza is teaching Glorious Hexagons on Friday, March 4, and Bright Squares on Saturday, the 5th.

The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is generously sponsored by Brother/Rock, Paper, Scissors; BERNINA of America/Olde City Quilts, ABM Innova/Olde City Quilts, BabyLock/Pocono Sew & Vac, Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac, Handi Quilter, Pocono Sew & Vac, Pfaff/Above & BeyondCreative Sewing; and Sew Batik.

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M-AQF Competition Countdown

7 Days until the M-AQF Competition Entry Deadline

Quilt & Wearable Art Competition Deadline: January 26, 2016

To enter, please click below:
Enter your Quilt Online or View a Printable Entry Form.
Enter your Competition Garment Online or View a Printable Entry Form

From the 2015 Competitions:
White Spaces by Bev Bird
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Fancy Coat by Roberta Morgan
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Founding Sponsor BERNINA/Nancy’s Calico Patch; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Tidewater Sew-Vac; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/All Brands, Janome/Sew E-Z, and Husqvarna Viking/Bella Fabrics; and Silver Sponsors ABM International / Innova and Handi Quilter generously sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.

For complete M-AQF details, including pre-registration, workshop and lecture information, please visit quiltfest.com.

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Brother Sponsors Youth Workshops at Quiltfest New Jersey

Long-time Quiltfest sponsor Brother has stepped up at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey to support youth sewing workshops. Youth from ages 11-16 will benefit from this sponsorship as they work on projects using the machines Brother will provide.

JannekeThe Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey is also excited to announce that Janneke Van der Ree of Pennington, New Jersey will teach these workshops that are designed for this age group. The quilt festival takes place March 3-6, 2016 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ.

Janneke Van der Ree is a Dutch quilter who moved to the United States 20 years ago. Always a craftsy sewer, she took up quilting to get to know people and fell in love with this fabric art. Janneke has been quilting and teaching in Europe and the USA and tries to combine the art and craftsmanship learned in the USA with her Dutch whimsical craft sense.

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On Saturday, March 5 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Janneke will help those in her class create a charming Puppy Pet Pillow. Students will practice both machine and hand sewing, but must have some prior experience using a sewing machine.

 

 

Janneke will present her most popular youth workshop on Sunday, NotebookMarch 6 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm – Fabric Notebook Cover. Those in attendance will turn their ugly, plain composition books into cool, colorful notebooks with fantastic, fabric covers. After sewing the covers by machine, the students can decorate their covers with quilting and embellishments. Again, prior experience using a sewing machine is necessary.

 

Act now – each workshop is limited to just 15 students from the ages of 11 to 16! Click here for complete details and to download a printable, registration form. Online registration is not available for these workshops

Sewing machines and accessories for the youth workshops at the Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey are generously provided by Brother/Rock-Paper-Scissors.

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