The twenty-fourth annual Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza held September 14-17, 2017 was more “Special” than ever. Show-goers enjoyed an outstanding array of over 1200 (yes, twelve hundred!) quilts and works of textile and wearable art on display in 28 special exhibits during the event.
The scope of the exhibits ranged from the international entries of the 2017 World Quilt Competition: On Tour to Quilts for Kids to Modern Quilts from My Grandmothers. Guilds from New Jersey and Pennsylvania traveled to the show to hang their recent works. Challenges, including Fly Me to the Moon, Inspired by the Nationals Parks and The Lion King Cherrywood Challenge, made for plenty of eye candy! Plus, there were more … much more!
Pictured below are quilts by Becky Paneck, Jackie Berry and Karon Huggler from Rhapsody in Blue presented by Artrageous (Missouri):
Fly Me to the Moon included many ‘out of this world’ quilts including these of astronaut Ed White, a Moondance and an Apollo spacecraft on the launch pad at the moment of take-off.
And there were even more exhibits, too numerous to mention, of great quilting and textile art from across the U.S. and the world.
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; and Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova generously sponsored the 2017 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.
PNQE will return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks/Valley Forge, PA September 13-16, 2018. Stay tuned to quiltfest.com to learn our plans for the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of this outstanding Quilt Extravaganza!