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PNQE Celebrates 23 Years

Celebrate the world of quilting, textile and wearable arts as the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, September 15-18, 2016. The Extravaganza is the largest and most comprehensive quilt festival in a state that is well-known for its rich history of quilting.

PNQEBestofShow2015PNQE will include everything needed for a successful show including a beautiful display of over 600 quilts and works of textile and wearable art from across the globe. This year’s PNQE quilt competition, featuring magnificent works by some of the nation’s finest quilt artists, is themed Evolving! Entrants are asked to respond to, “How is your work evolving as quilting moves forward?” Pictured 2015 Best of Show: A Little Bit of Baltimore by Janet L. Stone




There will also be special exhibitions on display. Among them are the 8003ainternational entries and select U.S. winners from the 2016 World Quilt Competition. This outstanding international competition is celebrating its 20th year! These beautiful works of quilt art from across the globe are a must see! Pictured: Tree Spirit by Sue Cameron, Best of Country – South Africa, 2016 World Quilt Competition.






The 2016 teaching staff at the Extravaganza is sure to enlighten many a student. For instructor and workshop information, please click here.

– In addition to all this, Karen Boutte, NewHopeArtsFashionCalifornia’s “Quilt Diva” will moderate the three “new for 2016” PNQE runway fashion shows: Inspired & In Style featuring works of wearable art by Karen Boutte and Rachel D.K. Clark, the SewBatik Challenge Fashion Show, and Fiber, Fabric, Fashion presented by the New Hope Arts Center.


Plus, as past visitors know, the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza features an amazing Merchants Mall filled to the brim with vendor booths, offering everything quilters and needle crafters need to quench their creative thirsts.

All of this and more – see you at the Extravaganza!