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Quilt & Wearable Art Competitions  Celebrate 29 Years of the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

 

From February 22-25, 2018, the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia will present a beautiful collection of quilts, wearable and textile art. Many of these works will be included in special exhibits, but there will also be many competing in the Festival’s quilt and wearable art competitions.

3060aMAQFThis year’s Mid-Atlantic Quilt Competition is themed Imagine. Entrants are asked to relate how they imagined their entries before cutting fabric or starting to sew. Modern quilters are asked to create entries that reflect the theme Mid-Century Mod, emphasizing the look and feel of mid-20th century design. Pictured: Masquerade by Dawn Siden.

 

 

You will also discover unique and creative styles with the 6002aMAQFspectacular collection of garments displayed in the Mid-Atlantic Wearable Art Competition. These fabulous garments will definitely inspire you to explore new wearable art ideas for your own creation. Pictured: Aboriginal Lights by Donna M. Brown.

Also, those attending the Festival have the opportunity to put their favorite competition quilt and work of wearable art in the limelight by voting for the entry to receive the prestigious  quilt  and wearable art Viewer’s Choice Awards.

As if all this isn’t enough, the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival features workshops & lectures that will satisfy all of your quilting needs! Workshops are available all days of the Festival.

In addition, FASHION returns to M-AQF in 2018! Rachel D.K. Clark and Karen Boutte are bringing the Decade of the Coat Fashion Show to M-AQF at 7:00 pmon Thursday, February 22. Join Rachel and Karen to bear witness to an amazing collection of coats and jackets featuring eclectic fabric mixes and vibrant colors. In addition, you’ll hear the stories behind each garment.

Also featured again this year is Game Zone at 7:30 pm on Friday, February 24. This “most fun you will have at a quilt show” event is always an early sell-out! As always, appraisals by a certified quilt appraiser will be available at the show by appointment

Founding Sponsor BERNINA/Nancy’s Calico Patch/Cottonwood; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Tidewater Sew-Vac; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/All Brands, Elna/The Quilters Studio, Gammill/Threads Run Thru It, Janome/ Tidewater Sew-Vac, and Innova Longarm Systems; and Silver Sponsor Handi Quilter generously sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.

For complete details, including workshop and lecture information, please visit: www.quiltfest.com.