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Special Exhibits

Comic Book Icons of Color
The Green Lantern, Storm, Black Panther, Spawn, Falcon, and Blade are just a few of the superheroes who didn’t come from Krypton. Marvel, D.C. Comics, and Anime all have their own crime-fighting characters who don’t look like Bruce Wayne. Here are a dozen of the most popular. Curated by Allyson Allen.

Cool Classic Rides 3 – Textile Art by Teresa Shippy
Thrilled to be back for my 3rd “Cool Classic Rides,” this collection incorporates trains and planes in addition to a new variety of cool classics. The concept originated with the first exhibit which debuted in 2013. The 2016 collection of vintage rides (CCR2) included different makes and models and were larger pieces of work with unique embellishments. Each ride consists of approximately 15-25 pieces of fabrics which are stitched together on a hand-painted cotton canvas background and enhanced by thread work. In addition, each ride is created using leftover fabrics from cut-up quilts, vintage ties, and wool scraps. Take a walk down memory lane and enjoy the latest rides.

Dreaming Up A Stream Pieced Together Quilters
The 2017 Pieced Together Quilters challenge was to create one large stream running through all their works of art by using a common fabric, so that when hung side by side, the same fabric would connect. Each artist's interpretation really made this challenge cohesively fun! Presented by Pieced Together Quilters.
Pieced Together Quilters of Bridgewater, NJ is a various group of quilters, from beginner to master. We are proud to display two of our projects at Quiltfest Lancaster. We welcome interested potential new members to contact us at ptq.newjersey@gmail.com.

Fly Me To The Moon
Artists created art quilts celebrating Man’s First Walk on the Moon in this collection including quilts that commemorate iconic images from the news; recall personal memories of July 20, 1969; honor the Apollo Missions; recognize the Apollo Astronauts; investigate moon images; examine NASA’s tools; explain moon myths; define moon idioms; replay music inspired by the moon; visit pop culture icons; and make us fall in love again under the romantic moon. Fiber artists stretched their creative muscles to draw the viewer into the world of science, romance, history, and fantasy. Curated by Susanne Jones.

The Full Haykin 30 x 30

The Full Haykin by David Sirota

“If You Find These Quilts Difficult to Look at, I've Done My Job” - Quilts by David Sirota
I’ve long been fascinated by simple, two-color quilts. Sometimes they are illusion quilts and sometimes not. But to me they strip the art of quilt making down to its basic foundation. Have you ever seen "Project Runway"? That's why I decided that using the same two colors would add cohesion. I hope you enjoy the quilts as much as I had fun making them.

Inspired By The National Parks
This special exhibit displays a collection of quilts that were created to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the National Park Service. Three original art quilts were made for each of the 59 U.S. National Parks. The quilts feature the landscapes, flora and fauna, from Acadia in Maine, to American Samoa, and many points in-between. Enjoy the wide range of depictions and interpretations from a broad variety of fiber artists. All of the artists who participated in this project enthusiastically share a passion for America’s Best Idea: the National Parks. Curated by Donna DeSoto.

Potpourri - The Art Quilt Association (AQuA)
Potpourri is a visual exhibition of color, fiber, texture, shapes, and inspirations presented by The Art Quilt Association (AQuA). Based in Grand Junction, Colorado, AQuA is comprised of more than 50 fiber artists that specialize in quilts as art. Their goal is to explore textile manipulation and the diversity of mixed media as an art form. 

Curvaceous Beauty

Curvaceous Beauty by

Potpourri - The Art Quilt Association (AQuA)

Quilters Treasure Challenge 2019
The winning entries of Quilters Treasure’s 15th Annual Challenge were announced at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. The theme was "The Fabric is Black & Gray. What Makes it a Great Day!” and entrants were to use the challenge fabric “Black & Gray” from the Quilters Treasure line of fabric. A Wearable Art category was added in 2006. Sponsors for this challenge include Singer Sewing Machine, Hobbs Bonded Fibers, Quilters Rule, Barb’s Original, YLI Thread and Morgan Products, Annabella Quilting Studio & The Colonial Needle Company. Quilters Treasure's 16th Challenge deadline is December 31, 2019. Visit www.QuiltersTreasure.com for details and an entry form.

Quilts of The Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild
Presented by The Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild, this exhibit features the diversity of its members' quilter expertise as well as their artistic voice. The Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild is a group of quilters who come together to learn about modern quilting relative to traditional quilting methods. Their guild meetings are held in Central Pennsylvania, with members coming from Cumberland, York, and Dauphin Counties as well as other neighboring counties. 

Quilts of The Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild
This exhibit presented by the Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild exemplifies our unique interpretations of the many different styles of quilting we have experienced and learned through the Guild's various speakers, workshops, and sew days. The Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild is a group of quilters and artisans who come together to embrace and learn about a modern twist on a traditional craft. Our guild meetings are held in the heart of Lancaster Country, a traditional quilting area, and our members come from Lancaster County as well as other neighboring counties.  

Quilts of The Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild
The Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild (Philly MQG) is a chapter of a national organization, The Modern Quilt Guild. Members  meet to share their love of modern quilting and activities focus on modern quilting aesthetics and techniques. According to The Modern Quilt Guild: “Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways. ‘Modern traditionalism’ or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.” Visit us www.phillymodernquiltguild.com for more information.

Round and Round We Go Pieced Together Quilters
Each participant in this "Round Robin" project designs their own center and entrusts the other members to progressively build their tops. Each contributor had a month to add a "round" and then pass it to the next person to do the next round. The original quilter doesn't get to see the end result until THE final reveal. Presented by Pieced Together Quilters.
Pieced Together Quilters of Bridgewater, NJ is a various group of quilters, from beginner to master. We are proud to display two of our projects at Quiltfest Lancaster. We welcome interested potential new members to contact us at ptq.newjersey@gmail.com.

The Sea
ARTrageous Fiber Artists is a group of women from Missouri who meet monthly to explore mixed media techniques and to encourage creativity. One way that these goals are accomplished is through group challenges. For the current challenge, they decided on an ocean or sea theme. Each quilt is 25" wide x 30" long, includes ocean or sea images, and 1/3rd of each quilt is fabric from Timeless Treasures Peacock Ombre.

Stretching Art and Tradition 20: Turning Twenty

It’s a big milestone for Stretching Art and Tradition - they are turning 20!  For the SAT20 challenge, artists were asked to explore the number Twenty in any way they could think of. Twenty dollars buys a meal, Twenty stitches to the inch (is there such a thing?), 2’s company... 3’s a crowd... 20 is a party, twenty pieces of fabric. The Stretching Art and Tradition Challenge is an online, non-juried yearly challenge. The organization's mission is to foster the growth of traditional and art quilters alike. Through the challenge theme, they give quilters of various styles, backgrounds and experience levels the opportunity to stretch their wings and produce and exhibit work that interprets the challenge theme in a loosely recognizable fashion.