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The Center of It All! Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXIV

The Center of It All!
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXIV
September 14-17, 2017

In 2017, the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza celebrates its 24th year. This popular event has grown into a “destination” for quilt, textile, fiber and wearable artists. The Extravaganza is the largest and most comprehensive quilt festival in a state known for its rich history of quilting. Held September 14-17 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks (Valley Forge area), PA, PNQE will be dishing up all the ingredients needed for a successful quilt show.

This year’s national competition theme is Not Fade Away, 3003achallenging quilt artists to describe how they will pass on the art of quilting to the next generation. In addition, the show’s special exhibitions will fill the aisles with hundreds of works by quilt and textile artists from around the globe. In all, over 600 quilts and works of textile art will be on display. Pictured: 2016 Best Wall Quilt, Waratah by Melinda Bula.

 

This expansive venue offers plenty of room for the Extravaganza’s mega Merchants Mall. Anyone who has attended in the past will attest to the vast variety of merchandise offered by quality companies.

The 2017 teaching staff at the Extravaganza is sure to enlighten many a student. From beginner to advanced there will be something for everyone. Presenting this year are Frieda Anderson (Illinois), Pepper Cory (North Carolina), Paula Golden (Virginia), Dierdra McElroy (California), David Sirota (New Hampshire), Sarah Bond (Pennsylvania) and more! In addition, and NEW for 2017, are longarm workshops taught by Lisa Calle (Pennsylvania), Jill Churchill (Pennsylvania) and Valerie Schlake (Virginia). Also, certified appraiser Phyllis Twigg Hatcher will be on-site providing quilt appraisals by appointment.

Lectures will also be featured at PNQE. Sarah Bond will present “Many Quilts, One Family: Quilts from my Grandmothers” on Thursday afternoon, September 14. We are also excited to have David Sirota back for a second year in Oaks. In addition to his workshops, he will speak on Friday afternoon at 2pm – “What Makes a Quilter Tick? A Humorous Look in the Mirror.” David’s lecture is included with show registration or general admission.

As if all this isn’t enough to keep you busy, the PNQE Fashion Shows 2016-09-16 14.15will be returning for a second exciting year! Thursday will feature Vickie Clontz – Celebrating Art & Fashion. The SewBatik Challenge Fashion Show will headline on Saturday afternoon. Both shows will be moderated by Vickie Clontz, and fashion show admission is included with your show admission or registration.

 

Visit PNQE’s website at www.quiltfest.com for complete workshop, lecture, fashion show and other “Extrav” details.

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center is located in Oaks, PA just a few miles west from the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Valley Forge exit; just off Route 422. Plus, the overall region presents many opportunities for groups traveling to the Quilt Extravaganza. Valley Forge, Lancaster County, Historic Bucks County and Philadelphia are all within easy reach.

The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza is generously sponsored by 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; Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova; and Special Vendor Sponsor French Connections.

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXIV
The Center of It All for Quilts, Wearable & Textile Art
September 14-17, 2017
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA  19456

 

 

 

 

Join Us for Summertime Fun … World Quilt New England

Join us for summertime fun …
Don’t just GO to a New England quilt festival,
VACATION at one!
All Inclusive Show & Hotel Package Available!

Get a taste of culture, diversity and creative talent at World Quilt New England in Manchester, New Hampshire. This show is an amazing opportunity to see the work of textile artists from throughout the globe. This worldwide event is not to be missed!

World Quilt New England offers a COMPLETE Show & Hotel package to make your visit carefree. Show and Hotel packages include:

  • Show Pre-Registration
  • 3 or 4 Night Stay at the Radisson Hotel Manchester
  • 3 or 4 Breakfast Coupons per Person
  • Hotel Parking for 3 or 4 Nights (1 vehicle)
  • Choice of 1 full-day workshop on Thursday or Friday
  • Lecture with David Sirota, Thursday at 4:30 pm
  • World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social, Friday at 4:30 pm
  • Special Luncheon Presentation by Christine Porter, Saturday at 12:30 pm
  • PLUS, you’ll have time to explore the show on your own!

*Note: if you choose a full-day Saturday workshop, it may overlap with Saturday’s Special Luncheon Presentation.

 Click Here for the 3 night package form
or
Click Here for the 4 night package form

Radisson Manchester

Located in the heart of New England, the Radisson Hotel Manchester is attached to The Center of New Hampshire and just minutes from the area’s major airport and highways. The city’s cafés, theater and museums are within walking distance, while Boston is within an hour’s drive. The Radisson offers a full service day spa, an on-site fitness facility, indoor pool and whirlpool, and a complimentary airport shuttle.

It’s your vacation! So, do it right, and enjoy the luxurious accommodations brought to you by the Radisson Hotel Manchester. Each room is outfitted in chic decor, and is backed by the comfort of high-end furniture and bedding.

Fantastic dining is available directly on the premises. Start your day off right with a delightful breakfast from Café on the Park. Unwind from the day’s activities over one of the popular dinner specials, and a Quilters Cocktail from JD’s Tavern.

While you’re in town, take advantage of the opportunity to explore downtown Manchester, NH! Full of exquisite sights, top-notch dining, and an array of activities to do – it’s no wonder World Quilt New England comes back each year.

World Quilt New England XV
Featuring the premier of the 2017 World Quilt Competition XXI
August 17-19, 2017
Radisson Center of New Hampshire
Manchester, NH

 

CALL for ENTRIES

World Quilt New England
August 17-19, 2017
Radisson Center of New Hampshire
Manchester, NH

21st Annual World Quilt Competition
P
ostmark and online entry deadline: July 27, 2017

The World Quilt Competition is a juried and judged competition offering over $9,500 in Prizes!

U.S. Entrants click here to enter online, or click here for a printable entry form.

International Entrants: All international entries must be submitted through your country’s World Quilt Competition Coordinator. Click here to discover  your country’s coordinator.

The World Quilt Competition is generously sponsored by Handi Quilter and Innova Quilting Systems.

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Best of Country 2016 – Australia:
True Blue Mates by Yvonne Chapman

 

 

Just Announced at World Quilt New England

Longarm classes have been newly added to the festival’s workshop line up!  Well-known instructors Barbara Persing and Judy Engime will present these fabulous new additions to World Quilt New England, to take place August 17-19, 2017 at the Radisson Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.

meJudy Engime, who opened Olde City Quilts in 2006, has been dedicated to growing interest in long arm quilting by providing machine rental and instruction for all skill levels. Judy strives to inspire beginners and especially enjoys replacing fear of failure with fun!

Judy will teach two, 3-hour workshops; one on Friday afternoon, August 18 and the second on Saturday morning, August 19. Both workshops are geared to the beginning longarm quilter: Let’s Get Started – Free Motion Focus, and Let’s Get Started with Rulers. Judy’s workshops are limited to 12 students each, so sign up early if you are eager to Get Started!

 Barbara PersingBarbara Persing, who started her longarm quilting business in 2000, is an author, designer, professional longarm quilter/ instructor and award winning quilt artist. Her customers appreciate her unique ability to develop quilting designs that highlight the personality of their quilts. She has taught longarm classes at local and national venues and values the opportunity to share her experience with students.

You Can Feather is a 4-hour workshop for the beginner and intermediate level longarmer on Thursday morning, August 17. Barbara’s Borders, Sashing and More (Thursday, August 17) and Fill the Spaces (Friday, August 18) are also 4-hour workshops, but are suitable for all levels of longarm quilting experience. Keep in mind that Fill the Spaces is limited to just 12 students.

 For complete workshop and World Quilt New England details, please click on the links above.

World Quilt New England
Featuring the premier of the 2017 World Quilt Competition XXI
August 17-19, 2017
Radisson Center of New Hamsphire
700 Elm St., Manchester, NH  03101

Workshop longarm machines & accessories are generously provided by Innova Longarm Systems & Olde City Quilts of Burlington, New Jersey.
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Book Your Stay for PIQF

Make your PIQF hotel reservation NOW! We recommend that you make yours EARLY!

Pacific International Quilt Festival XXVI
October 12-15, 2017
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, California

Official lodging for PIQF includes an attached hotel, one hotel directly across the street from the Convention Center and four other hotels within a short drive. To be certain of guaranteeing these rates, make your reservations as soon as possible and identify yourself as being affiliated with the Pacific International Quilt Festival. Please note, not all hotels provide shuttle service.

HOST HOTEL
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA  95054
This fourteen-story, modern hotel which is attached to the Convention Center, has a heated pool, Jacuzzi, two excellent restaurants, attractive bar, on-site exercise facilities, and guest privileges at the adjacent Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club. Special rates of $174.00* + tax single, double or triple have been arranged for event participants and guests.  The group rate reservation deadline is September 25, 2017. Roll-a-ways, extra. For reservations call (800) 233-1234 and mention the Pacific International Quilt Festival OR Make Your Reservations Online.

 

OTHER OFFICIAL PIQF HOTELS
Hilton Santa Clara
4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA  95054
This walking distance hotel, located directly across the street from the Convention Center, offers beautifully appointed guest rooms, heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, full service restaurant plus a bar and lounge. A group rate of $169.00* + tax single or double  has been arranged for event participants and guests. The group rate reservation deadline is September 8, 2017. Call (408) 330-0001, push 1 for reservations, or visit hilton.com. Please use Group Code QLT17.

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054
Located 1 mile away from the Convention Center, the Marriott offers an on-site restaurant, sports bar, coffee shop, outdoor pool, fitness center, whirlpool, sauna, and tennis courts. There is no shuttle service from this hotel to the convention center. A group rate of $139.00* + tax single or double has been arranged for event participants and guests. The group rate reservation deadline is September 21, 2017. Note: Very limited availability, Wednesday, October 11. Call (800) 228-9290 for reservations or visit marriott.com and enter group code PIFPIFA.

Avatar Hotel
4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA  95054
The Avatar is located a mile from the Convention Center and features king rooms with a small living area and  sleeper sofa. Guests receive a 10% discount at the on-property I-Hop restaurant. A group rate of $155.00* plus tax, single or double, has been arranged for event participants and guests. The group rate reservation deadline is September 8, 2017. Call (408) 235-8900 for reservations or reserve online.

Biltmore Hotel & Suites
2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA  95054
Located about a mile from the Convention Center, the Biltmore offers stylish accommodations with luxury amenities. Choose between Garden Rooms or Tower Suites. Complimentary American breakfast buffet (gratuity not included) and shuttle to the Convention Center. A group rate of $129.00 + tax single or double, Garden Room; or $179.00 + tax single or double, Tower Suite has been arranged for event participants and guests. The group reservation deadline is September 24, 2017. Please call (800) 255-9925 for reservations and mention Pacific International Quilt Festival.

Embassy Suites–Santa Clara
2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
This all suites hotel is just off the Highway 101-Great America exit, a 10-minute drive from the Convention Center, and features a full service café, indoor pool and fitness center. Complimentary breakfast served daily. A group rate starting at $204 + tax for a king suite or double suite has been arranged for event participants. Group rate reservation deadline is September 15, 2017. Call (408) 496-6400 or (800) 362-2779 for reservations. Please mention Pacific International Quilt Festival to receive the group rate.

Aloft Santa Clara
510 America Center Court, San Jose, CA 95002
Aloft Santa Clara offers a convenient location in the heart of Silicon Valley. Pop over to California’s Great America amusement park, be entertained Levi’s Stadium, and take care of business at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Our vibrant social scene and stylish, urban-inspired design allow you to stay & play in one of northern California’s best neighborhoods. A group rate of $229 (Wednesday evening only) and $129 (Thursday thru Sunday), single or double, has been arranged for event particpants. Group rate reservation deadline is September 7, 2017. Call (408) 263-3900 or reserve online.

*All room rates are currently  plus 11.55% tax
& $1 District Improvement Fee.

World Quilt New England Celebrates 15 Years


World Quilt New England Celebrates

15 Years of International Quilting
August 17 – 19, 2017

Bringing the world of quilting to the city of Manchester, the 15th annual World Quilt New England returns to the Radisson Center of New Hampshire, Thursday, August 17 through Saturday, August 19, 2017. The event is open between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm each day.

Quilt and sewing enthusiasts will once again be able to view the 9505aunique and beautiful entries of the  World Quilt Competition. Quilts from 10 nations will compete for the coveted Best of World title. The competition entries, judged at the Manchester venue, will be on display for the first time in the United States. After New Hampshire, selected U.S. winners and all of the international quilt entries tour to other Mancuso Show Management venues in Pennsylvania, California and Florida. Pictured: – Peony Ring by Sally Bramald, Best of County-U.K., 2016 World Quilt Competition.

An internationally known faculty will offer quilt and textile related activities including workshops and lectures that will be presented at this year’s event. The 2017 faculty includes Christine Porter from the United Kingdom, and instructors from across the United States including Esterita Austin (NY), Marjan Kluepfel (CA), RaNae Merrill (NY), David Sirota (NH), Bobbie Bergquist (NH), Debora Konchinsky (PA), Michele Galloway (PA), Erin Underwood (MD), and Joyce Fischer (NY). Joyce will also be offering appraisals during the event.

In addition, Mancuso Show Management is thrilled to present for the first time at World Quilt New England, several longarm quilting workshops sponsored by Innova/Olde City Quilts. Judy Engime (NJ) and Barb Persing (PA) will offer longarm classes for all levels.

Quilters attending the event will not want to miss the special luncheon and lecture presented by Christine Porter. Also, be sure to attend the World Quilt Panel & Forum Ice Cream Social; attendees can learn about the instructors and join in the conversation about the hot issues of today’s quilting world.

This year’s fabulous merchants mall offers a wide variety of quilting and sewing products including machines, books,  threads, fabric, patterns and more.

World Quilt New England, not only gives attendees the unique opportunity to view amazing quilt work from around the globe, but also provides the inspiration and supplies to create their own masterpiece!

 World Quilt New England is generously sponsored by ABM International / Innova and Handi Quilter.

For complete show details and to register online, please visit World Quilt New England.

World Quilt New England
Featuring the premier of the 2017 World Quilt Competition Radisson Center of New Hampshire
700 Elm St., Manchester, NH  03101
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
August 17-19, 2017
10:00 am – 6:00 pm each day