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Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXIII
February 23-26, 2012
Hampton, Virginia

The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival returned to the Hampton Roads Convention Center in the Greater Chesapeake Bay/Williamsburg, VA area, February 23 – 26, 2012 with a spectacular collection of over 500 quilts and works of wearable and textile art. Fellow enthusiasts shared a love for creating, learning and shopping at the 4-day event. The Merchants Mall of more than 250 vendor booths featured quilting supplies, textiles, books, sewing related craft items, kits, sewing machines, clothing, accessories and so much more! The Festival also included entries to the quilt and wearable art competitions as well as special exhibitions plus workshops and lectures presented by well-known, talented instructors.


Waiting for M-AQF to open its doors ...                                                                                       


And, the Festival is OPEN!

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival’s 2012 faculty included Wendy Butler Berns, Karen Boutte, Tammie Bowser, Linda Cantrell, Karen Lee Carter, Robbi Joy Eklow, Judi Gunter, Marjan Kluepfel, Dierdra McElroy, Vikki Pignatelli, Judy Simmons, Ami Simms, Reid Barnhart, Bobbie Bergquist, Sandra Chandler, Vicki Clontz, Sandy Curran, Diane Dennis, Linda Fiedler, Phyllis Twigg Hatcher, Connie Hindmarsh, Mary Humphrey, Debora Konchinsky, Kaye Moore, Maria Tamoaka, Virginia Walton and Pat Yamin.


Save the dates for Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XIV:  February 21-24, 2013.


World Quilt Show - Florida
November 10-12, 2011
West Palm Beach, Florida

Want to see quilts from across the globe? There was no need to spend eighty days traveling by boat – the quilts traveled to you! The World Quilt Show - Florida's highlight was the quilts from all over the globe competing in the 2011 World Quilt Competition XV, presenting a mix of culture, diversity and creative talent. This international quilt competition drew entries from across the globe. Show-goers enjoyed viewing the diverse talent and techniques that is captured through quilt making. The World Quilt Competition is the largest and most comprehensive showing of international quilts in the United States. 

Opening Day!

World Quilt Show - Florida III 



The World Quilt Show also featured a new Southeastern States Quilt Competition open to residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi only. In addition, residents of Florida competed for the prestigious Best of Florida Quilt Award.



SoutheasternStates Quilt Competition
Best of Show 2011
Jacobean Jewel Star by Lynn Peck-Collins

SoutheasternStates Quilt Competition
Best of Florida 2011
Forest Flowers by Michele Sanandajian



In addition, renowned instructors presented seminars and shared their skills, secrets, and special tips. For beginners who wanted to discover new skills or for veterans who wished to build on their own expertise, the instructor line-up satisifed all! In 2011, the well-known faculty included Sue Dennis from Australia as well as Marjan Kluepfel, Dierdra McElroy, Sue Nickels, Bobbie Bergquist, Judi Gunter, Phyllis Twigg Hatcher, Virginia Walton and Pat Yamin.  


As always, the World Quilt Show - Florida thanks its generous sponsors - ABM / Innova, Coats & Clark and Handi Quilter.

 Pacific International Quilt Festival XX
October 13-16, 2011
Santa Clara - Bay Area, California

In 2011, Mancuso Show Management celebrated 20 spectacular years of the Pacific International Quilt Festival. Not only did this incredible event feature astounding works or art, it also offered a wide array of workshops presented by world-renowned instructors and a fabulous Merchants Mall. The Festival's centerpiece, however, was again its outstanding collection of over 800 quilts and works of wearable and textile art on display plus a very special 20 year festival retrospective in pictures!


PIQF XX Opening!


And the winners were ...

The Yuko Watanabe Best of Show Award
America, Let It Shine by Sherry Reynolds (pictured)

Wearable Art Best of Show
Chocolate Orange Cocktail by Birgit Schueller, Germany


A few images from the PIQF 20-year retrospective presented at the "Show & Tell" event:








Founding Sponsor Bernina of America: California Sew & Vac; Major Sponsors Baby Lock: Eddie's Quilting Bee, Brother: AAA Vacuum & Sewing, Janome: Ray's Sewing Machine Center; Silver Sponsors ABM / Innova, Coats & Clark, Gammill Inc, Handi Quilter, Tin Lizzie 18; and Special Exhibit Sponsor Nolting Manufacturing generously sponsored the Pacific International Quilt Festival XX.


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*Quilts pictured above:
top row: "California Chardonnay" by Jan Rashid, "Gathering Baskets" by Margret Strauchman, "Life Goes On" by Irene MacWilliam
bottom row: "Technique Rebellion II Redux" by Melody Johnson, "Cape Primrose" by Barbra Barrick McKie, "Breadfruit in Blue Hawaii" by Connie Ayers