Area Quilting Events
February 3 – 28
Botswana and the Art of the Kalahari
Gravers Lane Gallery, 8405 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia
In celebration of Black History Month and in support of the University of Pennsylvania’s “Botswana-UPENN Partnership, Gravers Lane Gallery presents art work from Botswana and the Kalahari. Curated by Cynthia Friedman, a Philadelphia based textile artist.
This exhibition is an educational and visual experience bringing to light how art can bridge cultural barriers as well as provide income communities in need.
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February 4 through 28, 2015
Landscapes of the Imagination: Quilt and Jewelry Show
by Helen Larkin
Swarthmore Borough Hall
121 Park Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081
February 6, 5:30 – 7:30
March 2 – April 30
Main Line Quilters 10th Anniversary Exhibit at Newtown Public Library
Main Line Quilters are pleased to display our work for the 10th year in a row at Newtown Public Library at 201 Bishop Hollow Road in Newtown Square during the months of March and April. In addition to a dozen quilts that will cover the library walls, many small crib quilts made for local charities will be hung from the rafters, making a stunning display.
Quilt Fest of New Jersey XI
Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ Thur-Sat 10-6 Sun 10-5
Over 400 quilts, wearables, and textile works of art on display. Merchants Mall, Demos & Workshops
Featured Lecture by Mark Lipinski on Sunday, March 8, 1:30 pm
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March 5, 6, 7
2015 Mennonite Central Committee Quilt Sale Preview
* View over 100 of the quilts to be sold at the Pennsylvania Relief Sale, proceeds benefit Mennonite Central Committee
* Shop Quilters’ Corner – used, unused, or unfinished quilt projects, orphan blocks, vintage items, books, patterns, magazines, linens, quilting tools, fabrics, and notions.
*Shop the MRC Warehouse – gifts, books and other treasures
Thurs. and Fri. 9 am – 8 pm, Sat, 9 am – 3 pm
LOCATION: Material Resources Center 517 W. Trout Run Road Ephrata, PA 1752
For more details, click here
American Quilter’s Society Quiltweek in Lancaster
American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is pleased to announce the return of AQS QuiltWeek® to Lancaster, PA. AQS QuiltWeek® Lancaster, Pennslyvania from March 11 through March 14 at the Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 South Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603.
More than 15,000 will converge on Lancaster, the heart of Amish country, to enjoy four days of the best in international quilt and textile artistry. Over 500 quilts will be on display, with more than $50,000 in prizes to be awarded for quilting excellence at the event. In addition, AQS QuiltWeek will be hosting a series of workshops with some of the top talent in the quilt industry and an extensive Merchant Mall comprised of both local and national vendors.
AQS Certified Quilt Appraisers will be available at the event to appraise new or antique quilts for insurance replacement or fair market values on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is an appraisal fee of $50 per quilt, payable at quilt check-in.
Admission to AQS QuiltWeek includes access to all special exhibits and the Merchant Mall with more than 200 vendor booths. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, March 11-13, and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Ticket and additional information can be found at aqsshows.com/Lancaster
March 11-14, 2015
The Lancaster Quilt Show at the Continental Inn
Wed-Fri 9am-6pm / Sat 9am-4pm
39 Vendors Antique Quilt Exhibit “Quilting…A Walk Through the 1800’s”
Free $2,500 Gift Basket Raffle to celebrate our 25th Anniversary!
The Lancaster Quilt Show is entering it’s 25th year at The Continental Inn.
Best of all, Admission and Parking is free!
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Baltimore Heritage Quilter’s Guild presents EXPO 2015
Goucher College, Sports & Recreation Center
Dulaney Valley Road
The EXPO showcases quilts made by guild members, ranging in style from traditional to contemporary, as well as art quilts. The EXPO also features quilts and quilted items for sale, a Silent Auction, and an expanded Vendors Mall.
10 AM to 5 PM 300 quilts on display,Vendor booths Silent auction
Raffle quilt Sewing machine raffle,Handmade items on sale
Demonstrations Docent tours
Featured quilters: Rebecca Ludwig and Clara Murphy
Mail: PO box 4062, Timonium, MD 21094
Admission: $8 at door
$7 advance purchase
$6 or more group of 5 or more
Children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult
Homemaker’s Country Quilters of Montgomery County
Quilt Show Celebrating” Sweet 16″
Quilts, wall hangings, and challenge projects made by our members. You will enjoy the quilt raffle, recycling room, bag raffle, vendors, demonstrations, and consignment shop.
1015 Bridge Road, Collegeville PA For more info, click here.
April 17 & 18, 2015
Mennonite Central Committee Pennsylvania Relief Quilt Sale
Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar – Newark DE
The NEWARK DELAWARE SUPER SEMINAR will be held APRIL 16-18, 2015 at the JOHN M CLAYTON HALL; on the campus of the UNIVERSITY of DELAWARE, 100 David Hollowell Dr, Newark DE 19716. Guest teachers for this seminar will be Alex Anderson.
Our Exclusive HOST hotel will be the Courtyard by Marriott at 400 David Hollowell Dr., Newark DE 19716. (This hotel is adjacent to Clayton Hall) To book your room; please call:302-737-0900 and reference: Ricky Tims Quilting Seminar for special room block rate.
Rooms MUST be booked by March 16, 2015.
Seminar Price $224.00
Early Bird Price $189.00 (Early bird cutoff date 02-13-2015)
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April 17 & 18, 2015
Mennonite Central Committee Pennsylvania Relief Quilt Auction
WEIS EXPO HALL | PENNSYLVANIA FARM SHOW COMPLEX | HARRISBURG
Friday’s auction on April 17, 2015 starts at 6:30 p.m. features pieced quilts and wall hangings, as well as knotted comforters and pre-print items. Saturday’s auction on April 18, 2015 starts at 9 a.m.and features pieced, appliqued, and vintage quilts of all sizes. Reserved seating is available for Saturday’s auction at $10 per chair.
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May 1 & 2, 2015
Penn Oaks Quilters
For the Love of Quilting VIII Show
Ludwig’s Corner, Glenmoore, PA
Over 100 quilts, NQA Judges, Quilters’ Cafe, Acorn Shoppe Boutique, Book signing Bob DeCarli, Remarkable Rectangles
$8 admission pennoaksquilters.org
May 2 & 3
Northern Star Quilters’ Guild
It’s going to be a great show, with over 300 quilts,
more than 30 vendors, and a beautiful raffle quilt.
Penn Dry Goods Market
Needlework, Linens, Baskets, Clothing, Antique and Vintage Textiles, Quilts, Workshops, Lectures, Classes
July 10, 2015 – July 26, 2015
Sacred Threads Exhibition 2015
Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road
Herndon, Va. 20171(703) 793-0026
Mondays – Saturdays: 11am – 5pm
Sundays: 1pm – 4pm
For the exhibit, quilts are divided into categories based on theme. These are Expressions of Joy, Spirituality, Inspiration, Grief, Healing and Peace/Brotherhood. The artwork themes provide thought-provoking insights, encouragement, inspiration and healing responses to grief and human hardships. It has attracted a wide array of visitors and has proved appropriate for all ages from young teens to seniors. The exhibit is a positive influence on the human spirit, giving joy as well as addressing concerns of the soul and mind. Click here for more info