Area Quilting Events

 November 14, 2015 through February 21, 2016

Blanket Statements: New Quilts by Kaffe Fassett and Historical Quilts from the collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, UK

Della Penna-Ferberger Galleries
James A. Michener Art Museum
138 S. Pine St. · Doylestown, PA 18901

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January 9- February 7

Nature’s Prisms: 2016 Quilt Display

Jenkins Arboretum, Devon, PA

The theme of this quilt display is to express the many facets of color found in the garden. Particular emphasis will be quilts expressing prisms, kaleidoscopes, gems, facets, colorwash, and the spectrum of color found in gardens.  Open daily 9-4, free of charge

An opening reception will be held Sunday January 10th from 2 to 5 pm. Light refreshments will be served. The quilts will be displayed in the John J.Willaman Education Center at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 611 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA 19333

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Feb 29 – Mar 5

Applique Academy

Williamsburg, Virginia at Kingsmill Resort
Applique classes catering to the beginner, intermediate, and advanced stitcher. Featuring Cori Blunt, Barbara Burnham, NancyChong, Mimi Dietrich, Barabara Eckmeier, Gretchen Gibbbons, Becky Goldsmith, and Judy Severson

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March 3, 4, 5
2016 Mennonite Central Committee Quilt Sale Preview

Thursday and Friday 9 am – 8 pm
Saturday 9 am – 3 pm

* View over 100 of the quilts to be sold at the Pennsylvania Relief Sale, free admission

* Shop Quilters’ Corner – unfinished quilt projects, orphan blocks, vintage items, books, patterns, magazines, linens, quilting tools, fabrics, and supplies.

*Shop the MRC warehouse – gifts, books and other treasures
Visit for more details

Material Resources Center
517 W. Trout Run Road
Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 733-2847



March 3-6

Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey

Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive Somerset,NJ Just off Exit 10, of I-287

In 2016, The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey will feature an expanded “Northeast Quilt Competition” open to quilt artists who are residents of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine! Click here for details


March 16 – 19
American Quilter’s Society 2016 Quilt Show

Lancaster County Convention Center
25 S Queen Street Lancaster, PA
Wed-Fri 9-6/ Sat 9-4
Merchant Mall ,Classes

Featured Teacher Exhibit: Katie Pasquini Masopust

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March 16-19
Lancaster Quilt Show at Continental Inn

Wed-Fri 9am-6pm / Sat 9am-4pm

40 Vendors; Antique Quilt Exhibit; Free $1,200 Gift Basket Raffle

*We’re not downtown at the AQS Show. Shuttle bus service between our show at The Continental Inn and the AQS show downtown. Cost will be $2.00 each way and free parking is available at The Continental Inn.

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March 17-19

Three Rivers Quilters 2016 Show

The Circuit Center, South Side Pittsburgh
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Thursday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Saturday

Theme: Flowers. View over 150 quilts Watch demonstrations of a wide variety of quilting skills presented by our members and others -Shop at our own Grannie’s Attic sale Visit a wide variety of quilt-related vendors-
Enjoy a snack at the Quilter’s Cafe-Buy tickets for outstanding items including Sewing Machines donated by participating vendors- Purchase a DVD of the show quilts

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March 18- April 28

Art Quilt Elements

Wayne Art Center 413 Maplewood Ave Wayne PA 19083

AQE 2016 is the 12th Exhibition of this internationally acclaimed show set in suburban Philadelphia.

“One of the distinctions of our show is our professional presentation of art quilts. The exhibition has been widely praised by reviewers and artists not only for exhibiting the quilts in a gallery setting but also for promoting the art quilt as an art form.”

Juror: Bruce Pepich
Racine Art Museum, Executive Director and Curator of CollectionsThe Opening Reception will be April 2nd; the show will close on April 30th

March 31 – April 3, 2016 – AQE Opening Weekend which will also feature the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Conference

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April 1 & 2
2016 Mennonite Central Committee Pennsylvania Relief Quilt Sale 

Harrisburg Farm Show Complex
Over 100 of the quilts to be sold at the Pennsylvania Relief Sale:  Benefits Mennonite Central Committee

Shop Quilter’s Attic – unfinished quilt projects, orphan blocks, vintage items, books, patterns, magazines, linens, quilting tools, fabrics, and supplies.

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May 13 & 14
Penn Dry Goods Market at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center
105 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073

Needlework, Linens, Baskets, Clothing, Antique and Vintage Textiles, Quilts, Workshops, Lectures, Classes, and more!

The PENN DRY GOODS MARKET is an amazing opportunity to learn from noted experts in textile history. In 2016 they will be offering a superb roster of speakers on a potpourri of topics. Register early as seating is limited.

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 May 20 – 21
York Quilters Guild “Celebration of Quilts 2016”

York College of Pennsylvania  Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center, 899 S. Richland Ave, York, Pa. 17403

This will be a judged show, quilting classes offered by Karen K Buckley and local Guild talent, also appraisals by appointment will be available. Come join the fun in viewing the exhibits, demonstrations and visit our merchant mall.We again have two Quilt Raffles, proceeds going to Olivia’s House, a local charity.

More information on registration, judging prizes and admission pricing can be found at:


April 30 and May 1

 “QuiltFest 2016”  Colonial Quilters Guild 

The quilt Show will be held at the Charles Chrin Community Center, 4100 Green Pond Rd., Palmer Township, (Bethlehem) PA 18045 on Saturday April 30th (from 10am to 5pm) and on Sunday, May 1st (from 10am to 4pm). Partial proceeds will benefit the Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley.

Show Admission $8.00 a day. Vendors, café, raffle prizes, door prizes, tricky tray, book nook & boutique.

“Modern Quilting What’s All the Hubbub” will be presented on Saturday, April 30th at 1pm. The program will be presented by Jessica Skultety of Quilty Habit. Admission to the show is required.

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