Main Line Quilters

A quilt guild based on Philadelphia's historic Main Line

Area Quilting Events


September 18 – 21

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA
Thur – Sat 10-6, Sun 10 -4
600 quilts, workshops, lectures, 200 vendors
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September 21, 2014–January 4, 2015

From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Montclair Art Museum
Montclair, NJ

The 30 colorful and creatively designed quilts on display are by African-American quilt makers, primarily of West Alabama, and are part of the permanent collection of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Montgomery, Alabama. Most were made between the mid-1950s and the end of the 20th century, and represent the major themes in traditional quilt making. The exhibition includes examples of pieced quilts and appliqué, as well as the improvisational techniques use of unconventional materials that are common practice for contemporary quilt makers.  Click here for more info



Saturday, September 27

Wool Appliqué Technique Workshop by Gretchen Gibbons

Mennonite Heritage Wool Project Fractur Bird

The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, announces a Wool Appliqué Technique Workshop scheduled for Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9 am to 3 pm. Led by quilt artist and author Gretchen Gibbons, participants will enjoy learning all about working with wool and wool appliqué while making a beautiful 14″x 14″ fraktur bird wall hanging top. Participants should have some basic knowledge of quilting or stitchery experience for this project.

Workshop instructor Gretchen Gibbons has been a quilt designer and teacher for the past twenty years. Lately Gretchen’s interest has been combining wool and cotton in a new, fresh but traditional folksy sort of way. Embellishing the quilt with embroidery and beads has added to this new look. Nature is another theme that runs throughout Gretchen’s quilts and her life. The beauty of our natural surroundings has always brought her happiness and peace. Her second quilt book, “My Enchanted Garden”, was released in February 2014 and demonstrates her love of appliqué designs that combine cotton, wool and nature themes.

A kit will be supplied which would include the wool, a needle, threads, pattern, and cotton for the border. Please bring a pair of paper scissors and a pair of fabric scissors. Class size is limited and preregistration is required. Class fee is $55 ($50 member) plus a materials fee of $12 for the kit. To register, go to, email or call 215-256-3020. No refunds are given unless a workshop is canceled for insufficient enrollment.


 October 3-5

Quilts in the Mill:  presented by The Courthouse Quilters Guild

Prallsville Mills, 31 Risler Rd, Route 29
200 quilts, raffle quilt, door prizes, vendots, demos

special guest Linda J Hahn, author of “New York Beauty, Diversified”


Tuesday, October 7

“Sew A Story”

The Main Line Quilters will present “Sew a Story”, a trunk show that shares the personal stories of its members and their own special quilts. The presentation will be held at the Tredyffrin Library, 582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA



 October 11 – 12

Scrubgrass Stitchers Quilt Guild First Quilt Show

Silver Fox Theater and Event Center on Rt. 58 between St. Petersburg and Foxburg, PA

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Oct 18-19
Wonder of Quilting-An Adventure Filled World

Brandywine Valley Quilters
2 Cambridge Rd, Brookhaven, PA
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October 24-25

Valley Forge Quilt Show

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
132 E Valley Forge Rd
King of Prussia, PA 19406
$5.00 donation
Over 200 quilts on display, vendors, quilt appraisals, raffle quilt


 now through October 31, 2014

Common Threads: Selections from the Textile Collections of the Goschenhoppen Historians, Mennonite Heritage Center and Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

Fraktur Gallery
105 Seminary Street Pennsburg, PA 18073
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A collaborative exhibit of selections from the textile collections of the Goschenhoppen Historians, the Mennonite Heritage Center, and the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center

Visitors to the Heritage Center will experience the rich variety of textiles that each institution holds in its collections – from amazing and seldom seen quilts of the Goschenhoppen Historians; clothing and personal accessories from all three institutions; to decorated hand towels, samplers, and all types of extraordinary needlework that was produced by Pennsylvania German women from the late 18th to the early 20th century.


through February 1, 2015

Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt

The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128
Originally owned by a Russian Jewish immigrant family, the quilt was assembled in America, incorporating panels probably embroidered in the Old Country. Its triangular pieces are aligned in a typical half-square pattern, but their random colors create a visual effect similar to that of a crazy quilt.

Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian-American Quilt is organized by Claudia J. Nahson, Morris and Eva Feld Curator. The series is organized by Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, and Daniel S. Palmer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator.

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