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September, 2015

Upcoming Exhibitions at Visions Art Museum

Jul. 18, 2015 - Oct. 04, 2015
Collectors’ Showcase Shaping Space: Kate Stiassni Balboa Park Arches: Linda Anderson, Karen Cunagin, Jane LaFazio, Peggy Martin, Nelda McComb At the Beach Visions Members’ Challenge

Circleville Goodtime Quilters 22nd Annual Quilt Show

Sep. 03, 2015 - Sep. 05, 2015
Circleville Goodtime Quilters 22nd Annual Quilt Show. September 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 2015. Hours are Thursday & Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (local time). Over 125 quilted items on display. Feature Master Quilter—Laura Henthorn. Theme: “I have a Song Stuck in My Head.” Raffles, Vendors, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Food, Sales Room. Free parking and handicapped accessible.

  • Sponsor: Circleville Goodtime Quilters
  • Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 E. Mound St., Circleville, OH 43113
  • Admission: $5.00 per day/$8.00 for 3-day wrist band
  • Contact: Jan Barnes
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Quilting Retreat in Assisi with Karin Hellaby

Sep. 07, 2015 - Sep. 14, 2015
Featuring eight sessions in total, all led by Karin, this holiday affords plenty of opportunity both for improved quilting and new friendships.Taking the amazing designs that curve round the pillars in the basilica of St Francis as inspiration, Karin will teach a specially designed project and Bernina machines will be used for the workshops. Then there’s gorgeous Assisi itself to explore. Small and easy to get around on foot, this iconic town harbours a horde of treasures from the famous multi-level basilica with the tomb of the saint, to the Rocca Maggiore fort and busy Piazza del Comune with its cobbles and cafés – all waiting to be discovered.

  • Sponsor: Arena Travel
  • Location: Assisi, Italy
  • Admission: From $2,239 per person, 7 nights bed and breakfast plus all excursions (flights
  • Contact: +44 (0) 1473 660 800
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Yellowstone Quilt Fest

Sep. 10, 2015 - Sep. 12, 2015
Over 100 quilts - art, traditional, modern and vintage. People's Choice awards. Fri and Sat show: vendors, raffle quilt. Thurs evening: light hors d'oeuvres, door prizes, vendors.

  • Sponsor: TAGY and Paintbrush Piecers Quilt Guild
  • Location: Cody Auditorium, 1240 Beck, Cody WY
  • Admission: Thurs eve $5, Fri & Sat $3
  • Contact: Marybeth (307) 754-5399
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Back in Time: British Patchwork and Quilting Exhibition

Sep. 11, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015
Back in Time: British Patchwork and Quilting 11 September – 31 October, 2015 Back in Time: British Patchwork and Quilting will explore the changes in development and approach to patchwork and quilting in Britain over the last three centuries and will include works from The Quilters' Guild Collection not previously exhibited, as well as new acquisitions. It will showcase the range of styles, designs and techniques in the history of British patchwork and quilting from the highly sophisticated fussy cutting of bed hangings; to the folk art of Welsh quilt motifs; the use of furnishing fabrics in the cotton chintz; and the commercial, through the 1930s Northern Industries Workroom quilts and the “Fraserburgh Frillies”. Visitors will have the opportunity to see new acquisitions which have never been exhibited before including an unusual appliquéd 1860s Welsh quilt which features a multitude of richly coloured wool hearts, stars and leaves appliquéd against a cream wool background. The quilt displays so many endearing qualities from its complex and varied quilting designs, the charming fussy cut paisley motifs and not least, its vibrant blue borders with pops of red making it as fresh and vibrant today as Curator Danielle Sprecher is also thrilled with the acquisition of two pieces of late 18th and early 19th century patchwork bed hangings. “These exquisite pieces are not dissimilar to the bed hangings in the V&A’s Collection and are rare survivors of 18th century needlework. They contain a variety of printed cotton chintzes including a striking owl print making these exceptional additions to our Collection and of great interest to textile enthusiasts. Today’s quilters will also appreciate the clever piecing incorporating hexagons, diamonds and triangles.” Patchwork quilts are hugely evocative emblems of our domestic past. With no two quite the same, they hint both at the story of the particular household in which they were produced and at a larger piece of social history. But quilting is by no means only historical, with the craft seeing a great revival in popularity in recent years and items that were once made for purely utilitarian and practical reasons now being produced and appreciated for the connection they afford us to a rich vein of Back in Time: British Patchwork and Quilting will run concurrently with the Quilt Art Dialogues exhibition. “It’s a rare and exciting opportunity for visitors to see such excellent examples of traditional and contemporary quilts sharing the same space. Visitors will be able to see and appreciate how function, design, materials and techniques have evolved over the last few centuries”, said Museum Manager, Shirley Collier. This will be the last time that visitors can view items from The Quilters’ Guild Collection at St Anthony’s Hall as the Museum will be closing its doors on 31st October. The Quilters’ Guild will, however, continue to care for its Collection of historic and contemporary quilts and are concentrating their efforts on finding a location where groups can see a selection of quilts by pre- organised visits. They are also exploring a wide range of opportunities for items from the Collection to be exhibited in other locations. The Quilters’ Guild Collection Since its formation in 1979, The Quilters' Guild has built up a unique collection of antique and contemporary quilts from around the British Isles. The collection has grown due to both donations and acquisitions and now numbers over 800 items, from the earliest known dated British patchwork the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet to recent pieces by contemporary quilt makers. As well as full size quilts and coverlets, the collection includes miniature pieces, quilted clothing, small domestic items templates, tools and quilting equipment. For hi-res images and further details please contact The Museum will be closed for exhibition changeover 6-10 September. Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am–4pm, Admission charges apply. Information contained in this press release was correct at the time of issue. Contact: Quilt Museum and Gallery, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York, England YO1 7PW Tel: 01904 613 242, Email: The Quilt Museum and Gallery is an independent museum operated by The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. The Guild is a registered in England and Wales as a charity no.1067361 and a company limited by guarantee no. 3447631. The Guild is registered as a charity in Scotland no. SC043174. The Museum and Gallery has been awarded the following: * Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 * Finalist in the Visit York Tourism Awards for Visitor Attraction of the year (under 50, 000) 2014 * Arts Council England Accredited Museum 2013 * Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction and ‘Hidden Gem’ 2014

AQS QuiltWeek® – Chattanooga, Tennessee 2015

Sep. 16, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015
Chattanooga, Tennessee is one of the South’s top travel destinations. In fact, the New York Times named Chattanooga TN one of the “Top 45 Places to go” in the world. Only four US destinations were named, and the Scenic City was the only place outside of California. no wonder! Tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee along the beautiful Tennessee River, Chattanooga is one of America’s most breathtaking cities. Visit for more information as it becomes available.

Bennington Quiltfest

Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 20, 2015
September 19-20, 2015 Saturday 9-5 Sunday 9-4 New quilts, demonstrations, quilt raffle, challenge quilts, special exhibit, vendors, Quiltfest café. Featured quilter and lecturer, Joan Ford. Handicapped accessible.

Needle Nellies Outdoor Quilt Show

Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 19, 2015
Dozens of beautiful hand made quilts in an outdoor foothill setting

  • Location: Georgetown, CA
  • Admission: $5.00 admission
  • Contact: See us on Facebook - Needle Nellies, Quilters on the Divide
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Harvest of Quilts XI Show – QUILT TREK The Next Generation

Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 20, 2015
Harvest of Quilts XI Show – QUILT TREK The Next Generation will be held at The Vanderburgh 4-H Center Auditorium in Evansville, IN, September 19 & 20, 2015. Hundreds of quilts will be on display along with vendors for shopping. The two-day event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at the door for $6. EXHIBITIONS: -2015 Raffle Quilt -Hundreds of Quilts -Quilt Challenges -Vendor Demonstrations -Art Quilts QUILTER SHOPPING: -Quilt Vendors -Quilted Items Silent Auction Hours are Saturday 9AM-5PM and Sunday 11AM-4PM.

Bennington Quiltfest 2015

Sep. 19, 2015 - Sep. 20, 2015
Featured lecturer Joan from Hummingbird Highway, new quilts, demonstrations, queen size quilt raffle, challenge quilts, special exhibit, many vendors and mouthwatering Quiltfest Cafe. Free lecture offered each day by Joan Ford, author of Scrap Therapy and Cut the Scraps. Fall foilage and exciting Car Show by Hemmings Motors down the street. Shuttle between both events offered.

Flights & Fantasies Quilt Show

Sep. 21, 2015 - Sep. 27, 2015
150+ quilts, raffles, vendors, lectures, challenge. Non-juried, all entries welcome. Special exhibit: Mary Wilson Kerr's Quilt As Desired Lectures by Mary Wilson Kerr, Marie Bostwick

  • Sponsor: New England Air Museum
  • Location: Windsor Locks, CT
  • Admission: $12 Museum admission includes show
  • Contact: NEAM, (860) 623-3305
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Quiltfest of Jacksonville 2015

Sep. 24, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015
450-500 quilts judged and displayed, over 70 vendors, demonstrations, opportunity quilts, Silent Auction, Quilt Sale Table, Quilters Walk, Kids Corner, community service projects, special displays

Splash of Color

Sep. 25, 2015 - Sep. 26, 2015
Quilt show hosted by Cabarrus Quilters Guild, with Door Prizes, White Elephant Sale, Silent Auction, Free Demos, Bed Turning and many vendors

Autumn Gems Quilt Show

Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 27, 2015
400+ quilts, 27 vendors, demonstrations & bed turnings both days, beautiful raffle quilt, silent auction & boutique, community service projects display, special exhibit by fiber artist & quilter Trish Williams, Gem of the Year display, lunch & snacks on site, free parking (mention quilt show)

  • Sponsor: Gems of the Prairie Quilters
  • Location: Peoria Civic Center-Hall D, 201 SW Jefferson, Peoria, Illinois
  • Admission: $7 day 2-day $10
  • Contact: publicity chairman
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Prairie Sisters Quilt Show

Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 27, 2015
Quilts and more from 168 members, special quilts exhibits, food concession, vendor mall, raffle baskets, Bernina sewing machine raffle, American girl doll raffle, certified quilt appraisals and bed turning.

18th Annual Craft and Fine Art Festival

Sep. 26, 2015 - Sep. 27, 2015
The American Concern for Artistry and Craftsmanship takes pleasure in announcing the 18th Annual Craft and Fine Art Festival on the grounds of the Nassau County Museum of Fine Art in Roslyn Harbor on September 26 and 27, 2015 Work must be original, handcrafted and expertly executed. Manufactured products, products assembled from kits and imported products are unacceptable. Applicants are asked to submit 5 color images or email images for juried selection of work representative of that which will be displayed. the number of participants is limited to 100 craft-artists. Screening of applications will be conducted by a jury of crafts experts. The number of participants in each discipline will be limited so as to provide a well balanced fair and give all exhibitors their maximum market potential. the festival will offer 24 hour security, full color postcards and stickers for participant's mailing lists, a printed program, secure free parking and moderately priced and comfortable accommodations at a discount. The festival will include: limited entertainment, craft demonstrations and natural food and dessert concessions. The Craft and Fine Art Festival at the Nassau County Museum of Art takes place under large tents and out of doors in one of the wealthiest communities in the United States. A paid attendance of approximately 6,000 highly educated and prosperous consumers are again expected. Craft-artist's earning potential is unusually high in this event due to the nature of its clientele. Craft-artists may use, or call (973) 746-0091 and we will send the application to you. Fees are as follows: Out of doors: $555 for a 10' x 10' space; $832 for a 10' x 15' space; $1,100 for a 10' x 20' space Under tent: $710 for a 10' x 10' space; $1,420 for a 10' x 20' space. Additional space is available.

AQS QuiltWeek® – Des Moines, Iowa 2015

Sep. 30, 2015 - Oct. 03, 2015
Enjoy nearly 1,000 quilts, including the incredible AQS contest quilts AND the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Annual Show -A Symphony of Quilts. Ignite your imagination with the SAQA™ Masters II, travel through Classic Cars & Trucks quilt exhibit, and make sure to visit the Stitch Like an Egyptian exhibit, where you can buy a piece of original art from the Tentmakers of Cairo! Surround yourself with creative artists like Judith Baker Montano, Judy Coates Perez, and Susan Brubaker Knapp! Improve your skills with Angela Walters, Kim Diehl, and Debby Brown, and many more. Each of the world-class instructors at dozens of workshops and lectures is excited to help you soak in every facet of quilting! Wear your most comfortable shoes, because in addition to all the inspiration at hand in QuiltWeek exhibits and workshops, vendors from across America will be there to display and demonstrate at the huge Merchant Mall. You won’t want to miss any of the new fabrics, books, patterns, and supplies—fuel for even more new ideas! We'll post more information on our website as soon as it is available,