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Quilt Festival Happenings
We will return to Rosemont, Illinois, April 6-8, for the 2017 Quilt Festival Chicago! In addition to the hundreds of quilts and booths for shopping, we are also offering a totally revamped format for our classes this year.
Progressive Classes will be offered by three well-known and loved teachers—Charlotte Angotti, Debbie Caffrey, and Karen K. Stone! You can enroll for one, two, or three of these all-day classes, each taught on a different day.
Each class—with its own unique project focus—can be enjoyed on its own, or classes can be taken in sequence to create a single larger product incorporating elements from any two or all three. A kit will be provided for each of the three classes, and the teachers have worked together to make sure the fabrics coordinate and the techniques dovetail.
We will also be offering regular sewing machine classes, longarm classes, and Sweet Sixteen classes throughout the day on Thursday and Friday of the show. Teachers include David Taylor, Kim Brunner, Nina McVeigh, Linda Taylor, and Jamie Wallen.
To view the complete schedule of classes and descriptions, and to enroll online, click HERE.
Enter Your Quilt!
In Full Bloom
Registration opens February 3; deadline to enter is April 12
Just as quilters create beautiful works of art with fabric, florists and gardeners cultivate works of beauty form the soil. This perennial favorite combines both with floral-themed quilts from across the spectrum in
all of their color and splendor. Open to artists working in any styles
In the American Tradition
Registration open January 6; deadline to enter is March 16
Contemporary quiltmakers often look to the artform’s rich traditions
for inspiration in their current works. This exhibit features recently
made quilts influenced by traditional designs and patterns. All quilts
must be based on a documented 20th-century or earlier American
design or pattern.
Registration opens March 14; deadline to enter is May 11
Architecture has long inspired quiltmakers, dating back to the development of traditional patterns such as the Log Cabin, Schoolhouse, and Brick Wall. This annual juried exhibit challenges quiltmakers working in all styles and techniques to create works based on architectural themes and inspirations.
Texas Quilt Guild Showcase
Registration opens May 5; deadline to enter is July 6
Quilt Festival’s home state is host to hundreds of guilds and groups
where members meet to share experiences and create quilts. This
exhibit features some of the best work done by members of Texas quilt guilds—in all skill levels and styles—that have previously won an award
in a competition.
Quilt Festival Happenings
New Class Structure in Chicago!
1. Spring Flowers by Mary Alyce Bordelon. From the 2016 edition of “In Full Bloom.”
2. JoGina Fleur by Josephine Neimann and Regina Kabayama. From the 2016 edition of “In Full Bloom.”
3. Floating World by Helen Frost; quilted by Julie Stauffer. From the 2016 edition of “In the American Tradition.”
4. Seeing Stars by Sandi Goldman. From the 2016 edition of “In the American Tradition.”
5. Summertimes by Nancy Bardach. From the 2016 edition of “Tactile Architecture.”
6. The Flock by Melanie Marr. From the 2016 edition of “Tactile Architecture.”