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  • Updated March 30, 2014
  • New England Quilt Museum Lowell, MA
    Event:
    Quilt Japan: The 11th Quilt Nihon Exhibition
    Date:
    January 16-April 12, 2014
    Description:
    The New England Quilt Museum is the only Northeast venue to showcase these award-winning quilts from the international competition of the Japanese Handicraft Instructors' Association.

    The 11th competition drew 377 quilt entries from 15 countries. Judging took place in November 2011, and 75 quilts in both traditional and contemporary categories were selected for display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in 2012. The best of those will be featured in this traveling exhibition.
    Admission:
    Admission: $8.00, Free to Members and Children under 12
    Address:
    18 Shattuck Street Lowell, Massachusetts 01852
    Contact:
    978-452-4207 Ext.15
  • New England Quilt Museum Lowell, MA
    Event:
    Special Tour of Quilt Japan for RSQ Members
    Date:
    Saturday, April 5 at 11 am.
    Description:
    The NEQM liaisons have arranged a curatorial tour of the current exhibit for Rising Star members. The tour will take place Saturday, April 5 at 11 am. The tour includes a class room introduction to the exhibit followed by a guided tour of the exhibit by Curator Pam Weeks.

    In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to visit the Boott Mill and learn how cloth was made before mechanization, and how production changed as a result of the Industrial Revolution. The Boott Museum admission fee is $6, $4 for seniors; there will not be a charge to make cloth on a hand loom.
    Admission:
    Special Admission Rate for RSQ members - $6.00, of course there is no charge for NEQM members.
    Address:
    18 Shattuck Street Lowell, Massachusetts 01852
    Contact:
    978-452-4207 Ext.15
  • Quilting in Vermont at the Strong House Inn Vergennes, Vermont
    Event:
    Quilting in Vermont at the Strong House Inn
    Date:
    April 4-6, 2013 - No Teacher Retreat
    May 2-4, 2014 - Woodstock with Kay Berquist
    May 16-18, 2014 - JaM'n Tulips with Michele O'Neil Kincaid & Judy Marble
    Description:
    Retreat Weekends for 8-20 Participants (also known as No-Teacher Retreats)

    Attention Quilt Guilds and Crafters: This spectacular weekend is for you. This modestly priced weekend package is designed to bring your group to the Strong House Inn and experience an extraordinary weekend of quilting or crafting. Our spacious Quilt Room offers cutting stations, ironing stations, excellent natural lighting and night lighting for those all-night sewing and crafting marathons.
    Address:
    94 W. Main Street
    Vergennes, Vermont 05491
    Contact:
    Innkeeper@stronghouseinn.com
  • Franklin County Quilter's Guild St. Albans, VT
    Event:
    16th Annual Franklin County Quilt Show
    Date:
    Saturday, April 5th, 2014: 9am-4pm Sunday, April 6th, 2014: 10am-3pm
    Description:
    The best and largest quilt show in Franklin County, Vermont! Features over 100 quilts, Viewers' Choice awards, Mayor's Award, vendors, Silent Auction, demonstrations, door prize and quilt raffle. Special exhibits include: Purple Heart quilts, Breast Cancer quilts, and charity quilts for numerous local organizations in Franklin and Grand Isle counties.
    Admission:
    Free
    Address:
    St. Albans City Hall
    100 N. Main Street
    St. Albans, VT, 05478
    Contact:
    franklincountyquilters@gmail.com
  • Maple Leaf Quilters Guild Castleton, VT
    Event:
    Quilt Show 2014 27th Festival of Quilts
    Date:
    April 5 & 6, 2014 Saturday 9am to 5pm - Sunday 10am to 4pm>
    Description:
    We have a wonderful new location for our 2014 Festival of Quilts at Castleton State College Glenbrook Gym in Castleton VT

    Our show is not a judged or juried show. Instead we prefer to share our quilts with family and our new and "forever" friends. We hope to inspire and learn from each other, and enjoy sharing our passion of creating with fabric and threads.

    With over 200 quilts on display, including antique quilts, challenge quilts, and our community service "Comfort Blankets" plus vendors, Consignment Boutique and demonstrations there should be something for everyone.

    Lunch will be available at the Huden Dining Hall directly across from the Glenbrook Gym. There are also numerous eateries in Castleton and Castleton Four Corners.

    At the beginning of the quilt show, each vendor is asked to select their one favorite quilt. Specially handcrafted ribbons are placed on each of these quilts. The vendors are kind enough to present these quilters with a small gift.
    Admission:
    One day admission $6 Two day admission $10
    Address:
    New location: Castleton State College
    Glenbrook Gymnasium
    Castleton, VT
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
    Event:
    Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection
    Date:
    April 6, 2014 - July 27, 2014
    Description:
    A visual treat and an abundance of eye-popping color: celebrate the beauty and vibrancy of American quilts from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection

    "Quilts and Color" celebrates the vibrant color palette and inventive design seen in the acclaimed Pilgrim/Roy Quilt Collection. The exhibition features 60 distinctive quilts from the renowned collection and is the first to explore how, over five decades, trained artists Paul Pilgrim and Gerald Roy searched out and collected quilts with bold, eye-popping designs that echoed the work of mid-20th century Abstract Expressionist and Op Artists.
    Handicap
    accessible:
    Yes
    Address:
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5523
    Contact:
    617-267-9300
  • MQX Quilt Festival - New England 2014 Manchester, New Hampshire
    Event:
    MQX Quilt Festival
    Date:
    Classes begin April 8th
    Public Quilt Show April 10-12, 2014
    Description:
    MQX is a quilt festival for all quilt lovers! With an expanded offering of over 130 classes, MQX has something for everyone. Classes include hand work, machine quilting, piecing applique, business, drawing and design. New for this year... intensive computerized quilting master classes for Gammill Statler Stitcher, Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher, and IntelliQuilter.
    We have a great lineup of events
    • Ice Cream Social with concert style t-shirt toss
    • Walking Tours of winning quilt with Cathy Wiggins
    • Awards Ceremony
    • Quilter's Forum & Facebook Friends party
    • Friday Night Dinner with Special Guest: Mark Lipinski
    Address:
    The Center of NH / Radisson
    700 Elm Street
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Original Sewing and Quilt Expo Worcester, MA
    Event:
    Original Sewing and Quilt Expo
    Date:
    Fri., April 11 through Sunday, April 13, 2014
    Description:
    Workshops, galleries, shopping
    Address:
    50 Foster St.
    Worcester, MA 01608
  • Pioneer Valley Quilters Springfield, MA
    Event:
    2014 "Pieces of Time" Quilt Show
    Date:
    Fri., April 11, 2014 - 5pm-8pm Sat., April 12, 2014 - 10am-5pm Sun., April 13, 10am-4pm
    Description:
    Pioneer Valley Quilters invite you to the "2014 Pieces of Time" quilt show on April 11-13, 2014. A new location this year: The Cedars, 375 Island Pond Road, Springfield, MA.

    Vendors, Boutique, Demos, Raffle Quilt, Raffle Baskets, Auction, Appraisals, and lunch & snacks available. Item of Interest will be the 8' tall Quilted Ball made by 24 members of the guild!!
    Handicap
    accessible:
    Yes
    Address:
    The Cedars
    375 Island Pond Rd.
    Springfield, MA
    Parking:
    Plenty
  • Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild Hudson, NH
    Event:
    Hannah Dustin Quilt Show
    Date:
    Fri., April 25, 2014 - 2pm-8pm Sat., April 26, 2014 - 9am-4pm
    Description:
    Members submitting quilts for the show may choose to have them judged. There will also be vendors, raffle baskets, a boutique, silent auction, refreshments and the winner of our annual raffle quilt will be chosen at the end of the show on Sunday.
    Handicap
    accessible:
    Wheelchair Accessible Building
    Admission:
    $6.00 Children 12 and under: Free
    Address:
    Hudson Community Building
    12 Lions Avenue
    Hudson, NH
  • Berkshire Quilts Retreats New Lebanon, NY
    Event:
    2013-2014 Schedule
    Date:
    Fri., April 25 - Sun., April 27, 2014
    Description:
    Berkshire Quilts is celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary! Join us for a 3-day quilt retreat weekend in beautiful Canaan, NY, nestled in the Berkshires. The weekend includes all meals, lodging, quilt projects with instruction, Show & Tell, door prizes, side trips to local quilt shops and lots of quilting inspiration. Choose to start a new project, finish your current project, or participate in a project especially prepared for the weekend. Experienced instructors will be on hand to support you.
    Contact:
    info@berkshirequilts.com
  • Narragansett Bay Quilters' Association North Kingstown, Rhode Island
    Event:
    Touching Stars Quilt Show
    Date:
    April 26 and 27, 2014 Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
    Description:
    Over 300 quilts! Beautiful Blazing Star Raffle Quilt, Many Vendors, Special Exhibits by award winning Rhode Island quilter Chris Bagley, a "Quilts for Change" Exhibit on Women, Peace and Security, Children's Activities, Food Service, Quilting Technique Demonstrations and much more!

    Saturday at 2 pm there will be a lecture/presentation by Chris Bagley. Sunday at 2 pm there will be an auction of small quilts to benefit the New England Quilt Museum
    Handicap
    accessible:
    Yes
    Admission:
    $8.00 (Children free with adult)
    Address:
    North Kingstown High School
    150 Fairway Drive
    North Kingstown, Rhode Island
    Parking:
    plentiful
  • Calico Quilters Yarmouth, ME
    Event:
    Quilt Show
    Date:
    Sat., April 26, 10-4 Sun., April 27, 11-3
    Description:
    • Over 100 quilts on display.
    • Raffle of themed baskets and handmade items.
    • Pre-owned craft supplies on bargain clear out table.
    • Free demonstrations.
    • Five needlecraft vendors.
    Handicap
    accessible:
    Yes
    Admission:
    $5.00
    Address:
    52 School St.
    Yarmouth, ME 04096
    Parking:
    Plenty of parking
  • CT Piecemakers Southbury, CT
    Event:
    Spring Shower of Quilts XV
    Date:
    Sat., April 26, 2014 - 10am-5pm Sun., April 27, 2014 - 10am-4pm
    Description:
    200 Quilts judged or displayed, vendor mall, raffle quilt, dream theme basket raffle, demonstrations of tips and techniques, quilt appraisals and Piecemakers Boutique.
    Admission:
    10/one day or $15/two days $2 off at the door for groups of 4 or more
    Address:
    Crown Plaza Southbury (CT)
    1284 Strongtown Rd.
    Southbury, CT 06488
    Parking:
    Lots of free parking
  • Merrimack Valley Quilters Guild Plaistow, NH
    Event:
    "Art of Quilting, Painting with Fabric and Threads"
    Date:
    Friday, May 2nd, 9 am - 5 pm and Saturday, May 3rd, 9 am - 4 pm
    Description:
    Many quilts will be showcased and a best of show quilt will be selected from juried entries. There will be with other ribbons awarded in various categories, along with the vendors choosing there favorites. There will also be a viewers' choice from all the quilts which mean you can vote for your favorite quilt.
    • Juried and Non-Juried Quilts
    • Vendors
    • Penny Raffle
    • Member Boutique
    • White Elephant
    • Silent Auction
    • Featured Quilter
    Admission:
    $8.00 Children under 12 free with adult supervision
    Address:
    Timberlane Middle School
    44 Greenough Road, Plaistow, NH 03865
  • Northern Star Quilters' Guild Somers, NY
    Event:
    A World of Quilts XXXV
    Date:
    May 3 & 4, 2014 Saturday 10 am - 5 pm Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
    Description:
    Over 300 fabulous quilts will be displayed
    30 + Vendors - Silent Auction - Demos
    Build-A-Block (sit & sew and contribute to a charity quilt project)

    Special Guest Speakers: Sue Nickels and Mark Lipinski

    Invitational Exhibit: Modern Quilts by Cherri House
    Handicap
    accessible:
    The venue has limited handicap access.
    Address:
    John F. Kennedy High School
    54 Route 138
    Somers, NY 10589
  • Quilt Escape to the Cape! West Yarmouth, MA
    Event:
    Quilt Escape to the Cape!
    Date:
    Fri., May 9 - Sun., May 11, 2014
    Description:
    Join Little Pup Designs for our 3rd Annual Retreat at the Bayside Resort in W. Yarmouth on Cape Cod. May 9-11, 2014. Double occupancy, $300. Single occupancy, $400. Price includes lodging, most meals, demonstrations, kits, prizes and favors for all. Join the fun! $25 discount for deposits received by Jan. 3, 2014.
    Address:
    Bayside Resort, West Yarmouth on Cape Cod
    Contact:
    Michelle@littlepupsdesign.com
  • Chelmsford Quilter's Guild Chelmsford, MA
    Event:
    Biennial Quilt Show
    Date:
    May 9 - 10, 2014 Friday: 10am - 8pm Saturday: 9am - 4pm
    Description:
    • Over 100 quilts by our members on display
    • Fabulous Patchwork Cafe with tempting treats and refreshments prepared by our members
    • Silent Auction
    • Viewer's Choice Award
    • Raffle of themed baskets and totes
    • Well-stocked Boutique
    • Demos and Mini-Workshops
    Handicap
    accessible:
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Admission:
    $6
    Address:
    Grace Community Church
    275 Billerica Road
    Chelmsford, MA
    Parking:
    Plenty of Parking
  • North Parish Quilters North Reading, MA
    Event:
    Purse– N –Ality Auction & Fashion Show
    Date:
    Wednesday May 14, 2014 6-9 pm
    Description:
    North Parish Quilters will host a fashion show and auction. It will be an enjoyable evening bidding on UFOs at the silent auction and finding bargains at the dollar table and white elephant table. Win one of the raffle baskets or door prizes offered. Enjoy a fashion show of beautiful bags, purses, and totes made by members and filled with yards of fabric, books, patterns, notions, gift certificates and other goodies. Bid on them and take some home for yourself or as gifts. Quilts and other handmade items will also be auctioned.
    Admission:
    Free
    Address:
    Union Congregational Church
    148 Haverhill Street
    North Reading, MA.

    Parking:
    Plenty
  • Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod Harwich, MA
    Event:
    33rd Annual Quilt Show: "Got Scraps?"
    Date:
    July 31 - August 2, 2014
    Thursday and Friday: 9:30am-4:00pm Saturday: 9:30am-3:00pm
    Description:
    Show Features
    • Exhibit of over 300 Quilts made by Members
    • Special Exhibits by Featured Quilters
    • Antique and Vintage Quilt Exhibit
    • Merchant Mall with over 25 Vendors
    • Lectures and Demonstrations
    • Quilt Appraisals
    • Boutique of Handcrafted Items
    • Raffle of Quilt and Other Great Prizes
    • Scavenger Hunt for Kids
    • Got Scraps Challenge
    Admission:
    Daily Admission $7.00 and $11.00 for a multi-day pass
    Group Discount Available (20+), inquire through our Contact Us page.
    Address:
    Cape Cod Technical Regional High School in Harwich
    Route 6 to Exit 10 (Route 124 North)
  • Dance Across The Seas Travel starts in Boston, MA
    Event:
    Quilting Across The Seas Cruise
    Date:
    Sept. 14-21, 2014
    Description:
    Join DATS Travel's quilting cruise Hosted by Instructors Sue Kappes and Dawn Gerber from Hanover PA. Both teachers have experience in piecing and applique and each have their expertise in specific areas. Dawn has won many awards for her hand quilting and applique. Sue excels in piecing and teaching new techniques with years of experience in teaching quilting classes at her local quilt shop.

    Boston To Canada

    Royal Carribean~Brilliance of the Seas
    Contact:
    lisa.datstravel@gmail.com

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