Blue Ridge Quilt Festival

I am so excited about today’s blog post featuring the Blue Ridge Quilt Festival, the largest quilt festival in Southwest Virginia. Mark your calendar for July 9 – 12, 2014 at Blacksburg Middle School, 3109 Price’s Fork Road in Blacksburg, Virginia.LogoColor_no_year_nor_title_croppedEnjoy the extensive quilt and wearable art exhibit, view “Dare to Dance” exhibit and the “Huipil Quilts“, visit the large vendor mall, workshops and lecture and the Viewer’s Choice Contest. Get inspired—Shop—Quilt!

Featured Artist is Jennie Rayment from Great Britain.

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14_Lecture_Rayment_1Unique in her field, she’s now internationally known for her quick, simple, innovative and original techniques with manipulated material and her hilarious lectures with real ‘Strip, Show and Tell’. Learn more about Jennie at http://www.jennierayment.com/

Instructors include:

Amy Stewart Winsor from North Carolina

"Five-thirty A.M" by Amy Stewart Winsor was featured in American Quilter Magazine, July 2010.

“Five-thirty A.M” by Amy Stewart Winsor was featured in American Quilter Magazine, July 2010.

See her website at WinsorArtQuilts.com

Marilyn Wall from South Carolina

An awesome nature quilt from Marilyn Wall’s website and collection.

An awesome nature quilt from Marilyn Wall’s website and collection.

Her webpage can be found at www.marilynwallfiberartist.com

Susan Brittingham from Virginia

“Santa Fe Courtyard” by Susan Brittingham was inspired by the photo below.

“Santa Fe Courtyard” by Susan Brittingham was inspired by the photo below.

Santa_Fe_photoHer web site is www.susanbrittingham.com

Mary W. Kerr from Virginia

“Baby Blue Too” by Mary W. Kerr. She used leftover scraps from Baby Blue to create this small wall hanging. The vintage romper is accented with buttons from her Grandmother's collections and parts of a small porcelain doll that was found at the family home in Wilsey, Kansas. This quilt was part of a special QPN exhibition at the New Jersey State Quilt Convention in June 2007.

“Baby Blue Too” by Mary W. Kerr. She used leftover scraps from Baby Blue to create this small wall hanging. The vintage romper is accented with buttons from her Grandmother’s collections and parts of a small porcelain doll that was found at the family home in Wilsey, Kansas. This quilt was part of a special QPN exhibition at the New Jersey State Quilt Convention in June 2007.

Mary Kerr, a AQS certified appraiser, will be appraising quilts.

Feel free to visit Mary’s website at www.MaryWKerr.com

Special Exhibits:

Textile Artist of Virginia will present “Tales from a Mayan Huipil. Art quilts inspired by Guatemalan weaving.

Dare to Dance: An Artist’s Interpretation of Joy….” Where more than 55 artists were asked to create an 18 x 30 inch art quilt by Mary Kerr, resulting in a book published by Schiffer Publishing.

Quilt Documentation and Discovery Day will be sponsored by Virginia Consortium of Quilters, Paula Golden and Blue Ridge Quilt Festival on Saturday, July 12, from 9:30AM – 4:30PM. Virginia Consortium of Quilters is documenting new and old quilts made in Virginia before the year 2000. Click here for more information.

14_DocumentDay-of-quiltThere will be a memorial exhibit for Barbara Southern.

07_ApronLooselyWoven cropped  She was a talented quilter, active guild member and huge supporter of the BRQF and put many volunteer hours in it.

Barbara s in class 2004She suddenly passed away this spring and we will showcase her with a selection of her quilts. A Flower Garden Quilt was draped over her casket at the funeral.

You will not want to miss this awesome quilt show in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia!

Karin Täuber is founder and sole organizer of the Blue Ridge Quilt Festival.

For more information about lectures and workshop times, visit http://www.brqfestival.com/

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