A Timeless Expression of Tradition
Star, Log Cabin, Pinwheel, Texas Star, Block…. What do all these terms have in common? Those who quilt know. And those who quilt or would like to learn more about quilt making will be coming to the 19th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge TN March 12-16, 2013.
This timeless art of expression, recycling, and necessity is proudly carried forth into the 21st century. Included in the five day A Mountain Quiltfest are classes, contests, and vendor booths. Not only is there the passing down of the art form, but there is a fabulous quilt show with more than 10 categories competing for over $18,000 in cash and prizes. Some of the categories include professional and non-professional divisions, hand quilted and machine quilted, and there is even a youth quilting category. If you admire the artwork quilts express, you will not want to miss viewing these throughout the week. To see what’s in store for you, check out the winners of last year’s A Mountain Quiltfest 2012.
A Mountain Quiltfest is bringing 12 luminaries in the field of quilting to speak throughout the week including Cindy Blackberg, Harriet Hargrave, and Klaudeen Hansen. With more than 60 classes available during this quilting event, there will be something new to learn and be of interest to you no matter your level of experience.
Need specialized supplies? New pattern ideas? Want different fabrics than what you can find in the stores at home? Looking for expert advice regarding a technique? Then do not miss the quilt vendors that will also be available during the show. Booth upon booth of quilting vendors attend A Mountain Quiltfest every year. You can expect to find a variety of fabrics, threads, patterns, notions, and more!
Whether you would like to make new friends, get inspired to try new ideas or techniques, learn more about your craft, improve your skills, or if you are just an admirer of the beautiful pieces of art these quilts represent, then come on up to Pigeon Forge in the Great Smoky Mountains March 12-16! Make your reservations at Carr’s Cottages and take advantage of our low wintertime rates and free night stay!
For more information, visit the Official Pigeon Forge A Mountain Quiltfest website.