|Hammersmith Quilters Guild
At the New England Quilt Museum: "THE QUILTED CANVAS II"
On View Now through July 8, 2018- Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00-4:00
|UPCOMING SHOWS, SHOP HOPS
& ITEMS OF INTEREST
"Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela"
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main St, Peterborough, NH 03458
Opening Friday, April 13, 2018 from 5-7 PM
Exhibit is open April 13th-July 1st
At the centennial of Nelson Mandela's birth, please join us for the opening of this
exhibit featuring 51 quilts by African American quilt artists.
For more information: MariposaMuseum.org
"Collective Memories" by Valerie C. White "Free At Last" by Bisa Butler
Vermont Quilt Festival, June 21-24, 2018
Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St, Essex Junction, VT
"New England's Oldest and Largest Quilt Event": Vendor Mall, Classes, Lectures, Contest
Quilts, Special Exhibits, New and Antique Quilt Appraisals, Gallery Talks, Vendor Demos,
and Evening Programs
Daily Admission $12, Groups $10, Kids under 14 free
For more info: Vermont Quilt Festival
"Maine Quilts" presented by the Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc.
July 26-28, 2018 with Champagne Preview on Wed. July 25
Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330
Special exhibits, workshops, vendors, merchants mall, demonstrations, lectures, raffle
quilt, judged and non-judged quilt entries, "Bee Sew Inspired" Challenge
Admission: $10 daily, $15 multi-day, age 12 and under free with paid adult
For more information: MaineQuilts.org
Merrimack Valley Quilters present the 2018 Quilt Show, "Stellar"
Friday & Saturday, September 28 & 29, 9:00-4:00
Hope Church, 11 Hale Street, Newburyport, MA
Over 150 quilts on display, unique vendors, fabulous food, handmade boutique, penny
raffle, silent auction, special exhibits
Handicapped Accessible with Ample Parking
For more information: Merrimack Valley Quilters
Hammersmith Quilters Guild Quilt Show
Saturday and Sunday, October 20 & 21, 2018 Sat 10-4, Sun 10-3
Saugus Senior Center, 466 Central St, Saugus, MA 01906
Admisstion $6, age 12 and under free with paid adult
For more information about our show, see the Quilt Show tab on this website.
Hands Across the Valley Quilter’s Guild
17th Biennial Hands All Around Quilt Show
April 6-7, 2019
UMASS Amherst Campus Center
One Campus Center Way at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
10:00 – 4:00 each day
(opening for the physically challenged at 9:30 am)
Admission to the show:
Adults- $10, 12 and under FREE (when accompanied by paid attendee)
Students and Military- $5.00 (must show ID)
Group Discounts: YES! For groups of 25 or more, tickets are $7.00 each for admission if
the tickets are ordered and paid for by March 1, 2019. $6.00 if ordered and paid for by
October 1, 2018. Contact Carolyn Croteau at firstname.lastname@example.org to organize your
Raffle Quilt – “Black and White and Leaves All Over”, made by HAVQG members.
Raffle Baskets – Themed baskets full of carefully selected items will be raffled off to
support charitable causes.
Vendors – We will have many vendors displaying their wares.
Mini-Quilt sale – A variety of small and mini-quilts featuring traditional and contemporary
designs will be available for purchase.
Viewer’s Choice Quilt Challenge – “For the Love of the Book”
Demonstrations – HAVQG members and show vendors will offer live quilt demonstrations
throughout both days of the show at no additional charge. Learn a new technique, see
the latest products, and find an answer to the question, “How did they do that?”
Food – Multiple food concessions are available in the same building as the show.
Burlington Quilters' Guild 2018 Quilt Show
October 20 & 21
More information to be posted later
Clamshell Quilt Guild presents "Quilts All Around the Town 2018"
Saturday, August 4, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday August 5, 10 am - 4 pm
Connecticut College Student Center, Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT
Admission $10 or $15 for both days
Speaker/Teacher: Gyleen Fitzgerald
Full day workshop "Trash to Treasure" on Saturday, Lecture/Trunk Show on Sunday at
Boutique, Mystery Grab Bag, Basket Drawings, Vendors, Demos, Raffle Quilt
For more information: www.ClamshellQuiltGuild.org
Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod present their 37th Annual Quilt Show
Thursday-Saturday, August 2-4, 2018
Barnstable High School, Hyannis, MA
Exhibit of 330+ quilts; 25+ vendors; handcrafted boutique items; daily lectures & demos;
$10 Show Pass
For more information see the show flyer: Bayberry Quilters Show Poster
September 15-16, 2018
Saturday, 9-5, Sunday, 9-4
Mount Anthony Union Middle School
747 East Road, Bennington, VT
Presented by Quiet Valley Quilters Guild
New Quilts, Demonstrations, Quilt Raffle, Challenge Quilts, Special Exhibit, Vendors,
Featured Quilter and Lecturer: Lynn Wheatley
For more information: BenningtonQuiltFest.com
Also at the Museum: BEYOND THE BORDER WALL: The Migrant Quilt
Project, May 1 - July 18, 2018
This thought-provoking exhibition is the collaborative effort of artists, quiltmakers, and
activists to express compassion for migrants from Mexico and Central America who have
died in Southern Arizona deserts on their way to create better lives for themselves and
their families. Materials in the quilts were collected at sites used for rest and shelter along
established trails in the Sonoran Desert.
Between 2004 and 2005, a record number of 282 migrants perished in the Tucson Border
Patrol Sector, the region between New Mexico and Yuma. The increase in deaths moved
Jody Ipsen to take action to alleviate the tragic loss of life. As she hiked remote migrant
trails with fellow humanitarians, Jody realized that the textile-based discards could be used
to make quilts to communicate the reality of migrants’ deaths. She reached out to
quiltmakers to create quilts from the blue jeans, bandanas, work shirts and embroidered
cloths she gathered in the desert. Quilts represent deaths from each year since 2000,
when the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office began documenting the names of
Each Migrant Quilt lists the deaths for a specific federal fiscal year, coinciding with the U.
S. government’s record-keeping. The name of each individual who died that year is
inscribed on the quilt, with the word “unknown” or “desconocido” used to designate an
unidentified person’s remains. Quiltmakers are free to design their quilts however they
desire. Many include traditional Mexican iconography, motifs, and embroidery. Displayed
together for the first time, The Migrant Quilt Project exhibition is a beautiful tribute to those
memorialized in its works.
Torrid Dwelling by Molly Upton, 1974
Coastline by Susan Hoffman, 1975
The New England Quilt Museum is proud to present THE QUILTED CANVAS II, an
exhibition of works from America's most innovative and influential contemporary quilt
artists of the 1970s: Molly Upton, Susan Hoffman, Beth Gutcheon and Jeffrey Gutcheon.
Rejecting traditional quilting patterns and motifs, these artists applied a fine arts
perspective to their original quilt designs. Their work was groundbreaking in its
complexity, graphic quality, and unique use of color that elevated quilt making to an art.
3rd Annual Connections Quilt Festival, October 25-26-27, 2018
New Location: Westford Regency Hotel, Westford, MA
Classes, lectures, exhibits, shopping, networking opportunities and more!
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