Join us for the Quilt Show Awards Ceremony! Be among the first to preview this year’s “Winner’s Circle”. The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and a preview of all category winners, concluding with the unveiling of the Grand Prize winning quilt. The 2017 special exhibit will be open, as well as all show quilts.
Quilt Show entrants will receive an invitation to attend this event at no cost before the pre-enrollment deadline on June 10.This activity has limited public availability and requires pre-enrollment to attend.
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The 2017 Quilt & Vendor Show will open at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 21. The Quilt Show will once again be juried and limited to approximately 200 quilts. You can look forward to the best of the best!
Join Mark Dunn as he shares his journey of over 50 years in the fabric industry. Listen to him tell about his early beginnings and how working in his father’s notions business sparked a life-long love for the textile industry.
Meet Rob Appell of Man Sewing, see his beautiful quilts and hear the crazy stories that each quilt has to tell. Rob is known for his high energy teaching style and off the wall sense of humor.
Get ready to be entertained and enlightened by some of the best artists and quilters the industry has to offer. Join Ricky Tims, Rob Appell, Jerry Granata and Doug Leko for a panel discussion that will be sure to have you wanting more.
Although this is billed as a concert, “An Evening with Ricky Tims” is so much more. Ricky is an award-winning quilter, pianist, and story-teller extraordinaire. Experience an evening of music, laughter and inspiration that will keep you spellbound and entertained.
Professional Quilters are known for keeping their best quilting secrets to themselves. Not Ricky, he shares them all! In this presentation Ricky will share five of his most significant “a-ha” tricks or techniques.
Ricky combines two of his most popular methods. Caveman Quilting introduces you to patchwork that is free from measuring, math, quarter-inch seams and precision piecing and Ricky’s ever-popular and Convergence Quilts, an addictive method for creating simple, easy, and fun quilts. Finally, take the plunge and learn how to combine both techniques to create your own smashing Caveman meets Convergence quilt.
This lecture class covers the basic elements of art and principles of organization in a fun and easy-to-understand way. This is the perfect start to anyone who will be joining Ricky on the “Amish Country Photography Tour”, but it is also a great stand alone for any quilter who wants to grasp the concepts for designing their own successful quilt. The visual treat features beautiful quilts and stunning photography.
Learn how to marry quilting and photography by taking an all-day scenic, photographic tour with Ricky Tims. Capture the simple beauty our area has to offer from the rolling countryside to the skilled Amish craftsmen and beautiful gardens.
The Shipshewana Quilt Festival has teamed up with Westview Jr-Sr High School to bring you a day of quilting "edutainment".
Level: All Skill Levels
Be inspired by the motion and freeform lines in this beautiful wall hanging. Rob will provide templates along with his step by step methods, making this project easy and relaxing.
A BERNINA will be provided for use in this class.
Level: Intermediate Skill Level
Have you ever wanted to make a Lone Star quilt but felt intimidated? This class will ease your fear and show you how to easily complete this difficult pattern without cutting a single diamond!
Dress up your table with a runner from Doug’s new book Scrap It Up! Doug will show you how to sew and arrange a different style of flying geese.
In this exciting class, you will stroll down the aisles you usually pass by in a fabric shop. All those beautifully silky, shiny, luscious fabrics you wouldn’t think would work in a quilt might be just the things you’ve been looking for to give your project that “wow” factor.
A BERNINA machine will be provided for this class
Level: Intermediate Skill Level
Start your next quilt using a pattern from Doug’s new book Scrap It Up! This scrappy quilt is easy and quick using Doug’s take on the folded corner technique.
Come join us for the "Shipshewana Backroads Shop Hop". This year there are 7 (seven) locations participating in the event.