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 2020 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 2020 Quilt & Vendor Show will open at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. 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 Quilt Maker, Rob Appell, for a fun adventure along his career path in the wonderful world of creativity and color. Learn how he grew as a designer and individual as his career blossomed.
Krista Moser is the designer of the Creative Grids 60° Diamond Ruler and has published more than twenty patterns with more on the way! She has been teaching sewing and quilting lessons for more than twenty five years. Come learn all the tips and tricks for cutting and piecing diamonds, triangles and hexagons in an easy, fast, and precise way.
You will be entertained and enlightened by this year’s panel discussion. Listen to experts share their love of quilting! Learn about what inspires them. Laugh along as they tell of their experiences and careers. This is an opportunity to meet some of our featured personalities at one time, so come ready to ask questions or sit back and enjoy!
This lecture begins with how Corey fell in love with fabric, started sewing, began making quilts, started her appliqué business, began designing quilts, became an author, and started designing fabric for Moda Fabrics. Her quilts vary from traditional to contemporary. Come and see a little bit of everything!
Mary’s humorous observations, stories & songs are her STASH, stitched together with audience interaction to quilt an evening to remember. A good time that will have you laughing long after the show is over. She fell in love with quilters and their quilts after being booked by quilt guilds to perform her comedy and music at their annual banquets.
The Shipshewana Quilt Festival has teamed up with Shipshewana Scott Elementary School to bring you a day of quilting education & entertainment.
Level: All Skill Levels
Join Rob and learn how to use his newest set of templates while creating a beautiful sampler quilt top. These three fun pieces, (Jerry, Bobby and Phil), can be used together or separately to make a huge variety of great quilts in two different 60° triangles sizes. After this class you will understand how these brand-new tools can refresh all your favorite 60° patterns. Come ready to laugh as you learn!
Afraid of curves? Don’t let curved piecing stop you from your quilting journey! The Quiltworx Lotus Flower pattern is a great introductory design. Certified Instructor Nancy Kloster will guide you thru the organized Foundation Paper Piecing techniques of Judy Niemeyer. The techniques you will learn can be applied to many Quiltworx projects.
Come learn from Krista all the tips and tricks for cutting and piecing diamonds and triangles in an easy, fast, and precise way. Stitch up this simple, yet striking table runner in no time. It’s easy to change for any décor or switch the colors depending on the season! If you have been wanting to try something new or different, this class will inspire confidence and equip you with new techniques for diamonds and triangles.
Come learn the simple piecing and machine appliqué techniques needed to make a Buggy Ride Pillow! Corey will share her personal tips and tricks on using fusible web and working with pre-cut fabrics as well as pillow finishing and machine quilting. Completed or not, you will leave the class with the knowledge to confidently complete your pillow on your own. Corey’s original design is inspired by growing up and living in an Amish community in Holmes County, Ohio.
Join Corey for the basics of big stitch hand quilting. You may also have heard this type of quilting referred to as long stitch or pick stitching. In addition, Corey will talk about her favorite supplies including; threads, needles and thimbles. Basic quilting techniques as well as your personal quilting design will be discussed and marked during the class.
New to paper piecing? Or just love the precise look of this technique. Quiltworx patterns are perfect for everyone! Join Certified Instructor Kathryn Groves as she takes you from start to finish – learning how to “read” Quiltworx patterns, prepare papers and fabrics to the fundamentals of paper piecing. In this class you will learn the Lone Star technique as well as several other fundamental techniques including TRP’s and cutting T-Templates. You will be excited and ready to choose your next Quiltworx project by the end of the day!
It’s love at first sight for Mi Amor Baby Quilt. Come learn from Krista all the tips and tricks for cutting and piecing diamonds, triangles and parallelograms in an easy, fast and precise way. This baby quilt project uses several features of the Creative Grids 60° diamond ruler. If you have been wanting to break out of the same old quilting routine this class will inspire confidence and equip you with new techniques for diamonds and triangles.
The Shipshewana Backroads Shop Hop is back again with the theme, "Tooling Around". At each of the participating shops you will receive a free pattern for each location's block for this year's project. The hop begins Wednesday, June 24 and runs through Saturday, June 27, 2020.