Monday, August 18, 2014

Mancuso World Quilt Show 2014

I went to the Mancuso World Quilt Show this past week in Manchester, NH. This has always been one of my favorite shows. There are quilts displayed from all over the world and plenty of vendors.
I must admit that this year was a little disappointing. The quilts and vendors both seemed a little thin this year. I still had a nice time and found plenty of stuff to buy but I expected a little more. Maybe next year will be back to normal?? Anyways, the above quilt, "Peach Within Reach", was a favorite! It measures 58" X 78". It's made by Marilyn J. Smith of Bakersfield, CA. Such a great quilt

This is "Out of Many, One--E Pluribus Unum" by Mildred Machiko Tahara. This is all hand quilted. What a beauty! So much hand work went into this one. So amazing!

I loved the bright colors in this one! This is "Agave Garden" by Tina M. Orlita of Lisle, IL. I love the contrast between the brights and the black background. It measures 72 inches square.

This is "Ribbons and Blooms" by Kate Behrens of  Germany. It measures 92" by 92". I loved the applique and pieced blocks together. Perfectly executed!

This is "Wreath of Roses"  by Gail H. Smith of Barrington, IL. It measures 62 inches square. I love the quilting in the white background! Pat Barry was the long arm quilter. I took a class with her and love her work. 

This is "Dunes Duet" by Ann Long of United Kingdom.  It measures 65" X 53". I love the low contrast of this quilt. The circles overlapping each other were quilted perfectly.

Here's a close up of the quilting.
This jacket was an entry in the Hoffman Challenge. This jacket was made by Janet Fishman of Belleair, Florida. This jacket was beautiful!! The detail was amazing. My pictures don't show how great this jacket actually is. 
Here's the back. This jacket is awesome!
That's my peek into the Mancuso Show. Hope you enjoyed it! There was so much more but I couldn't show you everything!!


  1. That "Ribbons and Blooms" looks like a Beth Ferrier pattern. Memories of Moondance.......

    Thanks for giving a glimpse into the beautiful quilts!

    1. I think you're right! No wonder I liked it! It was still a nice show just more toned down for some reason.

  2. Thanks for sharing the quilts. I usually attend the Mancuso show in Hampton, VA every February. I did notice that it did not have all of the umph from previous years. Hopefully, they are better next year. The quilts are beautiful.

    1. This has always been one of my favorite shows and it just didn't seem as big as it was. I hope it's back to normal next year too! It's still a great show!


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