The Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show
WHAT IS THE NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY QUILT SHOW?
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show is put on biennially by four local quilt groups. The purpose is to showcase the quilting talent in the Shenandoah Valley and provide a venue for quilters to come together, see new techniques, and enjoy the fruits of their labor. We hope to keep the art of quilting alive by sparking the interest of the next generation who come to the show. Furthermore, we love to see non-quilters coming to our show because they are always amazed by the talented artists in our area. At our show, you will see traditional quilts and modern quilts, tiny quilts and huge quilts, ones that are quilted by hand and ones that are quilted by machine, quilts for beds and quilts for walls. Quilting has evolved and changed a lot over the decades…prepare to be amazed!
It is amazing how fast the weekend goes by! After more than a year of planning and a full day of setting up, the 2022 show was over before we knew it. By the time we finish getting quilts back to the owners, the gym was completely empty.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make this the best show yet! From our generous sponsors to our skilled quilters, great vendors, our willing volunteers, and the hundreds upon hundreds of people who came...thank you from the bottom of our happily exhausted hearts!
Our next show will be in April 2024 (dates to be announced) and that is when "My Favorite Color is Plaid!"
2022 Best in Show &
1st Place General Entry
Winner: Posies in the Garden
Made by Annie Mitchell
"This quilt combines so many things that I love about quilting. It thrills me to find the perfect fabric for a project and these Tilda fabrics "hit the spot." I think my endorphins kick in when I applique and hand quilt. It's therapeutic to listen to a good book while working with my hands to create something that can be appreciated and used by my family. It makes me grateful."
Design Source: Posies in the Valley by Blackberry Designs
Techniques used: hand appliqued, hand quilted
Size: 85 x 85
For our 2022 quilt show we were thrilled to have local businesses partner with us in showcasing our local quilt artisans. Their generosity enabled us to make needed improvements to our show. Please check out their websites by clicking on their logos. We thank them for their support!
We were so excited to find out that our quilt show was chosen to be a recipient of the 2020 Virginia Commission for the Arts Creative Communities Partnership Grant. Adding to that excitement was learning that the Town of Berryville, home to our quilt show for 41 years, matched that grant! This enabled us to replace old equipment that was no longer strong enough to hold up all of the beautiful quilts, as well as obtain more equipment in order to accommodate the larger quilts made today. We are so honored to have been chosen.