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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, as well as quilts as wearable art. Quilting has evolved and changed a lot over the decades…prepare to be amazed!
Mark your calendars! Plans are underway for our next show at the Clarke County Parks and Rec Center located at 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, Virginia on April 22-24, 2022, Friday and Saturday 10- 5 p.m. and Sunday 11- 4 p.m.
In the meantime, we encourage you to get started on your entry for the Show Challenge: ‘Grow Me a Garden’! What is in your garden? Veggies, fruit, flowers, or all of the above? So, grow me a garden of flowers and veggies and fruits galore; with wind and rain and sun to make more! For more information, check out our show Rules and FAQs from the last show. These will be updated as registration time approaches.
This year we will be having two raffles! As usual, we will raffle a beautiful quilt made by a committee member. In addition, we were able to obtain a Featherweight sewing machine to be raffled off! The drawings will be held the last day of the show, Sunday, April 24, 2022.
The winners do not need to be present to win.
This year’s quilt is the “Rainbow Hosta”, an intricate and vibrantly stunning quilt designed by Judy Neimeyer. This 100” x 100” quilt was pieced and custom quilted by Elaine Breiner. Tickets will be available at the Cloth Peddler in Stephen’s City and the Scrappy Apple in Winchester starting in March 2020. Tickets can also be purchased from committee members and at the show. Additionally, you may see us at festivals and quilt shows with the quilt and tickets to sell!
This Featherweight machine was born c.1964 in Great Britain and still has her original case! We don’t know the entire history of this beautiful sewing machine, but it is believed that the motor may not be original. However, the most recent owner had it completely overhauled by a Featherweight specialist about three years ago…this machine is ready to run! Tickets are available directly from committee members, at festivals,
and at the show.
This year we are thrilled to have local businesses partner with us in showcasing our local quilt artisans. Their generosity enables 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 Virginia Commisssion 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, is matching that grant! This has 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.
The 2019 Show was full of beautiful quilts and wonderful vendors! The winner of the 2019 Best in Show was Mary Brookfield with her quilt, “Down the Rabbit Hole”. Click on the photo to read about Mary and her winning quilt! To see more of the winning quilts from this show, as well as earlier shows, please check out our Gallery.