PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 20, 2019) – Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) invites quilters and friends to celebrate tradition and art at the 25th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest March 20-23. This year’s event will feature 67 on-site vendors, quilting classes and more than 500 quilts competing for $23,000 in prize money.
Located at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge (2986 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 37863), the artistic quilts are displayed throughout the 232,000-square-foot event center, and attendees can peruse the vendor booths stocked with quilting essentials and one-of-a-kind accessories. On-site demonstrations are available daily and free parking is available at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge.
Quilt show and vendor hall hours:
- Wednesday, March 20: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Thursday, March 21: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday, March 22: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Saturday, March 23: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Experienced quilters and spectators are encouraged to visit the show to admire the intricate handiwork found throughout the quilt exhibition. For those looking to learn more about this time-honored American folk art, more than 70 classes are available beginning Tuesday, March 19 for a fee, however admission to the internationally-recognized quilt show and vendor hall is free. Participants also can enjoy dedicated classes and special lectures from prolific quilter Bonnie Hunter. A complete class and lecture schedule is available at MyPigeonForge.com/events/quiltfest.
Quiltfest patrons also are invited to bring their quilted items to Show & Tell on Friday, March 22 for the chance to win prizes. Doors open to the Show & Tell event at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free. Additional information about Show & Tell can be found in the 2019 Event Program Guide.
Attendees may submit heirloom quilts for appraisal by Cindy Stuart, an American Quilter’s Society certified appraiser. Stuart will be available for quilt appraisals March 19-23 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. by appointment only on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Cindy Stuart at 865-980-2162 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
A Mountain Quiltfest also offers several antique quilt bed turnings during which local quilters and guild members offer detailed information about collections of quilts made before 1969.
Photos of A Mountain Quiltfest available here.
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