Annual Pigeon Forge Quiltfest Celebrates 20 Years
With thousands of people from across the country expected to gather at the 20th annual Pigeon Forge Quiltfest, there’s no doubt the event will be bigger than ever in 2014. Held March 19 through 22, the Quiltfest offers guests who love making and collecting quilts a variety of unique events and classes to attend.
There are nearly 70 class sessions available that cover topics from quilting for beginners to advanced quilting. In addition to classes, quilters are able to enter their works into the Quiltfest Quilt Show, where there is over $20,000 in prizes. An AQS-certified quilt appraiser will even be available by appointment to appraise quilts.
Quiltfest Quilt Show
No matter how simple or fancy the quilt, anyone can enter up to three of their own works into the quilt show. The show is professionally judged, with one viewer’s choice ribbon, along with ribbons and cash prizes up to $4,000 for Best-in-Show.
The quilt show will be open to public viewing at the following times:
March 19-20 9:00am – 6:00pm
March 21 9:00am – 5:00pm
March 22 9:00am – 4:00pm
This year’s Mountain Heritage Challenge will also be offering a separate challenge and prizes with a C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-I-O-N theme. Challenge packets are available at Holloway’s Country Home in Cosby, TN.
Dinner Social Show and Tell
From 4:30pm to 6:30pm on March 21, there is a social and dinner scheduled for quilters to get to know each other. At $30, the social includes a meal and locally crafted pottery commemorating the event.
Following the social, quilters are welcome to bring their quilted item to a Show and Tell starting at 6:30pm. During the Show and Tell, quilters have the opportunity to win door prizes, including a new sewing machine.
Below are the classes with openings.
March 18, 2014
8:30am – 4:00pm Class #2 Checks and Chicks $65
8:30am – 4:00pm Class #6 Quilting for Beginners #65
8:30am – 11:30am Class #8 Leaf Collections $40
March 19, 2014
8:30am – 4:00pm Class #15 Round Table Topper $65
5:30pm – 8:30pm Class #20 Cutwork for a Quilt
5:30pm – 8:30pm Class #23 Lessons Machine Piecing: The Ohio Star $40
March 20, 2014
8:30am – 11:30am Class #34 Electric Quilt $40
9:00am – 11:00am Class #35 Influences of Africa Lecture (Brunch) $40
1:00pm – 4:00pm Class #37 Positively Negative $40
5:30pm – 8:30pm Class #40 Kylee’s Kite $40
March 21, 2014
8:30am – 4:00pm Class #43 Double Dozen $65
8:30am – 4:00pm Class #44 Understand Value to Enhance Color $65
9:00am – 11:00am Class #50 Decorating with Quilts Lecture Brunch $40
1:00pm – 4:00pm Class #52 Autumn Crossing $40
4:30pm – 6:30pm Class #54 Show and Tell Dinner $30
8:30am – 4:00pm Class #55 Rainbow Split Broken Star (2 Day Class) $130
March 22, 2014
8:30am – 4:00pm Class #58 Upcycle Your Jeans into Art $65
8:30am – 11:30am Class #64 Learn to Paper Piece $40
1:00pm – 4:00pm Class #65 Cathedral Star $40
7:00pm – 9:00pm Class #66 The Quilt Improvement Show Lecture $20
Guests can register online
for any of these classes.
2986 Teaster Lan
ePigeon Forge, TN
Located less than one mile from Cherokee Lodge’s Pigeon Forge condos, the Quiltfest is only a 15 minute walk for attendants who want to stretch their legs before diving into the quilting event.
Cherokee Lodge Condominiums
3415 Teaster Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN
Cherokee Lodge invites guests of the Pigeon Forge Quiltfest to stay in our deluxe condos in the heart of the city. Filled with unexpected benefits and amenities, the condos are the perfect place to stay for a convenient location and stunning view. Overlooking the mountains and city of Pigeon Forge, Cherokee Lodge is minutes away from attractions and restaurants.
We are a mere 0.7 miles away from the Quiltfest, so call us today at (877) 918-5900 to begin planning your trip. We’ll be sure to answer any questions you might have, and our reservationists will be happy to help you plan a Smoky Mountain getaway in our Pigeon Forge condos start to finish.
Quilt image courtesy of Purl Bee