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Annual Pigeon Forge Quiltfest Celebrates 20 Years

Hands quiltingWith 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.

Class Schedule

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.

Quiltfest Location

LeConte Center

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 exterior condos and blue skyQuiltfest Lodging

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