Every year in March Pigeon Forge hosts A Mountain Quiltfest. This is the 17th Annual event! Quilters from all over the country come together for quilting classes, shows, appraisals, giveaways, door prizes, and more! The event is held Wednesday, March 9th – Sunday, March 13th,2011. Classes begin on Tuesday, March 8th, and registration for classes opened up in December, so if you haven’t registered yet, now’s the time!
“No matter what your quilt making level is, there is something for everyone with more than 80 quilting classes offered. To see a list of all of the classes available, click here on Quilt Class Descriptions… To check out the class schedule click here on Quilt Class Schedules…”
“Pigeon Forge’s A Mountain Quiltfest quilt show is a beautiful display of a variety of quilts from all over the country. Come and admire all of the hard work and creativity put in to these incredible quilts. Quilters compete in more than 10 categories for over $20,000 cash and prizes. Categories include: Small Professional, Quilted for Hire Large Quilts, Quilted for Hire Small Quilts, Hand Quilted Bed Quilts, Machine Quilted Bed Quilts, Non-Traditional Quilts, Large Quilts, Medium Quilts, Small Quilts, Other Quilts, [and] Youth Quilts. The Pigeon Forge Quiltfest show is open to everyone whether you are a beginning quilter or a seasoned quilt master.” Find out the entry guidelines and how to enter.
First Night Sneak Peak
“Join us for the First Night Sneak Peak at the Music Road Convention Center on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 beginning at 6:00 pm. Enjoy greeting old friends and making new acquaintances. Instructors, vendors and sponsors will be on hand for questions and to meet your quilting needs. Enjoy a special showing of the quilts and shop for unique items prior to the public opening. Come to meet and greet as we kick off “A Mountain Quiltfest 2011”!”
Antique Quilt Bed Turning
“The Antique Quilt Bed Turning is back again this year by popular demand. This event, held each day in the lobby of the Music Road Hotel and Convention Center, will highlight quilts made before 1961.”
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