21st Annual “A Mountain Quiltfest” 2015 in Pigeon Forge

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It’s Quiltfest time again in Pigeon Forge, as the 21st Annual A Mountain Quiltfest gets under way. Hundreds of quilts are on display as artists, vendors, specialists and over 20,000 attendees gather from across the country for this quietly spectacular event.

Quiltfest continues to grow in popularity, and has moved to the LeConte Center to allow more room. This also means this year vendors and exhibitors are now intermingled, by popular request from all sides, making for a great fun shopping experience.

Competition categories have expanded from last year’s 12 to 20 now in 2015, while the prize money has also grown to over $22,000. This year also introduces a Themed Quilt category, with Christmas Quilts as the 2015 theme.

Quiltfest runs from March 18 through Saturday, March 21 – which is also Worldwide Quilting Day. During the four days more than 60 classes and demonstrations will be held, presenting a phenomenal amount of priceless knowledge and experience for those who sew or follow the craft of quilting and the fabric arts.

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If you wonder what the value might be of a quilt you own, professional appraisers will be available by appointment. And for fascinating highlight events of the festival, the daily Antique Quilt Bed Turnings detail the history and stories associated with particular quilts.

As well as the main competition, there are also door prizes available to all attendees to be won, and lots of goodies and giveaways during the event. A Dinner Social on Friday night is followed by a Show and Tell event, where participants get to tell their special stories of their exhibits.

Schedules and detailed information is available at the Mountain Quiltfest website.

 

 

About Lindsey Stallings

Lindsey Stallings

I started with Cabins of the Smoky Mountains at Gatlinburg Falls in early 2014. I love to interact with our guests and help them to plan their vacations. Each guest has a different story, and they come from all over the world. I was raised in Ohio, but moved to Tennessee as a teenager and finished high school in Pigeon Forge. Cades Cove is one of the most beautiful places, by far my favorite place in this area. I try to take time out to visit it as often as possible, especially in the Fall.