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QuiltFest 2015

 "Special Effects"

September 24, 25, 26 
Prime F Osborn III Convention Center
1000 Water Street
Jacksonville, Florida

Free parking in the Prime Osborne parking lot
(has a train engine just inside the entrance)
access on Bay Street


Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Wheeled totes are not allowed in the show.

QuiltFest is an open judged show.
Prize money will be awarded in each category as follows:

1st place - $300, 2nd place - $200 and 3rd place - $100

In addition, each of the following will receive:
Best of Show - $300
Artistic Merit, Best Hand Quilting and Best Machine Quilting - $100 each 
Ribbons only will be awarded for
Judge's Recognition, Honorable Mention, Presidents' Award, Viewer's Choice and all Young Quiltmakers.

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Don’t miss this very special display of some of the Inspired by the Beatles quilts! To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ first visit to the United States, 150 artists each chose a different Beatles song to portray as a 24” x 24” fiber art quilt. Inspired by the vast array of Beatles' music and lyrics, they have merged talent with imagination to create beautiful works of art. Behold the magic that happens when artists are challenged to use songs and fabric, lyrics and thread, and love for Beatles music combined with a passion for stitching.

Donna DeSoto commemorates these quilts in her book, Inspired by the Beatles: An Art Quilt Challenge. Accompanied by 169 images, the book provides a personal narrative from each artist. Discover the stories behind their quilts and why certain songs were chosen. Read some of the personal memories the artists have of The Beatles, and hear many descriptions and details related to the making of these unique pieces. The book is available in bookstores and online.

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