Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXIII Returns to the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia February 23-26, 2012

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This February 23-26, 2012, celebrate 23 years of quilt, wearable, and textile art at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXIII, one of the largest and most anticipated quilt gatherings on the eastern seaboard. Presented by Mancuso Show Management and drawing upwards of 10,000 attendees, this show is a must for any quilting or art enthusiast.

Best of Show Quilt Competition 2011- Rhapsody in Rose by Barbara Clem

This February 23-26, 2012, celebrate 23 years of quilt, wearable, and textile art at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXIII, one of the largest and most anticipated quilt gatherings on the eastern seaboard. Presented by Mancuso Show Management and drawing upwards of 10,000 attendees, this show is a must for any quilting or art enthusiast.

The theme of this year’s festival, entitled “What If?”, gives entrants an opportunity to relate what their quilt would say… if it could talk! Other highlights include a Merchants Mall with over 250 vendor booths (showcasing everything from quilting supplies to sewing related craft items), clothing, textiles, books, antique quilts, and more. There will also be plenty of special exhibitions and workshops, as well as lectures by some of the most-renowned individuals in the quilting industry.

While at the festival, be sure to explore the Wearable Art Competition and cast your vote for the “Quilt” and “Wearable Viewer’s Choice Awards.” This competition features works from some of the finest quilt and textile artists in the country and includes submissions such as vests, jackets and coats.

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXIII Hours:
Thursday, February 23 –10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, February 24 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 25 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 26 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXIII Admission:
$14.00 admission (includes re-admission)
$12.00 admission – SUNDAY ONLY
Children under 16 – FREE
*Discounts for 20 or more can be arranged by calling 215-862-5828

Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, Virginia 23666
General Info Contact Number: 757/315-1610

More information on the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival can be obtained by visiting http://www.quiltfest.com or contacting the Hampton Roads Convention Center at 757/315-1610.

Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, with the 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center, is located in the center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Hampton is the site of America's first continuous English-speaking settlement and is home to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside IMAX ® Theater, Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University Museum, Fort Monroe, award-winning Hampton Coliseum, The American Theatre, among others.

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