Celebrate the art and heritage of quilting at the 27th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest™. Quilters from all around will come together in Pigeon Forge for this ultimate quilting event. A Mountain Quiltfest™ 2021 is a five-day-long event spanning from May 4th through the 8th.
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(Classes Begin Tuesday, May 4th)
Quilt Show & Vendor Hall Hours
Tuesday, May 4th 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Classes ONLY Begin)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Patterns of the Heart with Mike & Kathy Gwinn
Show Officially Opens to the Public
Wednesday, May 5th 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 6th 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, May 7th 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 8th 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
2021 Event Program Guide (Click Here)
2021 A Mountain Quiltfest Appraiser Information (Click Here)
2021 Themed Quilt
The themed quilt category for 2021 is FANS. The quilt must be an interpretation of the fan pattern and should be recognizable as related to that pattern. This block offers many opportunities for creative expression with the endless variety of possible layouts of the block. The category is split into large and small quilts. Quilts will be accepted that meet the theme of the year criteria and are clearly recognizable as a fan pattern quilt when completed. A large quilt is a quilt with a perimeter of 250 inches or larger. A small quilt is a quilt with a perimeter of 249 inches or less. These categories are exempt from the Quilted by other restrictions.
Prizes awarded for each category (Large and Small are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
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Quilt Show Entry Guidelines and Form
2021 Quilt Show Winners by Category
Any attendee registration cancellations made on or before March 1, 2021, will receive a full refund minus a $15.00 cancellation fee. Reservations canceled March 1 – March 31st will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made April 1 – 15 will receive a 25% refund. Cancellations April 16th or later will not be refunded.
Kimberly Einmo is the National Spokesperson for Janome-America. She is an author, award-winning quilter, fabric designer, international instructor, quilt judge, and CRAFTSY class host. She has written six best-selling books published by the American Quilter’s Society, created a signature line of unique, specialty quilting rulers, and she writes a column called Stray Threads, in every issue of American Quilter Magazine. Kimberly is proud to be a featured artist for the Electric Quilt Company where she has developed three EQ companion software products. Her fabric collection, Solid-ish, is a basics best-seller for Timeless Treasures Fabrics and she enjoys leading quilting tour groups to exotic locales around the globe.
A proud military wife and mother of two college-age sons, Kimberly and her husband, Kent, live in Southern California with their beloved rescue cats and one pampered pooch where she enjoys creating in her sunny South Bay area studio. As a respected and prominent leader in the quilting industry, Kimberly enjoys meeting quilters, crafters and sewing enthusiasts from all walks of life across the US and around the world!
Klaudeen’s experience reaches far beyond just quilting. Not only is she a certified judge for the National Quilting Association and has judged competition quilts for a number of years, but Klaudeen also trains other people to be judges. Klaudeen is an editor for both AQS’s Quilt Art and Addresses & Birthday Book, as well as the author of many articles for various quilting magazines. Klaudeen is the author and creative mind behind AQS’s annual quilt calendar. Her quilts have been featured in numerous shows throughout the United States and Europe. Klaudeen’s classes fill fast as she has a vast following where she teaches many of the tricks and techniques, she has picked up during her many years of making and judging quilts.
Robin has been quilting since 1998 when she learned from another Coast Guard spouse while stationed overseas in Puerto Rico. NESTLINGS by Robin began in 2004. In the 16 years since, Robin has attended Quilt Market, lectured and taught her varied range of workshops at guilds in the eastern US and 2019 Quilt Festival. Many of her designs have been featured in publications including Quilter’s World, Quiltmaker, AQ Magazine, Quiltmania’s Simply Vintage and Simply Modern, and Connecting Threads.
Hand applique’ and all manner of hand work have been her greatest passions. Robin’s love and fascination of the history of quilts and the women who made them contributed to her becoming an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser in September of 2019. “These designers of the past constantly intrigue me and inspire my new work combining tradition with my whimsical style (showcased in Fabric Collaborations)”. The NESTLINGS brand has grown to encompass #heritagearchitect where Robin is honored to help others complete their family heritage through hand quilting commissions.
Sandra is an award winning quilter living in Northern California. She has been quilting for over 30 years and teaching for 18 years. Sandra started out as a traditional quilter, doing most hand appliqué for a couple of decades. You can see a few of her quilts in the book, “500 Traditional Quilts” by Lark Publications.
Sandra has had many quilts juried into large international and regional juried shows, and has a traditional quilt, “Seasons of Life”, which won a major award in 2019 both at Road to California (Outstanding Large Quilt), and at the 2019 AQS Paducah show where it won a purchase award and is in the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. It is the subject of a book she is writing for C&T Publishers. Other Recent Ribbons include a 3rd Place and a Best Pictorial at the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF 2019), and a 1st Place in Wall at Machine Quilters Expo (MQX2019), Best of Show Award and 1st place at the River City Quilters Guild (RCQG) show in Sacramento, CA, 2018, among others.
While all ribbons are wonderful, and certainly encouraging, the most important aspect of what she does is the lives she touches and those who touch her.
Edyta’s love for fabric began at a very young age – when she used her mother’s drapes to create her first fabric project. Fortunately, for all of us, Edyta’s mother recognized her passion for fabric and thus began her journey and love affair with fabric and sewing. Quilting has enabled Edyta to express herself about the objects or occasions of her surroundings – her designs are her avenue to release passion! The combination of inspiration, a love for fabric, a keen eye for color and her family teachings blended into a recipe for a talent in constructing amazing quilts, creating innovative quilting patterns for Laundry Basket Quilts (Edyta’s and Mike’s company), designing beautiful Traditional and Batik fabrics for Moda (10 years) and now for Andover (Present).
She has published numerous books to date, been featured in many magazines, and her quilts have been honored in displays around the world. Edyta is proud to carry on her family tradition that fabrics and threads have seamlessly stitched together through the generations.
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Class 1 - Diamond Dance (Intermediate)
Instructor: Kimberly Einmo LC: North 1A Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (6 hour class)This brand-new variation of Kimberly’s most popular class is sure to be another sell-out workshop! You’ll need just one Jelly Roll bundle (or 40 – 2 ½” strips cut from your stash) plus one background fabric. The diamond design and quilt layout possibilities are still practically endless, but this version comes with a spontaneous twist! You’ll stitch your strips together randomly for a vibrant and completely surprising color-scheme! Kimberly will teach you how to strip-piece and cut diamond building blocks from strip units using either her Precision Jelly Roll Ruler or Precision Precuts Ruler with no “Y” or set-in seams. You’ll focus on accurate and efficient cutting and piecing techniques and Kimberly will share her best tips and tricks for achieving perfect, flat blocks with sharp star points. The real fun comes as the quilt is assembled with straight-set blocks, not diamond wedges or blocks on point. This process of not having to think about fabric placement is truly freeing. So, choose a bundle of strips and join in the fun!Kit Fee: $6 for full-color pattern with photos & illustrationsSewing Machines Provided by Janome America Inc.
Class 2 - Heartbursts Workshop (All Skill Levels)
Instructor: Robin KoehlerLC: North 1B Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (6 hour class)This sweet block has had a couple of revivals with entertaining students the latest. It is a 64” square quilt and done all in fusible applique. Robin shares great tips for working with bias vines, fusible web, cutting multiples at once, and other bits.Kit fee: NONE (See Supply List for requirements)Sewing Machine Required.
Class 3 - Viewpoint (All Levels)
Instructor: Edyta SitarLC: North 2A/B Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (6 hour class)Wonderful for any level quilter – this project is perfect to practice cutting with templates, precision piecing, and tips on pressing. In the class, we will review how color choice will impact the outcome of the design. Come quilt with me as I share with you how to make blocks and bringing these Viewpoints to life!Kit Fee: $85.00 Includes: Viewpoint pattern, template, and fabric for quilt. Fee payable to instructor in class.Sewing Machine Required
Class 4 - Tea Rose (Beginner)
Instructor: Sandra MollonLC: North 3A Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (6 hour class)This one-day workshop introduces the art of raw edged fused applique, with an emphasis on learning to recognize value in your fabric. Teacher will demonstrate adding color pencil to increase value where needed. We will not be quilting, so no machine is required. Color pencils will be available for class use.Kit Fee: $10 for pattern: Tea Rose by Sandra Mollon. Instructor will have these available at the class.
Class 5 - Let's Do the Crayon Twist (All Levels)
Instructor: Klaudeen Hansen LC: North 3B Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (6 hour class)Size 54” x 78” These crayon colors dance from corner to corner of this quilt. The machine pieced blocks include easy squares and rectangles set in an asymmetrical format. The tricky corners will be demonstrated in class. This amazing design does not appear until you set several blocks side by side. So easy to choose your fabrics if you start with a Jelly Roll, then choose a light or dark background.Sewing Machine Required Kit Fee: $8.00 for pattern payable to teacher in email@example.com
Class 6 - RULE THE WORLD WITH LONGARM RULERS (Confident Beginner/Intermediate) - Hands-on Longarm Class
Instructor: Kim Werth/Accomplish Quilting LC: Greenbrier C Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (6 hour class)Curious about how to sew straight lines on your quilt or consistent curves that would make even Marilyn Monroe take a second look? Let’s explore the possibilities of what a well-used ruler can do for you! For 6 hours of both lecture and hands on practical instruction, we will use rulers by Linda Hrcka. You will learn to create structure in open spaces that will allow your free motion designs to shine. Come play with Kim Werth. We have a whole day lined up for you.Kit Fee $35 Includes: * Design guide handouts for class * Custom printed panel with 12 quilt blocks * White InnovaTech thread for use in class * Batting * Backing FabricInnova Longarm Machines provided by Accomplish Quilting
Class 7 - Tennessee Waltz (Confident Beginner)
Instructor: Ann DrothlerLC: South 1Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (6 hour class)Have this traditional pattern quilt to remember your time at the A Mountain Quiltfest 2021. It has the illusion of curved seams without curved seams! There are 8 sizes of this quilt to choose from, and you will learn the technique for making any one – or more – of them.
Class 8 - Patterns of the Heart
LC: Greenbrier A/BTime: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Join Kathy and Mike Gwinn for a delightful hour of heart-warming storytelling and music. Through story and song, Kathy and Mike will “keep you in stitches” and on “pins and needles” as you hear about the mountain people and their unique history, heritage and faith. Threaded through the performance will be stories of “the stand-up quilter”, “the lady who quilted for a husband”, “quilting traditions in the Smokies” and much, much more. If you have ever been on one of Kathy’s “Historical Bus Tours” you already know what a wonderful storyteller and historian she is. If you haven’t been on one of Kathy’s tours, treat yourself to a delightful experience by coming and spending an hour with the Gwinns. You will be glad you did!