Monday, December 19, 2016

My Quip - Elation and Wings Accepted Finalists

Good Day,

Andy and I just received this notice -

World Quilt Florida
January 19-21, 2017
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Contact: Jim Smith,


Local Quilters Accepted into Florida Quilt Competition

NEW HOPE, Pennsylvania – Quilt artists Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer from Tampa, FL have been accepted as finalists in the 2017 Florida Quilt Competition at World Quilt Florida. Produced by Mancuso Show Management, World Quilt Florida will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, January 19-21, 2017.

Elation - JS AB - 2016

Wings - JS AB - 2016

Following acceptance by the jury, Smith’s and Brunhammer's quilts, Elation and Wings, will be on display at the show along with many others competing for prizes and awards. Winners will be selected at the show and listed on the World Quilt Florida website,, starting Thursday, January 19, 2017. Quilt and textile art enthusiasts will get a chance to view Smith's and Brunhammer's quilts among all the other magnificent displays of quilts at World Quilt Florida, January 19-21, 2017.

Mancuso Show Management President, David Mancuso says, “Quilting is truly a work of art. Every quilt that is displayed in this competition is an intricate piece of art and takes great skill and talent to make it come to life. Our quilt competition incorporates pieces from the best quilters in Florida. These entries will be judged, and enjoyed by spectators and other quilt artists."

Besides the competition quilts on display, World Quilt Florida will feature workshops and lectures taught by a renowned faculty, a Merchant's Mall and a beautiful collection of special exhibits. Included among the exhibits are the World Quilt Competition XX: On Tour, MASKarade by the Gold Coast Quilters’ Guild, What’s Old is New Again by the Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Guild, Quilts from the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild and many more.

Mancuso Show Management has several long running shows annually, each with its own quilt competition. Besides World Quilt Florida, MSM hosts the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, VA; The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, Somerset, NJ; World Quilt New England, Manchester, NH; the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Oaks (Philadelphia area), PA; and the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara (Bay area), CA.


Jim and Andy

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