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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Saturday, December 3, 2016

My Quip - Update - A New Series - The E-20s

Good Day,

Yes, even with the holidays upon us we've been working on a new series of quilts; our E-20 series.

Originally the series was going to be a pair. Now the duo may/has become a trio.

Our designs, ES-20 (left) and ET-20 (right) are only partially visible. (We do not want to reveal everything at this point of time.)

Each quilt, without border or binding included will be approximately 32 2-inch squares wide and 42 2-inch squares long. A quick calculation, but please do not hold us to it, 64” wide and 84” long.

To date we have cut the pieces, and then we ran out of fabric of a couple of the colorways. Fabrics are Robert Kaufman Kona solids; 8 shades of Green and 1 of Oyster. We’re just waiting delivery of the order of the Robert Kaufman Kona fabrics, especially the Oyster one.

The designs are complementary to each other as well as we’re going to be trying something almost different in our quilting. The quilting design is underway.  We're really excited about our preliminary quilting design.

ES-20 and ET-20, the first two have already been spoken for, and they will be offered up in auctions at two charitable events in the new year. The third, well?

Here is an image of the first 26 strips for ES-20. We’ve included a side-by-side to our original design.

ES-20, JS AB 2016/7

To see our previously posted quilts, there is a visual grid presentation at the bottom of the Quilts SB page. Move your cursor over any mini-picture found there and click to see an enlargement. Move your cursor to the "Q#" link to see the quilt's details. If the quilt’s title is highlighted in yellow, it has found a home in a collection and is no longer available.

Please let me know if anything on the Blog site does not properly work. I’m always striving to make sure an ease of use.

If you are interested, and would like some more information of the available quilts, regarding costs, shipping, and insurance, please get in touch with us Quilts SB, at


Jim and Andy
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