Welcome to the Genesee Valley Quilt Festival "Garden of Quilts". The Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Inc will hold their biennial quilt festival June 5-7, 2009 at the RIT Gordon Field House. Three times the show’s previous capacity, the festival features speakers, workshops, vendors, demonstrations, as well as a crowd pleasing quilt exhibit of close to 1,000 quilts.
One of the nation’s longest continuously meeting quilt clubs, the Genesee Valley Quilt Club (GVQC) promotes and encourages quilt making throughout the greater Genesee Valley region centered near Rochester, New York.
The theme of this festival “Garden of Quilts” takes a fresh look at a traditional craft with speakers who show that this art is definitely not what your grandmother made. Guest speakers include Jane Sassaman, internationally known quilt artist, and Mary Mashuta, who takes tradition with a twist. These headliners are joined by regional guest speakers and instructors.
The quilt challenge, sponsored by Blank Textiles, encourages quilters to design with the theme ‘Blending Art and Tradition” and will supply prize money to $1,000.
Vendors at the festival come from far and wide, and variety will be the draw for quilters, hand crafters, fiber artists and sewers as well. Festival organizers anticipate a capacity crowd.