Tickets and Lectures

Interested in tickets and workshops for the 2024 Schoolhouse Quilt Show & Competition?

Single Day Tickets are $9.00 each and can be purchased for either Friday, Saturday or Sunday:

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Weekend Passes can be purchased for $25.00 and provide access to all three days:

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Workshops

Friday, June 21, 2024

One Block Illusion Quilt

Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM (6 hours)

Instructor: Mary Anne Fontana, Fontana Originals

Mary Anne Fontana is a self-taught sewer, quilter and textile artist who began sewing at the age of eight.  As an award-winning quilter, designer and author she manages FontanaOriginals.com to share her inspiration.

Mary Anne is an AccuQuilt® Expert & Educator as well as a pattern writer/quilt designer for AQS, QOV®, AccuQuilt® and Fontana Originals. She also has a shop on Etsy where she sells patters and quilts.

Much of Mary Anne’s work is inspired by her love of photography, where she prints wholecloth images from her photos which she uses to create free-motion quilts. Most of her images are collected while on vacation.

Many of her patterns also include “how to” YouTube links which are full of time-saving tips and advice for learners. In her spare time, Mary Anne also embroiders faces on dolls for The Giving Doll Project, or lends her longarm skills to her local Quilts of Valor® groups.

Description: Have you ever wanted to make a vibrant, colorful, Illusion-style quilt?  If so, this is your chance!  This 6-hour workshop will show you how color and rotation play a key role in the overall look of your quilt. Once you have taken this class you will have the confidence to go home and play! Experiment with different layouts, rotate blocks just to see how it changes the “look,” and create
quilts you never knew you could!

Sewing Kits: Fabric needed to make this quilt will be pre-cut and kitted allowing participants to go right to sewing and design. All blocks will be sewn together exactly the same way - only the colors will change. Once your blocks are complete, you choose the layout. There are six different layout options to choose from during this class.

Kits include:

  • Printed pattern with complete instructions to piece this design
  • Six different layout options using all the same color & quantity blocks
  • Pre-cut fabric for entire quilt top in solids

Batting and binding will need to be added on own.

Registrants are required to bring the following:

  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Machine Needle
  • Seam Ripper
  • Straight Pins
  • Other standard sewing supplies

Fee: $90.00 (includes kit and day of admission)

# of Registrants Allowed: 24

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 20, 2024

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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Crossbody Bag

Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM (3 hours)

Instructor: Mary Anne Fontana, Fontana Originals

Mary Anne Fontana is a self-taught sewer, quilter and textile artist who began sewing at the age of eight.  As an award-winning quilter, designer and author she manages FontanaOriginals.com to share her inspiration.

Mary Anne is an AccuQuilt® Expert & Educator as well as a pattern writer/quilt designer for AQS, QOV®, AccuQuilt® and Fontana Originals. She also has a shop on Etsy where she sells patters and quilts.

Much of Mary Anne’s work is inspired by her love of photography, where she prints wholecloth images from her photos which she uses to create free-motion quilts. Most of her images are collected while on vacation.

Many of her patterns also include “how to” YouTube links which are full of time-saving tips and advice for learners. In her spare time, Mary Anne also embroiders faces on dolls for The Giving Doll Project, or lends her longarm skills to her local Quilts of Valor® groups.

Description: The crossbody bag is a popular style and now you can make one to go with every outfit! This workshop will teach the basic construction of a fully-lined bag, featuring a zipper top, two outside pockets and a shoulder strap.

Once you learn how easy it is to make this crossbody you will be able to apply these skills to making a variety of other bags or zippered projects.

Sewing Kits: Kits are provided as part of the registration fee and include a detailed pattern and template for this bag shape.

Registrants are required to bring the following:

  • 1-20'x20' Jacquard or other "upholstery" weight fabric swatch pre-fused with fusible interfacing to give it body. OR - 1 quilted fat quarter sandwich with two fat quarters plus batting quilted
  • 1/3 yard lightweight fabric for lining and shoulder strap
  • 1 zipper - 7" or longer (will be cut to size in class)
  • Heavy duty thread and needle (i.e., Denim needle)
  • Walking foot recommended
  • Standard sewing supplies including scissors, thread, seam ripper, pins, etc.

Fee: $35.00

# of Registrants Allowed: 24

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Color Changes Everything

Time: 2:00PM-3:00PM (1 hour lecture)

Instructor: Mary Anne Fontana, Fontana Originals

Mary Anne Fontana is a self-taught sewer, quilter and textile artist who began sewing at the age of eight.  As an award-winning quilter, designer and author she manages FontanaOriginals.com to share her inspiration.

Mary Anne is an AccuQuilt® Expert & Educator as well as a pattern writer/quilt designer for AQS, QOV®, AccuQuilt® and Fontana Originals. She also has a shop on Etsy where she sells patters and quilts.

Much of Mary Anne’s work is inspired by her love of photography, where she prints wholecloth images from her photos which she uses to create free-motion quilts. Most of her images are collected while on vacation.

Many of her patterns also include “how to” YouTube links which are full of time-saving tips and advice for learners. In her spare time, Mary Anne also embroiders faces on dolls for The Giving Doll Project, or lends her longarm skills to her local Quilts of Valor® groups.

Description: The impact of color in a quilt cannot be overstated! Every time a color is changed, added or removed, the design of a quilt changes, too. This lecture will discuss the impact color selection has on the look and "vibe" of your quilt.

This visual journey will feature quilt images that demonstrate the impact color choice has on our work. We will explore how the same quilt in differing colors can entirely change the viewer's experience.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, there is are almost limitless design possibilities that color offers.

Fee: This lecture is free with day of admission price.

Credit: Image above is a pattern by FontanaOriginals.com.

Sunday, June 23

Curved Piecing Made Easy

Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM (3 hours)

Instructor: Mary Anne Fontana, Fontana Originals

Mary Anne Fontana is a self-taught sewer, quilter and textile artist who began sewing at the age of eight.  As an award-winning quilter, designer and author she manages FontanaOriginals.com to share her inspiration.

Mary Anne is an AccuQuilt® Expert & Educator as well as a pattern writer/quilt designer for AQS, QOV®, AccuQuilt® and Fontana Originals. She also has a shop on Etsy where she sells patters and quilts.

Much of Mary Anne’s work is inspired by her love of photography, where she prints wholecloth images from her photos which she uses to create free-motion quilts. Most of her images are collected while on vacation.

Many of her patterns also include “how to” YouTube links which are full of time-saving tips and advice for learners. In her spare time, Mary Anne also embroiders faces on dolls for The Giving Doll Project, or lends her longarm skills to her local Quilts of Valor® groups.

Description: Take the fear out of machine-piecing curves! This workshop will demonstrate how to tackle even the tightest curves and without pinning!  To speed up the process we will press all our seams in one direction; no time-consuming pressing seams open. If you have a need for speed, this is the fastest method you will find that will achieve great results every time!

In this workshop, you will learn how to piece various curved blocks, including:

  • Drunkard's Path
  • Flowering Snowball
  • Glorified Nine Patch
  • Apple Core

Sewing Kits: A fabric kit which includes pre-cut pieces for all blocks in this class is included as part of the registration fee.

Kits include:

  • Printed pattern with complete instructions to piece this design
  • Six different layout options using all the same color & quantity blocks
  • Pre-cut fabric for entire quilt top in solids

Registrants are required to bring the following:

  • Scissors
  • White cotton thread (50 weight)
  • Machine Needle (80/10)
  • Seam Ripper
  • Straight pins, if desired.

Fee: $50.00 (includes day of admission)

# of Registrants Allowed: 24

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 20, 2024

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Quilt Show Appraisals

The 2024 Schoolhouse Quilt Show & Competition is pleased to welcome Dawn Heefner, American Quilters Society Certified Quilt Appraiser, who will join us on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22 for appraisal appointments.

Heefner has been an AQS-Certified appraiser since 2003, practicing in the Pennsylvania-South Jersey-Delaware-Maryland area. Her work covers newly made quilts as well as antiques.

She is a member of PAAQT, the Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles, and adheres to Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

Dawn has participated in quilt documentations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, and has co-authored several of the resulting books.

She has been active in the American Quilt Study Group, and has studied textiles and quilts on both sides of the Atlantic.

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