If you are interested in quilting or just seeing some beautiful quilts, then we have the perfect occasion for you! The 2015 Quiltfest will be held in the Smokies from March 18-21! This festival is one that people from all over the United States enter into annually. Here you can learn from some of the best quilters in the business! You can pick up tips from both men and women who will be at this Pigeon Forge event. There will be over 60 quilting classes to choose from, so you’re bound to learn something new before this festival is over. This fascinating festival is produced by the City of Pigeon Forge and is hosted by the Piecemakers and Sevier Valley Quilters Guilds.
Wondering how to register? Anyone can register their quilt by entering it into the contest and paying the optional $10 fee to have their quilt critiqued by NQS-certified judges. This, along with the entry form, is all that you need to do have completed by the deadline. Apart from the optional fee for the NQS-certified judging, there is no fee to actually enter the contest. Here you’ll find the guidelines for entering the 2015 Quiltfest. Boasting several categories for quilters to compete in, there is something for everyone. Some of the competition categories include: large professional, medium pieced, and small mixed techniques.
Anyone can enter the contest and submissions began November 3, 2014. You can enter up to five different quilts, but make sure to read the guidelines because some exclusions do apply. Of course, as with any competition, there are prizes to be won! The 2015 Quiltfest will feature upwards of $20,000 in cash and prizes. Even if you don’t win, you’ll earn the reward of learning lots of new skills from the artists you meet or demonstrations and classes you attend.
Where to Stay
We have a wide variety of cabins available that will help complete your great Smoky Mountain vacation. We offer pet-friendly, luxury, and budget-friendly cabins in a wide selection of sizes. They all offer unique amenities, so you’re sure to find just what you need for a memorable vacation in Pigeon Forge.