HAMPTON — The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival returns to Hampton Roads Feb. 23-26 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
Billed as the largest quilting extravaganza on the Eastern Seaboard, the festival will provide quilting fanatics and avid needle crafters with a display of over 500 quilts, wearables, and textile works of art in competitions and special exhibits.
From award-winning quilters to those who would like to sew their first stitch, festival-goers can attend workshops and lectures that will introduce them to the latest innovations in the quilting world.
Workshops include knitting, embellishments, 3D folded fabric, traditional and modern quilting, mosaics and more. There is also a fashion show and a meet and greet event.
A merchants mall will present fabrics, notions, machines, wearable art, and everything for the quilter, textile artist and needlecraft enthusiast.
This year’s quilt competition themes are “Heart & Soul” and “Mid-Century Mod”. There will also be a wearable art competition, where attendees can find unique full ensembles, vests, jackets and coat entries on display.
To register for workshops, lectures and activities, or for additional information, visit quiltfest.com.
General admission tickets are required. The Hampton Roads Convention Center is located at 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton.