Mark Your Calendar - August 23 & 24, 2013
MIDDLEBURY, IN - Das Dutchman Essenhaus announces the Essenhaus Quilt and Fiber Show which celebrates quilting, knitting, spinning, weaving and those who create their crafts. The 2-day event will be held Friday, August 23rd from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday, August 24th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
The event will be held at the Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center on the main campus where the restaurant and Essenhaus Village Shops are located. The public is invited to attend and admission will be $3.00 per person.
Beautiful and unique quilts and fiber crafts will be on display and cash awards will be presented for "best of" in several categories. Individuals may choose to display quilts or fiber arts that they have crafted and they may do so at a cost of $5.00 per first item and $2.00 for each additional entry. Display forms are available at the Essenhaus corporate office weekdays until 4:00pm or also on-line at www.Essenhaus.com. Vendors offering fabrics, notions, supplies, natural fibers, patterns, books and more will be on-site throughout the event along with live quilting demonstrations and free educational seminars. For information regarding vendor opportuntieis or to reserve tables, please contact Hannah Walsh, Events Coordinator at 800-455-9471 (x476).
There will also be a special exhibit: The Huffman Challenge Lavender Quilt Collection. Established in 1988, the Hoffman Challenge has grown to be a premiere traveling quilt, clothing and doll colleciton. The Challenge started with 94 enthusiastic quilters and in some years, the number of entries has grown to more than 700. While the majority of the entries come from the United States, a wide variety of international entries are received. Each year, the top entries are grouped into traveling collections and visit quilt and fiber shows, seminars, quilt shops and quilt- and doll-makers guilds nationwide and in Canada. We are honored to have the Lavender Quilt Collection on site during the Quilt and Fiber Show. Included in this exhibit are 20 beautifully crafted award-winning quilts.
The Essenhaus Quilt and Fiber Show is pleased to host Dinner with Donna on Friday, August 23rd, at 6:30pm. Donna Kooistra, AQS certified and textile appraiser, will be sharing the captivating story of how quilts have evolved throughout the course of history during her program, "Quilts Old and New". Tickets, which include dinner and Donna's program, are available for $25.00 per person online at www.Essenhaus.com or via telephone at 800-455-9471.