2018 Quilt Fest

Lynda LaugavitzEvents, Quilting, Row 1

Quilt Fest 2018

If it’s Fall, it’s Time for Quilt Fest!

Q: What will I find at Ben Franklin Crafts’ Annual Quilt?

A: Free demos presented by talented quilters, beautiful quilt displays, special sales and TONS of inspiration from the quilts that fill our aisles and walls.

  • This year’s featured quilter is Carol Pilgrim. Her antique and vintage quilts are stunning…even dating back to the 1800’s!
  • The Quilt Show in our aisles showcases the beautiful craftsmanship of our very own customers. Don’t forget to vote for the Viewer’s Choice Award!
  • This two day Festival of Quilts is one you don’t want to miss!
  • Enter to win a wonderful door prize of Quilting & Sewing supplies – more than $60 in value!
  • We have an awesome line up of free demonstrations you can attend in our classroom on Saturday 10/6 and Sunday 10/7:

Saturday Demonstrations

10 – 10:45

“Zip it!  Groove Pouches” 

Join Iris as she shows how easy it is to sew these fun projects!  Pattern available for purchase.  Special bonus: free add-on pattern for those attending. Presented by: Iris Sarcar, Quilter, Quilt Designer, Author, Teacher.

11:30 – 12:15


Mary will be sharing new products and tools available in our Quilt Shop.  Lots of new techniques.  Don’t miss it! Presented by: Mary Siekmann, Teacher, Quilter, Wool Enthusiast.

1:15 – 2:00


Learn how to make pillows for holiday or everyday using basic sewing skill with different embellishments. Presented by: Susan Schlobohm, Professional Pillow Workroom, Quilter.

2:45 – 3:30

“Thread Sketching & Bead Embellishing”

See how easy it is to thread Sketch your quilting projects and add embellishments! Presented by: Laura Krasinski, Award Winning Quilter, Lecturer, Quilt Designer, Quilt Enthusiast.

Sunday Demonstrations

11:30 – 12:15pm

“One Block Wonder”

One Fabric, One Shape, One-of-a-Kind Quilts! Presented by: Mary Thuilliez, Quilter, Quilt Designer, Quilt Collector.

1:15 – 2:00pm

“Modular Memory Quilts”

Learn a new, fluid way to create a memory quilt using a method that can be modified with ease. Presented by: Chris Lynn Kirsch, Teacher, Award Winning Quilter, Lecturer, Quilt Collector, Author, Quilt Judge, Quilt Designer.

2:45 – 3:30pm

“Serendipity Star Quilt”

Use only six fat quarters to create the         6-point star quilt.  Anne copyrighted this method and was published by AQ Magazine! She will share several tops showing many different versions. Presented by: Anne Widmann, Quilt Designer, Quilter.