North Carolina Quilt Symposium
Bonclarken Conference Center, Flat Rock, North Carolina
May 28-31, 2015
Sponsored by NCQS, Hosted by Western North Carolina Quilters Guild
The North Carolina Quilt Symposium is an annual, nationally-recognized, four day quilt conference,
featuring classes and lectures presented by outstanding faculty, a quilt show and vendors’ mall.
Visitors to the quilt show and vendors' mall are welcome. Admission is $5.00.
***Check out the Symposium Schedule for classes that are still open.***
On behalf of the North Carolina Quilt Symposium, Inc., and the Western North Carolina Quilters Guild, we welcome you to Flat Rock, North Carolina, and Quilt Symposium 2015. It is with great pleasure that we present this year’s teachers and their classes. We hope you will agree that we have an impressive faculty offering a wide variety of topics and techniques.
As co-chairs for this Symposium, we would like to thank Holly Moore and her staff at Bonclarken for all their assistance on-site. Bonclarken is a conference center operated by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Please respect the non-smoking and alcohol-free policies of the conference center.
We would also like to thank all of the WNCQG members who gave their time and energy to ensure this symposium to be an unforgettable quilting experience for all participants. We would like to especially thank our committee chairs listed below who have worked tirelessly over the past two years.
Please direct any questions you may have to either of us. NCQS board members will also be on site and identified by their name badge to assist participants throughout the event. We look forward to seeing you in Flat Rock on May 28th.
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Please note registration information and all deadlines. Your completed symposium registration forms and your check or money order must be mailed to NCQS 2015, 1468 Mt. Olivet Rd, Zirconia, NC 28790. Registration forms for the symposium must not be mailed before January 20, 2015.
Quilt show entry forms must be received by April 20, 2015. Quilts entered in the show should not be mailed before May 1 and must be received by May 20, 2015. Mail and hand delivery information is included on the forms.
The MS Word forms can be completed on your computer. The PDF forms can be printed, then completed by hand.
Symposium Booklet - contains information and forms - PDF, 14 pages
Registration Information - includes PDF & MS Word forms (also in the booklet, pages 8-10)
Teacher and Class Listing - list of teachers with the class descriptions
Symposium Schedule - chart
Quilt Show Rules and Forms - PDF / MS Word
Bonclarken Conference Center Directions and Site Map
How-to download forms: Right click and choose "Save target as..." in Internet Explorer or "Save link as..." in Firefox to download the file. Wording will be similar in other browsers. These files may download slowly.
What to Bring to Symposium - a list to help you think of everything you'll need or want.
Each name is a link to
This is the Symposium raffle quilt designed by Joanne Shafer as an adaptation of the Delectable Mountains block, using the computer program, EQ7. The fabrics were purchased at Beginnings Quilt Shop in Hendersonville, NC, and a shop in Burnsville, NC, which is no longer in business. Joanne Shafer pieced the outer field of mountains. The center pictorial of our Blue Ridge Mountains was created by Georgia Bonesteel, using her Grid Grip paper and her landscape strip piecing technique. The machine quilting was done by Peggy McCaffrey and Pat Leitch, owners of Hummingbird Quilting. The pillow topper piece was created by Georgia Bonesteel and is part of the ensemble. The quilt was entered in the Western North Carolina Quilt Show in June 2014 and earned a Blue Ribbon.
The winner will be drawn on May 31, 2015, at the conclusion of Symposium.
Tickets are available for $1 each or 6 for $5 from guild members and will be available at the quilt show.
|Wendy Butler Berns|
|Susan Brubaker Knapp|
|Mary Ellen Kranz|
|Teachers||Sarah Bookspan, Patty Votruba|
|Registration||Joanne Shafer, Elizabeth Leff, Renee Zivich|
|Publicity||Sheila Solen, Dawn Kucera, Barbara Bryan|
|Site Coordinator||Jane Kennedy|
|Raffle Quilt||Joanne Shafer, Georgia Bonesteel|
|Logo/Merchandise||Mary Anne Patrie|
|Name Tags||Elizabeth Leff|
|Tote/Door Prizes||Ann Klimstra, Francia Tartar|
|Cradle Challenge||Ellen Anderson, Dot Highter, Barbara Ruff|
|Quilt Show||Kathleen Lambert, Sharon Smith, Natalie Rockley|
|Show Judging||Bridget O’Malley, Kay Francis|
|Guild Booth||Carol Couse, Carol Preston|
|During Symposium 2015, committee members will be wearing special name tags. Please direct your questions to any of them. NCQS board members will also be onsite and are identified by their name badge.|
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Updated April 18, 2015