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Quilt devotee?  Shopping enthusiast?  Enjoy gardens and lake views?  The11th annual Quilting Around Chautauqua 2014 will be held September 25 & 26 ( pre show class days and set up) The quilts and Vendors ready for Saturday and Sunday, Sept 27 & 28.  Click here to see the schedule for 2014.

One of the main attractions of the event is the number of quilts that are on display—over 900 beautiful quilts that are as diverse as the colors in your fabric stash. The quilts are housed in different locations around the grounds of Chautauqua Institution; their placement allows you to meander through this magnificent setting and enjoy each guild's art. The allure of this large quilt show has drawn more than 5,000 shopping quilters through the gates during the last nine years. The show hours of the event are Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday, September 28, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
 
During your leisurely stroll, you can also conveniently shop in many different locations hosting over 60 vendors where you can see the newest products and techniques for your quilting craft. In addition to retail vendors within the buildings, there will also be artisans and craft persons outdoors on Bestor Plaza, with food vendors offering a delightful complement to the festival atmosphere  

Speakers for Quilting around Chautauqua have been some of the top names in the quilting world. Previous speakers include the quilt diva herself, Eleanor Burns, Nancy Zieman of the PBS sewing program, Sewing with Nancy, Kaye England, nationally known for her quilting techniques, books, patterns, and fabric lines, Betty Cotton, Karen Montgomery, Mary Mulari, and Rita Faro.  
 
Chautauqua Institution is a cultural arts community located on beautiful Chautauqua Lake in Chautauqua, New York, about 80 miles west of Buffalo, 30 miles east of Erie, and about 150 miles from both Pittsburgh and Cleveland. The main lodging is in the 150-year-old historic Athenaeum Hotel which is the largest wooden hotel still in full operation east of the Mississippi River. Ten United States presidents have stayed in the Athenaeum. Meals are served in its lavish dining room. The setting is picturesque and serene and is the perfect place for a walking tour. To learn more about Chautauqua Institution, visit www.ciweb.org.    

The Quilting around Chautauqua event is always looking for quilt guilds to display their quilts. If you are affiliated with your local guild, please pass on this information and have them contact Judy Fenton, Coordinator for Quilting around Chautauqua, at 814-866-8227 or quiltingaroundchautauqua@gmail.com .  

Quilting around Chautauqua 2014 will celebrate its eleventh year.  Each fall, as the reputation for unique quilts on display has spread, it has grown in both participants and vendor offerings. You should plan to be a part of this great fall weekend and enjoying the beautiful Chautauqua foliage.