Friday, January 22, 2010

Color Combinations Electrify Georgia Quilt Show

/PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Quilt Show returns to Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia with aisles of color and more than $5,000 in awards. Opening October 14, Georgia Quilt Show 2010 brings together the "best of the best" in quiltmaking, with aisles of displays, retail exhibits and hundreds of hours of hands-on workshops.

"Seeking Color Harmony" is the competitive aspect of Explorations in Quilting, an initiative sponsored by GQS's sister event, Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. Quilters who have attended the Expo will take pleasure in the expanded quantity, variety and depth of "all things quilt" at Georgia Quilt Show 2010.

Designed to expand color boundaries, "Seeking Color Harmony" will accept entries through September 1, 2010. "The quilts we're drawn to attract us because of the use of they play off each other," explains Gini Baldi, longtime quilter, driving force behind Georgia Quilt Show and Marketing Manager at MS. Productions, Inc., the company behind Georgia Quilt Show and Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. Traditional or contemporary, folk or art quilt, color choice can make or break it. "Truly inspired use of color turns a quilt into a prize-winner," she continues. "As a quilter, having a color 'epiphany' changes everything!"

A juried competition, "Seeking Color Harmony" will become the feature display at Georgia Quilt Show 2010. Judges will award the $1,000 Prize for Best of Show in addition to First, Second and Third place in each of three categories. Winning quilts will become a focal point in the Display Galleries at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Fall 2010/Spring 2011 events.

Open the door to your own inner or outer color exploration, and see the quilting world expand around you. Rules and entry forms are available at

Georgia Quilt Show features classes and workshops with leading quilt educators and an evening Keynote event with Laura Wasilowski. Quiltmakers can shop with more than 100 vendors who surround the Quilt Display Gallery with beautiful quilts and all the supplies and inspiration needed to make them on your own.

An active partnership between Georgia Quilt Show and the non-profit Georgia Quilt Council continues, helping this organization and area guilds fund the Georgia Quilt Museum.

For more information, to receive a class brochure or to find out more about entering "Seeking Color Harmony", please visit, or call 1-800-699-6309. Registration and class information will be posted to the websites this summer.

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