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17th Broward Quilt Expo Gets Underway With Call For Quilt Entries. Textile Lovers Save April 15 – 16 For This Biennial Event

The 17th Biennial Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) will feature over 30 vendors, 200 quilts on exhibit, Workshops, Quilt Sales, and Demos.  The Quilt Entry is Open to enter your quilts  (DEADLINE is MARCH 6) and this year’s Judge is Beverly Fine. There is a special “Get it Quilted Raffle ” for Hurricane Ian Relief!  Activities include free and ticketed events: Awards Ceremony, Friday, April 14; Workshops, Quilt Show and Marketplace Saturday and Sunday, April 15 – 16.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Kudos to the 8 Quilt Guilds for combining their efforts to bring this to our area!

 

 

 

 

Charles F. Dodge City Center

601 City Center Way    Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

 

954.392.9480

Located near Sawgrass Expressway, Florida Turnpike, and I95

 

 

 

 

QUILT ENTRY

 

Enter your quilt to win cash prizes and ribbons.

Quilt Entry is currently open  –

 Closes on March 6 at midnight EST.

 

Entry is open to all members of the participating guilds

and non-guild members.

 

 

 

Click here for all details and entry

 

 

 

 

 

Admission   Ticket

 

View more than 200 quilts from around the South Florida area and many entries from out of state. Quilt displays include both Juried and Exhibit only quilts. Traditional, Modern and Art Quilts are on Display.

 

 

 

 

Tickets are $10 daily    Purchase a 2 Day ticket for $20

Group Rates are available (please email Chairman@browardquiltexpo.com)

All Sales are Final

 

 

 

 

 

Get it Quilted” Raffle

Each ticket has two chances to win. Drawing Feb. 15, 2023. Winners get their quilt tops quilted at the show. Any size up to Queen. You pick the overall pattern and the thread. 50% of proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Ian Relief. License CH34056.

 

 

 

 

 

Awards   Ceremony   

Friday- April 14

 

 

 7 – 9 pm

 Charles F Dodge City Center

$15.00  Includes one drink (wine, soda, water, tea, coffee)

Cash bar for additional beverages.

Enjoy a private 1 hour showing of the Quilt Show.

 

 

Register here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New in 2023  Expanded Demonstration Area

 

 

 

 

 

Vendors as of publication time:

 

Martelli’s; Tops – Brother Machine Demo; June Colburn;

Elevate MD; Boozecruiser Planners; Kate Mitchell;

Kianga Art; Once Upon a Quilt

 

We will offer 2 areas on the show floor, with longer demos time slots Vendors that offer demos see a significant increase in booth sales.

Book early and get your choice of time slots.
Larger Booth 10″ x 10″

 

 

Promotions of demos starting one month prior of event leading up to show days.

 

 

Shopping is always a large part of the BQE experience, and we know you will want to join us for what is shaping up to be a landmark show for us! Vendor booths filled up fast in 2021 and we are expecting more demand for 2023.

Secure your spot or get more information call or email us today: Linda Esposito Vendors@browardquiltexpo.com   954-648-1921

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER

 

 

The Broward Quilt Expo is 100% volunteer quilt show of 8 sister guilds in the South Florida region. With over 200 quilts on display, awards ceremony, vendor booth, basket walk, charity raffles and 2 demonstration areas.

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer for the show. It takes many hands to make it happen, Teenagers are welcome (with parents) to earn volunteer hours.

Volunteers needed for set-up, quilt collection, judging, admissions, white glove, basket walk and general help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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