MassMutual Center to host World Quilt Show in Springfield

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The World Quilt Show New England is off to a promising start at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield.

It’s a three-day event. Quilt enthusiasts lined up early to be among the first to admire this first time Springfield display, celebrating the art of quilting from all around the globe.

The visitors filling the exhibit hall seemed captivated by the quality of these quilts’ in competition for international honors. Two quilt enthusiasts told 22News that they were blown away by the quality and talent behind each quilt.

Dale Olekcak told 22News, “I love quilting, I love people’s artistry, their emotions, they’re so talented.”

Janet McDonald praised the quality of the fabric used at the show.

“It’s always the fabric, it’s the old fabric, this is Japanese fabric, this is my new passion,” said McDonald.

The quilts will remain on display at the MassMutual Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday.

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