It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the 2020 Lancaster Quilt Show at The DoubleTree Willow Valley Resort will be completely canceled this year. When we rescheduled it from March to August we were hopeful. As summer approaches it is becoming more evident that we will not be able to hold large gatherings anytime soon. While we are saddened for our attendees and our vendors, we know this is the right decision to keep everyone safe and healthy. In recent weeks we have been in constant contact with the venue, state and local officials and our vendors. In order to hold large gatherings in Pennsylvania we have to be beyond the "green phase". Lancaster County may not even move to yellow until the end of this month. After looking at the information we do not feel that Lancaster will be out of the green phase by August.
We know this announcement will come as a disappointment to many. We were looking forward to our 30th anniversary and our first year offering classes. For 30 years our show has been offered as a community show, free to the public. We organize this show as a labor of love to the quilting community and will miss all of you.
If you had transferred your class registration to August please give us the weekend to organize our paperwork. We will be in contact with you next week regarding refunds. Our show is just organized and run by the two of us and cancelling a years worth of work is a daunting task. Over the past few months your words of positive encouragement have meant the world to us.
Most importantly, please know that as much as our shoppers are disappointed to hear of another quilt show cancellation, for our vendors this means another hit to their already suffering businesses. All of our vendors are small, family run businesses, and make significant portions of their income from quilt shows. Our vendors are like an extended family to us and we're going to work hard to help them get through this. In the coming weeks we plan on featuring our vendors on our social media and offer another online vendor mall with special discounts. Please support small business if you can. Order those quilting supplies! We will all get through this and see you in 2021!
-Cindy & Aasta
2019 Quilt Show