White Arbor Quilting & Design

 

About Me

 

Hi, my name is Bethanne Nemesh and I would like to thank you for considering White Arbor Quilting as your longarm quilting service.  I live in the lovely Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania with my husband and two young children.  I love quilting and have been doing so since 1997.  First as a hobbyist and later as a professional, quilting allows me to continue the creative expression begun with formal art degrees on both a bachelor’s and master’s level in college.  I look forward to working with you, and I am always happy to answer any questions while collaborating on your quilting design.  My goal is to create something that meets both your vision and your budget for your project.

Award-Winning Show Quilts

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Awards

Inducted into National Quilting Association's Masterpiece Quilt Guild, 2015

Master Award for Machine Artistry, Houston International Quilt Festival, 2016

Best Standup Machine Quilting and First Place in Large Wall Quilts, Machine Quilters Exposition Midwest, 2016

Best of Show, AQS Quilt Week Des Moines, 2015, 2016

Best of Show, Machine Quilters Showcase, 2016

Best of Show, Medium Size, National Quilting Association Quilt Show, 2015

Best of Show, Machine Quilters Showcase, 2015

Best of Show, First Place in Reflection of Theme and Viewer's Choice, A Quilters Gathering, 2014

Best of Show, First Place in Quilting Excellence Machine and First Place in Overall Craftsmanship, A Quilters Gathering, 2013

Best of Show, Machine Quilters Exposition West, 2013

Best Longarm Machine Quilting, AQS Quilt Week Lancaster, 2017

Best Longarm Machine Quilting, AQS Quilt Week Daytona Beach, 2017

Best Machine Quilting, Shipshewana Quilt Festival, 2016

Outstanding Traditional Quilt, Road to California Quilt Show, 2016

Best Longarm Machine Quilting, AQS Quilt Week Chattanooga, 2015

Best Wall Quilt, AQS Quilt Week Grand Rapids, 2015

Best Wall Longarm Machine Workmanship, AQS Quilt Week Paducah, 2015

Best Wall Quilt, AQS Quilt Week Lancaster, 2015

Best Wall Quilt, Quiltfest Destination Savannah, 2015

Best Machine Quilting (Longarm) and First Place in Solo Artist, Machine Quilters Exposition Midwest, 2014

Best Machine Quilting (Longarm) and Second Place in Other Techniques, Minnesota Quilters Quilt Show, 2014

Best Pictorial Quilt, Traditional, Pacific International Quilt Festival, 2014

Viewer's Choice, Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, 2015

New England Quilt Museum, Curated Special Exhibit: "Silk!", April - July 2013

Excellence in Longarm Quilting, Road to California Quilt Show, 2017

First Place, Wall/Small Quilt, Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival, 2017

First Place, Wall Quilt Predominantly Pieced, Quilt Odyssey, 2016

First Place, Mixed Media-Small, Shipshewana Quilt Festival, 2016

First Place, AQS Quilt Week Paducah, Small Longarm Wall Quilt, 2016

First Place, AQS Quilt Week Lancaster, Longarm Machine Quilted Wall Quilt, 2016

First Place, AQS Quilt Week Daytona Beach, Longarm Machine Quilted Wall Quilt, 2016

First Place, Houston International Quilt Festival, Merit Quilting, 2015

First Place, Quilt Odyssey, Wall Quit - Other, 2015

First Place, National Quilting Association Quilt Show, Pictorial, 2015 

First Place, National Quilting Association Quilt Show, Medium Pieced Quilt, 2015 

First Place, Minnesota Quilter's Quilt Show, Other Techniques, 2015

First Place, Home Machine Quilting Show, Traditional Whole Cloth, 2015

First Place, Machine Quilters Exposition East, Large Wholecloth, 2015

First Place / Blue Ribbon, Vermont Quilt Festival, 2014

First Place, AQS Quilt Week Chattanooga, Traditional Wall Quilt, 2014

First Place, Home Machine Quilting Show, Wall Hanging, 2014

First Place, Machine Quilters Showcase, Art Quilt, 2014

First Place, AQS Quilt Week Phoenix, Wall Quilt, 2014

First Place, Road to California Quilt Show, Traditional Wall Quilt, 2014

First Place, Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Traditional, 2013

First Place, Lowell Quilt Festival (Images), Wall Pieced, 2013

First Place, Quilt Odyssey, Wall Quilts: Mixed and Other Techniques, 2014

First Place, Quilt Odyssey, Wall Quilts: Mainly Pieced, 2013

First Place / Blue Ribbon with a special award for "Best Use of Complementary Color", Vermont Quilt Festival, 2012

First Place, Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Traditional, 2012

First Place, Home Machine Quilting Show, Wall Hanging, 2012

First Place, Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, Mixed Technique, 2003

First Place, St. Andrews Quilt Show, Bed Quilt, Mixed Technique, 2003

Second Place, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Traditional Quilt, 2017

Second Place, AQS Quilt Week Phoenix, Wall Quilt, 2016

Second Place, Northwest Quilting Expo, Freehand Machine Quilting, 2015

Second Place, AQS Quilt Week Syracuse, Wall Quilt, 2015

Second Place, National Quilting Association Quilt Show, Other Quilt, 2015 

Second Place, Machine Quilters Showcase, Whole Cloth, 2015

Second Place, Road to California Quilt Show, Traditional Wall Pieced, 2015

Second Place, Machine Quilters Exposition Midwest, Small Wholecloth, 2014

Second Place, Machine Quilters Exposition East, Quilts Among Friends, 2014

Second Place, Georgia Quilt Show, Small Wall Quilt, 2013

Second Place, Quilt Odyssey, Wall Quilts: Pieced, 2012

Second Place, Machine Quilters Exposition East, Quilts Among Friends, 2012

Third Place, Art and Innovative, Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace, 2017

Third Place, AQS Quilt Week Grand Rapids, Longarm Wall Quilt, 2016

Third Place, Home Machine Quilting Show, Art-Innovative, 2016

Third Place, AQS Quilt Week Albuquerque, Longarm Wall Quilt, 2015

Third Place, AQS Quilt Week Lancaster, Longarm Wall Quilt, 2014

Third Place, Machine Quilters Exposition East, Solo Artist, 2012

Third Place, Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, Mixed Technique, 2002

Co-Directors' Award, A Quilter's Gathering, 2012

Honorable Mention, Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, Pieced Quilt, 2015

Honorable Mention, Road to California Quilt Show, Traditional Wall Other, 2015

Honorable Mention, AQS Quilt Week, Des Moines, Machine Quilted Wall 2014

Honorable Mention, AQS Quilt Week, Grand Rapids, Machine Quilted Wall 2014

Honorable Mention, AQS Quilt Week Paducah, Small Wall Quilts 1st Entry, 2014

Honorable Mention, Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, Pieced Wall Hanging, 2012

Judge's Choice, Pacific International Quilt Festival, 2014

Judge’s Choice, Home Machine Quilting Show, 2014

Judge’s Choice, Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, 2004

 

Exhibitions

A Quilters Gathering, Juried, 2013, 2014

AQS Quilt Week Albuquerque, Juried, 2015

AQS Quilt Week Chattanooga, Juried, 2014, 2015

AQS Quilt Week Daytona Beach, Juried, 2016, 2017

AQS Quilt Week Des Moines, Juried, 2014, 2015, 2016

AQS Quilt Week Grand Rapids, Juried, 2014, 2015, 2016

AQS Quilt Week Lancaster, Juried, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

AQS Quilt Week Paducah, Juried, 2014, 2015, 2016

AQS Quilt Week Phoenix, Juried, 2014, 2016

AQS Quilt Week Syracuse, Juried, 2015

Georgia Quilt Show, Juried, 2013

Home Machine Quilting Show, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016

Houston International Quilt Festival, Juried, 2014, 2015, 2016

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, Juried, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2015

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival, Juried, 2017

Lowell Quilt Festival (Images), Juried, 2013

Machine Quilters Exposition East, Juried, 2012, 2014, 2015

Machine Quilters Exposition Midwest, Juried, 2014, 2016

Machine Quilters Exposition West, Juried, 2011, 2013

Machine Quilters Showcase, Juried, 2014, 2015, 2016

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Juried, 2003, 2017

Minnesota Quilter's Quilt Show, Juried, 2014, 2015

National Quilting Association Quilt Show, 2002, 2003, 2015

Northwest Quilting Expo, Juried, 2015

Pacific International Quilt Festival, Juried, 2014

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Juried, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013

Quilter’s Heritage Celebration, Juried, 2002, 2003, 2004

Quiltfest Destination Savannah, Juried, 2015

Quilt Odyssey, Juried, 2003, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

Road to California Quilt Show, Juried, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Shipshewana Quilt Festival, Juried, 2016

St. Andrews Bay Quilt Show, 2003

Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace, 2017

Vermont Quilt Festival, 2012, 2014

 

Publications

American Quilter Magazine, July 2017: “Into the Westward Sun

American Quilter Magazine, May 2017: “The Paisley Peacock

Machine Quilting Unlimited, March/April 2017: "Pictographic Quilting" (cover)

Machine Quilting Unlimited, November/December 2016: "Freehand Feathers: From Fast to Fancy"

American Quilter Magazine, November 2016: “The Paisley Peacock

Machine Quilting Unlimited, September/October 2016: "Secondary Surprises"

American Quilter Magazine, May 2016: “October Sky”

American Quilter Magazine, March 2016: “October Sky”

American Quilt Society Wall Calendar, 2016: "October Sky"

Machine Quilting Unlimited Wall Calendar, 2016: "The Shell Collector"

International Quilt Festival Quilting Scene, 2015-2016: "The Paisley Peacock"

Machine Quilting Unlimited, November/December 2015: "Fall Freehand Fantasy"

American Quilter Magazine, November 2015: “October Sky”

Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, October/November 2015: "October Sky"

Quilting Quarterly, Fall 2015: "October Sky"

On Track! Magazine, Summer 2015: "October Sky" (cover)

Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, August/September 2015: "The Paisley Peacock"

Machine Quilting Unlimited, July/August 2015: "The Paisley Peacock"

American Quilter Magazine, July 2015: “October Sky”

American Quilter Magazine, May 2015: “The Shell Collector

Machine Quilting Unlimited, March/April 2015: "Reaching Back"

American Quilter Magazine, January 2015: “The Shell Collector

Machine Quilting Unlimited, September/October 2014: "The Shell Collector"

American Quilter Magazine, May 2014: “Gilding the Arbor”

Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, February/March 2014: "The Shell Collector"

Machine Quilting Unlimited, September/October 2013: "Gilding the Arbor"

New Hampshire To Do, April 2013: "Tree of Life"

American Quilter, Fall 2003, Vol. 19, No. 3: “Celtic Crossings: Sampler to Spectacular”

Art Quilt 2005 Weekly Calendar: “Poppies in the Field”

 

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