Friday, October 21, 2016

Looking Back at a Summer Highlight

Northwest Quilting Expo | The Pacific Northwest's annual quilting and creative festival at the Expo Center, Portland Oregon

A fabulous quilting and fiber event at the Portland Expo Center in Portland, Oregon! They assemble an outstanding group of talented instructors, gorgeous quilts and exhibits, great vendors and more for the show.

I love to look at the special exhibits. 2016 featured Laurie Shifrin, Helen Remick, Joyce Becker, Colleen Wise, Leotie Richard, The Portland Modern Quilt Guild, The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild, WestSide Modern Quilt Club and a Men's Quilt Exhibit.

A fascinating addition this year was the Oregon Historical
Society's traveling exhibit, entitled Oregon Is Indian Country, provides text with historical and contemporary photographs about the nine Federally Recognized Tribes of Oregon. Themes include: The Land, Federal Indian Policies, and Traditions that Bind.

My favorite was the exhibit from the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center. Featuring vintage quilts ranging from the 1800's to the 1940's. It will be a wonderful display of the incredible skills our quilting ancestors developed.
The old quilts with their beautiful quilting!

I can't wait to see what they have next year!

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