Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Northwest Quilting Expo 2012

Went to the NW Quilting Expo in Portland OR on Saturday with a car full of friends, that's the way to see a quilt show! It's almost a three hour drive, we chatted and laughed the whole way down and back.
Miller Quilt's

Rochell’s Fine Fabric and Quilting
The merchant mall was any quilters dream with 80 vendors. Including Margret Miller's Miller Quilts and Rochell's Fine Fabric and Quilting. And by the way Margaret was the featured artist with a lovely exhibition and great workshops.

And oh the quilts! The Twelve by Twelve Art Quilts were there. Twelve quilt artists challenged to make a quilt a month for four years.
Margaret's Exhibit
Plus quilt from Umpqha Valley Quilter's Guild, Evergreen Piecemakers Quilt Guild (I belong here), Studio Art Quilt Associates, Portland Modern Quilt Guild, Columbia Fiber Arts Guild, Metropolitan Patchwork Society, A family of Quilts, Cover to Cover Book Club and the Hoffman Challenge! Wow what a line up! 

And last but not least"Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" sponsored by the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
"Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" is a traveling quilt exhibit about Alzheimer's. Long, narrow "Name Quilts" are made from 55 purple patches, each marked with the name of a person who has/had Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. I quilted number 25 and have never seen this powerful exhibit in person.

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