Saturday, September 24, 2011

Some Expo Favorites

One of several gorgeous landscapes by Marjorie Post, Northwest Quilters
The Northwest Quilting Expo at the Portland Expo Center was a great success, and it appeared as though everyone really enjoyed it. I was there on Friday and Saturday to do lectures, and today I strolled through the quilt exhibit with my mother, who's still here visiting from Maine. There were some amazing quilts, and we loved it. Here are a few of the quilts that caught our eye.

Best In Show: "The Magical Mermaid's Castle" by Claudia Pfeil
"Darwin's Diamonds and Flowers" by Ronda Beyer
The hookah smoking caterpillar, a quilt I first saw in Sisters,
part of the Cover to Cover Book Club Quilters display.
"Key Lime Pie" by Jenny Bonynge of Emerald Valley Quilters
My wool quilt, c. 1810, was the oldest ever displayed at Expo.
"Emiline" by Pat Kuhns was a winner in the "small" category
I didn't get the info on this rooster, but he was a head-turner!
A big thank you to all the folks who made this year's Expo possible. Special thanks to Shellie O'Donnell, who invited me to be a part of the show, and her husband, Jim, who was on his feet all weekend helping in every possible way. Mom and I were very impressed with the whole show. We ran into several people who had heard me talk about Mom during my lectures, so that was fun, too! ;) I was definitely exhausted by the end of the day today, but had to share some pictures. Enjoy!


  1. Looks like a wonderful show! The rooster is great. Glad your mom had a good time!

  2. Love the pics! Emiline looks like a winner to me, too.

  3. How special to be able to share your interest in quilts with your Mum. Love the rooster quilt.