Saturday, March 24, 2012

18th Annual "Airing of the Quilts" at Milwaukie Center

Liquid Fire by Marjorie Post
Yesterday I went to see the 18th Annual "Airing of the Quilts" at Milwaukie Center. It had been a while since I'd attended this show, and I was very impressed by how much it had grown. The event had literally spread throughout the whole building and now includes vendors and demonstrations. Some wonderful quilts on display, too.

"We Are Family" by Marjorie Post
One of my favorite local artists is Marjorie Post, who happens to be a member of the Northwest Quilters, the guild I also belong to. I was happy to see several of Marjorie's quilts, as well as a display with quilts made by her students. A pair of quilts by Elizabeth Bamberger caught my eye, but they were all beautiful.

Quilts made by Marjorie Post and her students.
"The Sleeping Hills" by Elizabeth Bamberger
"The Light Before The Storm" by Elizabeth Bamberger
"Landscape" by Susan Albright
There was a wide variety of quilts, which were beautifully displayed throughout the building. Here are just a few of the ones that caught my eye.

"Art Wheel Constellation" by Annette Webb
"9 Patch From a 6" Square" by Susan Burdell
"Stepping Stones" by Bonnie Webb
"Beyond the Block Mystery Quilt" by Kimberly Connelly
"Autumn Seminole" by Catherine Green & friends
Great show, and it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces. The Northwest Quilters were there selling raffle quilt tickets, and there was a small crowd gathered around, all wanting a chance at the gorgeous "Before I-84" 2012 raffle quilt. Worth the trip, and it's the first of three shows included in the Spring Show Hop. Get a passport and get stamped at all three shows to enter a drawing. Next show is next weekend - the Northwest Quilters Show at the Portland Expo Center.

The Milwaukie Center show is open for one more day, today from 9-4. For more information and directions, click here.

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