Friday, March 30, 2012

2012 NW Quilters Show

Pineapple Log Cabin, 2011-2012, by Bob Eldred
The Northwest Quilters Show is on display at the Portland Expo Center this weekend, and it's open for one more day, Saturday March 31 from 10am to 6pm. There are many wonderful works of art, and I'm so impressed! Here are just a few that caught my eye.

Lady Liberty, 2009, by Carol Brown, featured quilter
Featured quilter Carol Brown was greeting visitors at the first display, which was full of wonderful quilts. It was fun visiting with her and hearing the stories about the quilts. I also spent time at Wendy Mamattah's booth. She has some wonderful quilt patterns, pincushions, and original quilts for sale.

Wallowing Dreams, an original design by Wendy Mamattah
Gears 'n' Springs 'n' Things, 2011, by Tony Haas
Stained Glass by Barbara Gundle
Feed Sack Log Cabin, 2011, by Bill Crane 
Jewels, 2012, by Janice Jones
Magic Squares 3, 2008, by Helene Knott
Pathway to Imagination, 2012, by Joan Beck 
He Calms My Raging Sea, 2011-2012, by Maryellen Householder 
145 Cranes, 2011, by Kathleen Swick
Stir Crazy With an Asian Twist, 2011, Nancy Tubbs 
Tree of Life 1, 2012, by Paula Chipman
Purple Leaves Jacket, 2011, by Rita Young Kilstrom
After hanging around chatting with friends for a while, I realized the show would soon close for the day, so I scrambled around taking pictures. Will have to go back and spend more time looking at the quilts tomorrow. For more information about the show, click here.


  1. The featured quilter was Carol Brown!

  2. wow - great show. Thanks for sharing the quilts and for giving name credits!

  3. The Lady Liberty quilt was made by Carol Brown and quilted by Carol Parks. I'd gotten the two mixed up, but have corrected it. Thank you, Cathie.

  4. I wasn't able to make it this year. Thanks for the highlights Bill!!

  5. Great quilts...the Tree of Life is amazing!

  6. I agree re: the Tree of Life. Was talking to Paula, and she only participates in this one show each year. If she ever wanted to enter other shows, I think she'd do well, but she's perfectly happy just doing this show once a year.