Friday, May 2, 2014

Northwest Quilters Show

detail, "Rose of Sharon" 2009 by featured quilter Barb Schulenberg
The Northwest Quilters 40th annual show is now on display at the Portland Metropolitan Expo Center, through tomorrow, Saturday May 3rd. I was able to get over today, and enjoyed another great show, with nearly 200 quilts and wall-to-wall vendors, plus hand quilting demo, bed turnings from Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, silent auction, Quilts of Valor, Comforting Quilts, and the full range of activities.

I did not have a quilt in the show this year, but hopefully next year. As soon as I got in the door, there were friends everywhere. Show director Jackie Nance wanted me to come take a picture of the youngest quilt show attendee, a little baby who woke up from her nap just in time to have her picture taken. I guess you're never too young to go to your first quilt show. As usual, there were many beautiful quilts. Here are just a few of the great things I saw.

Hawaiian Paradise, 2014 bu Helen Hayes, quilted by Debbie Scroggy
Mood Indigo II, 2013 by Kathleen Swick
Mystic Nites, 2013-2014 by Nedra Lihs
Lattice Bones, 2014 by Diana Loop, quilted by Jolene Knight 
Joel's Quilt, 2013-2014 by Ann Davies-Hudson 
Pearl District Remodel, 2014 by Jackie Nance, quilted by Rebecca Tellez 
Samurai Memories, 2014 by Jeanette Gent
Quilts of Valor display
Flock of Five, 2013, by Mona Woo, quilted by Loretta Orsborn
"People Eaters" 1985 by James Niles 
Kimono Sampler, 1991 by Yuki Sugiyama
Tree of Life III, 2014 by Paula Chipman
Rail Fence Elegance, 2014 by Nancy Tubbs
Estralita, 2014, by Anton Haas, Jr.  
Brighter Days, 2014 by Debbie Scroggy
Starry Night, 2013 by Rosemary Hamerton-Kelly, quilted by Nancy Stovall
Dear Jane, Mary's Way, 2003-2010 by Mary Derthick, quilted by Robin Hill
Gray Boxes, 2014 by Barbara Sanders 
All Creatures Great and Small, 2011 by Barbara Schulenberg
All Creatures Great and Small (detail)
All Creatures Great and Small (detail)
All Creatures Great and Small (detail)
Rose of Sharon, 2009 by featured quilter Barb Schulenberg 

The show will continue through tomorrow, Saturday May 3rd at the Expo Center. For more information, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Very impressive stuff! I love local tradeshows showing off local talent!