Sunday, August 25, 2013

Pacific West Quilt Show - Skagit quilters well-represented!

The Pacific West Quilt Show, the premier event for the Association of Pacific West Quilters, was a great place to spot the work of Skagit County quilters!  Held August 23-24-25 at the Tacoma Convention Center, the center was full of quilts for the annual show, special exhibits, classes, guild information, quilt appraisals, and vendors! 

Quilters in 18 western U.S. states and Canadian provinces vied for prizes in this juried show.

Here are the local works spotted on the exhibit floor: 

Nancy Anders, La Conner - Merit Award for Best use of Embellishment for “Crazy My Way”.

Jo Ann Blade, Mount Vernon with Kim Diamond, Columbia MO for “Serenghetti”, Second Place, in the Pictorial Large category.

Louise Harris, Sedro-Woolley was featured in a special exhibit of previous show winners for her quilt “Choices, Seeing My Way Through”.

Additional local quilters whose pieces were juried into the show included:

Leanne Stewart, Mount Vernon – “Turn of the Century” and “It Just Makes me Smile”.

Cheryl Barron, Stanwood – “My Fantasy Garden”

Janet Foster, La Conner – “Line Dancing”

Shawnie Kaminski, Mount Vernon with Sharon Szekely, Camano Island, for “River of Gold”.

Barbara Eades, Mount Vernon, exhibited a garment in the Style Show on Saturday, August 24th.

Jo Ann Blade presented a class on her Perfect Placement technique for raw edge applique.

The La Conner Quilt Museum provided a special exhibit of antique quilts from the Museum’s permanent collection.

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