Saturday, 22 September 2012

Association of Pacific West Quilters 2012

It was an impressive show, in a great location at the Convention Center in Tacoma, WA. The show includes quilts from the North Western side of North America, including the US and Canada.The first APWQ was 2011. 
In the past, the APWQ was known as the APNQ and the shows were in Seattle.

View from the convention center. The Courtyard hotel is across the street - reasonable price . A free tram runs several blocks in each direction for tourists, students and anyone who needs to go into the  town area.
Spacious and well lit displays.
Great merchant mall.
Cindy Rang, Fabric Patch quilt store, with the Innova Booth. I purchased my Innova 18" from Cindy and love it!  
Hundreds of fabulous quilts!
You can see the winning quilts here:

Canadian winners:  

Merit Award Hand Quilting
 - Tortoise Shell Kimono Erika Bottcher - Edmonton, AB

Traditional Small 
- First -  Kootenay Rose Dawn Fox Cooper - Proctor, BC 
 - Hon Mention Galla Martha Todd - Richmond, BC

Pictoral Large
 -HM -Pachyderm Displacement 
     Donna Bry-Zareski  - Gabriola Island, BC

Pictoral Small - 
- First -Slowly Succumbing to the Elements 
           Judy Leslie - Coquitlam, BC 
Second- On Oyster Pond  Helene Blanchet - Calgary, AB

Art Representational - 
- HM - Focus,Sharron Schoenfeld,Saskatoon, SK

Art Non Representational -
-HM - Bronze Lily Florence Vatkin -Grand Forks, BC

Innovative Traditional Large 
- HM -Tortoise Shell Kimono,Erika Bottchet,Edmonton, AB

Online Auction Bidding in Process

 September 18-28, 2012

There were some excellent Concurrent Shows:

bri*coI*age Trunk Show sponsored by SeaWatch Fabrics

The display was of fibre art tree trunks and were hung so that you could walk through it like a pathway.

Two Rivers is hung so that the river part of the quilts is continuous.

The La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum had a display of Historical Quilts.

Collective Visions: Art Quilts
Quilt artists from Klamath Falls Oregon area produced the quilt below (one quilt in a series).
Each person drew/choose a picture, enlarged it and divided it into sections. Each artist completed their section and the owner sewed the parts together. The owner could make changes/additions to unify the piece, It was then machine quilted and finished.

Artists: Joanne Baeth, Carole Bowen, Dona Ford, Susan Massini, Louise Page.

Each quilt is a masterpiece. From a distance, you cannot see where the 5 pieces are. Up close you can see the variation in style or materials
Jen's Nest
Clothworks Fabric Challenge
First prize ... sorry, can't read name of artist.

I was admiring Heidi Lund's piece  and she was looking at mine. We exchanged information on the quilts, business cards and took photos.
     Heidi's 'Spring Noveau' 
Vivian's 'Sheer Beauty'
So ... watch for the dates next year ... the last part of August.

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