The group, formerly known as the Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters, includes the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington,and Wyoming in the US, and British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories in Canada. The juried show is held every other year, and is always spectacular.
This year was no exception. Amazingly spectacular quilts, including several from our guild, Clark County Quilters in Vancouver WA. I took lots of pictures, but I'm going to include only a few. I was so enthralled that I forgot to take pictures of the labels, and I really don't like to post pictures without giving the maker credit.
|The reflections are created with scraps cut with pinking shears!|
|Made by Helene Knott, Portland OR|
I've already set myself a new goal - to have a quilt juried into the 2015 show. Wish me luck!
Of course, I did some damage in the merchant mall. I bought more batiks to add to my growing collection, and I bought another pattern. It is one I've loved ever since I first saw it. Every fall I tell myself that this is the year I'll actually start a fall quilt. This year I'm going to do it. Come September all that calls to me are yellows, oranges, reds, greens, golds, and browns. So what did I choose?
|Baltimore Autumn by Pearl P. Pereira|
An added aside: When I showed my purchases to my friends I learned why the quilt looked so familiar to me. One of them already had the pattern, and two more of them are getting it as a block of the month. Makes me smile - so often our group has similar tastes! No one has started making it yet, however. I plan to be the first to start.