Pacific West Quilt Show in Tacoma

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Laura Posted: Sun, Aug 28 2011 10:13 PM

Had the chance to spend Fri at the APWQ show in Tacoma! What a blast! There were around 200 juried quilts plus another display of challenge quilts, and wearable quilts and art quilts and shopping, and classes, and lectures and it was WONDERFUL! Took a lecture with Susan Purney Mark from Victoria who does her own dying, it was amazing. I really would like to take a class with her. And Bob Purcell from Superior Threads was fantastic. I was amazed at the number of art quilts, very few traditional, and those were mostly applique. One gorgeous wedding ring quilt.  The vendors were mostly selling batiks, I have never seem so many different batiks and hand dyes and hand marbled fabric, and silks and I really restrained myself and only spent $125 on fabric, but I could have gone crazy! Also went to the Glass Museum which I had been to before buy my friend had never seen it. And we finished off the weekend with an afternoon shopping at the Seattle Outlets. The 2 winners quilts were incredible, totally incredible! It was just one of the best weekends ever.

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Pat replied on Mon, Aug 29 2011 4:33 PM

Laura, I'm so jealous...I've been wanting to go to that show for ages! It sounds like it was an absolutely wonderful time!

I'm impressed though - only $125....I KNOW I wouldn't have been able to do that :)

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