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2006 Raffle Quilt

Guild Challenge Quilt

Quilt Show 2006

32nd Annual Show
"Stroll Through A Quilted Garden"

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New Location!

The 2006 Quilt Show will be held at
University Place
310 SW Lincoln Street
Parking & Directions

Friday, April 28, 2006
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Sunday, April 30, 2006
10 am -- 6 pm
10 am -- 5 pm
10 am -- 3 pm

Admission: $5.00
Seniors and children 6-12, $4.00

All the parking near the University Place is paid parking. The cost of parking at the University Place is:
Daily   $8
After 1:30 pm   $4
After 5 pm   $2
Overnight   $12
All day Saturday   $3
On Sunday, parking is free.
Here is a link to the University Place parking garage.
There is also a garage at the Parkside Building, which is across the street from University Place at 2020 SW 4th. Ave. There is another garage within walking distance at the Regence Blue Cross Building on SW 1st and Harrison.
The University Place is on the #17 bus route. The University Place is inside the Fareless Square. Here is a link to the TriMet Bus Maps & Schedules.

Link to Yahoo! Map

Saturday 11 am to 1 pm

Friday & Saturday
The bidding starts at 10:00 am and closes at 3:00 pm.

2006 Raffle Quilt Winner
Steve Bredahl of Gresham, Oregon

On seeing what he won, he said: "YES! YES!!" ( with much enthusiasm! )

"Imagine my excitement at hearing I won this wonderful quilt. I never win anything! What's even better is that I won it and my wife didn't. Thank you."
2006 Raffle Quilt Winner

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Quilt Show Winners

2006 Quilt Show Demonstrations

     FRIIDAY -- APRIL 28
    11 am Felting Wool & Using It in Your Quilted Projects
    12 noon   Reverse Applique by Machine & Binding Your Quilt
    1 pm Stitches & Embellishments of Crazy Patch
    2 pm Easy Miter
    3 pm Needle-Turn Hand Applique

    11 am No Demonstration -- Fashion Show
    12 noon   Grandmother's Flower Garden -- Make & Take Workshop
    1 pm Beyond Watercolor -- Using Colourwash Effect in Traditional Quilts
    2 pm Quilted Post Cards
    3 pm Foundation Piecing -- Crazy Patch

     SUNDAY -- APRIL 30
    11:30 am   Choosing Colors for Your Quilt
    12:30 pm   Hand Quilting

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Raffle Quilt 2006

Raffle Quilt 2006
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"A Rose Bouquet"

Bill Bachhuber, Photographer
Sharon Guthrie, Joy Nichols
& Paula Chipman,
Quilt Designers

The Raffle Quilt for our 32nd Annual Quilt Show has been named "A Rose Bouquet". The quilt measures approximately 94" X 102". It is hand-appliqued, machine-pieced and hand-quilted, and is valued at $1,000+.

Raffle Tickets went on sale September 22, 2005, at the Northwest Quilting Expo. 341 tickets were sold. Tickets are $1.00. The drawing is on June 12, 2006 at the General Meeting.

Sharon Guthrie and Joy Nichols introduced the quilt to members at our March 2004 General Meeting. This Raffle Quilt is an original NWQ design. The Quilt has a cream background with an applique of spring green scallops surrounding a multi-colored rose bouquet designed and sewn by Joy Nichols. The border is a collection of three paper-pieced rose blossoms and buds designed by Sharon Guthrie and sewn by NWQ members. Paula Chipman designed the quilt pattern for the cream background which is lavishly hand-quilted by our NWQ members. A limited number of kits for the paper-pieced rose blossoms and buds were assigned to members at the March 2004 meeting. Congratulations to Liz Heinz who was the first member to complete and return a rose block for the border!

Raffle Quilt 2006
Assembling the blocks
Raffle Quilt 2006
Ready for quilting

Guild Challenge for 2006
"Show Off Oregon"

The theme for the Guild Challenge for 2006 is "Show Off Oregon". There is a special fabric which must be included. This year the top 8 pieces chosen by our guild members will be entered in the Ultimate Guild Challenge at the AQS Quilt Exposition at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kits including the material and all rules will be available to members starting at the September 12th meeting. The entrance fee is $3. Extra challenge fabric (fat quarters) can be purchased for $2.

The winning pieces will also be considered for the Best Wall Quilt Award which would pay $3,000. Get your creative juices flowing for this wonderful opportunity.

Opening Day -- Sept. 12th General Meeting
Due Date -- March 13th General Meeting
Voting Night -- April 10th General Meeting

Some helpful resources for challenge ideas:
Oregon -- Things look different here.
Online Almanac for Oregon

Kits are available at the General Meetings.

Excerpts from the new Ouilting Challenge magazine, Premier Issue for 2006: "How Judging Works -- Here are commonly held standards that judges use:

General Appearance --
An overall positive visual statement; clean and 'ready to show'; edges which are not distorted.

Design and Composition --
All the individual design elements -- top, quilting, choice of fabric, colors, sashes, borders, embellishments, finishing are unified.

Workmanship --
Precise piecing, seams, applique, curves, shadowing, threads, even stitches, top and bottom, and even tension, particularly when done by machine."

Virginia O'Donnell - Jan Heiling, co-chairs.

Jo Barry
Featured Quilter

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