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Quilt Show 2011

37th Annual Show
"A Festival of Quilts"

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Past NWQ Quilt Shows

Quilt Show Winners

2011 Raffle Quilt

Guild Challenge

Oregon Quilt Project

Spring Show Hop

Baby Boutique

Artisans Collaborative Booth

Featured Quilter

Vendor List

Show Sponsors

Other Guilds

Portland Expo Center, Exhibit Hall A
2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland, Oregon

Link to Expo Center directions,
parking info, bus info
Trimet Bus


Thursday, March 10, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011

10 AM -- 6 PM Everyday

General Admission: $6.00
Children under 12: Free

Baby Boutique
Submissions must be postmarked by March 5, 2011

The Baby Boutique will offer Northwest Quilters a venue to display and sell their work at the 2011 NWQ Show in March. We believe there is a strong demand for quality, custom-made quilts and other unique quilted items for babies. The boutique is your chance to show off your talents while also providing a family with a wonderful keepsake for their baby!

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Only NWQ members may participate.
  2. We are looking for creative, high-quality, hand or machine quilted items for babies. Suggested items may include crib and toddler quilts, bags, bib sets, buntings, child-oriented wall hangings and unique fabric toys.
  3. We will not accept items made from cheater cloth, pre-printed panels, or pre-quilted fabrics, tied items, or knitted or crocheted items.
  4. There will be a non-refundable $5 fee for each item entered for sale, whether or not the item sells.
  5. Each item must be submitted with a registration form which includes a picture and the registration fee. The registration fee and form must be mailed to the Quilt Show Registrar. A copy of the form must also accompany the quilt when taking it to the depot.
  6. Members will price their own items.
  7. Submissions will be turned in to Carol Hull (NWQ's Baby Boutique Depot). Unsold items will also be picked up from her. Items can be picked up either at Carol's home or right after 6 PM the last day of the show at the EXPO.
  8. Checks for the quilts that are sold will be sent within 2 weeks of the end of the show.

Entries must be postmarked by March 5, 2011.

Thank you for your enthusiastic participation in Baby Boutique! We hope to see a booth full of lovely items which showcase our quilters' talent and we hope the Boutique will attract more visitors and recognition for Northwest Quilters!

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Raffle Quilt 2011
"Summer Garden"

The 2011 Raffle Quilt is "Summer Garden". It was designed by June Bradley and Carol Schaefer. The quilting design is by Helene Knott. The quilt is hand-quilted, hand-appliquéd by our guild members. The quilt measures approximately 112" by 112".

Raffle Quilt 2011
Photo by Homer Humelbaugh

Full-sized patterns of the 2011 Raffle Quilt are available to purchase for $27.00. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Janice Jones at janicequilts.jj@gmail.com

Raffle Quilt 2011
The Design Wall
Raffle Quilt 2011
Center medallion
Partially quilted

The border
Close-up of quilt border
Almost ready for binding

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Northwest Quilters' 2011 Guild Challenge
"It's a Tony"

Did he sing your heart away --

Did you swoon to his step --

Did it curl you into frizz --

Could he quilt like no other --

Or skate and win trophies --

  • HAVE A "T"
The Ultimate Guild Challenge Quilts
AQS in Knoxville 2011
(Width 30" Length 30")
S Q U A R E   S H A P E

NWQ members select the top "8"
Quilts from their guild challenge
to enter in
The Ultimate Guild Challenge.

  1. Quilt must be a single unit.
  2. Quilt must have some embellishment.
  3. Quilt must have a 3" rod pocket sewn 1/2" from the top edge for hanging.
  4. Quilt must have the letter "T" any size anywhere on it
  5. A label identifying the maker must be stitched to the back lower edge of each piece.
  6. Must have some quilting, hand or machine.
  7. A written story and picture of original idea must accompany your challenge. A paragraph, picture/drawing/magazine page, something that correlates the theme "It's a Tony" that is self-explanatory of your idea must accompany your challenge.
  8. 30" x 30" square edge to edge
  9. The quilts are due by the January 10th general meeting. Voting is January 10 and February 14 with results announced at the end of the February general meeting. You must be a paid guild member to participate.

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Artisans Collaborative Booth (ACB)
at Northwest Quilters 37th Annual Show

Are you a member who makes something you would like to sell? Or never had a place to sell it? Do you know someone maybe not a member who creates? Great place to introduce the new "Gotta Have" without the cost and work of your own booth. No limit on price range. Be bold and participate with us. Everyone has been telling you to sell it!!

Cost: Member $25.00 Non Member $50.00 (Pays for cost of space NWQ rents)

  • Details: Use ACB forms & submit a 2 copy ACB inventory list. 1 copy stays with you, 1 copy stays in the booth.
  • After ACB booth fee is paid you receive individual ACB product forms to fill out. You keep 1 copy, 1 copy stays with item and 1 copy goes in the register. Items must match inventory list. No exceptions.
  • Your own display stands are welcome in the booth. Tables and draping are provided. Remember your business cards, flyers and display signs or order forms with complete information for the consumer. Details! Details!
  • You price your items prior to delivery and everything needs to have a price with your Vendor number on each!
  • Delivery date to Expo Wed. March 9th or arrangements made with Colleen. See Colleen Kelly-Ginter
  • Advertising is everything. Packaging can make or break a sale. Pack your products the way that is attractive to you.
  • ACB works like a co-op. A 2 hour shift is required working in the booth. If this is not possible, finding a responsible business like minded individual works fine; with pre approval to Colleen.
  • Top shelf baby items of the highest quality go to the Baby Boutique; see Carol Hull.
  • Donating to the silent auction is still very much appreciated, thank you!
  • No porn or ill slant toward anybody, organization, race or creed.

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Oregon Quilt Project

The Oregon Quilt Project will be documenting quilts on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the quilt show. You must make an appointment in advance by contacting Bill Volckening. The documentation will take 35 minutes. You are allowed 2 quilts per person. The cost is $7.50 for NWQ guild members and $10 for non-members.

The Oregon Quilt Project (OQP) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to documenting, collecting, and preserving information about the quilts and quilt makers of Oregon, past and present. Starting in April 2010, the multi-year, statewide documentation survey will travel to all parts of Oregon, documenting quilts and their stories.

Documentation will be conducted using the methods provided by The Quilt Index, a national online database of quilt information. Each OQP record will include any known history of the quilt, a detailed description of the size, block design, style, fabrics, thread, batting, backing, quilting, etc., and pictures of the whole quilt and detail shots. Information and images will be archived as part of the OQP database and will eventually be included in The Quilt Index.

The OQP is co-chaired by Martha Spark of Roseburg, the new facilitator of the Columbia-Willamette Quilt Study Group and former Collections Manager at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Colorado; and Bill Volckening of Portland, a quilt collector of 19th and 20th Century American quilts and a NWQ member who recently gave a program about antique quilts for us.

OQP will document quilts made in Oregon, quilts brought to Oregon, and quilts of any age, condition or style - even unfinished tops - whether made as bed coverings or for display, but it will not include wearable art or other fiber arts.

For information about documenting your quilts or volunteering, please contact Bill Volckening.

Additional information is on the Oregon Quilt Project website: oregonquiltproject.blogspot.com

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Featured Quilter

Paula Chipman

Green Rose of Oregon
"Green Rose of Oregon"
Paula Chipman is the current Secretary of Northwest Quilters. She specializes in hand-quilting, appliqué and wearable art. Paula has won ribbons in appliqué and wearable art including First Place in Wearable Art for "Mola Mania" (not pictured) at the 2006 NWQ show . She has done much of the hand-quilting on many of the NWQ raffle quilts. She is a past president of the guild as well as a former co-chair of membership, and former vice-president. Paula's article,"Machine-Only Binding", was published in the November, 2009 issue of American Quilter. She also writes a column, "Great Stuff", for the guild newsletter. Paula's Fall Retreat 2004 Quilt
Paula's Fall Retreat 2004 Quilt

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Quilt Show Winners

Third Annual Spring Show Hop
March, April and May 2011

Attend all four participating quilt shows, receive a stamp at each show,
and enter to win one of four $50 quilting baskets.

  1. Pick up your Passport at the Northwest Quilters, Inc. Quilt Show.
  2. One Passport per person.
  3. Passport must have a stamp from all three quilt shows to be eligible for prizes.
  4. Turn in your Passport at the Metropolitan Patchwork Society show.
  5. Four Passports will be drawn at the end of the day, and each of them will receive one of four gift baskets.
We will be excited to see you! Please enjoy our shows
and don't forget to visit our vendors.

Participating Shows

March 10-12, 2011
Thurs--Sat: 10 am -- 6 pm
37th Annual Northwest Quilters, Inc. Quilt Show
"A Festival of Quilts"
Portland, Expo Center -- Exhibit Hall "A"
2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland, OR

March 18-19, 2011
Fri: 9 am -- 5 pm, Sat: 9 am -- 4 pm
17th Annual "Airing of the Quilts" Quilt Show
Milwaukie Center
5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222

April 7-9. 2011
Thurs 10-5, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-5
36th Annual Clark County Quilt Show
"It's a Beautiful Day"
Vancouver Church of Christ
9019 N.E. 86th Street
Vancouver, WA 98662

May 14, 2011
Saturday 10 am -- 5 pm
The Metropolitan Patchwork Society Quilt Show
"Many Hands..."
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 S.W. Capitol Hwy.

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Vendor List 2011

A Designing Woman
Placerville, CA
Original Appliqué Kits & Patterns
A PJ Project
Portland, OR
Embroidery Designs
Bay Area Comfort Footwear
Novato, CA
Sandals, Clogs and Shoes
Bear Paw Quilts
Lake Stevens, WA
Country Fabric & Patterns
Blue Petunia Gifts
Portola, CA
Needlework, Patterns, Gifts
Boersma's Sewing Center, Inc.
McMinnville, OR
Quilting Machines and more
Cheryl Ann's Design Wall
Keno, Oregon
Design Walls
Cheryl Peck
Salem, OR
Seascapes - Foundation-Pieced Shoreline Views
Eagles Nest Designs
DuPont, WA
Quilt Patterns, Kits
Elegant Expressions Quilting & Fiber Arts
West Linn, OR
Hand-dyed Fabric & Longarm Quilting
Emanations Jewelry & Fabric
Cottonwood, CA
Imported, Handcrafted Jewelry, Fabrics
Glitz and Glamour
Bremerton, WA
Iron-on Crystals & Motifs,
Embroidery Designs
Montavilla Sewing Centers
Portland, OR
Sewing, Quilting Machines
Pieceful Designs
Eugene, OR
Original Quilt/Sewing Patterns, Notions, Kits
Pioneer Quilts
Milwaukie, OR
Fabrics, Patterns, Notions
Quilt Design NW
Boring, OR
Patterns, Threads, Notions
Quilt Photography
Stayton, OR
Quilt Photography
Quilts By Nature
Molalla, OR
Fabrics, Patterns, Kits, Notions
Quilter's Rule
Waterford, WI
Ruleers, Mats, Templates, Longarm Tools
Rochelle's Fine Fabric
Port Orchard, WA
Conversation Fabrics
Sew Blessed
Fairview, OR
Fabric, Kits, Embroidery Design Collections
Sew Very Smooth
La Center, WA
Sewing & Quilting Tools
Shibori Dragon
Lakewood, WA
Asian, Batik Fabrics, Sashiko Supplies
Stan's Handcrafted Wood Products
Keizer, OR
Quilt Frames, Cabinets, Furniture, Gifts
That's My Sister
Vancouver, WA
Apron Patterns, Tea Cozies, Scissor Holders
The Quilted Trillium
Monroe, WA
Patterns, Batiks, Fabric Kits
The Sewing Room
Beaverton, OR
Bernina Dealer, Notions, Thread, Books, Software
The Sojourn Collection
Portland, OR
Thai, Burma Silk, Beads, Buttons, Yarn
Tropical Textiles
Astoria, OR
Tropical Fabrics, Kits, Patterns

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NWQ Quilt Show 2011 Sponsors

The Northwest Quilters want to extend a special
thank you to the sponsors of our 2011 Quilt Show.

Blue Heron Quilts
Boersma's Sewing Center
Montavilla Sewing Centers

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Background Graphic
Made by Marje
Revised 29 April 2011