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Quilt Show 2012

38th Annual Show
"A Festival of Quilts"

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

Link to Expo Center directions,
parking info, bus info

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012

10 am -- 6 pm every day

General Admission: $6.00

Free Guest Lecture
Wendy Mamattah
Out of Africa, Story of Adinkra
Saturday, March 31, 1:30 pm
In the lecture/demonstration room next to the front of the show hall

Wendy MamattahWendy Mamattah will discuss the Origin and History of the Adinkra symbols of West Africa which are widely used all over the world in fabric prints. Adinkra prints are one of the highly-valued hand-printed and hand-embroidered cloths found in Africa today.

Its origin is traced to the Asante people of Ghana, and the Gyaman people of Cote’de Ivoire. However, the production and use of Adinkra has come to be more associated with the Asante people of Ghana than any other group of people.

Around the 19th Century, the Asante people developed their unique art of Adinkra printing. Adinkra cloths were made and used exclusively by royalty and spiritual leaders. According to the Adinkra dictionary there are currently 62 symbols and more being added with time.

Under the African WatersWendy will discuss the 11 popular and prominent Adinkra symbols, used and embraced today all over the world, in the first half hour. In the second half hour she will talk about the popular traditional ethnic attire for women called the ‘Kaba’ in Ghana, and the men’s Kente wrap, she will also teach us about how different colors are only used for certain social events, such as birth, weddings, and funerals.

Raffle Quilt 2012
"Before I-84"

Based on the original painting by Rebecca Barker,
“Oregon Trail Quiltscape,” © 2000.

The 2012 Raffle Quilt is “Before I-84”. It is based on an original painting by Rebecca Barker – “Oregon Trail Quiltscape” © 2000. The Raffle Quilt coordinator for 2012 is Karen Esterholdt. The quilt's size is 46" X 61" . The top 1/3 is appliqué. The bottom 2/3 is pieced.

Raffle Quilt 2012
Photo by William Volckening

Raffle Quilt 2012
The Design Wall
Raffle Quilt 2012
Presenting the quilt at the general meeting

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Northwest Quilters' 2012 Guild Challenge

What do you imagine when you hear a Portal?
Is it a door, a gate, an entrance to a tunnel?
  1. Quilt must measure 30" x 30".
  2. Include a description of the meaning of your quilt.
  3. Registration Deadline is December 12, 2011.
  4. Please do not use a copyrighted design.
  5. Use your best creativity!
  6. Quilts will be voted on at the February and March, 2012 general meetings.
Contact Kathleen Swick or Cheri Jolivette at challenge@northwestquilters.org if you have questions about NWQ Guild Challenge 2012.

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Featured Quilter

Carol Brown

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Quilt Show Winners

Fourth Annual Spring Show Hop
March and April 2012

Attend all three participating quilt shows, receive a stamp at each show,
and enter to win one of three gift baskets.

  1. Pick up your Passport at the "Airing of the Quilts" at Milwaukie Center.
  2. One Passport per person.
  3. Passport must have a stamp from all three quilt shows to be eligible for prizes.
  4. To be eligible for the drawing held on April 7, please turn in your Passport at the Clark County Quilt Show by 4 pm.
  5. Need not be present to win, but each person must enter their own passport.

We will be excited to see you! Please enjoy our shows
and don't forget to visit our vendors.

Participating Shows

18th Annual "Airing of the Quilts" Quilt Show
March 23-24, 2012
Friday, March 23: 9 am -- 5 pm, Saturday, March 24: 9 am -- 4 pm
Milwaukie Center
5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Passport sponsored by Pioneer Quilts.

38th Annual Northwest Quilters, Inc. Quilt Show
"A Festival of Quilts"

March 29-31, 2012
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 am -- 6 pm
Portland, Expo Center -- Exhibit Hall "A"
2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland, OR
Passport sponsored by Montavilla Sewing Centers.

37th Annual Clark County Quilt Show
April 5-7. 2012

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 am -- 5 pm
Vancouver Church of Christ
9019 N.E. 86th Street
Vancouver, WA 98662
Passport sponsored by Art & Sew'l,   River Quilter,   Country Manor Fabrics,
Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop,   Just for Fun! Quilting,   The Quilter.

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NWQ Quilt Show 2012 Sponsor

The Northwest Quilters want to extend a special
thank you to the sponsor of our 2012 Quilt Show.

Montavilla Sewing Centers

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