NW Quilting Expo 2019

Yesterday found me happily wandering around NW Quilting Expo, now in its 19th year, out at Delta Park in Portland. Hundreds of quilts were on display, including mine and several made by friends, fellow quilt guild members, and students.

Given my recent experience with needleturn appliqué, I found myself looking more closely at quilts featuring appliqué. There were some stunners, that’s for sure! Let’s look at a few of them:

Hosanna, made and quilted by Audra Rasnake of Meadowview VA

Detail of Audra Rasnake’s Hosanna:

 

Spring Explosion, made and quilted by Sharon Engel of Greeley CO

Detail of Sharon Engel’s Spring Explosion:

 

Baltimore Wreaths & Roses, made by Kathie Kerler of Portland OR, quilted by Cory Allender

 

Here’s a fun one made by Judy Liebo, one of the featured quilters:

Disney, Eat Your Heart Out, made and quilted by Judy Liebo

Judy reproduced Disney princesses (with permission), replacing the faces with photos of her granddaughters. Check out Tinkerbelle — that’s Judy’s face — in the upper right corner:

 

Here’s my quilt:

Give Me the Simple Life, made by Dawn White of Portland OR, quilted by Kazumi Peterson

 

Among the other quilts that caught my eye:

Cake Plate, made and quilted by Salena Korpi Beckwith of Columbia Falls MT

 

Zinnia, made and quilted by Heidi Thaut of Bend OR

 

Dancing Diadems, made and quilted by Emily Blackmer of Tacoma WA

 

Happy Chance, made by Dianne Denhem of Oregon City OR, quilted by Kazumi Peterson

 

Polar Vortex, made and quilted by Jean Ludeman of Welches OR

 

My Little Amsterdam, made by Sandy Arbuthnot of Lake Oswego OR, quilted by Nancy Stovall

 

Zebra Portrait, made by Jill Huntington of Portland OR, quilted by Nancy Stovall

 

Little Pieces of My Heart, made and quilted by Gail Weiss of Portland OR

 

La Fin du Monde, made and quilted by Cheryl Farris of Portland OR

 

Here’s another of featured quilter Judy Liebo’s whimsical challenge quilts . . .

Mr Piano Man Sings the Blues, made and quilted by Judy Liebo

. . . and here’s Judy herself with another one:

Sometimes It Is a Zebra, made in a small group project with three others and quilted by Judy Liebo

 

Linda Reinert, a fellow teacher at Montavilla Sewing Center in Lake Oswego, was another featured quilter. Here’s Linda with her husband’s favorite quilt:

Platform 9¾, made and quilted by Linda Reinert of Vancouver WA

This one was also made by Linda as part of a group challenge on the theme of architecture:

Made in Portland, made and quilted by Linda Reinert of Vancouver WA

 

Look at the beautiful embroidery in this detail of Marcia Sanderman’s award-winning quilt:

Here’s a look at the entire quilt:

Flowerville, made by Marcia Sanderman of Beaverton OR, quilted by Teresa Koster

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing a few of the quilts that caught my fancy at the show. If you are anywhere in the vicinity, I highly recommend that you visit NW Quilting Expo today or tomorrow. If that’s not in the cards, you can see videos and photos on NWQE’s Instagram page.  Sometime soon photos of all the winning quilts will be pictured on NWQE’s website.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

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7 Responses to NW Quilting Expo 2019

  1. Kristi Castanette says:

    What spectacular quilts! I was once a member of the same quilt guild as Judy (and you!) and was always stunned by her talent (and yours!). Thanks for the mini quilt show!

  2. Jeanne says:

    I’m sure your quilt is a big hit at the show!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. anna says:

    Almost like being there, Dawn. Stunning quilts. I remember all of your quilting mornings, when I was staying with you this summer. Beautiful work from all of the ladies. Question: Are there any male quilters/exhibitors?

  4. Diane says:

    The creativity of quilting is truly endless and so well represented by your selection of pics here. I certainly do not envy the job of the judges, but your quilt, of course, is my favorite!

  5. Tam Gardner says:

    I enjoyed seeing your highlights! I attended the show and didn’t give some of these enough focus. Good to see them again!

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