10/15/2015 - 10/18/2015
Santa Clara, CA

Pacific International Quilt Festival XXIV




ALLYSON ALLEN - California    
Quilted Pages Trunk Show,

   Thursday, October 15, 4:30 pm

Story quilts, modern quilts, art quilts, oh my! Sit back and enjoy dozens of vibrant and original quilts, woven together with imaginative and inspiring trivia, history, folklore and a few unexpected embellishments. Not your Granny’s quilts! These quilts strike a surprisingly deliberate balance between traditional and contemporary quilting. Join master quilt and doll artist, author, instructor and storyteller, Allyson Allen, for this fun, thoughtful and engaging look at her “information art” that inspired her book of special exhibit quilts.

LEC #101 ... $22.00


RaNAE MERRILL - New York     
A Spiralling Journey
, Lecture

   Thursday, October 15, 6:00 pm

Spirals are all around us - how do they find their way into my quilts and yours? A trunk show of RaNae’s spiral quilts and the building blocks that built them.

LEC #102 ... $22.00


KAREN ECKMEIER - Connecticut

Oops! My Edges are Showing, Lecture

   Friday, October 16, 4:30 pm

Is it straight-stitch appliqué or raw-edge collage? No matter what you call it, the edges of the fabric are bound to fray, but that’s okay! From early hand appliqué pieces, up to her current straight-stitch appliqué series, Karen’s presentation will definitely give you some ideas on where to find inspiration and how to deal with those scary edges encountered along the way.

LEC #103 ... $22.00



Marvel at Manipulation – It’s All Tucked Up!, Lecture

   Friday, October 16, 6:00 pm

Look, listen and laugh at the hilarious antics of this wacky Brit as she takes you through the latest high jinks and hopefully happy happenings of the world’s only Twiddler and Fiddler. No slides – it is all Show and Tell and probably some Strip thrown in, too! Gather round for a dose of girly giggles (men also welcome!) – after all laughter is the best medicine!

LEC #104 ... $22.00



Traditional to Modern - All in the Family (of Quilting), Lecture

   Saturday, October 17, 2:00 pm

In this informative lecture, Ashley talks about the changing trends in quilting beginning with her mother’s first quilts in the late 1970’s to current projects that are influenced by the traditions of the past and the current climate of modernism. Ashley will discuss how her mother’s and aunt Pat’s generation and her own are different, yet all in the same family. Power point and actual quilts will be part of the presentation.

LEC #105 ... $22.00



The Quilted Landscape, Lecture

   Saturday, October 17, 4:30 pm

Have you thought about making a quilt to capture your memories of a special place? Perhaps a wonderful holiday destination, a view from your lounge room window or a memory of a special place from childhood. No matter what the inspiration, creating a landscape quilt is an achievable project. The process combines making decisions about design and color choices as well as incorporating accurate construction techniques. This lecture and slide show will focus on these components, solving the mystery of where to begin.

LEC #106 ... $22.00


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*Quilts pictured above:
top row: "California Chardonnay" by Jan Rashid, "Gathering Baskets" by Margret Strauchman, "Life Goes On" by Irene MacWilliam
bottom row: "Technique Rebellion II Redux" by Melody Johnson, "Cape Primrose" by Barbra Barrick McKie, "Breadfruit in Blue Hawaii" by Connie Ayers