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California Quilters Exhibit at PIQF

California Quilters Exhibit at the
Pacific International Quilt Festival XXVI

The Pacific International Quilt Festival, to be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center October 12-15, 2017, will have an amazing collection of special exhibits from around the country and even from overseas. However, again this year, guilds and groups from California are taking part in PIQF’s 26th Anniversary Celebration in the best way they know how – by creating quilts. The Pacific International Quilt Festival is proud to include these special exhibitions.

 New Quilts of Northern California
This juried exhibit is an annual favorite at PIQF. View the work of Northern California’s most well-known and upcoming quilt makers. This amazing exhibition of recent works is presented by the Northern California Quilt Council and curated by NCQC Board members.

Crossings – Quilts on the Wall
Life is full of moments that suggest the concept of Crossings. Quilts on the Wall is presenting a juried exhibit with unique interpretations of the word Crossings.

Dyed in the Wool – San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Photo Oct 16, 8 47 55 PM

While the majority of quilt makers favor cotton fabric for their creations, many makers also appreciate wool for its unique qualities and colors. Visit SJMQT’s exhibit and see some wool beauties.



 Life’s a Challenge – Quilts by Gretchen Crozier
I struggled in school until I got my hands on fabric, then magic happened for me. The quilts I am showing in this exhibit were all made in response to various challenges.

Montana de Oro – Cutting Edge Fiber Arts Group
Montana de Oro - Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge Fiber Arts Group includes 15 artists in the San Luis Obispo area. Our exhibit is inspired by “Montana de Oro,” which translates from Spanish to “mountains of gold.”




Present Moment – Fibervision
How many times do we begin a project with a clear idea of how it will turn out? The works in this Fibervision exhibit represent pieces that began with a clear vision, those that began with a general notion of what they would become, and those that began with no idea of the end result.

A Thread Runs Through It – SAQA Northern California/Northern Nevada
Innovative, evocative, punchy, beautiful – art quilts today always contain the fundamental elements – threads, just as our ancestors’ quilts did. But, the art quilt is a special amalgam of other materials, new techniques, and magical ideas. SAQA showcases examples from their regional members.

Urban Graffiti – Quilts on the Wall
QOTW presents a juried exhibition depicting the varied ways graffiti is part of our everyday lives in the 21st century.

 Visual Color Challenge – Country Crossroads Quilters
This challenge asked members to look through a collection of images from old calendars and choose an image that was attractive to them. Fabrics that visually read like colors in the image were to be used to create a wall quilt.

Walk in the Park – Free Spirits Art Group
This exhibit, “Walk in the Park,” was created to honor the 100th birthday of San Diego’s elegant Balboa Park. Each artist has illustrated a well-known feature of the Park for you to enjoy. Curated by artist Susan Nikkel.

For complete Festival details, including workshop and lecture information, please visit www.quiltfest.com.

Founding Sponsor BERNINA of America/California Sewing & Vacuums; Major Annual Sponsor Brother/Meissner Sewing Centers; Major Sponsors Baby Lock/Gammill/ Meissner Sewing Centers, Husqvarna Viking/U.S. Sewing, and Janome/Ray’s Sewing Machine Center; Silver Sponsors Handi Quilter and Innova; and Special Exhibit Sponsor Nolting Manufacturing generously support the Pacific International Quilt Festival.