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PNQE Competition Countdown

Quilt Entry Competition Deadline: August 14, 2017

There are just 4 days left to submit your entry to the 2016 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza quilt competition, Not Fade Away:  While the art of quilting continues to grow in popularity, it is also up to us to keep it growing and vibrant! How were the skills and love of quilting passed on to you? How will you pass it on so that this art form will Not Fade Away?

*Modern Quilt Theme Interpretation
Mid-Century Mod emphasizes the look and feel of mid-20th century design. Artists are asked to draw inspiration from this period, reflecting their own exposures or from the work of artists such as Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Victor Vasarely, Frank Stella, etc.

 To enter, please click:  Enter Online or  Print an Entry Form. Jury results will be mailed to all entrants by August 24, 2016.

From the 2016 PNQE Competition:
Emma in the Looking Glass by Lenore Crawford
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIQF Fashion Show: For the Love of Color

Artistic Innovation with For the Love of Color – 2017
Pacific International Quilt Festival Fashion Show

The Pacific International Quilt Festival XXVI held at the Santa Clara Convention Center October 12-15, 2017, is the Center of It All for Quilt, Wearable & Textile Art. In addition to the over 800 quilts and works of wearable art displayed on the floor of the show, on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 pm the catwalk will come alive with the always popular PIQF Fashion Show. Karen D. Boutte will organize and moderate this year’s fashion showcase, For the Love of Color – 2017. Let the “Quilt Diva” entertain you and the unique and beautiful clothes inspire you. The show is for everyone who enjoys fun, flair and fashionable wearable art.

Finale of the PIQF XX Fashion Show
PIQF XX FashionShow
Your Fashion Show Ticket is Complimentary with PIQF Pre-registration. If you would like to purchase a fashion show ticket at PIQF, the cost is $22, or with a student ID pay what you want. Fashion show tickets are subject to availability.

Nothing short of spectacular, the fashion show will introduce fresh looks and is all about you! For the Love of Color – 2017 features a challenge issued by Rachel Clark and Karen Boutte. Wearable artists from around the globe have created garments based on a color they selected from the box of 64 Crayola® crayons. In addition, there will be a few surprise garments for your viewing pleasure. Join the Diva for an evening of color, chichi and class.

Quilters from across the country don’t call Karen D. Boutte the KarenB“Quilt Diva” for nothing. Karen is a nationally known instructor, lecturer, author and designer. She started sewing as a child and quilting intrigued her since she saw a Cathedral Window quilt made by her Great Aunt Nora. Karen was in awe of the beautiful artwork and soon joined a local quilt guild. By the time she retired from her first career, Karen had developed her skills and expertise in quilting so much that she soon decided to become a full-time quilt instructor. “There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student having fun discovering their creativity with fabric and thread,” Karen stated.

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.

 

 

 

Book Your Stay for PIQF

Make your PIQF hotel reservation NOW! We recommend that you make yours EARLY!

Pacific International Quilt Festival XXVI
October 12-15, 2017
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, California

Official lodging for PIQF includes an attached hotel, one hotel directly across the street from the Convention Center and four other hotels within a short drive. To be certain of guaranteeing these rates, make your reservations as soon as possible and identify yourself as being affiliated with the Pacific International Quilt Festival. Please note, not all hotels provide shuttle service.

HOST HOTEL
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA  95054
This fourteen-story, modern hotel which is attached to the Convention Center, has a heated pool, Jacuzzi, two excellent restaurants, attractive bar, on-site exercise facilities, and guest privileges at the adjacent Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club. Special rates of $174.00* + tax single, double or triple have been arranged for event participants and guests.  The group rate reservation deadline is September 25, 2017. Roll-a-ways, extra. For reservations call (800) 233-1234 and mention the Pacific International Quilt Festival OR Make Your Reservations Online.

 

OTHER OFFICIAL PIQF HOTELS
Hilton Santa Clara
4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA  95054
This walking distance hotel, located directly across the street from the Convention Center, offers beautifully appointed guest rooms, heated outdoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, full service restaurant plus a bar and lounge. A group rate of $169.00* + tax single or double  has been arranged for event participants and guests. The group rate reservation deadline is September 8, 2017. Call (408) 330-0001, push 1 for reservations, or visit hilton.com. Please use Group Code QLT17.

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054
Located 1 mile away from the Convention Center, the Marriott offers an on-site restaurant, sports bar, coffee shop, outdoor pool, fitness center, whirlpool, sauna, and tennis courts. There is no shuttle service from this hotel to the convention center. A group rate of $139.00* + tax single or double has been arranged for event participants and guests. The group rate reservation deadline is September 21, 2017. Note: Very limited availability, Wednesday, October 11. Call (800) 228-9290 for reservations or visit marriott.com and enter group code PIFPIFA.

Avatar Hotel
4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA  95054
The Avatar is located a mile from the Convention Center and features king rooms with a small living area and  sleeper sofa. Guests receive a 10% discount at the on-property I-Hop restaurant. A group rate of $155.00* plus tax, single or double, has been arranged for event participants and guests. The group rate reservation deadline is September 8, 2017. Call (408) 235-8900 for reservations or reserve online.

Biltmore Hotel & Suites
2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA  95054
Located about a mile from the Convention Center, the Biltmore offers stylish accommodations with luxury amenities. Choose between Garden Rooms or Tower Suites. Complimentary American breakfast buffet (gratuity not included) and shuttle to the Convention Center. A group rate of $129.00 + tax single or double, Garden Room; or $179.00 + tax single or double, Tower Suite has been arranged for event participants and guests. The group reservation deadline is September 24, 2017. Please call (800) 255-9925 for reservations and mention Pacific International Quilt Festival.

Embassy Suites–Santa Clara
2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
This all suites hotel is just off the Highway 101-Great America exit, a 10-minute drive from the Convention Center, and features a full service café, indoor pool and fitness center. Complimentary breakfast served daily. A group rate starting at $204 + tax for a king suite or double suite has been arranged for event participants. Group rate reservation deadline is September 15, 2017. Call (408) 496-6400 or (800) 362-2779 for reservations. Please mention Pacific International Quilt Festival to receive the group rate.

Aloft Santa Clara
510 America Center Court, San Jose, CA 95002
Aloft Santa Clara offers a convenient location in the heart of Silicon Valley. Pop over to California’s Great America amusement park, be entertained Levi’s Stadium, and take care of business at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Our vibrant social scene and stylish, urban-inspired design allow you to stay & play in one of northern California’s best neighborhoods. A group rate of $229 (Wednesday evening only) and $129 (Thursday thru Sunday), single or double, has been arranged for event particpants. Group rate reservation deadline is September 7, 2017. Call (408) 263-3900 or reserve online.

*All room rates are currently  plus 11.55% tax
& $1 District Improvement Fee.

Quilt Judging Seminar at PIQF

The Santa Clara Convention Center, in the San Francisco Bay area, JS201will house the most intriguing and culturally unique quilting art event in the world from October 12 to October 15 – the Pacific International Quilt Festival. This four-day event is packed with fun-filled activities and an extensive merchants mall. Also included are juried and judged competitions featuring hundreds of quilts and works of wearable art plus educational seminars and lectures. Included for 2017 is the NACQJ Two Day Introduction to Judging Seminar presented by NACQJ certified judge Pat Harrison on October 12-13.

 Whether you are a quilt maker or a quilt professional interested in perfecting skills and knowledge, or someone interested in becoming a quilt judge, this seminar – limited to just 12 students – is for you! You will learn about the judge’s role, design principles & elements, color, quilting design, and the judging of clothing in addition to participating in activities on evaluating design and workmanship. You will learn judging terminology and practice judging through hands-on judging exercises.

Pat will also teach a full day workshop on Saturday, October 14 – Easy Peasey Circles. In this class you will practice your design and color skills as you create a visual path of circles on your quilt top.

Pat Harrison who is a longarm quilter, lecture and workshoppresenter, quilt designer, and a quilt judge certified by the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges, will be traveling to Santa Clara from Rhode Island. She has been long arming since 1999; has won numerous regional, national, and international awards. Her articles, quilt designs, and quilting have also been published in books, magazines and been on television and published on a DVD.

Lecturing, teaching, and judging give Pat the opportunity to share her knowledge of all aspects of the quilt making process, from design through construction to the joy of a finished project. She strives to encourage quilters to succeed wherever they are on their journey as quilters. She especially enjoys encouraging quilters of all levels to try new techniques, color combinations, etc… It’s all fun, which is exactly what quilting should be!

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.