Our Clark County Quilters are a very talented group of quilters. Our annual show is our way of showcasing our members and sharing their talents with our community. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be able to do an in-person show. Our Virtual Quiltfest is a way to demonstrate to our community the value of our members.
We're hoping all our members who submitted entries for our now-cancelled April show will provide photos of their quilts to be shown on this website, beginning November 12, 2020. The quilts will be displayed with other quilts in the same category and skill level.
We're adding a new category for those quilts that were created by our members during our shelter-in-place. Specific information about the category and instructions for registering these quilts will be provided soon.
See the attached files for information on taking and submitting photos of your already registered quilts. Also below is an alphabetical listing by member name so you can verify the quilts that you have entered in our show.
This category is for quilts completed between March 2020 and September 30, 2020.
Since March 2020 most of us have been on “lockdown” or limited lockdown. Many regular quilt projects got put on hold as we adapted to our new normal. Then, like all faithful quilters, we either picked up where we left off, or decided to do some of the many “Pandemic” quilt projects.
Some may have created quilts representing the many events of the past several months. For example, did you stockpile toilet paper? Follow the ups and downs of the stock market? March in the Black Lives Matter protests? Zoom with family, friends, and doctors? Go crazy decluttering your house? Attend virtual meetings? Immerse yourself in online classes? Homeschool?
Some of you may have lost a friend or loved one to COVID-19, and created a quilt in memory. Has the new normal been a test of your patience? Not everyone has emerged unchanged.
This category gives all of us an opportunity to speak up and speak out through our quilts.
The entry form for this new category is above.
Many thanks to Anna and G for visiting our 2019 Quiltfest Northwest and sharing this wonderful video of our show.
QUILTFEST NORTHWEST 2020 Will Be a Virtual Event
Who could have predicted a Pandemic that would change the face of our nation?
The CCQ Quilt Show Advisory Committee (QSAC) has made a difficult decision. Our Quiltfest NW 2020 will not be taking place at the Event Center Exhibit Hall, as in the past years. Restrictions are just too severe. Our beautiful show has been preempted by a microscopic airborne soft-spoken virus that carries a big stick.
Our Virtual Quiltfest Northwest 2020 will debut at the November 12, Clark County Quilters General Virtual Meeting. Mark your calendars because it will be a show made for our members, highlighting their creations.
Many local and national quilt shows, festivals, markets, and exhibitions have been cancelled across the country – some opting for Virtual Events to keep our lovely quilts on display.
We know you will have many, many questions. More information will be shared over the next few weeks. The QSAC members are sorry. We mentioned severe restrictions and will list a few by borrowing from the Houston’s International Quilt Festival and Market statement explaining their cancellation:
“More than you can imagine! Masks to get in and stay in; temperature checks; guards to enforce social distancing; restroom restrictions including only two at a time and hospital-grade cleaning between users” (can you imagine the lines?) And that concerns mostly the visitors. What about the workers? What about Set-up and Take-down? What about our volunteers?
We waited, we hoped, we prayed, we signed contracts (years in advance) – but we came up against an opponent we could not beat in traditional ways. So, we chose an alternative many have used before us. We will quilt. We will meet. We will share. We will have our quilt show - VIRTUALLY!"