Themed “Reflections,” the show will feature about 300 quilts created by the members of the Guild, along with special exhibits and events, challenge quilts, a vendor mall, the Bob Ross Cherrywood Challenge traveling exhibit, the Fort Vancouver Tapestry, a fashion show, and much more.
This year’s Featured Quilter is Mary Arnold, a lifelong stitcher, art quilter, and quilt teacher. She will teach a six-hour workshop on Beginning Machine Quilting. Learn the basics of machine quilting, including information on needles, threads, quilting patterns and more. Polish up your skills or learn new ones! Limited enrollment allows for social distancing. (Masks required.)
All Covid-19 recommendations in effect at the time of the show will be followed.
Doors open at 10 am.
$8 per day/$15 3-day pass
Free for children under 12
Parking $8 cash or card
Thurs. 10 – 5, Fri. & Sat. 10 - 4
Each slide displays for 9 seconds.
View this video by Lin Hill, our Quiltfest NW chairperson. Click on the Rewind symbol to return to the beginning of the video. Click on the Quiltfest Map button below to "enter" our show.
Watch the video below for help on navigating our Quiltfest virtual show. You can also read through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from the menu bar.
If you're ready to view the show, click on the photo or the link below to get to our Quiltfest Map, your entrance to each "aisle" of our show.
Open the PDF file below. In it you will find an alphabetical list of our quilters. Each quilt entry will have an Entry #, name and location that you can match to our Quiltfest Map. Just like at our real shows, you may have to “walk down the aisle” to find the gallery you’re looking for. You can scroll through the photos to find the name and # you are looking for.
Thank you for your talents and fine work. Your quilt are the stars of our show!
Lead by Quiltfest Northwest show chairpersons, Lin Hill and Terri Sasse, our advisory committee worked to plan a full walk-in April 2020 show, then due to the pandemic moved the walk-in show to November 2020, and finally had to design a virtual show. We want to thank these members, in addition to Lin and Terri – Deb Mason (Board Director), Arden Shelton, Nancy Pietzold, Dianne Kane, Wilma Scott, Karan Brooks, Bev Woodard, and Mary Dougherty. This group handles all the details, under the direction of the current quilt show co-chairs. We would like to give a shout out to Lin Hill who stepped up and took full responsibility after Terri Sasse moved to Colorado.
A virtual quilt show wouldn’t exist without pictures of quilts! Thank you to Sharry Olmstead, Bev Woodard, Karan Brooks, Jean Seale, Deb Mason, and Su Scott, who set up two “safe” photo studios and helped our members get photos of their beautiful quilts. These volunteers set up pole and drape backgrounds so each quilt could be presented at its best.
A big thanks to the team of Dennis and Deena Morgan, who created the data base for all entries, typed the stories to go with each quilt (almost 400 at 50 words each, equaling 20,000 words), and solved numerous programming problems for the guild. Again, the work these two dedicated members did can never be completely listed and we want to thank them for all that goes on in the background of computer expertise.
Again this year, Linda Pritchard will tally all the votes from our Viewers' Choice ballots. It's a bigger job this year with viewers able to vote through December 31.
Working with GoDaddy, Dianne Kane took on the huge job of creating a Quiltfest Northwest Website, and then developing a virtual quilt show format for our 2020 event. She did this from the ground up, learning as we gave her input for how we envisioned the virtual show to work. Dianne did the designing, organization, add-ons for maneuverability and voting, and entered/cropped/enhanced each individual quilt. A website and webcast have to be built in the shadows so viewers cannot watch all the steps (and there are hundreds) involved. It has to be designed in secret, tweaked in secret, corrected in secret and eventually loaded in secret. Then, voila! It goes public!
Thanks to Bev Woodard and Pat Rushford for gathering all the information for our Special Exhibits.
Pat Stephens and Daune Spritzer have done a marvelous job of getting the word out to both our guild and the public. Thank you to Wilma Scott for writing those E-Blasts. Special thanks to Billy Courtney for the design of our postcard and poster.
Special thanks to our Sponsors who stepped up this year to provide funding for the virtual show. Please, if you have reason to visit, call, or write these generous people, let them know how much you appreciate their help – for our show and our guild.
When a live, walk-in show is turned virtual, no one misses out like our vendors. These wonderful people rely on quilt show sales for their livelihood. That’s why we urge our viewers to visit our vendors online and those who have open shops and support them in this difficult time.
Thank you again to Lynn Czaban for taking care of the ordering and organizing of the ribbons for our quilt show winners.