Tillamook Quilt and Fiber Art Show

Home again after the Tillamook Quilt and Fiber Art Show; and a lovely show it was. While in Tillamook, I stayed with my friend and professional colleague Arlene Sachitano¬† who writes delightful mystery stories nestled in quilts. She has a brand new book out set in her usual venue with the quilt group making quilts for an animal shelter. I also got a spoiler on the book she is currently working on but mum’s the word – I’m not telling.

At the show my quilts and lectures were well received but the highlight of the show for me were the other quilts and the various demos. I stopped by the American Heros Quilts booth and made a block to be included in a quilt for a wounded soldier (my son Jesse was a recipient of one such quilt), I bought some honey from a local vendor and watched the other fiber demos. I was particularly taken with the rug hooking display. There was a small collection up at the show and an even larger and more impressive display up at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center; this display of gorgeous handmade rugs will run through the month of June and is well worth a trip to Tillamook to see.

Tillamook Quilts #1
Quilt display at the show - note the 'Postage Stamp' quilt on the right - this is a contemporary quilt, not an antique.
Tillamook Quilts #2
More quilts on display.
My Quilts
This was my corner of the room. The show theme was 'Tidal Treasures' so I focused on my quilts with an ocean theme.
In addition to ocean themed quilts, I decided to show a panel of the various Molas I have made.
American Heros Quilts
A hands-on project to make blocks for quilts destined to be presented to wounded soldiers. Many guilds participate in making quilts for our returning troops
Other displays included a variety of fiber demos such as weaving
The Hookers
The Rug Hookers guild also had a lovely display and gave daily demos.
Hooked Rug #1
Detail of a rug hooking demonstration, isn't it lovely?
Hooked Rug #2
More rug hooking - a lot of meticulous work goes into making these rugs.

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