$25,000 in Prizes at Machine Quilters Expo – Kaffe Fassett in Wales

What quilter hasn’t dreamed of showing a quilt and winning a ribbon in a major quilt expo?  Well, sponsors for the Machine Quilters Expos are offering thousands of dollars in prizes and prize money to the best machine quilters at two expos to be held

2013 Pacific Northwest Quilt Festival Portland, Oregon October 9-12, 2013

2013 Pacific Northwest Quilt Festival
Portland, Oregon
October 9-12, 2013

in Portland, Oregon on October 9-12, 2013; and in Manchester, New Hampshire on April 9 – 12, 2014.  You’ll have to hustle to get your machine quilted entry into the Pacific Northwest competition – the deadline is August 20, 2013 for the October show.  But you can take a little more time to plan a new quilt for the April 2014 expo in Manchester, NH – the deadline for entering is

MQX Quilt Festival Manchester, New Hampshire April 9-12, 2014

MQX Quilt Festival
Manchester, New Hampshire
April 9-12, 2014

February 1, 2014.  Competition information is available on-line at the above links.  So, come on quilters …. dream big and go for the GU$TO!

I wish I was traveling to the United Kingdom so I could visit the 2013 Kaffe Fassett exhibition at The Welsh Quilt Center in Lampeter, Wales.  His quilts are juxtaposed with traditional Welsh quilts and the comments from visitors:  “Staggering!”

2013 Exhibition - Kaffe Fassett comes to Wales

2013 Exhibition – Kaffe Fassett comes to Wales

“Magnificent”  “Wow, wonderfully curated.”  “Amazing use of colour and patterns complementing the older quilts perfectly”.  Makes me want to jump on a plane and head across the Atlantic.

Traditional Welsh quilt

Traditional Welsh quilt

Who else but Fassett?

Who else but Fassett?

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