Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, are the last two days of Pacific International Quilt Festival.
Several of our members have won awards for their top-quality work. (I'm trying to get a complete list -- if you have won an award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the word PIQF in the subject line, and tell me the name of the quilt and the exact name of the award.)
In addition to hundreds of vendors offering fabric, patterns, gadgets, notions, even shoes and jewelry, there are at least a dozen special quilt exhibits: from a variety of foreign countries, on the topic of "Discovery", a fun set of quilts that exemplify "Vitamin Q" -- the invigorating quality of quiltmaking, New Quilts of Northern California, quilts featuring specific artists such as Janice Gunner, quilts based on tile patterns found in Bristol Cathedral (England), and more. Where else can you see a quilt entitled "Gorilla My Dreams" ?
Show hours are 10-6 Saturday, and 10-5 Sunday. If you pay for entry on Saturday, re-entry on Sunday is included. If you can only attend on Sunday, there's a special low price. Free parking.
-- Rachel Holmen