Friday, August 9, 2013

Quilt! Knit! Stitch!

I am postponing the GiveAway sponsored by BJ's Quilt Basket till Monday because I have spectacular news!!!  I have already got my calendar blocked out to be in Portland August 14-16th 2014!!!  See ya back here on Monday!
Viva Quilt by Noriko Nozawa

Quilt! Knit! Stitch! to make debut in Portland
Quilts, Inc. announces new show for 2014

HOUSTON – May 22, 2013 – International Quilt Festival presents Quilt! Knit! Stitch!

The new annual show will debut August 14-16, 2014 (with Preview Night August 13) at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.  Quilts, Inc., produces several editions of International Quilt Festival around the country, but the addition of Quilt! Knit! Stitch! recognizes the diversity of needle arts practitioners in the Pacific Northwest.

Quilt! Knit! Stitch! will feature exhibitor booths, quilts and fabric art on display, and many educational opportunities on the show floor.  But what will set it apart from the International Quilt Festivals currently held in Cincinnati, Chicago, Long Beach, and Houston will be a great emphasis across the board on needlearts like knitting, embroidery, crocheting, cross-stitch, tatting, and sewing.

“We’ve seen a large and growing interest in these areas at our shows. And many artists – often younger than our traditional demographic – are experimenting with them. At the same time, they are either dipping their feet into quilting or starting to learn how to quilt,” notes Karey Bresenhan, Founder and Director Emeritus of Festival.

“As a company, we are excited to take on this new challenge in producing Quilt! Knit! Stitch!” Bresenhan sums up. “And we are looking forward to producing a knockout experience for our attendees!"