We’ve come a long way in 18 years! Our first show was held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in 2001. The show catalog was black and white. We featured around 20 vendors, and maybe 100 quilts. But we had a strong vision, and the next year we moved to Portland Expo Center, where we remain to this day. Expo became larger and larger. Our show catalog added color. And we had room for classes!
Each year we strive to make our show the best ever. We now showcase over 500 quilts in a variety of exhibits! We invite vendors who we know will offer unique and different items. And we feature talented instructors who teach classes that explore the diversification of quiltmaking and other handcrafts. Our goal is to inspire and excite everyone who attends our show.
So don’t miss the 2018 NW Quilting Expo! Take a class from one of our many featured instructors: Jen Carleton Bailly, Libs Elliott, Rosemary Burris, Sujata Shah, Mathew Boudreaux, Ellie Lum, Pam Raby, Sheila Sinclair Snyder and Christina Cameli. Do some shopping. And take time to admire the quilts and special exhibits.
A huge thank you to our generous sponsors! Montavilla Sewing Centers (Platinum), SAVE Stores (Gold), Moda Fabrics (Silver), Maywood Studio, Cathy Erickson and Andover Fabrics.
—Geri Grasvik, Laura Dickson and Jim O’Donnell