Here's everything you'll need to know to plan your visit to September's Northwest Quilting Expo. For any questions not answered here, please email us.
Tickets to Northwest Quilting Expo are sold on the same basis as those for cultural performances, sporting events and other one-time events. Mark your calendar carefully since all admission and class tickets are non-refundable. Please send someone in your place if you are unable to attend.
The success of any large event relies on the good will of volunteers. Our greatest need for volunteers will be during show hours. Volunteers are needed all days. For each 4–6 hours worked, volunteers receive one free admission. Call Judy Hill at 503.648.2349 for more information about volunteering. (Ages 18+.)
COVID Safety Measures:
We will be following the guidelines for the state of Oregon COVID restrictions.
Will you be requiring testing to enter the venue?
Our answer is No. You could test negative and still be infectious. Wearing your mask, maintaining safe social distancing, and regular use of hand sanitizer are practical and effective deterents.
Will you be requiring proof of vaccination?
No, we will not require proof of vaccination. Instead, we are offering $2 off admission if you show your vaccination card when you purchase your ticket.
We are focusing on the prevention of spreading any infection. How?
We will be enforcing the state mask mandate. This includes enforcing wearing masks correctly. (Yes that means your nose is covered up.) Masks that are worn correctly work -- if they didn't doctors and nurses wouldn't wear them in surgery. Anyone not complying will be asked to leave the building.
Social distancing works. We have made booth spaces larger and are putting in space between each booth to allow for social distancing. Yes, this means fewer vendors, than in the past, but we are committed to keeping you safe. Aisles are wider. We will space out the quilts so you can still enjoy them, but with safe spacing.
We will provide hand sanitizer stations at the show. You can still touch the fabric- just make sure to use the sanitizer before you move on to another booth or exhibit. (No! you still can't touch the quilts)
The Expo venue for the show is 70,000 square feet. That is almost 1 and 1/2 football fields. We believe that by observing safety precautions and being courteous of others we will all be safe.