This press release was given to me to use so I am releasing it now. I am very excited about this. This quilt is the one going to Vietnam and is shown in the blog.
Portland Resident is a Finalist in Regional Quilt Competition
Shirley MacGregor of Portland, OR is a finalist in the Pacific West Quilt Show to be presented August 26-28, 2011, at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Tacoma, Washington. The piece titled Paradigm Shift, will compete with 227 quilts and wearable art entries from the 18 US states and Canadian provinces of the Pacific West region: Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, The Northwest Territories, Oregon, Saskatchewan, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Yukon. Over $25,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to winners in ten categories.
The producing organization of this contest, the Association of Pacific West Quilters (APWQ), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1992. APWQ is dedicated to promoting the art of quiltmaking throughout the Western US and Canada and, as of 2011, will be presenting this juried and judged quilt exhibition on an annual basis. “We are extremely pleased with the very high standard of the quilts being created in traditional and innovative styles,” says Peggy Sperry, APWQ president. She adds, “From a field of more than 430 entries, 227 were selected. The 2011 Pacific West Quilt Show will be an outstanding exhibition of quilts from our region.”
The Pacific West Quilt Show is open to the public from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. For more information, please visit the website at www.apwq.org.