April showers bring spring shows...here is a virtual bouquet of quilts !
Row 1, L-R: Fibre Arts at Ballarat 2011 (shown is a piece by Alison Withers; Apr14-20, Ballarat, Australia); Machine Quilting Expo (Ap 11-16, Rhode Island, US); Art Quilts and Poetry about Japanese Americans, La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum (Mar 30-Jun 26, Washington); Row 2: Quilt Art at 25, at the Quilt Museum and Gallery (shown is Lightstrike by Janet Twinn; until May 2, York, Yorkshire, UK). Layered Textures: New works by Carol Ann Waugh, Ice Cube Gallery (Apr 29 - May 21, Colorado); Orange Peel, New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest winners (shown is Orange Blossom Special by Robin Gausebeck; at The National Quilt Museum of the U.S. until Jun 5, Kentucky). More exhibits, U.S.: 43rd annual textiles exhibition, Olive Hyde Art Gallery (Apr 1-May 14, California); Celebrate! 20th Anniversary Exhibit, at the National Quilt Museum (Apr 7 to July 2011, Kentucky); Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers, International Quilt Study Center (Apr 8 – Oct 2, Nebraska); International Quilt Festival/ Cincinnati (Apr 8-10, Ohio) ; One Foot Square, Quilted and Bound, at the New England Quilt Museum (Apr14 to Jul 10, Massachusetts); 27th Annual AQS Quilt Show & Contest (Apr 27-30, Paducah, Kentucky); Denver National Quilt Festival VI (Apr 28-May 1, Colorado); The Beauty of Kaleidoscope Quilts, Virginia Quilt Museum (until May 14). Australia : Australasian Quilt Convention (Apr 14-17, Melbourne). Europe: 5th Prague Patchwork Meeting (Apr 1-3, Czech Republic); Six years of quilting, South Midlands Branch, Irish Patchwork Society (Apr 9-17, Ireland); Quilt Expo en Beaujolais (Apr 14 -17 , Graves sur Anse, France); European Art Quilt VI, Stadtmuseum und Stadtarchiv (Apr 16-Jun 30, Einbeck, Germany); Quiltmania, Pour l’Amour du Fil (Apr 27-30, Nantes, France).
Quilt shows, opportunity quilts, and auctions
Row 1, L-R: Kingwood Area Quilt Guild (Apr 15-16, Texas); Milltown Quilters (Apr 28-30, Maryland); African American Quilt Guild of Oakland (Apr 9, California). Row 2: Krazy Horse Quilters (Apr 30-May 1, Oregon); County Line Quilters (Apr 2-3, Massachusetts); Foothill Quilters Guild (Apr 9-10, California). Row 3: Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale (Apr 8-9, Kansas); Clark County Quilters (Apr 7-9, Washington); Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County (Apr 2-3, California). Row 4: West Houston Quilters Guild (Apr 8-9, Texas); 2011 Raffle, Santa Rosa Quilt Guild (Apr 21, California); Dixie Quilt Guild (Apr 22-23, Utah). More shows and festivals (US & Canada): 19th annual Sewing & Crafts Show (Apr 1-2, British Columbia, Canada); West Coast Mennonite Relief Sale and Auction (Apr 1-2, California); Colonial Quilt Lovers Guild, (Apr 1-2, North Carolina); Twin City Quilters Guild (Apr 2-3, New York); Quilt Extravaganza 2011, Smithtown Stitchers Quilt Guild (Apr 2-3, New York); Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit (Apr 8-9, Michigan); Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show (Apr 8-10, Virginia); The Best of the Valley Quilt Show (Apr 8-10, California); Piney Woods Quilt Festival (Apr 15-16, Texas); Bay Area Quilt Guild (Apr 15-16, TX); Chadron Festival of Quilts (Apr 15-17, New England); Umpqua Valley Quilters Guild (Apr 15-17, Oregon); Rutherford Quilt Guild (April 15-17, North Carolina); Piecemakers Quilt Club (Apr 15-17, Washington); Seabreeze Quilt Guild (Apr 16, New Hampshire); Northern Lights Quilt Guild (April 16 – 17, New Hampshire); Mason Dixon Quilt Show (Apr 21-22, Maryland); Mid-Valley Quilt Guild (April 21-23, Oregon); Sauder Village (Apr 26 – May 1, Ohio); Kalona Quilt Show and Sale (Apr 28 – 30, Iowa); Penn Oaks Quilters (Apr 29 – 30, Pennsylvania); Merrimack Valley Quilters’ Guild (Apr 29-30, NH); Associated Quilt Guilds of the Central Coast (Apr 30 - May 1, California); Heart & Hearth Quilt Show, Amador Valley Quilters (Apr 30-May 1, California); Flat-Iron Quilting Guild (Apr 30-May 1, Montana); Northern Star Quilters (Apr 30-May 1); Brampton Quilters Guild Show (Apr 30-May 1, Ontario, Canada).