Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: October 3-5, 2014

International Quilt & Fiber Art Festival Comes to La Conner, WA, October 3-5

 

14th Annual Event for La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

 

Grasslands - Mary Washer, 1st Place Traditional Bed Quilt, 2013

 

La Conner, Washington - September 22, 2014 - The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum is hosting its 14th annual Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, October 3-5, in La Conner, WA. This Festival features an international exhibit of over 150 juried and judged traditional and art quilts, wearable art and fiber art pieces submitted from the US, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Held at Maple Hall and the La Conner Civic Garden Club, both locations within ½ block of the Museum (104 Commercial), the event includes specialty vendors, hands-on demonstrations, and a silent auction. The $10 admission fee includes entry into the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum.

 

This highly anticipated event brings almost 2,000 visitors to the historic waterfront town each year to see the exquisite traditional bed quilts on exhibit, as well as innovative fiber art creations.

 

“The surprise and excitement on the faces of the visitors when they first enter the exhibit is something I look forward to every year,” said Kathleen Kok, Museum Curator, “they are seeing artwork here that they don’t get to see every day.”

 

This year’s Festival has an added bonus. The Museum’s 9th Biennial Japanese Exhibit will be on display through the weekend. This exhibit fills up two floors of the museum with pieces from over twenty Japanese quilters. Many of the quilters traveled from Japan in July and brought the pieces with them.

 

Japanese Guest Curator, Miwako Kimura, states, “Quiltmaking is converting our wishes into tangible form through the use of our hands. It starts with pouring our wish and mind in the quilt for someone we care, for our own dreams, or for serving our society. We have learned the countless patterns and techniques for quilt making from your country, and at the same time, we are thrilled to practice the ‘heartfelt gift in every stitch’ tradition of quilt making.”

 

Founded in 1997, the Museum is housed in the historic Victorian Gaches Mansion, which completed a renovation in 2013. The Museum presents exhibitions and educational programs in fiber arts that enrich and inspire, honor cultural traditions past and present, and celebrate the creative spirit.

 

Hours:

Friday, October 3, 10am – 6pm
Saturday, October 4, 10am – 6pm
Sunday, October 5, 10am – 4:30pm

 

Tickets for the event are available online at www.laconnerquilts.org or at the door.

 

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More Than A Memory - Kathy McNeil; 2013 Best of Show

 

More Than A Memory - Kathy McNeil; 2013 Best of Show

 

Saturday Market Bags—Tina McCann, 1st Place Open Fiber Art, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Passes are available to members of the media. For passes or more information the media can contact the Amy Green at 360-466-4288 or email at amy@laconnerquilts.org.

 

Media Contact: Amy Green, Executive Director
Phone: 360-466-4288
Email: amy@laconnerquilts.org

Web: www.laconnerquilts.org

 

 Condensed Version  

 

Washington, La Conner, Event Date: October 3-5, 2014

The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum is hosting its 14th annual Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, October 3-5, in La Conner, WA. This Festival features an international exhibit of over 150 juried and judged traditional and art quilts, wearable art and fiber art pieces submitted from the US, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Held at Maple Hall and the La Conner Civic Garden Club, both locations within ½ block of the Museum (104 Commercial), the event includes specialty vendors, hands-on demonstrations, and a silent auction. The $10 admission fee includes entry into the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. This highly anticipated event brings almost 2,000 visitors to the historic waterfront town each year to see the exquisite traditional bed quilts on exhibit, as well as innovative fiber art creations. This year’s Festival has an added bonus. The Museum’s 9th Biennial Japanese Exhibit will be on display through the weekend. This exhibit fills up two floors of the museum with pieces from over twenty Japanese quilters. Many of the quilters traveled from Japan in July and brought the pieces with them. Hours: Friday, October 3, 10am – 6pm; Saturday, October 4, 10am – 6pm; Sunday, October 5, 10am – 4:30pm. Tickets for the event are available online at www.laconnerquilts.org or at the door.

 

 

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