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Clinton resident makes regional quilt competition

Laurie Weiner’s quilt “Tournesol” will compete among more than 250 entries in 10 categories at the Pacific West Quilt Show competition to be presented Aug. 26-28 in Tacoma. - Michael Stadler photo
Laurie Weiner’s quilt “Tournesol” will compete among more than 250 entries in 10 categories at the Pacific West Quilt Show competition to be presented Aug. 26-28 in Tacoma.
— image credit: Michael Stadler photo

Laurie Weiner of Clinton is a finalist in the Pacific West Quilt Show, coming Aug. 26-28 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.

Her quilted piece titled “Tournesol” will compete with 227 quilts and wearable-art entries from 18 states and Canadian provinces. More than $25,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to winners in 10 categories.

The producing organization of the contest, the nonprofit Association of Pacific West Quilters (APWQ), was founded in 1992. The association is dedicated to promoting the art of quiltmaking throughout the Western United States and Canada, and will present 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,” said Peggy Sperry, APWQ president.

“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,” Sperry added.

The Pacific West Quilt Show is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, visit the website at www.apwq.org.

 

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