Sharon Pederson of Black Creek was a finalist in the Pacific West Quilt Show from Aug. 26 to 28 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center in Washington.
The piece titled Roses of Remembrance, will compete with 227 quilts and wearable art entries from the 18 U.S. states and Canadian provinces of the Pacific West region: Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, B.C., California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Northwest Territories, Oregon, Saskatchewan, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Yukon.
Over $25,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to winners in 10 categories.
Sharon is a six-time published author with Martingale and Company. She has travelled the world extensively, teaching and lecturing.
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 U.S. and Canada and, as of 2011, 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,” says 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.”
For more information, visit www.apwq.org.
— Pacific West Quilt Show