International Quilt Festival Long Beach

The 2nd International Quilt Show Long Beach is soon approaching. If you haven’t yet made plans to attend this show, there is still time. You can come by plane, boat, car, bus, or train, but do attend this wonderful show. It is the largest International quilt show on the West Coast.

There will be more than 1,000 beautiful quilts, textiles and wearable art will be displayed.

Indian Starburst by Judy Morton.
From the special exhibit “In the American Tradition VII”

Date Night at the Drive In (23” x 30”) by Sherry Davis Kleinman
From the special exhibit “The Silver Screen II”.

Renewal- After the Fire by Joann Sarachman
From the special exhibit “West Coast Wonders II”.

Splendor of the grass by Melinda Bula.
From the special exhibit “Celebrate Spring! 2009.”

Family Flowers by Janice Faulk.
From the special exhibit “Country Living Classics.”
Sponsored by Country Living magazine and International Quilt Festival.

Cinda’s Circles by Karen Pharr.
From the special exhibit “In Full Bloom V: Floral Quilts
in Memory of Helen Pearce O’Bryant.”

Threshers by Inge Mardal and Steen Hougs.
From the special exhibit “The Festival Gallery of Quilt Art: Town and Country.”

A Few of My Favorite Things (36” x 48”) by Kathy York.
From the special exhibit “Pacific Coast Fiber Artists & Friends Present ‘Edges.’.”

There will be over 450 fantastic vendor booths.

There are more than 100 classes with many that still have openings for you to participate!

Within the event is Make It University! ™, a mixed-media pavilion featuring the arts of scrapbooking, rubber stamping, fiber art and paper crafts, textile arts, and more. Developed in collaboration with Cloth Paper Scissors® magazine and its editor Pokey Bolton, Make It University! ™ includes teaching showcases, workshop projects, vendors, Open Studios, and special exhibits.

Clearly, you won’t want to miss this show. No matter how you can get there, you have got to come. Personally, I’ll be coming by a boat and can’t wait to get to this exciting show!

This show will be held July 24-26, 2009, with classes beginning July 23rd. Preview Night, Thursday, July 23, 5-9 p.m. Friday & Saturday, July 25 & 26, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All event activities will be located at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center: 300 Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802 (front entrance on Pine Ave.)

Fees are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors 65+ and students, $10 Preview Night ticket (no discount) includes one free additional day. And children 10 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. There is even a full show pass for only $25.

For more information on this show:
Call – 713-781-6864
Fax – 713-781-8182
E-mail –

Or snail mail to:
International Quilt Festival/Long Beach
7660 Woodway, Suite 550
Houston, TX 77063, USA


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