It’s almost time for the 2010 edition of International Quilt Festival/Long Beach
! The show, sale, and quiltmaking academy will feature close to 500 quilts, textile artworks, and wearable art garments on display; close to 100 classes, lectures, and special events; and shopping in more than 300 booths selling quilts, fabrics, patterns, notions, books, machines, sewing supplies, crafts, antiques, and gifts.
Within the event is Make It University
!™, a special area of the show floor featuring mixed-media, textile arts, paper, and fiber crafts. Developed in collaboration with Cloth Paper Scissors® magazine
and its editor Pokey Bolton, Make It University!™ includes teaching showcases, workshop projects, special exhibits, vendors, and Open Studios, where artists demonstrate right on the show floor.
July 23-25, 2010
Classes begin and Preview Night July 22
Tours offered July 21 and 26
Preview Night, July 22—5-9 p.m.
July 23-24—10 a.m.-7 p.m.
July 25—10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd. (Note: front entrance actually on Pine Ave.)
Long Beach, CA 90802
$8 seniors 65+ and students
$10 Preview Night ticket (no discount) includes on free additional day
Children 10 and under admitted free with a paying adult
$25 for a Full Show Pass
From the special exhibit “West Coast Wonders 2010.”
I do hope you get a chance to go to this fantastic show. If you do live out of the area, please keep in mind that the LAX airport is nearby, and that a great public bus transportation that drops you off a short distance from the show. You can come by car, airplane, bus, and even a boat (yes, that is how I went last year). Great show. Don’t miss it!