Resident is a finalist in regional quilt competition

Jun 06, 2012

Lorraine Jones, of Mukilteo, is a finalist in the Pacific West Quilt Show to be presented Aug. 24-26 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center in Tacoma.

The piece titled “Glacier Star, Asian Theme” will compete with 200 quilts entries from 18 United States and Canadian provinces of the Pacific West region: Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, The Northwest Territories, Oregon, Saskatchewan, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Yukon.

Over $25,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to winners in 10 categories.

The contest is presented by the non-profit organization Association of Pacific West Quilters (APWQ), founded in 1992. APWQ is dedicated to promoting the art of quiltmaking throughout the western United States and Canada, and plan to 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,” APWQ President Gene Barker said.

“From a field of more than 280 entries, 200 were selected,” he said. “The 2012 Pacific West Quilt Show will be an outstanding exhibition of quilts from our region.”

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, please visit the website at

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