the CQA collection: fantastic fabrics :: Okan Arts
the CQA collection: fantastic fabrics

the CQA collection: fantastic fabrics

By Patricia Belyea  

SEATTLE WA  The January meeting of Contemporary QuiltArt Association convened in one of the classrooms at Bellevue Art Museum. A bevy of grown women played around with colors and fabrics—silk screening, shibori dyeing, drawing with colored pencils, designing with stencils and paints sticks, and die cutting. The CQA Collection at StashFestIn one day CQA members, leading contemporary quilt artists in Washington state, created yards and yards of surface-designed cotton ready to inspire StashFesters. The CQA Collection at StashFestMembers also donated fabrics from their own stashes—eclectic, global, hand-dyed and more. Attached labels show the donors and provenances of the pieces—adding intrigue to the fabrics. The CQA Collection at StashFestThis week I visited the home of Patti Bleifuss where a work party was ironing, packaging and pricing hundreds of goodies for StashFest. The event, at the end of the month, supports La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. The CQA Collection at StashFest Last year, StashFesters were thrilled by CQA’s one-of-a-kind fabrics. Within two hours, on the first morning of StashFest 2013, 80% of CQA’s wares sold out!

StashFest :: One-of-a-Kind Fabrics and Designer Wearables
Sat, March 29  11-5  /  Sun, March 30  10-3  FREE

Preview Sale  Sat, March 29 10-11am  $12
Get first pick of everything!
Click here: to buy a Preview Sale ticket

La Conner Civic Garden Club
622 South Second Street, La Conner
Across the street from La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

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