Traveling Exhibits

APWQ’s traveling exhibits serve as both fund­raisers for the organization and as a realization of our mission—to promote the art of quilt­making in our region and beyond. Since their inception in 1996, these collections have traveled the country and through the generosity of the quiltmakers as donors of their works, have raised more than $135,000 at auction.

Carol Tracy Mitchell

“Tres Tulips” Ode to Ricky Tims
by Carol Tracy Mitchell
Living Colour Exhibit

The Association of Pacific West Quilters is pleased to present our seventh traveling exhibit. This exhibit highlights the imaginative potential of the quilt as an art medium, using the expression “Living Colour” as inspiration. Quilters used an intriguing mix of images, techniques and styles from traditional to contemporary in their interpretation of the theme. The quilts have spent the last three years traveling the country, showcasing the talents of quiltmakers from our region.
Important Note: Living Colour will be displayed at the 2011 Pacific West Quilt Show. An online auction of these quilts is being planned. More information will be announced when the plans are finalized.

To see the exhibit click here - Living Colour Traveling Exhibit

Over thirty APWQ members have been invited to create in fabric, their interpretation of the phrase Spirit of the West. These quilts will become APWQ’s eighth traveling exhibit, and will debut at the 2011 Pacific West Quilt Show.  They were given this as a guideline for their creations: We live in a marvelous part of the world, full of diversity in folklore, history, and natural wonders. Let your imagination soar and create a quilt that speaks of the West from Alaska to New Mexico, Saskatchewan to Hawaii, and all points in between. Feel free to mix images, techniques and styles from traditional to contemporary. Individual expression and construction techniques of unlimited variety are encouraged. After its debut, the “Spirit of the West” exhibit will travel to major quilt shows and museums. For information on booking this exhibit email: or by phone at 253-788-6155. This project is coordinated by Peggy Sperry.

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