Tuesday, February 18, 2014

PVQA Quilt Show This Weekend!

This is a shameless plug and total exploitation of my blog, but I HAVE to tell you about our Quilt Show this weekend. If you are anywhere on the Central Coast of California, you HAVE to come!

I may be biased, but I sincerely believe PVQA consistently puts on one of if not THE best guild quilt show on the Central Coast, or anywhere else I've been for that matter.

Quickly, the show runs Saturday Feb 22, 10 - 5:30, and Sunday Feb 23, 10 - 4  at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds,  2601 East Lake Avenue  Watsonville, CA 95076.  Scroll down further for more details.


This year our featured speaker is Rachel Clark, fiber artist renowned for her wearable art and jewelry. Go here and check her out. Rachel will also be hosting the Fashion Show, another popular event, on Saturday.

Always entertaining and informative, this year our Bed Turning will feature twelve quilts on loan from the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles! How cool is that? This event takes place several times during the weekend, times published in the program.

Bring your hubby, and if he gets tired he can retire to Man Land, a little corner set up like a den complete with recliners and sports magazines. Now tell me, what other quilt show has that?

Not to be missed is our Live Auction on Sunday, where approximately sixty pieces will be going on the block, auctioned by a real auctioneer, which makes this the most popular event of the weekend. An excellent chance to own a work of art, a piece of history!

We have a Quilt Appraiser, but you have to book an appointment which are going fast (call Ann Murphy 831-479-8777.)

The other most popular feature is our Bargain Garden, where we have all donated our unloved stuff, then buy everyone else's unloved stuff. Which ends up being a dollar a bag, at the end of the show. Many many fabulous quilts have been made with these discarded materials!

Below is the basic info as it runs in our press release. 

Pajaro Valley Quilt Association Quilt Show

"From Sea to Shining Sea - What America Means To Me"

February 22-23, Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
2601 East Lake Avenue  Watsonville, CA 95076

Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    •    Exhibiting over 400 quilts, dolls and wearables.
    •    Special exhibits include: Red and White quilts, Modern quilts,       
         Wearable Art, Pincushions, Totes, Bags and Dolls                              •    Featured Speaker: Rachel Clark Saturday 2:00
    •    Fashion Show - Saturday, 12:30
    •    Live Auction - Sunday 12:30
    •    Ongoing Demos
    •    Bed Turning  (see program for times)
    •    Over 40 vendors
    •    Flea Market  aka Bargain Garden
    •    Certified Quilt Appraiser

Ample Free Parking
Lunch and snacks available to purchase, provided by Eric's Deli

For more information, go to pvqa.org.

I hope to see you there!



  1. Sounds wonderful - sure wish Utah was closer to California - I'd be there in a heartbeat! Enjoy!

  2. Ahh.. why does it have to be so far from Washington? Sounds great though.:)