...... where Quilters & Stitchers get inspired!
State Fair Park
3001 General Pershing Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
(enter through Gate #5 off May Drive) - FREE Parking - Directions
The Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show is in it's 14th year, featuring an exciting Vendor Mall filled with products and services offered by exhibitors from across town and from across the United States. NO NEED to drive around using up gas looking for the Quilting, Embroidery, Sewing & Needle Arts Stores, HERE you will find the favorite consumer stores all in ONE place.
Be inspired by 100's of quilts on display | Register to WIN Daily prizes and giveaways.
Special Guest Educator
Designs with Lines
Pam Clarke has been quilting since the late 1960s and sewing
for over 46 years. She lives in Spokane WA and grew up in Sacramento
CA. Pam has been machine quilting and teaching machine quilting,
piecing and applique’ classes since 1988. She is the owner of
Home Stitches a professional machine quilting business that
was started in 1988. Her work can be seen in several published
magazines and books. She has quilted for Debbie Mumm, K-P Kids,
Fiber Mosaics, Mary Lou and Company, Fabric Sales, Kaufman,
Bernantix, Retta Weirheim and Martingale. To this date, she
has quilted over 8,000 quilts and has made several hundred.
Pam has appeared on Quilt Central and with Linda Taylor for
PBS, Quilt It and as a guest on Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson.
She has also been featured in Fons and Porter as a Celebrity
Pam is an international instructor, including IMQS, Innovations, Machines in Motion, The Home Machine Quilting & Sewing Show, IMQX in NH, International Quilt Festival in Houston and several local shows in the Northwest.
Her favorite type of quilting is applique’ mixed with simple piecing with a scrappy look that has won her numerous ribbons across the USA.
“Designs with Lines” is another business
that was started by Pam Clarke in 1998. This technique was designed
to help speed up the quilting process by using simple lines
as a guide to create individual designs. Pam has been creating
her own stencils for several years, and this technique is used
for the home machine quilter or the Longarm machine quilter.
She has available 9 videos From Beginning to the Advanced Machine
quilter, along with Sketchbooks full of ideas to go along with
In February 2007, she published “Quilting Inside the Lines” with Golden Threads and AQS. In 2010, she has joined the Gammill quilting team as one of their celebrity quilters.
Don’t miss Pam’s
Special Quilt Exhibit: A Modern Experience with Orphan Blocks
I love working with leftover or Orphan blocks from previous projects or one's that I've collected through the years; whether using current fabrics or vintage. As you will notice in this display, I will take and use the whole block or cut them up into small sections. I add current fabrics, usually solids colors around the blocks to make into table runners, wall-quilts or bed size quilts; as you'll notice almost anything goes.
What makes these quilts is the machine quilting through the quilt top. I've been Longarm quilting since 1988 and have finished over 8,000 quilt tops professionally. All of my work is hand-guided using my Gammill Vision 26. I will sometimes use a ruler for diagonal quilting and my Designs with Lines stencils to help keep my background designs evenly spaced. I usually use a cotton batting with a polyester batting on top of the cotton batting to give the quilt more loft. I do use chalk to mark and a washable marker. After the quilt is finished with binding. I then wash my quilt and block it dry.
If you would like to know more about using up those left-over
blocks, sign up for Pam’s semi hands-on class on Modern quilts.
and soon you will be creating your own Modern Quilt.
QUILT Give-Away Builds Homes for Foster Children
Sponsored by Judy Howard of Buckboard Antique Quilts
For more information on how you can help, http://www.buckboardantiquequilts.com
The OKC Winter Quilt Show features a Quilt Giveaway to provide homes for foster children through the Pepper Ranch Foster Care Community.
Judy Howard will be signing and giving away for a $20 donation her newest of six books, Quirky to Modern Art Quilts—Hippie at Heart. It’s the perfect book to inspire the free-spirited Hippie in all of us and shows that what was old is new again. Quilters from the 1800s through today have aimed at changing the world by leaving a legacy of creative kindness, love and story that only quilts can provide. As artists we desire to express beauty, love, thoughts, religious and political beliefs through our quilting—to paint our story, capture our memories and dreams with needle and thread. We want to stretch the boundaries and not be judged by the quilt police—be liberated rebel quilters. We’ve got to be free.
by Pam Clarke
Have your quilts appraised while at the show.
Quilt appraisals may be scheduled for both contemporary and antique quilts. Walk-in appraisals will be available only if there are times that are still available at the time of the show. The quilt appraisal fee is $45 per quilt, and is paid directly to Carol Elmore at the time of the appraisal.
Advance appointments may be scheduled by contacting Carol by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a preference of an appraisal day and Carol will assign a time for you.