...... 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 Educators
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 Quilter.
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 her stencils.
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.
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.