Pacific International Quilt Festival 2005

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In 2005, PIQF featured a special exhibit of Scarlett's Celtic quilts. For the first time, almost all of her Celtic quilts were shown together!

Scarlett was thrilled to have been featured in this special exhibit at Pacific International.

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Scarlett had 14 quilts on display for the four days of the show.

Michiko Shima of Osaka, Japan, came to PIQF to see a collection of her Japanese quilts on exhibit. There were 14 quilts shown out of a collection of 20, with most made by Michiko and several made by Michiko's students. This same exhibit traveled to Denver, Colorado for the Denver National Quilt Festival the following year. They had their yearly exhibit earlier this year, in Osaka and Gifu, of quilts of all kinds, including some with Celtic knotwork.

On Saturday, Michiko dressed in a kimono for a book signing at PIQF. This is a picture of Michiko standing in front of one of her quilts, this one containing vintage fabrics that are around 100 years old.

Philomena Durcan, author of several Celtic quilt books, stopped by to say hello.

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Here are pictures of Celtic quilts that were entered in the competition or were part of other special exhibits.

Down Under Celtic Sampler by Nanette Griffiths of Australia

A close-up of some of the Celtic knotwork in Down Under Celtic Sampler.

Celtic Hearts & Whiskey Bites by Coreen Zerr of Canada

Dance of the Butterflies by Mariya Waters of Australia

A close-up of Dance of the Butterflies.

The Wedding quilt by Maxine Oliver of Yorktown Heights, NY

The Celtic knotwork in the last border is from Baskets: Celtic Style.

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Children of Lyr Myth by Stacy Hurt of Orange, CA

Quilt on a Grecian Urn by Zena Thorpe of Chatsworth, CA.

This is the Best of Show winner!

A close-up of Quilt on a Grecian Urn. This quilt is completely hand appliqued and hand quilted.

Golden Octagons by Chris Kleppe of Milwaukee, WI

A machine pieced design inspired by traditional Celtic interlace.

Rose Window by Nancy Neilson of New Zealand

A stained glass design that was made with gold lame bias tape.

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