Creston quilters are finalists in Washington show

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Creston residents Brigitte Langevin and Donna Krane are finalists in the Pacific West Quilt Show to be presented Aug. 26-28, 2011, at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center in Tacoma, Wash.

Langevin’s piece, Poppies for Gerard, and Krane’s piece, The Bringer of Light and Fire, will compete with 227 quilts and wearable art entries from the 18 U.S. states and Canadian provinces: Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, the Northwest Territories, Oregon, Saskatchewan, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and the Yukon. Over $25,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to winners in 10 categories.

The producing organization of this contest, the Association of Pacific West Quilters (APWQ), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1992. APWQ is dedicated to promoting the art of quiltmaking throughout the western U.S. and Canada and, as of 2011, will be presenting this juried and judged quilt exhibition on an annual basis.

“We are extremely pleased with the very high standard of the quilts being created in traditional and innovative styles,” says APWQ president Peggy Sperry. “From a field of more than 430 entries, 227 were selected. The 2011 Pacific West Quilt Show will be an outstanding exhibition of quilts from our region.”

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