New Quilts of Northern California 2018
~Pacific International Quilt Festival~

New Quilts of Northern California is accepting entries for an exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF), held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on October 11-14, 2018. Exhibit entries are limited to residents of Northern California only.

Quilts entered in this exhibit may also be entered in PIQF quilt contest for judging, but a separate entry form for PIQF is required. It can be found online at: or obtained by writing to: Mancuso Show Management, PO Box 667, New Hope, PA 18938

This exhibit will be juried to a maximum of 70 quilts. Medium-sized quilts show the best. Quilts longer than 90 inches will hit the floor. We would like quilts that are new and have not been widely shown – your latest work! No Kit Quilts will be accepted.

Click here for more information and the entry form.

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SAQA Art Quilts Come to Turlock’s Carnegie in April    

Where:  The Carnegie Arts Center, 250 North Broadway, Turlock, CA.

When:  April 4 through May 27

What:  A major quilt exhibition by the members of the Northern California/ Northern Nevada and Southern California/ Southern Nevada regions of Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) is coming to Turlock’s Carnegie Arts Center! This will be the first all-fiber exhibit at the Carnegie since it reopened with Yvonne Porcella’s one woman show four years ago. 

Sixty-six art quilts will be featured, including 64 juried wall quilt entries and one each by co-curators Sue Siefkin and Laura Bisagna of Northern and Southern California, respectively. The show also includes free standing three dimensional works in fabric.

Special events will include the free artists’ reception on April 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided.

On Mother’s Day, May 13, an afternoon gallery talk featuring several of the exhibiting artists will take place followed by a tea. Arts and crafts, including fabric art items, will be offered for sale. Makers may reserve a table to display and sell their wares for $25; the gallery will not take any commission on sales of the arts and crafts items.

A full color 70 page catalog of the show will be available for purchase for $20 in the gallery gift shop along with other fabric art.

The show will be in the main gallery; admission is $5, free on the first Friday of each month.  The Carnegie is open Wednesday through Sunday. The gallery website is Contact the gallery by phone at (209) 632-5761.

For more information, contact: Sue Siefkin  (209) 526-5602

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Vintage Quilt and Fashion  Exhibit: 

"The Art of Piece Making"

Where:  Folsom History Museum, ​823 Sutter St., ​Folsom CA

When:  January 20 - April 22, 2018; Tuesday-Sunday 11am-4pm

What:  Fifty quilts are on display, including a special exhibit of pre-Civil War quilts, rarely seen on the West Coast. There is an admission fee to the museum, which includes this special quilt exhibit.  Docent-led tours are available by reservation.

Bring your mini-group to do hand work among the appointment.  The museum's gift shop will be filled with fabric, notions, quilts, books, magazines, and quilt items.

For more information:  Phone 916-985-2702 for more information or to request a docent-led tour. 


And Still We Rise:  Race, Culture and Visual Conversations

Take a journey through 400 years of U.S. History on 67 quilts by the Women of Color Quilters Network.

Where:  California Museum, Archives Plaza, 1020 O Street, Sacramento

When:  February 6 - May 27, 2018

What:  Through hand-crafted story quilts, "And Still We Rise:  Race, Culture and Visual Conversations" chronicles 67 significant events that have transformed social justice for African Americans.

A visual exploration of history from the 17th to 21st centuries, the exhiition reveals the triumph of the human spirit, inspiring visitors to reflect on 400 years of African American history to commemorate Black History Month at the California Museum.

Curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, this national traveling exhibition showcases the diversity of techniques and textiles used in quilting and its enduring appeal as folk art and as a form of storytelling.

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